Price Tag | Jessie J

What is the meaning and main idea of Jessie J's Price Tag song? What is the message the song tries to convey? Well, in the musical industry filled with hedonism themed song, it's one of the songs trying to give social criticism. Yup, it's not a love song. It's not a do-whatever-you-wanna-do song. It's a we-shouldn't-be-like-this song sung in an easy listening styles. My salute goes to the writer and composer of this song.

Story of the song
What do you think the view currently most followed by people around the world? Of course, it's capitalism where every minute and everything are measured with money. You will do something, which is perhaps you need so much, if there is money you can get. Yes, money is the general motivation of modern people in doing anything.

This song is opened with the facts above. "Seem like everybody's got a price," so Jessie J sings. As if everybody only cares about money. How can they live comfortably if they focus on getting profit and not prioritizing the truth. So, this first verse is closed with Jessie's suggestion to relax, to smile for a while.

In the second verse, Jessie questions people's motives who tend to act misteriously. Just like politicians whose moves can seem so confusing to common people. Such people, in Jessie's view, are so serious in living their life that they 'got shades on their eyes' and therefore they can't have a good time.

Contrary to such people, Jessie decides not to measure anything with money. Even, she declares in the chorus that she it's not money which she is looking for. She just want to make the world a better place. She 'will pay them with love". Then, she suggests people to forget about the money because it 'can't buy us happiness'. What people need to be happy, she continues, is to 'slow down and enjoy right now'.

In the verse section sung by BoB, it's again emphasized that it's love (and music) which can make us happy and make the world a better place.

So, is it love or money which you have in mind right now?

Well, that's my interpretation of Jessie J's Price Tag song. Your comment is highly appreciated

5 comments:

  1. nice, honestly I love this song. That's also what's in my mind bout this song

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  2. i thought it was about strippers
    "we just wanna make the world dance"
    "forget about the price tag"
    lol

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  3. I love this song so much. It is definitely right money should not be the first priority of humankind because there are things more important than money. Money is not the root of human's happiness.

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  4. I love this song so much. It is definitely right money should not be the first priority of humankind because there are things more important than money. Money is not the root of human's happiness.

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