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Subject: Lorde - Next Teen Sensation?

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/27/13 at 1:07 pm

Over the past few weeks, New Zealand sensation Lorde has stormed the charts with its song Royals.  The song is quite catchy with a cool, smooth vibe.  8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFasFq4GJYM

Lorde is basically 16-year-old New Zealander Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor.  Could she possibly be the next Britney or Avril? ???


Subject: Re: Lorde - Next Teen Sensation?

Written By: Mordicai Rigby on 10/27/13 at 1:39 pm

The Hipster answer to Rebecca Black.  :D

She can sing, but her music is 8-P

Subject: Re: Lorde - Next Teen Sensation?

Written By: 80sfan on 10/27/13 at 3:09 pm


Over the past few weeks, New Zealand sensation Lorde has stormed the charts with its song Royals.  The song is quite catchy with a cool, smooth vibe.  8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFasFq4GJYM

Lorde is basically 16-year-old New Zealander Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor.  Could she possibly be the next Britney or Avril? ???


When I first heard Lorde, I thought she was about 22/23 years old, so she sounds older than she really is. She reminds me of protest singers from the 60s more than Britney Spears. Lorde will turn 17 in only a week or two.

Teen sensation? Maybe, she reminds me of Jewel from the 90s, who had a bit of intellect in her music.

Subject: Re: Lorde - Next Teen Sensation?

Written By: warped on 10/27/13 at 3:13 pm

What a terrible song. The "Boom boom" base beat, wayyyyyyyyyyyyy too loud. Annoying! People can actually listen to that??  :-\\

If I hate it, it's bound to be popular  :D

Subject: Re: Lorde - Next Teen Sensation?

Written By: whistledog on 10/27/13 at 4:04 pm

She's already had 5 hits in her native land, so in Australia/NZ, she already is a sensation.

Royals is a catchy song, but I don't know how it made it to #1 in both the US and Canada.  There's better songs out there that should be #1.  She's only 16, which is too young of an artist for me to listen to.  It just is too creepy

Subject: Re: Lorde - Next Teen Sensation?

Written By: Howard on 10/27/13 at 4:13 pm

It's ok, I'm not crazy about it.

Subject: Re: Lorde - Next Teen Sensation?

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/27/13 at 4:56 pm


She's only 16, which is too young of an artist for me to listen to.  It just is too creepy

It's possible to like her music without perving out on her.

http://static2.stuff.co.nz/1368081105/147/8654147.jpg

With that hair she could be an 80's chick!!!!!  ;D

Subject: Re: Lorde - Next Teen Sensation?

Written By: gibbo on 10/27/13 at 5:39 pm


It's possible to like her music without perving out on her.

http://static2.stuff.co.nz/1368081105/147/8654147.jpg


;D  I nearly choked when I saw who posted this!  Oh noes ... I'm trapped within the quote!!  :o

Subject: Re: Lorde - Next Teen Sensation?

Written By: Creeder on 10/29/13 at 1:03 pm

I just don't get what people like about that song. It's actually very annoying.

Subject: Re: Lorde - Next Teen Sensation?

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/29/13 at 5:46 pm


I just don't get what people like about that song. It's actually very annoying.


Those of us who like this song... crave a different kind of buzz.  :P

This song reminds me of an old soul classic with a similar theme... "Be Thankful (for What You Got)" by William DeVaughn.  8)

Though you may not drive a great big Cadillac
Gangster whitewalls
TV antlers in the back
You may not have a car at all
But remember brothers and sisters
You can still stand tall

Just be thankful for what you've got
Though you may not drive a great big Cadillac
Diamond in the back, sunroof top
Diggin' the scene
With the gasoline
Gangster whitewalls
TV antlers in the back

You may not have a car at all
But remember brothers and sisters
You can still stand tall
Just be thankful for what you've got

Subject: Re: Lorde - Next Teen Sensation?

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/02/13 at 9:51 am

Royals is #1 on the VH-1 Countdown this week.  8)

Subject: Re: Lorde - Next Teen Sensation?

Written By: nintieskid999 on 11/05/13 at 12:50 am


What a terrible song. The "Boom boom" base beat, wayyyyyyyyyyyyy too loud. Annoying! People can actually listen to that??  :-\\

If I hate it, it's bound to be popular  :D


Because it's catchy and the lyrics are interesting, something other than what we've been hearing for the past 13 years.

