Or that is at least the case when they transcend mere bubble-gum and strain for grandeur. Here, then, is a thoroughly unscientific but completely from the heart list of the greatest lyrics ever. They run from the clever to the overblown, the gritty to the gaudy. What they all have in common is the ability to make you stop dead in your tracks and feel as if your world has briefly been tipped head over heels. Yet their slower songs have become unjustly obscured as the decades have rolled by. Six months later, Cobain would take his own life. No other composition more movingly articulates the despair that was set to devour him whole and the chest bursting love he felt for his family. Its circumstances are tragic yet its message — that loves lingers after we have gone — is uplifting.
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Join Capital as we take a look at some of the best pop song lyrics from the past few years, the ones you just can't seem to get out of your head! Gaga, ooh, la, la All that junk inside your trunk! We salute you Kelis!
So much to do, so much to see, so what's wrong with taking the backstreets? Best sung when you're all alone, two bottles of wine deep, and Instagram-stalking your ex's new girlfriend. Your life goal after hearing this song: hopping off a plane at LAX with your dream and your cardigan. Even if you hate rap and have never seen 8 Mile , chances are you know this, even if it's just as "that mom's spaghetti song". TLC has taught us to always aim higher than the guy hanging out the passenger side of his best friend's ride, trying to holler at you. An earlier version of this post had incorrect Smash Mouth lyrics.