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Song Lyrics

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Song Lyrics
Tina Tobar
Sachleane Smythe
Alex Slack
Josh Romero
Elton Afriyie
Continued
Characteristics of Different Genre's
of Songs
Pop Music

Style and Structure
Provide a balance between repetition and new information

Simple melody

Verse --> Chorus --> Verse --> Chorus --> Bridge --> Chorus
Verse:
Tells the story – answers “who, what where, when and why?”. Lyrics usually change from verse to verse, while the melody usually stays the same (though it is sometimes embellished upon slightly with each passing verse).
Pre-chorus:
Functions to build energy and lead the listener into the chorus.
Chorus:
Sums up the message of the song – answers the question “so what?”. Contains the song’s “hook”. Lyrics and melody usually stay the same in each chorus.
Bridge:
Provides lyrical and melodic contrast – usually by offering a different point of view or perspective (something we haven’t heard before). Also provides a reason for leading the listener back to the final chorus.
Analysis
Oh baby baby
How was I supposed to know
That somethin' wasn't right here
Oh baby baby
I shouldn't have let you go
And now you're right out of site yeah

Show me
How you want it to be
Tell me baby
'Cause I need to know now
Oh because

My loneliness
Is killing me (and I)
I must confess
I still believe (still believe)
When I'm not with you I lose my mind
Give me a sign
Hit me baby one more time.

Oh baby baby
A reason I breathe is you
Boy you've got me blinded
Oh baby baby
There's nothin' that I wouldn't do
That's not the way I planned it

Show me
How you want it to be
Tell me baby
'Cause I need to know now
Oh because

My loneliness
Is killing me (and I)
I must confess
I still believe (still believe)
When I'm not with you I lose my mind
Give me a sign
Hit me baby one more time.


Oh baby baby
(A ooooooooo)
Oh baby baby
(A yeah yeah)

Oh baby baby
How was I supposed to know
Oh baby baby
I shouldn't have let you go

I must confess
That my loneliness
Is killing me now-
Don't you know I still believe
That you will be here
And give me a sign
Hit me baby one more time.

My loneliness
Is killing me (and I)
I must confess
I still believe (still believe)
When I'm not with you I lose my mind
Give me a sign
Hit me baby one more time.

I must confess
(My loneliness)
That my loneliness
(Is killing me)
Is killing me now
(I must confess)
Don't you know I still believe
(I still believe)
That you will be here
When I'm not with you I lose my mind
And give me a sign
Hit me baby one more time.
Verse

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge
Rap/Hip-Hop Music
Style and Structure
Musical Time
The consistency a song is played at (seconds or minutes)
This can be controlled by the pace of the instrumental
Beat
A musical duration of time which gives the song their accent (Either weak or strong)
Four layers are usually found in most rap/hip-hop songs. Layers 1&3 get strong accents, while layers 2&4 have weaker accents
Flow
Musical and textural structure of lyrics that comes from the interaction between a rapper's words and rhythms
Musical time is measured in beats also known as beats per minute (BPM)
Everything besides the vocals and lyrics is the beat
Not all rappers have the same flow
Some of the flows today have sonnet types of flow
Style Analysis
History of Hip-Hop and Rap
Hip-Hop was pioneered by a gang leader called "Afrika Bambaataa" in the 1970s, he had a vision of kids in the Bronxs expressing their feelings into dancing and djing. Block parties were formed every Friday to showcase teenagers talents, the block party would consist of dance battles aka "break dancing" and DJ battles aka "scratching".

How Hip-Hop got its name was by a dance they made called the "Hippidy-Hop". The type of music they played to this dance is the same type they played at block parties. So, Afrika Bamtaadaa decided to call it Hip-Hop. Hip-Hop is music for people to dance too that's why they have a dance category called Hip-Hop but not Rap.

This weekly event was mobile, because they traveled around the USA showcasing this street art. This changed in 1979 when Sugarhill Gang released a song called "Rapper's Delight" that is when Record Companies started to take notice of this new musical genre and became available on the TV and Radio. Over time Rap and Hip-Hop was placed into the same category, but started out as two different genres.

Rap was formed in West Africa, the style involved chanting and telling a story rhythmically over a beat. This was brought over to America where they called it "MC-ing" during the wave of Hip-Hop, they still didn't pay attention to the genre until Sugarhill released a song called "Rapper's Delight". After that song Rap was getting notice and people started to were inspired to make Rap music but with different variations to it. Rap focuses more on the lyrics.
Brief History of Pop
The phrase “pop music” was first coined around the middle of the 1920's.

Modern pop music began in the 1940's almost 1950's

Evolved out of rock and roll.

