Friday night shuffle XII

I put the ol’ iRiver on shuffle and post the first five songs that come up.

Hilary Duff – With Love (Richard Vission’s Big Room Edit): With a single release comes plenty of club remixes and as such, there have been plenty of remixes of Duff’s latest “With Love” hitting the airwaves. Richard Vission is a pretty big name in the remixsphere and probably up there with H/\L, Laugh & Peace, Above & Beyond, and Tommie Sunshine in terms of my favorite DJs and quality remixes. This is the shorter edit version and very upbeat, although it lacks the punch that the original song achieves, as well as the uniqueness of other remixes (I’m thinking DJ Laszlo’s version, which I highly recommend).

ABBA – The Day Before You Came: Ahh ABBA. How I listened to you a many, many time growing up. My mother was a huge ABBA/Saturday Night Fever fan, and unfortunately, instead of becoming completely disenchanted and annoyed with the disco-pop group, I ended up, like, really liking them. Go figure. This is one of their slower songs with a funkier groove then the frivolous boppity-bop the group is known for (I’m going to pretend I didn’t just use the word boppity-bop).

Hellogoodbye – Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn: This is from The Parachute EP. Definetly not one of my favorite Helloogoodbye tracks.

Cph Jet – Just Can’t Get Enough: A cover of Depeche Mode’s classicaly 80’s synth pop number. It’s strongly electronic, but that’s about one of the only differences between the original; you’ll probably recognize the song right away after hearing the first four notes. The lyrics, however, are, for the most part, spoken instead of sung, by a female vocalist in a computerized sort of way which takes it about four steps too far into electronic for me. I’ll stick with the original.

Bon Jovi – Wanted Dead or Alive: I can’t even listen to this song without thinking of Bon Jovi’s sketch on Saturday Night Live featuring the DeMarco Brothers with Chris Parnell and Chris Kattan. God, I wish that was up on YouTube. Yes, I know that tells you nothing about this song, but honestly, pretty much everyone is familiar with this song on some level or other.

Hellogoodbye’s “All of Your Love Remixes” EP

Hellogoodbye / All of Your Love Remixes / March 13, 2007
All of Your Love (Kimmy Pop Remix)

Hellogoodbye are the quintessence of 21st century celebrity. Much like Panic! At the Disco, they were discovered largely by self-promtion through the Internet. However, unlike Panic! At the Disco (and one of the largest consternations many have with said band), they did play many live shows before being signed with Drive-Thru Records in 2004. Their music mainly consists of light and fluffy power-pop songs with catchy choruses and very innocent lyrics that coincide with their almost squeaky-clean image. Their first full-length album had a bit of a mention on my top songs of the year list, and since then, I’ve looked forward to anything the boys might release.

In March of 2007 they finally released an iTunes exclusive EP, a batch of remixes of “All Of Your Love,” the first track on Zombie! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! Perhaps in lieu of 2006’s Remixes! success, all three of the songs featured on the disc are upbeat club or dance numbers. My personal favorite has to be the “Kimmy Pop Remix” which twists the song into an even fluffier version, if at all possible. If the remix was all on its own, I doubt it would as good (there are traces of typical eurodance elements to the song, a genre I’ve been avoiding at all costs lately), but the nonsensical lyrics somehow manage to salvage the song. On the other hand, “Forrest’s Remix” has more of a lounge/hip hop edge to it, that slows the track down and brings an almost nonchalant R&B flavor to the song, a complete turn from the original. I can honestly say I don’t hate it. A great EP as Hellogoodbye’s first 2007 release and as always, I’m looking forward to their future boy-band-esque output.

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