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ASTON MERRYGOLD - GET STUPID (SONG)
Label:WAR
Entry:26/07/2015 (Position 50)
Last week in charts:11/10/2015 (Position 45)
Peak:10 (1 weeks)
Weeks:12
Place on best of all time:2658 (318 points)
Year:2015
Music/Lyrics:Karen Poole
Sonny J Mason
Aston Merrygold
Producer:Sonny J Mason
World wide:
au  Peak: 10 / weeks: 12

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Date
3:29Now That's What I Call Music! 91Now
CDNOW91
Compilation
CD
24/07/2015
3:19100% Hits 2015, Vol. 2Warner
5419679982
Compilation
CD
18/09/2015
3:20100% Hits - Best Of 2015Warner
5419687122
Compilation
CD
27/11/2015
MUSIC DIRECTORY
Aston MerrygoldAston Merrygold: Discography / Become a fan
ASTON MERRYGOLD IN AUSTRALIAN CHARTS
Singles

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Get Stupid26/07/20151012
SONGS BY ASTON MERRYGOLD
Distraction
Get Stupid
Money Maker (Throttle feat. LunchMoney Lewis & Aston Merrygold)
One Night In Paris
Show Me
The Favourite
Too Late
ALBUMS BY ASTON MERRYGOLD
Showstopper
 
REVIEWS
Average points: 2.84 (Reviews: 19)
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***
"Hey, this 'Uptown Funk' song is pretty popular, I bet if I made a less fun, slightly worse soundalike, in the process removing anything that made it sound unique and replacing it with something generic, I could have a megahit too!"

- Aston Merrygold, probably.
**
Unnecessary imitation of "Dedication To My Ex" and "Uptown Funk!". The hooks aren't even fun when they're so forced like this. 2.25
*
Dedication To My Ex I have always despised and Uptown Junk I despise almost as much so what do you get when you take everything I hate about those 2 things and fuse them together? Garbage! Somehow not quite as bad as those 2 but still so annoying and yes stupid too. Many will see this as fun, I am not one of them.
****
I'm going to seem like such an arsehole with what I'm about to write, but just to let everyone know, if I had reviewed this song when I first heard it 6 weeks ago, I still probably would have written the exact same thing.

It does seem to try to be riding the wave of "Uptown Funk!" popularity, and for me this hits the spot which that song did for a whole bunch of other people.

This is definitely something I could enjoy more than that song, and, for me, the hook "everybody get stupid" is less stupid and less annoying than the hook "uptown funk you up".

And this Aston Merrygold fella sounds like a cross-over between Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars I must add.

Anyway, avoiding the comparisons with that other song, I just find it fun and catchy.
***
Hopefully this won't sit in the Oz charts until early 2016.
***
It's not too bad, but it just borders on mediocrity.
**
I was never a fan of JLS and I found all of the members that band particularly obnoxious, especially Aston. When I heard he was releasing solo material, I expected that the old JLS fangirls would be ready to buy this as soon as it came out and would be a huge hit here in the UK, but low and behold, it only managed #28 on the UK Charts and has slid down quite dramatically since. It seems that the reason it's had poor success in the UK is due to the association with JLS. The song mediocre and a rip-off of everything that's been popular in the charts since JLS' absence, but in most circumstances of an ex-member of a popular boy/girl band, chart success is imminent. The difference between JLS and One Direction is that JLS did not finish on a high note, whereas, when Zayn comes to release his solo music, he's bound to have a few hits. So it seems that this may have damaged Aston's chances of success as a solo artist, despite being the only member of the band who looked likely to have a hit.

It seems to be doing a lot better in Australia, where JLS had no success. This reminds me of Lisa Scott-Lee's show "Totally Scott Lee". When a single fails in your own country, it's bound to have some impact somewhere else. Poor Australia!
**
Very mediocre, do not like
**
Musikalisch ist das hier ja echt nichts gutes..
Nerviger Track der aber auch nicht im Ohr hängen bleibt...rast ein einem vorbei.

Dfür hat der Junge einen echt coolen Style!! ;)
****
WOW top 10 in Australia. Considering JLS didn't chart there that is impressive Aston has done well there.
Am glad because Aston and JLS could all sing and dance/perform.
I liked this song and he did loads of promo in the UK but unfortunately regardless of the fact you were the lead singer and your old boyband had 6 UK #1 singles that doesn't mean anything and rightly so for a new solo artist.
The problem is it is a lot like Uptown Funk but it'd say more James Brown and as that song is still fresh this was going to suffer.
Am excited to hear his next offerings and hope he maintains his goodwill in Australia also. He always seems genuine and likeable. I never found JLS obnoxious just hugely successful and disliked by males generally because of it. UK#28 and Ireland#72.
Last edited: 24/08/2015 21:10
****
Ok
**
So... Even I don't like this. I guess you know your song is shit when [s]it even drops on the chart despite being performed by a reality show contestant or Aston himself on a reality tv show[/s] even I don't like it despite it sounding like things I generally like a lot.

So why don't I like this? It really does sound like the dumping ground for hooks that didn't make their way into "Uptown Funk" and "Dedication To My Ex (Miss That)" plus a bit of "All About That Bass" thrown in there too. You can really tell how forced the whole thing is, the hooks lack fun as well as the seemingly effortless charisma that the performers of aforementioned songs pulls off. All subjective of course but it does sound arrogant in a way that is incredibly unappealing, especially when it can't be backed up by anything strong. Get stupid indeed.

I didn't have so much of a problem with this at first, it was more just in "Flava" territory of laughable but nothing overly irritating. But the more I heard it the more it got annoying and I realised just how stale and tired it sounds. I suppose the funkiness of it grabs me too easily but even then I don't feel obliged to give it much points for that anyway. There are worse songs that have become hits in 2015 but this is still lacking in anything enjoyable to latch onto and it's hard to think of many ARIA top 10 hits in 2015 more unnecessary than this. Please don't let Aston become the next Brian McFadden, I'd be happy if he never touched the Aus charts again.
***
Sometimes catchy, annoying at other times. It's already getting a little tiresome though due to overplay on the airwaves. The main criticism is that this takes a backseat to many other quality songs released this year so maybe the timing wasn't right.
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