Pop Song Reviews - Blurred Lines

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Comments (112)
  • josbro23  - Wow
    Ummm...first!!
  • TVFactoryguy  - Second!
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    LOL at "George Michael wannabe" and hurrah for the return of "Not a Rhyme!"

    I actually heard this song on the radio once and I didn't remember much about it except for its name. (I found it using Shazam.) I don't really have any opinions of it because of that, although I was not expecting the creeper lyrics. The song will probably go off into the ether in about a month or two because of how boring and non-memorable it is.

    And yes, "Get Lucky" should be at #1, even though I wasn't expecting it to get ANY radio play whatsoever.
  • Todd awesome  - youtube
    why dont you no longer work on youtube, you would get a lot of fans
  • Brandon182
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    Because Youtube is a bitch with copyrighted material. That, and he actually gets paid for doing it here.
  • CyborgPrince
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    Well, his videos are featured on the League of Super Critics channel, so technically he's on there. He just doesn't use his personal YouTube channel anymore.
  • mcox4
    I never saw the video before now but even still I am baffled that this song got to #1 on the charts. It sounds like album filler to me.

    There's no memorable hook, its not catchy, and that woo! seems to come at irregular intervals, which annoys the crap out of me.

    I've said it already but it bares repeating: this song sounds like a song that just takes up space on an album and space out the much better and more memorable songs.

    And this forgettable crap has no business being in the top 10.
  • 3d_Dedrick  - fifth
    sweet i was waiting for this
  • *sigh*  - Oh thank god
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    I missed your videos sorely Todd, after I watch this one I'll be driving myself crazy waiting for the next one.
  • Kalphbeir  - Umm
    You should definitely do a review of "Get Lucky" even if it doesn't hit number one. I would certainly love to hear your thoughts on said music. Of course, I'd also be interested in your thoughts on "Clarity" by Zedd too, but that one will never make it to anywhere near the top ten on the pop charts.
  • Coolluck
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    I think the reason why it's hard to do a review of Get Lucky is because there isn't a video for it. It would have been great if they just made that teaser into a full video. Personally, I'm so glad that Clarity made a comeback on the charts. I love Foxes's voice and it's a real fun song. Todd wasn't a fan of Krewella's Alive so who knows if he likes Clarity.
  • Sean Strife
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    I don't think we'll see his thoughts on it until his Top 10 of 2013 list comes out.
  • LouisianaRain  - #crappyvideo
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    This song sounds pretty bland, and I agree about the video being awful. Couldn't they try adding some color to that background? The song is unsexy, but the video is even unsexier.
  • Steve the Pocket
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    The background... or the foreground... I swear they just shot the whole thing through a pink lens filter.
  • Duraffinity  - Robin Thicke who?
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    I'm definitely far more interested in that song at the beginning with Nile Rodgers! :)
  • TVFactoryguy
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    It's called "Get Lucky," and it's by French house group Daft Punk (not sure if you're familiar with them or not). Nile Rodgers co-wrote and plays guitar on the song, and yes, that's him in the music video!
  • CrosshatchMcgee
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    It brings me great joy that you seem to love Get Lucky as much as I do.
  • priley0878
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    you should have prayed to Santa Christ
  • Dakota The Mad  - The Music Video
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    Holy crap the music video to this! I'm quite amazed about how much it sucks. I mean the three musicians in the video look like their having fun, but obviously the women in it look bored as hell. It looks cheaply made too. No effort seems to have been put in it at all.

    And the uncensored version... is a thing. I swear the video is as subtle as a backhand to the face.
  • Mikemaniax
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    Review Tame Impala's "Elephant" please. I don't think it's Top 10, but it's definitely a good sign of some good rock & roll to come.
  • Potato Power
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    I enjoy that you don't hate this song, cuz I quite like it. You know, come to think of it, I quite like this entire 70s throwback trend... more please.
    You are correct about Get Lucky though, it is the superior track.
  • guneagle01
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    the brunette chick is Gibby's girlfriend from iCarly
  • Coolluck
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    Wow, Todd really nailed my thoughts on this song. Get Lucky should be number one. Still, I'd rather have this than Miley's song be number one.
  • Moon Spirit
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    Wow, this music video really bores me. I can't believe Daft Punk actually got #2, but it would have been better if they got a higher standing. Boo.
  • Vash3170
    I heard an interview on the radio with Robin Thicke, the video was meant to be bad, it was kind of a joke to begin with. If you watch Pharrell and T.I. dancing, they were dancing like an old man would dance. The song doesn't bother me at all, it's not great, not terrible.
  • Cinnamon Scudworth
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    Every time I hear "it's supposed to be bad because I meant it to be bad," I think of that Calvin and Hobbes strip where Calvin's snowball catapult went horribly wrong and bashed him into the ground. He said, "I meant to do that" and Hobbes replied, "Then it worked very well."

