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What the Kids Are Listening to: Flo Rida’s “Right Round”

“You spin my head right round right round when you go down when you go down down.” Flo Rida, “Right Round”

Sigh.

Yeah, well, this is the #1 song in the country right now. I guess subtlety and any semblance of wit or originality have gone right out the window. This is an epidemic in popular music today (“Right Round” is only the latest example), and one reason I shy away from even listening to snippets of the Billboard Hot 100 singles.

How did Mr. Flo Rida comes across the Dead or Alive ‘80’s hit “You Spin Me ‘Round”, which quite obviously forms the backbone of this song? “[I]t was actually my A&R from Atlantic that brought the beat to my attention.” [source]

Now that’s inspiration.

I hope Pete Burns and Dead or Alive are seeing some fat royalty checks for this mess.

I’m old and grumpy, and this… is what the kids are listening to.

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