Music Review: Music on the Radio

Serena Vang

Music. Everyone listens to it, everyone creates it. Simply tapping your finger on the desk can be it. Made from sounds and tunes, notes and vocals, it stirs emotions. 

Music is evolving and has catchy lyrics to keep up with the times. The current most known singers are: Shawn Mendes, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Camila Cabello, Justin Bieber, Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Selena Gomez, and Demi Lovato. Of course, there are other singers as well; however, these are the most well-known at the moment on the radio.

Everyone knows at least one song by them. You would be lying if you said you did not know a song by them. Unless you don’t listen to the radio or pop music, you have heard of all of them or one of them.

I’ll be honest, I never understood Bieber Fever. I never had it and I most likely never will. I will admit that Justin Bieber has produced and sung some great songs. Although, none of them made me a die-hard fan. You will catch me singing “Love Yourself” or “What do you mean,” maybe even other songs sometimes. Other than that, I don’t really listen to his songs. His new song “Yummy” for example, is overrated. How many times does he actually say the word yummy in the song? When the song first came out, all I heard was that song. It was like I could not escape that song, people were singing it constantly. Everywhere, in the hallways, in class, at the stores, even at my workplace, which just so happens to be a store. I hear: “you got that yummy, yummy, yum…’ and repeat. Is that the only line in the song? No, it’s not, at least song the other lines as well. That line might be repeated many times and make up the majority of the song but there are other lines as well. The song might be somewhat catchy, that I will agree with; however, there are better songs on his album Changes

Now, let’s talk about a song I have stuck in my head. There are many songs stuck in my head but recently this song has stood out the most. You promised the world and I fell for it/I put you first and you adored it/Set fires to my forest/And you let it burn/Sang off-key in my chorus/’Cause it wasn’t yours/I saw the signs and I ignored it… This song has been on the radio quite often since it came out. Who is it about? Many wonder and suspect who it is about. But, I am not here to talk about who it could be about. Let’s discuss the feeling of the song. Everyone knows at least one person that somehow takes advantage of what you can offer. It could be a significant other, a friend, a family member, anyone close to you. Losing people is hard, especially if they have been with you for a long time. Both through death and time, we lose people. Being in a toxic relationship is something many people don’t like to talk about. Leaving is also a hard thing to do. This song states in the lyrics and in the title; lose you to love me, it is the biggest message in the song. Sometimes losing people who you don’t want to lose but have to lose will be good for you in the end. 

Other songs on the radio that have a nice beat and are very catchy are: “I Like Me Better” by Lauv, “Adore You” by Harry Styles, “Graveyard” by Halsey, “Señorita” by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, “Heartless” by The Weekend, and of course, there are many more. However, not all the songs in the world can be named in this one post.