Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Reasons To Endure November? @Emelisande And @Itswillymoon, Among Others

Wake up: it's November. This means many things - for one, Wyclef will be back soon - but it mainly means that we're now in the special period of the year in which more than one single with any chance of breaching the Top 40 is released each week. In celebration of this all too fleeting phenomena, this is going to be a sort of rudimentary 'some good and bad singles are out in November and here they are' type post. Viz:

6th November: Willy Moon - 'I Wanna Be Your Man'

In lieu of anything particularly good being released this week, here is Willy Moon's 'I Wanna Be Your Man', which isn't being released this week. It's quite the début. And it's probably best for you to just watch it, as someone presumably says, 'straight off the bat', rather than having read a hackneyed description of it beforehand. Done? Amazing? Amazing.  At the moment it doesn't actually have a defined release date (although it was originally scheduled for September, then the end of October) but given that Moon is scheduled to feature in a variety of self perpetuating Tips For 2011 lists, it would be a good idea to get this 'buzz single' out sooner rather than later ie hopefully probably maybe this month.

Also releasing/'impacting':

JLS - 'Take A Chance On Me' Which will probably be Number One, off the back of an X Factor performance.

Fron Male Voice Choir - 'Granddad' A brilliant cover choice because a) obviously no-one doesn't love this song and b) it's not like the Fron Male Voice Choir's granddad's are all dead anyway. Ho hum.

13th November: A bit boring, let's gloss over this one.

20th November: Emeli Sandé - 'Daddy'

Some people reckon Emeli Sandé is something of a harbinger of a doompop wave about to take over the nation. To be honest, as good as that would be, she probably isn't. On the plus side, all that really means is that she has quickly developed her own niche - and what a niche. There is not a bad word to be said against her. (Well, any obvious one.)

Also releasing/'impacting':

Well this is a packed week - Adele's 'Rumour Has It', Alexandra Stan's 'Get Back (ASAP)', Britney Spears' 'Criminal' (if only nominally), Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull's 'I Like How It Feels' (amazing), Kelly Rowland's 'Down For Whatever', Lady Gaga's 'Marry The Night', Olly Murs' 'Dance With Me Zzz', Will Young's 'Come On', the X Factor Finalists' harrowing 'Wishing On A Star' and many, many more. Hey, 'The Record Industry' - here's an idea: how about releasing more songs at other points in the year, rather than all in the same week?

27th November: Rebecca Ferguson - 'Nothing's Real But Love'

Rebecca, the people's Duffy, is the last X Factor contestant from last year to get round to releasing some music this year (at least if we're discounting Wagner's planned Christmas offering, 'I'd Do Anything For Loaf (But I Won't Do That)'). And was it worth waiting for? Well, yes and no. It's good but it needs another version with a donk on it. Hopefully the single itself will provide a remix by one or more of the following: Hex Hector, Almighty, Moto Blanco, 7th Heaven, Jason Nevins, Cahill, Wideboys, Freemasons, Hi-Bias, Loverush UK!, Club Junkies. And that is the In At Number 40 review.

Also releasing/'impacting':

Jason Derulo - Fight For You The man that epitomises lamazing has produced yet another corker. Following on from his previous efforts in stealing from Robin S, Harry Belafonte and Imogen Heap, 'Fight For You''s hook line is lifted right from Toto's 'Africa'. Congratulations, Jason.

Patrick Wolf - 'Brumalia EP' This could be interesting.

And there we have it.

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