It is with some regret that I post this next one...
Can't stop this heart from givin' in...
One spark and it's starting up the feelin'!
Highest Score: 10
x 14 (Daniel!, Pim-Em-Elle, Utopia, runrocketboy, Red Coat, Lindsay Lohan, Entropy, Jam, MollieSwift21, Remorque, Totto, Conan, TheAlmightyAloud, Markus1981)
Lowest Score: 4
x 4 (munro, Sweet Music, Jacques, imaduck)
The b-side to “Ego”, this was also the title track for the b-sides collection that came with the Finest Selection
box set. It was co-written by the girls along with Hannah Robinson, who also wrote “I Can’t Wait” and “Why Me, Why Now”, and Popjustice faves “Some Girls”
, and “Chewing Gum”
. I gave this a 10, so I’m not exactly pleased that it’s out, but it did way better than I anticipated! The chorus is absolutely killer, and I think if the production was beefed up a bit I could have seen this as a single, and I love those little “flashback… flashback… flashback” chants behind the final chorus.
is in agreement: “their b-sides are literally almost all single worthy. This one especially. Absolutely incredible,” as is Deborux
: “this actually could have made a great single and video. The chorus is such a high,” and Mikey1701
: “Not as relentless as Golden Rules, but this one of the Saturdays best b-sides. In fact, it would have made a great single. When will your faves?” Indeed! WhenTheSunGoesDown
takes it even further: “A B-Side that's better than most pop acts' lead singles. Such a great chorus, and I always enjoy these kinds of melancholy dance vibes. Like "I'm sad but I'm also dancing!”,” and Red Coat
simply calls it “amazing”.
thinks it should have at least been on the album: “Really should have made it onto Wordshaker,” as does Entropy
: “YES. One of my favourite B-Sides. Takes me back to Christmas time 2009. I love the lyrics to this, and the chorus pops and just comes at you. This could have easily made the album, it’s better than some of the album tracks, why did it have to be relegated to the realm of B-sides?”. GhettoPrincess
also agrees: “Love this b-side, Vanessa sounds great but Una shines on the middle 8. Should've been on the album,” and Pim-Em-Elle
too likes Una’s middle eight: “one of my favourite songs and b-sides. 'Can't stop this heart from giving in...' totally. It helps that I really related to the lyrics back then. And it's probably one of those b-sides that could use more exposure. The middle eight is my favourite part. Una slays me!”.
isn’t that big on the song, but does pick out Una’s part: “I always think I enjoy this song more than I actually do. Nice for a b-side, I guess. Una's solo is the obvious highlight here,” and Vixen
calls it “overrated, but nice enough,” while munro
just says it’s “nothing spectacular”. Boo!
says: “Generally, the better B-side from the Wordshaker era. The verses are rather solid, but it's all about that chorus. Its melody insists terribly on staying inside my mind. Rochelle's delivery on her line could put me to sleep, though. One of her worst vocals. But she partly makes up for it in the middle-8”. Totto
would probably take up issue there, but at least you mentioned that ad-lib as he does: “Just newly found love for this. Never knew Rochelle had a big ad-lib after Una’s middle-8!”. Philllll
also has a newfound enjoyment of the song: “It finally clicked, the constant build-up is great”.
calls it “really good,” and phily693
has something of a revelation: “This sounds nothing like I remember? I’ve been under the impression that this was a ballad? I’ve been duped! This is pretty damn good”. Yes!