Gotye - C or D

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Dude's a statistical hero!

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 19 April 2012 16:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is why Dick Clark had to die.

♆ (gr8080), Thursday, 19 April 2012 17:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Molanphy's the best.

sockless in moccasins (jaymc), Thursday, 19 April 2012 17:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mentioned this to him the other day, and he was like "Already working on it!"

sockless in moccasins (jaymc), Thursday, 19 April 2012 17:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

For the first time the top two songs are sung by two men whose voices repel me.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 20 April 2012 18:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

LOL at article, too

I need new, hip khakis (DJP), Friday, 20 April 2012 18:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Chris is one of the handful of guys I know who read (a) read Paul Grein (b) read Paul Grein's column before glancing at the charts.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 20 April 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

too many reads

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 20 April 2012 18:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's a good piece, but there's an alternative theory that chris didn't really explore: millenials are getting older and more interested in the kind of adult-pop boomers liked as they got older. I don't hear "alternative" here, I hear Don McLean & the Outfield. While he hints at it later in the piece, it's possible the songs are more pop songs that cross-over to the piddly remainder of alternative rock radio than vica versa.

admittedly my perspective is tainted by the fact that I think both these songs are barf.

da croupier, Friday, 20 April 2012 18:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm pretty sure it isn't nostalgia talking when I claim "All That Money Wants" and "Peek a Boo" are more outré than anything coughed up by the late nineties modern rock chart.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 20 April 2012 18:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jezebel article reads song correctly, lambastes song as if it did that by accident

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Saturday, 21 April 2012 01:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

I imagine an Al Smith type pronouncing it GOI-TUH.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 21 April 2012 01:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's kind of stupid that Jezebel felt the need to write a female rebuttal to Gotye's lyrics in "Someone" since that's what the 2nd verse of the fucking song

some dude, Saturday, 21 April 2012 03:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

is

some dude, Saturday, 21 April 2012 03:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

Chris is one of the handful of guys I know who read (a) read Paul Grein (b) read Paul Grein's column before glancing at the charts.

Wow, how have I never come across Paul Grein until now.

sockless in moccasins (jaymc), Saturday, 21 April 2012 03:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's kind of stupid that Jezebel felt the need to write a female rebuttal to Gotye's lyrics in "Someone" since that's what the 2nd verse of the fucking song

Even worse was the "oh I knew about the rebuttal in the 2nd verse, honest" comment the author posted after other commenters politely pointed out that this was a remarkably thick article.

I need new, hip khakis (DJP), Saturday, 21 April 2012 04:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol

some dude, Saturday, 21 April 2012 04:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

Finally heard this on a Top 40 radio station, but it's a different mix than the original:

sockless in moccasins (jaymc), Saturday, 21 April 2012 21:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

@ Gotye's US label

"This won't work on radio"
"Can we...make it sound more like late nineties Sting?"
"Jackpot!"

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

Wow, how have I never come across Paul Grein until now.

Probably because he writes for Yahoo! and most of us don't usually turn there for quality writing about anything, much less music.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Sunday, 22 April 2012 00:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

this song sucks

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Sunday, 22 April 2012 00:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

Probably because he writes for Yahoo! and most of us don't usually turn there for quality writing about anything, much less music.

For most of the eighties and nineties he wrote "Chart Beat" for Billboard though -- chart nonsense for non-sports nerds.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 22 April 2012 00:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

Pre-Fred Bronson?

sockless in moccasins (jaymc), Sunday, 22 April 2012 01:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

mais oui!

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 22 April 2012 01:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

this song sucks

rong

I need new, hip khakis (DJP), Sunday, 22 April 2012 01:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

it is pretty good

some dude, Sunday, 22 April 2012 01:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

into it

arsenio and old ma$e (m bison), Sunday, 22 April 2012 01:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

Well, that top 40 version is pretty lame.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 22 April 2012 01:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

It sounds good between Katy Perry and "Starships," i.e. ear relief but no more.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 22 April 2012 01:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

my top 40 station plays a remix too but it's even more dull than that one

teledyldonix, Sunday, 22 April 2012 03:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

For most of the eighties and nineties he wrote "Chart Beat" for Billboard though -- chart nonsense for non-sports nerds.

well that would have been precisely the time before i had regular access to Billboard, hence why i was unfamiliar with the name. i wasn't trying to knock him btw, his column seems good, just that i never expect to find anything of quality on Yahoo!

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Sunday, 22 April 2012 04:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

still keep reading this as "goyte"

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Sunday, 22 April 2012 05:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

good song anyways, not a favorite

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Sunday, 22 April 2012 05:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

Must've read Grein back when I was photocopying the Hot 100 at the library, but the name doesn't ring a bell. Not like Joel Whitburn (to whom I wrote a fan letter), at least.

sockless in moccasins (jaymc), Sunday, 22 April 2012 09:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

Younger (not entirely young) co-worker playing Somebody on repeat this morning.

_Rudipherous_, Sunday, 22 April 2012 17:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

aww crap just developed InstaCrush because of that picture

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 23 April 2012 15:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

Just glad for him that he got to #1 before the Glee cover version could get these first.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 23 April 2012 15:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

There's something ironic about a song being so popular that they need to remix it to get it airplay on top 40 ...

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 23 April 2012 16:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

a lot of pop stations are fine playing the original version, some aren't. same thing happened with "Somebody Like You" last year, some stations were so flummoxed by the idea of playing a quiet piano ballad that they used a garish dance mix instead.

Poor Turrican (some dude), Monday, 23 April 2012 16:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah, but clearly the song is massively popular, so ... people like it? Presumably the original version?

They didn't remix Kanye's "808s" stuff, did they?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 23 April 2012 16:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

This "radio mix" is hilarious

I need new, hip khakis (DJP), Monday, 23 April 2012 16:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

"omg the percussion is too subtle, someone fire up Garageband STAT"

I need new, hip khakis (DJP), Monday, 23 April 2012 16:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

why would 808s & Heartbreak get remixed? these songs aren't 'rhythmic' enough for some pop stations, nobody's going to add a drum machine to a record that already has a drum machine to make it more radio-friendly

Poor Turrican (some dude), Monday, 23 April 2012 16:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

i mean i'm guessing the only stations choosing the Gotye or Adele remixes over the originals are the ones known as 'rhythmic top 40 stations'

Poor Turrican (some dude), Monday, 23 April 2012 16:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

I didn't think it was the lack of drum machine that made this a problem for top 40, but rather the lack of brisk tempo and a big beat. The Kanye stuff when it was on the radio was like this weird oasis of quiet and space floating interrupting all the usual stuff. They didn't artificially boost its tempo with a pre-fab backbeat.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 23 April 2012 16:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

that Spin page won't show any photos or text for me, and I updated Firefox three days ago. sort it out Whiney

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Monday, 23 April 2012 22:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

They didn't remix Kanye's "808s" stuff, did they?

― Josh in Chicago, Monday, April 23, 2012 9:16 AM Bookmark

why would 808s & Heartbreak get remixed? these songs aren't 'rhythmic' enough for some pop stations, nobody's going to add a drum machine to a record that already has a drum machine to make it more radio-friendly

― Poor Turrican (some dude), Monday, April 23, 2012 9:20 AM Bookmark

the rar/r&b station here played a remixed version of "Love Lockdown" with a backbeat

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 03:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

rap* although i guess these days .rar/r&b is a close enough approximation

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 03:08 (1 year ago) Permalink


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