Number Ones - fun. (featuring Janelle Monae) 'We Are Young'

The usual plan: they get to #1 in Australia, I write about it. So I get to write about fun.! And I mean, shit, Janelle Monae on a #1 single! Shame that her role is so minimal.

This one stretched out to about 3000 words, because I had lots to say. And said it! There’s lots of stuff about how our expectations influence our reaction to music, about anthemicness, and about the idea of youth in pop music.

(Also see Maura Johnston's and Andrew Unterberger’s takes on it, both complimentary). 

('All The Pretty Girls' from their old album is such a great ELO pastiche, seriously)

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