Frank Sinatra being the first Pop star

Contributing artists:
Frank Sinatra: 1940's
The Beatles : 1960's 1970's
Michael Jackson: 1980's
Characteristics of Pop Music

Aims to appeal to a wide audience.
Usually around 3 minutes in duration.
Dance orientated rhythms.
Attempts to follow current pop culture trends.
Focus on melodies and catchy hooks.
Chorus usually contrasts melodically and rhythmically with the verse.
Use of repetition.
Usually songs are relatable or on subjects people like talking about.
"King of Pop"
Styles
Glamor- Raps about materialistic things. (Ex.money, cars, clothes and hoes)
Hustler- Raps about selling things to make money (Ex. drugs, socks and cds)
Conscious- Gives food for thought and provides insight on various subjects. (Ex.drugs, social issues, family, lifestyles and other issues)
Pure Lyricist- Focuses on the technical side of rap, sometimes using long complex words and schemes. They rarely care about topics beyond self glorification, and put downs others.
Storyteller- Raps about telling a part of a story or all of it. This style has a strong and well put together plot.
Metaphorist- Raps using similies, metaphors and play-on words to describe things, this style has no plot structure.
Aims to appeal to a wide audience.
Usually around 3 minutes in duration.
Dance orientated rhythms.
Attempts to follow current pop culture trends.
Focus on melodies and catchy hooks.
Chorus usually contrasts melodically and rhythmically with the verse.
Use of repetition.
Usually songs are relatable or on subjects people like talking about.
"Applause"


I stand here waiting for you to bang the gong
To crash the critic saying, "Is it right or is it wrong?"
If only fame had an I.V., baby could I bear
Being away from you, I found the vein, put it in here

I live for the applause, applause, applause
I live for the applause-plause
Live for the applause-plause
Live for the way that you cheer and scream for me
The applause, applause, applause

Give me that thing that I love (I'll turn the lights on)
Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (make it real loud)
Give me that thing that I love (I'll turn the lights on)
Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (make it real loud)

(A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Make it real loud
(A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch
(A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Make it real loud
(A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch

I've overheard your theory "nostalgia's for geeks"
I guess sir, if you say so, some of us just like to read
One second I'm a Koons, then suddenly the Koons is me
Pop culture was in art, now art's in pop culture in me

I live for the applause, applause, applause
I live for the applause-plause
Live for the applause-plause
Live for the way that you cheer and scream for me
The applause, applause, applause


Give me that thing that I love (I'll turn the lights on)
Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (make it real loud)
Give me that thing that I love (I'll turn the lights on)
Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (make it real loud)

(A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Make it real loud
(A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch
(A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Make it real loud
(A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch

Touch, touch
Touch, touch now
Ooh-ooh-ooh-hoo
Ooh-ooh-ooh-hoo
Ooh-ooh-ooh-hoo
Ooh-ooh

I live for the applause, applause, applause
I live for the applause-plause
Live for the applause-plause
Live for the way that you cheer and scream for me.
The applause, applause, applause

Give me that thing that I love (I'll turn the lights on)
Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (make it real loud)
Give me that thing that I love (I'll turn the lights on)
Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (make it real loud)

(A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Make it real loud
(A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Put your hands up, make 'em touch (make it real loud)
(A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Make it real loud
(A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch

A-R-T-P-O-P
I let it fall, my heart,
And as it fell you rose to claim it
It was dark and I was over
Until you kissed my lips and you saved me

My hands, they're strong
But my knees were far too weak
To stand in your arms
Without falling to your feet

But there's a side to you that I never knew, never knew
All the things you'd say, they were never true, never true
And the games you'd play, you would always win, always win

But I set fire to the rain
Watched it pour as I touched your face
Let it burn while I cry
'Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name

When laying with you
I could stay there, close my eyes
Feel you here, forever
You and me together, nothing is better

'Cause there's a side to you that I never knew, never knew
All the things you'd say, they were never true, never true
And the games you'd play, you would always win, always win

But I set fire to the rain
Watched it pour as I touched your face
Let it burn while I cried
'Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name

I set fire to the rain
And I threw us into the flames
Where I felt something die, 'cause I knew that
That was the last time, the last time

Sometimes I wake up by the door
As if that heart you caught is still waiting for you
Even now when it's already over
I can't help myself from looking for you

I set fire to the rain
Watched it pour as I touched your face
Let it burn while I cried
'Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name

I set fire to the rain
And I threw us into the flames
Where I felt something die
'Cause I knew that that was the last time, the last time, oh
Oh, no

Let it burn, oh
Let it burn
Let it burn



Read more: Adele - Set Fire To The Rain Lyrics | MetroLyrics
"Set fire to the rain"
"Mirrors"

Aren't you somethin' to admire?
'Cause your shine is somethin' like a mirror
And I can't help but notice
You reflect in this heart of mine
If you ever feel alone and
The glare makes me hard to find
Just know that I'm always
Parallel on the other side

'Cause with your hand in my hand and a pocket full of soul
I can tell you there's no place we couldn't go
Just put your hand on the glass
I'll be tryin' to pull you through
You just gotta be strong

'Cause I don't wanna lose you now
I'm lookin' right at the other half of me
The vacancy that sat in my heart
Is a space and now you're home
Show me how to fight for now
And I'll tell you, baby, it was easy
Comin' back here to you once I figured it out
You were right here all along

It's like you're my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn't get any bigger
With anyone else beside of me
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

