This week, a very old tradition in the recording industry took center stage. We are talking, of course, about the answer song.
Recording recordings are songs that “correspond” to a previous recording by a different artist, sometimes directly addressing a specific incident, other times playing out its themes. The novelty has existed for decades, moving from blues to R&B in the country to hip-hop and is often a response from one sex to another.
The trick was originally designed to capture the momentum of sales of the original song. He has rarely achieved the same success, but he has certainly given fans and the industry something to catch on to after the hit.
For example, the song by Andrea Carroll from 1
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It was more popular Back in the USSR., a 1968 Beatles song that responded to Chuck Berry Back in the US There is also that of Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet home Alabama, Neil Young’s response Southern man. In this way he reformed Young:
Well, I heard Mr. Young sing about her
Well, I heard Neil left her
Well, I hope Neil Young remembers
The southern man doesn’t need him anyway
Most recently, Sia’s 2014 song. Big girls are crying was Fergie’s answer Big girls don’t crywhile to Katy Perry Californian girls with Snoop Dogg responding to Jay-Z and Alicia Keys with their tribute in New York, Empire State of Mind. This was the first time both the original songs and the Hit answer. No. 1 in the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
In this last round, Sabrina Carpenter Leather is, according to widespread speculation, the song in response to that of Olivia Rodrigo Driving license.
Rodrigo, who participates in “Disney” Music High School: The series, debuted her song about lost love and hit number 1. The lyrics tell of watching her former journey. But it also contained a perceived digging up with whom he continued: “And you’re probably with this blond girl / who always made me doubt / She’s much older than me / She’s all I’m insecure about.”
Fans described the “blonde girl” as Carpenter (known for the Disney show The girl meets the world and Netflix Work). Carpenter is blonde and four years older than Rodrigo.
Carpenter’s response was quick. Two weeks after Rodrigo’s release, she responded with Leather, referring to someone who is trying to get “under my skin”.
“You said on your side / So I’ll tell mine” and “Maybe” blonde “was the only rhyme,” Carpenter wrote. She added: “You can try / To go under mine, under mine, under my skin / While he is on mine / Yes, everything on mine, all on mine, all on my skin / I would like you to know that even you / you can “don’t get under my skin if I don’t let you go. “
So far, no singer has commented. If the tradition of recording answers is true, this is probably where it stays.