OneRepublic Songs: "Counting Stars" Meaning and Lyrics (2023)

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OneRepublic Songs: "Counting Stars" Meaning and Lyrics (1)

OneRepublic's "Counting Stars" Lyrics Meaning

Sometimes, the path to our dreams seems like an impossible journey—one that takes forever to travel and presents a million obstacles. What's worse than feeling like your dreams are unreachable? Maybe getting lost or sidetracked along the journey by your feet or heart. "Counting Stars" describes how addiction can get the better of someone, sinking their life in a river of failed hopes and dreams.

"Counting Stars": Themes of Disappointment, Failure, and Possibly Addiction

As some rumors suggest, OneRepublic could have intended "Counting Stars" to describe a couple struggling desperately to survive or stay financially afloat. It's true that "Counting Stars" could describe a man's desire to provide for his love, achieve all his personal goals/dreams, and achieve enough wealth to be able to relax and "count stars" instead of struggling to thrive.

However, it's more probable that "Counting Stars" describes an addict's struggle with drug abuse, failing to quit his usage of such substances for his loved one, and chasing his loved one away as a result of his failure.

"Counting Stars" is a song about promises of better things to come, whether gaining wealth or ceasing to use drugs. However, the loss of sleep described by OneRepublic in this song infers that all those promises are not being kept or fulfilled; either bad thoughts about failing to provide or failing to stop abusing drugs for his significant other are keeping this character awake at night.

Keeping these suggested themes in mind, the lyrics of "Counting Stars" suggest an underlying theme of disappointment, failure, and even regret. It's possible that "Counting Stars" is the individual's way of describing coming to grips with the grim reality of his situation: a drug addiction (separating them from their loved one) or poverty (making them feel like an unfit provider for their loved one).

As anyone could understand, a struggle to thrive, whether financially, mentally, physically, or emotionally, is never a dream come true.

OneRepublic Songs: "Counting Stars" Meaning and Lyrics (2)

Analysis of the Lyrics and Music

"Lately, I been, I been losing sleep, dreaming about the things that we could be," certainly says it all. The individual that "Counting Stars" describes is torn up about not being able to obtain his goals in life and keep his promises to his loved one. Hence, the reference in "Counting Stars" to praying hard for dreams of wealth or quitting the usage of drugs to come true.

"Counting Stars" is about longing to have a better life but knowing any attempts to change one's life would be in vain. Although there may be many interpretations of "Counting Stars," lyrics like "make that money, watch it burn, sink in the river the lesson's I learned," suggest that OneRepublic was trying to describe the life of an addict who is torn between his only love and his favorite drug(s).

OneRepublic Songs: "Counting Stars" Meaning and Lyrics (3)

The lyrics "In my face is flashing signs, seek it out, and ye shall find," suggests that the person struggling believes that there are obvious signs that their drug addiction is harmful and the signs that they need to stop are everywhere, but the individual is unable/refuses to see the obvious signs.

The melancholy melody of the song's introduction suggests the person's disappointment with the grim direction of their life. "Said no more counting dollars, we'll be counting stars," suggests the yet-to-obtain promise that one day the individual will stop his addictions to regain the trust of his loved one.

This concept of failure to keep promises is also highlighted with the lyrics "hope is a four-letter word, make that money, watch it burn," which hints towards the fact that both members of the party are well aware that they can only hope for change in vain. Again, these lyrics build credibility that the song is about finding an opportunity to discover one's dreams, and in this case, the dream is to make a positive change for one's self and one's love.

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"I feel something so right, doing the wrong thing," and "I feel something so wrong, doing the right thing," suggests that the individual knows that their actions will eventually have harsh consequences to deal with, but they are unable to quench their addiction.

"I could lie, could lie, could lie, everything that kills me makes me feel alive," hints at the idea that the individual is trying to justify their struggle with drugs, by using "coming clean" with their loved one and admitting to their addiction as an excuse to continue.

Likewise, "And I don't think the world is sold, on just doing what we're told" is also an excuse to continue the use of drugs; basically, this lyric proposes the "everyone else is doing it" excuse as a justification to do it too. Both of these lyrics highlight the individual's struggle, as addiction has the ability to bring out the worst characteristics in a person, even if the worst was never the individual's intention. Perhaps the individual has been hiding the way they feel from their loved one for a very long time, as they struggled with trying to conquer their addictions in silence, and only now has the individual finally sought an outside force for intervention.

