and no, I’m not going to give it the oxygen of Internet publicity by linking to the video.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t hate commercial pop music by default. But this was the first song that sprang to mind that really annoys me – particularly the lyrics. They are so at odds with the sentiment of the song, so on the nose, un-subtle, clumsy, so not passionate, that when I am forced to listen to even a little snippet, it is the proverbial nails on a blackboard.
There’s a great line in a completely different song – History Repeating, by the Propellorheads & Shirley Bassey, which states that “some people won’t dance if they don’t know who’s singing”. Unfortunately, I fall into that category. Often it’s the melody which is the most important thing, but when you get the lyrics this wrong, then even Bassey’s admonition that “why ask your head, it’s your hips that are swinging..” doesn’t cut it here.