Yeah, I'm talking about THAT SONG. That stupid, atonal song by Jeremih - "Don't Tell 'Em" - that just sounds whiny and out of tune. First line of his song is "Rhythm is a dancer", but there's no energy behind it. There's no.... passion.
And there's certainly no soul companion. There's no soul at all. I can't feel it, no.
Compare that to the power of the 1992 single by German dance group Snap! It's passionate, it's powerful. Thea Austin on the lead female vocal has a huge voice, and doesn't let the power of the words or the synthpop overcome her. It's a song that is still remembered more than 20 years later, and not just because Jeremih lifted a couple of lines from it.
To be fair, Snap! did get a songwriting credit on "Don't Tell 'Em"..... And, as you will see next week, it's not always a bad thing to lift pieces of other people's songs.