Considering these lyrics, although the song describes the individual's desire to quit drugs, the melancholy lyrics of "Counting Stars" suggest that the individual might have lost hope or sight of them. Hence, the "I been prayin' hard" lyric reference, which is merely an expression for "I desperately need help." An addiction can consume someone, causing them to count out every dollar they have to their name to feed the addiction, only to increase the desire for an eternal supply.

Unfortunately, more often than not, once an addict, always an addict. As a result, addictions usually call for a direct intervention from an external source to suffocate the madness, as suggested by the lyrics of "Counting Stars," which describes a desperate cry for help with a long-time struggle. In other words, sometimes, when you're knee-deep in failure and consequences, the only one that can save you is someone else.

(Video) OneRepublic - Counting Stars (Official Music Video)

"Counting Stars" Official Lyrics

Lately, I been, I been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby I been, I been prayin' hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be counting stars
Yeah, we'll be counting stars

[Verse 1]
I see this life
Like a swinging vine
Swing my heart across the line
In my face is flashing signs
Seek it out, and ye shall find

Old, but I'm not that old
Young, but I'm not that bold
And I don't think the world is sold
I'm just doing what we're told

I feel something so right
Doing the wrong thing
I feel something so wrong
Doing the right thing
I could lie, could lie, could lie
Everything that kills me makes me feel alive

Lately, I been, I been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
Baby, I been, I been prayin' hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be counting stars
Lately, I been, I been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
Baby, I been, I been prayin' hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be, we'll be counting stars

[Verse 2]
I feel the love
And I feel it burn
Down this river every turn
Hope is a four-letter word
Make that money
Watch it burn

Old, but I'm not that old
Young, but I'm not that bold
And I don't think the world is sold
I'm just doing what we're told

And I feel something so wrong
Doing the right thing
I could lie, could lie, could lie
Everything that downs me makes me wanna fly

Lately, I been, I been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
Baby, I been, I been prayin' hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be counting stars
Lately, I been, I been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
Baby, I been, I been prayin' hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be, we'll be counting stars

[Bridge 4x:]
Take that money
Watch it burn
Sink in the river
The lessons I learned

Everything that kills me makes me feel alive

Lately, I been, I been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
Baby, I been, I been prayin' hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be counting stars
Lately, I been, I been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
Baby, I been, I been prayin' hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be, we'll be counting stars

[Outro 4x:]
Take that money
Watch it burn
Sink in the river
The lessons I learned


Oof on May 11, 2020:

I love this song, it’s amazing.

Yeet man on August 24, 2019:

Hello i am doing this song for an english assignment is this a good website

Taylor on March 14, 2019:

i love counting stars by them

Songwriter Love on September 28, 2018:

It feels like the counting stars is not the struggle. They are secure so they can enjoy life and the bigger purpose they feel their part. Money is not an issue. It is a clear confession that they done something wrong to enjoy this happiness but it felt so right because they don't have to struggle. They can keep their minds on simple things like each other. That the world is their own and material things is not a dream it's an everyday thing that now they take for granted. Because how they achieve the money was sinner the lessons to other not to be greed over money. Take that money watch it burn cause they're spending it fast but they could be losing their soul. The whole world is not sold on tons of money but the world forces us to need money for everything. You don't want a lot to go to hell or lead to sin. They do need enough to live comfortably.

RoyalMount on June 28, 2018:

You have to understand his background to understand the song. He grew up in the church.

Counting Stars is a direct reference to Abraham, who laid awake at night counting... stars. The symbolism in this song and video is very specific, and very direct.

The song also directly parallels Romans 7... I don't do the things I should do, and I find myself wanting to do the bad things I know shouldn't do.Still, I battle the feelings inside me to try to do the good things I should, and there is a war inside my body to discern what's really right. All the while, the devil is prowling around, ready to deceive you.

The song is about not putting your faith in the things of the world - money, but putting your faith in the promises of God (the story of Abraham, counting the stars [read the story if you don't know it], and the struggle to keep God's laws, which is our side of partnering with God and his promises....

Gypsytorah on July 20, 2017:

There is no definitive meaning, other than what resonates within each individual and their experiences with the world. That's the wonder and beauty of music, poetry -- ART. How someone interprets their own emotional worlds is a subjective reality. Asking us to dive into our emotions and seek fluidity, healing and cleansing is "primitive" in human conditioning.

