It's Gonna Be a Hot Rate : Monrose Discography Rate (Winner revealed!)

Two amazing eliminations. The Senna doing the makeup info is hilarious.

I'm guessing that the single is "Like a Lady".
This was the top 10 at the time.

01 08 03 Shaggy - Feel The Rush
02 01 03 Thomas Godoj - Love Is You
03 06 03 Revolverheld - Helden 2008
04 NE 01 Kid Rock - All Summer Long
05 04 10 Ich + Ich - So Soll Es Bleiben
06 02 06 Mark Medlock - Summer Love
07 03 12 Duffy - Mercy
08 09 05 Oliver Pocher - Bringt Ihn Heim
09 NE 01 Rihanna - Take A Bow
10 NE 01 Monrose - Strike The Match

Wow. That list is... unfortunate. Thank god they had Monrose in the midst of all that Shaggy and Kid Rock!
So we lose another single...

Oh I bet you're dying to know, aren't you?



24 Strike the Match

Score: 7,543.

Highest Score: 10 x 2 ( @Sweet Music , @TrainJumper )
Lowest Score: 5 x 2 ( @Epic Chocolat , @Conan )

"Strike the Match" is a dance-pop song – co-written and produced by OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder and Deborah "SoShy" Epstein, involving additional co-production by Snowflakers and Jiant – and released as the lead single of off the group's third studio album.
"Strike the Match" was selected out of several tracks in Tedder's repertoire, it was the first song confirmed to be appearing on the album. Released as its leading single, the song reached the top ten of the German Singles Chart.

Obviously the biggest appeal of the song is that it’s a Ryan-penned track, and so, many of you commented about that. SloMover asks the appropriate question in this case: "How did they afford a Ryan Tedder song????" But, seriously? I thought for the longest of time that they just received a demo he sold and Jiant and Snowflakers were the one that produce the song for the girls by using the demo as a template…But seems like Ryan truly made the song for the girls. In an interview, he was talking about how was he was working with these three german singer (Monrose) and how they had strong voices. So there’s that, I guess.

tylerc904 reminisces about the past as he comments : "This was my introduction to Monrose, when it leaked. Holds a special place in my heart for that reason, plus it is just a fun tune. Would not have guessed it was a Ryan Tedder track though!" Well, believe it or not, you’re not the only one who experienced their first ever Monrose-lead-single with that song. eyeline is in a really similar situation as you. "I discovered Monrose sometime after Stricly Physical had come out so this was the first lead single of theirs I eagerly waited for! It didn't quite live up to my very high expectations but I did come to love it!" I feel the same way about it, don’t worry eyeline! I think once you’ve brought down your expectations (and realize they will never top ‘Hot Summer’), you can definitely enjoy it so much more. I think Txetxu would agree : "At first I did not like it and thought it was a Hot Summer retread, but my god, how wrong was I. This is funky to the nine!"

Sadly, people thought this was truly not one of Tedder’s finest. Sprockrooster claims it’s "Far from Monrose' best work and far from Ryan Tedder best work." Similarly, plasticFANTASTIC speaks up about it: "Okay, proof that you shouldn't place your bets on a big name just because he's a big name. Ryan Tedder was more famous for ballads back in 2008 anyway, so thinking he could write them a Hot Summer 2.0 was misguided to begin with. that said, it is well-produced and good for what it is, but could've been so much better. Could've been worse as well though, could've been Already Gone 2.0" Let’s balance things out with TrainJumper who comments : "Lazy Tedder for using the same lyric here and on Jlo’s Do It Well" Come on! It’s only the « do-si-do » line, isn’t it? Either way, TrainJumper pursues : "It's in my Top5, I just never got bored of this. "

DJHazey : "Feels like the sister-song to Strictly Physical, but this one feels a little more light-hearted about it. Strictly Physical described the desires that having been building towards the end of the night, while this feels more like the first one that caught your eye at 11pm. It's bouncy and certainly has enough catchiness to bop along to for ages. The "Strike the Match" part itself doesn't sell me nearly as much as "I know you want it, I know you need it" does. " The sister song to ‘Strictly Physical’, really? Strictly Physical is a masterpiece, come on. They are both good songs to strut too, though. Epic Chocolat will agree too it seems : "A song good to strut and « shake it like a Polaroid picture ». "

iheartpoptarts blames the production a bit, but admit that it’s "a bop, though some of the Halloween-ish sounds cheapen the production a bit. " Now, production, production, production…but what about the video? I mean, it’s not their best, but it was fune, and they all looked genuinely hot. I think that’s what Totto is talking about when he says "Mandy serving so much Nadine teas. "

Queens of holding their guys on a leash.

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Can't say I'm sad to see it go at this stage. It got a 6 from me.
"Love is the only thing you haven't been in" I_CANNOT_USE_REAL_WORDS_PROPERLY_! Yasss queens.

23. Mono

Score: 7,587.

Highest Score: 10 x 4 ( @Sweet Music , @DJHazey , @eyeline , @Zdarlight )
Lowest Score: 5 x 4 ( @Rob , @Utopia , @Macanudo , @GhettoPrincess )

'Mono' is the last track from their fourth studio album 'Ladylike' and also a big electro-pop uptempo. The analogies in the song are quite clever, I love them. It also means now that there's only four songs left from 'Ladylike'.

Lots of contradiction/different opinions on this one. I mean, the fact that it managed both four 10s and four 5s is already telling it. Sprockrooster seems to think it’s just disappointing coming right after the amazing ‘Catwalk V-O-G-U-E’. : "I am exhausted from the previous track and this is the followup? A bit of a cake sinking in the moment you take it out of the oven." Now, that’s harsh. I think I actually prefer it to ‘Catwalk’, although I’ll admit it’s less iconic. Either way, iheartpoptarts loves both and seems to think that, it’s the opposite, ‘Mono’ keep the momentum going and bring the album up : " My flop iPod somehow doesn’t have this song and I have no explanation as to why. Too bad. It’s one of the more fun ones for sure!"

The other pretty divisive opinion? Who’s Mono’s sister? plasticFANTASTIC believes it’s Dangerous, apparently : "It's dangerous' frantic little sister on steroids. Would have been a great single. A couple of years back pop albums were loaded with all these leftfield influences, I really miss that. Most big pop albums these days don't take risks anymore nd rather settle for bland and average instead of having a few ott choices here and there." Somehow, DJHazey seems to believe this is ‘Don’t Touc the Fader’s sister, not ‘Dangerous’s : " Are you fucking kidding me right now? This is like Don't Touch The Fader's sister song and I'm so in love! Rhyming "share ya" and "If I care a"? Just stop it, you're out of control now and you're going to embarrass the lessers who would have no fucking clue how to work with that! The last two songs on the main album save this from being "meh" overall."

Totto gets the last word as he keeps it short and sweet : " So basic, it’s fab. "

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Hooray! Mono has gone.

Now can these tracks kindly exit and I'll be super happy:

Leading Me On
Hit 'N' Run
I originally gave Strike The Match an 8, but I think I like it even more than that now. It's very basic, but I love its attitude.
No.1,3 and 8 were soccer songs so still correct.

Can't believe Strike The Match is out that early. It's a bit hookless and repetitive yes, but Bahar and Senna bring so much life to it, love it. It always seemed that the girls like their RnB songs way more than their Electro-Pop songs.
Okay, so apart from I'm Doing Fine and FUCKING Everybody Makes Mistakes (y'all are so wrong for that one!), this rate has been going SPLENDIDLY.