March 2015 – We Care A Lot


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DCCXLIX – March 2015

Running total Highest chart placing The song and who did it
8033
2
HOLD BACK THE RIVER
James Bay
8034
7
HEARTBEAT SONG
Kelly Clarkson
8035
6
WHAT I DID FOR LOVE
David Guetta featuring Emeli Sande
8036
7
WHEN THE BEAT DROPS OUT
Marlon Roudette
8037
1
KING
Years and Years
8038
8
I DON’T MIND
Usher featuring Juicy J
8039
3
G.D.F.R.
Flo Rida featuring Sage the Gemini and Lookas
8040
1
LAY ME DOWN
Sam Smith featuring John Legend

Hold Back The River uses proper musical instruments! Not sure I like it, it’s a bit too anthemic for me – some thought’s gone into this one, though. Sounds like some thought’s also gone into Heartbeat Song; trouble is, it sounds as though a lot of people’s thoughts have been taken into account because there’s something of a “designed by committee” feel to the thing. Oh well, David Guetta’s next, I’m sure his new single will be bursting with original ideas… oh. Well, this is awkward. I said that sarcastically, but this really is a big step up from his usual fare. Even when the unmistakeable David Guetta sound kicks in, it complements the rest of the song rather than overpowering it. I know, I can’t quite wrap my head round it either.

Not sure of the wisdom of calling a song When The Beat Drops Out when the beat proper doesn’t actually start until the song’s 90 seconds in. Good song though, and while I’m on the subject so’s King. It’s a properly good pop song, this one.

think I Don’t Mind has good intentions, but Juicy J’s rap doesn’t half change the tone. G.D.F.R. is utter tat from start to finish, so at least this one’s consistent, and to finish off  a forgettable week, here’s Lay Me Down. It sounds like Sam Smith and John Legend are having a competition to see who can sound the most anguished. Urgh. No, thank you. Take it away.