Thursday, March 22, 2007

Someone wake me, somebody just help me out

Do you ever hear a song and know pretty much instantly that you're going to end up overplaying it? That was the exact reaction I had when I first heard "Leading Me On," which Will ever so amazingly posted over at Will's Eye-pod. I have a lot of Eurovision history to catch up on, so I'd never heard of this Making Your Mind Up (the UK's national finals to choose its Eurovision entry) 2004 entry until Will posted it. I suspect a lot of people will disagree with me, but I LOVE this song! I still haven't heard all the other contestants from that year, so I'm not going to make any claims about whether it deserved to win, but, standing on its own, it's a great poppy boy band song with a chorus I have not been able to get out of my head--it's very catchy. My curiosity was piqued, so I had to go look it up on YouTube...



...and was shocked to see that a Scott-Lee was involved! One of the former members of 3SL, of the great "Take It Easy" and not great "Touch Me Tease Me," that wasn't Andy.

Anyhow, I love this song and I rather like the performance (though they need to change those final few seconds--I'm not fond of the shouting/wailing/ad-libbing/whatever it is at the very end--and even if it was mimed [was it?], that doesn't make the song less good outside of a Eurovision context). I demand that they reform immediately and meet up with whoever wrote this song for them! I need more.

(This is not the start of another series of excessive posts, but everyone should really go download the song from Will's blog because it really is a great little pop song.)

6 comments:

PinkieDust said...

Oh the vocals on that Scott-Lee are awful. But how catchy is this! Thanks girrl!

Poster Girl said...

Are you talking about the beginning especially? Yup, I'm not sure what's happening there...but it's soo catchy! Yay for studio recordings :)

(Love the extra "r"! Saw it over at YCTL, too)

Paul said...

will any of the scott-lees ever make it big again. I'm so sure likeable Andy could have a solo westlife type career, if Louis Walsh hadn't stolen all the songs for Shayne Ward...

Poster Girl said...

And think of all the problems that would have fixed--Shayne would've had to have some more uptempo songs on his album, then! Speaking of which, I'm very curious to hear his new single, whenever it comes out.

shane79 said...

I recorded this on VHS and in LP at the time, so the sound quality isn't too great. But yes, it's very catchy.

Nice blog by the way, I've Bookmarked it for future perusal :-)

Poster Girl said...

Sound quality or not, I'm just so glad you uploaded it! I really like the song, but seeing it performed just sort of makes it all the better. And thanks--I hope you like it! :)