    Mr. Thicke, if you meant to make a bad video, then IT WORKED VERY WELL.
  • Mirrorsky  - ?
    Sorry, but this song is awful. Only good thing about it is from another artist. Review was confusing. Song is not bad, but it's rapy and stupid?
  • dennett316
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    What's confusing? Song wasn't bad for the reasons he stated. The lyrics possibly being rapey means nothing, great songs have been made from the darkest of subjects before (Every Breath You Take by The Police), and stupid lyrics don't stop a song from being extremely catchy.
    One bit of a song not being perfect does not mean the entire thing is crap.
  • Me Wise Magic
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    The song the first time I heard it was ok. Haven't listened to it since. One of my friends has on it on vinyl and loves it. Which is fine. I agree that Get Lucky and the whole Random Access Memories album deserved to be much higher on the charts. So many great songs that are well produced, easy to listen to, and feature awesome guest performances. If it doesn't win best album of the year..so help..me!
  • kyren0
    5:55 todd forgot to censor a nipple
  • Gathenhielm  - kyren0
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    Good LORD!
  • TooMuchFreeTime
    A lot of songs that play on the radio I don't pay much attention to the lyrics and this is one of them, so I can actually have some fun with it.

    They can manage a real goat but not a real dog? Then again I don't know if I'd want a real dog to go through that.

    Btw 5:55 goat lady coulda prolly used a black box for this shot...or do you need to see the whole nipple for that to matter? lol.
  • diddyknux
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    Now I kind of feel like #NotARhyme should be a thing.
  • Gothka13
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    Before I watch it, I just want to request Miley Cyrus's "We Can't Stop." You know you want to do it Todd. Don't lie. You're thinking about it.

    Okay, and on that note, the women in the video look like they are trying to hard to act all 'childlike'. With one shot of a girl sucking her thumb and with all of them not at all reacting to the words he is saying while they all have this blank expression looking into the camera.
  • Hakajin
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    Me, too! I can't even get mad at that song. It's too awkward, like it's trying to be a dance song but doesn't quite know how. I just kind of feel sorry for it. Or I would if it wasn't so high on the charts.
  • venkarl
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    Interesting, I just heard this thing on the radio about what the "song of the summer" was, and it was between "Get Lucky" and this one, and they were saying it was this one. I had more or less the same reaction of, "Seriously?". Not that I have any respect whatsoever for the title of "song of the summer", but if it's between this and Daft Punk, Daft Punk is CLEARLY the victor.
  • Daikun
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    We need to impose a new form of censorship. Every time a hashtag shows up, we put a giant black bar over it.

    Seriously, these hashtags in music videos have gotten obnoxious, and someone needs to make a stand for it.
  • Waffle
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    ...I thought this song was just from a commercial XD;
  • Daikun
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    It is. They're advertising the hell out of themselves to make a blatant Twitter fad.
  • Thigarktemi
    I have to agree, I very much appreciate woo, but I think it's probably the best part of this song. I've got no clue how this is a hit, it's just so lacking. Not a fun party jam, not sexy love-making tune, not a silly joke song, just...bleh. I even got so hopeful seeing Macklemore, Imagine Dragons and Fall Out Boy in the top 10. Guess we're back to ex-Disney brats and topless girls half-dancing with rape-minded singers. At least Get Lucky's awesome and not nearly as creepy.

    Oh yeah, and I love the title card of this video. #Hashtags #Are #Incredibly #Obnoxious
  • Bluerose
    I've noticed that you stopped transscribing the lyrics as often as earlier recently. Could you please do that again, especially during parts where you want us to pay attention the lyrics, like the lyrics comparison in this video? Some of us are bad at discerning song lyrics, others have the added difficulty of not having English as their first language.

    Great video otherwise!
  • Hakajin
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    Yeah, sometimes songs are just kinda hard to hear, too. The first few times I heard this one I thought it was "Flirt Lines." Which doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but I kinda prefer it. Also I keep hearing "Ok now here is clothes, try to domesticate you, etc." I know that can't be it, but it's all I can hear!
  • ThisIsScorpio  - "I get woo"
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    DAFT PUNK is best! And so is Todd!!!

    (You should do a Daft Punk review)
  • azarath17  - Daft Punk
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    I blame Daft Punk for getting me addicted to this site. The first thing I ever saw on here was Nella, Elise, Paw, and JewWario talking about Interstella 5555, and I have become an avid fan since. So, yes, Todd, do some sort of retrospective on Daft Punk. These French geniuses with really long and odd names deserve a video of adoration. Or at least Interstella 5555 with Paw and maybe Rap Critic. :3
    (Love your pic, dude. And yeah, Daft Punk is the best.)
  • nitemaric
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    what review the awful remix album they released?
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