July 2013 – Ready, Aim, Fire


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DCCXXIX – July 2013

Running total Highest chart placing The song and who did it
7796
4
WALKS LIKE RIHANNA
Wanted
7797
3
BANG BANG
will.i.am
7798
1
I LOVE IT
Icona Pop featuring Charli XCX
7799
9
LOST AND NOT FOUND
Chase and Status featuring Louis M^tters
7800
6
LIGHTERS (THE ONE)
Gabz
7801
1
LOVE ME AGAIN
John Newman
7802
6
BROKENHEARTED
Lawson featuring B.O.B.
7803
3
RELOAD
Sebastian Ingrosso, Tommy Trash and John Martin
7804
9
JACK
Breach
7805
8
COME AND GET IT
Selena Gomez
7806
1
WAKE ME UP
Avicii

 

Walk Like Rihanna isn’t much cop, it has to be said, and the title looks like a blatant cash-in on Moves Like Jagger. At least Mick Jagger has moves that are specific to him – Rihanna’s walk has never really stood out as anything notable for me. Bang Bang is, as is the way with will.i.am singles, something only he would have the bottle to do, but at least he’s doing something different. If nothing else, I now know what he would’ve sounded like if he was around in the 1920s. Considering I Love It has only one verse, it’s done all right for itself, hasn’t it?

Lost And Not Found’s really good, and if you disagree then I feel sorry for you because you’re missing out here. Gabz was a contestant on Britain’s Got Talent, and considering she wrote Lighters and was only 14 when it hit the Top Ten, it’s nowhere near as bad as it could’ve been. Cast your mind back to Aaron Carter – yeah, see? Lighters sounds OK in comparison to that, doesn’t it? As for Love Me Again, well, it’s just a great song, pure and simple.

Even drafting in B.O.B. hasn’t seemed to have helped Lawson to get a single to stay in the Top Ten (this one fell to No.19 on its second week). It is an improvement on their previous stuff, but it still sounds a tad uneventful. Meanwhile, Reload has a spectacular video, it’s just a pity that the song itself is utterly unremarkable.

Jack is TERRIBLE. Come And Get It’s better, but still only marginally above average. Avicii though, he knows what he’s doing. Wake Me Up begins as a country music number with a real guitar and everything and gradually transforms into a club stomper, with the two different styles of music complementing each other so well, the last time I heard it done as impressively as this was when the Gird did Swamp Thing.