Hello and welcome to my weekly look at the latest music. I say weekly but I should point out that if there are not many new singles in a week I’ll roll it over. A post with two songs in would be pointless! This week there are SIX new tracks!
First up is Jessica Wright who just managed to break into the top 40 last week with her song Dance All Night. I do not endorse dancing all night as you would end up exhausted and have terrible blisters. Who is this Jessica Wright giving inappropriate advice anyway?
Apparently Jessica Wright is a “star” from “TV show” The Only Way is Essex. For my non-British readers, that’s one of the many UK equivalents to Jersey Shore. Clearly Jess is not a singer and there’s all sorts of technical things to make her sound better. Ironically for a song about dancing she is a terrible dancer and looks pretty uncomfortable in the video. Having said that though, the song is kind of catchy. Clearly a producer has made something decent from a terrible starting point. Extra points for that. 3/5.
I am very excited because it’s my future wife Taylor Swift with the next track. She doesn’t know she’s my future wife but have high hopes. The track is called Begin Again.
Well this is not my fave Taylor song ever but I do like it. The chorus is pretty. For me it’s a bit too slow without much variation but it’s still a decent song. 3/5.
It’s very rare that an edition of Chart Chasers comes by where there isn’t a new song from a member of N-Dubz. This week it’s Dappy (he’s the one with the hat) and his song is called Good Intentions. If your partner has to tell you that they actually have good intentions it’s clear they do not. I have very little hope for this song as very few of Dappy’s songs have been at all listenable.
I’m pleasantly surprised by this track. The first verse is especially great and the song is pretty good. It has emotion and actually feels like proper music. Minus points for the autotune though. 3/5.
Paloma Faith is up next with a track clearly written when a serial killer was on the loose and she was worried for her family. It’s called Never Tear Us Apart.
Now that is the kind of music I like to hear. No autotune there, no fancy background music just a simple melody and a great voice. This is the music for the latest John Lewis advert so it will no doubt sell pretty well. Beautiful. 4/5.
It’s time for DJ Fresh to make another appearance here, this time along with some help from Ra Vaughn. DJ Fresh has made some great songs so I have high hopes despite the unoriginal title The Feeling.
Well this is OK but it’s just another generic dance song. Even the lyrics are pretty generic. Pretty dull really. 2/5.
Our final song is one of those rare exciting ones which I first heard live. It’s Example with his new song Say Nothing. Obviously he does say something otherwise it would be a bit pointless.
I love this, but I am a big fan of Example so that’s expected. It sounds great! 4/5!
And that’s it for this week. Join us next time for more great songs. And in the next edition I get to hate on One Direction which I am really looking forward to. I’m not looking forward to actually listening to the song though!