February 2017 – Policy Of Truth


DCCLXXII – February 2017

Running total Highest chart placing The song and who did it
8191
10
NO LIE
Sean Paul featuring Dua Lipa
8192
9
BE THE ONE
Dua Lipa
8193
5
I DON’T WANNA LIVE FOREVER (FIFTY SHADES DARKER)
Zayn and Taylor Swift
8194
6
BIG FOR YOUR BOOTS
Stormzy
8195
5
CHAINED TO THE RHYTHM
Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley

Sean Paul hasn’t changed a bit over the years, has he? There are points during this song when he very nearly manages to hit a second note whilst singing. Keep at it sir, you’ll get there, I believe in you. Anyway, the song’s not bad and really, that’s all you can ask for.

 
Not content with duetting with Sean Paul (even though that should be more than enough for anyone), Dua Lipa’s also gone and struck out on her own and is it just me or does Be The One remind anyone else of Donna Summer’s State Of Independence? I mean that in a good way too. Next, a little ditty from the second film in the Fifty Shades Of Grey trilogy. Poor Zayn sings like someone who’s wearing trousers designed for someone at least half his age, so much so that when Taylor Swift started singing I had to watch the video to make sure she had actually taken over. As for the song itself, it doesn’t really do much of interest, but on the bright side I’m absolutely certain that this is not the worst song I’ll hear this year. Good news for the song, but not entirely positive news as far as my unfortunate lugholes are concerned. Who’s next, then? Oh, it’s Stormzy, and… I’ve heard stuff like this before. Except, actually, I haven’t. He’s not boasting about how much money he’s got and how many horizontal pleasures he embarks on, in fact, this is a refreshing antidote to all that – he even mentions singing his lungs out at the O2 during an Adele gig. Would Chris Brown do that? No, he would not. Fair play, sir.
 
Chained To The Rhythm – in which Katy Perry gets political and delivers her own State of the Nation address, and rather unexpectedly does so surprisingly well. It’s not easy, hiding a serious message inside a fluffy pop song but by heck she’s done it.  Even the guest star cameo works, and that almost never happens! On this evidence, I’d have to say she’d make a better bloody president than Trump. Her songs are better than this for a start.