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Jason Derulo: 'Whatcha Say'

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Jason Derulo: 'Whatcha Say'
Released on Monday, Nov 16 2009

You just can't keep a good tune down. Imogen Heap's 'Hide and Seek' failed to chart on either side of the Atlantic upon its 2005 release, but thanks to plenty of exposure on American TV shows – mostly notably The O.C. - it's become something of a cult classic, eventually earning a gold award for 500,000 US sales earlier this year.

Now its sarky, vocodered hook has been used as the basis for 'Whatcha Say', the debut single – and current stateside chart-topper - from 19-year-old R&B newcomer Jason Derulo. Both artists come out of this well – Derulo's track is transformed from a pleasant but generic make-up song into something clever and catchy, while Heap's credentials as a kooky-yet-accessible pop craftswoman are reinforced. All we need now is for the pair to perform it together. Hmm... aren't the American Music Awards coming up next week?


> Click here to watch the 'Whatcha Say' video

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