is on a roll this week with three stellar submissions.
This one is pretty mind boggling. It looks like the American western folk ballad "Oh My Darling, Clementine
" is in the public domain
so it's fair game. But who cares? Why would you use it for something like this? I normally don't judge here but according to the "Swagger Jagger" wikipedia page it took a team of 9 writers including Cher Lloyd
to produce this song and the chorus melody is directly lifted from "Oh My Darling, Clementine". Am I missing something here??
Also note that this is the third X-Factor
star to appear on this site. Others include:
Leona Lewis (vs. Avicii)
Diana Vickers (vs. Red Hot Chili Peppers)
After listening to "Swagger Jagger" I thought of a few other things.
1. The verse sounds a lot like "Milkshake" (2003) by Kelis
2. What's the fascination with "Jagger"? Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger
" was released in 2011 as well.
3. What the hell is "swagger jagger"? I did some "research" and Urban Dictionary
offered some of the following useful information:
"A shit, pointless song with stupid lyrics made by Cher Lloyd"
"The term is infact Swagger JACKER: Someone who "Jacks" your look, style, sound etc... Taking it and passing it of as their own look/Material/ Shit, Etc.... "
"Cher Lloyd hs produced a terrible CD using the miss interpretation "Swagger Jagger" Thus making her both a national laughing stock and an embarrassment to this country."
So there you have it. Now you have all of the information you need to listen to the following clips:
[mini_player audio="/music/connie_francis-oh-my-darling-clementine.mp3" artist="Percy Montrose (performed by Connie Francis, 1961)" track="Oh My Darling, Clementine" year="1884"]
[mini_player audio="/music/cher_lloyd-swagger-jagger_chorus.mp3" artist="Cher Lloyd" track="Swagger Jagger (chorus)" year="2011"]
[mini_player audio="/music/kelis-milkshake.mp3" artist="Kelis" track="Milkshake" year="2003"]
[mini_player audio="/music/cher_lloyd-swagger-jagger_verse.mp3" artist="Cher Lloyd" track="Swagger Jagger (verse)" year="2011"]