Thursday, September 01, 2011

"Oooh Sometimes I Get a BAD Feeling"

Dammit @official_flo! You were so close to what could have been the dopest lead single off any album in 2011, but it looks like the unofficial version of the track where you *borrowed* DJ @Avicii's Levels beat was too good to be true. Hey Atlantic Records, how about throwing Avicii a bone and hashing out a compromise the way Leona Lewis did with him? I'm betting the settlement included throwing him a couple racks on racks on racks, but Leona is (presumably) getting to use the version she's already released.

Memo to Atlantic Records, hopefully you've crunched the numbers on the ROI for the original vs the diluted, official version because you had an absolute gem on the original beat. Was the goal to change it just enough so that it didn't sound too much like the original beat? That way DJ Avicii would have less of a plagiarism complaint right? Maybe so, but lengthening out the sample a little bit and absolutely watering down the beat with a bland synths is like bull dozing a rain forest with beautiful exotic plants so that you can plant corn. Yes, the corn will sell because the masses will eat anything made of corn (Flo Rida on a dance track), but what you had was a top 10 single of 2011. Settling for less is like stealing a car, replacing the engine with something that has less horsepower, changing the paint job so that it looks different, then selling it for the same price it was worth when you stole it. Check the original version below in case you missed it...

Flo Rida - Good Feeling (Original with DJ Avicii beat)
In an all or nothing world, being semi-shady and going safe after being ballsy leaves the door open for criticism, which is the reason for this post. No, I don't know why the track was ultimately changed and I'd love to hear the extenuating circumstances behind the decision to change it, but all I've got to go on are my theories discussed above. I dunno about you, but I'm going to continue to ignore the version below and pretend like it never happened. Buyer beware, I'd give a listen to the original before settling for the recycled, manufactured garbage they're going to try and sell you on iTunes and in the club. #DoTheRightThingAtlanticPayAvicii

Flo Rida - Good Feeling (Official Final Version)


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