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Old 29-04-2013, 15:54
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I'm surprised there is no thread on this yet - but I'm still flabbergasted that The Wanted are still planning to release this track.

After all they have said about doing a mature cooler style of music, they sell out by going for a one direction sound and doing it badly. By that I'm referencing mainly the theme and lyrics of the song. This of course is done as an outright ploy to cash in on the popularity of Rihanna.

Isnt this embarrassing? Am I the only one that see this?

How will they perform this live and retain any credibility whilst singing 'She Cant's Sing, She Cant dance, but who cares she walks like Rihanna' ?
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Old 29-04-2013, 16:00
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i heard the song on the radio this morning and i have to agree, the lyrics are cheesy.
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Old 29-04-2013, 16:01
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Sounds awful tbh
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Old 29-04-2013, 16:14
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No-one can walk like Rihanna >>>>

But yeah, the song is a bit embarrassing for them. I was expecting something a little bit more mature as they seem quite old for this wannabe teen/disney sound. They should have continued in the direction of Chasing The Sun, not this Dr. Luke teen-pop imitation.
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Old 29-04-2013, 16:20
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I'm surprised there is no thread on this yet - but I'm still flabbergasted that The Wanted are still planning to release this track.

After all they have said about doing a mature cooler style of music, they sell out by going for a one direction sound and doing it badly. By that I'm referencing mainly the theme and lyrics of the song. This of course is done as an outright ploy to cash in on the popularity of Rihanna.

Isnt this embarrassing? Am I the only one that see this?

How will they perform this live and retain any credibility whilst singing 'She Cant's Sing, She Cant dance, but who cares she walks like Rihanna' ?
I actually like the snippet of what I have heard BUT I agree with you on the one direction sound and so ironic considering what they said about them a while back. kiddie music
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Old 29-04-2013, 16:23
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I never knew Rihanna had a 'walk' to her

I feel like they are trying too hard for attention now.

As much as 1D are not everyone's favorites they HAVE raised the bar a bit high for international boybands right now with the success they have gained.

Unfortunately TW can only wish for that type of successful.
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Old 29-04-2013, 18:18
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Heard this on the radio before. How embarrassing. A five year old could produce better lyrics...
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Old 29-04-2013, 18:21
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Oh well I like it
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Old 29-04-2013, 18:24
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I tend to find with The Wanted their better songs IMO are always album tracks that never get released. I could sit and listen to Lie To Me and Last To Know constantly, but most other songs of theirs are just either trying to chase the Ibiza crowd or general pop...which One Direction do so much better. They should be trying to sound more adult than this
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Old 29-04-2013, 18:32
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Yeah I do think it sounds like One Direction sound.
The songs okay but maybe a different single the song would be better for the album.

I wish The Wanted would just be themselves they've made better songs. This isn't a mature sound if thats what they were aiming for more teen pop.
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Old 29-04-2013, 19:11
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Is it a dig at Katy Perry??

I know they don't right their own material but the song is obviously written as a dig at someone and she is the only one who fits imho.
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Old 29-04-2013, 19:17
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Is it a dig at Katy Perry??

I know they don't right their own material but the song is obviously written as a dig at someone and she is the only one who fits imho.
They do write their own material
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Old 29-04-2013, 19:48
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They do write their own material
That's not what the writing credits on their songs say!
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Old 29-04-2013, 19:58
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I must be getting old. Last night Radio 1 posted an image called "Fan Wars" on their facebook page. The top half of the image had one direction and the bottom half had the wanted. Is this what music is coming to?
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Old 29-04-2013, 20:02
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I must be getting old. Last night Radio 1 posted an image called "Fan Wars" on their facebook page. The top half of the image had one direction and the bottom half had the wanted. Is this what music is coming to?
oh i know, its pathetic and i really don't like that term. i know the radio station is looking for a lower age group in terms of its listeners, but that just sounds like playground language.
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Old 30-04-2013, 17:11
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I must be getting old. Last night Radio 1 posted an image called "Fan Wars" on their facebook page. The top half of the image had one direction and the bottom half had the wanted. Is this what music is coming to?
You love the boyband fandom don't you?

The production is ok, but the lyrics ruin the song. Their last 2 singles have been awful.
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Old 30-04-2013, 17:30
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I must be getting old. Last night Radio 1 posted an image called "Fan Wars" on their facebook page. The top half of the image had one direction and the bottom half had the wanted. Is this what music is coming to?
That's nothing new, to either music or humanity.
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Old 30-04-2013, 17:32
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Oh my god...what is this crap?
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Old 30-04-2013, 17:46
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my problem with the wanted is that they don't have a sound. they've done the sort of Ibiza dance sound, this is a 1D rip off amongst the darker 'chasing the sun' sound, the ballads etc. by now they should have a sound that is synonymous with them or at least a style of music that defines them like JLS and 1D have. they're all over the place!
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Old 30-04-2013, 18:42
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Using a singers name just to get their ailing career some attention... you have to feel for them.

The fact there is so much SHADE in the chorus makes it worse too.
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Old 30-04-2013, 18:45
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I never knew Rihanna had a 'walk' to her

I feel like they are trying too hard for attention now.

As much as 1D are not everyone's favorites they HAVE raised the bar a bit high for international boybands right now with the success they have gained.

Unfortunately TW can only wish for that type of successful.
http://www.abload.de/img/iheartrihannaslayingbm0ptg.gif

Like you had to ask.
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Old 30-04-2013, 19:02
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Awful! 2013 is becoming the worst year musically.

I have gone off them. Bar Nathan and Siva who seems to be down to earth and keep out the limelight they have become so far up their own arses and its about fame not music.

Could not care less if they split.
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Old 30-04-2013, 19:36
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I thought the sound they were going for was the "chasing the sun" "glad you came" "I found you" direction that really suited them well .
The song is really catchy that you will end up liking it . If the album is anything like the first single that would be bad but if it's gonna be more the "chasing the sun" etc sort of sound then they're alright.
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Old 30-04-2013, 20:42
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That's not what the writing credits on their songs say!
5 out of 13 on 'The Wanted'
10 out of 15 on 'Battleground'
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Old 30-04-2013, 20:47
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I actually really like it, very catchy, the chorus is pop heaven, a great hook, it may be a bit cheesy of them to name-drop Rihanna but it doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things. One thing I was glad about is that Siva doesn't get a solo, thank GOD, the boy is a looker that's for sure, but by God his voice is awful.
Anyways, back to the song, production is good and their voices sound good, the only thing that irked me was Max doing the high note, it shoulda been Nathan, his voice is made for belting, Max's definitely isn't.
Anyways, I'm trying to give a fair review here, I'm not keen on some of the things the members have said but their music is dance/pop and they're good at it, why fix what aint broke?
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