What’s the Best Lyric of the Week? – Readers Poll
This week’s top lyrics come from a wide range of artists — and even an actress!
Anna Kendrick’s rendition of ‘When I’m Gone’ from ‘Pitch Perfect’ went viral a year after the movies release. Commonly known as ‘Cups,’ the song has been comfortably sitting in the Hot 100.
Macklemore + Ryan Lewis have also found success this summer. The duo have charted a number of hits, but the equality message of ‘Same Love’ garnered them a lot of attention at the August VMAs.
We pulled out our favorite lines from this week’s songs, but who has the best lyric? Check out the nominees and sound off in the poll below.
Anna Kendrick, ‘Cups (Pitch Perfect’s ‘When I’m Gone’)’
“You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone / You’re gonna miss me by my hair / You’re gonna miss me everywhere / Oh, you’re gonna miss me when I’m gone.”
This sweet song is a perfect match for Anna’s voice. The lyrics reflect an impending sense of loneliness. She’s leaving, but reminders of her will remain, well, everywhere.
Drake, ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’
“I got my eyes on you / You’re everything that I see / I want your high loving me motion / And lastly, I can’t get over you.”
Drake takes an upbeat turn with ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home.’ The singer is clearly lovesick and doesn’t seem to be getting cured anytime soon.
Lana Del Rey, ‘Young and Beautiful’
“Hot summer nights mid July / When you and I were forever wild / The crazy days, the city lights / The way you’d play with me like a child.”
Ah, young love. This song, which is from ‘The Great Gatsby’ soundtrack, chronicles hot summer romances. While Lana Del Rey admits things are easy during those humid months, she rightfully wonders if she’ll still be loved when she’s older and things aren’t so simple.
Macklemore + Ryan Lewis, ‘Same Love’
“It’s the same hate that’s caused wars from religion / Gender to skin color / Complexion of your pigment / The same fight that lead people to walk-outs and sit-ins / Human rights for everybody / There is no difference.”
Macklemore + Ryan Lewis’ ‘Same Love’ went viral after fans were touched by its theme of equality. The lyrics focus on the need to rid the world of hate in all forms. The inspirational track is especially poignant in these lines, which call for equal rights for all citizens.
Sara Bareilles, ‘Brave’
“Don’t run, stop holding your tongue / Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live / Maybe one of these days you can let the light in / Show me how big your brave is.”
Speaking of inspirational, Sara Barilles encourages fans to strive for their dreams in the power ballad, ‘Brave.’ She advocates standing your ground and not being afraid to speak your mind. You go, girl!