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Great Songs Analysis

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Why Don’t you Listen: Essential Qualities of Great Songs I remember from about three months ago, I turned on the radio and heard the song “The Weekend” by Sza. Unfortunately, the song was a miss. I hadn’t been more dissatisfied in hearing a song since I heard “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen.Then, the song “Bloodstream” by Ed Sheeran came on the radio. I had never fallen in love with a song like that before. What made it so much more of a hit than the first song is simple: a relatable storyline. Many people identify with music because of the stories that are told through it. Regardless of what genre of music a song is, all great songs have common qualities. First, a great song should be motivational. The song Bodak…show more content…
The spanish song “La Nave Del Olvido” by Buika is an incredibly sung portrayal of heartbreak. Listeners may not know the exact translation of the lyrics, but they are aware of the depth of emotion being expressed. At key points in the song, Buika sings as if her voice is going to break. There is a sense of vulnerability that pulls at the heart. Words have little meaning if they fail to transcend language barriers. This is important because it allows people to share in music with the world. Another Spanish song is Despacito. The song has high beats and fast rhythms; it makes people want to get up and dance. All summer long, I blasted the song in my bedroom; trying desperately to sing along. I had no idea what I was saying, but I knew it had to be a song about being happy- enjoying life. Another great song is “Fok Julle Naaiers” by Die Antwoord. The song is sung in Afrikaans. Die Antwoord has ridiculous beats and crazy rhymes.At some points in the song ,the singer’s voice is simultaneously adorable and strangely menacing. The transition is quite impressive because the singer alternates without losing the grit of her message. This is important because if a song has good vocal delivery and thrilling beats,there is no need for English translation. Overall these songs are great because they allow listeners to get to know a world outside of their
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