Review: Jellyfish – He’s My Best Friend (Pop)

This review covers the pop track Jellyfish – He’s My Best Friend.

This track was released in 1993 on the album Spilt Milk.

This track starts with a piano and some non-lyrical vocals. Some additional keys come in along with a drum kit. After that, the vocals come in for a verse. The regular piano comes in with some additional chords and notes as well.

After some long vocal notes, the vocals take the track into the main chorus. There is some subtle strumming of a guitar in the background.

From there, the vocals take the track into the next verse. Some backup vocals make appearances throughout. Right after that, the vocals take the track into the next round in the main chorus. This is capped off with a piano instrumental section.

After that, the vocals take the track into the next verse. After another long note from the vocals, the vocals take the track into the next round in the chorus. The backup vocals make a more prominent appearance in the section. After that, the vocals then go non-lyrical and the piano leads the track out.

After I heard this track, I wondered if this is a track that was designed to be some kind of joke. Apparently, it has made appearances in comedy, so that is entirely possible.

A big problem with this track is the fact that the overall mood is excessive, yet completely artificial happiness. It’s so clearly exaggerated, that any possibility of treating this track seriously goes straight out the window.

Overall, while I can see it being used as musical backing in a comedy, beyond that, this track is pretty much worthless otherwise. The artificial happiness means that the track can only be useful in very specific instances. After a few listens, this track can easily drive me crazy. So, a track to skip over in my view.

Score
4/10

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