Shakira – Hips Don’t Lie
Despite this song featuring Mr Rent-A-Rap himself (he’s worked with Sarah Connor and Brian Harvey, to name but two), Wyclef Jean, I actually prefer it to Don’t Bother. It’s a return to the more Latino sound of her previous work, probably most comparable to that Obsession song off of Laundry Service. I’m glad she’s back to catchy aceness.
Journey South – First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Having been an avid viewer of the X Factor, I know that Journey South are two genuinely nice young men and pretty good at what they do, but even that can’t disguise the fact that this is one of the dullest singles of the year so far. However, I’m sure their album will sell well – they just need to enjoy it while it lasts, I think.
Protocol – Love Is My Drug
I absolutely loved their last single so I have high expectations for this. I have to say it’s a bit too far on the rocky side for my liking, but it still beats Orson and The Feeling’s latest singles and they both did very well for their type of music, so all hope is not lost.