Thursday, March 04, 2010

Cascada's Two Big Hits

Isn't it funny how a really big hit can sometimes backfire and sabotage an album? "Evacuate The Dancefloor" was absolutely huge for Cascada. So big, in fact, that it completely overshadowed all the singles that followed and basically killed the whole project. Take the UK. Natalie's line by line re-make of "Just Dance" spent 4 weeks at #1, while "Dangerous" stalled at a shameful #67. In the digital age pop stars need a string of hits to keep their albums afloat - see Lady GaGa and Beyoncé - or fans will just download the song and move on. Which is exactly what happened to Germany's favourite big boned Fräulein. It's interesting then that Australia appears to have bucked the trend and embraced Cascada's latest flop. "Fever" didn't even chart in the UK but it debuted at #48 over here a couple of weeks ago (before falling off) but looks set to climb again given its current top 40 position on iTunes and across the board radio adds. I swear, we're the new Japan. Any old shit can chart in this country! And that's exactly what "Fever" is. Shit. The only redeeming thing about it is the tragic video, which finds a corset clad Natalie crawling over a boardroom table. However, it's not all doom and gloom for pop's premiere Hi-NRG hooker.

Cascada recently unveiled a brand new track. "Pyromania" was originally rumoured to be a Timbaland production but I think that's about as likely as Janet donating her sex toys to charity. Not that it matters because this is the German dance outfit's finest moment. A lot of people have accused the band of further pillaging Lady GaGa's back catalogue but I don't hear it. The song is squarely aimed at the American market (much like "Evacuate The Dancefloor") but this time around they have refrained from reverse engineering their favourite track from "The Fame". To me, "Pyromania" is a classy attempt at capturing the RedOne sound while staying true to their Eurotrash roots. GaGa could never come up with lyrics as inspired as "pyro pyro-mania ma ma ma mania". They already have next year's Ivor Novello award in the bag! I'm not sure if this is from a completely new album or simply the latest single from a scheduled re-release of "Evacute The Dancefloor" (my guess) but I think team Cascada has another winner on its hands. Make sure you check out the typically ridiculous video (below). Natalie proves once again why her child bearing hips are worshipped the world over!

16 comments:

undisco_me said...

Ugh, ALex Party's skin-tight Wrap Me Up has the same intro and much better song to go with it. The only thing I enjoy about this act is when you call her 'big boned' as a compliment! 'LOL'

tommie said...

Cascada is so tragic I actually kind of like it.

John said...

What tommie said...except that "Pyromania" is SO tragic that it negates the original liking vibe. "Evacuate" was like the Energizer bunny here, but I wish someone had let the studio on fire when "Pyro" was being produced.

Me said...

The Goddess strikes again! Buxom beauty Natalie looks stunning in both videos and the new track is bound to spawn several cheap imitations.

Fever was a victim of exceptionally poor promo by AATW, even more so than Dangerous. And in those places where it was a hit, such as Germany, ETD (which sounds nothing like that pretentious tranny CaCa) was still riding high in the charts and being hammered on the radio / tv (ETD was about 15 places higher than Fever the week it peaked in Germany IIRC).

The Prophet said...

STOP POSTING THIS SHITTY GROUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YOU BASH ME FOR POSTING QUEEN TEA-TEA BUT THIS IS WORSE!

Honestly it's the biggest rip off of Lady GaGa's "Bad Romance" just like Evacutate the Dancefloor was a GaGa rip off to, but I think it's supposed to be. They're not even bothering to hide it. Their music is garbage they're just trying to be successful.

Did you know that blonde broad, the lead singer, doesn't even really like this NRG trash? She loves Alicia Keys and stuff lol and she wants to do a solo album in that vein. She just does this because it's a paying gig.

Mike said...

"Pyromania" doesn't sound anything like "Bad Romance"! GaGa's song is dark, gothic and epic. Cascada's tune is just a cheap and cheerful Hi-NRG floorfiller with a really bad male backing vocalist. I actually don't get the comparisons at all.

As for Natalie releasing an R'n'B album - LOL. I'm sure it would be just as amazing as Liza's disco album or La Toya's country opus!

The Prophet said...

Bad Romance is just Poker Face 2.0.

It's the same structure.

And Pyromania is the same song just cheaper and crapper!

Lady GaGa, RedOne and Cuntcada all need to get a lesson in making new music and not recycling the same old shit. Cuntcada can get away with it because they're trash, but RedOne and GaGa need to step their game up and create a stunning urban smash like Tea-Tea's "Sponsor" featuring Soulja Boy which stormed into the R&B charts at #56.

Mike said...

Bitch, please. Tea Tea is the cheapest trick in the game. She should run to Cascada and beg them to write her a hit before she ends up like Khia!

D'luv said...

Cascada = Eurofail.

Can't wait to (illegally) download it!!!

Paul said...

I love the trashy nonsense that is Pyromania. I love it when the act gets all indignant over the "you copied Lady G'Gah!" allegations, like anyone cares. I love that this is actually from a greatest hits though i can't name more than 5 of their songs. Brillopants.

Natty said...

I heart the CGI flame effects and the hats. Where does one get one of those hats?

Me said...

Thanks to Natalies big lungs, Cascada are successful without trying!

And who is this Tea Tea bint that noone has ever heard of? Must be some talentless trollop like Ratshit STDvens who has to suck for singles - and if the best she can get is solja boy then she must be bad...

Mike said...

Is it from a GH? I'd love a Cascada best of - as long as they include their stunning cover of Kate DeAraugo's "Faded"!

Tea Tea is the worst. She's only had one (moderate) hit and sounds like the poor man's Ashanti.

tommie said...

Oh Dear Lord. A Cascada Greatest Hits?

Evacuate the Dancefloor, Everytime We Touch and that song that the racist from Big Brother sang before her?

I hope they include the horrid Sk8ter Boi cover though!

Adem With An E said...

"but I think that's about as likely as Janet donating her sex toys to charity."

Amazing. Janet's so moist!!

Sean said...

Oh please how can you not see that this song is an even more blatant rip off of a Lady GaGa song than Evacuate The Dancefloor.

Lady GaGa:
"Puh-puh-puh-poker face-puh-puh-poker face-muh-muh-muh"

Cascada:
"Pyro-pyro-mania-puh-puh-pyromania-muh-muh-muh"

Wow, they sound nothing alike.