September 2011 – All By Myself


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DCCVII – September 2011

Running total Highest chart placing The song and who did it
7550
5
JEALOUSY
Will Young
7551
2
FEEL SO CLOSE
Calvin Harris
7552
1
HEART SKIPS A BEAT
Olly Murs featuring Rizzle Kicks
7553
9
PARTY ALL NIGHT (SLEEP ALL DAY)
Sean Kingston
7554
9
LICK YA DOWN
Cover Drive
7555
4
YOU NEED ME, I DON’T NEED YOU
Ed Sheeran
7556
1
STAY AWAKE
Example
7557
4
COLLIDE
Leona Lewis / Avicii
7558
3
ALL FIRED UP
Saturdays
7559
1
ALL ABOUT TONIGHT
Pixie Lott
7560
1
WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL
One Direction

 

Jealousy’s not bad at all. It starts off by threatening to be a slow number, but picks up speed nicely. Feel So Close also start slowly, but it’s a Calvin Harris song for God’s sake, there’s no way it’ll finish that way and it doesn’t. He’s done worse, he’s done better, it’s a bit meh really. As for Olly Murs, well, stone me if Heart Skips A Beat isn’t a tidy little tune.

Sean Kingston apparently likes to party all night. Good for him. I shan’t tell him the tune reminds me ever so slightly of Steve Winwood’s Valerie, then. Turns out that the phrase “lick ya down” means to “knock someone down”… at least that’s the explanation given at the beginning of the video. Whatever the actual meaning is, it’s not a terrible song and that’s good enough for me. I bloody love You Need Me, I Don’t Need You, in which Ed Sheeran delivers a massive “f*** you” to anyone who wants to tear him down. Stay Awake’s OK, but not a prime example of what Example can do.

If memory serves, Collide was going to be Leona Lewis song until Avicii heard it and pointed out to her record label that it sounded remarkably similar to his song Penguin, at which point Collide was credited to both of them. The end result’s pretty good, but the melody’s so repetitive that it really does sound like it was originally an instrumental dance track. Blimey… All Fired Up is great! Best Saturdays single so far? It’s got to be a contender, hasn’t it? Not so sure about Pixie Lott’s new one, but you can’t have everything.

Oh good, One Direction have arrived. Fantastic. Just what I wanted. A perfectly efficient pop song that does everything you’d expect it to… and therein lies the problem. There aren’t any surprises or any moments that make One Direction stand out. Hopefully, things will improve. They just have to.