July 2010 – Death Disco


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DCXCIII – July 2010

Running total Highest chart placing The song and who did it
7404
2
LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE
Eminem featuring Rihanna
7405
1
CALIFORNIA GURLS
Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg
7406
9
COMMANDER
Kelly Rowland featuring David Guetta
7407
4
I LIKE IT
Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull
7408
1
AIRPLANES
B.O.B. featuring Hayley Williams
7409
7
MY FIRST KISS
3OH!3 featuring Ke$ha
7410
1
WE NO SPEAK AMERICANO
Yolanda Be Cool vs DCup
7411
1
THE CLUB IS ALIVE
JLS
7412
5
PACK UP
Eliza Doolittle
7413
6
BANG BANG BANG
Mark Ronson and the Business Intl.
7414
5
JUST BE GOOD TO GREEN
Professor Green featuring Lily Allen

 

Well, Love The Way You Lie is an improvement of sorts – it’s still a pitch black offering from Eminem (to be fair, it’s difficult to do happy, jolly songs about abusive relationships) but some thought’s gone into this one, both in terms of the lyrics and the tune. I remember when it seemed really odd to hear Snoop Dogg on a Katy Perry single, but sod it, he does MoneySupermarket adverts now so nothing’s out of bounds for him.

Maybe I’m old, but I remember the days when pop stars were capable of doing songs by themselves without having to draft someone else in to help them out. Commander’s all right – Messrs Rowland and Guetta complement each other well on this one, but what exactly is Pitbull doing on what would otherwise be a perfectly good Enrique Iglesias single?… and yes, I did type those last five words with an entirely straight face. Airplanes works better, but again the workload’s been shared out properly.

My First Kiss is incredibly naff, but it didn’t get to Number One so that’s OK. We No Speak Americano did and I have to say, I really like it. It’s a bit like Doop, only much, much better. “The club is alive with the sound of music,” twitter JLS, presumably about a completely different song, because their own effort never gets out of third gear, even when the beat drops.

Pack Up does its job well enough, but it’s never really done anything for me. Rather disappointingly, Bang Bang Bang’s lost something in the last four years – I used to like it, but now… meh. I can take or leave it. Just Be Good To Green is pretty good, mind you. Things are getting a bit confusing now – Just Be Good To Green is based on Beats International’s Dub Be Good To Me, which was a merger of the SOS Band’s Just Be Good To Me and the Clash’s Guns Of Brixton. This song has its own family tree stretching back to three generations!