M.I.A.'s best song: 'Paper Planes' or 'Bad Girls'? | The Tylt
M.I.A. is now 42 years old, and she's badder than ever. The British rapper has quite a few hits under her belt in the U.K., but she's also been able to successfully break out into the U.S. market. Her smash "Paper Planes" became a worldwide phenomenon in 2011. But "Bad Girls" and its distinct music video gave M.I.A. another mega hit regarded as a signature song. Which is M.I.A.'s best hit? 🎤
M.I.A.'s best song: 'Paper Planes' or 'Bad Girls'?
"Paper Planes" was successful around the globe. Hence, the smash is considered her break out hit. "Paper Planes" peaked within the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was so huge it was nominated for Record of the Year at the 51st Grammy Awards. Furthermore, "Paper Planes" is known for perfectly blending world beat and the alternative versions of different genres: dance, hip-hop, and rock.
Below are some notable lyrics to "Paper Planes," per Genius.
🎶I fly like paper, get high like planes
If you catch me at the border I got visas in my name
If you come around here, I make 'em all day
I get one done in a second if you wait🎶
Watch the music video to her breakthrough smash below.
"Bad Girls" followed in the footsteps of "Paper Planes" and became another hit for the rapper. Though "Bad Girls" didn't chart around the world as well her as her previous hit, the smash is still regarded as a catchy earworm. Hence, "Bad Girls" is arguably M.I.A.'s signature song. The mixing of world beat, R&B and dancehall makes the hit very recognizable.
"Bad Girls" is also lauded for the epic music video that accompanies it. The music video was nominated for Best Short Form Music Video at the 55th Grammy Awards, but the hit actually won Video Music Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Direction.
Below are some significant lyrics to "Bad Girls," also thanks to Genius.
🎶Live fast, die young, bad girls do it wellMy chain hits my chest when I'm banging on the dashboard
My chain hits my chest when I'm banging on the radio🎶
Check out the highly praised music video below.