Comments for http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chartblog/2009/09/mika_we_are_golden.shtml http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chartblog/2009/09/mika_we_are_golden.shtml en-gb 30 Tue 27 Jan 2015 17:01:32 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chartblog/2009/09/mika_we_are_golden.shtml spirit http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chartblog/2009/09/mika_we_are_golden.shtml?page=95#comment22 Well NNEKA and TEMPER TRAP are now deservedly top 20 hits , and Kiss of LIFE , mysteriously debuted at 30 !That did freak me out a little .Liam you deserve credit for enlightening on SWEET DISPOSITION .A fantastic song !!!Agreed ! Wed 16 Sep 2009 19:01:24 GMT+1 BloggingLiam http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chartblog/2009/09/mika_we_are_golden.shtml?page=91#comment21 Oh and I cant find your Pixie Lott number 1 prediction. Comment 32 on Alexander is -"Regarding my comment 516 .I now believe Temper Trap could be a top 20 hit if it gets airplay .And I have found out the identity of the second song I like.It's NNEKA with HEARTBEAT .A top 20 hit , it will be !!!!"But on Temper Trap... I think its the best song to be released in a long time. Wed 16 Sep 2009 17:25:21 GMT+1 spirit http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chartblog/2009/09/mika_we_are_golden.shtml?page=86#comment20 Can't believe the gorgeous Liam is doubting me !532 ON RYBAK .I said TEMPER TRAP and NNEKA would be top 20 hits. (Can someone please enlighten me on their positions ? )Months ago I said FRIENDLY FIRES would have their first TOP 30 hit with KISS OF LIFE .Can anyone tell me it's peak position ?Lets not mention JAY Z and THE SUGABABES !This SUNDAY , TAIO CRUZ or MADONNA for number one , and then on SUNDAY the 27th of september , it will probably be SHAKIRA !Hope that's ok ?Now if I could only sort out the rest of my life , and /or have the ability to predict winning lottery numbers , and create world peace before breakfast tomorrow , I'll be sorted !lol Wed 16 Sep 2009 00:54:20 GMT+1 BloggingLiam http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chartblog/2009/09/mika_we_are_golden.shtml?page=82#comment19 Whered he say that? Sun 13 Sep 2009 22:23:32 GMT+1 MozFoz http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chartblog/2009/09/mika_we_are_golden.shtml?page=78#comment18 I am in total agreement with you there, eyespyme. No. 4 in charts, never doubt the Spirit Warrior. He said Pixie Lott for number one and she is. Got skills. Sun 13 Sep 2009 20:05:35 GMT+1 eyespyme http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chartblog/2009/09/mika_we_are_golden.shtml?page=73#comment17 I think Mika is great and what he is doing is not wrong. Yes, he is dancing around in his underwear, but don't we all?That's the point he is trying to make, as he has said in many interviews I have heard. The point is when you're 16 years old and the world is giving you hell, you can turn to something - in Mika's case music - and give yourself the feeling of value. The director of the video asked Mika how would he dance, to which he replied "Either naked, or in my underwear." The concept is simple, and it actually quite genius. (I'd watch the making of the video on his blog, he'll explain it better than I can :P )Anyway, dancing around in his underwear is not sick at all. They will show any other woman - from Lady GaGa to the pussy cat dolls - dancing around in their bra and knickers, so why is it so wrong when a man does it as well? Stop making a fuss. LISTEN to what Mika is saying in interviews, THEN say it's sick. I've bought the single, LOVE it to bits, and have now pre-ordered the album. I have a feeling it's going to be one of the greatest albums I have ever heard. As was his first album... Sun 13 Sep 2009 16:40:31 GMT+1 BloggingLiam http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chartblog/2009/09/mika_we_are_golden.shtml?page=69#comment16 Im predicting itll be Jay Z. Mon 07 Sep 2009 18:46:19 GMT+1 spirit http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chartblog/2009/09/mika_we_are_golden.shtml?page=65#comment15 To summarise , in my opinion , battling for next weeks number 1 will beJAY ZPIXIE LOTTMIKAMINI VIVAOne of these tracks will be number 1 . But which one ? It's gonna be close ! Mon 07 Sep 2009 09:50:10 GMT+1 MozFoz http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chartblog/2009/09/mika_we_are_golden.shtml?page=60#comment14 It's a fun song, and I admire what he does because he doesn't particularly care what people think, but after a while the choir, the