Monday, January 03, 2011

Rihanna: Adore Me (Pwease?)

These days I'm possibly the only person alive who still listens to music on the actual radio, and the only time I get the chance to do that is while driving on some domestic errand. So I realize I'm way behind times here.
But there's one song that's bugging me, and that's Rihanna's Only Girl (In the World). Now it's very catchy and danceable. The problem for me is that the lyrics are at odds with the rest of the song. (Does she write her own? I would think so, but I always think that, so I don't know.)
The music (including Rihanna's operatic voice) is sweeping, epic, dramatic, insistent, and staccato, like a pair of ankle-strap patent-leather stilettoes. But the lyrics? "...make me feel like I'm the only girl in the world..." Wha? A goddess doesn't beg.
The music says, "I have no equal: on your knees and worship, fool," while the lyrics say "reassure me that I have no competition, pleeeeaaase!"


Char-lay said...

Hee-larious. I totally agree. I'm not a big fan of the song in it's entirety, but I love the chorus lol.

liz said...

Yeah, she can definitely craft a super-catchy song!

Derrick Clark said...

Rihanna is talented.