Saturday, August 11, 2007

Just an excuse to lay in bed all day

So it's official: I love "No, U Hang Up," which, along with "If That's OK With You," is making up the double A side that is Shayne Ward's latest single (the release of which sadly has been pushed back to September 24).

It's exactly the sort of song loads of people will be calling "naff" but that I adore. The lyrics are adorably dorky (I can't help thinking of that episode of Friends where Ross is on the phone with whoever he's dating and the time and neither of them will hang up, so Rachel grabs the phone out of his hands and hangs up for him), it's catchy, and it brings a smile, almost and often a laugh, to my face every time I hear it and I can't help singing along.

I'm not sure that it's the greatest choice for the UK singles chart or radio, but I'm just happy this sort of music is being made, that we have a popstar who's such a perfect vehicle for these songs.

And though it will be hated by many, "We got that 'you hang up' 'no you hang up' kinda love" is still probably my favorite line of the year (though Enrique Iglesias's "Do you know what it feels like loving someone that's in a rush to throw you away" and maybe the following line in "Do You Know (The Ping Pong Song)" are providing some close competition). Of course, this is coming from the girl whose favorite lyrics of 2006 were

I don't want no Angelina, no Britney or Christina
'Cause all I want is you la la
I won't be no Casanova with Anna Kournikova
'Cause all I want is you la la

...so take that for what it's worth.

6 comments:

Paul said...

i am all about the ward that is shayne. the moto blanco remix of OK is aces too. Let me know if you don't have it :)

Adem IAR said...

Yeah, I'm totally on the Shayne Ward is GREAT camp now after hating him with a strong passion last year. Paul knows the story actually, my dislike for him stems from his giant face ROBBING me of an enormous McFly poster in an issue of TOTPops I bought late last year. I know...

Poster Girl said...

I have heard it, but thanks! And I'm always up for remixes that make songs more danceable ;) I was going to send you the radio rip I have of "No U Hang Up," but I figured you already had it (you always seem to get stuff before me)--let me know if you don't have it.

He didn't! How could he?! No, that's a completely reasonable to dislike him--I mean, it's a McFly poster.

Anonymous said...

I have 5 mixes of this song by that moto blanco fella, liking the club beat - loving the juan mendez soulful club mix of the Leona Lewis tune too!

reckon you could upload No You Hang Up to somewhere like sendspace and email me please? I'll try to return the favour.

I've set up an alias for security reasons so this is the addy

bigbirdie2@hotmail.co.uk

Poster Girl said...

I've e-mailed you :)

Anonymous said...

Received :P

Thanks for sending the song to me, not too bad, quite similar to the other tune he just made but without the chipmonks so it's ten times better for that reason alone.. lol

appreciate it