bombastic arrangement, the fluffyhappyrainbow image and dance-in-my-pants stuff grates a bit. If you take the OTT stuff away you have a great song that would stand better on its own. The song's like a graceful, floaty ballon that's been gilded in lead. Flufyhappyrainbow lead. One thing that amazes me is that my dad - a testosterone-fuelled, Bruce Springsteen-loving, Working Class Man's man - loves it. I'm glad he does. Whenever Love Today came on, his thoughts became increasingly more dark. In Chart matters, top 10. Would love to see Mini Viva at number one. Sun 06 Sep 2009 15:29:50 GMT+1 flatknees http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chartblog/2009/09/mika_we_are_golden.shtml?page=56#comment13 not sure if the first few posts are joking about the whole 'kids watching the video' thing.. if not then its only a guy in pants... for me the song is far to ripped off 'walking on broken glass' by annie lennox and 'heaven is a place on earth' by belinda carlisle... actually on listening to the latter again its ridiculous.. if ur gonna rip on a track at least reference it in some way.. Sun 06 Sep 2009 10:06:40 GMT+1 BloggingLiam http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chartblog/2009/09/mika_we_are_golden.shtml?page=52#comment12 Where are my arcade fire tickets?? Why wont they get themselves over here?? I hope they are at whatever festival I dedicate myself to next year. I seriously cannot get enough of that band. Sat 05 Sep 2009 22:23:48 GMT+1 spirit http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chartblog/2009/09/mika_we_are_golden.shtml?page=47#comment11 Hi Liam , see that's the fun with music .No one is right or wrong , it's purely personal taste , and we should all respect each other .I can see that this song will annoy a lot of people , just like I can see thousands of people loving it .It's camp , it's high energy melody , and it's like Meatloaf singing a high school musical number.In this fickle business we call pop music , to firmly stay on the radar and keep yourself in peoples faces you need a song that is laden with brazen hooks that screams " NOTICE ME ! "The SUGABABES have done it , and now MIKA has done it .In business terms , these songs are chart gold , and this will reflect in their chart positions . Whether they are great , depends on personal taste .Liam , if you look on the DAVID GUETTA post , where I list possible future number ones , I listed ...DIZZEE RASCALSUGABABES or JAY ZMIKA or MINI VIVAPIXIE LOTTSHAKIRAThis was a couple of weeks ago .They will all go top ten , and all have the ability to be number one .(Obviously only one can be number one at a time , so some will be number 2 or 3 etc , but that's how high I rate the above songs in terms of challenging in the chart. )It also does not make them all great songs , it just means that in one week more people wanted to buy that song than any other song in the world.Obviously that Mika track is great to many , and absolute garbage to others .Knowing Mika and his management team , they knew this months ago , and have worked hard in raising his profile . He is going to polarise opinion , and none of us are right or wrong .Now where is my ARCADE FIRE CD ? Sat 05 Sep 2009 20:40:23 GMT+1 BloggingLiam http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chartblog/2009/09/mika_we_are_golden.shtml?page=43#comment10 I totally disgree. I am young and not a musician or a song writer.I just find it incredibly annoying. I am a fan of the so called 'wonky-pop' genre. I think Grac Kelly was superb and Mika's last album was decent. However...Hooks are well well and good. I agree these are hooks.. they just dont give me any enjoyment or hook me. You see hook. I see annoying pronounciation of a perfectly easy word to say. I want to turn it off as a result. This isnt an enjoyable listen. Im not a grumpy person or anything, I just think hes trying a bit too hard to make a happy vibrant style of song. I get his ethos etc but I think a man can try too hard.And Spirit.. predicting a top 10 hit for Mika's comback single is hardly a great spot :p Sat 05 Sep 2009 17:50:39 GMT+1 spirit http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chartblog/2009/09/mika_we_are_golden.shtml?page=39#comment9 The really strong tracks that could be future singles are BLAME IT ON THE GIRLS and RAIN .Enjoy ! Sat 05 Sep 2009 16:08:25 GMT+1 spirit http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chartblog/2009/09/mika_we_are_golden.shtml?page=34#comment8 Rich , it's a very good album , slightly darker in places than his debut , but there are plenty of well