Gotye - C or D

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Well, that top 40 version is pretty lame.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 22 April 2012 01:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

It sounds good between Katy Perry and "Starships," i.e. ear relief but no more.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 22 April 2012 01:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

my top 40 station plays a remix too but it's even more dull than that one

teledyldonix, Sunday, 22 April 2012 03:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

For most of the eighties and nineties he wrote "Chart Beat" for Billboard though -- chart nonsense for non-sports nerds.

well that would have been precisely the time before i had regular access to Billboard, hence why i was unfamiliar with the name. i wasn't trying to knock him btw, his column seems good, just that i never expect to find anything of quality on Yahoo!

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Sunday, 22 April 2012 04:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

still keep reading this as "goyte"

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Sunday, 22 April 2012 05:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

good song anyways, not a favorite

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Sunday, 22 April 2012 05:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Must've read Grein back when I was photocopying the Hot 100 at the library, but the name doesn't ring a bell. Not like Joel Whitburn (to whom I wrote a fan letter), at least.

sockless in moccasins (jaymc), Sunday, 22 April 2012 09:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Younger (not entirely young) co-worker playing Somebody on repeat this morning.

_Rudipherous_, Sunday, 22 April 2012 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

aww crap just developed InstaCrush because of that picture

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 23 April 2012 15:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just glad for him that he got to #1 before the Glee cover version could get these first.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 23 April 2012 15:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

There's something ironic about a song being so popular that they need to remix it to get it airplay on top 40 ...

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 23 April 2012 16:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

a lot of pop stations are fine playing the original version, some aren't. same thing happened with "Somebody Like You" last year, some stations were so flummoxed by the idea of playing a quiet piano ballad that they used a garish dance mix instead.

Poor Turrican (some dude), Monday, 23 April 2012 16:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, but clearly the song is massively popular, so ... people like it? Presumably the original version?

They didn't remix Kanye's "808s" stuff, did they?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 23 April 2012 16:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

This "radio mix" is hilarious

I need new, hip khakis (DJP), Monday, 23 April 2012 16:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

"omg the percussion is too subtle, someone fire up Garageband STAT"

I need new, hip khakis (DJP), Monday, 23 April 2012 16:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

why would 808s & Heartbreak get remixed? these songs aren't 'rhythmic' enough for some pop stations, nobody's going to add a drum machine to a record that already has a drum machine to make it more radio-friendly

Poor Turrican (some dude), Monday, 23 April 2012 16:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

i mean i'm guessing the only stations choosing the Gotye or Adele remixes over the originals are the ones known as 'rhythmic top 40 stations'

Poor Turrican (some dude), Monday, 23 April 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't think it was the lack of drum machine that made this a problem for top 40, but rather the lack of brisk tempo and a big beat. The Kanye stuff when it was on the radio was like this weird oasis of quiet and space floating interrupting all the usual stuff. They didn't artificially boost its tempo with a pre-fab backbeat.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 23 April 2012 16:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

that Spin page won't show any photos or text for me, and I updated Firefox three days ago. sort it out Whiney

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Monday, 23 April 2012 22:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

They didn't remix Kanye's "808s" stuff, did they?

― Josh in Chicago, Monday, April 23, 2012 9:16 AM Bookmark

why would 808s & Heartbreak get remixed? these songs aren't 'rhythmic' enough for some pop stations, nobody's going to add a drum machine to a record that already has a drum machine to make it more radio-friendly

― Poor Turrican (some dude), Monday, April 23, 2012 9:20 AM Bookmark

the rar/r&b station here played a remixed version of "Love Lockdown" with a backbeat

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 03:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

rap* although i guess these days .rar/r&b is a close enough approximation

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 03:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't think it was the lack of drum machine that made this a problem for top 40, but rather the lack of brisk tempo and a big beat. The Kanye stuff when it was on the radio was like this weird oasis of quiet and space floating interrupting all the usual stuff. They didn't artificially boost its tempo with a pre-fab backbeat.

― Josh in Chicago, Monday, April 23, 2012 12:22 PM (2 days ago) Bookmark

"Heartless" sounded like a ton of other stuff already on the radio at the time, wasn't very quiet at all, and that was the only song off that record that was really big on radio. didn't know about the "Love Lockdown" remix Rev is talking about, though.

heard the Gotye remix on a pop station for the first time today, god that's terrible.

some dude, Thursday, 26 April 2012 01:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

actually ashamed I didn't think of this myself. Missed opportunities!

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Thursday, 17 May 2012 14:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

goole, Thursday, 17 May 2012 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

the first time i heard the song in passing i thought that was what that line was about

that's why god made kokomo (some dude), Thursday, 17 May 2012 17:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hearing him on SNL again reminded me: I ctrl+f-ed it and apparently I'm the only one here who thinks he sounds like Ozzy, especially in the chorus?

Quiet Desperation, LLC (Deric W. Haircare), Sunday, 27 May 2012 04:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh, Google is my friend. Apparently I'm not the only one on the whole of the internet to think this.

Quiet Desperation, LLC (Deric W. Haircare), Sunday, 27 May 2012 04:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha, never would've occurred to me on my own but i can hear it

--niccimanewhore (some dude), Sunday, 27 May 2012 04:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think it might be specifically the doubling or reverb used on his voice on "Someone" that's probably similarly to the way Ozzy's voice was mixed circa Blizzard of Ozz

--niccimanewhore (some dude), Sunday, 27 May 2012 04:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh it's been bugging me for ages who he reminded me of. Ozzy is totally it.

owenf, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 00:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Shit. You guys are right. And now I'm pissed off, because I can't UNhear it.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 00:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ha,

yeah. Will mention it to our Alice, with reference to "Changes", it's quite clear.

Mark G, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 00:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha ha, that Ozzy thing is great. Now the song is enjoyable!

calstars, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 01:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

I'm almost senselessly drunk and "Somebody" seems really profound right now. Pretty sure I just bought it on iTunes.

EveningStar (Sund4r), Saturday, 17 August 2013 07:08 (11 months ago) Permalink


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