NewsWritten by Jackson Langford on October 12, 2019
The end of the decade is fast approaching, and much faster than we or anyone would like. With only mere weeks left until we enter the 2020s, music publications and music lovers are looking back fondly on the best music moments of the decade. And, now, we’ve turned attention to the decade’s best lyrics, and there have been some good ones.
The conversation was started by writer Ilana Kaplan, who tweeted “what’s the best song lyrics of the decade?”
And the replies came in hard and fast.
A lot of people seem to love the lead line of the chorus from Rihanna’s 2012 hit ‘We Found Love’.
Just as many people think a line from Taylor Swift’s 2012 Red cut ‘All Too Well’ deserves the praise.
Others are looking towards Paramore’s 2013 song ‘Last Hope’.
Another writer, Steven Edelstone, cited two lyrics from two songs: Weyes Blood’s ‘Picture Me Better’ and the “I remember you was conflicted” repetition throughout Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly.
A whole stack of others have been referenced, like Lorde’s ‘Sober II (Melodrama)’, Courtney Barnett’s ‘Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party’, Vampire Weekend’s ‘Harmony Hall’, Jason Isbell’s ‘Cover Me Up’, Sufjan Stevens’ ‘Should Have Known Better’ and plenty bloody more.
What’s your favourite lyric of the past decade? Let us know on Twitter at @musicfeeds.