For this assignment (worth 3.5 stars), I had to create a mashup of songs that told a story.
This song, entitled “The Only One Night Stand We’re Having Is From Ikea” (in typical Fall Out Boy fashion), tells the story of Ami‘s most common daydream: falling in love and settling down with one of her one night stands. Though she could never abandon her commitment-free life, she likes to imagine running away with some of the people she finds herself waking up with on Saturday mornings. This song is what plays in her head when she has these daydreams. I used Garageband to mix all of the songs.
Mr. Brightside- The Killers
Migraine- Twenty One Pilots
Flawless (REMIX)- Beyoncé ft. Nicki Minaj
11th Dimension- Julian Casablancas
Born To Do- Everybody Else
Love At First Sight- The Brobecks
Shut it Down- Drake ft. The Dream
Retrograde- James Blake
Do You Wanna- The Kooks
Fuck You All The Time (Shlohmo Remix)- Jeremih
Sleepyhead- Passion Pit
Wake Me Up- Ed Sheeran
Leave Before the Lights Come On- Arctic Monkeys
Only Ones Who Know- Arctic Monkeys
She’s Long Gone- The Black Keys
Chicago- Sufjan Stevens
West Coast- Coconut Records
I’m Like A Lawyer With The Way I’m Always Getting You Off- Fall Out Boy
The song starts out with a typical day. Migraine is layered with the songs about daily routine to signify the repetitiveness. But then, in Born to Do, right when she “walks in with cut offs,” the migraine cuts off, leading into a lovely haze. This leads into the third verse of Shut it Down, which I feel carries a significant interpretation of a one night stand:
TL:DR- Drake expresses the conflicting feelings of falling in love with someone in a temporary situation. This situation transgresses as the night goes on, with the songs getting more and more blatantly sexual. “Sleepyhead” signifies falling asleep. “Wake Me Up” plays as “Bourgeois” builds, giving a rising feeling to represent the moment when everything is perfect as the sun rises. Then, tragedy hits as the romance ends abruptly: she leaves before the lights come on. She won’t stay in touch. The protagonist then drives to Chicago to try and forget about her, but ends up romantically returning to the West Coast (Folami’s dream home) to be with her. It is implied that they get married because they end sitting in a honeymoon (thanks, Fall Out Boy).