July 2009 – I’m Gonna Get Me A Gun


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DCLXXXI – July 2009

Running total Highest chart placing The song and who did it
7271
1
BULLETPROOF
La Roux
7272
2
MAN IN THE MIRROR
Michael Jackson
7273
1
EVACUATE THE DANCEFLOOR
Cascada
7274
1
I GOTTA FEELING
Black Eyed Peas
7275
6
DIAMOND RINGS
Chipmunk featuring Emeli Sande
7276
4
I KNOW YOU WANT ME (CALLE OCHO)
Pitbull
7277
7
POPPIHOLLA
Chicane
7278
1
BEAT AGAIN
JLS

 

Here you go, that much better song than In For The Kill that I told you about earlier. Bet you thought I’d forget to mention it.

It took Man In The Mirror over 21 years to reach the Top Ten (it originally reached No.21 in early 1988), but it got there in the end. Unfortunately, it took Michael Jackson’s death to propel it into the upper reaches rather than the song actually being much cop, but there you go. That said, there’s no denying how popular he was – Billie Jean was at No.10, Thriller, Smooth Criminal and Beat It all re-entered the Top 20, a further eight songs inhabited the Top 40 and another fourteen Michael Jackson / Jackson 5 / Jacksons songs could be found between positions 41 and 75. More than a third of this week’s Top 75 was sung by Michael Jackson – now that’s impressive. Moving on to Evacuate The Dancefloor then, and we have a song whose title acts as a call to action against the tune. Having heard it, my view is that you’d be a fool to ignore the warning.

I Gotta Feeling starts with somebody playing on Level 1 of an old electronic Simon toy and despite the simply breathtaking levels of repetition throughout the song, I can’t actually bring myself to hate it. It’s a genuinely happy song, and there’s always going to be a need for those. Diamond Rings is another daft song, and I don’t mind this one either.

Pitbull struts and smirks through his video like a used car salesman who’s just sold a Ferrari with all the trimmings to an octogenarian granny, knowing damn well she’ll never drive it any further than the local High Street. He even dresses like a used car salesman too. As for the song… actually, it’s that naff I can’t be bothered. Poppiholla’s much better – Chicane take a Sigur Ros song, give it a dance beat and hey presto! A hit single! Hang on a minute, JLS are suggesting that because they broke up with their girlfriends that their doctors have informed them that they’re going to die from heart failure. Far be it for me to fly in the face of thousands of years of acquired medical knowledge, but they look pretty jolly in the video and they’re dancing around all over the bloody shop, so I’d humbly recommend they get themselves a second opinion.