August 2009 – Ed’s Funky Diner (Friday Night, Saturday Morning)


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DCLXXXII – August 2009

Running total Highest chart placing The song and who did it
7279
5
SWEET DREAMS
Beyonce
7280
2
SUPERNOVA
Mr Hudson featuring Kanye West
7281
9
GET SHAKY
Ian Carey Project
7282
1
NEVER LEAVE YOU
Tinchy Stryder featuring Amelle
7283
6
REMEDY
Little Boots
7284
4
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
Peter Andre
7285
3
READY FOR THE WEEKEND
Calvin Harris
7286
7
OUTTA HERE
Esmee Denters
7287
1
SEXY BITCH / SEXY CHICK
David Guetta featuring Akon

 

Apart from the supposedly creepy tinkly bell melody at the start sounding more like an ice-cream van jingle, Sweet Dreams is actually really good. Next up, Supernova with its special guest star… oh bloody hell, it’s that man again. I’m sure there are songs in the chart that Kanye West doesn’t appear on, but it’s hard work finding them.

Get Shaky sounds like it should be a film in which Shakin’ Stevens goes on a violent rampage around Newcastle, dropping dodgy businessmen off the top of car parks. It’s a pity the song doesn’t match up to that mental image, but you can’t have everything. Meanwhile, Amelle of Sugababes Mark III helps Tinchy Stryder gain another chart-topper. It’s not bad, actually.

Little Boots really should have had loads more hit singles than she has. Remedy’s amazing, but New In Town and Shake deserved to do equally well. Honestly, Great Britain, sort it out. Behind Closed Doors, on the other hand, wants to be edgy and show a darker side to Peter Andre’s music, but it just doesn’t have the courage of its convictions and falls far short. I really hope the remixes for Ready For The Weekend were good, because the single version is a massive step backwards from I’m Not Alone.

Outta Here is wholly unremarkable, as too is David Guetta’s new single. By the way, see if you can guess which title refers to the original version and which refers to the version played on the radio.