Day 23: A Song that You Cannot Stand to Listen To

Let me start this post by saying I’m not an expert music critic. I’m not picking any song or artist a part at the seams nor am I say all of an artist’s songs/albums are absolutely horrible all the time. So hear me when I say the artists I picked for this post have had some pretty good songs drop in their career. I’m a closeted fan of Party in the U.S.A. I’ve been a fan of Gaga’s music since she came out lol not literally speaking a few years ago.

So with that said, here are my selections for Day 23’s post: Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus and Do What U Want by Lady Gaga.


To be honest, I think this would be a good song had it been sung differently. In MY opinion, again I’m not a professional music critic I can’t take her seriously when I hear this song. There’s something missing from her rendition. I mean is it just me or do the lyrics sound waaaaay deeper than the way she sings them?

We clawed, we chained, our hearts in vain
We jumped, never asking why
We kissed, I fell under your spell
A love no one could deny

Don’t you ever say I just walked away
I will always want you
I can’t live a lie, running for my life
I will always want you

Don’t believe me. Listen to this cover I found on YouTube. This guy sounds like he believes in the lyrics. Listen to the emotion in his voice. The metaphorical struggles of the lyrics come through without much effort from the artist. But with Miley Cyrus, I don’t feel the same way. Of course, I don’t know what the song means to her nor am I going to pretend I am an expert on her life because in all honesty, she’s still dumb young. She may not want to embody everything of a late 70s styled disco dancing roller skater with an 80s twist when she reaches the ripe old age of thirty.


I have no words for this Lady Gaga song with R. Kelly. NONE! I feel dirty when I hear it believe me I’m not opposed to some good raunchy AND ratchet sexually infused music and seeing the performance on one of the music award shows warranted an extreme Claire Huxtable side eye! Yes it was that disturbing! **shudder**

Thanks for reading…

 

The Southern Yankee

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