7 Years by Lukas Graham – Pop Song Review

There is something rotten in the state of Denmark.

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Chaos Marine
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I hate this song. It’s such a shitty, wannabe emo-depressing song. Everything about it rubs me the wrong way and makes me want to punch the singer in the mouth.

The MegaNerd
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Gaagh!! Your intro sounds like the song itself: weird I watch your show for your fresh and cynical and honest perspective which has never changed; the term White Guy Wtih Accostic Guitar is part of my vocabulary and I grin every time I see one. Also your show is fascinating as you can see the evolution of pop music; seeing how much has changed and yet how little is bizarre You might need to get your dislike for Denmark checked 13:01 god, I really hate that line!! Do your muppet voice again!! 🙂 The song sounds nice I didn’t know… Read more »
The MegaNerd
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Great cover art

Just saying

Feeny-chan
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Gonna say…this song will place #3 for your end of the year worst list!

Are you leaving us, Todd? You still owe us that teased episode about James Blunt and his hit single “You’re Beautiful”! D:

Feeny-chan
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…on second thought, maybe this will be your #1 most hated. xD

emperorcupcake
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Hilarious review but whoa, huge slam on Denmark outta nowhere! 😉

Why does ripping off “100 Years” = a hit song in 2016? What’s next, that “you had a bad day” song?

You’re totally right, most of the pop chart is just white noise right now. This is at least a recognizable kind of awful. I’ll give it that.

I predict #4 worst song of the year!

Steve the Pocket
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Musically I’d say this one is already uncomfortably similar to “You Had a Bad Day”.

neytari
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I predict #3.

Don’t diss on Denmark or the MIkkelsen brothers will show up and f-ck your sh-t up, yo.

Honestly, I do believe some kids get into drugs and booze at a young age. I’ve seen Thirteen. I’ve had some trippy friends.

Gilberd
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YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES
I have been waiting for Todd in the Shadows to destroy this crappy ass song.
FUCK this meandering, annoying, talking about growing old and doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING OF WORTH WITH THE PREMISE

Gilberd
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BULLFUDGE SONG

Gilberd
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This song sucks. This song sucks. This song SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKS.
Okay I am done. :/

Gilberd
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OR AM I!?
….Yes.

Omicron Warrior
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Hmmm… I actually kind of liked this song. In contrast, I absolutely detest the 21 Pilot “Stressed Out.” Look, I’m 31 years old, and being an adult is AWESOME! What, responsibility? Well, yeah. I have to pay the rent, work 40 hours, and occasionally need shell out 4 figures for a car repair. But that rent? It means I have my own space to do whatever I want with. I’m sleeping in a big bed with comfortable pillows and tasteful artwork on the walls. My job? Well, I get to hang out with smart people and solve challenging problems. It… Read more »
neytari
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Yeah, what I get from Stressed Out is “I should be able to have the freedom of adulthood without the responsibility. I don’t wanna earn a living, I want things to be given to me like when I was a kid! Waaaaaah.” Not that I want to go to the other extreme and value people based on their jobs, their salaries, and how much overtime they clock in either, mind.

HMorris73
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I can see how you would get that from the song, but I don’t think it’s the intention. Rap Critic did a pretty good analysis of it in his vid.

leviadragon99
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Wow, I have been hearing this one a bit and it didn’t do anything for me, but hearing it picked apart I now have mild contempt for the artist.

happymel
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I like this song overall. I mean, usually, I wouldn’t like the smoking lyric but I feel that he’s implying that he was hanging out with the wrong people so I’ll let it slide. Also, about being super old for pop culture, at 20 years old I don’t understand popular music or even slang for that matter. I do like EDM though. Oh, and making friends is hard no matter what stage in life you are. Oh, and “Moon Pie Face” made me laugh so hard! 😀

coredumperror
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Great review, Todd! Your writing is, as ever, hilarious as fuck, and I burst out laughing on multiple occasions during this video.

Those of you complaining about Todd’s negative words against Denmark DO realize that he’s being *sarcastic*, right? He comes out and SAYS it half way through the review.

I hear this song on the radio on rare occasion, and have always changed the station or turned it off when that happens. I couldn’t figure out why I didn’t like it, but your video thoroughly conveyed my feelings for this song. IT SUCKS!!

Lord Starfish
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Maybe it’s just my inherent distaste for borderline every single trend in modern pop-music (to wit: Excessive autotune, excessive repetiveness, lyrics that are all about sex and nothing else, excessive synth-use… Incidentally I just name-dropped what I consider the most insufferable song in the top 50 right now somewhere in that list), but I can’t be too upset at this particular song. At least, like you said at the beginning, it uses actual instruments, has an actual decent structure and is ABOUT something. There is just SO much crap I have to listen to all day these days that this… Read more »
CaptainRoland
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The future of music made by humans is fucked!

CaptainRoland
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That’s why I’m always Retro and Classical, always especially on the Romantic or Romanticist side.

CaptainRoland
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Muslims rule Denmark in actuality jerk.

CaptainRoland
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This band obviously does not speak for all the White Scandinavian Danish people, now here’s a weird but cute title: Bamblet.

Carewolf
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Drinking at 11 is not odd in Denmark, there is no drinking age. Very conservative families though only allow their children to drink at 13 when confirmated.

Behellmorph
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God I hate this song.

Honestly; whenever this song plays while I’m working in the warehouse, I go into a frenzy. It just keeps playing over and over and it’s pretentious as hell.

Everdeen2015
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This song is just so pretentious and annoying

bigman13031
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Thank you Todd for explaining why I always stared at the radio weird when this came on.

Rachel J
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Dude if you’re worried about feeling old because of today’s music then you aren’t alone! I’m 19 and I listen to very few songs. Almost all my songs are from years ago! And when I do get into new stuff it’s rock or Christian music!

Emilie Bennett
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(Don’t be too discouraged, I’m also late to a lot of things) I had no idea that Lukas Graham were from Denmark, and this song…! Not only do the lyrics has enough cheese for a Danish-style fondue (do they exist?), but they sound so forced!

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