Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Radio Rant

So, as i have been playing "mom" the last few days for Daniel and Miriam (since mom accompanied Dad on his business trip to San Jose) and have had ample time in the car listening to the radio, i have a little rant i have to get off my chest.

It's been a while since i've really listened to the radio since the only time i do is when i'm in the car, and since i haven't had a car for the last year that hasn't been very often. As soon as i started listening, i was reminded how they play the SAME songs over and over and over and over and over again. They can take a perfectly good song and RUIN it because it is simply played too many times that i never want to hear it again!

. . . but i'm getting off track. While i could probably go on for a while about that--i am going to talk about something else in this post. And that is . . . song lyrics.

How often do people listen to songs without actually hearing the words? I myself will even find myself singing words that i never really took the time to think about what they are saying.

The most recent experience with this was brought to my attention by the song "Love the Way You Lie." This is an Eminem song featuring Rihanna. First of all. . . since when is Eminem still coming out with songs?! I haven't heard of him in FOREVER and now he's all over the radio (probably because he has like 2 or 3 new songs that just get played a million times a day so it seems like he's ALWAYS on the radio).

So. The thing that really disturbed me about this song, is when i was humming along with it the other day and and i starting thinking about what the song was saying. Just in case you don't know the song i'm talking about--or you too didn't really pay attention to the lyrics--let me help you out.

I wasn't really paying attention to the words until i heard:

"I know I'm a liar if she ever tries to ------ leave again
I'ma tie her to the bed and set this house on fire"

That caught my attention and so i started listening. Right after that line (sung by Eminem) the chorus comes on and Rihannah sings:

"Just gonna stand there and watch me burn
Well that's all right because I like the way it hurts
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry
Well that's all right because I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie."

Umm... EXCUSE me?!?! I couldn't even listen to the rest of the song! I was so disgusted. What kind of message is this teaching to teens?!!? 'It's okay if your boyfriend hurts you as long as you love him'?!??! The even more pathetic thing is that this AWFUL song is one of the most popular songs on the radio right now. People call in and request it all the time. It seriously sickens me. Every time it comes on i change the radio station because it seriously makes me ashamed that people enjoy listening to such horrible messages.

Anyway, that was my rant for today :) I'll try to think of something happier for next time. haha.

(Oh. and even though a lot of people apparently (for reasons i can't explain) like this song, at least some people agree with me. If you're not familiar with Glozell---you need to be. She's hilarious--and quite down to earth.)

1 comment:

  1. Yeah! You have new posts. In fact, 3 new posts! Way to go Hannah. I think I can now officially add you as a link on my blog. So don't disapoint :)