story behind song logic ‘1-800-273-8255’

This week on Y101’s Weekly Top 20, Logic has finally dethroned Justin Bieber off the top of the charts. The rapper’s suicide prevention song 1-800-273-8255 is now a Y101 number one hit. According to the rapper, the song is about trying to let everyone who is second-guessing their life that there is always help available.

Meanwhile, three new songs debut. These songs are Location by Khalid, Boys by Charli XCX and Rockstar by Post Malone. Here are some interesting facts about theses songs.


“…Ready For It?” by Taylor Swift

  • “…Ready For It?” is the first promotional single from Taylor Swift’s upcoming album, Reputation. The song debuted in a commercial shown during a college football game.
  • As opposed to Swift’s first reputation single “Look What You Made Me Do,” this song (Ready for It) sounds more like the songs from her 1989 album. The song contains sexually suggestive lyrics that may remind some fans of her other song “I Know Places.”


Location” by Khalid

  • According to Khalid himself, ‘Location’ is a story of young love. The kind of love that you would travel all over the country to find. It’s just a story of searching for something that we all want in life no matter who we are and that’s a real genuine lover, but it doesn’t come easy.”
  • The song reached a wider audience after Kylie Jenner featured it in her Snapchat story back in May 2016—it was reported that Khalid appreciated the boost.

“Boys” by Charli XCX

  • According to Charli XCX herself, the song is basically “about dreaming about boys” The song is one of the rare songs in Charli’s catalog that she didn’t have a hand in writing. It took a team of four boys and two girls to write.
  • The music video for this song became an iconic one in the 2010’s. The video features 60 famous men mostly in the music industry including Joe Jonas, Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth, and even swimmer Tom Daley. Charli XCX, who co-directed the video, says that the video is “about making boys the ‘sexy’ part of a pop video for once, instead of the girls.”

“Rockstar” by Post Malone

  • On “Rockstar,” Post Malone compares his habits to the “live fast, die young” rock and roll lifestyle. Along the way, he references real events in rock history, name-drops famous rock stars like Bon Scott of AC/DC and Jim Morrison of The Doors.


“1-800-273-8255” by Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid

  • On “1-800-273-8255,” rapper Logic shows that suicide is never the answer to anyone’s problems. He wants people to know that there is always help available, like the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, whose phone number is the title of this song.
  • In an interview with Genius, Logic said that this song details the story of someone calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (or NSPL) wanting to commit suicide but after a conversation with the NSPL representative, the caller soon after decides he wants to live.

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