Day 73 means Now! #73, which was released on 20th July 2009.
Time for some summer hits! With bonus electropop, because 2009.
Track 1: Lady Gaga – Poker Face
Great electropop tune, very danceable. It’s become a bit of a classic.
Track 2: Cascada – Evacuate The Dancefloor
Good atmosphere on this one, with some great electro hooks.
Track 3: David Guetta and Kelly Rowland – When Love Takes Over
Great beat, but I find the tune on the chorus pretty irritating.
Track 4: Calvin Harris – I’m Not Alone
Dull tune, and the acoustic-y intro is jarring with the main electro dance bit.
Track 5: La Roux – In For The Kill
Wonderful, atmospheric electro track. I’ve always really liked this one.
Track 6: Tinchy Stryder and N-Dubz – Number 1
Fittingly, this did get to number one in the charts at the time. Good beat, good tune.
Track 7: AR Rahman and The Pussycat Dolls – Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)
Love that Eastern tinge – great chant-along track.
Track 8: Chipmunk and Emeli Sandé – Diamond Rings
Good rhythm on this one – I like the jazz-tinged backing track.
Track 9: Lily Allen – Not Fair
Awesome tune, love the lyrics.
Track 10: Pixie Lott – Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)
Great, classic big band sound – really like this tune.
Track 11: Pink – Please Don’t Leave Me
Love the guitar riff, but the vocals are a bit cheesy for my liking.
Track 12: The Veronicas – Untouched
Lovely instrumentals, great ’80s tinge. Good track, only spoilt by the irritating vocals.
Track 13: Katy Perry – Waking Up In Vegas
Good rock edge, great lyrics. Quite like this one.
Track 14: Girls Aloud – Untouchable
Lovely atmospheric ’80s-tinged guitar intro, pretty tune on the vocals. Very nice.
Track 15: Agnes – Release Me
I find the tune on this pretty irritating, and the instrumentals very generic. Not keen.
Track 16: Freemasons and Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer)
Great atmospheric track – yet more ’80s-tinged electropop! I’d forgotten how much I liked 2009 for music.
Track 17: Alesha Dixon – Let’s Get Excited
Good beat, good solid bit of pop. Happily nodding along.
Track 18: The Saturdays – Work
Love the electro instrumentals – another awesome pop track.
Track 19: Take That – Up All Night
It’s a little too acoustic-y for my liking, but I do appreciate the ’60s tinge.
Track 20: Britney Spears – If U Seek Amy
Let’s gloss over the juvenile title. The instrumentals are great and the atmosphere is nice and epic.
Track 21: Jordin Sparks – Battlefield
Irritating vocals, but I suppose the tune is quite nice.
Track 22: Shontelle and Akon – Stuck With Each Other
Uninspired tune, boring vocals. Not a fan of this track.
Track 23: Beyoncé – Halo
Gorgeous tune, great atmosphere. This is the kind of ballad I can get behind.
Track 24: Daniel Merriweather – Red
This one, meanwhile, is a boring, slow ballad. Not for me.
Track 25: Keri Hilson, Kanye West and Ne-Yo – Knock You Down
There’s some nice electro lines here, but I find the vocals pretty dull.
Track 26: Ciara and Justin Timberlake – Love Sex Magic
Love that ’70s-style funk. Great beat, very danceable.
Track 27: The Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow
Another great chant-along track – happily chair-dancing here again!
Track 28: Soulja Boy and Sammie – Kiss Me Thru The Phone
Some very irritating and jarring electro hooks and vocals going on here, but the atmosphere’s quite good.
Track 29: Akon, Kardinal Offishall and Colby O’Donis – Beautiful
Repeated artist alert! We’ve already had Akon on track 22.
Very generic dance tune, boring vocals that sound like everything else released at the time.
Track 30: Flo Rida and Wynter Gordon – Sugar
Obviously I love the daft sampling of Eiffel 65’s Blue (Da Ba Dee). The rest of the track is pretty messy and uninspired though!
Track 31: Ironik, Chipmunk and Elton John – Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer)
Repeated artist alert! We’ve already had Chipmunk on track 8.
The track’s based around a sample of the 1972 original, hence the Elton John credit. It sounds fairly terrible with all that rapping over the top.
Track 32: Pitbull – I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)
Bonus points for the sample from The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind), and I do like the Latin tinge, even if the rap is a bit generic.
Track 33: Dizzee Rascal and Armand Van Helden – Bonkers
Great dance tune, brilliant vocal hook – big fan of this one.
Track 34: The Prodigy – Warrior’s Dance
Gorgeous, atmospheric tune on the intro – then it launches into a highly danceable bass-driven track. Great stuff.
Track 35: 3OH!3 – Don’t Trust Me
Another very danceable track, and a good tune.
Track 36: Kasabian – Fire
Iconic guitar riff, builds wonderfully. Love this tune.
Track 37: Florence & The Machine – Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
Lovely atmosphere, gorgeous vocals. Very nice track.
Track 38: Noisettes – Never Forget You
Great mid-century retro feel, with a nice reggae beat mixed in there as well.
Track 39: Little Boots – New In Town
Not keen on the stop-start intro, and the tune’s not very interesting.
Track 40: James Morrison – Please Don’t Stop The Rain
I quite like the piano and the atmosphere, but the vocals are too saccharine for me.
Track 41: Paolo Nutini – Candy
It’s the kind of instrumentals that would normally be too acoustic-y for me, but I quite like them. The vocals, on the other hand, are just annoying.
Track 42: Empire Of The Sun – We Are The People
More acoustic guitar, but again I quite like it – it’s very atmospheric. Lovely tune.
Track 43: Deadmau5 and Kaskade – I Remember
Fairly uninspired dance tune, but it’s another track that’s got quite a nice atmosphere.
Track 44: Chicane – Poppiholla
Instrumental cover of the Sigur Rós classic Hoppípolla. It’s a lovely tune, and this reworking is very nice.