Rihanna’s Perfect Song Virus

March 8, 2016

You know how there are flavor scientists in the lab trying to make the perfect junk food that gets us hooked? Once you pop, you can’t stop.

Hit songs are like that.

There are dozens of sound scientists working on every single aspect of a hit song, making sure it’s as addictive as possible to our ears.

They’ve figured out that it takes a certain amount of repeat listens and then the song becomes hooked into your mind. You want more and more, like a cigarette.

The first time I heard this song, it didn’t make any sense to my mind. Maybe I’ve hit that age where new songs don’t connect.

I let the song play in the background while working. All of a sudden, it started playing again. Does youtube have a repeat option that I accidentally clicked?

I check and see that the song is purposely repeated twice, with two different music videos. The second video has Rihanna in a see thru top, dancing erotically.

I watched.
And watched.
In a trance.

Then I scrolled down to the top comment for the video: “Rihanna will release the 3rd version on pornhub.” Made me crack up out loud.

By now I had heard the song two times.
I clicked “replay” to see what the first video looks like. I let it play all the way through and now I’ve heard it a total of 4 times.

I’m hooked.
I open wordpress and decide to tell you about this.

And as I type these last words, I’m on my 10th listen.

Update: I’m on my 18th listen and can’t stop clicking replay! Is this now my favorite song ever???