Sunday, October 9, 2011

Song of the Day: Hangover - Taio Cruz (Feat. Flo Rida)

It seems as though Taio Cruz is great at making great songs, but isn't so great at making them popular in America. Sliding in today on the iTunes sales chart outside of the top 20 is Taio's "Hangover", made with Flo Rida, the guy that makes music with great beats ("Turn Around", "Good Feeling"), yet isn't a singer himself. Does 1 + 1 = perfection, or just more of the same? Read on to hear the whole song - trust me, it's worth it!

The first thing that comes to mind when hearing this song for me is "addicting". This song has to be one of the most addicting songs I've heard all year. I find myself singing "Ohh!" before the song's even over, and the beat in this song is absolutely sick. It has the grittiness that this year's music has lacked so far, and has the ability to make you feel dirty without you doing anything - which is appropriate for a song about getting drunk.

As for Taio's vocals, they're on par for what the song needs. It doesn't need the best vocals in the world; rather, it needs someone with a consistent voice that can carry it through with the strong beat with the song. Taio's an expert with this in "Dynamite" and "Higher", and is able to do the same here.

However, Flo Rida's piece doesn't fit in with the rest of the song, making it feel unbelievably sketchy. To be honest, I can't even picture what song Flo Rida's part would be in. A messed-up hip-hop song, maybe? Anyways, it has no part in this song, which would be nearly perfect with just him behind the spotlight, rather than rapping in it.

All in all, this is a great song that deserves more recognition by America than it's currently getting. Let's see how it does in the UK!

Rating: 4/5

1 comment:

  1. I agree the tune is catchy, but the lyrics are really stupid.