Tweendom approaches

Spent 20 minutes today arguing with CJ over which is better, the Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling” or Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Good Time” (feat. Owl City.)  CJ favors Jepsen, arguing that songs are made of “music, singing, and words,” and that “I Gotta Feeling” wins on words but loses on music and singing.  His judgment of “I Gotta Feeling” as a piece of music is that “the music doesn’t match the singing and 3/4 of the music is copied and the 1/4 of the music that isn’t copied is boring.”

I asked CJ what “Good Time” is about and he said “it’s about people who overestimate their life and think bad things never happen in it.”

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4 thoughts on “Tweendom approaches

  1. JM says:

    2012 was a high water mark for nonsense lyrics (as evidenced by my quiz of that: (http://www.sporcle.com/games/jmsr525/ooooooooooooh). IGF is sort of noticeable for not having any, despite trying to be anthemic in its way. May songs can paper over their “musical” shortcomings by throwing in la-la’s and doo-doo’s. I’d have to say I Gotta Feeling definitely beats Good Time as well, if only because Call Me Maybe stands so far above Good Time. (Side note: Half of the children born in 2009 have a Black Eyed Peas song as the #1 song when they were born.)

  2. NDE says:

    Oy. If she really cares about music and words, why does she even bother with those trivialities? Wean your tween from this pabulum. Has she listened to Gilbert & Sullivan, or Gershwin musicals and songs, or Bernstein’s _West Side Story_ and (parental guidance advised) _Candide_?

  3. JSE says:

    No, but his little sister is really into Guys and Dolls.

  4. NDE says:

    G&D is a great start too. (And sorry I had the wrong gender for CJ.)

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