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Chipmunk feat. Chris Brown: 'Champion'

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Chipmunk Feat. Chris Brown 'Champion'
Released on Sunday, Feb 6 2011

Like a friend who cancels dinner plans five minutes after you've arrived at the restaurant, a British artist fleeing to the US is usually frustrating and, at times, unforgivable. Are we really that awful to be around? Anyway, on first glance we thought Chipmunk was destined to become our latest Hot 100-fixated expat, but, after a closer inspection, it's clear he's actually doing something rather more savvy.

By drafting in Chris Brown while keeping his sound akin to previous hits, Chip's taken a best-of-both-worlds approach to this latest chart-botherer - a fist-clenching, anthemic midtempo electro-R&B stomper that ponders the glorious highs and depressive lows of fame over a 'Changes'-style piano line. "Some people wait their turn / Some people, but not me / I was born a champion," he insists with utter conviction. Maybe we've just got GaGa on the brain, but could this be the harder, bloke-friendly version of 'Born This Way'?


> Click here to watch the 'Champion' video

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