August 2012 – Uprising


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DCCXVIII – August 2012

Running total Highest chart placing The song and who did it
7672
6
BROKENHEARTED
Karmin
7673
4
VEGAS GIRL
Conor Maynard
7674
2
WE’LL BE COMING BACK
Calvin Harris featuring Example
7675
1
HEATWAVE
Wiley featuring Ms. D
7676
5
LOST IN YOUR LOVE
Redlight
7677
3
TAKING OVER ME
Lawson
7678
9
LANGUAGE
Porter Robinson
7679
8
SIMPLY AMAZING
Trey Songz
7680
6
RUNNING UP THAT HILL (A DEAL WITH GOD) (2012 REMIX)
Kate Bush
7681
4
ONE DAY LIKE THIS
Elbow
7682
3
READ ALL ABOUT IT, PT. III
Emeli Sande
7683
1
HOW WE DO (PARTY)
Rita Ora

 

Brokenhearted is notable in that Karmin are an American band who seem fond of the word “cheerio” and have bunged it in their song. It’s also not rubbish, which some people may argue is more important. Vegas Girl’s all right too, actually.

We’ll Be Coming Back. Well, if you do, can you do so with some better tunes? This one’s a bit of a plodder. Heatwave. Meanwhile, is bonkers but…. but… I like it.

Lost In Your Love could’ve been good if they’d put a tune in there. Good news – Lawson have managed to go Top Three with their new single. Bad news – it tumbled to No.17 the next week. Still some work to do on giving these songs a shelf-life, I think.

Language is a curious one. It starts off as a standard dance track before breaking down to the extent that not one instrument is in tune with another, then slowly pulls itself together and carries on. It’s brave, if nothing else. Love song writers – have a listen to the lyrics of Simply Amazing, then tear up the lyrics you were writing, chuck them in the bin and start again properly. You’re welcome. Been a while since we last had a remix in the Top Ten, isn’t it? Well, this is more of an alternative mix of the original than an out-and-out dance mix, and to be honest it’s probably all the better for that. Besides, since when is it a bad thing to have Kate Bush in the Top 40? Exactly. Elbow are next – it took them four years to get this song into the Top Ten and although I’ve never really liked it myself, it’s hung around for so long that quite frankly, if there’s any justice in the world it would’ve done the job a lot earlier. Well now, this is a bit like when Alicia Keys reinterpreted Empire State Of Mind – here’s Emeli Sande’s own version of Read All About It, so now we’ve got a quiet version and a noisy one – both do their jobs well enough, but I’d be lying if I said I liked them both equally. Finally for August, How We Do is a fun song in which the fun sounds like it was inserted by order of the management.