Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Basshunter 'Now You're Gone'

Chart Peak: 1 (5 weeks)


Sometimes co-credited to DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheadz, for it was he who sped up an instrumental version of Basshunter's Northern European hit 'Boten Anna and gave it an English lyric. Unlike the rather quirky Swedish original (and indeed the German version, which I can sort of understand) which both describe a online chat bot who turns out to be a real person, this version is in more typical boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl territory.

This is a record which seems determined to set two sides of my nature against each other: the curmudgeon who wants to lay into an easy target and the contrarian who wants to talk up a record that people seemingly love to hate. Well, in the end that annoying little "Ready for take-off!" sample (in English in all three versions) seems to clinch it for the curmudgeon, but I'd have to make an effort to hate this.

Also appearing on: Now 70, 71
Available on: Now You're Gone - The Album

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