Flo Rida – Whistle

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.

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One Response to Flo Rida – Whistle

  1. musicosity1 says:

    I had been kind of wondering where hip hop had gone. Remember when we used to see it all the time at #1? Those were the days, eh? Where are the new B.o.B., T.I., and the rest of the acronym gang?

    This one has a catchy chorus but a forgettable verse, like many songs we’ve seen here. The jokey lyric provides a pretext for the whistle, an unusual sonic texture. The video is mainly about Flo Rida’s muscles. Hey, if you’ve got it.

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