Cherly - Fight For This Love

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  1. Penelope

    Penelope DON'T TALK TO ME

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    When even the average stuff was this good you know it was a good time. Truly a GOLDEN ERA for pop music the likes of which we shall (probably) never see again :(

    I really love how understated it was for a SUPER MEGA SMASH #1 (which granted sold entirely off name but still)

     
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  2. Slave

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    I disagree that we'll never see an era of pop music like it again. Part of the reason it was so glorious is because it seemed that it might never happen again beforehand.

    But this song in particular: fantastic. For all of it's vocal shortcomings (those final ad-libs!) it really is superb.
     
  3. Halli

    Halli sippin' champagne from a paper cup

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    Superb. I love her vocals on it. Yeah I said it.
     
  4. Jark

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    Amazing. The middle 8 is particularly special. "...and just rooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-*voice cracks with falsetto strain*-ooll!"

    I find Call My Name almost equally great too. There's a very strong 10 track album to be made from Cherly's solo career.

    Its weird how her producers never managed to get the best from her vocals like Xeno did though. She sounds genuinely vocally strong on a lot of GA tracks.
     
  5. RobotBoy

    RobotBoy BANG BANG

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    It's obviously a very decent song at its heart, but I think the weedy production combined with the literally terrible vocals completely ruin it.

    She doesn't even sing in time with the music. I remember being quite shocked by the vocal when I first heard it. It's also far too low for her.

    I loved Call My Name and Three Words was quite good too, but I find this one really unpleasant to listen to. It's so laboured.
     
  6. Ag

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    I thought it was shockingly lame when I first heard it and it took repeated listens, moments in clubs and it's integration into pop culture for me to finally get it. It's a great little pop song with wafer thin vocals and some hot casio beats.
     
  7. Loufoque

    Loufoque CONTINENTAL QUEEN

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    Great song, abysmal vocals.

    2009 really was a high watermark for pop music.
     
  8. Chlammy

    Chlammy Climb on through my window.

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    I think it leaked on GCSE results day. Or maybe that was Bad Boys.

    I agree that the song is very good but her voice brings it down a little.
     
  9. Ag

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    I'd imagine that was Bad Boys looking the timings.
     
  10. Kalabaliken

    Kalabaliken Pop Precision Since 1978

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    I do quite like this, and I kind of agree with the vocals but when I count Teutonic Queen Sandra as one of my favourite singers, I can't really use that as an excuse. :D

    Cherly's had a couple of decent tracks but I wouldn't say she's a staple on my iPod.
     
  11. RobotBoy

    RobotBoy BANG BANG

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    Is she a staple on anyones? Talk about OF THE TIME.
     
  12. jivafox

    jivafox chalamet & chill

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    Still love this.
     
  13. Jark

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    :eyes:
     
  14. straightorbroken

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    Call My Name, Crazy Fool and 3 Words at a push. Bin the rest. I'd say on GA tracks she benefited from either having Nadine to take over when it counts, or Xenomania utilizing them all wisely until it all got a bit equal billing for my liking (Nadine was always the leading lady).
     
  15. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I much prefer how the vocals were shared on Out Of Control, for the most part. Although you really can't imagine anyone other than Nadine pulling off 'beautiful robots' with such aplomb.
     
  16. ameraal

    ameraal huzzah!

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    it's a very good song and would've probably been great in the hands of someone better
    i was gonna give it an 8 but i realized that i don't even have it on my ipod and i have a lot of shit on it so a 7 it is
     
  17. Gangsta Nancy Lam

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    I actually think it's a really poor song, and suffered from the same problems as most of the tracks from her debut (too damn repetitive). I'm glad I never hear it anymore.
     
  18. Edward

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    This.
     
  19. Pipo

    Pipo welcome to moopatica

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    was this really in 2009? :O

    I was :D / :( at the same time when I discovered her debut was exclusively released here, much to NOBODY's interest.
     
  20. Christian

    Christian GOOD BYE!

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    Oh, I think it's a superbly crafted pop song which really play to the strengths of its singer's obvious weaknesses. It's chock full of hooks (Moopy's measure of choice it seems currently) and just keeps coming at you with them.

    That being said, I would never choose to play it personally at home - but when I hear it on a night out, I realise quite how brilliant it is.
     
  21. Devil

    Devil I Need A House

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    I don't get the whole 'with a better singer...' argument. Ropey pop vocals are the BEST pop vocals.

    Hence I love this (those adlibs are fabulous :disco: ). Surprisingly understated, mind. I was expecting a 'Call My Name' type-launch.
     
  22. Suedey

    Suedey Run Away With Me

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    Love this. Don't forget that she earned "the Voice" nickname after her stellar nocals here, particularly those adlibs at the end. They are quite.... Speshul. :zombie:
     
  23. Loufoque

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    I forgot your short-lived THE VOICE campaign :D

    I almost miss the days when those vox reigned at the top of the charts
     
  24. Loufoque

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    Of course, my Cherly favourite is actually the underrated Promise This. It was very avant-garde for our Cherls.
     
  25. Dark Carnival

    Dark Carnival Tu cabeza, mi cabeza

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    Promise This is light years ahead of this shit
     
  26. RobotBoy

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    Fantastic song utterly ruined by the completely inept vocal and general presentation.
     
  27. Sharla

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    The song is an 7 and her vocals less than that, but the add the video, the performances, the choreography, the eyes and Cheryl showing that she's the leader of the pack and you get a big fat 10.
     
  28. Loufoque

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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Zz5hqVQ9DBA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  29. Loufoque

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    Give me the Cherly version any day :D
     
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    Another 10/10 max track for our Chez

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  31. RobotBoy

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    The Adele version is better, but the Frisky and Mannish version, ridiculously, is my favourite.
     
  32. Loufoque

    Loufoque CONTINENTAL QUEEN

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    I will always love Call My Name for being THE soundtrack to my final weeks in London which were such an utter emotional rollercoaster than whenever I hear it I have the desire to find myself back under a tunnel à la Cheryl in the vid
     
  33. Loufoque

    Loufoque CONTINENTAL QUEEN

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    I never realised I was such a Cheryl fan :D
     
  34. Suedey

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    "Promise This" was, is and and will always be a TRACK OF LIFE! And yes of course THE VOICE treats us to some nox-tastic ad-libs again (this time from the 2nd chorus onwards.)

    Spread your wings
    (Your WINGS, yeh)


    :zombie:
     
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  35. Suedey

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    Well yes DARL but WHO ISN'T?

    THE VOICE lives on Oh Thirteen/Fourteen saison campaign begins here :disco:
     
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  36. RobotBoy

    RobotBoy BANG BANG

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    Call My Name was AMAZING.

    Not only was it a great track, it was within her limitations.
     
  37. Suedey

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    "Call my Name", a colossus of a SONG, and let's not forget it. THE VOICE brought some serious NOX here (quite LITERALLY):

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    ICONIC!
     
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  38. Sharla

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    It's all about Parachute for me. Effortless charisma and star quality. Who cares if she doesn't have the best vocals in the world.
     
  39. RobotBoy

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    Talk about an UNDERSTATEMENT.
     
  40. Suedey

    Suedey Run Away With Me

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    (And let's not even pretend that 99% of us in this place don't know the choreog by heart)
     
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