Ruining Your Taste in Music

Much like RapGenius, I am waiting for a platform that will allow me to footnote Billboard Top 100 Hits with their scientific/literal equivalents.

Until then, I give you: The refrain from Jason Derulo’s The Other Side, presented with entirely unsexy commentary.

Tonight we’ll just get drunk

Drunk is usually classified as a Blood Alcohol Content (B.A.C.) (or percentage of blood volume that is alcohol) of >0.08.

Disturb the peace

Disturbing the peace is considered a misdemeanor, punishable by fine or up to 90 days in jail.

Find your hands, all over me

The human hand contains 27 bones.

And then you bite your lip

The Upper Lip Bite Test (ULBT) was introduced in 2003 as a way to predict patients with difficult intubations (the insertion of a breathing tube into the mouth).  The higher a patient can bite the upper lip with the lower incisors, the lower the difficulty.

Whisper and say

Approximately 15-20 decibels (dBs), or about the equivalent of rustling leaves.

We’re going all the way

The United States ranks first among developed nations in rates of both teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.


Before 1972, time zones synchronized to Greenwich Mean Time.  They now use Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

Take me to the other side

180-degrees from the current position.

Sparks fly like the Fourth of July

Fireworks are composed mainly of potassium nitrate, aluminum, and sulfur.

Just take me to the other side

Psychological reactance describes the response a person has to a perceived loss of freedom.  It can be illustrated by the phrase, “The grass is always greener on the other side” — the idea that when you cannot have what you want, you experience emotional distress and begin justifying or legitimizing your plight.

I see that sexy look in your eyes

Rods and cones in the retina of the eye generate impulses that allow you to see.

And I know we ain’t friends anymore

Connectedness to friends has been associated with health-compromising behaviors (i.e. smoking). (Source)

If we walk down this road

To mimic the human muscles for walking in a machine requires about 54 mechanical muscles.

We’ll be lovers for sure

“Adolescents who reported sexual activity had high levels of reputation-based popularity, but not likeability among peers.” (Source)

So tonight kiss me like it’s do or die

According to the CDC, the death rate for 2010 (the latest year available) was 799.5 deaths per 100,000 population.

And take me to the other side


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