[Round Round]

"Round Round"
Universal (440 063 850-2)
Release Date: October 29, 2002

"Round Round" is the latest single from the Sugababes. Overall, I really like the flow of this song (although there is a break in the middle where the track suddenly slows down drastically, then picks back up; the break isn't bad, but it draws attention to itself). Outside of that break, the song makes me want to dance.

The "Craigie & Crichton Remix" has an interesting buildup at the beginning, although I wish it was a little shorter. The mix makes the song more "club friendly," and at times, the bassline is very reminiscent to Animotion's "Obsession" (however, the sections that sound like "Obsession" don't seem to entirely work with the vocals that they're mixed with).

The "Soulwax Remix" has an interesting sound in its percussion, which makes the song sound "harder." And at times, the bassline sounds close to one I might hear on an industrial track. This remix presents the song in a very different light, but it doesn't destroy the intregity of the original.

The "Seani B Remix (featuring Zaguzaar)" slows the tempo down and tries to recast the song as an R&B jam, but it just doesn't work. There are "shout out"s thrown in to both the remixer and to the Sugababes in the mix that are annoying and don't add anything. The worst part of the mix, though, is around the middle of the track, where a rapper trying to sound like Shaggy does a rap that sounds like it's only there to pump up the remixer's ego.

Overall, this is a decent single. I would be willing to recommend it to anyone who appreciates dance music, but I would advise them to avoid the "Seani B Remix (featuring Zaguzaar)."

(reviewed by Lesley Muir on November 5, 2002)

Round Round
Universal (440 063 850-2)
  • Round Round [Album Version]
  • Round Round [Craigie & Crichton Remix]
  • Round Round [Soulwax Remix]
  • Round Round [Seani B Remix featuring Zaguzaar]

"Round Round" written by Higgins/Cooper/Cowling/Powell/Coler/Buchanan/Buena/Range/Pflueger/Stecher/Hofmann/Spadavecchia

"Round Round" produced by Brian Higgins

"Round Round" remixed by Stuart Crichton and Craigie Dodds, Soulwax, and Seani B and Foots
Review © 2002 Lesley Muir Aeschliman
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