100 songs for the 2010s: Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’ #10


And welcome to #10 entry of the project. I’m honestly surprised to have made 1/10 way there. How nice that to celebrate this achievement we are discussing one of my personal favourites of the decade – Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’.

The world was first introduced to Billie Eilish in 2015/16 but didn’t really take notice of her till 2018. And now she is everywhere and close to having the best-sold album of the year (a debut album and at 17 (and what have you done with your life?)). And there are a plethora of good reasons behind that.

The most important reason (and the one that makes me into a fan) is that Eilish’s music speaks to the youth of today – one that seems to be disillusioned with life from the beginning. The singer doesn’t sugarcoat the less nice parts of life and also doesn’t minimize the importance of the feelings of young people. She also finds so many unique ways to express herself – her lyrics are truly one-of-a-kind (I would call them ‘quirky’ but that word no longer has positive connotations even though it should and that’s how I would use it here). Her music also seems so raw and personal while also having a universally relatable effect. And it’s bloody catchy – especially when it comes to ‘Bad Guy’.



Published by Lou

Anti-social nerd, cinephile, and bookworm that is probably currently bopping along to some song or another and is also 75% radioactive fish, because she has spent half of her life in a chlorine-filled pool.

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