Continuing my series of “Power Song” recommendations for your Nike+iPod workout.
Let’s jet over to Paris where French R&B diva, and former 800-meters running champion, Nadiya recently scored a major hit with today’s power song Tous Ces Mots (All These Words).
I would attempt to describe this song myself, but John Seroff at Stylus Magazine has already said everything I was thinking:
Holy Bejesus; this is my guilty pleasure of the year right here! Eighties as f**k, â€œTous Ces Motsâ€ is a velveetastic Godzilla powered cocktail of â€œEye of the Tiger,â€ mindless Redman-wannabe rap breaks, a clap track that won’t take no for an answer, splashy hi-hats, squealing tires and a wash of paint-by-numbers synths straight out of a John Hughes movie. It is SO good; it makes me feel like I’m racing down Broadway in a supercharged ’78 Chevy Nova with a trio of topless supermodels while we all do X, chug Jack Daniels out of the bottle and power-scarf pints of Ben and Jerry’s. There are also video games involved in there, somewhere. I am not being facetious here. This is what I want out of music. This is what I want out of life. I WANNA BREAK! DOWN!
The song’s in French with a bit of English rapping, but you don’t need to understand the words to understand the groove. This is currently my most-played power song.