The Only One Night Stand We’re Having Is From Ikea 5


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.

Tracklist:

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

Fitzpleasure- Alt-J

Sleepyhead- Passion Pit

Wake Me Up- Ed Sheeran

Bourgeois- Phoenix

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:

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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).

 


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5 thoughts on “The Only One Night Stand We’re Having Is From Ikea

  • 3lilangls

    This was really cool – that was a lot of songs to mix-up! It is seamless so you did a great job with this. I’m still trying but it will come eventually. Great work!

    • Sarah Post author

      It took me a while to be able to do stuff like this but I know you’ll get the hang of it! And thanks so much!

  • Jada S

    This is AMAZING! Also, who did the voice for Folami in our show? Whoever it was deserves an Oscar. Folami kicks butt.

  • Mia Boleis

    Hey- I just wanted to let you know I used this as one of my inspire posts. I love everything about this, especially the write up. It is so detailed, and as I was listening to the story, I could definitely understand it more than if you had just posted the audio. Great job!