April 2016 – One Dance Won’t Do


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DCCLXII – April 2016

Running total Highest chart placing The song and who did it
8140
7
FADED
Alan Walker
8141
4
CAKE BY THE OCEAN
DNCE
8142
1
ONE DANCE
Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla

Right, first things first. Three new singles in four weeks is PATHETIC. There hasn’t been an intake that low for a calendar month since August 1961! So, on to the songs then, such as they are…

I can’t be the only person who thinks that Faded sounds like a regulation issue pop ballad that’s been remixed and played back at half speed, surely? It’s neither fish nor fowl, and to my untrained lugholes it sounds a bit lacking in the “doing interesting stuff” department.

Cake By The Ocean’s all right, even if it does sound like it’s been done by a band who’ve taken the “Tonight Matthew, we’re going to be Maroon 5” approach to songwriting. I do like One Dance though, it’s a hell of a chill out tune… and… er… that’s it for April. To be perfectly honest with you, it’s been a bit quiet so far, this year.