#52 (Tie) Put The Top Down Average: 6.91 Highest: 10 x 2 (@Hudweiser, @VivaForever) Lowest: 4 x 1 (@Empty Shoebox) Co-writer Jackie Kavan posted on her website: “Put The Top Down is a fun, feel good song! When I first heard this song, written by Fredrik ‘Figge’ Boström, the first picture that came to mind was driving carefree down Highway One in California – in a convertible…! Voila… I played the song for Andreas… before I had finished lyrics and he fell in love with its magical feeling just as much as I had. After the production was finished, he presented it to the girls… and they also loved it! Andreas told me they all had it in their ipods for a year waking around singing along.” The Ystads Allehanda newspaper wrote (provided in English thanks to me and Google Translate, but mostly GT) that “Put The Top Down,” “with the right exposure, has a good chance to become this year’s summer-hit.” Swing and a miss, Ystads Allehanda!!! @TrueBeliever (4.5): Yawn! Fairly mediocre offering. @iheartpoptarts (8): What is this even doing here but the melodies win me over every time. @Empty Shoebox (4): I’ve never liked these summery songs. This one isn’t dreadful, but I’m still not enthused. @Hudweiser (10): Cruisin’ down Highway 1. @Eric (9): I was really curious what ‘put your top down referred to’ - had never come across this phrase. A lovely driving tune. @mrdonut (8): Can confirm it does sound great when driving. @berserkboi (8.1): Nice but blah against the competition. @VivaForever (10): We love a breezy midtempo. Shame this was cut to make room for Last Christmas instead of fucking Funkytown. and....... #52 (Tie) Baby Come Back Average: 6.91 Highest: 9 x 3 (@Ana Raquel, @DJHazey, @mrdonut) Lowest: 0 x 1 (@VivaForever) The only relevant thing that I found about “Baby Come Back” is that the song was co-written by Vince Degiorgio, a Canadian dance producer who also worked as A&R for RCA in the mid-90s. He was part of the team that brought a flop band named *NSYNC to the United States. Guess that worked out OK in the end. He co-wrote “Lovin’ You” for Kristine W: *bops in Las Vegas* As well as “Can’t Stop The Pop” for A*Teens: *bops in Swedish* And “You’re A Superstar” for Love Inc: *bops in Maple Leaf* More recently, Vince has been working with the lovely Dutch singer Caro Emerald, but unfortunately I’m out of video embeds. You should definitely track her stuff down though. @Hudweiser (6): This sounds like it was intended to be their version of ‘Don’t You Want Me’ before they just decided to cover that as well. @ssa (8): Not my favourite chorus but the bridge is glorious. @mrdonut (6.5): Never a fave, the kind of track RuPaul aspires to these days. @berserkboi (8.3): Was expecting a Worlds Apart cover ddd... @TrueBeliever (7): Love how this song starts off. The percussion is bit hollow. Why are the girls depending on that vocoder so much in this one? I know they have better voices than this. @Empty Shoebox (5): Pleasantly surprised to find that this wasn’t a cover. Not surprised and not pleasant to find that vocal manipulation is here again. I take it there was a multi buy offer or something?