Don’t Forget The Lyrics Challenge

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Gabby B attempts to play the game “Don’t Forget the Lyrics” with her best friend. There were about 15 songs that were played for a few seconds at a time, and Gabby had to then continue the lyrics when the music stopped. Gabby B knew all of the songs, but had a bit of trouble with the exact lyrics. She says, “When I was little, I used to listen to these songs, I couldn’t understand [anything], because I was tiny and I didn’t speak English.”
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Miley Cyrus - "Party In The U.S.A."

With this hit, Gabby starts off strong, but quickly collapses after reaching “and the butterflies fly away.” She even added some extra, never before heard lyrics: “Rubbing my hands like yeah.” She still believed she was very close and preached that she used to listen to that song all the time.
That’s when the D.J. dropped my favorite tune
And a Britney song was on
And a Britney song was on
And a Britney song was on
So I put my hands up
They’re playing my song,
And the butterflies fly away
Noddin’ my head like, yeah

Chris Brown - "Kiss Kiss"

Gabby didn’t last too long on this throwback, as she flopped pretty hard at the chorus. “Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss, my uh my uh say em on me.” Looking back at it now, Gabby realizes how much more sense the actual lyrics make and said “That song still goes hard!”
I got the remedy you feeling me
So why is you hating?
And my anatomy is bird like
Yeah you heard right
Girl I’m the king so that means I’m fly
If you wit it girl
Get it poppin’
Roll wit me
Ain’t no stopping
So get it shawty
We parking lot pimping in my donk
I know want you want
She want that lovey-dovey
That kiss-kiss, kiss-kiss
In her mind she fantasize
‘Bout getting wit me
They hating on me

Sean Kingston - "Beautiful Girls"

“I know the song but I don’t know the lyrics,” says Gabby . Even without full knowledge of the lyrics, she made a valiant effort to continue on. She does claim that if it was the chorus, she would have had it in the bag.
Oh when I went away
For doing my first crime
And I never thought
That we was gonna see each other (see each other)
And then I came out
Mami moved me down South
Oh I’m with my girl
Who I thought was my world
It came out to be
That she wasn’t the girl for me (girl for me)
See it’s very divine, girl
You’re one of a kind
But you mush up my mind
You ought to get declined
Oh Lord
My baby is driving me crazy

Jay Sean - "Down"

Once again, Gabby was not satisfied with the time selection of the song. “Why did you pick this part?!” she says followed by a loud squeak. There was not a real attempt with this one, just some hitting and talking about how nobody knows the first verse.
Baby are you down down down down down, down, down
Even if the sky is falling down down down
Just let it be,
come on and bring your body next to me
I’ll take you away, hey, turn this place into our private getaway
So leave it behind cause we have a night to get away

Shakira - "Hips Don't Lie"

Bringing out her inner Shakira, Gabby gives her best shot at the song. Swaying smoothly along, it seemed like she could get this one right, until she was derailed by “..reading the signs of my body.”
¿Cómo se llama? (Sí), bonita (sí)
Mi casa, su casa (Shakira, Shakira)
Oh, baby, when you talk like that You make a woman go mad
So be wise (sí) and keep on (sí)
Reading the signs of my body (uno, dos, tres, cuatro)

Iyaz - "Replay"

You could see it in Gabby’s face as soon as this one begins, she is not going to have a shot. After her attempt with singing words that don’t make any sense, it is quickly time to move onto the next song. “I know the Song! I just don’t know the lyrics,” says Gabby.
Shawty’s like a melody in my head
That I can’t keep out
Got me singin’ like
Na na na na everyday
It’s like my iPod’s stuck on replay
Remember the first time we met
You was at the mall wit yo friend
I was scared to approach ya
But then you came closer
Hopin’ you would give me a chance
Who would have ever knew
That we would ever be more than friends

Katy Perry - "I Kissed A Girl"

Jumping on this one as soon as she can, Gabby continues singing the song as if it were one of her own. It is no surprise that Gabby finally gets one completely correct and celebrates with cheering “YAY, 2 points!”
I liked it
No, I don’t even know your name It doesn’t matter
You’re my experimental game
Just human nature

Jason Mraz - "I'm Yours'

