Naughty Reputation by Thinqsyrius

Thinqsyrius
Pop
Candy Pop
Current Round: 1  
3.56
 

The song that was supposed to start it all ... produced by Don Monopoli. Drums, bass, guitars, keyboards and backing vocals by Dave. Lead and backing vocals by CJ. We really think the song would have been far more timeless if it had been recorded with a piano instead of synthesizer keys but Cheetah was paying the bills so it went how they decided to produce it.

Described by Cheetah VP Jan as "now soon".

If you think you hear something familiar about this song - PM me and tell me if it's the same thing we were actually banking on ... (we only realized it was true AFTER we wrote and recorded it - so it's not like we actually consciously stole anything)

A live version by Thinqsyrius followup band BABBLING GENIUS can be found at http://youtu.be/CwRWdj1ENfE

Featured Review

This is a pretty appealing little ditty. Reminds me of 3Dog Night's "One", which actually derives its chord progression from maybe 12 other songs from classic pop days.
Vocal blend is spectacular.
Perfect little horns break. Someone really knows how late 60's/early 70's tunes work - thinking also of Turtles (thematically similar to "Cherry Hill Park") & Lovin' Spoonful here (a bit of "Summer in the City" vibe).
Generally sounding by-the-numbers classic pop, and I'm fine with that, but the instrumental break did set it apart for me.
Lovely little ditty.

HUD

Featured Review

To appreciate this, one has to pretend it’s the seventies heading into the eighties. It has that breezy innocence and sweetness of heart, and makes me nostalgic. Unashamed of its pursuit of a light-touch vocal melody, it kinda lets the space do the talking. One to hum on the way home from the theatre, especially if it was a 21st century made movie set in the eighties, currently so de rigeur.

Surely no man surviving this era could not find the solo keyboard sound annoying, and the relief of having it joined by the rest of the instruments enriches the journey. At the same time you can’t imagine what might replace them; it’s not going anywhere near Foreigner.
But you couldn't have come up with a more 'grabbit' chord progression if you'd let a *groundbreaking* Mac write it after analysing all the best-selling songs of the previous three decades. They were still punching numbers in in those days though and dreaming of a dial-up future.

Lyrically, as with many interesting songs, not much kicks in until the third or fourth listen. The hooks might appear trite on first encounter, but they’re not. Because they’re strung together with gold nuggets of narrative which suggest something more real; light and dark twisted together. That boy singing has more than one level.
Nice harmonies from the girls too.

Uh-oh, the song has that lucky combination of parts; of lyrics on rhythm on melody on concept – the whole package of pop hit.
Hope y'all got swimming pools and coke habits.

Krispy

Lyrics

Naughty Reputation

At the tender young age of 15
the woman-child was pleading for love
Neglected by her mama she needed
almost any kind of lovin' at all.
She dated any kind of boy that'd ask her
All she wanted was touch and a little laughter.

Chorus

She's got a naughty reputation she's hiding
all those silly expectations and lying
With every crazy implication she's crying
cus all she ever wanted,
all she ever looked for was love
oh oh woh, all she ever looked for was love

Then on that one cold night in the rain
the girl was all alone again with her pain
must have been a "temporary insane"
her broken heart had been so long just that way
So tired of looking for answers
so young an age, still a pony tail dancer.

Chorus

She's got a naughty reputation she's hiding
all those silly expectations and lying
With every crazy implication she's crying
cus all she ever wanted,
all she ever looked for was love
oh oh woh, all she ever looked for was love

Break

All she ever looked for was love.

Chorus

She's got a naughty reputation she's hiding
all those silly expectations and lying
With every crazy implication she's crying
cus all she ever wanted,
all she ever looked for was love
oh oh woh, all she ever looked for was love

All she ever looked for was love.

(c) 1988 Thinqsyrus - words & music - D Lauber, CJ Denecia