Friday, April 09, 2010

How To Polish A Turd With Beyoncé

"Videophone" was the only real misstep of the entire Sasha Fierce era. I hated "Diva" to begin with but the brilliant Karmatronic remix went on to become my favourite floorfiller of 2009. Releasing "Broken Hearted Girl" was another dubious decision but the gorgeous video somehow made it bearable. Unfortunately, the album's 8th single was a total stinker. Bad song, worse remixes and a video that is only redeemed by Beyoncé's endless sex appeal and all round superiority to Lady Gaga. I guess you could argue that it really didn't matter by then but "Sasha Fierce" is still riding high in the Australian top 20 seventy two weeks after release - so who knows what a radio hit could have done for the album. It's frustrating because "Radio", "Smash Into You" and "Disappear" all had massive chart potential. Happily, I've finally found something to love about "Videophone" - the completely amazing WAWA remix (below). I'm a huge fan of the Polish house maestros but I think something got lost in translation because the boys have turned B's sleazy urban jam into the gayest dance anthem of 2010. Setting lyrics like "dem hustlers keep on talkin', they like the way I'm walkin'" to cheesy house beats should have been a complete disaster but it works. In an unintentionally hilarious kind of way! I just need someone to re-edit the video to this version and I can close the book on "Sasha Fierce" a satisfied fanboy. Oh and you might be wondering why new remixes are still being commissioned. The song is currently storming up the US dance chart (#5 with a bullet). If "Videophone" reaches #1, it will be the 6th song from the album to do so. That's got to be some kind of record. Right?

10 comments:

undisco_me said...

Great remix - shame about having Beyonce on it though.

The Prophet said...

Um Beyonce created the turd, the remixers were the ones that polished it, not the other way around.

Anonymous said...

love this!

- Matthew

John said...

"Videophone" is only great because it allowed "Telephone" to exist. Having said that, the remix makes the song bearable.

Daniel said...

beyonce fucking sucks. period. i'm a h8r!!!

Brett said...

Wawa never fail to get it just right and kudos to beyonce for always having good mixes!

Mike said...

You're all h8trs!

Me said...

I find Videophone to be one of the few bearable tracks by the otherwise boring epeleptic banshee, though it is nowhere near as good as Bonnie & Clyde 03 and certainly nowhere near the brilliance of Ring The Alarm and Sweet Dreams.

The Prophet said...

Beyonce is a cunt of a pig!

Mike said...

That's the last time I take you for chocolate mousse!