Just me kicking out songs in the middle of the night again...
#39. Whigfield - Think of You - 7.100
10 x 3 (@iheartpoptarts
) 9.5 x 1 (@ohnoitisnathan
) 9.4 x 1 (@berserkboi
2.5 x 1 (@CasuallyCrazed
) 3 x 2 (@geomixes
#7 (UK), #4 (Denmark), #9 (Iceland), #9 (Ireland), #4 (Italy), #7 (Netherlands), #4 (Scotland), #3 (Spain), #4 (Zimbabwe)
Davide Rida and Larry Pignagnoli (J.K., Ann Lee)
This is a non-'Saturday Night' Whigfield post. We all know everybody's fave 90s weekend anthem. But who's behind it and how did she get there?
Well, let's hear the lowdown from the legend herself!
Says Whigfield, "I studied fashion design in Copenhagen, then decided to go to Milan and show the Italians how it’s done. That didn’t work out. I ended up scraping by, doing modelling by day and PR for clubs at night. One of the club DJs, Davide Riva, was part of a music production duo. He persuaded me to sing for them."
Here are some Whigfield facts I stole mainly from the iconic Eurokdj.com
• Her stage name is a tribute to her piano teacher, Mrs. Whigfield.
• In her early live performances she used to cover 'What Is Love'. (And 'All That She Wants', but that's not in our rate.)
• She's good friends with some ex-Cappella members. Unfortunately there are a lot of those so I can't guess which ones.
• Apparently Whigfield and Ann Lee were once rumoured to be the same person. Or something. (EDIT: Oh! They mean vocally! That makes so much more sense than what I wrote.)
And now for the music! 'Think of You' is tied for her highest-charting non-'Saturday Night' UK hit. It's here because I heart it more than the other one.
'Another Day' is the other one.
'Big Time' is the obligatory Euro summer bop, love 'em or hate 'em...
And 'Gimme Gimme' is @DJHazey
's fave single. I think. At least it's the song that finally got him to check out her discography after I bombarded him with Whigfield on plug.dj!
Thinking Happy Thoughts:
(For once, I'm not dividing you guys into the good and the bad, because everyone who commented at least threw it a 6. Yay!)
The worst we got was unexcited with this one...
(7) - Its striking how unimpactful some of these not-the-big-single songs were for me. This is cute though.
(6) - The vocals are fine, but the instrumentation just is missing...something.
(6) - Defnitely alright. A bit shouty at times, which doesn't exactly line up with the beat, which is a bit more calm.
(7) - I’ve never heard this before. It’s not bad, there’s some lovely production on it actually.
And the best we got was outright stanning...
(10) - Whiggy’s album is possibly the only one that is included in this rate, I bought it, wasn’t disappointed, and loved almost all the songs. Apart from everything else, Whigfield can actually sing.
(9.4) - Another classic
(8) - Had totally forgotten about this song!
@One Stop Candy Shop
(9) - This beats Saturday Night for me. The euphoria is real.
Of course, 'Saturday Night' was bound to come up...
(7) - Not sure why I would have expected this song to sound any different than it does. Bonus points for bringing back the little whipcracking noise from Saturday Night (or maybe Saturday Night came first, whatever!)...
And finally, one particular lyric garnered some attention..
(6) - Ok, hold up - did she really just say “I need you inside me tonight”?! Automatic extra point for that! Otherwise, another above-average catchy track.
Yes. Yes she did.
(9.5) - Neat. The "I need you inside me tonight" lyric is a bit dodgy though.
For you, there's an edit that says "beside me" out there somewhere!
(9) - I think I prefer this to Saturday Night. The whole be inside you thing still makes me blush, never expect it.
(9) - A ‘one-hit’ wonder whose follow up singles were - as with 2 Unlimited - arguably as good as their big hit. I quite like listening to it now wondering how my parents thought it was okay for me to be listening to it back when I was 10.
Oh, and this is the Poptartjustice anthem.
I hope you like pink and lollipops!