Gabby starts by bobbing along to the song, she appears to start concentrating as she guesses “I’m sure there’s no need to concentrate, our time is sure, it cannot wait, I’m yours” – Gabby’s version
“I’m sure there’s no need to complicate, our time is short, this is our fate, I’m Yours” – Actual lyrics
…Close enough
So I won’t hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait I’m sure
There’s no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I’m yours

Rihanna - "Umbrella"

“You can stay under my umbrella, ella, ella” was the only part of this snippet that Gabby could recite correctly. She claims that the struggle stems from growing up knowing the songs before she had learned English.
So gon’ and let the rain pour
I’ll be all you need and more Because
When the sun shine, we shine together
Told you I’ll be here forever
Said I’ll always be your friend

Neyo - "So Sick"

We can once again see agony painted on Gabby’s face as she continually questions her friend: “This an easy one?” As her answer, she repeats the exact line that had just been sung right before the music stopped.
so sad and slow
So why can’t I turn off the radio?
Gotta fix that calender I have, that’s marked July 15th
Because since there’s no more you, there’s no more anniversary
I’m so fed up with my thoughts of you, and your memory
And how every song reminds me of what used to be, that’s the reason
I’m so sick of love songs
So done with wishin’, you were still here
Said I’m so sick of love songs, so sad and slow
So why can’t I turn off the radio?

Kelly Clarkson - "Since U Been Gone"

Doubting her ability to perform in this challenge, Gabby says that “I feel like you’re disappointed in me.
“We’re going to give Gabby an “A” for this one. She passed the test with only a minor mistake. We can see her spirits have been brought back up as she jumps and cheers. It’s party time!!
And all you’d ever hear me say
Is how I pictured me with you
That’s all you’d ever hear me say
But since you been gone
I can breathe for the first time
I’m so movin’ on, yeah, yeah
Thanks to you
Now I get what I want
Since you been gone

Journey - "Don't Stop Believing"

Everybody knows the lyrics to this classic, right?
… Wrong
Though Gabby claims she knows the chorus and just not this part, you’re going to have to take a look at this one for yourself to see what happens:
Their shadows searchin’ in the night
Streetlight people
Livin’ just to find emotion
Hidin’ somewhere in the night
Workin’ hard to get my fill
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin’ anything to roll the dice just one more time
Some will win
some will lose
Some are born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on and on and on

Jordin Sparks - "No Air'

This was a tough one as Gabby sings “Cant..(long pause)… with no air.” At this point, Gabby starts blaming the DJ for her poor performance, stating that “you’re picking songs I never tried singing before.”
‘Cause my world revolves around you
It’s so hard for me to breathe
Tell me how I’m supposed to breathe with no air?
Can’t live, can’t breathe with no air
That’s how I feel whenever you ain’t there
There’s no air, no air

Flo Rida - "Low"

All the cool vibes and swagger that this song once brought, Gabby sucked that right out of this song. Gabby is clearly feeling good about this song and she may have gotten this one correct with only a minor mistake, but she is definitely not a rapper.
Make it rain, I’m makin’ it snow
Work the pole, I got the bank roll
I’mma say that I prefer them no clothes
I’m into that, I love women exposed
She threw it back at me, I gave her more
Cash ain’t a problem, I know where it goes
Shawty had them Apple Bottom Jeans (jeans)
Boots with the fur (with the fur)
The whole club was lookin’ at her
She hit the floor (she hit the floor)
Next thing you know
Shawty got low low low low low low low low

Hannah Montana - "If We Were A Movie"

After this whole ordeal, the DJ felt it was necessary to give Gabby a break on the upcoming song, so he throws her one that she has to know.
We quickly see that Gabby knows this song by heart, “I’ve been a Hannah Montana fan my whole childhood.”
Uh oh, there you go again, talkin’ cinematic
Yeah, you
You’re charming, got everybody star struck
I know how you always seem to go For the obvious
Instead of me
But get a ticket and you’ll see
If we were a movie
You’d be the right guy
And I’d be the best friend
That you’d fall in love with in the end
We’d be laughing
Watching the sunset
Fade to black

Eminem - "Godzilla"

