Gotye - C or D

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aww crap just developed InstaCrush because of that picture

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 23 April 2012 15:18 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

This "radio mix" is hilarious

I need new, hip khakis (DJP), Monday, 23 April 2012 16:17 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol

goole, Thursday, 17 May 2012 17:40 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

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

calstars, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 01:17 (1 year 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 (8 months ago) Permalink


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