Honestly, I really like this one. I've done a lot of thinking as to the Max Martin style (ex-poodle rocker Max is Britney's songwriter and is basically responsible for the pop zeitgeist - he also does 5ive, NSYNC, Backstreet, even Bon Jovi these days), and believe you me, there is a pretty cynical formula here - verse, bridge, chorus, completely different verse, identical bridge and chorus, breakdown, then chorus to finish. Often this is pretty bad - NSYNC's its gonna be me is the nadir - but in this one it works really well - the verses are slinky, the chorus a classic pop one and basically the whole idea of oops! is pretty funny. I can't pretend I listen to it that often but I enjoy it when I do.
Sylvie Vartan is supposedly one of the cheezier "ye ye" singers, yet I am so in love with this French cover of an American pop classic. It's so charming, the seriousness with which Sylvie Vartan approaches the song. "Must ... Locomotion ... NOW!"
available on CD - Est-Ce Que Tu Le Sais (BMG)
20 Apr 04 ·olli: i love the scopitone video to this track. nice and silly. it's probably the reason she's considered to be cheesy.
it _was_ downloadable on http://scopitones.com a while ago, but they seem to have removed it. oh well, it will probably resurface somewhere.
before della reese was touched by an angel she was a singer. it seems that some songs own their singers and other songs the vocalist owns the song. in della's case she definately owns the song. this song rocks and swings with blaring horns and percussion that makes it hard to sit still. and then della's voice comes in with all its unique style letting you know exactly who is boss. after della's version any other version just pales in comparison.
from della, available on CD
24 Apr 01 ·tinks: I've always really loved Buddy Greco's version of this song. Late 50s Vegas mob-pop at it's finest.
60's French Beat with a inescapable riff and an overwhelming swagger in Dutronc's vocal delivery.
available on CD - Best of Jacques Dutronc (BMG)
03 Feb 03 ·Fig Alert: I've got a track that's just like this, but it's called Et moi, et toi, et soie, and it's on a questionable compilation called Ultra Chicks: Baby Pop, Vol. 3. A seemingly teen french pop sensation named Cléo belts it and I've always liked it. 06 Feb 03 ·standish: This song was also rejigged into "Alright, Alright, Alright" by Mungo Jerry, a big British bubblegum rock hit in 1973. I think it kept the Dutronc/Lansmann writing credit.
The man, the mullet, the myth: Davey Heckenschneck! Can't give a snippet here because it's the only song i can think of that has to be heard in it's entirety to vaguely grasp what's been achieved on all conceivable levels. This song is so beyond words, all i can say it's...well, errm... particularly good! But many others have tried, see for yourself: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000070S1/ref=cm_cr_dp_2_1/104-6418425-3463150?v=glance&s=music&vi=customer-reviews
from Looking For - The Best of David Hasselhoff, available on CD