NoOne on August 16, 2016:

I think the true meaning of the song is to poke fun at a young woman who is an aspiring writer who got roofied and as the guy who roofied her is waiting for her to loose awareness of what is going on around her so he can take her somewhere and assault her, she starts spewing all of the really creative and random ideas she has had for books and movies. He and his rich buddies spend the next almost decade making fun of her publicly and reminding her of that horrible night by using her ideas to get richer off of so she can't even listen to the radio or watch TV without something that was taken from her being shoved in her face. He got away with raping her by claiming she was a drug addict. Just my opinion.

Lucy on June 16, 2016:

Ryan tedder the guy that wrote this song with his own words during an interview said that his songs for one republic had Christian faith meaning. He said he copied u2. I guess the author of ut was Christian too. But anyway the alligator represents Satan of the bible. The only thing I got wrong in last paragraph was counting stars which represents wrongs and rights. But this song is a secular song with a hidden allegory meaning about his faith as a Christian and that came out of the songwriters mouth during an interview. This is not my opinion.

Lucy on June 14, 2016:

I am a Christian, and so is the guy that wrote this song. He was raised in a Christian church. So I know exactly what he is saying. It is an allegory. Basically what he is saying is we are all are following the herd. We are influenced by the media,society,rumors.(I'm just doing what I'm told) Influenced by wealth and keeping up with the jones(Take that money and watch it burn) love and hope is a 4 letter word(Mankind is more important then wealth) Doing the right thing feels right doing the wrongthing feels right(When he tries to do right, he's chastised by society and societys beliefs)Seek and you shall find(Jesus actually said this. Basically what it means-Seek and you shall find. Seek out whats really true don't follow the herd or society. Signs before his face(Christians do not see with their eyes but by faith. I see signs too. Sink in the river the lessons been learned(Listen to your parents, grandparents, the bible that you been taught, listen to the wise lessons you been taught all your life) Counting stars (Blessings. Joseph in the bible saw stars in dreams) life like a swinging vine swing my heart across the line(Basically the vine symbolizes religion,Church, beliefs(basically his heart is forced to believe like everyone elses. It swings across the line. Basically he can't believe in God. His heart crosses the line with how he really feels). What kills me makes me feel alive(When he chooses to go against the herd. he gets chastised but he believes what he's supposed to so that brings salvation)What drowns him makes him want to fly(Everything in this world that suffocates him makes him want to be lifted up to a higher level or soar). If you see the churchlike setting the guy has a box in his hand. That's not a bible its a box. So it's definitely not a Christian setting. but its almost Pentecostal. basically what he is saying is heretical beliefs that influence people. The alligator symbolized the devil. In the bible. the devil is seen as the dragon, snake, serpent,

Johnny Boy on July 22, 2015:

(Video) OneRepublic - Counting Stars (Lyrics)

Old, but not that old, young but not that bold, yup, middle age- typically mid/late 30's to the 60's (ie 40's and 50's or close to it), thinking about lessons learned "losing sleep dreaming about the things we could be", "no more counting dollars, we'll be counting stars"- dreams, dreams not fulfilled younger in life, which is why approaching middle age, realizing how they were in life, feel so wrong doing the right thing, but it's not having fun earlier, and how different life would be had they been that way younger.

Danny Cabaniss from Shawnee, Oklahoma on July 20, 2015:

Brilliant writing! I am a high school English teacher who uses music videos just about every day of class. My colleague and I have used this song and compared with The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. You gave me more food for thought. Thank you so much!

Rongsen on March 27, 2015:

Ryan is an incredible writer.His songs can be taken from many different perspective. So it depends on how you're inspired! ;-)

Mrzebra on March 22, 2015:

if you take the song litterally....he does want a better world but not one for us...for the illuminati......there is a depopulation agenda as in illuminati cards..... flashing eye, fingers and triangles more counting dollars...literal death of the dollar....doing what we're told..we're being the secret illuminati falling through floor alligators --illuminati card game...the card is tape runs out.....sadly it's a catchy song but i have a bad feeling counting stars has something to do with a permanent sleep

gdfgdf on March 22, 2015:


monfi on September 17, 2014:

song gooooooooooooooooooooood

ismaila on September 17, 2014:

song gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

finxist on May 25, 2014:

I think this song is about a guy who is making ways to make their (his and his wife’s) lives better or happier but then he gets sidetracked in using drugs. One can focus more on the financial struggles or on drug addiction but I’d just like to interpret it as it is.

