Not sure what attracts me to this particular song. I tried to dissect it to figure it out but I'm not sure.
Thinking about most of the music that I love and it's usually something said/sung with such feeling that I feel it too. That piece right there, feeling what is being sung is my main attraction to Mary J. Blige as an artist. I've loved her since hearing her sing the hook on Father Mc's I'll do 4 you. Back then she didn't have the greatest singing voice but her voice told a story!
So, is it the lyrics, the melody, the voice, the beat...what makes a song?
I'm inclined not to believe that it's the voice because just about anyone that can carry a tune can sing Always and Forever and I'l appreciate it. I don't know for sure that it's the melody because plenty of songs have been remade and switched the melody and made the song just as classic. The beat...uhhh, the beat is probably and initial hook but at the end of the day some songs are just as powerful accapella. Leaving us with lyrics, and I'm going to have to say I have loved some songs with words I don't necessarily agree with.
At the end of the day it's some combinations and magical feeling, I think, that makes a song.
What are some of your favorite songs, lyrics, artists, etc and why?
If you want the lyrics, I found them here: http://www.metrolyrics.com/breakeven-lyrics-script.html