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Harris’ Song of the Week: “Dance Or Die” by Janelle Monae

This week’s song of the week is unique. Usually a song that has pop qualities and is catchy as hell, this song fits that description perfectly. What makes this song unique is the song itself. One listen and you’ll agree that you haven’t heard anything like this in recent years. From one of the most anticipated albums of the year, Janelle Monae has been featured on tracks by B.o.B., and has toured with No Doubt and was signed to Bad Boy Records (P. Diddy’s label).

With seven years between albums, Monae returned this past week with her album “The ArchAnroid” a collection of 18 songs that show a huge range for the midwestern pop singer. The song itself features Saul Williams but the defining characteristic of the song is the racing vocals during the verse. Although the words are hard to hear, the way she phrases lyrics together is amazing. The chorus is just catchy eneough to be easily hummed. There aren’t any lyrics here that will stand out and stick with you but the entire song’s melody is brilliant.

Although I’ve only just begun listening to this lengthy album, from what I’ve heard so far it seems great. Check out Janelle Monae’s “Dance Or Die” below:

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  • Comment by yours truly posted May 20, 2010 at 16:12

    i have to disagree, the lyric that stuck out to me was “from here to sudan, metropolis to iraq”… i LOVE the way she says that

  • Comment by Nice! posted November 03, 2010 at 10:36

    I really like this. Any other suggestions for brilliant songs of this genre? I only know I like the beat and the way it’s so catchy.