Subject: Re: Lorde - Next Teen Sensation?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/05/13 at 12:57 am

No offense but labeling bands/perfomers like this as a sensation?  ???  She and her band look like they maybe should be performing at a High School talent show at best, in my humble opinion  8)

Subject: Re: Lorde - Next Teen Sensation?

Written By: yearofthemonkey on 11/05/13 at 5:42 am


and the lyrics are interesting, something other than what we've been hearing for the past 13 years.


"Be yourself" and "it's not about the money" are things we haven't heard before?

Subject: Re: Lorde - Next Teen Sensation?

Written By: Howard on 11/05/13 at 7:12 am


"Be yourself" and "it's not about the money" are things we haven't heard before?


yep, plenty of times.  ::)

Subject: Re: Lorde - Next Teen Sensation?

Written By: Michael Dulin on 11/05/13 at 5:49 pm

Is it just me or does she look a lot older than 16? I know 30 year olds who look more youthful than her.

Subject: Re: Lorde - Next Teen Sensation?

Written By: 19brandon90 on 11/05/13 at 6:15 pm

She does look older than 16. When I first heard her and saw her music video, I thought she was 20-24. It was really weird to find out she is only 16.

Subject: Re: Lorde - Next Teen Sensation?

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/05/13 at 6:38 pm


She does look older than 16. When I first heard her and saw her music video, I thought she was 20-24. It was really weird to find out she is only 16.


Maybe they'll have a "Lorde: Countdown to 18" web site like they used to have for Miley Cyrus, or the Olsen Twins.  :o

Subject: Re: Lorde - Next Teen Sensation?

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/16/13 at 9:43 am

I was just in Chicago, and another song by Lorde, "Team" is now getting heavy airplay.  Looks like this gal is gonna be a juggernaut.  8)


http://www.okayplayer.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/lorde-tennis-court-video.jpg

Subject: Re: Lorde - Next Teen Sensation?

Written By: 80sfan on 11/16/13 at 9:07 pm

She just turned 17 like 9 or 10 days ago. So one more year 'til she's 18 for those men who fancy her!  ;D

Subject: Re: Lorde - Next Teen Sensation?

Written By: gibbo on 11/16/13 at 9:44 pm

I'm actually converted!!  :o  I have had this song going through my head for the past couple of days. I really think Lorde has some talent. I'm not too certain how long she will be the 'next big thing' though.

Strangely, I had not actually heard the song until a young lady sang it at my daughters school Art's Night last week.  The girl sang it so well that I asked about the song and found out it was the song that this thread has been discussing. 

I'm thinking about buying my first CD of 'new' music since 1985.

Subject: Re: Lorde - Next Teen Sensation?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/17/13 at 2:25 am


I'm actually converted!!  :o  I have had this song going through my head for the past couple of days. I really think Lorde has some talent. I'm not too certain how long she will be the 'next big thing' though.

Strangely, I had not actually heard the song until a young lady sang it at my daughters school Art's Night last week.  The girl sang it so well that I asked about the song and found out it was the song that this thread has been discussing. 

I'm thinking about buying my first CD of 'new' music since 1985.
cool, you can put it right there with your JoJo cd  :D

Subject: Re: Lorde - Next Teen Sensation?

Written By: gibbo on 11/17/13 at 4:20 pm


cool, you can put it right there with your JoJo cd  :D


Steady on man!  >:(  ;D

Subject: Re: Lorde - Next Teen Sensation?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/17/13 at 7:21 pm


Steady on man!  >:(  ;D
sorry mate, I was just hacking on you  ;D
and I'm a hypocrite because I like Britney Spears and BackStreet Boys and NSYNC

Subject: Re: Lorde - Next Teen Sensation?

Written By: gibbo on 11/18/13 at 12:10 am


sorry mate, I was just hacking on you  ;D
and I'm a hypocrite because I like Britney Spears and BackStreet Boys and NSYNC


Geez ... I didn't expect you to come out of the closet on the boards!  :o  ;D

Subject: Re: Lorde - Next Teen Sensation?

Written By: Howard on 11/18/13 at 6:47 am


Geez ... I didn't expect you to come out of the closet on the boards!  :o  ;D


;D

Subject: Re: Lorde - Next Teen Sensation?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/18/13 at 11:36 am


Geez ... I didn't expect you to come out of the closet on the boards!  :o  ;D
I felt guilty after judging you  ;)

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