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Royals

Lorde

2013

jaar
Top 40

4

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Top 40

33

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Top 40

759

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Top 40

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De 16-jarige Lorde heet in het dagelijks leven Ella Yelich-O'Connor. Haar bijzondere artiestennaam komt van de fascinatie die Ella heeft voor royalty. De Nieuw-Zeelandse zangeres is namelijk gek op koninklijke families, paleizen, gouden koetsen en meer van dat soort dingen. Nu snap je ook meteen waarom de titel van Ella's eerste hit in de Media Markt Top 40 Royals is.

Vanwege diezelfde fascinatie leek het Ella wel leuk om zich 'lord' te noemen, want dat is oorspronkelijk een titel uit de koninklijke hiërarchie. Omdat ze 'lord' uiteindelijk toch net iets te mannelijk vond klinken, besloot Ella een 'e' achter dat woord te plakken en sindsdien gaat ze dus als Lorde door het leven.

Royals schreef ze samen met Joel Little, die in Nieuw-Zeeland vooral bekend is als de zanger van de punkrockband Goodnight Nurse. Hij schreef ook mee aan The Love Club EP, de debuut-ep van Lorde, met vijf tracks, die Joel bovendien produceerde. Uiteraard is Royals ook op die ep te vinden.


Lorde - The Love Club – EP

1. Lorde - Bravado 3:41
2. Lorde - Royals 3:10
3. Lorde - Million Dollar Bills 2:18
4. Lorde - The Love Club 3:21
5. Lorde - Biting Down 3:33
6. Lorde - Bravado (Fffrrannno Remix) 3:41

Artiest

Lorde

Titel

Royals

Lengte

3:10

Componist(en)

Ella Yelich O'Connor; Joel Little

Producer(s)

Joel Little

Engineer(s)

Joel Little

Mixage

Joel Little

Platenlabel

Universal

Releasedatum

08-03-2013

Hoogste positie UK

1

Hoogste positie US

1

Album

Pure Heroine

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Songtekst

I've never seen a diamond in the flesh
I cut my teeth on wedding rings
In the movies
And I'm not proud of my address
In the torn up town
No post code envy

But every song's like gold teeth, Grey Goose
Trippin' in the bathroom
Blood stains, ball gowns
Trashin' the hotel room
We don't care
We're driving Cadillacs in our dreams

But everybody's like Cristal, Maybach
Diamonds on your time piece
Jet planes, islands
Tigers on a gold leash.
We don't care
We aren't caught up in your love affair

And we'll never be royals (Royals)
It don't run in our blood
That kind of lux just ain't for us
We crave a different kind of buzz

Let me be your ruler (Ruler)
You can call me Queen B
And, baby, I'll rule (I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule)
Let me live that fantasy

My friends and I we've cracked the code
We count our dollars on the train
To the party
And everyone who knows us knows
That we're fine with this
We didn't come from money

But every song's like gold teeth, Grey Goose
Trippin' in the bathroom
Blood stains, ball gowns
Trashin' the hotel room
We don't care
We're driving Cadillacs in our dreams

But everybody's like Cristal, Maybach
Diamonds on your time piece
Jet planes, islands
Tigers on a gold leash.
We don't care
We aren't caught up in your love affair

And we'll never be royals (Royals)
It don't run in our blood
That kind of lux just ain't for us
We crave a different kind of buzz

Let me be your ruler (Ruler)
You can call me Queen B
And, baby, I'll rule (I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule)
Let me live that fantasy

Oh, oh
We're bigger than we ever dreamed (Oh)
And I'm in love with being queen

Oh, oh, oh
Life is game without a care (Oh)
We aren't caught up in your love affair

And we'll never be royals (Royals)
It don't run in our blood
That kind of lux just ain't for us
We crave a different kind of buzz

Let me be your ruler (Ruler)
You can call me Queen B
And, baby, I'll rule (I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule)
Let me live that fantasy

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Details Douwe Bob - Nothing To Lose
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Details Di-Rect - My Blood
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Details Chef'Special - Speed Of Light
Details Ariana Grande - We Can't Be Friends (Wait For Your Love)
Details Hannah Mae - Waterdicht
Details Michael Marcagi - Scared To Start
Details Alex Warren - Before You Leave Me
Details David Guetta & Kim Petras - When We Were Young (The Logical Song)
Details Artemas - I Like The Way You Kiss Me
Details Bankzitters - Entourage
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Details Galantis, David Guetta & 5 Seconds Of Summer - Lighter
Details Hozier - Too Sweet
Details Becky Hill - Outside Of Love
Details Oscar and The Wolf - Angel Face
Details Davina Michelle - I Said No Sir
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Details Antoon - Blindelings
Details Purple Disco Machine & Ásdís - Beat Of Your Heart
Details Claude - Écoutez-Moi