June 12th, 2009
Nana na na, nana na na, hey hey hey…GOODBYE! (Who knew a song by Bananarama could be cool in the world of hip hop?) As soon as I recognized the song sampling off the top of the track, it made me smile because it reminded me of this kid in my grade 2 class who would *always* sing it. I mean, alwaysssss! Clearly, I was an instant fan of the track from just the first 5 seconds. Then you throw in a little GaGa and a rapper with some swagger and it only gets better. This is the first song I’ve heard from Wale (pronounced Wah-lay) and already I’m looking forward to his next release.
I have to say, I think this is the most ‘toned down’ I’ve ever seen Lady GaGa. She’s wearing a short dress with pumps, but she’s suprisingly without her facial lightning bolt, crystal staff or orbiting head piece (as seen on her Ellen appearance). One of the two massive dogs from her other videos does make an appearance, however…with headphones on! Even without all of the crazy things we know GaGa for, she’s still great in this video.
Overall, I think it’s the energy of this song that makes you wanna put it on repeat until your ears hurt. If you’ve heard it and you’re a hip hop fan, I’m sure you’ll agree. And if you haven’t heard it yet, well…what are you waiting for? Check it out and see what you think.