crafted pop nuggets on there .It's a really strong set of melodic songs should do well at retail . Sat 05 Sep 2009 15:06:41 GMT+1 spirit http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chartblog/2009/09/mika_we_are_golden.shtml?page=30#comment7 Totally agree .Firstly , I am not an old git .Secondly , I am a songwriter .Thirdly back on Rybak , number 455 on the 12th of August , I said this would be a top ten hit.Let's get this right . This is a gloriously over the top comeback single that has 4 huge hooks in the song ! Pop songs have got to have hooks , and this song delivers .Well crafted.Mika knows his strengths and he plays to them perfectly . Sure there are lots of haters out there , but when you can put hooks and melody together like this , your thousands of fans will carry you through .It was interesting this song was used for Rod 's "comimg out " music in Big Brother last night . lolThis is a definite top ten hit , and after The Sugababes and Jay -Z decide who will be number 1 this Sunday , those two songs , MINI VIVA , and MIKA will decide who will be number 1 on the 13th of September 2009 .This song has many commercial possibilities .Mika's album THE BOY WHO KNEW TOO MUCH , is released 21/9/09 . Sat 05 Sep 2009 14:33:17 GMT+1 neorich1959 http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chartblog/2009/09/mika_we_are_golden.shtml?page=26#comment6 "Firstly, I am an old git. Secondly, I am a musician."Ditto.Let's just deal with the song here and forget our obsession with the people that sing them.This guy is, without doubt, a musical talent and he has a pretty impressive vocal range and a wide harmonic vocabulary.This song is clever musical content, a catchy chorus; it's exuberant and provides something missing from manya modern pop song, it's just fun for fun's sake and doesn't take itself too seriously.There needs to be room for this sort of material and just because it doesn't even go for the "cool" and "relevant" label doesn't mean that there's no musical value to it.Quite the contrary, as has been said, it's superbly crafted and if the "live" performance on Jonathan Ross last night is anything to go by, the guy can re-create that in a live setting too.All power to him and I'll be buying it and the album too.Rich.x Sat 05 Sep 2009 14:28:02 GMT+1 prettydaddy2002 http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chartblog/2009/09/mika_we_are_golden.shtml?page=21#comment5 Firstly, I am an old git. Secondly, I am a musician.Hey, guys, this is a song with multiple hooks and is well-crafted. Forget the video, please. Music is not about video. It's about music and this is a good piece of pop IMHO. The falsetto thing is a hook, the awful pronunciation of 'Golden' is a hook. There are many hooky things going on; that's what he does. This'll be played for years, whether we like it or not. Fri 04 Sep 2009 19:26:43 GMT+1 BloggingLiam http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chartblog/2009/09/mika_we_are_golden.shtml?page=17#comment4 Lady Gaga. Thu 03 Sep 2009 18:19:25 GMT+1 SteveChartBlog http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chartblog/2009/09/mika_we_are_golden.shtml?page=13#comment3 The Other Half and I spent about a week trying to figure out which song this was ripping off the melody of. Eventually he remembered: Jason Donovan's 'Too Many Broken Hearts'.I think this song is absolute tosh, by the way. Not as offensively bad as 'Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)', but then what is? Thu 03 Sep 2009 18:13:02 GMT+1 BloggingLiam http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chartblog/2009/09/mika_we_are_golden.shtml?page=8#comment2 Awful isnt it? And the way he says golden is soooooooo annoying. Shame to see such a voice/talent wasted. Thu 03 Sep 2009 15:52:43 GMT+1 Daniel http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chartblog/2009/09/mika_we_are_golden.shtml?page=4#comment1 I'm not able to comment on the song because, when I listened to it I was too mesmerised by the video.I think it's a bit sick if I'm honest. Why's he wearing his undercrackers and nothing else? Why is he jumping around in just his underpants? Is he insane? Is he aware children will watch this? What a sicko.I think he needs to reassess his life. Wed 02 Sep 2009 13:42:24 GMT+1 kingshleppy http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chartblog/2009/09/mika_we_are_golden.shtml?page=0#comment0 I absolutely hate this song...Mika has essentially created a lazy repetitive song accompanied by a video of him dancing around in his pants.Pants indeed. Wed 02 Sep 2009 12:28:13 GMT+1