Music Analysis: Hey Ya !

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“Hey Ya!” is widely recognized to be one of the most sonically upbeat songs in pop culture with an award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance and 46th Grammy Awards. Written by Andre 3000, a member of the hip hop duo, Outkast. It’s music video features a live performance by a band, whose all eight members are played by Andre himself. “Hey Ya!” takes it’s influences from funk, rap, and rock music to celebrate the relationships between men and women in the 2000’s and the importance of an individual's happiness. But according to the Writer Andre 3000, “Hey Ya!” is actually about his inability to maintain a relationship, and a quest to find whether or not love and monogamy can coexist.
The song opens up with three upbeats as the singer counts
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Where we see the writer, Andree 3000, play eight different members of the band. You have him play Possum Jenkins, Jonny Vulture, Benjamin Andre, Dookie, and the three Love Haters. Jonny Vulture is presented with the subtitle and “Yes, ladies he is still single,” while Benjamin Andre is presented with the nickname, “Ice cold.” As if the artist is repeatedly addressing this idealization of cold-heartedness and as the character’s name say Love Hater. This shows that the writer still questions whether or not love and monogamy coexist, not only in the ‘real’ world, but more in terms with his world and his situations. It seems to be that although he accepted the fact is partner was being unfaithful, and decided to be unfaithful himself, he is continuously fighting with himself and his …show more content…
This song describes the descent of m morals and values in respect to relationships. Andre, changes himself, to try to fit as best as he could into this unexpected quota he discovered. But, however, his attempts to convince himself, despite the upbeat song, and despite having to cheerfully perform; he cannot help but really depict the level of emotions inside of him. Proving, that he has truly disregarded himself to discard himself completely into modern expectations of love, losing hope for love, losing himself, and believing in the non-essentiality of

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