July 2015 – Do You Really Like It?


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DCCLIII – July 2015

Running total Highest chart placing The song and who did it
8067
7
I DON’T LIKE IT, I LOVE IT
Flo Rida featuring Robin Thicke and Verdine White
8068
1
ARE YOU WITH ME
Lost Frequencies
8069
1
NOT LETTING GO
Tinie Tempah featuring Jess Glynne
8070
9
FREAK OF THE WEEK
Krept and Konan featuring Jeremih
8071
3
POISON
Rita Ora
8072
10
LET IT GO
James Bay
8073
8
WINGS
Birdy
8074
3
WORTH IT
Fifth Harmony featuring Kid Ink
8075
2
SHINE
Years and Years
8076
1
HOUSE EVERY WEEKEND
David Zowie
8077
6
WAITING FOR LOVE
Avicii
8078
4
SHOW ME LOVE
Sam Feldt featuring Kimberly Anne
8079
1
BLACK MAGIC
Little Mix
8080
2
HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE
Calvin Harris and Disciples
8081
5
COME AND GET IT
John Newman

I don’t love I Don’t Like It, I Love It, but I do like it. Very summery, and a lot more interesting than Are You With Me, which for a song that’s only just over two minutes in length does a surprisingly good job of outstaying its welcome. As for Not Letting Go, there are bits I like and bits I don’t, but why is Tinie Tempah namechecking Ignition (Remix) and I Believe I Can Fly? He’s in danger of turning this into an R. Kelly tribute song by accident.

I am definitely not in Freak Of The Week’s target market, so I’ll leave it at that. Poison’s better, but it never really takes off. Oh, by the way, this was the week that the singles chart release date changed from Sunday to Friday. This Top Ten was announced on Sunday 5 July…

…and this one arrived on Friday 10 July. You can blame the music industries around the world for that idea; they wanted to standardise release dates around the world, so the UK moved from releasing stuff on Mondays to sending it to the shops on Fridays instead. Oh yes, that ought to fix everything that’s wrong with the music business, that should. More angst from James Bay featuring a guitar that sounds like it’s apologising for being too loud? Righto. Wings is next, and I was wondering why an old song had suddenly re-ignited with enough force to reach the Top Ten… turns out it’s the song that Lloyds Bank were using for their advert which tells its viewers “We’ve been going for donkey’s years which is a bit inappropriate really when you consider our logo’s actually a horse”. Anyway, there are horses in the video, so that’s a good bit of crossing over. Worth It isn’t really advert material, but I’ve heard worse recently so it’ll do. Next on the list, Years and Years. I tell you what, Shine is another beauty from this lot. They’re actually putting a bit of thought into the way their music sounds, and up to now they’ve been doing pop music right. Top stuff. House Every Weekend jumped from No.52 to the top spot… God knows how, though. It’s all right, but if ever a chart placing flattered a song…

Avicii’s new one starts off good, gradually gets worse, picks up a bit and then… meh. Show Me Love, on the other hand, now this is good. The lyrics are from the Robin S song of the same name, but they’ve been put to a brand new tune; what’s more, the new tune is a hell of a lot better than the old one. Good work, Sam Feldt, and good work too, Little Mix. Black Magic is as daft as a brush, but it knows the job it’s been sent out to do and by heck it does it.

Unlike Show Me Love, How Deep Is Your Love isn’t a similar reboot of the Bee Gees classic, but that might be a good thing. I don’t think those lyrics would’ve worked with this tune, and to be honest what we’ve got is more than good enough. It’s certainly the best thing Calvin Harris has put his name to in some considerable time. While we’re at it, Come And Get It’s really good and all. That’s a relief, for a while there I was thinking this month was going to be a let-down.