**** Es ist ok, aber etwas zu sehr austauschbar. Sowas hat man nun schon oft gehört... sehe ich aber als potenzieller Hit an da es halt auch wieder sehr radiofreundlich ist. Erinnert mich übrigens an ihr eigenes "Domino"...
* Morceau ahurissant de crétinerie à la mélodie téléphonée et à la performance vocale horripilante. Trop c'est trop. Je crois que personne n'ira jamais à ta party, ma puce. Last edited: 06/08/2013 23:30
** I usually don't have a problem with Jessie J's vocals but gosh she's so irritating here. They aren't too bad in the first verse but after that it just turns into a disaster! It's a pretty generic song with uninteresting lyrics too so there's not much here for me. Very glad it missed the top 10 and didn't do anywhere near as well as expected. Last edited: 29/11/2014 13:46
** Das ist so Musik für Bravo-lesende Mädels, die nur heftig abfeiern wollen auf ihre 13 Jahre Reife und voll hotte Boys klarmachen wollen, yeah. Sobald die erste Periode dann einsetzt, bluten die Mädels dann hoffentlich diesen Plastikschrott aus.
*** After Domino was surprisingly enjoyable and Wild was quite tolerable this is a major step back. Her vocals are quite annoying once more here and the song is very generic. I don't mind the latter part of the chorus though.
*** I have a weird in-joke with myself where whenever I see mention of how the music of today is so outrageous/immoral/whatever compared to the good ol' days, I cast my thoughts back to Lesley Gore's now 50 year old #1 hit. I shouldn't need to name it. With that song, I like to imagine it an amusing in hindsight zeitgeist of the times for teen pop how out of place it would be in the current scene. Adding to that, the sentiment of the chorus is just so rebellious! It doesn't fit with the rest of the lyrics for that but who cares, it's outrageous! At least for some reason I find it hilarious. It's clearly not the most wild and crazy record of the time, but then I'm sure that "Egyptian Shumba" was in an even more obscure ghetto back then than it is now.
I kind of wanted to mention Ms. Gore as soon as I learnt the title of this song. Little did I know how much the actual song would lend to such a comparison: "I'll cry if I want to" ≈ "I do-do what I want", I'm just totally stunned that no-one has made the comparison here prior!
This record is a good mold for the current zeitgeist too. The same sort of 'not too dance for pop, not too pop for dance' production style with the same repeated drum pattern over and over again. I'm not a massive stickler for variety and imagination like I'm sure some are (who would be very quick to deride this completely, which I can understand), but it does get a bit boring.
Jessie J's here too! Still with those crazy vocal quirks that I suppose make her more 'interesting'. I would say that Lesley is a better vocalist, certainly on these respective records; Jessie gets a bit screechy, particularly in the chorus. There's also no need for those spoken word moments.
So this fits in with the now, but is it outrageous/immoral/rebellious? Not really. Just like much of her career, there's just no sense of believability to the sentiment, canned so to speak. This isn't necessarily a major problem but it doesn't help the song with regards to its salvaging factor: Is it interesting?
No, it really isn't. As I mentioned before, it's the same standard basic beat that's been done over and over again, and the same basic song structure (and the bridge sounds like the verses anyway, sigh) with all the ups and downs. I do like the way ''cause' is inserted at the back of the chorus so the sentences make sense together, but while also doing it in a way that doesn't interrupt the original melody. That's the one interesting thing I've found in this song.
I shouldn't be finding 1963 hits to be more dynamic and interesting on a musical level than those of 2013. Try harder next time. 2.7
***** Was average off first listen but has really grown on me. That first part of the chorus is easily the best part. Still unfortunately nothing off her new couple of offerings stand up with her Who You Are era. 4.5*
* Actually incredibly irritating, I hate the lines that she talks right before the chorus, they're really cringeworthy. Also she sounds like she's screaming a lot of the time and her screaming is not very pleasant. Poor effort. Last edited: 23/10/2013 01:21
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**** anständige popnummer, mehr jedoch leider nicht. wie schon oft gesagt kann sie ihr talent für hochstehendere musik nicht wirklich ein-/umsetzen. ist gut möglich dass sie versucht die britische katy perry zu werden, die macht ja auch "nur" pop. ich persönlich finde es schade, da ich jessie j einfach irgendwie mag und mir wünschte dass sie rockiger oder zumindest origineller wäre!