Tuesday, March 3, 2015

I Really Like You - Carly Rae Jepsen

Speed: 122 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 120 to 125 bpm

The DJ's Take: Carly Rae Jepsen has a unique window of opportunity - she's a one hit wonder, but her one hit was so big that three years later, any new single she puts out will generate buzz. And this is the sound her demographic will like: 80s teen synth pop with a hook young high school females can empathize with and sing along to. Worth a download? I'd hold off for now to see if the initial hype lasts, although record pool dj's should take a flyer with an eye toward prom season.

If you're dialing down toward the 115 bpm range, consider mixing or mashing up with tracks like Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars and Motown Philly - Boyz II Men. Up toward 120 to 125 bpm, consider mixing or mashing up with tracks like Let Me Love You - NeYo and California Gurls - Katy Perry.

Download the song:

Amazon: I Really Like You