Let’s not overanalyze and just listen to the words.

“Lately I been, I been losing sleep,

Dreaming about the things that we could be.”

~Motivated by their dream, to be rich, to have a better life, or just to be happy, he worked so hard to the point of losing sleep yet it’s still not enough

“But baby I been, I been praying' hard.

Said no more counting dollars.”

~He is literally praying hard, as a result of desperation since overworking is not enough, so that they will be in a point where they don’t need to worry about money (debts, expenses, bills, etc)

“We'll be counting stars.

Yeah, we'll be counting stars”

~This is like an affirmation or him stating it as a fact that they will definitely have a better life.

“I see this life

Like a swinging vine.”

~One must push himself up in order to swing a vine. So just like life, when you’re down you need to make an effort to push yourself up. However, the word “swinging” implies that there’s always change in our life. We can be happy/rich/high at one time or sad/poor/down the next time.

“Swing my heart across the line

In my faces flashing signs

Seek it out and ye shall find”

~Make me feel like I have something to be happy for. Good things happen to me too. I just have to know where to look and I’ll find it (refers to the things that make him happy).

“Old, but I'm not that old

Young, but I'm not that bold”

~I have aged but I’m not weak or senile. I’m still young, though, I’m not confident/aggressive/bold.

“And I don't think the world is sold.

I'm just doing what we're told”

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~The word “sold” implies something is bought. Hence, he says not everything (like happiness) can be bought. But on the second line, “I’m just doing what we’re told” means he has bought or used something (like drugs)that makes him experience a glimpse of happiness and happiness is something he strives for to achieve.

“I, feel something so right

But doing the wrong thing

I, feel something so wrong

But doing the right thing”

~Using drugs gives him a taste of complete happiness hence he feels it’s right but in the eyes of other people (the norms) it’s considered wrong.

“I could lie, could lie, could lie”

“Everything that kills me makes me feel alive”

~He is confused about it, thinking how can something (drugs) destroy him when it makes him feel better.

“I feel the love

And I feel it burn”

“Down this river every turn

Hope is a four letter word”

~People who love him show their concern, maybe urging him to stop using drugs but then “down this river every turn”-may mean that almost everyone in that area where he lives are using drugs. And hope is the only thing they could easily do.

“Make that money

Watch it burn”

~He may mean that people work so hard for money yet it could just easily be spent.

Everything that drowns me makes me wanna fly

“Everything that stresses him, hinders him or binds him (like laws, rules, responsibilities or the obligation to fulfil a promise of making a better life for him and his wife) just makes him want to break free.

“Take that money and watch it burn

Sink in the river the lessons I learned”

~rephrase: The lessons I learned sink in the river. He has ignored whatever it is that people had told him, or he has not learned from any lesson in using drugs because he doesn’t consider it as a mistake.

HA on May 06, 2014:

ths is my favourite song cause it is my favourite band.

Benny Hinn on May 03, 2014:

I definitely think there are addictive insuinuations in this video. However, I believe that the meaning of this video is delusion. Specifically the middle aged person at least in this video. The song can be interpreted many ways.

If you look at the context of the video, it is set in a "faith healer" sort of setting. The thing about faith healers is that they give you hope when you have none, in exchange for reality. Hence, delusion as blissful, addicting, and enticing it is (similar to a drug).

The person the song represents, is probably

1. On the poor side thus, "count dollars". Think penny pinch and worry about each dollar.

2. Middle aged. "Old, but not that old, Young but not that bold". Teenagers and young adults are typically bold, since they have more life ahead of them. Middle aged are old, but not THAT old.

3. The person did not do well in life. Thus "dreaming of all the things that we can be"

4. The person is in a middle aged rut. "Lately I've been...praying hard/losing sleep" Thinks/hopes/prays that they can get out of this rut. They aren't seeking a "realistic" measure, but a desperate flail at life.

5. "Sink in the river the lessons I've learned" which basically means that they are giving up their wisdom, experience, money and knowledge for a "quick fix" that the faith healer can give them.

Thus, they sell their logic and attend an inspirational faith healing session. Everything is fun, they are forgetting themselves (this is similar to a drug high, for all those that say this is about drugs) and they are becoming empowered. However, at the end of the song, reality hits, and after they've "burned" all their money and logic, reality collapses in on them. The guy literally falls through a hole.

