Friday, May 6, 2016

10+ Pop Songs with Deep Meaning

Some people usually don't understand certain pop songs that have a subliminal meaning. They usually just sing it without understanding the lyrics and the story of the song, and just sing it because it's popular. Here are 10+ pop songs with deep meaning that you should never, ever judge again.

1. Idina Menzel / Demi Lovato - Let It Go
  • Most people don't know it's about putting back the haters that judged Elsa for her weird ice powers, that she had to keep it in and become "normal" in front of other people's eyes, just like how some people with special but weird talents and personalities hide them in front of people's eyes just to be a "good girl" or a "good boy" and be accepted by society. It's also a form of hiding the tears because people don't like depressed people.

2. Taylor Swift - Blank Space
  • I can't believe some pop singers sing this without knowing that it's a yandere song. It figures, since most relationships focus on yandere ideology, i.e. never giving freedom to either party. Girls and boys know each other's passwords on Facebook and basically, freedom and privacy doesn't exist.

3. The Police - Every Breath You Take
  • Same with Blank Space, this old classic by The Police is a stalker song. It was even made scarier by Chase Holfelder's major to minor version. It's the perfect horror theme song for psychotic murder and yandere moments.

4. Lady Gaga - Judas
  • Sacrilegious? Think again. Judas is basically about being confused between good and bad habits, hence "Jesus is my virtue and Judas is the demon I cling to". The song shows how all of us are sinners and Gaga just used Judas as a metaphor, because someone has to play the villain role. All of us have a dark side, and without it, life would be empty if it's all just good things.

5. Meghan Trainor - All About that Bass
  • I honestly don't know why this song became so mainstream and yet people still get high on diet pills and slimming. Just a little flab and curved stomach is enough to make your elders say you're fat. This world is messed up, indeed. Seriously, everyone needs to listen to the lyrics and not just the melody sometimes. 

6. Jessie J. - Price Tag
  • Same case with All About that Bass, except this one is about money, obviously. Another similar song is Royals by Lorde. I honestly don't understand why so many showbands keep covering this song or some pop singers sing this but filthy companies never put down their price tag.

7. Vengaboys - Boom Boom Boom Boom
  • You know that awesome 90s bubblegum pop song you usually dance to? It's actually a song about hooking up with a guy to "spend the night together, together in my room". Just one of the many 90s songs that will ruin your childhood.

8. 4 Non Blondes - What's Up?
  • It's about questioning the society and not just the HEYAHEYAHEYA He-Man meme. It's asking "what's going on?" with the society, similar to Simple Plan's "Crazy". We keep trying to understand why everything is as it is right now with the world but we get no answers, because everyone is too busy to care.

9. Joan Osbourne - One of Us
  • Sacrilegious again? Nah. It just basically means that somewhere out there, perhaps God can feel the same loneliness that we feel when we are so high up in the mountains without a friend or people to talk to in the same level. Being a powerful God or a powerful being praised by many people does not guarantee happiness - there must be at least someone in your same level so that you'll have company, so that God won't go "back up in heaven all alone, nobody calling on the phone, 'cept for the Pope maybe in Rome".

10. Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
  • Funky French house music? Look again. It's actually a song about workers and laborers and how we are robots ourselves being slaved by filthy companies or making robots out of ourselves.

11. Marina and the Diamonds - Primadonna
  • Think Marina is a real Primadonna Girl? Nah, this song is a satire for all the primadonnas out there. It's a song aimed for those who feel self-important. Actually, the whole Electra Heart album is about "archetypes" of most women in our society - the other three are Su-Barbie-A (a controlled wife), Teen Idle (rebellious drunk teenager) and Homewrecker (basically a slut).

12. Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten
  • It's about letting out your true colors and breaking traditions, as said in the song. You don't listen to what society or the companies ever dictate you - you shine like the true artist that you are. You become yourself, free from any person or group who will try to control your music, stories, art or whatever your passion is. The song says that you shouldn't give up because "today is where your book begins - the rest is still unwritten". I also admire the music video (the climbing book version) and it brings me to tears everytime I watch it. However, some people just dismiss it as some shampoo commercial theme song.

13. Aqua - Barbie Girl
  • Basically, women, even since the 60s, are literally Barbie dolls, controlled by society so that they only do pleasurable things for me. It's also an old satire (that got Aqua sued by Mattel but who cares, they won and it's a big hit and slap against companies trying to standardize women, particularly girls at a young age) that's probably the inspiration for Meghan Trainor, as in "now I won't be no stick figure silicone Barbie doll". 

14. Lou Bega - Mambo No. 5 
  • You think it's just a funky mambo song? Think again. It's actually a song about a guy who dates with multiple women all at once, e.g. Monica, Erica, Rina, Tina, Sandra, Mary, Jessica, Pamela, Angela, Sandra, Ria, etc. I read somewhere that Disney actually remaked the song for Mickey Mouse and Friends, but obviously changed the lyrics so that it doesn't sound like a harem.

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