Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Ingen sliskig komplimang, ingen fin restaurang

It's at times like this when it's probably a good thing that (I imagine) I don't have many Swedish readers--I'd probably get mobbed for confessing to something like this otherwise.

Let's get something out of the way: I LIKED Basshunter's first two Swedish singles, "Boten Anna" and "Vi Sitter I Ventrilo Och Spelar Dota" ("Now You're Gone" loses some of "Boten Anna"'s appeal, though, and this upcoming single for the UK I've got no interest in at all). If that hasn't sent you running away screaming yet, you might like today's song by Swedish group Kobojsarna.

Jag Vet Du Vill Ha Mig--everything about and surrounding this song screams that I shouldn't like it. Everything, that is, except the actual music itself (that doesn't include the lyrics, FYI--those are DEFINITELY one of things I'd write down in the "don't like" column). I'd like to claim it's just a matter of it being constantly thrown at me again and again for months--which is true; heck, it's even been adapted into ringtone format, with commercials seemingly constantly barraging you with their offers to buy the lyrics altered-ringtone--but, to be honest, I've liked the tune since the first time I heard it. What can I say? I guess I just think this is a really good example of that upbeat catchy bouncy happy hardcore/Eurodance stuff. It's not the group's first single, but--from my limited exposure to their other singles--it's by far their best. I guess it kind of reminds of what it would sound like if Markoolio went Eurodance (though come to think of it, when Markoolio actually did go Eurodance I thought the results were pretty fantastic).

To buy Kobojsarna's single "Jag Vet Du Vill Ha Mig," go here (digital).

Next up: maybe that Belgian song, or a singer from Montenegro.


Paul said...

probably not the point at all, but plaid/check shirts and ties are so very now :)

Rachel said...

Wow,that's an insanely upbeat song!It's a bit like a hybrid of Basshunter and Akcent I think.I kinda forgot about Kobojsarna after Sång om ingenting last summer so I'm glad you've posted about them :)

Yuяi said...

Even though I have no idea what they are singing, I am liking this too! Does it sound a bit like the O-Zone hit from a few years back (beat-wise)?

Poster Girl said...

Are they? I had no idea!

Rachel, I should have mentioned you in this post--oops! I meant to. That's a good comparison, I think!

You might be surprised to hear that that hadn't occurred to me until now, but now that you say that... And trust me, you're better off not knowing what they're singing about. "Inane" doesn't even begin to cover it.