September 2013 – Had Enough


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DCCXXXI – September 2013

Running total Highest chart placing The song and who did it
7821
4
HOLD ON WE’RE GOING HOME
Drake featuring Majid Jordan
7822
6
LOST GENERATION
Rizzle Kicks
7823
1
ROAR
Katy Perry
7824
6
SAME LOVE
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert
7825
1
COUNTING STARS
OneRepublic
7826
5
YOU MAKE ME
Avicii
7827
3
IT’S MY PARTY
Jessie J
7828
1
TALK DIRTY
Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz

 

Hold On We’re Going Home has a definite eighties sound to it, but if anything that makes it sound even better. Lost Generation’s a return to form for Rizzle Kicks too; they’re ranting about the state of the nation, not quite as forcefully as Plan B a year earlier, but in their own way.

Roar – a bit of an anthem, but I’ve heard worse. It’ll do for now.

I like Same Love; it’s a thoughtful and intelligent song that stays just the right side of preachy. Kudos also to Counting Stars; it’s a far better song than it has any right to be.

Not content with going country with his last single, this time Avicii’s gone for pianos. Once again, he’s got away with it and I tell you what, certain other dance music purveyors could do worse than to ask him how he gives each song its own specific sound. It’s My Party, meanwhile, sounds a bit bog-standard compared to Jessie J’s previous stuff. Jason Derulo’s moved up in the world; these days he can afford to have somebody else say his name at the start. Talk Dirty is, and it really goes without saying, a bit silly.