As the summer’s winding down to a close (just kidding! If we refuse to acknowledge that it’s happening, it’s not really happening) we’re putting on our headphones, cranking the volume and taking a listen to hear what some of the top summer tunes say about dating and relationships.
After all, if you’ve ever been head over heels, or on the complete opposite hand, crying about a breakup for days in bed, you know that any song on the radio seems to be about love.
We’re definitely going to take some of these lyrics out of context but here we go:
We all know what Daft Punk is singing about in “Get Lucky”… you don’t have to go much further than the title to get the gist. If you and your partner are consenting adults ready for that step in your relationship, we’re totally in support of this! There are some other healthy dating tips weaved within:
“We’ve come too far to give up who we are” — Super! No clue what they’re singing about, but this is a good sentiment. You shouldn’t have to compromise your beliefs or change yourself for someone else.
“If you wanna leave I’m with it” — Listening to and actually hearing your partner’s needs is an important part of healthy communication in any relationship. Good job, Daft Punk!
This one’s a doozy. Its lyrics and video have generated a HUGE amount of discussion and critique. For the sake of keeping this from becoming a Robin Thicke-centric post, let’s just talk about some of the lyrics:
“I hate these blurred lines / I know you want it.” — Yikes. Not loving the message here. Every hook up should be consensual, and the phrase “I know you want it” feels a little reminiscent of one partner trying to persuade another into something.
“You the hottest b–ch in this place.” — You may feel like your partner is the best looking person in the room and want to shout it from the mountaintops, but it’s important to be considerate about how you’re expressing that. This doesn’t feel like the nicest way to show your appreciation for your partner.
“I feel so lucky / hey hey hey / You wanna hug me.” — Robin Thicke feels really lucky that his partner just wants to hug him! Even if they don’t do anything beyond hugging. How sweet is that.
“You’re the inspiration for this precious song / I just wanna see your face light up since you put me on” — Justin, are you singing about me? After doing a little research, we found out that this is actually about his wife Jessica Biel. They seem to have the definition of a healthy relationship. Here’s what he says:
”One of the most valuable things in a relationship is being able to constantly change and be individual, but look to the other side to the person that you’re with and know that they’re changing as well individually, but somehow you two can mirror each other and be the other half of that world that you both create.”
Breaking up sucks, and with this song, Icona Pop touches upon some of the more extreme ways to handle a break up (EX: “I crashed my car into a bridge / I watched, I let it burn.”) Wow.
“I threw your s–t into a big and pushed it down the stairs.” — If you’re upset or angry with your partner, acting in a physically or verbally violent way is never a good idea. Instead of throwing their stuff all over the place, check out these healthier ways to deal with conflict.
But that aside, this song feels like less of a break up song, and more a ‘self love’ anthem. Regardless of whether or not you have a significant other in your life, remembering to take care of your wellbeing and focus on the things that make you happy is always important.
Blast this song in the car alone or with friends and it can feel like a total love song to yourself. That’s why we love it!
What’s your favorite song of the summer? Leave a comment and tell us how it makes you feel about dating, hookups, relationships, and all that good stuff.