May 2010 – Never Again


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DCXCI – May 2010

Running total Highest chart placing The song and who did it
7377
3
UNTIL YOU WERE GONE
Chipmunk featuring Esmee Denters
7378
1
ONCE
Diana Vickers
7379
6
DIRTY PICTURE
Taio Cruz featuring Ke$ha
7380
1
GOOD TIMES
Roll Deep
7381
5
CANDY
Aggro Santos featuring Kimberley Wyatt
7382
4
WATERCOLOUR
Pendulum
7383
9
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART
‘Glee’ Cast
7384
4
ALL NIGHT LONG
Alexandra Burke featuring Pitbull
7385
7
SHE’S ALWAYS A WOMAN
Fyfe Dangerfield
7386
4
STEREO LOVE
Edward Maya and Vika Jigulina
7387
2
RIDIN’ SOLO
Jason Derulo
7388
10
LEEDS! LEEDS! LEEDS! (MARCHING ON TOGETHER)
Leeds United Team and Supporters
7389
1
NOTHIN’ ON YOU
B.O.B. featuring Bruno Mars

 

Until You Were Gone is all right, but it has a worryingly made-to-order sound to it. Diana Vickers’s singing voice is really love-it-or-hate-it, isn’t it? In fairness though, she has done a few songs I like, so I think the blame for me not liking Once can be firmly laid at the door of the song.

Is Dirty Picture the result of Taio Cruz wondering what he could possibly get away with for his next single? It’s a song about asking his other half to take naughty pictures of herself and send them to his phone, for crying out loud! Meanwhile, Roll Deep appear to have arrived from 1995, but right now a stupidly happy old school pop song is just what I need, so I’m glad they’re here.

Candy – decent song, but does Aggro Santos really have to give out his website address in the lyrics? Sadly, yes, he does. Pendulum sound to me like a metal band that accidentally strayed into the world of drum and bass and somehow got stuck there. That’s a compliment, by the way.

The ‘Glee’ Cast cover Bonnie Tyler’s classic very efficiently, but they do it so efficiently that it’s practically a note for note remake, which makes it entirely pointless. Elsewhere, I’ve come to the conclusion that the phrase “featuring Pitbull” is rapidly becoming a heart-sinking combination of words. All Night Long is a decent song, in fairness, but Pitbull’s presence is utterly superfluous to requirements. She’s Always A Woman is a cover of the old Billy Joel standard, but (and I should probably say this quietly) I prefer this version. It’s stripped down to a piano and vocals and is all the better for it. Oh, I know Stereo Love! It’s the one with the accordion! Yes, I like this one. Now then, let’s see how long it takes for Jason Derulo to namecheck himself once again… oh, he doesn’t do it this time. Good work, fella.

There aren’t many football clubs that can celebrate winning promotion to the second tier of English football by getting a song from 1972 into the Top Ten, but that’s Leeds United for you. I don’t support them, but I am impressed by that. Nothin’ On You is nice, but… no, that’s it. It’s just nice, inoffensive and safe for anybody to listen to… that’s not always a good thing.