Monday, June 14, 2010

Song of the Summer, 2010 (Nominee #5)

The best summer singles are often dance songs. After all, an amplified melody set to an infectious beat is the very definition of the genre. A good dance song lives and dies by these two criteria, and Robyn's new single "Dancing On My Own" delivers handsomely on both. Robyn gives us her best hook yet, while a synth-driven beat stutters underneath. Lyrically, it employs a well-worn trope: seeing an ex with a new love, struggling with longing while remaining defiant. Which is to say, she puts what's best upfront: the music. Just try to get this one out of your head.

Robyn 'Dancing On My Own' (Official Video) from Robyn on Vimeo.