TIRIRICA – Calango
Listening to 103.9 in the car this woman asks for “the song about the calango” because her daughter loves it and always sing with it, i was just about to change the station thinking this would be awful but while still talking to the woman the dj put the song and this 808 beat came in with the dry snares and loads of bassdrums. Then it enters the voice and it’s fucking Tiririca. I thought pop acts doing eletroclash would never happen, and even if it did i expected something like Alizée, Kylie or Puffy with some hot producer as Timbaland or The Neptunes behind. The last thing that could possibly cross my mind was that ex-circus clown/comedian/bad actor/bad singer/novelty one-hit-wonder Tiririca was down with the hype.
The voice is mainly talking and explaining how to do the calango dance, a high-pitched bassline enters with here and there some synth noises worth of anything by Miss Kittin. During the chorus this filtered distorted guitar plays a riff and he goes (calango, calango). But sure the best bit is when he repeats and repeats for about a whole minute this lame joke about the funk hit “Tapinha Não Dói” (você acha que um tapinha não dói/… porque nunca levou um tapinha nos zoi). Sure the annoying people caring about the scene or something would pilk at a children pop singer ripping off the whole genre but i just hope this stays on radio until summer so i can get to the beach and have a electro song by Tiririca playing. OH! And with people doing the dance moves to it.
How come Christina Aguilera can make herself uglier every time?!
TATU – Ya Soshla S Uma
I knew this song was going to be great in the first five seconds of it, without even hearing any beats or music. The moment one of them screams in high-pitched unatural voice “YA! SA! SHLA! SUMAAA!” its like shes drowning and screaming the loudest she can for help and it goes fading away like she was going down and down in the water. Then the song starts and it goes for the verse where starts the fast talking and the syllables breaking one in the other and consonants everywhere, but it is still so calm. The whole thing is based on the tension between the chorus and the verse. Goes the drum fill and the whole desperate singing comes again, they sing in the chorus like they were trying to sing faster than they are but the beat wont let them and they finally give up on the last phrase where they sing the “YA SA SHLA SUMA” even higher and more desperate but they end up passing out and falling to the ground due to some exhausting fight against something (wich is probably themselves since the translated title is “Im Losing My Mind”)
SPICE GIRLS – Wannabe
This tuesday i went to check out a blowout sale and kept admiring this for ages and ages so i finally decided to buy it after much thinking(i mean, it was only 5 reais). Oh well, did i made myself happy by buying this single. It transported me back to when i was about 9 and was still too young too care if something was chart-pop or not with MTV blasting the video everyday on Disk, the video was perfect: the talking in british accent, the clothes and messing up with some party at some embassy or something like that. All amazingly impressive for me
I even remebered how dumb i thought a friend was when he got the lyrics and translated them, keeping talking how he didnt liked the song anymore because the lyrics had no meaning at all. Dammit, i just liked Scary Spice doing zig-zig-zig and thats still the best part of the song
Update: Now im not sure if it is Scary Spice doing zig-zig-zig, it might be Geri too… Well one of them does it
DJ MARKY – Tudo
Some guitar wankery and a beat. The beat is not hard enough to be house or techo, its not nearly fast enough to be jungle and not dry enough to be electro. Thats it, not other instruments nor other parts, just the wanky guitar and the half-arsed beat for 2 and a half minutes. This man can barely turn a computer without Patife or Xerxes by his side and is the biggest face in brazilian music today. Shoot me, please.
SANDY & JUNIOR – Love Never Fails
PAULINA RUBIO – Don’t Say Goodbye
So, next round of Latin American superstars trying to get all the fame and money (but moslty fame) out of the US market, but probably this time neither of them will manage to do it since to “breakthrough with the gringos” a amazing single is needed. And these are not amazing singles. Love Never Fails starts simple to the point of boredom, kicking off with the catchy chorus, its corny but corny is whats expected from Sandy & Junior. Some acoustic guitars, a ok beat and a verse i cant even remeber how it goes, but there is a very small pearl on this song wich makes up for it. Near the end a cheesy guitar solo attempts to ruin the whole thing but the whole beat drops, the instruments go away and Junior shuts up. Huge strings kick in and Sandy starts to sing the beautiful C part, it only lasts for about 8 seconds but its the heart of the song, Junior strums the guitar and the chorus start again but after that C part the chorus is different now it makes sense and you think “yeah, this is a okay song”. Its good, it will probably wont make it big in the US but just listen to the C part. Wonderful.
Now Paulina Rubio’s single fill me with pure attacks of rage. They just take away the current chart-pop singer with the best voice(a motherfuckin sexy voice that has a adjective that i dont know the english name) that released a kick-ass album to put on some trance shitty producer that besides making a trance song filter and alter her voice so she doesnt actually sound like anything at all singing this dumb song. This is what happens when you take Estefano out of the album and puts some anglo assholes to write the songs. grrr…