June 2010 – Motorcycle Emptiness


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DCXCII – June 2010

Running total Highest chart placing The song and who did it
7390
9
EENIE MEENIE
Sean Kingston featuring Justin Bieber
7391
6
WE DANCE ON
N-Dubz featuring Bodyrox
7392
5
NOT AFRAID
Eminem
7393
3
SOLO
Iyaz
7394
1
DIRTEE DISCO
Dizzee Rascal
7395
7
TRY SLEEPING WITH A BROKEN HEART
Alicia Keys
7396
1
GETTIN’ OVER YOU
David Guetta and Chris Willis featuring Fergie and L.M.F.A.O.
7397
2
WAVIN’ FLAG
K’naan
7398
2
FRISKY
Tinie Tempah featuring Labrinth
7399
1
SHOUT
Shout For England featuring Dizzee Rascal and James Corden
7400
7
ALEJANDRO
Lady Gaga
7401
8
DANCING ON MY OWN
Robyn
7402
3
ALL THE LOVERS
Kylie Minogue
7403
3
KICKSTARTS
Example

 

Sean Kingston featuring… Justin Bieber? Really? There are bloody strange collaborations going on at the moment and no mistake. In other news, N-Dubz become the latest band to plunder Pachelbel’s dreary Canon for its melody. Great. Eminem’s next and I really hope this is different to his usual fare… it is, sort of. He’s still angry at the world, but he’s honest enough to say his last album wasn’t up to scratch. Not Afraid is an improvement, but there’s still work to do. Blimey – Solo sounds for all the world like the sort of song that would result if somebody had a surprise hit and was asked to follow it up with only a handful of half-finished tunes in reserve. Dizzee Rascal namechecks himself at the start of Dirtee Disco. No good can come of this, you know.

I don’t mind Alicia Keys’s new one, it’s a bit “doom and gloom” so that’s probably why. Gettin’ Over You isn’t even half as good or half as original, so that’s a shame.

It’s World Cup week, folks. Waving Flag was the official song of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and it’s pleasant enough when listened to on the odd occasion; trouble is, during the tournament there was no escape from it thanks to Coca-Cola using it in their adverts. Frisky meanwhile, is incredibly irritating, with or without any television exposure. Tell you what, let’s go back to the World Cup – as World Cup songs go, Shout is brilliant. The tune is Blackstreet’s No Diggity mashed up with Tears For Fears’s Shout and the lyrics are less “We’re going to win the World Cup, yay for us” and more “oh for God’s sake England, at least put some effort in”. It also successfully manages to fit the “come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough” chant into the lyrics. To say this song is a hell of a lot better than England’s “performances” in the tournament itself would be to do Shout a major disservice.

Alejandro’s not bad, actually. If nothing else, it proves that Lady Gaga is capable of straightforward pop songs. Hang on… Dancing On My Own only got to Number Eight? I know this country has a lot it can be proud of, but to not even go top five… have a word with yourself, Britain. Actually, while we’re on the subject of Scandinavian pop singers not getting the big hits they deserve, what happened to Annie’s Songs Remind Me Of You? I’ll tell you what happened, precisely bugger all. Honestly, you lot. ANYWAY… All The Lovers is good, and Kickstarts is also decent, so rant aside it’s not been a bad week, all told.