Musical Autopsy

In this movella, I will strip a song down to its core and try to decipher its inner meaning, if it has one, and what is wrong with it. Song suggestions welcome. *Update - I only do songs that made one of the billboard charts at some point in time. Thanks!*

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11. Shut Up and Dance by Walk The Moon

Song: Shut Up And Dance
 Artist: Walk The Moon

Songwriter(s): Nicholas Petricca, Benjamin Berger, Eli Maiman, Ryan Mcmahon, Kevin Ray, Sean Waugaman

Current Billboard Rating: 5

Billboard Peak: 4

Release Date: May 30, 2015

"Oh don't you dare look back.
 Just keep your eyes on me."
 I said, "You're holding back, "
 She said, "Shut up and dance with me!"

First of all, this dialogue is super confusing. Let's name these people Boy and Girl. Girl instructs Boy to not look back and keep his eyes on her. Boy claims Girl is holding back. Girl tells Boy to shut up and dance with her. Not confusing at all.


 This woman is my destiny
 She said, "Ooh-ooh-hoo,

No one just says ooh-ooh-hoo without some medical condition. They just don't


 Shut up and dance with me."

You don't need to repeat yourself.

 

 We were victims of the night,

I think the night is a victim of you.


 The chemical, physical, kryptonite
 Helpless to the bass and the fading light

Fish?


 Oh, we were bound to get together,
 Bound to get together.

 She took my arm,
 I don't know how it happened.

Obviously you did - she took your arm, pretty simple.


 We took the floor and she said,

 "Oh, don't you dare look back.
 Just keep your eyes on me."
 I said, "You're holding back, "
 She said, "Shut up and dance with me!"
 This woman is my destiny
 She said, "Ooh-ooh-hoo,
 Shut up and dance with me."

And the weird, confusing, dialogue-chorus, oh how we missed you.

 

 A backless dress and some beat up sneaks,
 My discothèque, Juliet teenage dream.

Don't use words when you know no one knows what they mean. You want to know what discotheque means? Do you? It means record collection. That makes no sense!


 I felt it in my chest as she looked at me.
 I knew we were bound to be together,
 Bound to be together

 She took my arm,
 I don't know how it happened.

We already discussed this


 We took the floor and she said,

 "Oh, don't you dare look back.
 Just keep your eyes on me."
 I said, "You're holding back, "
 She said, "Shut up and dance with me!"
 This woman is my destiny
 She said, "Ooh-ooh-hoo,
 Shut up and dance with me."

The third time is not any better.

 

 Oh, come on girl!

 Deep in her eyes,
 I think I see the future.
 I realize this is my last chance.

She's going to break up with you? I thought she was your destiny and you were bond to be together?

 

 She took my arm,
 I don't know how it happened.
 We took the floor and she said,

 "Oh, don't you dare look back.
 Just keep your eyes on me."
 I said, "You're holding back, "
 She said, "Shut up and dance with me!"
 This woman is my destiny
 She said, "Ooh-ooh-hoo,
 Shut up and dance!"

*sighs*

 

 "Don't you dare look back.
 Just keep your eyes on me."
 I said, "You're holding back, "
 She said, "Shut up and dance with me!"
 This woman is my destiny
 She said, "Ooh-ooh-hoo,
 Shut up and dance with me."

Yay! It's over!

 

 Ooh-ooh-hoo, shut up and dance with me [x2]

I really needed to hear that two more times.

 

This is a stupid song. There is nothing more to be said.

This has been musical autopsy with Lavern.

 

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