Check out the original post here: https://carlosnightman.wordpress.com/2015/10/22/the-uk-top-40/
Will we ever get a good song? I’m a big Bond fan and I haven’t heard this new Bond song yet – can’t be much worse than Skyfall surely….
8: On My Mind – Elle Goulding (Aware of you, but never heard any of your stuff)
Noises. More noises. The Police. Catchy enough verse, catchy enough verse, but stupidly repetitive and needlessly long. Vocals and melody are a little monotone. There’s the mandatory silent moment. Ooh, a bridge, is that the first one in the Top 40? Well, it didn’t last or add anything. Throw the chorus in there for another minute. Pretty poor stuff again. It appears to be about sex.
7: Writing’s On The Wall – Sam Smith (Aware of you, but never heard any of your stuff)
Big jazzy, Bond-like opening. Lonesome piano. I don’t like his voice. Suitably melancholy. Good chorus. Vocals much better when he hits the higher notes. Considerably better than Skyfall. I do actually like it. It’s pretty entertaining reading the youtube comments – every song on this Top 40 has had 90% love comments, but this one has 90% hate – naturally it turns out it’s the only song so far I’d happily listen to again.
Let me know in the comments what you think of these ones!
*Note – I wrote this post in the middle of October before Spectre had been released