April 2010 – Broken English


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DCXC – April 2010

Running total Highest chart placing The song and who did it
7368
9
BEDROCK
Young Money
7369
1
OMG
Usher featuring will.i.am
7370
4
HISTORY MAKERS
Delirious?
7371
3
SHE SAID
Plan B
7372
1
THIS AIN’T A LOVE SONG
Scouting For Girls
7373
6
CARRY OUT
Timbaland featuring Justin Timberlake
7374
7
NATURALLY
Selena Gomez and the Scene
7375
5
ACAPELLA
Kelis
7376
3
I NEED YOU TONIGHT
Professor Green featuring Ed Drewett

 

Bedrock hasn’t really got a tune, there are too many stuttering vocal effects, it’s not very interesting, but apart from that it’s not bad.

OMG has a decent tune, let down only by some really rubbish lyrics and the ubiquitous appearance of AutoTune. Next up, Delirious?, a Christian rock band who’d had a few hit singles here and there, but nothing to trouble the Top Ten. One well-timed fanbase mobilisation to get them a big hit single in time for Easter and here they are. I’m not personally convinced that a pop song is capable of converting somebody to a particular religion, certainly not on its own, so while it’s nice that they want to sing about their beliefs I do wonder if they are literally preaching to the converted here. That said, I’ve had the “privilege” of watching one or two evangelical TV shows from America and the message in these lyrics is much more subtly delivered, and at six and a half minutes History Makers is at least half the length of some of the songs on those shows, so that’s handy. Who’s next? Oh, Plan B – that’s another good one, that is – and Scouting For Girls… more of the same, I’m afraid.

Carry Out… nah.

Naturally could so easily have ended up as yet another rubbish pop song dished out to a TV star, and to be fair it very nearly does end up that way, but there’s just enough going for it to stop that from happening. Trust me, I’m as surprised as you that I just said that. Now then, there are two things wrong with Acappella; first, it’s supposed to be spelled “a cappella” and second, it isn’t performed a cappella. Those minor quibbles aside, it’s actually a really good serving of what “the kids” these days refer to as Electronic Dance Music. Oh… this is odd… I couldn’t stand I Need You Tonight when it was in the chart, but I must’ve been listening to something completely different to this before because this is great.