Guetta Load of This

I’m not normally one to recommend music, since it’s highly subjective. But a couple weeks ago I was driving home and heard a great song.

First, a disclaimer: I’m going to link to a few music videos. Where possible, I’m using the official music videos. Many feature scantily-clad woman and/or lots of profanity, so if you’re sitting at work or have lots of small children crowded around your computer, it might not be a good idea to click these links. I don’t find much of a reason to watch music videos, but Youtube is a great place to listen to music. Just leave it up in a tab while you work.

Thanks to Shazam, I was able to identify the song as Sexy Chick by David Guetta. I’d never heard of him, but it turns out that he’s apparently a chart-topping French DJ, doing House and Electro. I’m not really sure why his music hasn’t caught on here: Sexy Chick was played once on some late-night radio program that mixes in some rarely-played songs in lieu of the normal Top 40 routine, and it was one of the few songs I’ve ever fallen in love with immediately. Europeans seem to eat up everything he does, while no one will play any of his music here. Sexy Chick even features Akon, whose songs do get featured on every Top 40 station out here. Some of his songs are a little too repetitive for my liking, but I’m positive I’ve heard his 2005 hit, The World Is Mine, before. It’s a great song, too.

The only other time I can recall blogging about music was The Black Eyed Peas, who made history by simultaneously occupying the #1 and #2 spot on the Billboard Top 100, not for a day or week, but for 26 consecutive weeks. The two songs were I Gotta Feeling and Boom Boom Pow. (The latter, by the way, is practically a different song when you play a high-quality—e.g., not Youtube—version through a set of decent speakers.)

It turns out that the Black Eyed Peas asked Guetta to produce I Gotta Feeling. And as for Boom Boom Pow? He didn’t produce that, but he did produce Boom Boom Wow and Boom Boom Guetta, two of the more popular remixes of the song.

Incidentally, Boom Boom Pow has an unreasonably high number of remixes for a recent song. There’s one with 50 Cent, and another Kid Cudi. There’s another that’s supposed to be to the beat of Pitbull’s Calle Ocho, though I’m not sure they succeeded in that. There’s even Sham Wow Now, a parody.

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