April 29, 2007

Sing Song Shock

I was as shocked as everyone to discover that I have found myself quite liking the new song by, of all people, Enrique Iglesias. Like, quite a lot really. It's called "Do You Know (The Ping Pong Song)" and will most certainly be shortened to simply "Do You Know" by the time it's released because even though, once you've heard it, you will understand where the "The Ping Pong Song" part of the title comes from, it still looks ridiculous on a piece of paper written as "Do You Know (The Ping Pong Song)". Wow, I just typed "Ping Pong" more times here than anywhere before in my life.

Nevertheless, good move Enrique. The song is mature, but not drippy (think Take That's recent "Patience", but not the album. The album was dreadful). It's catchy but not a novelty. And you get away with using ping pong sound effects when even someone like Madonna would find it a tad twee. You have my attention. Now do something with it that doesn't involve covering songs by my God, soundtracking awful movies or drowning in sentimentality.

You can listen to it at YouTube. But don't tell anyone when I say it's already been leaked all over the internet.

2 comments:

Marius said...

God, I just love Spanish men. Wait, I think he's half Spanish . . . whatever. The song's not bad. Honestly, the guy isn't a good singer. Have you seen his live performances? At least he's doing better than his brother Julio.

Kamikaze Camel said...

Not, he's not the best singer in the world (but pop music doesn't expect you to be) and, tbh, "Do You Know" is probably the first song by him that I've really liked, which is why I was surprised. Plus, I thought he and Anna had just vanished into obscurity from their prospective fields of entertainment.