Sampling 90s Europop

August 3, 2010 at 6:38 pm (music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Flo Rida isn’t the only one sampling 90s Europop anymore. Know that song Sugar it used  Blue da ba dee which kinda sounds like its saying something about dying, but not. JR Rotem used ATC’s song All Around the world (La, La, La) on Iyaz and Auburn’s track called La, La, La and it sounds good. I’m rather glad dance is in so I get to hear that on the radio. 

I’m partial to my 90s and my Europop.  Not necessarily together, but I do like them together. What do you think of La, La, La? Just a kooky title or a good song?


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Out of Control Sampling

June 2, 2009 at 7:46 pm (music) (, , , , , , , , , , )

There’s out of the control sampling on the radio these days sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t.  There’s goodbye by Kristina Debarge that samples Na na na na hey hey hey goodbye.  I actually like this song.  The sample enhanced the meaning of the song and in general improved it.


Then there’s Sugar by Flo Rida that samples I’m blue (da ba dee) that kind of reminded me of Echo and the Bunnymen’s Lips like Sugar.  I thought the song was strange and uninventive.  I think that if your going to sample someone’s music use it effectively and don’t copy the song or combine other musicians songs with it, because that is uninventive.  Not to mention that Flo Rida has already used you spin me round in his song Right Round.  Can he think of a song completely on his own?


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80s Flashback

April 4, 2009 at 11:23 pm (music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

The 80s really seem to be back and not just in fashion, but musically and mentally as well.  I’ll talk about the fashion in another post, but there has been a lot of reworking of 80s songs recently.

Katy Perry did a cover of Outfield’s Your Love, but retitled it Use your Love.  I see this as her showing us some (good) music that she enjoys.  Also I think she wants to show that her guitar is not a prop.  Near the end of Katy’s song you can hear Rob Base and Dj EZ Rock’s It takes two.

Flo rida used Dead or Alive’s You spin me round (like a record) for the song Right Round. You spin me round actually makes for a good rap song.  I was pleasantly surprised, although at first I didn’t like it.  It took me a little while to get used to, because although it obviously used You spin me round its totally different.

What do you think about the sampling, covers, or otherwise use of 80s songs now?  And What’s with using some lyrics for the chorus for the name of the song?


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