In anticipation of seeing Kelly Clarkson this Sunday in AC (aka the Vegas of the East Coast), I have been listening to her new album “Stronger” along with some of her classics.
Since I am 84% bitter, Kelly and I get along quite well. Many of her singles are brewing with anger but they have an upbeat tempo. What’s the point of writing a man-hating/bitter/want to beat someone with a shoe kind of song if it sounds happy?
That’s where I come in. Kelly really didn’t let her bitter side show until her second album ” Breakaway.” That’s when it all came out.
I have listened to possibly every Clarkson song that she has released and I am here to give you the top four most bitter jams by the one and only American Idol.
Track #11 on “Breakaway” this hidden gem is Clarkson at her bitter best. She just wants someone (a man) to hear her. Snookin’ for love isn’t easy. After hearing this song, you will hear Kelly, her voice is amazing.
Favise lyrics: “Are you listening?”
Listed as lucky number six on “My December,” I think the title of this song says it all. If I ever meet the man who inspired Kelly to write these lyrics, I will roundhouse kick him in the face.
Favise lyrics: “Couldn’t believe, couldn’t believe/How you deceived, you deceived/I never thought you’d do that to me”
‘Let Me Down’
As you can probably tell by the title, it’s another uplifting jam by K. Clarkson that lands at track #11 on “Stronger.” I believe Kelly is talking about a potential bf and when she needs this man, he is not there for her. What a fool.
Favise lyrics: “The funny thing about forever/Is it comes with a side of never never” AND “You’re only gonna let me down/When it counts, you countdown”
Last but certainly not least, “Addicted” takes spot six on “Breakaway.” I have made a decision, decision made: “Addicted” is Kelly’s best song ever! The “American Idol” winner has since put out three albums and no song has come close to “Addicted.” If you listen to the lyrics, it probably explains why I’m afraid of commitment…oops can’t say that.
Favise lyrics: “It’s like you’re a drug”
Kelly- I hear your pain, girl! See you Sunday. Get ready for me to bum rush the stage <3
My roommates and I have a list on our refrigerator that has two columns. The column on the right is titled “Demeaning to Women” and the column on the left is titled “Non-Demeaning to Women.” We have a variety of characters on the list and (of course) I will share some with you.
In the Non-Demeaning to Women corner, we have:
- Jennifer Lopez aka Jenny from the Block (from da Bronx)
- Britney Spears (Obvi)
- Spice Girls (Girl Power)
- DJ Pauly D
As for the Demeaning to Women corner:
- “The Bachelorette” & “The Bachelor” (Yea ABC)
- CHRIS BROWN (Still haven’t forgotten you ass)
- Dr. Phil
- Dawson Leery
- Gary and Corey from “Teen Mom”
So with this post, I would like to shine the spotlight on a person who is completing Non-Demeaning to Women acts.
This Wednesday, the Non-Demeaning to Women award goes to…
Not only is this gentleman handsome, he is releasing his second studio album “Take Care” Nov. 15. Drake has a song on the upcoming album that is (in my opinion) finally not demeaning to women. The track is called “Make Me Proud” and it features Nicki Minaj.
Side note: I have always thought Drake was a friend to women and I’m waiting for him to put a ring on Rihanna’s finger.
Back to the topic at hand. You might be wondering why I think this song is non-demeaning to women. Here are some lyrics to prove my point:
“I know things get hard but girl you got it girl/You got it, there you go/Can’t you tell by how they looking at you everywhere you go”
“When all these motherf*ckers wanna waste your time/It’s just amazing girl, and all I can say is/I’m so, I’m so, I’m so, I’m so, I’m so proud of you”
“I like a woman with a future and a past/A lil attitude problem all good, it’ll make shit last/Don’t make it too easy girl, don’t take it too fast”
My personal favorite: “It must be hard to be that fine” (It actually is)
Thank you Drake. I feel empowered as a lady.
I think it’s time I start sharing the songs that get stuck in my head, therefore they can be stuck in your head as well. This song creeped into my iPod and now I’ve been walking around all day saying “Raah, raah, like a dungeon dragon.” People have been staring, I even caused a point and stare while walking today.
I do like this song. Nicki Minaj and Eminem is a surprisingly odd pair. Shady even mentions this in his lyrics. “It’s Shady and Nicki Minaj/You might find the sight quite odd/But don’t ask why, bitch (Ask why not).” Point taken.
Listen to the track below and walk around proudly screamin “Raah, raah, like a dungeon dragon!”