WonkeyDude98 Analysis: Bang Bang

WonkeyDude98
Just two more!

So I've given Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj a bit of attention, with the former landing on one of my worst lists and getting a deep analysis through a comparison, and Nicki Minaj...well she's a whole other story. She's made one best list, has two lists designated only for her, was my temporary least favorite artist of all time, made three of my worst lists so far, and has had two reviews (Anaconda and Only, and we still have one more song coming up after this). I've had a lot of backstory with these two.

The same cannot be said about Jessie J. She's only had one other major hit and that was Domino. It was decent, about a strong 3/5. But what I got from it was that Jessie J is a poor man's Katy Perry. Well, she's the better singer, but she's the worse lyricist. Basically, very little reason to take Jessie J over Katy Perry.

Remember when I said that Domino was pretty good? Well...

the same CANNOT be said about her much larger hit Bang Bang. I really don't know what to say about it...at all. It's an absolute disaster on all grounds.

The production is entirely percussion outside of gang vocals. By those standards, it's fine. By actual music standards, it's a train wreck, completely sloppy and slapped on carelessly.

The performers are obnoxious. When Nicki Minaj is the best, least annoying part of your song, you have issues. Admittedly, her flow is somewhat nice. But the other two...they are WAY too in your face and are just annoying, especially when gang vocals start flooding out Ariana Grande's voice. Especially everything after the 2:23 mark. Yikes.

The lyrics to this song are egregious. "She got a body like an hourglass but I can give it to ya all the time/She got a booty like a Cadillac but I can send you into overdriiive-uh" "She may have let you hold her hand in school/But imma show ya how to graduate". *applause* Really, what was that? To answer my own question, an array of awkward metaphors and cringeworthy comparisons. Nicki has the best lyrics of the song, and she's almost entirely just name-dropping the performers and title.

I reviewed this like it was going to be a 0/5, but this song is in the category of "that bad" alongside Eminem's "Rain Man" and "Just Lose It", Big Sean's "IDFWU" (besides the legit E-40 verse), and others. This is an absolute slop, an obnoxious dreck that while some elements can work on their own, are terrible as a whole because...there is no whole. All the elements just coexist, in a way similar to a song like Omarion's "Post To Be" (I'll give this song credit: it's better than that one). I give it a 2/5. My crush said this was her favorite song. Cue Eminem's "Space Bound" video. This is WonkeyDude98, signing out.

Comments

I love The link to applause - Martinglez

Needed that to describe the cringeworthy metaphors in this song. - WonkeyDude98

Well it's hilarious - Martinglez

I only heard four Jessie J songs lol don't have a big opinion:

Bang Bang: 0/5
Price Tag: 4/5
Domino: 4/5
Burnin Up: 4/5

Average: 3/5. She's alright I guess - ProPanda

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