As I continue to learn more about communications, and how it’s bettered the world, I have now come to the part of the lecture of having advertising tell a story to consumers. This is true, there’s lots of great examples to prove this, but then I started dangerously thinking that there are other forms of communication that uses storytelling to others too.
Thinking… Thinking… MUSIC!
Of course it does! Music has defiantly told us far more stories than any car commercial ever has. Going deeper into thought (POINT OF NO RETURN), music tells general stories about being happy, being sad, or being in love. Yeah that’s cool (yawn), but what about the telling of story that music plays when someone has a passionate request?
*HINT: starts with a S- ends with an X-*
Have you ever noticed that many of the songs that we love to sing at parties, concerts, and weddings give a very vivid description of the “Mommy and Daddy dance.” Deny if you want, it’s true.
Obviously, the entire genre talks about sex, but a few lyrics that everybody knows and loves are:
- “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gay
Don’t you know how sweet and wonderful life can be?
I’m asking you baby, to get it on with me.”
- “If I Was Your Girlfriend” by Prince [I know lots to choose from]
Would you let me kiss you there
You know, down there, where it counts?
I’ll do it so good
I swear I’ll drink every ounce.”
- “Shoop” by Salt-N-Pepa
If looks could kill you would be an Uzi
Or a shotgun: bang!
What’s up with that thang?
I wanna know, how does it hang?
Straight up, wait up, hold up, Mr. Lover
Like Prince said you’re a sexy mother…”
- “Closer” by Nine Inch Nails
I want to F*@$% you like an animal
I want to feel you from the inside
Yeah, cowboys get freaky too!
- “I wanna make you close your eyes” by Dierks Bentley
You can make me work for it girl if you want to
Just leave a trail for me to follow you into the bedroom.
- “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum
It’s a quarter after one
I’m a little drunk and I need you now”
So those are just a few of tons of examples to chose from, but honestly I’m starting to blush 😉
Other than the very obvious, they all have something in common. Each lyric gave a great description of the storyteller’s wants and desires. If that you didn’t pick up with that in any of the lyrics, I will point you in the direction of the nearest convent.