June 2011 – Saturday Night


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DCCIV – June 2011

Running total Highest chart placing The song and who did it
7519
10
SAVE THE WORLD
Swedish House Mafia
7520
8
NOTORIOUS
Saturdays
7521
3
MR. SAXOBEAT
Alexandra Stan
7522
9
I’M INTO YOU
Jennifer Lopez featuring Lil Wayne
7523
8
CALIFORNIA KING BED
Rihanna
7524
6
WHAT A FEELING
Alex Gaudino featuring Kelly Rowland
7525
10
BASS DOWN LOW
Dev featuring the Cataracs
7526
6
EVERY TEARDROP IS A WATERFALL
Coldplay
7527
3
RIGHT THERE
Nicole Scherzinger featuring 50 Cent
7528
1
CHANGED THE WAY YOU KISS ME
Example
7529
5
SPACESHIP
Tinchy Stryder and Dappy
7530
3
THE A TEAM
Ed Sheeran
7531
2
BOUNCE
Calvin Harris featuring Kelis

 

Save The World’s all right, and it’s hard to argue with a video that suggests that dogs make the world a better place. Not sure about Notorious, though – it’s got everything the wrong way round. The verses have a pounding beat, whereas everything slows right down for the chorus. Doesn’t really work, truth be told. Mr Saxobeat’s your annual serving of Eurodisco, whether you like it or not. I don’t.

I’m Into You… no, I’m really not, and what’s more, California King Bed has taught me that Rihanna, slow songs and wailing guitars really don’t mix very well. I like What A Feeling though, so the week hasn’t been a total loss.

Bass Down Low isn’t particularly great, but it’s far preferable to Ever Teardrop Is A Waterfall, which is another four minutes of anthemic stadium tedium from Coldplay. I know it’s fashionable to not like them, but honestly, they’re far better than this good-evening-Wembley-let’s-see-those-hands rubbish and they’ve proved it in the past too. Thanks to the 2012 Olympics closing ceremony, I now know what an entire concert filled with songs like this sounds like… and that’s knowledge that I wish I didn’t have, if I’m honest. Right There is nothing special either, while we’re at it. Thank heavens for Example then, his single’s rescued another decidedly unpromising week.

Spaceship’s a bit daft, but not entirely rubbish, but Ed Sheeran’s done good with The A Team. The subject matter has nothing whatsoever to do with the eighties TV show, it’s much, much darker than that. The tune’s relatively upbeat, but the lyrics are incredibly dark. Good work, sir. Both Calvin Harris and Kelis have done better songs than Bounce, and that’s the nicest way of putting it.