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 What’s Your “Hymn for the Weekend”?

Written by Vishakha Bhatt

Nowadays, when a song hits the chartbusters and shatters all the world records, one cannot ascertain which aspect of it made it so popular that fans are flocking in numbers for its concert.

Well, I personally feel that lyrics are the essence of any song. The best lyrics don’t just speak to the listeners but make them feel like they are a part of the song.

Here are some of our favourite love songs from the 21st century.

  1. MIRROR by Justin Timberlake1468595337665Aren’t you somethin’ to admire?

‘Cause your shine is somethin’ like a mirror

And I can’t help but notice

You reflect in this heart of mine

If you ever feel alone and

The glare makes me hard to find

Just know that I’m always parallel on the other side

Who doesn’t love Justin Timberlake?  

His charming personality which just “can’t stop the feeling”, his acting skills, dance moves and of course his songs which we just can’t help but dance to, makes him a complete entertainer and a heart-throb sensation.

2. NEW DIVIDE  by Linking Park98548_1246412580464.32res_500_386

Give me reason

To fill this hole

Connect the space between

Let it be enough to reach the truth that lies

Across this new divide

We all must have seen guys in our class mugging up the lyrics and singing “Numb” and “In the End”.

The best thing which attracts me personally to Linkin Park is, and I mean this literally, their way of breaking the guitar at the end of every song and that’s how they believe in “Breaking the habit”. We all have followed their motto of becoming “less like you and more like me”.

3. CLOCKS  By Coldplayimages (26)

Come out upon my seas

Cursed missed opportunities

Am I a part of the cure?

Or am I part of the disease? 

Whether you are in love or not, heartbroken or not, there has been a Coldplay song that can always “Fix you”.

It has always been worth waiting for years to hear a new Coldplay record with that same old enthusiasm.

4. ROLLING IN THE DEEP by Adeleadele-rolling-in-the-deep-jpg0__1436395458_173.199.221.90

The scars of your love remind me of us

They keep me thinking that we almost had it all

The scars of your love, they leave me breathless

I can’t help feeling

We could have had it all

(You’re gonna wish you never had met me)

Rolling in the deep

 

What can we say about this exceptionally amazing artist?

Every time she comes up with a song, a Grammy is already there to adorn her efforts with. Her lyrics are thoughtful, heart touching, and emotional and that’s why millions of listeners around the world connect with them.

5. MAPS by Maroon 5images

I like to think we had it all

We drew a map to be a better place

But on that road I took a fall

Oh baby why did you run away?

This “Fabulous Fivesome” has always won our hearts with their versatility, be it their romantic ballads or angry disenchanted rock songs. One can always groove to their “Moves like jagger”.

6. SKYSCAPER by Demi Lovatodemi_lovato_skyscraper_single_artwork

As the smoke clears I awaken,

And untangle you from me  

Would it make you feel better

To watch me while I bleed?

All my windows, still are broken

But I’m standing on my feet

This teen sensation has always inspired us to fight back and live the life to its fullest. Whenever you feel down, there is always a Demi Lovato’s song that can surely cheer you up, so perk up and “let it go”.

7. SOMEBODY  by EnriqueSomebodysMe..

Cause I, I walk the streets alone

I hate being on my own

And everyone can see that I really fell

And I’m going through hell

Thinking about you with somebody else

Well, we all have had a crush on him whether you reveal it or not and guys you have to admit that he is “hot”.

His charismatic looks and tender voice make him our “Hero”.

8.  E.T (SUPERNATURAL)  by Katy Perryimages (29)

You’re so supersonic

Wanna feel your powers,

Stun me with your lasers,

Your kiss is cosmic,

Every move is magic

We all love her elaborate costumes and props she flaunts boldly in her videos and live concerts. Her E.T, surely is a visual treat to the eyeballs.

9.  ALL OF ME by John Legend

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What would I do without your smart mouth?

Drawing me in, and you kicking me out

You’ve got my head spinning, no kidding, I can’t pin you down

What’s going on in that beautiful mind?

I’m on your magical mystery ride

And I’m so dizzy, don’t know what hit me, but I’ll be alright.

John Legend, through his songs, has made his way into our hearts. He wants us to know him beyond his music and because of his music and that’s the thing we love.

10.  THINKING OUT LOUD by Ed Sheeranimages (32)

When my hair’s all but gone and my memory fades

And the crowds don’t remember my name

When my hands don’t play the strings the same way

I know you still love me the same.

Last but not the least is our adorable “ginger singer” Ed Sheeran. This song definitely proves that he can get the ‘hell’ out of any song. If you don’t know about this worldwide phenomenon then you really need to come out of your shells.

 These are some of my favourites and you can share yours in the comments section below.

About the author

Vishakha Bhatt

18, bcom(programme) , 2nd year, (motilal nehru college ).
Loves sketching and singing . #foodie , travel-holic.
Amateur blogger. Amateur debater.

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