Hello and welcome to Chart Chasers, where I check out the latest songs to make the UK chart. This week it’s the 30th edition and to celebrate the musical world has been giving us it’s best songs. There are SEVEN songs today and I genuinely think this is the best set of songs this feature has ever had!
It all begins with a song from one of my favourite bands ever, Muse. This track is called Madness and is off their upcoming dubstep concept album. Yep, Muse doing dubstep. This will be interesting.
Oh my goodness. I love Muse but some of their recent stuff hasn’t been that great. But this is absolutely fantastic. It has some dubstep elements but it’s not that far from Muse’s usual stuff. I actually think this is one of Muse’s best songs ever, I properly love it. 5/5.
After their huge success with “We Are Young”, fun. are back with a new song. It’s called Some Nights and it’s difficult to know what to expect when they’ve only ever done one song (which I didn’t think that much of quite frankly). The song itself starts at around a minute in to this video.
This reminds me of Queen in some places, which is only ever a good thing. It’s a pretty good anti-war song with a strong chorus. It’s a shame there’s a bit of auto-tune in places because it’s simply not needed. A good effort and I prefer this to We Are Young. 4/5.
Some artists become renowned for being one-hit wonders. Two modern day artists that probably fall under that title are Owl City, who did “Fireflies” a few years ago, and Carly Rae Jepson, the singer of the modern classic that is “Call Me Maybe”. To attempt to get another hit the two of them have teamed up for song called Good Time.
I love this. I’ve always liked Owl City and have quite a few of his other singles on my iPod. Teaming up with Carly was a good idea as there voices work well together. This is a fantastic feel good song and proper fun pop. I love it. 5/5.
Next up day are Simple Plan, whose music I rather like. Anyone who’s been in an episode of Scooby-Doo can’t be that bad. (In the What’s New Scooby-Doo episode “Simple Plan and the Invisible Madman”. Plus they did the theme tune to that song.) This track unfortunately also features Sean Paul but that can’t be helped. It’s called Summer Paradise.
This song really doesn’t need Sean Paul, it would be much better without him randomly shouting things out whenever he feels like it. Apart from that though it’s fantastic, a proper summer love song. It’s yet another 5/5.
It’s been such a great edition of Chart Chasers today, wouldn’t it be a shame if a rubbish song came along and ruined it. That is what I suspect might be about to happen. Standing on the Watchtower is Devlin, someone whose music I don’t like very much. At least he’s being helped out by Ed Sheeran but I somehow doubt Ed will be able to save this song…
I should have realised from the title that this is a reworking of Jimi Hendrix’s classic track (All Along the) Watchtower. They’ve modernised it and put some rapping in. It was an extremely brave thing to do and I think they very nearly pulled it off. It’s not quite there but it’s a damn good attempt and I take back what I said about Devlin. Good work. Although in future make your music videos silent so they don’t interrupt the song. 4/5.
Some of you may remember previous times when I have expressed my love for Taylor Swift. This is another of those times. The most beautiful woman in the music world has released a new single called We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. I am very glad of that Taylor, you’re far too good for him.
Now as you may have gathered I might have some biased towards Taylor and couldn’t ever say anything that bad about her songs, but I will always try and be as honest as possible. And I genuinely like this song, it’s quirky and has a catchy chorus. Very pleasant to listen to, great work Taylor. 4/5.
Sadly this run of great songs does have to end eventually and it ends with the song with is currently number one in the UK. It’s by Sam and the Womp and is called Bom Bom. You know a song is going to be awful when it has a title like that…
HOW DO PEOPLE EVEN LIKE THIS? It’s an incredibly annoying Nicki Minaj-style vocal which makes no sense whatsoever. It’s complete rubbish and ruins the fantastic run. It disturbs me this beat all the other songs to the top of the chart. The British public are morons. 0/5.
Well that’s all for today and it was largely extremely enjoyable. It’s a shame about Sam and the Womp but apart from that this is a great set of songs. Let me know what you thought in the comments!