Annie – I Don’t Like Your Band
August 20, 2012
This song is rated: 1 Pill – entry-level for music novices
cheerlubber back again. I really wish we could figure out how to add authors to posts on this layout…I’m tired of trying to come up with different ways of introducing myself. >:c
Today I bring you guys a song that has been a bit of an anthem for us ever since we discovered it. Norwegian singer-songwriter and DJ Annie comes in with guns blazing in this synthpop/electropop number filled with energy and blunt honesty. We love this song because it describes our feelings so well so much of the time. Whether someone has band dreams of their own or if it’s just their taste in music, we often find ourselves shaking our heads in pity at how boring and unimaginative it is. Don’t take this personally though–just as Annie says at the end of the chorus, “It’s not you, it’s the tunes.” If this song offends you, well then just go make some Taylor Swift-inspired song yourself about how you don’t like our music.
Does this make us music snobs? Probably, yeah. Do we care? No. Other people are snobs about different things too–lyrics, for example. Like they have to be deep and thoughtful. Or they have to be in all English. Or there just has to be some, period. While I’m never opposed to good songs with good lyrics, I place far less importance on the lyrics than the music itself, because that’s what it’s all about anyway–the music. Can you listen to a song with great lyrics but terrible music? Barely, if at all. Can you listen to a song with a great tune but flimsy lyrics? Absolutely! At least you can dance to it! Want good words? Just go read some poetry. People complain about needing something to sing along to but how much can you actually hear and understand lyrics–even in English–the first few times around anyway? Why do you need words to shout while listening to a song? If you must at all, just sing along with the music itself.
I’ll stop my rant about lyric snobs for now–let’s just get back to the music. If you’re ever being forced to listen to a song you don’t like, this is a great tune to start singing in your head instead. Take a listen below!