Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Medina > Robyn > Annie

One of the 2009's best pop songs has just been released in Australia and no one seems to have noticed. Medina's "You And I" is currently riding a tidal wave of internet hype and clubplay but the song is yet to properly cross over. I'd like to think it's only a matter of time but Scandipop doesn't have a great track record in this country - just ask Robyn! Speaking of that Swedish troll, "You And I" is the first Scandinavian pop tune to give me goosebumps since "Be Mine" way back in 2005. Everything about this icy dance anthem reeks of quality. The production (courtesy of The Providers) is clinically precise, the lyrics perfectly capture the rollercoaster ride of a bitter break up and the chorus is catchy to the point of being ridiculous. Interestingly, "You And I" was first released in Denmark last year under the title "Kun For Mig" and went on to spend 6 weeks at #1. The original Danish version is amazing and I hope it's included as a B-side if EMI Australia decide to release a physical single. It might also be wise to stop pushing the Deadmau5 remix (regardless of its brilliance) and go with the far more commercial UK radio edit that's used in the unfortunate video clip (below). I say unfortunate because poor Medina suffers from a bad case of Lady GaGa face and dressing her up like a Russian prostitute doesn't really help her cause! That said, the song is absolutely irresistible and deserves to be huge. I can't wait to hear more from the pride of Denmark.

4 comments:

tommie said...

I like it too and it's a shame it's flopping in the UK. I hope that troll Robyn can deliver something equally brilliant.

undisco_me said...

Your title for this post juggles 3 non-entities, but I never discriminate against having a good song. Where's Medina's though?

She looks like Karren Parry so there is a glimmer of hope and stench of festered tampons...

Paul said...

people do adore this don't they and once again i am left on the edge of the cool kids circle :P Still it will probably grow on me, i find myself sort of finally liking Be Mine by Robyn four years later!!

Alphabeat fair spaffed their wad over if on their twitter page!

Adem With An E said...

LOVE this song. The lyrics... :(