I believe the alligator is there to represent the reptilian brain, but I"m not sure. Reptilian brain can be compulsive and I believe its main feature is to protect you, but it can be "wrong". Such as when you see a hose and think it is a snake. Thus, delusion.

Kc on April 28, 2014:

Sounds to me like he has sold his soul to the devil and now he's on top , no more counting dollars now they are counting stars. The struggle to to be a star but if you don't sell your soul you are no one in the music industry. He knows is wrong but it feels right. That the price famous people have to paid to be rich and famous. They become puppets.

(Video) OneRepublic - Counting Stars (Lyrics)

Edgar on March 19, 2014:

This song has been a reminder for me of a tough time I have been going through. I've been stagnant in my life and my goals and this song reminds me of what can be and to let go of what might seem 'right' and do the 'wrong' thing. I see the meaning of the song as intended... But I also know what it means to me.

Luciana on March 13, 2014:

Well, the truth is that the song's lyrics has a lot of meanings, it depends on the person, each one choose its definition because you can to convert the words in another one, adapt it to the context and be metaphoric, i said before, the lyrics depends on each one.

anon on March 10, 2014:

I agree with Void on this one. "I don't think the world is sold, I'm just doin' what we're told," sounds to me like someone hoping that the world can be a better place underneath all the crap that social norms have forced upon it. "I feel something so right doing the wrong thing, I feel something so wrong doing the right thing," sounds like a person struggling with how what the world says is 'right' always seems like the 'wrong' thing to do. Then again, everyone can have their own interpretation, and that's one of the things I love about music in general.

Void on March 04, 2014:

For me is Anarchism song!

"Take that money

Watch it burn

Sink in the river

The lessons I learned"

World without money

"I feel something so right

Doing the wrong thing

I feel something so wrong

Doing the right thing"

a fight against the social norms

anonymous on March 03, 2014:

i love this song

Devon on January 29, 2014:

Love dis song

christina on January 17, 2014:

I I think this song means there's a Man in love with a woman but he's married and when he's with her it feels so right doing the wrong thing. He's a man of God so he can't leave his wife so staying feels so wrong doing the right thing. where he's at he's struggling with money but when he's with his love money doesn't matter. They would be happy just counting stars. He's losing sleep dreaming of the life he could have.

lighthope on December 23, 2013:

This song is so deep and meaningful like no other song this year most songs are a bunch of crap that means nothing you can tell they put a lot of thought into this

Zack Love on December 20, 2013:

I found this hub very useful because I was interested in the meaning of this song.

me on December 17, 2013:

I think this songs can mean many things to many people it just depends on where one is in their life.

john on December 12, 2013:

I interpret more so as a man having to decide on either keeping a well paying job and being distanced from his lover. Making it so the only way to find happiness and love being the uncertainty of living a life with a low paying job.

Jodi on November 23, 2013:

I think weather your in young love or addicited to drugs the song still will help one feel better about them self. I am a recovering drug addict. To me the song is about over coming addiction. And that you don't need drugs to make you feel good. Watch the Video. It does not show a man loving a woman. It shows ppl in a room like a meeting for recovery. An when they hear the song they feel better start getting up to dance. I know it always makes me feel better :-) great song love it

LOVEVOtm on November 07, 2013:

Love this song LOVEVO approved

Kelly on October 14, 2013:

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I think the true meaning of counting stars is about this guy who loves a girl but the parents don't approve of them so he's trying to tell her not to care that they can do what the feel is right even if it seems wrong.

in the first line it says lately I've been I've been losing sleep dreaming about the things that we could be, he's trying to say that he can't sleep at night because he's fallen in love with her and wanting them to stay together. then line 2 says but baby I've been I've been praying hard said no more counting dollars well be counting stars, here he's tell her he hopes she'll stay with him and they won't have to worry about money but have fun.


What is the meaning behind Counting Stars music video? ›

One Republic- Counting stars. 2. Narrative Lyrics: • the lyrics tell a story of a drug addict trying to overcome his addiction by attending a self help meeting as he previously ruined his relationship with his loved one therefore driving them away.

Why is there an alligator in Counting Stars? ›

It is basically a song speaking against the greedy desires of us humans. In various cultures, crocodiles are regarded as the symbol of greed in the same way they consider lions for bravery and foxes for cunningness.

