JUST LET ME KNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW
WHO'S NUMBER THREEEEEEEEEEEEE
You guys wanna know?
Come on, do you wanna know? You just have to say 'yes' if you want to know...
Don't you guys HAVE A FEELING that you just CAN'T LET GO about this one????
03. Strictly Physical
Highest Score: 11
x 2 ( @GhettoPrincess
x 10 ( @Sweet Music
, @Epic Chocolat
, @If You Go
Lowest Score: 6
x 1 ( @Utopia
" is a sexy, sultry, almost slutty, midtempo written by Christian Ballard, Tim Hawes, Pete Kirtley, Obie Mhondera, and Andrew Murray for Monrose's same-titled second studio album, Strictly Physical
. It was co-produced by production teams Jiant and Snowflakers and released as the album's second single on 14 September 2007. It has since reached the top ten in Germany as well as the top twenty in Austria and the top twenty-five a composite European Hot 100 Singles.
Like most songs on the girls's second studio album, 'Strictly Physical' was quite often compared to the most famous TImbaland productions at the time, sometimes even going as far as to saying it ripped off 'Say It Right' by Nelly Furtado. A few of you commented on that. Epic Chocolat
says : "I thought it was production by Timbaland, and that's what appealed to me. Elegant and serene."
If it's actually a turn on, and not a turn off, surely that's a great thing, right? Either way, TrainJumper
agrees : "I don’t care if it’s basically a Say It Right Part 2, this is one of their best songs and they all look hot in the video. They always performed the hell out of it live."
Preach, sis. plasticFANTASTIC
depicts the song as : "Sexy, slinky, full of attitude. The girls can deliver some outstanding vocals full of personality if it's necessary."
More importantly, he believes that "Production techniques aside, I never thought it had that much in common with 'Say It Right' anyway, songwriting wise they are worlds apart."
Now that we got the Timbaland comparisons out of the way, there's one thing left that describes the song through and through. Sex. Yup, just sex. That song is pure sex in its musical form. Hell, that's pretty much what eyeline
tells us : "This song is sex!"
Yes, it is. Damn right, it is. GhettoPrincess
describes this as "rather beautiful and sexy at the same time. Love the production and the vocal distribution is great too. Definitely a great discovery for me!"
You know what else is sexy and beautiful? Obviously the girls who probably never looked as good as in this video, they were absolutely drop dead gorgeous, but also... THE GUYS. Yessss, Monrose objectify them, reverse the roles, slay! Txetxu
doesn't miss a chance to get an eyeful : "I gave this beauty several spins back in the day, being the corker it is. Those sweaty beats, the Timbaland esque drums. The multiple hooker looks in the video....all lovely."
'Lovely', huh? Kii.
Some of you also took some time to describe the vocals, or the delivery of the vocals more precisely. Totto
gets snarky with Senna, but when doesn't he? "Senna already with that basic voice again, but it’s so catchy. Also when she tries those high notes haha."
I think she actually sounds pretty decent in this, strong voice. She struggled live, of course, but in studio, these vocals are pretty great. Now, that was Totto who shares a very particular bond with good sis Senna. On the other hand, Sprockrooster
just thought the vocals were a bit bizarre at times : "The vocal delivery is a bit weird-ish at some points, but nothing to skip it for. "
I_CANNOT_USE_REAL_WORDS_PROPERLY_, would you still say that not that it managed to get top 3 and beat most of your faves? Kii.
compliments the song, going as far as saying it's amongst their very best, although he does admit he might not actually be single-material despite awarding this a big 9 score : "I love this. It probably had no place being a single but it's really one of their best." Hmmm
, so what's the truth, SloMoomoo? Joigning the ranks of Sprocky is iheartpoptarts
who really isn't that fond of the song and is probably pissed that it managed to get this far, but then, it's not like she ever thought it was bad whatsoever : "I was never overly fond of the vaguely dark-ish minimal kind of club jams that were so typical of this era, but this one does the job well."
Why must you hate all good things, sis?
Finally, the best for the end. Indeed, DJHazey
gives this his precious 11 and goes all-out with this commentary : "There's hardly words for how much this blew my mind upon the first play! Every single "LET ME KNOW!" seemingly shot across the dance floor by a mysterious voice in the dark corner, dancing alone and wondering when you're going to get the courage to come over and make things physical. The setting is this dark underground club with smoke rising from the floor to reveal this scenario and the possible connection that lies ahead. Loud beats, sexy moves, sweat dripping, 2am, how is this night going to end? This is the vibe I get from this song and I can never get enough. It really shoots to be some of the The Saturdays' best late night anthems and it doesn't fall short at all."