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One Less Lonely Girl by Justin Bieber

May 10, 2010
By sunnyhunny PLATINUM, Litchfield, New Hampshire
sunnyhunny PLATINUM, Litchfield, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
-Ghandi


Personally, I hold a very neutral opinion towards teen pop sensation Justin Bieber. I simply am not interested in either being one of his fans or bashing him. Having said this, I hope readers will recognize that my opinion is not biased when I discuss my dislike of his song “One Less Lonely Girl”. It is not his singing abilities or anything about Justin as a person that bother me about this song, but the lyrics that he sings. My friend recently spoke about the message that he believed the lyrics send to young listeners. When a sixteen-year-old sings about how he will cause one girl not to be lonely anymore, he seems to imply that teenage girls aren’t okay on their own. I think many agree that it’s quite alright to be single at any age. Girls shouldn’t have to be in a relationship to be happy. Who they date does not define them as a person. In the lyrics to “One Less Lonely Girl”, Justin repeats over and over how he will end a girl’s loneliness. When he says “one less” he seems to imply that many girls are lonely and unhappy because they don’t have boyfriends. Justin seems to be saying that the girl he is singing to in particular is lucky to be chosen by him because he will rescue only her out of the many other lonesome girls who would love to be with him. Others may have their own personal opinions on the meaning of this song, and I respect that, but I will stand firm on my opinion that this song sends a negative message to Justin’s many fans.


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on Jul. 12 2013 at 12:11 am
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas

Though i am a bieber hater, i will put that aside for now. I 100% completely agree with you. A single woman is a powerful women. And with the right man she can be even more powerful. But what JB is suggesting is that a single woman is a sad, lonely woman who needs a man to fill that lonely gap in her life. This is untrue times a million. I am a powerful girl who has doesnt have a boyfriend and don't really care! Thank you for writing this because you are absolutely right and its sad to think that all those bieber fans are blinded bye his terrible music cuz it really would be beneficial if they all just opened their eyes and realized his message. Great work. I also read your piece hate for Jenny. Really inspiring ;) love your work. Keep rockin

Jenni said...
on Jan. 3 2012 at 11:54 am
Me As A Justin Bieber Fan do not agree with you. iLOve justin bieber and its just a song get over yourself . Justin bieber song is great.My crush

on Feb. 14 2011 at 11:33 am
itsokaytobeme16 GOLD, Thronwood, New York
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I am a die hard belieber.....bieber fan.....but i agree with this.  I never really considered this, but you are right the lyrics are very conceited and send a negative message.  This song has always upset me, and now i know why.  However, i really do love him and his music and i don`t think he really wrote it, but i totallly agree that it has the wrong message.

on Jul. 14 2010 at 5:20 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

She's awesome:)

tuzik SILVER said...
on Jul. 14 2010 at 6:59 am
tuzik SILVER, Martinsville, New Jersey
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I <3 taylor swift tooo!!

on Jul. 13 2010 at 8:37 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

Haha.  I don't love him, though, so...I can still be a huge Taylor S fan.

on Jul. 13 2010 at 8:34 pm
sunnyhunny PLATINUM, Litchfield, New Hampshire
22 articles 3 photos 329 comments

Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
-Ghandi

Thank you! 

on Jul. 13 2010 at 8:33 pm
sunnyhunny PLATINUM, Litchfield, New Hampshire
22 articles 3 photos 329 comments

Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
-Ghandi

Thanks!  And, I love Taylor Swift's music too.  I can relate to all of her music.  I would love Taylor Swift too, but I'm too jealous of her that she dated Taylor Lauter!  lol.

on Jul. 10 2010 at 1:03 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

This was fantastic, and I completely agree.  I mean, who says we're all lonely and miserable without some sixteen year old who looks twelve and sounds like a girl?  Perhaps a girl with a good voice, but still a girl.  Honestly, I agree with Esther V., I look at lyrics in my music, which is one of the big reasons I like Taylor Swift so much.  Her songs actually have MEANING, not just repeating some nonsense words over and over again to a melody(cough cough:Ra-ma, ra-ma-ma-ah).  Great expression and explanation in this article.  Hope others look at it and see how true this is.

tuzik SILVER said...
on Jul. 8 2010 at 9:26 pm
tuzik SILVER, Martinsville, New Jersey
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great, great, great!

personally when i listen to songs the main thing i look for is lyrics; and these are absolutely ridiculous. i could not agree more with basically everything you said, especially the middle section about how he implies girls are lonely without boyfriends. i go through both sides of this argument every day with my friends when we discuss that we feel like we "have" to get boyfriends, and it's songs like this that encourage that completely wrong point of view. you definitely worded this shared opinion very, very well; so great job!!!!



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