Beyond The Song: ‘Hey Everybody!’

Released on October 9th, 2015 “Hey Everybody!” was the second single 5 Seconds of Summer released from their sophomore album Sounds Good, Feels Good. Written by Calum Hood and Nick Rhodes, Roger Taylor, Simon Le Bon, John Taylor and Andy Taylor from Duran Duran.

Beyond The Song: 'Hey Everybody!' 2

It’s not the end of the world. Yeah, we’ve all been there before and it goes oh Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

We’ve all had a point in our life where nothing seemed to get better. Where you’re broke, not even enough gas to get to work. ‘Hey Everybody!’ sings of just that. Just because you’re in that place now doesn’t mean to give up on your hopes and dreams. Doesn’t mean give up to trying to be the best you can be.

Hey everybody, we don’t have to live this way
We can all get some, yeah, we can all get paid

It’s tough living paycheck to paycheck, not knowing where the next meal will come. It’s hard always stressing about money and not being able to live a worry free life. Sometimes life doesn’t go as planned, sometimes it has some bumps but if you strive for a goal or strive for a dream no bump will hold you back.

Work every weekend just to get out of town
Everyone says that you’ll just turn back around

5 Seconds of Summer wrote this song not just because it’s a catchy song but because they’ve been there before. They have struggled, they have had no money and no place to stay. They ate chocolate fans gave them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner because food was scarce. Even through the tough times and the harder times they never gave up on their dream. They never gave up even when people told them they should, they pushed through and made it. They made their dream a reality.

This song pumps you up and gets you in the mood to dance. It’s a feel good song with a feel good message. The best is different and funky and something new from the band.

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Written by Amber Nordberg

I'm 25, living life and loving the adventure. Lover of One Direction and 5SOS. Find me on Twitter, @ambernordberg