Do re mi

Album: Digital Druglord (2017)
Charted: 40

Songfacts®:

  • Matthew Musto is an American rapper and record producer who records under the name of Blackbear. His songwriting credits include Justin Bieber's 2012 hit single "Boyfriend" and a couple of tracks from G-Eazy's These Things Happen album. This song is his first Hot 100 hit as a recording artist.
  • This vindictive kiss-off finds Blackbear channeling his frustration with his conceited and self-centered girlfriend. When asked by Billboard magazine if any female fans might be put off by such direct broadsides, the rapper explained, "It's kind of like watching Mean Girls. A lot of drama in LA, a lot of talking, a lot of telephone. That's Hollywood."
  • The chorus is a play on the "Solfège" harmonic scale commonly used in music education to teach pitch. However it is a complete contrast with the innocent lyrical message famously sung by Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music.

    Do, re, mi, fa, so f---in' done with you, girl
    So f---in' done with all the games you play.


    Solmization (or Solfège) is a system of notation whereby the musical notes of the diatonic scale are designated by syllables and manual signs. The system was introduced by Italian music theorist Guido d'Arezzo in the 11th century. His six-note ascending scale went as follows: ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la. "Ut" was changed in the 1600s in Italy to the open syllable Do, at the suggestion of the musicologue Giovanni Battista Doni, and Si was added to complete the diatonic scale.
  • Blackbear channels his frustration with the failing relationship during this song. "I just remember in that relationship waking up and really just feeling like nothing was good enough," the rapper expressed to Genius. "Even though I would do anything for that person."
  • Do, re, mi, fa, so f---in' done with you, girl

    "I'm just a witty kind of guy," said Blackbear. "I'm really obsessed with one-liners and if you go to my Twitter page, now you won't find many pictures or retweets or anything. It's usually just one sentence. I'm obsessed with saying everything in one line. It's what I do it for. I'm obsessed with it."

Comments: 1

  • Joseph from GeorgiaI think blackberry has contributed to a lot of this music
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Protest SongsMusic Quiz

How well do you know your protest songs (including the one that went to #1)?

Marvin GayeFact or Fiction

Did Marvin try out with the Detroit Lions? Did he fake crazy to get out of military service? And what about the cross-dressing?

Jonathan Edwards - "Sunshine"They're Playing My Song

"How much does it cost? I'll buy it?" Another songwriter told Jonathan to change these lyrics. Good thing he ignored this advice.

Chris TomlinSongwriter Interviews

The king of Christian worship music explains talks about writing songs for troubled times.

Jimmy JamSongwriter Interviews

The powerhouse producer behind Janet Jackson's hits talks about his Boyz II Men ballads and regrouping The Time.

Emmylou HarrisSongwriter Interviews

She thinks of herself as a "song interpreter," but back in the '80s another country star convinced Emmylou to take a crack at songwriting.