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Basshunter - 'All I Ever Wanted'

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Fraser McAlpine | 11:49 UK time, Monday, 30 June 2008

BasshunterAww, look what he went and did next! After 'Now You're Gone' proved that you CAN have a massive dance hit in the UK outside of the summer months, and then went on to keep proving the same damn point, week after weeek after weeeeek after weeeeeeeek, the B'hunter is back, and this time he's continuing the little soap opera he started with his last video. Remember the couple who were in a huff but then got back together due to the healing power of dance music? Well, it's them again, only this time, they're on HOLIDAY!

It starts as the last one ended, with a kiss. Then you realise that man, woman, man's friends, woman's friends and their collection of massive waterpistols have all gone on holiday together to the Island of Sexy.

In between poolside frolics, a bit of getting changed, and occasional asides into the camera by Billy B'hunt, there's another dramatic club scene. Everyone's having a lovely time dancing to...well I'm sure you can guess what they're dancing to, and who is DJ-ing, come to that...but the point is that the girl and her man become separated at one point, and then OMG! She spots him chatting to another girl in a friendly fashion.

Up until this point, the music - if you can imagine 'Now You're Gone' covered by the Vengaboys in a mood, you're about there - has perfectly captured the happysexyfun of these perfectly-matched beautiful people on holiday. Now it perfectly matches a dramatic change of tone in the video, which does sort of prove that there's more depth to this stuff than critics would have you believe.

Anyway, back to our furious lady friend. Humiliated, she storms out of the club, only to get a text (these videos are very big on using the latest technology, partly because hey, that's what you crazy kids are doing all the time, and partly because it's easy to move the plot along if you can read dialogue off text messages. Much like they used to do in the old black and white films, only with worse spelling) from her man saying the girl he's talking to is the sister of someone he knows.

But she's fed up, and goes to sit on the beach. He goes to find her, and that's THE END.

Basshunter would like you to believe that it is the healing and redemptive power of dance music which has always helped these two to weather their problems, but now it looks more like he's saying if they hadn't gone clubbing in the first place, there wouldn't have been a problem.

Surely a much better way to get that message across would be if the holiday gang had gone to see the Pigeon Detectives in concert, and have the fallling-out bit happen there. Cos then it would be like saying only Basshunter has the cure for a broken heart.

As it is, the message is that you're best off staying at home with the one you love, and maybe putting down your phones and talking directly TO each other once in a while,

Three starsDownload: Out now
CD Released:
July 7th

(Fraser McAlpine)


  • Comment number 1.

    Is it just me or does this have the same melody as Pretty Rave Girl?

  • Comment number 2.

    Hmmm, well, I suppose Aylar has to do *something* with her time...

  • Comment number 3.

    igorah, yeah it is the same tune as Pretty Rave Girl, which is also a class song! love them both!

  • Comment number 4.

    this melody is from Daddy Dj by Daddy Dj....

  • Comment number 5.

    Basically a long time ago in a galaxy not so far from this one a guy under the pseudonym 'Daddy DJ' released a track called Daddy DJ... A couple of years later Bass hunter released a song called DotA which sounded suspiciously like Daddy DJ... however all the lyrics were in Swedish so no one really cared.

    However a young gentleman names DJ S3rl managed to get hold of the DotA instrumental and continued to remix it and write his own lyrics naming it 'Pretty Rave Girl'.

    Pretty rave girl was then uploaded to a DJ named I Am X-Ray's Myspace account for his personal use. This sparked contrevorsey as many people belived that it was I Am X-ray who created the track.

    Finally in 2008 Basshunter bring DotA back to life with 'All I ever wanted'



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