Tim: This isn’t necessarily one of the best songs we saw at the final, but I’d like to write about it, primarily because I want to see your reaction when I tell you that this duo consists of a reality TV star and a fashion blogger, and the performance involves liberal use of selfie sticks.
Tom: I’ll allow it if they live-stream video from the cameras on the end of the selfie sticks.
Tom: Oh, they did! Well done.
Tim: BUT, you’ll be pleased to know that despite the mentions, the song is not about the virtues of taking a selfie; more about the importance of discarding those in favour of ‘groupies’, so that’s alright then.
Tom: “Groupies“? Really? Is that deliberate? It… it must be deliberate. Surely?
Tim: I would imagine so, yes – presumably intended as some sort of hilarious pun, as indicated with the repeated chorus at the end: “stand up, take out your cameras, stand up, we’ll be taking a groupie tonight”.
Tom: Good luck with that, you’ll need it. But despite their poor choice of wording: I feel like this song is already dated. I feel like this song could have come out last year, and it’d still sound dated. It’s like this horrible song about AOL Instant Messenger.
Tim: I started listening, then quickly thought it couldn’t get worse than all that giggling ten seconds in. Boy, was I wrong.
This, though: yes, it may get dated quicker than a pint of milk left in a sauna, but it’s basically about having a lot of fun with your mates, and with all the bright lights and colourful blocks it was a brilliant opening to the final.
Tom: Yes: as a way to get a crowd, and an audience at home, excited — I can see it working. But I’m glad that’s as far as it went.
Tim: I suppose it’s a bit like John Barrowman’s opening of Tonight’s The Night, really, except actually listenable.
Tom: That’s the second terrible Barrowman Comparison you’ve done on this site.
Tim: Hahaha, somehow I’d forgotten about that. LOVELY.