This song is not worth writing about because it's catchy, and it's not necessarily sung well, either. But the story behind Mike Posner's "Cooler Than Me" is an interesting one, and it's become such a strong force on the Billboard Hot 100 scene, that it's not really going anywhere any time soon.
Posner, a former fraternity guy, wrote the track about a girl he knew in college, who, you guessed it, thought she was cooler than him. The lyrics tell listeners the woman was more interested in superficial stuff than talking to Posner, or for anyone else "beneath" her, for that matter.
He croons, "You got designer shades just to hide your face, and you wear them around like you're cooler than me. And you never say 'hey' or remember my name."
He then calls the lady out for her clickety-clack shoes, just another sign of her vanity. "You need everyone's eyes just to feel seen."
This song is Posner's form of dealing with a conceited woman, and its success has turned it into a revenge track of sorts. It's also a reminder to be kind to everyone and not act like you're better than others.
There are a couple important feminist messages in the song. One: wearing expensive clothing not only shouldn't be a priority, doing so can actually make you look idiotic. Think unnecessarily loud heels.
Two: if you do happen to place importance on how you look or how you dress, don't hold others to the same standards, and don't judge. Because you'll just be the one everyone ends up hating once you have a hit song written about you.
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