Would much prefer a different sounding original track to make #1 this week (AKA "Thrift Shop"), but with the publicity this has already received and is still yet to receive, there is no chance that it will happen :(
EDIT: Fairly good, despite it being another generic pop track. 3.5* -> 4*. Last edited: 02.12.2012 06:55
**** No I can't really hate on this. For DNA Songs' standard, it's quite amazing. My main problem is a very nitpicky one (you have been warned!), but I think the chorus would be better if the melody was rearranged on the 2nd line of the chorus (the "I'm a heartbeat on the run" etc line). The impact should rise instead of drop at the end of the measure. Again, very nitpicky but that's all I think every time I hear it, and it always makes it fall flat for me unfortunately. Apart from that, it's well structured and the bridge leads well into the final chorus. 3.5
*** Das ist alles, was "X Factor" in Australien zu bieten hat? Eher dünnes Durchschnittsstimmchen, das einen eher dünnen Plastikpop-Titel runternudelt. Das alles ist zwar sehr eingängig, aber aus künstlerischer Sicht kaum substanziell.
**** I think this is gonna cop a lot of flack since it's the X Factor winner's single, which are never going to be that good, because who's going to give a fantastic song to someone if there's only a 1 in 3 chance of it ever being released? This isn't half-bad though, it's catchy and unlike 'Good Night' it's pleasant enough - and it's really not that generic compared to most of the shite that comes out today. Really, I think it's quite good.
***** Keeps its 5 star score for the nostalgia. It's a good pop song, not exceptional, that sounds like it was pinched from some Swedish pop producer. Which is a compliment given that it's a DNA production. It's catchy, her voice is good and it's a nice listen. Goes without saying that it's easily the best X Factor winner's single. Last edited: 07.06.2017 08:06
**** This is a very solid offering especially from the DNA stable of hit makers. Samantha Jade however still has to sell it to me because all I see her is as a rehash of Kylie Minogue. Time will tell if she can eclipse this offering or fade into the abyss of dismal pop stars. For the record this isn't a #1 deserving record but what is these days?