You Really Got Me Bad: Maroon 5 Release New Single

Posted: 11/07/2010 by TK in Can't Get It Out of Your Head
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Every summer requires a song to characterize it. And for Summer ’10, Maroon 5, the band behind hits such as This Love and She Will Be Loved are happy to fill those shoes with their new single Misery from their highly anticipated third album Hands All Over.

Single cover for "Misery"

Misery , despite the melodramatic name, is a wonderful uptempo song, that keeps you smiling for 3 minutes and 36 seconds. It’s everything you would expect from Maroon 5, and that’s really a plus point as many bands and solo artisits are trying to reinvent themselves and failing miserably (Example, Christina Aguilera). By focusing on what they do best, they come out with a fantastic end-product that you can’t easily get out of your head. As a matter of fact, it got stuck in my head just after a single listen, and by the second, I was already singing along with Adam Levine, the band’s lead singer.
As stated on Wikipedia, this song is about a man facing the demise of a relationship. Except the melody and catchy lyrics are not what you would normally expect for such a dreary topic. Notable lyrics include

Girl you really got me bad
You really got me bad
I’m gonna get you back
Gonna get you back

Which is perhaps where they got the idea of the video from.
It tackles a serious topic, violence, but in a hilarious way, to go with the whole feel of the song. In the clip, Levine plays the role of a man whose girlfriend is trying to have him killed, applying the whole message of the song in reverse.
The end result is bound to keep you in giggles as he gets smashed into walls, dodges bullets, gets run over by cars-nothing that you wouldn’t normally see on an episode of RoadRunner.
This song is going to be really hard to miss this summer season with cars blasting it at top volume and people singing You really got me bad in high-pitched voices. And if the album is anything like its first single, then I will be the first person in line to buy it once it comes out in September.

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