Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Joe McElderry song in "not entirely unlistenable" shocker

Not that I would actually pay to download this from iTunes or anything.
(*hastily disables Ping account*).

Joe McElderry - Ambitions

Snobs will point out that Joe's single is - GASP - a cover version but, look, plenty of perfectly acceptable pop careers have been built on songs the public overlooked first time around (Natalie Imbruglia, Happy Mondays, St Etienne, to name but a few).

Ambitions was originally by Norwegian quintet Donkeyboy, who failed in the UK after deciding that Flock Of Seagulls haircuts and a surfeit of denim somehow constituted "a look".

It's 2010, everybody

Their version has a rickety, out-of-sync charm that's missing from Joe's buffed and varnished X Factor production. But there should be a big round of applause for the Syco intern who took their life into their own hands and planted this song amongst the big pile of mediocre twatballads in Simon Cowell's in-tray. Superlative work.

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