What is one republic's most famous song? ›

The lead single, "If I Lose Myself", charted within the top ten in several countries, while the album's third single, "Counting Stars", became the band's most successful single in recent years, obtaining top-five placements in Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, the U.S., and the UK.

Who wrote Counting Stars? ›

What is the meaning of swinging vine? ›

Metaphorically, it means that life has its own ups and downs. Think about it visually, a vine wings from side to side and it doesn't stop swinging. This implies that life has its own challenges that needed to be overcome.

What does counting mean in music? ›

In music, counting is a system of regularly occurring sounds that serve to assist with the performance or audition of music by allowing the easy identification of the beat. Commonly, this involves verbally counting the beats in each measure as they occur, whether there be 2 beats, 3 beats, 4 beats, or even 5 beats.

What country is OneRepublic from? ›

What is crocodile in Counting Stars? ›

It means greed. The song revolves around counting blessings instead of how much money you have.

What was OneRepublic's first song? ›

In 2007, OneRepublic released their debut album, Dreaming Out Loud. Its lead single, "Apologize", was remixed by Timbaland, becoming a huge international success, reaching number one in sixteen countries and subsequently earning them a Grammy Award nomination.

What is the 1 song of all time? ›

Blinding Lights

What is the most commonly known song in the world? ›

For some people, it's “God Save The Queen,” while for others it's “The Star-Spangled Banner.” There are also those who would say that the song “Happy Birthday to You” is the most famous of all time (not without reason as it netted its creator the most money ever in the history of humankind). Drumbeat please!

What is the first famous song? ›

Hurrian Hymn No. 6” is considered the world's earliest melody, but the oldest musical composition to have survived in its entirety is a first century A.D. Greek tune known as the “Seikilos Epitaph.” The song was found engraved on an ancient marble column used to mark a woman's gravesite in Turkey.

What's this songs name? ›

Ask Google Assistant to name a song

On your phone, touch and hold the Home button or say "Hey Google." Ask "What's this song?" Play a song or hum, whistle, or sing the melody of a song. Hum, whistle, or sing: Google Assistant will identify potential matches for the song.

Why did OneRepublic break up? ›

From my family, my wife, my kids, my friends, basically my life." In addition to the stress of an intense touring and promo schedule, Tedder revealed: "Everywhere we turned something got messed up and had to be redone, at the cost of our time and lives and families. It was never-ending.

What is OneRepublic worth? ›

His career got off to a rocky start, but he's been thriving in the music industry for nearly two decades now. So, how did Tedder earn so much cash? OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder has made quite a name for himself in the music industry.

What does swinging the lantern mean? ›

Meaning: Telling military stories (often exaggerated). Origin: The full phrase is actually “pull up a sandbag and swing the lantern” and refers to the lamps hung from the deck's beams which would swing whilst the ship was out at sea.

What does swinging marriage mean? ›

Dr. Chavez said “swinging is one form of an open relationship” and is “a lifestyle that involves one or both partners in a relationship engaging in sexual activities with others.”

What does swinging from the chandeliers mean? ›

"Swing from the chandeliers" is a way to describe the activities wild party where people do crazy, silly things and have a fun time. Instead of saying literally what you did (or are planning to do), you can just substitute that phrase and people understand that it was fun and out of control.

What is a 4 count in music called? ›

A time signature of 4/4 means count 4 (top number) quarter notes (bottom number) to each bar. So the pulse, or beat, is counted 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 4, and so on. That means all the notes in each bar must add up to 4 quarter notes. Any combination of rhythms can be used as long as they add up to 4 quarter notes.

Why do musicians count 1234? ›

As a musician, we count “1, 2, 3, 4” just because in a piece where that would be done, each measure (sort of like sub-phrases) has four beats. Often, when someone learns to play a song, they will count along to the beats, starting over at each measure, so starting with “1, 2, 3, 4” is simply an extension of this.

Why are counting songs important? ›

Counting songs (e.g “Five Currant Buns”) help to develop a familiarity with number sounds and words in a way that is fun and interesting to a young child. Songs such as 'When Goldilocks Went To The House Of The Bears' also introduce the concept of scale, size and order.

What kind of genre is OneRepublic? ›

Bringing together a savvy blend of alternative rock, contemporary pop, and classic singer/songwriter influences, OneRepublic have enjoyed commercial success since breaking through with their late-2000s hit "Apologize." They are bolstered by the anthemic songwriting of frontman Ryan Tedder, who has earned Grammys ...

