The best song wasn't the single, but you couldn't turn your radio down

from Frank Ocean – Sweet Life Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

A twist on the opening line. The single from an album is the song played on the radio to promote it. It’s often not the best song, but is the most accessible

Here, the subject is one of those people who eat up the sweet, sugary sounds of radio singles, instead of digging into the deeper album cuts.

Relating to the single metaphor, this line could also suggest that they are enjoying the single life, and have no need to get into a serious relationship

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