January 2012 – Injected With A Poison


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DCCXI – January 2012

Running total Highest chart placing The song and who did it
7601
2
MAMA DO THE HUMP
Rizzle Kicks
7602
1
DOMINO
Jessie J
7603
3
TROUBLEMAKER
Taio Cruz
7604
1
TITANIUM
David Guetta featuring Sia
7605
8
KISS THE STARS
Pixie Lott
7606
4
ANTIDOTE
Swedish House Mafia vs Knife Party

 

Oh, that’s a shame. And Rizzle Kicks were doing so well too. Never mind.

Is Jessie J singing a Katy Perry song by mistake? That’s what Domino sounds like to me. It’s not bad, it just doesn’t sound like a Jessie J song… mind you, I’m not entirely sure there is such a thing as a specific Jessie J sound. Troublemaker’s got a decent tune, but it didn’t last long – it spent three weeks in the Top Ten and just three more in the Top 75 after that.

Titanium was a huge song at the time, but to this day I still don’t know why. I mean, it’s all right for what it is, but really, what made this one stand out from everything else to the extent that it did?

Kiss The Stars is colourful, peppy, full of the joys of spring and incredibly forgettable. Now then, Antidote’s a totally different kettle of fish. The tune’s good and if you watch the proper video and not the rubbish family-friendly one you get a real treat to go with the tune. In the edited video a robbery takes place halfway through and is successfully executed without a shot being fired, but it’s amazing what you can achieve with editing – the proper video has the robbery take place near the start and the heist is a) far more violent and b) far less successful.