Nicki Minaj's "The Night Is Still Young" Is Basically "Starships 2.0" & That's Great News For Pop Music Fans — LISTEN

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You can make fun of me all you want, but I'm freakin' obsessed with Nicki Minaj's "Starships" and I don't care who knows it. It packs everything I love about pop music into one glorious three-and-a-half-minute song (that's the perfect length for a pop song, by the way), and I just never want to stop listening to it. Ever. So, imagine how excited I was when I discovered that Nicki Minaj's new album,  The Pinkprint , features a track that's basically "Starships 2.0" called "The Night Is Still Young." Thankfully, my greatest fear — that Minaj would never again record uplifting, infectious, and totally unapologetic pop music after Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded — didn't end up coming true. What a relief.

Sonically, "The Night Is Still Young" is a little more subdued than "Starships," but both songs are about letting loose, having fun, and living life to the fullest. On the song's first verse, Minaj raps:

Ayo tonight is the night that I'ma get twisted

Myx Moscato and vodka, I'ma mix it

Roll that spaceship, we about to get lifted

Live in the present, that gift is for the gifted

This what you came, this what you came for

You get what you buy, this what you paid for

So make sure the stars is what you aim for

Make mistakes, though

The pre-chorus is where I begin to lose my mind:

I never worry, life is a journey

I just wanna enjoy the ride

What is the hurry? It's pretty early

It's OK, we'll take our time

The chorus is going to make you feel all of those super good, euphoric feelings that can only come from listening to truly excellent pop music (you know the ones I'm talking about):

The night is still young

The night is still young

The night is still young

And so are we

The night is still young

(How dare we sit quietly)

The night is still young

(And watch the world pass us by)

The night is still young

(How dare we sit quietly)

And so are we

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Sing it, Nicki! This track just has to be released as a single at some point in the future (preferably during the summer). It just has to be! I can't wait for it to take over the airwaves. Minaj certainly took a risk with "The Night Is Still Young" given the backlash she received after releasing "Starships" back in 2012, but if you ask me, it really paid off.

The Pinkprint is available everywhere now.