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Love It Or Hate It: The Wanted – Walks Like Rihanna

The Wanted’s “Walks Like Rihanna” has been going around on the radio for weeks! Whenever I’m at work with the radio on in the office, I can hear this song being played at least three times in a matter of 8 hours. To be honest, at first, I was like: “What in the world is this song even about?” But I have to admit, it is pretty damn catchy. It is the kind of song you want to hate but you can’t because it gets stuck in your head for the rest of the day, playing in constant loop and in turn, making you like the song. Boo yah!

But this “Love It Or Hate It” post is not about the song – well, it is, sort of – but it’s actually the music video.

I am pretty late in the game. The music video is released three weeks ago on YouTube. So, if you have not watched it yet, here it is:

I saw a lot of comments on YouTube wondering what the song is actually about, whether it’s an insult to Rihanna and the boybands that they mimicked in the video. I actually thought otherwise. Maybe because I have a strange sense of humour.

About the song: I don’t think it’s an insult to Rihanna. I feel that the song is about a girl who can’t sing, can’t dance but she walks like Rihanna. Pretty straight-forward, in fact. They ignore her “flaws” because she’s sexy. At least that’s what I think. We can’t take it seriously and just have good ol’ fun.

About the video: I think it’s The Wanted doing tributes to possibly the three of the best boybands ever – *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys and Take That. They are not making fun of them. They can’t make fun of these boybands when they are one themselves. Let’s be honest, no other boyband nowadays are like the boybands of the ’90s. I’m pretty sure even those who swore that they hate boybands would know “Bye Bye Bye”, “I Want It That Way” and “Back For Good” and can sing them by heart.

Love it or hate it? I don’t hate it at all. And no, it’s not because I do love the boys of The Wanted. I just thought it’s hilarious to see The Wanted trying to do the Backstreet Boys. I’ve seen The Wanted in action and no, I don’t think they can dance like the boybands in the ’90s.

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Talking about boybands, I might just do a playlist of my favourite boyband songs ever. So, do watch out for it!