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Flo Rida ft. Ke$ha: 'Right Round'

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Flo Rida ft. Ke$ha: 'Right Round'
Released on Monday, Mar 23 2009

The only time you'd expect to mention Dead Or Alive frontman Pete Burns and macho rapper Flo Rida in the same sentence is if they were appearing on the same reality show. Thankfully however, this unlikely musical duo don't need a jungle or an ice-skating competition to bring them together, because the US hip-hop star has already made the link. Sampling Dead Or Alive's 1984 chart-topper 'You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)', he's added a bit of new wave charm to his usual testosterone-fuelled raps.

It's pretty difficult to ruin a pop classic, but Flo Rida gives it a pretty good stab here. "I'm in a daze, that bottom is wavin' at me, like damn it I know you," he pants, transforming the song into an ode to the art of pole-dancing. Filled with more misogyny than a 1970s working mens' club ("She got me throwin my money around, ain't nothin more beautiful to be found"), this is an unpleasant affair that's only saved from the trashcan by its sample. The fuzzy synths, electro beats and infectious chorus hook sung by Ke$ha are almost enough to fool the casual listener into enjoying themselves. But sadly it's never too long before Flo Rida turns up again to spoil things.


> Click here to watch the 'Right Round' video

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