April 2011 – Spiral Scratch


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DCCII – April 2011

Running total Highest chart placing The song and who did it
7502
3
JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH
Black Eyed Peas
7503
8
BROKEN RECORD
Katy B
7504
1
PARTY ROCK ANTHEM
L.M.F.A.O. featuring Lauren Bennett and Goonrock
7505
1
ON THE FLOOR
Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull
7506
4
SWEAT
Snoop Dogg vs David Guetta
7507
6
BUZZIN’ (REMIX)
Mann featuring 50 Cent
7508
3
E.T.
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West
7509
4
BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE
Chris Brown featuring Benny Benassi
7510
8
JUDAS
Lady Gaga
7511
2
UNORTHODOX
Wretch 32 featuring Example

 

Considering this is the Black Eyed Peas, I’m somewhat relieved this is their own song rather than a cover of Depeche Mode’s thirty(!) year old classic. Mind you, I may be doing them a disservice here – this one’s actually not bad.

This is Katy B’s third decent single in succession, you know. That’s not a bad run, is it? Must admit, she’d barely registered with me before this project began, so this is a very pleasant surprise. Moving on, and Party Rock Anthem is not very good at all. As for On The Floor, at least this time Pitbull’s been given a decent amount of airtime rather than dropping in for a brief rap and then buggering off again. That said, borrowing the melody from Lambada, which as Wikipedia (yes, I know) says borrowed its melody from a 1982 song called Llorando Se Fue. Bet the songwirters are glad they came up with it now.

Is that the riff from Felix’s Don’t You Want Me I can hear in the chorus for Sweat? I reckon it might just be… and is that a sample of Nu Shooz’s I Can’t Wait I can hear in Mann’s Buzzin’? It is, y’know. Shame it’s the only decent thing about the song, but you can’t win them all. E.T. sounds for all the world like a t.A.T.u. song that was accidentally put on Katy Perry’s to-do list instead, but it’s pretty good. It’s nonsense, of course it is, but that’s never stopped her before.

Well, this is disappointing. Beautiful People started out OK, but as the tune built up it actually lost something. That’s a shame.

See, the problem I have with Judas is that I think there’s a perfectly good song in there somewhere, but somebody’s tried a little too hard to make it “quirky” and “edgy”. Any song that takes the Stone Roses’ Fools Gold as its base has to be doing something right, and as it turns out Unorthodox has and does.