What’s the Best Song Lyric of the Week? – Readers Poll
While lots of people are busy singing about getting their party on in the club, there are tons of amazing pop songs with much weightier lyrical content.
Take for instance Rihanna's hit song 'Diamonds,' or the Lumineers' folk crossover tune 'Ho Hey': While they may be about something that is typically sung about on pop songs -- LOVE, duh -- they do so in a way that really sticks with you. Same goes for Taylor Swift's 'I Knew You Were Trouble,' Maroon 5's 'One More Night' and Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep,' which are more about love coming undone.
We've selected some of our favorite lines from the aforementioned songs, and want all of you readers to vote for the song lyrics you like best! Check out the nominees below and vote!
"Find light in the the beautiful sea / I choose to be happy / You and I, You and I / We’re like diamonds in the sky / You’re a shooting star I see / A vision of ecstasy / When you hold me, I’m alive / We’re like diamonds in the sky."
Rihanna actually didn't write the lyrics to 'Diamonds,' Sia Furler did! Nevertheless, emotive lines like this one, which Ri sings during the first verse, are relatable not only to listeners, but also to Rihanna herself, who was going through some personal stuff over her infamous relationship with Chris Brown.
The Lumineers, 'Ho Hey':
"Love ‒ we need it now / Let's hope for some / Cause oh, we're bleeding out / I belong with you, you belong with me, you're my sweetheart / I belong with you, you belong with me, you're my sweet."
When asked about his songwriting process, Lumineers member Wesley Keith said, "I write the lyrics and have found a lot of inspiration in telling stories... Finding the right cocktail of words that provoke an emotion in the listener, that's the ticket." They certainly make a connection with heartbreaking, yet hopeful lines like this one in 'Ho Hey.'
Taylor Swift, 'I Knew You Were Trouble':
"Oh I knew you were trouble when you walked in / So shame on me now, flew me to places I'd never been / Now I'm lying on the cold hard ground / Oh, oh, trouble, trouble, trouble."
When asked about 'I Knew...,' which, lyrically, is familiar territory for the songstress, Taylor Swift said, "It sounds just as chaotic as the feeling was when I wrote it. The song is about being frustrated with yourself because here you are heart-broken and you knew when you first saw that person you saw all these red flags and you just went for it anyway."
Maroon 5, 'One More Night':
"Yeah, but baby there you go again, there you go again, making me love you / Yeah, I stopped using my head, using my head, let it all go / Got you stuck on my body, on my body, like a tattoo / And now I'm feeling stupid, feeling stupid, crawling back to you."
Co-written by M5 frontman Adam Levine along with behind-the-scenes hit makers Max Martin, Shellback and Savan Kotecha, 'One More Night' contains lyrics about how difficult the push and pull of romantic relationships can be. Do I stay with this person even though it's not working, or do I leave and miss out on all of the good stuff?
Adele, 'Rolling in the Deep':
"See how I'll leave, with every piece of you / Don't underestimate the things that I will do / There's a fire starting in my heart / Reaching a fever pitch and it's bring me out the dark."
Adele's tongue is as red hot as a fire poker on this '21' track, where she belts biting lyrics about being scorned by a man whom she thought she loved. Ultimately, she gets to have the last laugh, though... especially since this song won her like, a gajllion Grammys.