March 2014 – Your Latest Trick


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DCCXXXVII – March 2014

Running total Highest chart placing The song and who did it
7891
4
SAY SOMETHING
A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera
7892
1
MONEY ON MY MIND
Sam Smith
7893
10
CAN’T RELY ON YOU
Paloma Faith
7894
2
ALL OF ME
John Legend
7895
7
LET GO FOR TONIGHT
Foxes
7896
6
RED LIGHTS
Tiesto
7897
10
MAGIC
Coldplay
7898
7
AIR BALLOON
Lily Allen
7899
1
MY LOVE
Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne
7900
9
NASTY
Pixie Lott
7901
8
HOW I FEEL
Flo Rida
7902
4
I’M A FREAK
Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull
7903
1
TSUNAMI (JUMP)
DVBBS and Borgeous featuring Tinie Tempah
7904
6
WORD UP
Little Mix
7905
1
I GOT U
Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones

 

Say Something’s very quiet, heart-wrenching and sad, but I’ll be honest with you, it didn’t really connect with me. Neither did Money On My Mind, but that’s mainly because I find the squealy chorus to be incredibly irritating. The rest of the song’s OK, but the squealy bits are really jarring.

Can’t Rely On You is really strange, and a bit good. All Of Me, however, doesn’t do much for me; maybe I’m getting “one singer and minimal accompaniment” fatigue? There’s something very eighties about Let Go For Tonight, but I can’t put my finger on what it is exactly. Not a bad song, mind you. Oh heck… is this really the sort of music Tiesto’s peddling these days? Not very exciting, is it?

Chris Martin sings “I don’t” or “I don’t know” eighteen times during each chorus of the restrained, dreamy, low-key and sadly not particularly brilliant Magic, although it is an improvement of sorts. Air Balloon’s three and a half minutes of enjoyably forgettable pop fluff – this may be Lily Allen’s worst Top Ten single, but it’s still better than a lot of people’s best efforts.

I don’t mind Nasty, but it didn’t half take a pummelling in the singles chart. In and out inside three weeks – wow, tough crowd. How I Feel samples Feeling Good with varying results; some samples work and others really don’t. I must admit though, I’m starting to suspect that maybe Flo Rida isn’t his real name. Anyway, on to I’m A Freak… the tune sounds like it could’ve come from a whimsical kids’ TV show from the eighties… imported from the States or Canada, I’d say. Tsunami’s a belting good song, mind you. Oh yes, I like this one.

The less said about what Little Mix have done to Cameo’s Word Up the better, I think. I Got U’s nice and summery, just the thing for March.