What genre is OneRepublic? ›

Is OneRepublic a good band? ›

OneRepublic is a Grammy Award-nominated, six-person band regarded globally for their pop/rock blend and motivational lyricism. The band holds three top 10 hits on the Billboard charts, on which their album “Native” spent 99 weeks.

Does the crocodile always eat the bigger number? ›

So how can you remember them? little alligators (or crocodiles), with the numbers on either side representing a number of fish. The alligator always wants to eat the larger number of fish, so whatever number the mouth is open toward is the larger number.

How many BPM does Counting Stars have? ›

Counting Stars (142 BPM) - song and lyrics by Power Runnerz | Spotify.

What is Placebo's most famous song? ›

'Pure Morning': Arguably Placebo's most internationally recognisable and beloved song, it's such a rich, textured modern rock staple. 1.

Who has written the most hit songs? ›

Martin is the songwriter with the third-most number-one singles on the chart, behind only Paul McCartney (32) and John Lennon (26). In addition, he is tied with George Martin for the most Hot 100 number-one songs as a producer, with 23 as of 2021.

Who made the first Hyperpop song? ›

Deriving influence from a varied range of sources, the origins of the hyperpop scene are most commonly traced to the mid-2010s output of A. G. Cook's PC Music collective and associated artists like Sophie and Charli XCX.

What song was #1 longest? ›

"Old Town Road" holds the record for the longest stretch at No. 1 with 19 weeks. It also became the fastest song in history to be certified diamond.

What song has made the most money? ›

In 1893, the Hill sisters needed a song for their kindergarten class to sing on birthdays. Fast forward 120 years and "Happy Birthday" is by far the richest and most profitable song of all time. The Ownership of "Happy Birthday" has changed hands a few times in the last 100 years.

What are the top 3 songs of all time? ›

Top 10 Best Songs of All Time
  • 1 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen. ...
  • 2 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin. ...
  • 3 Imagine - John Lennon. ...
  • 4 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana. ...
  • 5 One - Metallica. ...
  • 6 Hotel California - Eagles. ...
  • 7 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd. ...
  • 8 Hey Jude - The Beatles.

What is considered the best song ever written? ›

Aretha Franklin's 'Respect' named Greatest Song of All Time by Rolling Stone.

Who is the first best singer in the world? ›

Top 10 Best Singers of All Time
1Michael JacksonPop, Soul, Funk, R&B, Rock, Disco, & Dance
2Stevie WonderSoul, Pop, R&B, Funk, & Jazz
3Marvin GayeSoul, R&B, Funk, Pop, & Jazz
4Freddie MercuryHard Rock, Music Hall, Glitter, & Prog Rock
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Who is the first popular singer in the world? ›

Explanation: The first and oldest surviving recording of the human voice is made by Parisian inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville as an unidentified vocalist performs "Au Claire De La Lune."

Who is the first singer in the world? ›

An anonymous vocalist sings "Au Claire De La Lune" to Parisian inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville, who makes the first known and oldest surviving recording of the human voice.

Can I hum a song to Siri? ›

Can Siri identify a song by humming? Siri can recognize a song that is playing, but it doesn't have the search for a song by humming features.

How do you find a song you can't remember? ›

On your mobile device, open the latest version of the Google app or find your Google Search widget, tap the mic icon and say “what's this song?” or click the “Search a song” button. Then start humming for 10-15 seconds. On Google Assistant, it's just as simple. Say “Hey Google, what's this song?” and then hum the tune.

How do I find a song by label? ›

In order to search for a specific label, you need to input label:[label name], for example, as shown in the image below, search for music from Axtone Records will be as simple as searching label: Axtone.

Who is supporting OneRepublic? ›

Grammy-nominated band One Republic has announced that South African Will Linley will be the official supporting act for their South African tour later this year.

Is Republic Records owned by Taylor Swift? ›

Republic Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group (UMG). It was founded in 1995 by current CEO Monte Lipman and his brother Avery Lipman, being acquired by Universal in 2000.
ArtistYear signedImprint/Joint deal?
Lorde2009✘US/Canda only under imprint Lava Records
Nav2017✔Imprint XO Records
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Is OneRepublic still together 2022? ›

OneRepublic tour dates 2022 - 2023

OneRepublic is currently touring across 9 countries and has 28 upcoming concerts. Their next tour date is at Yas Links in Abu Dhabi, after that they'll be at Grand Arena at GrandWest in Cape Town.

