Lorde of the Charts

Lorde is pretty excited about her chart success.  So excited, she posted this tweet:

Of course, she’s referring to her song “Royals,” which is once again topping the Billboard Hot 100.  But who is Lorde?  From what I can tell, she’s no ordinary pop singer, if one could call her that.

“Royals” topped the Billboard Alternative Chart back in August, making her the first female solo artist to hit #1 on that chart since Tracy Bonham in 1996.  The irony?  1996 is the year of Lorde’s birth.  You could say it took her entire life to accomplish that feat.  The song itself takes a look at the idea of aristocracy and living to excess, then turns right around and says that she’ll never behave like that.  Kind of harkens back to the DIY ethic of punk, doesn’t it?

She also had this to say about Disney pop princesses Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez:

“The difference between those kids and me is that I grew up completely normally and went to parties and had that experience,” […] “I am way less inclined to be like, ‘Look! I’m f**king mental!'”

She also says she’ll never twerk like Miley, and we’re pretty thankful for that.  In her follow-up single, “Team,” she’s “kind of over getting told to throw my hands up in the air.”  Tired of ordinary pop music and ready for something new?  Perhaps she is.  It’s things like this that make Lorde an artist worth watching.

Anyhow, just in case you haven’t heard “Royals,” here it is.

Lorde – “Royals”


Author: Chuck

I started out as a child, then things kind of grew from there.  I spend way too much time around computers and radios, but I do like to take a break once in a while.  I'm not a real doctor, but I played one on the radio in college. A bit later on, I wrote an article that was published in COMPUTE!'s Gazette (Commodore 64/128 magazine). I also think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

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