July 2011 – Staying Out For The Summer


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DCCV – July 2011

Running total Highest chart placing The song and who did it
7532
7
BADMAN RIDDIM (JUMP)
Vato Gonzalez featuring Foreign Beggars
7533
1
DON’T WANNA GO HOME
Jason Derulo
7534
9
LAST FRIDAY NIGHT (T.G.I.F.)
Katy Perry
7535
3
BEST THING I NEVER HAD
Beyonce
7536
2
HOW WE ROLL
Loick Essien featuring Tanya Lacey
7537
1
LOUDER
DJ Fresh featuring Sian Evans
7538
1
GLAD YOU CAME
Wanted

 

Sorry, but I like Badman Riddim. It’s silly, but it’s fun with it. Don’t Wanna Go Home features the by now contractually obligated namecheck, but Jason Derulo hasn’t finished there. He’s gone and merged Harry Belafonte’s Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) with Robin S’s Show Me Love and created a monster. A tame, housetrained monster admittedly, but a monster nonetheless.

Last Friday Night sounds a bit, well, made-to-order to me. Almost as if someone at the record company demanded something a bit riskier from Katy Perry and then ran the result through a couple of focus groups to get rid of anything that might be deemed contentious. In other news, “What goes around comes back around,” trills Beyonce, twice. Righto. “I said, what goes around comes back around,” she says once again. Yes Beyonce, I know, I heard you the first time. And the second.

I’ve never heard How We Roll before, but do you know what, I don’t mind it. Same with Louder, as it turns out.

Bloody hell! The Wanted are wearing colourful clothes! What’s more, Glad You Came is a vast improvement on their previous singles. It’s not often that a band improves so much so quickly, but I’ll take it.