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Do you ever hear a song on the radio and it’s so catchy that it gets stuck in your head for days on end? Well this past week my boyfriend introduced me to Cee-Lo’s new single, “F– You,” and I haven’t stopped humming it since. Despite the somewhat offensive title, the song is surprisingly upbeat with a strong bubblegum feel. The beat is reminiscent of 60s pop music like The Temptations and The Supremes, and the song is so fun I can’t help but dance like a dork and sing along. I love the soul-style vocal chorus and catchy pipe organ. The video is modeled after a 50s soda pop diner and the colors are beautiful. Check out the music video above.
This style really reminds me of Amy Winehouse and Duffy. If you like this modern “Big Band” sound, I also suggest you check out Nikki & Rich. Ever since I heard them on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno a few months ago, I’ve been slightly obsessed with their new single, “Cat and Mouse.” Here’s the official lyric video:
I’m really digging this contemporary but vintage sound. Do you know of any other similar artists or songs I should check out?