This song wasn’t planned at all, but since Gabby kept saying how hard everything was, the DJ wanted her to realize what a actually hard song sounded like. Obviously, she had no chance with this one. It was a mess, but watching her effort is pretty entertaining.
Like a paraplegic, and it’s scary, call it Harry Caray ‘Cause every Tom and Dick and Harry carry a Merriam m*********in’ dictionary Got ’em swearing up and down, they can’t spit, this s***’s hilarious It’s time to put these b****es in the obituary column We wouldn’t see eye to eye with a staring problem Get the shaft like a steering column (monster) Trigger happy, pack heat, but it’s black ink Evil half of the Bad Meets Evil That means take a back seat Take it back to Fat Petes with a maxi, single
Look at my rap sheet, what attracts these people Is my gangster, b****, like Apache with a catchy jingle I stack chips, you barely got a half-eaten Cheeto Fill ’em with the venom and eliminate ’em Other words, I Minute Maid ’em

“Therapy” EP

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“Therapy” (EP) is about emotions. Each of these songs portray different emotions and storylines of relatable moments that many people have gone through in life. I came up with the name “Therapy” because every song has a concept about either love, hate, excitement, craziness, or sadness. These emotions are the reason that many people need therapy!

Como Te Llamas

“Como Te Llamas” means “What’s Your Name” in Spanish. The story behind this song is about when a girl was out partying at the club when she spots a guy that she finds attractive. She tries to get his attention, eventually he notices her, and their eyes lock. The guy walks over to her, begins to flirt with her and says “Como Te Llamas”, making her start to feel some type of way.

“Saw him with his homies
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Had me high like in the nosebleeds
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Made his way over
Ask if I’m thirsty
I said “un poquito” to play it off
Eyes were like diamonds
Perfect like timing
Had me ready to get it on
I like the
I like the way you move
You know and
You know just what you’re doing
Yeah baby
You got me
That’s when I heard him say
Como te llamas
Quiero bailar contigo
Quieres estar conmigo
Podría enamorarme esta noche”

This made the girl want to get to know more about him, and to get him to go dance with her. For the rest of the night, the two of them were inseparable, being flirty, feeling each other, and having fun dancing to the music.

Gabby B has a connection to the song “Como Te Llamas”, since she was a young teenager she would go out with her girlfriends, to the mall or to parties all the time. At a couple of the parties Gabby would show up to, she wound up meeting a guy that she thought was cute. Much like in the song, they would catch each other’s attention and the flirting and dancing together would start. In Gabby’s own words: “That’s all I loved about parties: dancing and looking at cute boys”.

Till The Sun Turns Up

A couple of Gabby B’s favorite things to do are putting on her makeup, exaggerating her look, and dancing to loud music. “Till the Sun Turns Up” is a song that incorporates looking and feeling sexy, partying with someone you are very attracted to, while dancing to loud music. All of this is packaged in a beat that draws influence from Gabby’s Brazilian culture mixed with Jamaican culture.
With lyrics like:
“Ooh baby when we’re on the floor
You got my body screaming out for more
The DJ’s spinning just for us
Tonight we’re gonna do it till the sun turns up
Ooh baby when I feel your touch
I move my body like we’re making love
The club’s screaming turn down for what
Tonight we’re gonna do it till the sun turns up”

“Till the Sun Turns Up” is clearly all about dancing and partying with someone till the sun turns up. Or as Gabby B put it, “This is a song about partying all night long with a guy you are attracted to and dancing like a boss. It’s about having confidence and looking sexy.”

All Yours

“All Yours” is a song about expressing the feelings you have for someone that you are deeply in love with. Love is a fighting force and a shining beam of light. During times when you are going through a great struggle, love will provide you with everything you need to overcome it. When you are in love with someone, you are willing to do just about anything and everything for that person, no matter the consequences you may face.
“It don’t take much
Just your voice or passing glance
And I can’t breathe
Thinking of us
I feel your touch
Even when we’re miles apart
I’m in a sea
Floating on us
Not an inch or a fragment between us
Not a moment that isn’t love
Cause I’m all yours
And you’re all mine”
Gabby B wanted to write a song that anyone who has been in love before can relate to, and a song for whoever is currently in love to send to their significant other to explain how they feel. Gabby has said that “I love singing this song because it brings me to a good place and we all love somebody who brings us joy.”


