I have to admit that I didn't know this song. It was only recently when I was watching Madonna's Sticky and Sweet Tour that I heard her sample it in her medley of her hit song “Music”. I looked it up afterwords and it got me thinking about dance music. I must say I love it. The hallmark of a good dance song is one where the beat is so good, it doesn't matter what the words are. Some would argue that this is what makes dance music so throwaway, but it's carefree nature towards life is what makes it an escape.
Let's just get the mainstream out of the way. I'm infatuated with Calvin Harris. Now I have not invested anytime on anything he's done before “We Found Love”, so don't go through his archives and judge me. I don't know what it is about him, but I just like him. He's a nice looking man. I appreciate that.
What I really like about him is that deep husky voice he uses in “Feel So Close” and more recently on “Summer”. It has this untrained sexy raspyness I can't resist. I like that Calvin Harris sings. I just can't get into David Guetta the way some people do. Why is this man releasing his own music if he's never going to sing.
When, I read on twitter that he got out of the hospital for some surgery, I wanted to know if we could just send him back. I know that makes me a terrible person, but I just don't care. His style is a watered down version of Madonna's own album American Life and that's why she likes him. He is not forward thinking. Madonna did it ten years before him and she did it better.
So, maybe I did read him. He is cute though. Not sexy, but nothing to be ashamed of.
She really does have throwaway lyrics, though. Take any track from 1-12 on Flashing Lights and you'll find a cliché. But, the music is so good, the words do not matter. I keep telling you that and you continue not to believe me. About the only song that makes me really upset is another collaboration she did with Pitbull called “Last Night”.
It makes me upset. He says “what happens in Miami never happened” and yet he's telling you all about what he did with Havana Brown. That is private, sir. You are rude.
He's responsible for all my R&B twerk songs as embarassing as that may be. He's kind of like an updated Timbaland and without Timbaland around to entertain us, I will take DJ Mustard any day. You probably know him for his work on “Rack City” (Shameless guilty pleasure), but I didn't know he produced it until I heard the song he did for J.Lo.
“Girls” is quickly becoming one of my favorite Jennifer Lopez songs ever and I had to know who this man DJ Mustard was. That's how I found out he did “Rack City”. He's also responsible for that girl Tinashe's song “2 On” with Schoolboy Q. I really like that song. I don't know how I feel about Tinashe yet. I need to hear some more of her music, but I'll keep my ears to the ground for you.
Buy "Feelin' Myself"
Buy "Up Down"
Buy "My Hitta"