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Pop 101 Lyrics

[Verse 1: Josh Ramsay]
Pop music 101
Some simple instructions

For a good first impression
Now let's start with verse one
A minor chord, tensions grow
Fade in the bass like so
Now, with momentum, go, stop
And bring the beat back

It’s called "four-on-the-floor"
A beat you can’t ignore
I’ll bring sexy back once more (yeah)
They’ll love that (yeah) fo' sho!
The chords are 1-4-6-4
Now I’m talkin' familiar
Harmony in thirds, not fourths
Will take you into the pre-chorus


[Pre-Chorus: Josh Ramsay]
Real quick now, don’t you bore us
Hurry up and get to the chorus
Dumb down, they won’t ignore us


[Chorus: Josh Ramsay]
Get to the floor
And here’s some words you should know
Like, “DJ, never let me go”
"Pour shots and then I'll lose control"

Or, “Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby”
How about one more last word like
"Hey, girl, we’ve only got tonight"

Some things just go together like
"Higher," "desire," and "fire"
"Higher," "desire," and "fire"


[Verse 2: Josh Ramsay]
Guitar and strings like these
To sound like Black Eyed Peas
This one's a filtered swing

This one’s Imogen Heap
Hipster music on cassette
But you probably don’t know them yet

808s, hey, ho, hell yeah!
Heartfelt pub anthems
From Mumford and his Sons
Gang vocals, here we come
Thinking, “I will always wait”

Wobble bass

[Pre-Chorus: Josh Ramsay]
Real quick now, don’t you bore us
Hurry up and get to the chorus
Dumb down, they won’t ignore us

Tape slow down
Take 'em to the chorus


[Chorus: Josh Ramsay]
Whoa!
And here’s some words you should know
Like, “DJ, never let me go”
"Pour shots and then we’ll lose control"

Or, “Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby”
How about one more last word like
"Hey, girl, we’ve only got tonight"

Some things just go together like
"Higher," "desire," and "fire"
"Higher," "desire," and "fire"


[Bridge 1: Anami Vice]
I can pitch shift my voice if I want
I can pitch shift my voice if I want
I can pitch shift my voice if I want
I can make my voice low


[Bridge 2: Josh Ramsay, Anami Vice]
The bridge is
The part when
You bring in
A rapper friend ('sup?)

You simplify and slow the beat
Abbreviate "feature" to "feat."

[Bridge 3: Anami Vice, Josh Ramsay]
Quick now, fill in the gaps (okay!)
Water it down
Eliminate that which you really would rap and
Give them a classic, like, "Cash money!"

[Chorus: Josh Ramsay]
Get to the floor
And here’s some words you should know
Like, “DJ, never let me go”
"Pour shots and then we’ll lose control"

“(Ad-lib)”
Or, “Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby”
How about one more last word like
"Hey girl, we’ve only got tonight"

Some things just go together like
"Higher," "desire," and "fire"
"Higher," "desire," and "fire"


[Outro: Anami Vice, Josh Ramsay]
Oh, yeah, dance

Boots and cats and boots and cats and boots and cats and boots
(Joshua Ramsay)
Boots and cats and boots and cats and boots

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About “Pop 101”

“Pop 101” was first release since their third studio album, Ever After, and is meant to serve as satire: a tongue-in-cheek summary against today’s pop music trends, lampooning the Top 40 you’ll hear on homogenized radio stations around the country. It also scrutinizes the music industry and its formulaic way of writing songs for a popular audience. While mostly focusing on clichés in pop music, “Pop 101” also shows influences from pop rock, hip hop, EDM, and folk music.

The band had previously satirized popular culture and rock-star status on 2010’s “Celebrity Status,” off Masterpiece Theatre:

Trading in who I’ve been for shiny celebrity skin
I like to push it and push it until my luck is over

On the band’s Youtube Channel, vocalist Josh Ramsay can be found a jacuzzi, telling the viewers that this song was a guide on how to write a pop song, because so many people “kept asking.”

"Pop 101" Track Info

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