Friday, March 18, 2005

Regarding the query posed in the previous post, someone suggested "Hey Ya!" to me, which is, overall, an excellent choice and a big oversight on my part. That song is, of course, insanely catchy and was The Big Hit of 2003-into-04, while cannily sneeking in some pained verses about a failed relationship. Halfway through, however, Andre 3000 exhorts that the audience doesn't really care about his heartbreak and just wants to dance. A great meta move, but I can't help but think the song would better qualify for the category I was talking about had he stuck with the love-lost theme for the whole song. But then, he wouldn't have said the stuff about Poloroid pictures, and it just wouldn't have been the same song.


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