Tuesday, 18 October 2011

What Have The Romanians Ever Done For Us?

Well, this, for one thing.

But more importantly they've also made lots of (some) great (fairly good) music recently for our delectation (to listen to). What better way to celebrate that fact than to look at and then attempt to make some kind of 'comment' on their charts? ("We genuinely don't know or care" - The World)

Well first of all (and surprisingly), Olly Murs is at Number 66 with 'Heart Skips A Beat'. So that's nice.

Continuing with palindromic numbers, this week's Number 55 is 'So Far So Good' by John Puzzle featuring Elise. It sounds a bit Turkish and is rather delightful - it is, one could say, pretty good. Directly ahead of it at Number 54 is Claudio Cristo and Tamy's 'Teach Me', which really is quite remarkable. That is to say that if you really try then you might be able to be moved by it enough to make some kind of remark about it. So after much thought, here is one: it's a bit generic.

Raluka's 'Out Of Your Business', which climbs from 12 to 11 this week, is an absolute corker and the song Pixie Lott wishes she could pretend to have co-written. If it was released properly in the UK it would be a Top 10 single and if you disagree you're just plain wrong. (And haven't noticed the similarities between it and Pixie's own 'All About Tonight', which Raluka knocks into a not only a proverbial cocked hat, but an idiomatic one too.)

Good news everyone: the superbilious 'Smiley' has been dethroned. Apologies for that rather dodgy neologism, but at times like this it's easy to get caught up in the excitement.You know, now that he's left the top spot there's no more need to talk about him. And no more need for this picture:

However, in a further attempt to inflict pain on the good people of Romania he has passed on his crown of solid beige (thanks for that Peter) to the maker of a song that's possibly just as contemptible as 'Dream Girl'. Basically it's 'Welcome To St. Tropez'. Let's have a look at some of the witty bon mots on offer in what stands to reason to be DJ Antoine's finest work to date.

"Mad bitches, so much brought; spendin' like when I wanna fuck them all; get mad brain in my very fast car; Ferrari v12 Maranello on my arm; ladies can't resist the charm; haters, kiss the ring of the Don; and we do this all day, welcome to Saint Tropez."

Truly, we seem to be reaching The End Of Days. Regardless, the perfunctory blog must go on. There's actually one new entry in this week's Top 10 and if that's not something to get excited about then lord knows what is.

10 (11) Liviu Hodor - 'Sweet Love' feat Mona V GOOD
9 (9) Dan Balan - 'Freedom' A 'GROWER' (TECHNICAL TERM)
8 (7) Alexinno - 'Senorita' feat Starchild POINTLESS
7 (6) Lucky Man Project - 'Pumpin'' NO THANKS
6 (5) Rihanna - 'Man Down' A COD-PIECE OF ART
5 (8) Andra - 'Telephone' NOT A COVER; STILL GOOD
4 (2) Guess Who - 'Tot Mai Sus' feat Marius Moga A CUT ABOVE
3 (4) Pitbull - 'Rain Over Me' feat Marc Anthony A MONUMENTAL TUNE
2 (1) 'Smiley' - 'Dream Girl' BLAH BLAH ET CETERA
1 (3) DJ Antoine - 'Welcome To St. Tropez' feat Kalenna A TRAVESTY 

And that, 'unfortunately', is that. Except...
  • Elena Gheorghe dreamt about falling pregnant, and then fell pregnant! Not sure that's really how it works, but nonetheless congratulations and so on.
  • And Inna turned 25 on Sunday. Banal, but then sometimes banal can be nice, right? Right. Just not on this occasion.

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