First Hit #1: August 25, 2012
2012 has been an uncommonly good year for hits, arguably the best in years. Sure, it’s a year about big choruses for the most part, but there’s unconventional instrumentation, unique delivery, some really well done songs overall. A rising tide lifts all boats, and so even Flo Rida’s song about oral sex is actually kind of special. It’s just a whistle line, nothing really difficult, and honestly a trick deployed by others but it’s catchy, it’s fun, it kind of justifies the really dumb lyrics in a way. Ignore what Flo Rida is saying, you get a neat little light-hearted summer driving song. Pay attention and it’s a groaner – it’s a joke that isn’t quite funny – but hey, it’s at least connected to something that’s almost special.