July 2012 – Is This Love?


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DCCXVII – July 2012

Running total Highest chart placing The song and who did it
7667
9
WIDE AWAKE
Katy Perry
7668
2
DON’T WAKE ME UP
Chris Brown
7669
1
THIS IS LOVE
will.i.am featuring Eva Simons
7670
8
POUND THE ALARM
Nicki Minaj
7671
1
SPECTRUM (SAY MY NAME)
Florence and the Machine

 

Wide Awake is definitely one of Katy Perry’s better songs. No, really. Don’t Wake Me Up could’ve been good, if only they hadn’t let the work experience kid play with the AutoTune gadget while it was being recorded. Is it bad that the chorus to Cutting Crew’s (I Just) Died In Your Arms can be sung to the melody of This Is Love? I say no, no it is not because This Is Love is a decent song.

Pound The Alarm is very definitely a Nicki Minaj song, no doubt about it. The only way to get away with the way she sings and dresses is to go absolutely full throttle and to be fair, she does. It’s a hell of a trick, being likable and irritating as hell in equal measures. So, Spectrum. It’s all right, actually – both the original version and the Calvin Harris remix that helped it to the top. Wait a minute… is that it for July? Five songs?