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Example - 'Won't Go Quietly'

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Fraser McAlpine | 10:55 UK time, Sunday, 17 January 2010


Please don't look at this photograph, especially if you are of a delicate constitution and easily shocked. Someone in this picture - naming no names - has clearly had a bit too much fizzy pop for lunch and is now showing off, trying to look dead hard and stuff, possibly in front of a figure of authority, just to impress his mates.

Frankly, if he is attempting to set any kind of 'example', it's a bad one, and we here at the BBC are firmly against this kind of insubordinate naughtiness.

Hear that, sonny? Put the tongue away and be off with you!

(Here's the video. If I said "Calvin Harris's reflection in a spoon", that would be unkind, wouldn't it?)

There's probably lots to say about the where a song like this comes from. I could probably work up a fairly convincing analogy about this being a car, right, in which I could say something about the chassis and engine being taken from a vintage Stardust, from the 'Music Sounds Better With You' range. Then we could think about the side panels and bumpers, and how they have been half-inched off any number of similar models doing the rounds at the moment, right down to the colour of the paint.

And the wheels would all be pointing in the direction of your local nightclub. That's pretty much all you can do with the car analogy.

The fact is, none of this matters. 'Won't Go Quietly' is a very nowadays sort of a song, aimed at the same brainial pleasure receptors as almost everything Calvin Harris has released, with some smashing lyrics about not really wanting to get close to a lady, because she's probably going to turn out to be bad news, but going ahead and snuggling up anyway.

It's not art, and it's not amazing but it'll do for now. Some songs are just here to help you pass the time in as enjoyable way as possible, until teacher gets back from the staff room.

Four starsDownload: Out now
CD Released: January 18th
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(Fraser McAlpine)



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