SONG OF THE DAY: Icona Pop – “Girlfriend”

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By: Ben Norman

“I don’t care, I like it!” the two Swedish popstresses of Icona Pop sang into the ether, catapulting a simple electronic dance track into the mainstream.  And now all eyes are on what they will do next. Their debut EP, Iconic, had quite a few tracks worth looking into (like “Top Rated”), but their new single is what may very well continue their stomping domination across radio stations nationwide, and who knows, possibly the world… “Girlfriend” is the type of simplistic, sing-along jaunt that made Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl” so successful.  It’s cute, it’s fun, it’s easy to remember, and it isn’t muddied with complexities like “melody” or “harmony.”  Simple beats, simple synths, simple lyrics.  Clearly, it’s going to be the summer anthem of 2013.

Image Courtesy of Big Beat.

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