From interviews I've seen, it seems like Sting is disturbed as everyone else that there are people who think "Every Breath You Take" is a love song. Ew."Baby It's Cold Outside," the best weird date song that was written by a husband and wife to perform at parties! (And for the record, my preference is for the Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan version.)
I don't think "Blurred Lines" is a particularly good song, but it does feature a couple very clear lines asking for consent. "One thing I ask of you is let me be the one you back that ass into" is a very polite way to suggest a bump n' grind. T.I. later says "I just watch and wait for you to salute," which implies he needs a clear sign before moving forward with the evening's activities.
You mean, "I'll Know You Like Me (If You Perform Oral Sex)"?
A little too old to cover "Blurred Lines" but this is a fun read nevertheless:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2719496-touch-me-i-m-sick
I need to have you write a whole list of subtext-into-text titles for me. I use your "Your Insecurity is What Makes You Attractive to Me" title all the time.
You mean, like "Too Close," by Next, a/k/a "Pardon My Dance-Floor Boner"?
I wonder how much of that is the music video, which features the Police just doing the song in black and white with close-ups of a sensitive looking Sting. That said, even if you were to just isolate the chorus, as a love song, it'd still possessive men's rights crap. Thus, the fact it's explicitly from the point of view of a stalker of whom Sting does not approve redeems it. Also, his hair, which looks like Gretsky's flow when he got to the LA Kings.The one I feel really bad for is Michael Stipe - "The One I Love" is the first R.E.M. single he doesn't perform in mush-mouth, and people can't grab onto basic sarcasm. Buck even does minor arpeggios!
Upvoted for the LA Kings reference.
One would think that comparing someone to "a simple prop to occupy my time" would convey the message. But, no.
I don't think any of these are particularly "more" anything. Dumb list.