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One Republic - Counting Stars

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Lucy McHugh

on 26 August 2013

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OneRepublic - Counting Stars
Counting Stars
Counting Stars - Analysis
Counting Stars is in Simple Quadruple (4/4) time, and is a moderately fast tempo. Its texture is always changing, but for the majority it is polyphonic and the tonality is major.
It starts off with just vocals and a piano accompaniment, and then other instruments such as electric guitar, backing vocals, key board, drums and has also been electronically mixed. Its structure is ABAABAACAAC, where A is the chorus, B is the verse and C is the bridge.
Genre - Pop Rock
Pop rock is a music genre which mixes a catchy pop style and light lyrics in its typically guitar-based rock songs. There are varying definitions of the term, ranging from a slower and less harsh form of rock music to a sub genre of pop music.
It originated in the 1960s, in the United Kingdom and United States. Typically used instruments include the electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, vocals, keyboards, and synthesizers .

OneRepublic is an American pop rock band from Colorado Springs. Formed in 2003 by Ryan Tedder and Zach Filkins, the band achieved massive success on MySpace as an unsigned act. In 2003, they signed to Sony BMG for 3 years. The band signed with Mosley Music Group in 2006, and released its debut album, Dreaming Out Loud in 2007.

The lyrics of the song 'Counting Stars' is mainly about money and the importance of love and living. It's about how money isn't everything and instead of 'counting dollars, we'll be counting stars'. There is a possible reference to drugs in the line 'I-I-I-I feel something so right Doing the wrong thing -I-I-I feel something so wrong doing the right thing.' because he feels wrong doing it but it makes him feel alive, but there are many other things that this could be referring to. 'Lately I've been, I've been losing sleep. Been dreaming bout the things that we could be.' This line is about all the things we want and want to be, and how it can make us loose sleep. The work and effort we put in our dreams keeps us from sleeping and from enjoying our life as it is.'Take that money, watch it burn. Sing in the river, the lessons are learned.' This means that money won't last forever and it will just disappear.
"Counting Stars" is a song from their third studio album, Native. The song was written by lead singe
Ryan Tedder, and it was produced by him and Noel Zancanella. It was released on June 14, 2013 in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. In the UK it has joined BBC Radio 2 playlist and is set to be released in the last week in July. The song has reached huge international success, peaking at number 2 in Ireland, New Zealand and Australia, and going Platinum in Australia. It has also peaked within the top ten in countries such as Germany, Slovakia and Switzerland, and at number 19 in Canada. It has so far peaked at number 32 upon the Billboard Hot 100.

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