The No. 1 single in the country right now, in case you haven’t noticed, is a horrendous rap remake of Dead or Alive’s “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record).” Yes, a record-breaking 636,000 people downloaded Flo Rida’s “Right Round” last week. What does all this say about us as a society? Mainly that we really, really enjoy cheesetastic ’80s hair-pop hits in whatever form we can get ’em, I guess. (Check out “Right Round” below, if you must — though this YouTube clip may soon fall victim to Flo Rida’s label’s copyright-claiming spree, which in this case is a true public service.)
Truth is, Flo Rida is not the world’s worst rapper. He can ride a beat, just like his name says. But this song is straight-up awful. Tell me, am I going crazy here? Were any of you out there among the proud 636,000 who paid for this thing?