There is no denial that the song of 2013 summer is Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke. (watch the original video on vevo) This catchy, rapey song is a series of loops with a sexy latin beat. What's not to like? Perhaps its the awkward models in the video who make a Barbie Doll look like it has sexier moves. I hate it because I work at a bar. On one saturday night, I was tortured with this song. My ears bled and brain turned to utter mush because drunk idiots played the one credit song on "touchtones" 15 times. 15 times can drive anyone to hate a song... even Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You, actually that's a complete lie and I think a part of my soul died by stating that accousation. (Sorry Whitney I didn't really mean it, you are wonderful and I am an unworthy wanna be diva... please take my imaginary boa.) So the matter at hand is who to this song and did it better? The original is definitely wonderful but the Fallon cover makes the song more playful.If you can make Fisher Price sound better than melted plastic then you deserve a medal or at least one of those generic trophies sold at sports stores without any engraving... come on it wasn't like you played Beethoven 9th, it was Blurred Lines.
However, I can't decide who did it better because we all know the original was the best for musical sense but the cover was more entertaining. Honestly, Robin Thicke is a sexy man so I can't even say one was better than the other specifically because he was involved in both. Would I like to have this song magically disappear from my touchtunes for about 3 months? Yes but I don't know if its the constant looping, the rapey nature, or the lack of an overall arch to the song that makes me grow distaste. Success is successful for a reason but a server can dream right?
This song is on fire the same fire that burns in my ears when I hear it.
Weekly segment released every Friday. Sometimes it is music that should commit suicide, sometimes it is music that makes want to commit suicide, and sometimes it is the last song you want to hear before you die.