Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Top Songs 2013 (so far..)

Just Give Me A Reason - P!nk Ft Nate Ruess

So, I think that the song talks about a couple whose flame is gone out of their relationship. They feel like they don't love each other as much as they used to, and they're still together, only because they feel like they're obliged to.

The female perspective in the song (P!nk, obviously) is bored and is reminiscing about how she first fell in love with her husband (sung by Nate Ruess). She wants to believe that they're still as in love as they used to be, but can't bring herself to say it, and isn't sure about how her partner feels about it..

The male perspective is completely oblivious to what his wife's feelings and is surprised that she feels that way, because he thought that everything was going well between them. He soon realizes that she's right and he too, wants them to go back to the way they used to be. However, he's much more laid-back and thinks that it'll be easy but his partner wants him to put more effort into their marriage.

In the end, they manage to give each other a reason to still be happily together :) This song is amazing.

Mirrors - Justin Timberlake


 One of the most genuine, generous musician's out there. I mean which artist out there now writes songs about their grandparents (or wife). Everything is just about sex nowdays. Justin is a timeless classic...

 I'm in love with this song in particular. His explanation for why he wrote it is SO true. Its the difference between an adult relationship and a young relationship. Young lovers think that they'll always love someone no matter what... but in a real adult relationship, we know that the commitment is only strong if the other person is willing to not just walk through life's path, but to create their own path as well. You don't ever want to feel held back by someone. It only brings bitterness.

It’s totally bizarre, and it totally works–moving, captivating, stirring in the way that precious few pop songs a year truly are. It’s the kind of song where it frustrates you how many words there are to remember in the chorus, because you want to be able to sing along to it as soon as possible. If this was all you had left us with from your second comeback, Justin, it would have been enough.

 Started From The Bottom - Drake

Before the track hit the airwaves Drizzy released a statement detailing on the nitty gritty behind this track which surely turned the sentence "started from the bottom" into a classic hip-hop catchphrase with its matter-of-fact simplicity.

"My good friends, It has truly been too long.
I assume you're all keeping well and making the most of this year that has been given to us. Today is the day to begin sharing my newest work with you. This is the first single off of my upcoming album. I feel sometimes that people don't have enough information about my beginnings and therefore they make up a life story for me that isn't consistent with actual events. My family and my second family (consisting of the best friends anybody could ever have) all struggled and worked extremely hard to make all this happen."
I did not buy my way into this spot and it was the furthest thing from easy to achieve. I am proud of every part of my past and I'm excited for this song to find a place in your life as well. I didn't feel I needed any interviews or radio or press to launch this song. It felt right to come back to the site that I started on and release it to the people that started here with me. Judging by this post, the tour that we've been planning, the conversations about new songs and album artwork...I think it's safe to say we're back together again. Looking forward to seeing you all soon.
         "You don't have to ask me how I'm doing...just listen to the music"

Khona - Mafikizolo ft Uhuru

The first phenomenon one has to address in this song is the Language. The song was written and sung in the Zulu Language. And in some part of the song; it did flirt with other local Languages.

To understand this song – Khona, one has to understand the personal lives of the members of the Mafikizolo Band, and Uhuru also. The members of Mafikizolo are Theo Kgosinkwe, Nhlanhla Nciza, and Tebogo Madingoane. And the genre of music this group make is called Kwaito. Their kind of song can be called Afro-Pop. It has a peculiar Angolian-Swahili feel too. Quite eccentric, at least, to we non-South Africans.

 Khona is one of the tracks in their February (2013) released album titled Reunited. Being their first album since they went solo in 2008. From the lyrics of the song one will see that Reunited is not just the persons reuniting but a unification of their experiences in sonorous-lines. Khona is a sample of one of the tracks that unites their sad experiences.

KHONA: The Meaning.
Where is my love?
Please return it
To where you found it.
I want it to return
To me from that place
Bring it back,
bring it back,
I want it back.
I hope you enjoy the song. Now you can listen and enjoy as I have…

 You Guy - P Unit


Though this track came out towards the end of 2012 somehow it ends up in my list, simply its just one the best  mainstream tracks to ever come out East Africa. "You Guy" is already the talk of the city, already a hit, already a club banger. Collo is also featured in this hot track which is all about the ladies, the number one topic in men's conversation.

Sampling the "murder she wrote beats" the song has wordplay never before heard in East Africa and definitely some words will be in the urban dictionary. The lyrics, flow and diction is just superb, especially the flow. You just can't help but move your body to the beat when the first kick drops.

Subject to a controversial video which was banned by the Kenyan government . The song went one to become one the most talked about songs in the social media across East Africa.

Radioactive - Imagine Dragons

Any song can be interpreted different ways. Just like anything else in life, perception is subjective. You could get a meaning of a drug battle out of it, or a depression battle, or anything else. If the meaning was blatant, of course it would actually be about the apocalypse (considering they explicitly use words like “revolution”, “apocalypse” and phrases like “welcome to the new age”). I wouldn't be surprised if that's really what it's about anyway.

But on the other hand this song is about someone who is trying to prevent an apocalypse of some kind but fails. It doesn't have to be in the literal sense. It could be about a relationship or just an event of their life. As they fail the radiation is like a metaphor for the scars they obtained through failure and it will eventually kill them. And now this apocalypse has happened they have to adapt to survive as long as they can, but they will still be radioactive.

 Sometimes i truly get confused trying to get the true meaning behind this mythical song..but maybe trying to find its meaning is the fun about it


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