Who knows a cheater? Well, this song is all about catching one and calling them out. You have all the proof you need, the snapchats, Instagram DMs, old voicemails, and screenshots. Whenever something gets brought up, they try to sweet talk and brush it off, coming up with some lame excuses. You realize that they have been lying to you about everything that they had been doing, and you tell them off.
“Say where have you been, I tried to call, thotting around, risking it all
Stories I ain’t buying, I know that you cappin’, ain’t got no more talkin’
Now watch him say baby it’s all in your head, and sweet talk and kiss it away,
He’ll blame it on grey goose and all of your friends, and when he’s finished lyin’, tell him
I got receipts, Like bands in the bag, no dye packs, account in the black
I got receipts, old voicemails, with timestamps, snaps and grams”
When Gabby B was a young teenager, she witnessed a few of her friends going through rough break-ups because they got cheated on by some scumbag. Gabby enjoyed helping her friends by saving up receipts from the cheater and then exposing them so everyone would know that the cheater is trash.
“Nobody should ever get cheated on! PERIOD!” – Gabby B

Under My Skin

A girl starts to feel like her boyfriend isn’t showing her affection the way he did when they started dating. She doesn’t see the relationship developing further or going anywhere. She is looking to move on to something better, but she still has feelings for him, conflicted as she just wants him to decide whether he is going to love her or let her grow. Moving forward, she knows that she will not be able to love anyone the same if she is still thinking about him.
“Boy our love is on empty
Going crazy you drive me nowhere fast
Gotta think of my future
So I’m hoping to leave you in the past
You leave me alone
Love me and love me or leave me alone
I’m out of my zone”
“Years ago, I dealt with this issue with a guy I used to date. I thought we were so in love, but it turned out that he wasn’t treating me that great and I wound up crying every night because of him. He was the first guy that I loved, and he ruined it. So, one night, I decided I had to do what was best for me and break up with him. It just wasn’t working anymore, even though I would end up thinking about him every day. He tried getting back with me twice, and I just told him to leave me alone.”
– Gabby B

How You Know

How crazy would you get for someone you love? The song “How You Know” talks about the rollercoaster of emotions that someone may go through when they are talking to someone and want to find out the feelings that the other person has for them, or if the love they are feeling is mutual. Sometimes, when you are starting to love someone, you want to know if they love you back, and it may lead you to do anything to find out how they feel about you. That may even make you go a little crazy.
“I wish I had someone to tell me
What to make of all these feelings in my heart
Like how do I know if he feels me
Like how does he feel when we’re kissing in the dark
But I won’t let you down
I promise, I promise, I promise, I promise
That I will break it down”
“Love has gotten me stressed so many times in the past. Sometimes it would be to the point that I went crazy and just felt like screaming. Love is one of the most painful things in life, but it also provides some of the most memorable moments. What I’ve learned is if you let it go and it doesn’t come back, it was never yours to begin with. The key is to just move on because there’s plenty of fish in the sea.”
– Gabby B

To Que To

As a woman, you have to go through certain moments in life to make you realize your worth. “To Que To” talks about a woman that is in a relationship with a guy she loves, but the guy treats her poorly and ends up leaving her. She doesn’t know what to do. She depended on him so much and had sacrificed a lot for him. After she processed everything, she realizes she must start being an independent woman and make her own decisions. She finally figures out who she really is and that she is all she needs.
“Quero me achar
Quero me convencer
Que sou feliz mesmo sem ter voce
E deus me deu
Caminho pra seguir
E ate mesmo me descobrir
As coisas nao sao como imaginei
Eu confiei e planejei
Teve a chance de subir amor
Olha pra mim e veja quem eu sou”
“I want to find myself
I want to convince myself
That I am happy even without you
And God gave me
A path to follow
An until I find myself
Things are not how I imagined
I trusted and I planned
Had the chance to raise love
Look at me and see who I am”
“My mom wrote this song years ago while she was going through dark times. When I heard it, I wanted to record it because I truly felt what this song was saying. My whole life, I’ve always believed in woman empowerment and working hard to become independent. I want to be able to help out women who are allowing their partners to control them or who are stuck in a situation similar to this. It’s important to me that women have equal rights and are able to be independent. The theme of this song is mainly about finding who you are and being happy even without a partner.”
– Gabby B