Hello! Time for another dive into this week’s singles chart and have a listen to all the new songs!
At the moment the chart’s aren’t really that exciting. For two out of the last three weeks the top 10 hasn’t changed and there have been very few newly charting songs. This week there are four and once again I’ve topped it up to five by finding the first track beyond the top 40 I’ve never written about!
So, this week’s “bonus” track which has hit the chart once more is Summer of ‘69 by Bryan Adams. I can tell you only one thing about the summer of 1969 and that is that my Dad was six years old.
Well, what can I say this is a classic? I think it has charted because One Direction have done some kind of cover of it which is something I will go to extreme lengths to avoid. Great song, 4/5.
Moving onto the chart proper now and we’ve got a song by Far East Movement, featuring Cover Drive, which is called Turn Up the Love. I can only assume they use the word “love” to mean volume. Perhaps there’s a great anecdote about how it happened: “I meant to say Turn up the volume, love but what came out was turn up the love”. I say this because obviously love cannot be adjusted and there is not currently any way to measure it. Anyway, here’s the song:
It has a fairly decent chorus thanks to the great voice from Cover Drive but the rest is absolute rubbish. Far East Movement are just dreadful and they’ve not done anything to change that opinion with this track. 2/5.
Next up is B.o.B with Both of Us. And the song features Taylor Swift which I am hugely pleased with. As much as I feel I shouldn’t I love Taylor’s music but I love the woman herself even more. We all have a celebrity crush and she is mine. So I am very pleased that I get to watch this video now!
Once again I like the chorus (and not just because it’s Taylor Swift) but the rest is not great. It’s a pretty decent rap but nothing really special. I think the answer is more Taylor Swift (although in my world that’s the answer to virtually every question. Decent song, B.o.B needs to try harder. 3/5.
Music from the heavens next as Angel brings us a song called Wonderful. Who is Angel? Is this song to do with something holy or a Buffy spin-off? And what is so wonderful? Time to find out!
A disappointing lack of cherubs and vampires. I didn’t expect the artist Angel to be like that. The song is pretty boring. It was one of those songs which I really had to concentrate to get through. Nothing special at all. Except you see the shoes in the video image? I used to have those shoes and I loved them. They were the best shoes ever. 2/5 to the song but the shoes would score much higher.
And we are already on to our final song of the week. It’s a song all about baseball. At least that’s what I’m assuming given the title is Home Run. It’s by Misha B (as opposed to Misha A,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y or Z.)
Oh dear. This reminds me of Nicki Minaj, something which I never want to happen. It’s flipping awful. My poor ears. 1/5.
Well that’s it for another week and it was a pretty disappointing selection. Still, Taylor Swift put in an appearance so I’m happy. More of the same next Monday and join us here tomorrow for the 20SB Blog swap!