Who is the richest sing? ›

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RankNameNet Worth
1Madonna$580 Million
2Mariah Carey$535 Million
3Dolly Parton$500 Million
4Gloria Estefan$500 Million
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Who is the richest music star? ›

Top 10 Richest Musicians in the World (2022)
1RihannaUSA, Barbados
3Paul McCartneyUK
4Andrew Lloyd WebberUK
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Who is the richest male recording artist? ›

Herb Alpert is an American jazz musician, who became famous as the group notoriously known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass. They're also often referred to as Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass or TJB. Alpert has racked up an impressive net worth of $850 million, making him the richest singer in the world.

What's the meaning behind the song Fever by Enhypen? ›

The lyrics play with the idea of push and pull, wanting to have something so badly it burns, being unable to grasp it, and experiencing simultaneous pleasure and pain in that kind of longing.

What are 4 counts in music? ›

4/4 Time Signature Example:

A time signature of 4/4 means count 4 (top number) quarter notes (bottom number) to each bar. So the pulse, or beat, is counted 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 4, and so on. That means all the notes in each bar must add up to 4 quarter notes.

What Carol is known as the counting song? ›

"The Twelve Days of Christmas" is an English Christmas carol that enumerates in the manner of a cumulative song a series of increasingly numerous gifts given on each of the twelve days of Christmas (the twelve days that make up the Christmas season, starting with Christmas Day).

Is Counting Stars a diamond? ›

The group's 2013 single “Counting Stars” was recently certified diamond in the U.S. to signify 10 million equivalent units shifted in this one country alone.

What is the meaning of the song Woolly Bully? ›

There was a saying around here – when anybody did good – it's like, 'Wooly Bully for you,' like 'big deal.” Hatty invites Matty to dance, saying “Let's not be L-seven,” which meant not to be square, the opposite of cool. It became a monster hit. It went straight to number two on the charts.

What is the meaning of Drunk-Dazed Enhypen? ›

“Drunk-Dazed” weaves together vampire creatures as a metaphor for their new lives as K-pop idols. The concept of the MV fits well with the lyrics of the song that speak about the confusing and turbulent emotions that come with fame.

What is the meaning of given taken? ›

“Given-Taken” is a song partially based on a vampiric theme, with applicable references being made in the lyrics. But beyond that, the lyrics are meant to express ENHYPEN's (Jay, Ni-Ki, Jake, Heeseung, Park Sung-hoon, Jungwon and Sunoo) feelings in relation to their newfound stardom.

What does 44 mean in music? ›

So, what does 4/4 mean in music? In the 4/4 time signature, the numbers tell you that each measure will contain four quarter note beats. So each time you tap the beat, you're tapping the equivalent of one-quarter note.

Are all songs 8 count? ›

Most of the music you hear every day — popular, mainstream, Western music — is structured in sets of 8 beats (waltz, an exception, is in sets of 6). The 8-count defines the beat. So, if you can count it, you've found the beat.

What is a 4 beat called? ›

How to read a time signature
Bottom numberNote value
2Half beats
4Quarter beats
8Eighth beats
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What religion is Scrooge? ›

Whilst we do not see an overt conversion to Christianity, we are shown Scrooge behaving in a Christian way: he shows benevolence and is welcomed into both families and he becomes beneficent and gives generously and secretly to charity and to the Cratchits, “he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed ...

What was Scrooge's true love's name? ›

He fell in love with a young woman named Belle and proposed marriage, but gradually his love for Belle was overwhelmed by his love for money.

What is Scrooge's ex girlfriend called? ›

Belle is Ebenezer Scrooge's neglected girlfriend from his past in Charles Dickens' novel A Christmas Carol.

How much is a star diamond worth? ›

Williamson Pink Star, an extremely rare diamond, was sold for a record price of HK$453 million (over 56 million dollars), more than double its estimated price. It is the highest price per carat ever achieved at a diamond auction sale.

What does it mean when a song goes diamond? ›

The RIAA bestows a diamond award upon those songs that have moved at least 10 million equivalent units, combining actual sales and equivalent units comprised of streams.

What star is mostly diamond? ›

Continued research studies showed that after years of reacting to its carbon core, close to 90% of Lucy's nuclear mass had crystallised into a diamond.


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