Thursday, May 24, 2007

Hilary Duff Definitely Writes Her Own Songs

Okay, now let me preface this post by stating two things up front:

1) I am not exactly a connoisseur of meaningful music. I am largely responsible for the success of the Spice Girls and Ace of Base in the 90's. I still can't get enough of "Girlfriend"by Avril Lavigne (me and Mickey have most of the dance routine down from the video as well). I still hope and dream for the day when Britney makes her big comeback and shows all you "haterz".

2) I have never held much faith in Hilary Duff as a musician, or even a human being. I am actually pretty certain that she's a fem-bot sent from some other world in a disastrously failed attempt to conquer this one, via preying on impressionable tweens with her awful television shows and extremely awkward music videos.

However the least I would have expected, even from Hilary Duff and the insane alien scientists who built and programmed her, is that song lyrics might have some connecting thread from one line to the next. I was watching music videos at 5.30 this morning (as I do) and listened to the chorus of this one many times to see if I was missing some magical key word that would tie it all together and was unable to figure it out:
Love me, love me
feed the flame
if you want me back again
burn to the sky
higher and higher
baby, can you play with fire?
The title of her latest album, in what I can only assume is some masterstroke of ironic positioning, is Dignity.

3 comments:

emla said...

Zander, you're judging Hilary Duff while reveling in Colours' "Hugging Me, Kissing Me" or (even more inane) "Never Say Never"? Don't play. You love it.

Also, did you know that Avril recorded the chorus to "Girlfriend" in something like 8 different languages? The Mandarin version is pretty awesome.

Zander said...

Uh yeah, but Hilary Duff is supposedly a native English speaker. Colours are a bunch of tacky Eastern Europeans. Surely we're not holding them to the same standards. (And even if we were, "Hugging Me, Kissing Me" is just the greatest thing ever, I was almost dancing to it on the bus home the other day)

And yeah I heard about that. If you have any of those please send, it might make me love the song even more.

Freak Magnet said...

I'm digging on that Avril Lavigne song. She's gotten a lot lighter and poppier. Yes, that's a word because I just made it up and my word is the only one that counts.