Beyonce Single Ladies Good Lyrics But the Video Clip is all Wrong
Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) by Beyoncé may have a good beat and the lyrics come with a message but the video is all wrong. Is this enough to name Single Ladies as my least favourite song? This is Day 2 of the 30 Day Song Challenge and today's topic is for your least favourite song. Picking the favourite was a mighty task but trying to find one song that makes me cringe more than any other is nigh on impossible.
When I try to make a decision about my least favourite song I am in a dilemma. My mind conjures up titles from Barry Manilow; I Write the Songs to Sherbert; Riding on the Horses . There are so many songs that make me cringe, I can even think of at least three ACDC chart topping hits that could make it to my least favourite song.
What about Who Let the Dogs Out by Baha Men? There is only one word to describe it. Awful. While Olivia Newton-John’s Let’s Get Physical was at the time an overnight success I have to admit, I hated it. There was nothing sexy or sensual about the lyrics or the beat to my ears. It was simply a blah sort of song. Let me hear your body talk? Oh, please. I don’t know who bought those millions of copies but certainly no-one in my circle of friends ever admitted to it.
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I also have a problem with rap. To me it is not music. Artistic and creative yes and there are some songs where I think, sure that’s a good beat with some pretty cool lyrics but mostly to me, it is not music. Yet the definition of music is more than a little broad and translates to; any sound, instrumental or vocal, that produces or creates an effect. So I have to accept that rap can be included in the realm of music.
My definition of music is something pleasing to the ear, lyrical and delightful or heart thumping ear drum bursting notes from an electric guitar. I have a wide appreciation for music from the classics to some heavy metal. But I don’t get rap. And then there’s Barby Girl by Aqua. Who let that happen and who wasted their money on buying the CD, MP3 or whatever on such rubbish? It is a sad world indeed or am I simply reflecting my parents' thoughts when I brought Led Zeppelin into their homes in the seventies?
There is little argument that Beyoncé is not only gorgeous and sensual she is also extremely talented in her craft; song and dance. But it seems to me she had a most distinct message to put across with her Single Ladies track on the album. The message was that she is the marrying kind of woman so why then did she produce a video clip that portrays women in such an unfavouable light? Maybe I'm being too old fashioned and have to accept the music world has changed along with our expectations of the performers.
Copyright © 2011 Karen Wilton
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