The Unparalleled Amazingness of Girls Aloud’s “On The Metro” Bradley Stern November 23, 2012 Girls Aloud 18 Comments 177 It’s time for something (even more) new. While the Almighty Aloud are hard at work promoting their incredible comeback single “Something New,” something kinda OOOOHMFG just dropped from their upcoming greatest hits collection, Ten. Actually, the whole compilation has since leaked this week, but there’s one song in particular that needs to be addressed immediately: “On The Metro.” No topic makes for better electro-pop perfection than a good ol’ sob at the discotheque (Robyn knows this all too well.) And now, the Aloud have just delivered one hell of a tear strewn dance floor stomper of their own, co-penned by DJ Fresh, The Invisible Men and the Aloud’s very own Nicola Roberts. (!!!) You see, “On The Metro” is a 100% flaw-free dance-pop tune. It plays like a cross between the ferocity of “Memory of You” and Mini Viva‘s “Left My Heart In Tokyo.” (Note: The only thing this song may have to do with the Mini Viva tune is the act of leaving one’s heart somewhere, but I digress.) First of all, the chorus is iconic. It’s everything. It’s the stuff of dreams (that glitter): “I left my heart at the disco… …now I’m crying on the metro…” “…wrote your name on the window…” “Oh baby, I don’t know why, why did you go…” “…now I’m crying on the metro.” But the whole track’s stuffed to the brim with lyrical gems. No really, throughout the entire song: + “A hundred O’s and X’s lighting up the dark, now they turned into a question mark.” + “I was in my favorite party spot, sipping on my favorite soda pop.” + “We danced two hours minimum, put me in a sweet delirium.” + “Didn’t have to say one syllable, his body language said it all.” + “His moves were so ridiculous, but he looked so meticulous.” Nicola, you pop perfection-penning princess! “On The Metro” is also a solid blend of every Aloud’s individual strengths: Nicola, Cheryl and Sarah trading off killer verses, Queen Nuhdeen providing those powerhouse pipes for big notes and even bigger melodies. And then Kimba’s middle eight with that brilliant repetition of the “O’s and X’s” line? Just perfection. This is the kind of electro-pop that’s been so dearly missed in 2012: It’s not a “Starships” regurgitation. There are no ‘EDM breakdowns.’ There’s no dubstep. It’s a storming dance-pop anthem with a massive electronic pulse and brilliant lyricism, as only the Aloud know how to provide. It was love at first play. My heart’s lying there on the dance floor. And now… Ten will be released on November 23. (iTunes UK) Share this Muusing:TwitterTumblrFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrintMoreStumbleUponRedditLinkedIn Linnea I love your posts!!! <3 THIS SONG IS PURE PERFECTION!! Greg M Another great review! Love this song so much :) http://www.facebook.com/lalo.delkastillo Lalo del Kastillo its great but i bet MKS will slay it!! AzB Absolutely dead. Hide your children and livestock, your fave could never. Colin Except the hook in verse sound like T2’s Heartbroken and chorus is direct rip from the Saturdays’s All Fired Up, other than that, it slays http://www.facebook.com/bryancitobarajas Bryan Barajas Another amazing review from an amazing blogger… I seriously cannot wait to have TEN on Monday! I love the GIFs! http://www.facebook.com/Moheetoe Pablo Delgadillo We need to start a petition for it to be the next single,and for they to deliver a flawless music video to go with it. Dan 93 pleaseee, write a review about every now and then. both songs are pop perfection! ptsilver I love the song!!! http://twitter.com/JoshuaPingley Joshua Pingley This song is euro dance pop PERFECTION. I cannot get enough of it. Karen Love it!! The chorus reminds me a lot of “All Fired Up” by The Saturdays too Montebello This needs to become a single! Best song of the year! http://twitter.com/juan_andrs Juan Andrés this post GETS me, and thank you God for Nicola, ever since she went solo she’s been nothing but perfect Pingback: World Music News » Blog Archive » Cher, Samantha Jade, Girls Aloud + More: 5 Must-Hear Pop Songs Of The Week Pingback: Cher, Samantha Jade, Girls Aloud + More: 5 Must-Hear Pop Songs Of The Week | Music. Movies. News. Pingback: Cher, Samantha Jade, Girls Aloud + More: 5 Must-Hear Pop Songs Of The Week | News Celebrity Pingback: Cher, Samantha Jade, Girls Aloud + More: 5 Must-Hear Pop Songs Of The Week - cFc EWar My fave of the new songs. If they can come with a cd of this stuff I will have died.