Britney Spears and The Smurfs

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The worst of this week’s singles: Britney, Selena Gomez, Avicii and more!

Published on July 17th, 2013 | Jonny Abrams

This week’s singles have some right horrors in their midst, including arguably Britney Spears’s lowest ebb yet: a song for the new Smurfs film – and a video featuring her own children – in which she sings the following:

You know can nobody get down like us
We don’t stop ’till we get enough
C’mon, turn it up ’till the speakers pop
Break it down, show me what you’ve got

Ooh my my baby don’t be shy
I see that spark flashing in your eye
My heart beats fast ’cause I want it all
So baby come with me and be my ooh la la

We’ll, er, build ‘up’ to that by laying these out in ascending order of horrendousness…

Avicii – “Wake Me Up”

“Wake me up when it’s all over”; indeed.

Sounds like Mumford & Sons trying to do a novelty cover of “Cotton Eye Joe” and draining it of all its fun.

Eighteen million YouTube views! Gotta laugh.

Rocksucker says: One and a Half Quails out of Five!

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Breach – “Jack”

Beamed in from another dimension where Disclosure are hipster douchebags who call themselves Breach.

“Jack”? Shit.

Rocksucker says: One and a Half Quails out of Five!

a quailhalf a quail

Jamie Cullum – “Edge of Something”

Not our seats, that’s for damn sure.

Look, if you can’t be bothered to note the title of the song then don’t come crying to us when you don’t get the punchline.

Rocksucker says: One and a Half Quails out of Five!

a quailhalf a quail

A*M*E – “Heartless”

Wonderfully apt title, and one that got us wondering which other words with the suffix ‘-less’ might equally apply:

Soulless? Charmless? Talentless? Frankly, ‘less’ would suffice as a one-word review insomuch as it’s the exact opposite of what you’d generally shout to encourage an encore.

Gotta love the line “You’ve got my heart running faster than Usain, boy”, though, conjuring as it does an image of A*M*E’s heart leaping out of her chest and running the 100m in nine seconds flat.

That, undoubtedly, would be worth a quail or two on its own.

Rocksucker says: One Quail out of Five!

a quail

Havana feat. Tyga – “Just Like Magic”

Two artists at the very bottom of their respective games, here.

Sorry, ‘artists’ should have been in inverted commas.

Rocksucker says: One Quail out of Five!

a quail

Selena Gomez – “Come & Get It”

How much was spent on that video? And how unapologetically rubbish is the song?

No way the quail’s surviving this one. It’s just so many kinds of bad all at once, not least Ms Gomez’s unconvincing attempts at ‘seductive’ facial expressions.

Yep, just as we thought…

Rocksucker says: Have a Dead Quail!

a dead quail

Poor blighter.

Britney Spears – “Oh La La”

Britney…her children…suggestive lyrics…Smurfs??

What the hell is going on? Did no one think this through at all?

“Baby One More Time” now feels like so long ago that Britney could almost be considered a contemporary of The Smurfs. The original Smurfs, that is, not these ‘attitudinal’ CGI imposters.

Go on, watch the video and see for yourself just how much is wrong with the world.

Rocksucker says: Quail Massacre!

a quail massacre

OH, THE QUAILMANITY!

Tune in tomorrow for the rest of this week’s singles!

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About the Author

Editor of Rocksucker and the website's founder, Jonny is passionate about the music he listens to, both good and bad, as well as interviewing his favourite musicians.


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  • Dorothy and Amanda Mary May’s

    This website has got to be the worst review site ever, if you don’t like pop you shouldn’t be allowed to rate it. Some of them are right, but not many. The reviews are utter pish. If that’s what you review as the worst I’d hate to see what you’d rate as the best. Breach – jack is shit, Britney’s ooh la la is not up to much, but avicii’s one’s quite good, nothing up with it, and selena Gomez’s one is ok. The other ones I haven’t heard or haven’t heard of. Even my tiny reviews there were better than yours. The reviewer of this site is what is known as, A DICK.

    • http://footballburp.com/ TomJ

      That’s what I said!

      Leave the pop to the poppers bozo!

      And Hurts in last week’s worst singles round-up – ridiculous.

    • Jonny Abrams

      Hi Dorothy and Amanda Mary May’s, thanks for taking the time to comment. As it happens I love pop music – The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, ELO, a great pop song is a beautiful thing. I respectfully disagree that Selena Gomez’s song is okay – sounds like the very worst kind of ‘music by committee’ to me, lowest common denominator and all that.

      You seem to write well, though, and despite my aggressive writing style I’m all for diversity of opinion. Would you be up for doing a regular pop roundup for our site?

      Yours,

      The Author/A DICK