decipher random top 40 video

Jonas Blue: Mama (over 140 million views)
 
structure: verse chorus verse chorus.
 
Instruments: sound like loops from $150 software, like music made on computers.
 
lyrics:
 
Where should we run to?
We got the world in our hands and we’re ready to play
They say we’re wasted, but how can we waste it
if we’re loving every day?
Okay I got the keys to the universe so stay with me
’cause I got the keys, baby
 
Don’t wanna wake up one day wishing that we’d done more
I wanna live fast and never look back, that’s what we here for
Don’t wanna wake up one day wondering “where’d it all go?”
‘Cause we’ll be home before we know, I wanna hear you sing it
Hey, mama, don’t stress your mind We coming home tonight
Hey, mama, we gonna be alright Dry those eyes
We’ll be back in the morning when the sun starts to rise
So mama, don’t stress your mind (X 2)
Where should we run to?
We got a ticket that takes us wherever we like.
We got our problems but just for the minute
let’s push all that troubles aside.
Alright ’cause we got the keys to the universe inside
Alright ’cause I got the keys, baby
Don’t wanna wake up one day wishing that we’d done more
I wanna live fast and never look back, that’s what we here for
Don’t wanna wake up one day wondering “where’d it all go?”
‘Cause we’ll be home before we know, I wanna hear you sing it
Hey, mama, don’t stress your mind We coming home tonight
Hey, mama, we gonna be alright Dry those eyes
We’ll be back in the morning when the sun starts to rise
So mama, don’t stress your mind (X 2)
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Opens w 11 of 12 shots of woman in her underwear, a couple being sexual, grinning. Then lead singer is in passenger seat of very fast moving very expensive car, then his friends are eating pasta in white bowls on a white table wearing white clothes. Then they’re playful taking selfies and toast themselves with glasses of wine, then they’re having a pillow fight – just another average day for the extremely wealthy young.
 
Now a very expensive yacht, now on the sandy beach taking more selfies, now they go to a part of town where it’s not so sunny and there’s graffiti and rubble, now they they meet tough guys who look about 30 years older and exchange an 8-track cassette for a suitcase – heavy dramatic moment. Get into their lamborghini and take off for more adventure.
 
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Why so popular?
 
I don’t know.
 
Take a guess.
 
Maybe because people want to live vicariously through young buff rich kids?
 
Any other guesses?
 
Maybe someone with money spent a lot of money pushing it? Advertising works.

 

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