Aren't you somethin', an original
'Cause it doesn't seem merely a sample
And I can't help but stare, 'cause
I see truth somewhere in your eyes
I can't ever change without you
You reflect me, I love that about you
And if I could, I would look at us all the time

'
Cause with your hand in my hand and a pocket full of soul
I can tell you there's no place we couldn't go
Just put your hand on the glass
I'll be tryin' to pull you through
You just gotta be strong

'Cause I don't wanna lose you now
I'm lookin' right at the other half of me
The vacancy that sat in my heart
Is a space and now you're home
Show me how to fight for now
And I'll tell you, baby, it was easy
Comin' back here to you once I figured it out
You were right here all along


It's like you're my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn't get any bigger
With anyone else beside of me
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

Yesterday is history
Tomorrow's a mystery
I can see you lookin' back at me
Keep your eyes on me
Baby, keep your eyes on me

'Cause I don't wanna lose you now
I'm lookin' right at the other half of me
The vacancy that sat in my heart
Is a space and now you're home
Show me how to fight for now (please show me, baby)
I'll tell you, baby, it was easy
Comin' back here to you once I figured it out
You were right here all along

It's like you're my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn't get any bigger
With anyone else beside of me
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

You are, you are the love of my life [x10]

Now you're the inspiration for this precious song
And I just wanna see your face light up since you put me on
So now I say goodbye to the old me, it's already gone
And I can't wait wait wait wait wait to get you home
Just to let you know, you are

You are, you are the love of my life [x8]

Girl you're my reflection, all I see is you
My reflection, in everything I do
You're my reflection and all I see is you
My reflection, in everything I do

You are, you are the love of my life [x16]
Chopper- The structure of this style is the ability to rap 2x faster than the normal speed of a rapper
Political- Raps about people in political power, laws, social issues and improvement for humanity, they're to be considered anti-establishment
Religious- Raps about personal, non-personal, past and present relationship with their God
Hip-Hop and Rap

The History of Rock
-The origins of rock are a little fuzzy. There isn't really a first to start the whole genre.
-Rock was a fresh tune, influenced by R&B, jazz, country, blues and folk.
-The genre took off in the 1940's however song influences and movements were appearing everywhere in the US from as early as the 1920's.
-Alan Freed coined the phrase Rock and Roll in 1955 and he was a disc jockey in Ohio playing different kinds of music.

Rock Style and characteristics .
The styles and elements all depend on the version of Rock.
Since there is well over 200 different styles of rock there are certain characteristics that only stay with one style.
Certain styles such as heavy metal may use deeper sounds, with heavy distortion and longer guitar solos.
Generally Rock bands consist of a vocalist, a lead guitarist, a drummer and a bassist.
Themes and Elements
Repetition is used to emphasis key points
Rebellion is a huge theme is Rock.
There is many sources of rebellion whether it be rebelling from, religion, politics and other plain disagreements between the song writer.
Love/ Sex is a huge theme with Rock
Rock like other genres has lots of ways of explaining love or sexual cravings. Sometimes this isnt always straight forward, and can be misinterpreted in strange ways.
Song Lyrics
POP MUSIC
ROCK!
JAZZ
History of Jazz
Started roughly around 1905 - Became well known around 1917
Involved a lot of experimentation with blues music
in 1898 the us defeated Spain and troops coming back from the Caribbean front went to New Orleans (where Jazz originated)
They bought cheap brass instruments from the black market and brass bands began popping up all over New Orleans
Charles "Buddy" Bolden's trumpet playing became legendary
his ensemble - cornet, trombone, two clarinets, guitar and double bass approximated the instrumentation of traditional Jazz bands
Bolden's band was probably the first New Orleans band to truly emphasize improvisation
HIS STYLE WAS THE PRECURSOR OF JAZZ
Style

Jazz branches off of Blues which was created as a way for African Americans to express their life struggles through music
Blues represented human survival and the expression of life
Jazz was party/dance music (played at parties) in its early years
Jazz age
of the
1920s

--> Swing Era
of the
late 1930s

-->
Peak popularity of
Modern Jazz
in the
late 1950s
Era's of Style
Singing and Song Lyrics
Jazz has a unique structure considering its use of
Improvisation
In singing, a style of improvisation was invented as well, called
Scatting
Scatting is making sounds instead of words (imitating music)



When
lyricism
in Jazz was finally popularized during the
Modern Jazz Era
, an official structure was created
Pay attention to the improvisation break! This is what makes Jazz, JAZZ!
Basic Structure
Examples and Analysis
What a Wonderful World
- Louis Armstrong

It Don't Mean A Thing
- Ella Fitzgerald

I Know You Know
- Esperanza Spalding
Themes Continued
-Rock is geared towards a teen audience, from that happy party goer to the shadier bunch of kids. There was something for everyone.
-Freedom or the feeling of wanting to be free, was also added in rock. It wasn't always added on the surface and sometimes digging might be necessary.
-Drugs and alcohol were often a part of the rock and roll lifestyle. There would be no question that they would have worked their way into the artists music.
Important People in Rock
Elvis Presley The King of Rock
John Lennon
Song Examples
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