Icona Pop - Emergency

5/27/2015 Tunes For Loons 0 Comments

YAAAAASSSS QUEEEEEEN. You don't even know how long I've been waiting to deploy that phrase. Well the time is right yall. I started blogging this song 12 seconds into the first play. (That's not an exaggeration. I haven't even heard the whole thing yet.) "Emergency" has so many genres mashed into it I don't know where to begin. IT'S FRANKENSTEIN. First, we have the country hoedown piano. Or maybe it's more polka? Regardless, it's weirder than Timber. Then there's the french horn loop. Bringing some Mr. Saxobeat vibes for sure. Next, I am CONVINCED Will.I.Am is on here. At the beginning of the chorus, some guy yell-sings "Here We Go" over and over, and I am willing to bet all the food in my fridge it's the worst member of the Black Eyed Peas.** Lastly, Icona Pop seems to have adopted the vocals stylings of the Pussycat Dolls, both sonically and lyrically. Exhibit A: "You wanna get higher / Shake that ass / ...I put a little twist in my hips / kiss on my lips"
 Like I said, there's a lotttt going on. But how else would you guarantee a summer hit?! Throw a million tiny pieces of other hits together and BAM, you are riding the top40. How else do you think DJ Earworm has a career?

***Damn right he is --- appl.d.ap & taboo are the bomb and Fergie is married to Josh Duhamel so she escapes my wrath by default.