May 2013 – Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken?


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DCCXXVII – May 2013

Running total Highest chart placing The song and who did it
7773
9
WHAT A NIGHT
Loveable Rogues
7774
3
CAN’T HOLD US
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton
7775
10
YOU AND ME
Disclosure featuring Eliza Doolittle
7776
6
PLAY HARD
David Guetta featuring Ne-Yo
7777
2
LET HER GO
Passenger
7778
6
THIS IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE
Armin Van Buuren featuring Trevor Guthrie
7779
2
SO GOOD TO ME
Chris Malinchak
7780
10
ENDORPHINS
Sub Focus featuring Alex Clare
7781
6
BLACKOUT
Wretch 32 featuring Shakka
7782
3
HEART ATTACK
Demi Lovato

 

What A Night isn’t quite as funny as it probably thinks it is, but it’s nowhere near as bad as the Goodies singles were so that’s something. I like Can’t Hold Us, though; I hate to say it but the likes of Eminem could probably learn something from Macklemore et al as regards making his songs sound different to each other.

You And Me sort of passed me by, I must admit. I’ve heard it, but I have absolutely no opinion on it whatsoever. Oh my God… has David Guettareally sampled Alice Deejay’s Better Off Alone?  And the video! What the hell? His songs are rapidly turning into the closest thing that dance music has to a punchline. Maybe he just needs a holiday. Let Her Go – no, no thank you. I’m sure it’s very well done but take it away, please.

Strangely enough, This Is What It Feels Like feels like a Calvin Harris song. Funny old world, innit? I do like So Good To Me, it’s short and sweet and really chilled out. Also, it has a giraffe in the video, playing hide and seek with a little girl – I dare you to tell me that’s not one of the best things ever to happen in a music video.

Endorphins is a tidy little number, if just a mite samey. Nice to hear Wretch 32 carrying on from where he left off with Blackout; all his stuff’s been good to listen to so far. Heart Attack threatens to be good, really it does, but it doesn’t quite have the courage of its convictions.