Back to bridges

Back to my ramble about the importance of the bridge in a pop song… so there’s this new tune, something like “Pop that Thang” or whatever. Great tune, great chorus and the singer has a nice delivery — she plays with the timing of the words really well — but no bridge. Instead we get the obligatory guest rap. In this case, the rap seems to go on for over a minute while the beat and music never change. By the time the last chorus comes in, you don’t care. The rap completely ends the song.