What’s the Best Song Lyric of the Week? – Readers Poll
This week’s lyrics were all about deep emotions, covering everything from feeling reborn to lucky in love.
Daft Punk‘s ‘Get Lucky’ continued to rule the radio, reminding us to let fate have a hand in working things out. On the other hand, Imagine Dragons brought a rock edge to the Top 40 with their metamorphosis song, ‘Radioactive.’
We pulled out our favorite lines from this week’s songs, but who has the best lyric? Check out the nominees and vote for your favorite in the poll below.
Daft Punk, ‘Get Lucky’
“We’ve come too far / To give up who we are, / So let’s raise the bar / And our cups to the stars.”
There’s something oddly reassuring about letting fate take control. Working in some seriously celestial references, Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ is all about raising your glass and staying up all night to have fun.
Imagine Dragons, ‘Radioactive’
“I’m waking up to ash and dust / I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust / I’m breathing in the chemicals.”
Talk about rebirth! Frontman Dan Reynold’s cinematic voice perfectly lends itself to the narrative of being born again. While we don’t envision ourselves stepping out of ash and shedding our rusty outer layers anytime soon, the lyrics still give us the feeling of transformation.
Mariah Carey, ‘#Beautiful’
“Ride on, through the middle of the night / Let moonlight kiss your skin / When you dance like that, your jeans so tight / Oh you’re killing me, baby do it again.”
What is it about moonlight that makes everything seem more romantic? Mariah Carey emphasizes this beauty, as well as the subsequent emotions it brings out in her, in this track.
Florida Georgia Line, ‘Cruise’
“You make me wanna roll my windows down and cruise / Down a back road blowin stop signs through the middle / Every little farm town with you / In this brand new Chevy with a lift kit / Would look a heck lot better with you up in it.“
Ahhh, love. It makes us want to do crazy things — like drive down dirt roads, cranking the radio. Florida Georgia Line is on point with this head over heels feeling, and they want to make sure that special someone is along for the ride.
Justin Timberlake, ‘Mirrors’
“And now it’s clear as this promise / That we’re making two reflections into one / ’Cause it’s like you’re my mirror / My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me.”
One soul, two bodies. Aristotle may have made the observation first, but JT brought it to pop music. She’s his other half and everything he does reflect in her. Deep, right? We think so, too.