Staff Review: “10,000 Hours”


Julia Alley: 

The day October 4, 2019 will go down in history as the day that Dan + Shay and Justin Beiber collaborated and released the most generic song to ever exist. If you were to force someone to listen to this song on repeat, they would tell you literally anything you want to know. Who needs Chinese water drip torture when you have “10,000 Hours”? That’s actually a very accurate name, because the song feels like it lasts about 10,000 hours give or take some. Furthermore, the artist sure talks about himself a lot for someone who is trying to strengthen a relationship. 

Cade Campbell:

This song isn’t 10,000 hours, but it is 2 minutes and 48 seconds of boring, basic material that I’ve heard 10,000 times before. It’s a dull collaboration of drum and guitar-based pop with country-like lyrics and a tune that is just asking to be plain. There’s nothing that makes this song special or gives it a flare. It’s just a basic pop song that would’ve fit right in if it was 2014. 


Lauren Curtis:

Dan + Shay are known for their endless albums of perfect wedding songs. When listening to “10,000 Hours”, the first thing I noticed was the beat. It is something that is light and airy and is perfect for the lyrics. This lovey-dovey written song could touch anyone’s heart and is definitely an excellent choice for two-stepping. Although many may not like country, this is outside Dan + Shay’s comfort zone. For those who enjoy the cheesy romance songs, it is definitely worth listening to. It’s like the perfect song for those relationship videos people make. 


Isabella McAllister:

The song “10,000 hours” is a very basic love song. While it really isn’t something that I would listen to on my own, it is a very good wedding or romance song. I do know that Dan + Shay are known for their wedding songs, and this is the perfect thing that is just enough cheesy to make it a basic wedding song. I could see thing song as a first dance at a wedding or in a Youtuber’s wedding video. The lyrics are better than how it sounds in my opinion because it portrays someone being very in love with another person, and that is always nice to hear. But the song as a whole is not my favorite thing.  


Erin Green:

After listening to this song, only one word comes to mind: basic. It’s not bad, but it doesn’t exactly move mountains or strike any real cords with me. The chorus is catchy and the lyrics are sweet and sentimental, but there’s nothing that really separates “10,000 Hours” from every other pop love song on the radio right now. While I would probably never play it myself, if a friend turned it on I would listen without complaining. 


Sarah Haylow:

I’m going to cut this song some slack and say it is a sweet song. I can’t say I love it, but I don’t exactly hate it. It’s a cutesy song that I can see being played at a wedding or a dance. If I heard this song on the radio, I’d probably switch stations. If it was the only thing on, I’d still listen to it because it isn’t bad. I wouldn’t add it to my playlist however. It’s not a song that I find overly interesting and I feel like I’ve heard a thousand iterations of it in the past decade. In conclusion, I don’t HATE it, but I would also rather listen to my 2 year old cousin cry. 


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