**** I had some hostility to this at first but as much as I resist admitting it, this is kinda great. I love how what was originally just another Melbourne Bounce instrumental had vocals added on top of it and surprisingly become one of the biggest hits of 2014, while also reaching memetic status. It still blows my mind how big this song was, it's something so unpredictable it genuinely fascinates me.
I actually prefer this version now. Savage is far from the best rapper but he's actually enjoyable in a guilty pleasure way. The instrumental is solid though could be better, but is essentially the backbone of the song for me. Lyrically and vocally it may be absolutely mindless but it's in a fun way that makes this so enjoyable to listen to. It still bugs me that it needed another version created to achieve all this success, but with such a legendary and hilarious chart run I can let it slide. Perhaps the most surprising chart event for me in 2014 was Savage getting not one, but two top 3 hits. My favourite of the three top 5 crossover Melbourne Bounce hits of 2014 (those being this, "Swing" and "Ah Yeah So What"). Last edited: 28.03.2015 13:08
*** Joel Fletcher has a lot to answer for; Savage should have stayed in 2006 where he belonged. Admittedly he's not so bad here, but I could most certainly do without another one of these things charting.
Late last year after high rotation on radio I had started to like Joel Fletcher's remix of "Swing" due to the infectious production, catchiness, [s]ratchetness,[/s] etc. Obviously over time I grew out of it but it still remains good, I guess.
Here there's not a lot going on. I don't like the instrumental which is a big deal here. Firstly, what "Swing" had going was a solid rap with good production over it. This has added vocals over an instrumental and if that's not good, then it all falls apart. "Gecko (Overdrive)" is an example of an already solid instrumental, and with added vocals that fit it perfectly, which overall just creates a great production.
I guess I'll keep with a 3* because I don't necessarily like it and I don't hate it much either. I really do hope this doesn't become "Swing" though and I'm certain it will. It currently has three versions in the top 50, so that will boost it's chart run every week. Damn it Ministry of Sound!
Edit: This is really terrible. Go away forever please :( Last edited: 13.01.2015 03:10
*** I've managed to avoid this up to now and hello it's #1 in New Zealand? What the hell!! Not a fan. Timmy Trumpet looks like a Jersey Shore character and Savage is awful as always and offers nothing fresh or enjoyable.
EDIT: Ok so it's kinda catchy and it's a good running song. Last edited: 05.01.2015 22:07
**** ▒ Vocale cover uit de nazomer van 2014 van de grappige, swingende zaterdagavonddansplaat uit ½ maart 2014 van de Australische house muzikant, producer en DJ uit Sydney: "Tim Smith", alias: "Timmy Trumpet" !!! Met ondersteuning van de Nieuw-Zeelandse rapper: "Savage" !!! Ook deze versie: 4 sterren ☺!!!
***** In tegenstelling tot bovenstaande reviewers, die toch liever de soloversie horen, prefereer ik toch de vocale versie, vooral omdat de vocalen van rapper Savage het nummer toch wat meer dynamiek geven. Ik snap best dat sommigen Savage juist irritant vinden, maar ik vind hem juist een toevoeging. Lekker nummer.