SONG OF THE DAY (SUNDAY FUNDAY) Cheryl Cole ft Tinie Tempah – “Crazy Stupid Love”
Ok, I will admit it. As underground and cool as I try to pretend to be, I am such a sucker for UK chart pop. Just about any girl group they assemble across the pond, if they do the right remix, it will be in my club sets. So, yeah, I love The Saturdays, Little Mix, and of course Girls Aloud. When Cheryl Cole took a break from Girls Aloud and went solo with her Kelis “Lil’ Star”-sampling “Fight For This Love,” I became a huge fan and have played just about every single since (“Parachute,” “Call My Name,” “Promise This,” “Under the Sun”). Back with her fourth album, Cheryl is getting even popper with “Crazy Stupid Love.” There’s that horn part which is just infectious (giving Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty To Me” a run for the money), and the “la la la” hook over the jig-dancing staccato/handclap beat, the key change for the chorus, and that oh-so-cute off-beat spoken title line. The rap by Tinie Tempah is also quite good, bringing in calls for both a whistle and a wiggle while describing the official love. The funny thing is that when he repeats “official” it sounds like he is saying “real fish,” which to fans of drag queens means something completely different. Steve Smart & Westfunk turn out a solid electro mix which keeps the pop vibe and hooks, but toughens it up for commercial club play. What makes this perfect for Sunday Funday (aside from it being a girl twirl pop song from Cheryl Cole) is how the video looks so dark and underground that it comes off like satire or camp. Watching her hump the table while wearing harem paints and a face beat with more make up than a drag queen will definitely put a smile on your face.
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