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- Name three songs that you've changed your mind about, for better or worse. See all answers
- March 13, 2009 by elea
- The Exposure Effect
This song exploded onto my consciousness when I started hearing it played in retail stores, commercials, and on rare occasions when I'd listen to the radio. Without listening to the lyrics, I thought that the gun shots were a really cheap effect to add into a song, but then Slumdog Millionaire woke me up to the fact that M.I.A. actually had a message to convey through the music, so I fell in love.
Oh, Kelly. It's only because you deliver those lyrics with such conviction that I finally gave in and decided to revel in the cliched nature of MYWSWY. "You got a piece of me / and honestly, / my life would suck without you."
Originally, when I listened through Rihanna's whole album, I enjoyed the track. It turns out, however, that one's opinion of "catchy and fun" can quickly transition into "obnoxious and repetitive" after hearing something getting abused all over the airwaves and now I internally cringe if it ever comes on.