I remember "Weird Al" Yankovic's parody of the George Harrison song, "I've Got My Mind Set On You." The parody was called "This Song's Just Six Words Long," and it was all about repetitive song lyrics.
"And so I sing 'em over... and over and over and over,
And over and over and over,
And over and over and over and over and over,
And over again."
I sure can't say it better than "Weird Al," but I am getting a little tired of songs with repetitive lyrics. Not that they aren't catchy, but, sometimes, you just want to grab the artist by their spangled colors and beg them to just stop! The biggest perpetrator of late seems to be Rihanna and her song, "We Found Love." If you've heard it, even once, I'm sure you know exactly where she found love: "In a hopeless place." That's because she says it, in the song, 16 times. Not as much as the 24 times that she says, "Ella," (not including it's inclusion in the word, "umbrella," in her aptly titled song, "Umbrella." This is nothing new when it comes to song writing, though. Do you remember the Haddaway song, "Please Don't Go?" 'Nuff said. And how about the more recent Britney song, "Womanizer?"
"Womanizer, woman-womanizer, you're a womanizer,
Oh womanizer, oh you're a womanizer, baby.
You, you, you are, you, you, you are,
Womanizer, womanizer, womanizer (womanizer)."
But, I would have to say that the biggest culprit would have to be Daft Punk in their song, "Around The World." Though, I suppose you have to be repetitive when you have a 4-minute-long song with only 3 words. Give it a listen for yourself on YouTube
. How many times do they actually repeat, "Around the world. Around the world?" I lost count.