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Single of The Day: Mika feat. Ariana Grande – Popular Song
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Single of The Day: Mika feat. Ariana Grande – Popular Song 

Released by: Universal Music Indonesia

Entah karena faktor musik yang terasa riang, rasanya vokal Ariana Grande tidak kesulitan untuk menyelip masuk dalam single Popular Song milik Mika ini. Apalagi di bagian awal, dia yang paling awal memberi sentuhan vokal, bisa jadi kalau orang tidak jeli, lagu ini akan disangka Ariana feat. Mika.

Saya sendiri merasa “lain” dengan Popular Song yang digeber selama 3. 21 menit. Ada keriaan yang terasa berlebihan untuk seorang Mika. Walaupun banyak orang yang menarik batas kemiripannya dengan Grace Kelly, saya justru tidak menemukan kesamaan tersebut. Satu-satunya bagian yang menandakan bahwa ini lagu kepunyaan Mika hanyalah setelah bagian refrain ketika kita mendengar vokal falsetto khasnya.

Berbungkuskan sarkasme terselubung, rasanya Popular Song cocok bagi mereka yang membutuhkan kekuatan untuk menghadapi bully atau the hardest momen. Dengan beat yang crunchy, rasanya tidak akan sulit menemukannya di barisan playlist para remaja. Dan dengan faktor Ariana Grande, rasanya Mika akan mudah masuk dalam pasar tersebut.

Track ini sebenarnya dibuat dalam 2 versi. Kenapa hal ini menjadi menarik? Nama Priscilia Reena adalah yang pertama kali dipercayakan untuk membawakan bagian duet versi aslinya. Didasarkan dari serial musical terkenal di Broadway, Wicked, liriknya kemudian hadir dengan beberapa serapah dan perkataan yang sinis. Ditambah lagi dengan beat yang cenderung suram, malah menggambarkan musikalitas Mika yang sebenarnya. Priscilia Reena juga hadir dalam barisan penulis lirik bersama Mathieu Jomphe, Stephen Schwartz.

Dirilis pada tanggal 21 Desember, usia track ini sebenarnya sudah sangat lama. Tapi syukurlah video musik yang dibuat ala Tim Burton dirilis pada tanggal 29 April. Membuat hype dari album The Origin Of Love bisa jadi sedikit lebih panjang.

Rasanya Mika harus mencoba jalur lain untuk lebih beruntung tahun ini. The Origin of Love tidak bisa berkata banyak, mudah-mudahan kehadiran Ariana bukan hanya sebagai pemanis saja, tapi bisa membantu track ini untuk lebih popular. Cheers!

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(Iqko / CreativeDisc Contributor)

LYRIC
La la, la la
You were the popular one, the popular chick
It is what it is, now I’m popular-ish
Standing on the field with your pretty pompons
Now you’re working at the movie selling popular corn
I could have been a mess but I never went wrong
Cause I’m putting down my story in a popular song
Said I’m putting down my story in a popular song

[Chorus:]
My problem, I never was a model,
I never was a scholar,
You were always popular,
You were singing, all the songs I don’t know
Now you’re in the front row
Cause my song is popular

Popular, I know about popular
It’s not about who you are or your fancy car
You’re only ever who you were
Popular, I know about popular
And all that you have to do is be true to you
That’s all you ever need to know

Catch up cause you got an awful long way to go
Catch up cause you got an awful long way to go

Always on the lookout for someone to hate,
Picking on me like a dinner plate
You hid during classes, and in between them
Dunk me in the toilets, now it’s you that cleans them
You tried to make me feel bad with the things you do
It ain’t so funny when the joke’s on you
Uh, the joke’s on you
Got everyone’s laughing, got everyone clapping, asking
How come you look so cool?
Cause that’s the only thing that I’ve learned at school, boy
So that’s the only thing I’ve learned at school

[Chorus:]
My problem, I never was a model,
I never was a scholar,
You were always popular,
You were singing, all the songs I don’t know
Now you’re in the front row
Cause my song is popular

Popular, I know about popular
It’s not about who you are or your fancy car
You’re only ever who you were
Popular, I know about popular
And all that you have to do, is be true to you
That’s all you ever need to know

Catch up cause you got an awful long way to go
Catch up cause you got an awful long way to go

Before the next time that you calling him crazy
Lazy, a faggot, or that fugazi
Here’s the one thing that’s so amazing
It ain’t a bad thing to be a loser, baby!

All you ever need to know
You’re only ever who you were
All you ever need to know
You’re only ever who you were

Popular, I know about popular
It’s not about who you are or your fancy car
You’re only ever who you were
Popular, I know about popular
And all that you have to do, is be true to you.
That’s all you ever need to know…

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