Friday, 3 July 2015

Day 5 of My Week with Goldgrapp - Number 1

Day 5 of my week with Goldfrapp and today its 'Number 1'.

This is such a beautiful record. It was released in 2005 as the second single from their album 'Supernature' released the same year.

Its very electronic and synthetic but instead of sounding '80's it sounds fresh and different. The bass and the musical arrangements are in such harmony with Alison's vocals which are particularly beautiful on this single. This is one of their most catchy songs.

The video is brilliant. Basically it seems to be some sort of clinic where all the patients in the waiting room and the receptionist have human bodies and dogs heads!! They are donned in various satin robes. On the screen is Alison in a pink playsuit dancing and writing around. Alison then scratches her bum like the dogs as she sings the line "I'm like a dog to get you". There are doggy doctors, doggy nurses - brilliant!! Quirky, weird, eccentric and pure brilliance!

The lyrics are quite sensual and more than a bit of a hint of sexual innuendo in there too. "Cos you're my number one, I'm like a dog to get you, I want it up and on, I'm like a dog to get you, yeah yeah yeah yeah". Phewf!! Sexy stuff. The yeah yeah bit is the most breathy bit and her deep voice with such sultry tones just takes you somewhere good. This is a feel good song.

'Number 1' didn't reach number 1 in the UK singles chart, but it did reach number 9 giving them a top 10 hit. This is such a laid back song that it sounds effortless, but that is a credit to how great this duo are at producing great music. One of their best.

Go take a listen and let me know what you think. You can find Days 1 -4 plus loads more over at My Music page - just click here. Happy listening :)




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