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Music Challenge #25: “Maneater” by Nelly Furtado #amwriting #musicchallenge #MLMM

For this week I’ve chosen one of my favorite all time songs, which I’m sure many of you are familiar with. The song is a fun remix of an older song. It’s called “Man Eater” by Nelly Furtado from her album, Loose. However, the original version was by Daryl Hall & John Oats. I’ll post both music videos.


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“Maneater” by Nelly Furtado


“Maneater” by Daryl Hall & John Oates


Nelly Kim Furtado (December 2, 1978) is a Portuguese-Canadian singer and songwriter. She became famous with her debut album Whoa, Nelly! (2000), a critical and commercial success that spawned two top 10 singles; “I’m Like a Bird” and “Turn Off the Lights.” Her first single won Furtado a Grammy Award.

In 2003 she released her second album Folklore with it’s lead single “Powerless (Say What You Want).” Furtado’s 2006 album, Loose, was her best selling album, selling12 million copies, The album spawned four successful number one singles including, “Promiscuous,” “Maneater,” “Say It Right,” and “All Good Things (Come to an End.” In 2017, Furtado released her sixth album titled, The Ride.


Use “Maneater” by either artists, as a source of inspiration for any form of creative expression (including but not limited to short stories, poems, lyrics, artwork, photography, (etc.).

Alternatively, if you are a musician, use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work.


What do you think a ‘Maneater’ is? Have you had experience with a woman who is a ‘Maneater?’ Which version of the song do you enjoy more and why? Why do you think a woman, or alternatively, a man would become a ‘Man’ or ‘Woman-eater’?


Likewise, you can reflect on certain lyrics, or write about whatever this song inspires inside you. I like creativity, so do your worst!


“Maneater” by Nelly Furtado

*****

Maneater”

[Verse 1]

Everybody look at me, me

I walk in the door you start screaming

Come on everybody what you here for?

Move your body around like a nympho

Everybody get your necks to crack around

All you crazy people come on jump around

I want to see you all on your knees, knees

You either want to be with me, or be me!

*****

[Chorus:]

Maneater, make you work hard

Make you spend hard

Make you want all, of her love

She’s a maneater

make you buy cars

make you cut cards

make you fall, real hard in love

She’s a Maneater, make you work hard

Make you spend hard

Make you want all, of her love

She’s a maneater

make you buy cars

make you cut cards

Wish you never ever met her at all!

*****

[Verse 2]

And when she walks she walks with passion

when she talks, she talks like she can handle it

when she asks for something boy she means it

even if you never ever seen it

everybody get your necks to crack around

all you crazy people come on jump around

you doing anything to keep her by your side

because, she said she love you, love you long time!

*****

[Chorus]

[Chants]

[Chorus]

*****

Never ever met her at all!

you wish you never ever met her at all!

you wish you never ever met her at all!

you wish you never ever met her at all!

you wish you never ever met her at all!

*****


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8 comments on “Music Challenge #25: “Maneater” by Nelly Furtado #amwriting #musicchallenge #MLMM

  1. Lorraine
    April 7, 2018

    Love Nelly Furtado and her version of Man Eater. Thanks for reminding me of her repertoire. Need to you tube Like a Bird — one of my favourites.
    Hall and Oates bring back plenty of memories.
    Hello and hope is all well. Taking a blog vacation. I imagine you are doing NatPoWriMo — with excellent results!

    • mandibelle16
      April 7, 2018

      Hi Lorraine. 😊 Thanks for stopping by. I love this Nelly Furtado remake, one of my fav dance songs from University. She’s a talented singer with a range of music styles. She has a song called “Try” that I love, that’s very different. Great pun from you too 🙂 I wasn’t going to do NaPo, but ended up doing it. I’m not doing complicated poems; just doing it as a creative outlet. Otherwise, busy with freelance writing/editing, and a fiction/novel writing course, and other stuff on the side. Just trying to not to burn myself out, but I’m well so all is good 🙂 Hope you are doing well too, enjoy your break. And Happy Easter, a week late! 💕🐣

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  3. Angela
    April 8, 2018
    • mandibelle16
      April 9, 2018

      You’re welcome. I look forward to reading your piece soon 🙂

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