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Let me get this down quickly. The official single remix for David Guetta’s Gettin’ Over You is miles ahead compared to the album version. The tempo is faster and the presence of Fergie absolutely did wonders. Even LMFAO’s presence increases the appeal that the track has. To make things even nicer, Chris Willis’ vocals do fit now. It does not sound forced and they do mesh well with the vocals of the other collaborators.

The official single remix now has that killer appeal that the album version did not have. The presence of Fergie and LMFAO freshened the single in massive levels. Fergie’s power vocals are the bomb and even the repetitiveness of LMFAO’s lines is great. Overall, a remix that easily outclasses the original thus deeming the original very forgettable and should be included in someone’s party-oriented playlists.

Genre: House
Date Released: May 30, 2010 (U.K)/April 27, 2010(U.S)
Label: Virgin Records


David Guetta basically has turned himself into the modern day Timbaland: He is now a hot commodity among mainstream club music lovers – frequently appearing on the playlists of almost everyone. With his fourth album One Love, he hopes to further cement his status as a top DJ.

The album consists lots of collaborations – some spectacular and some which could be said as utter garbage. I am reviewing the Standard U.S version which consists of 13 tracks that aim to fill up the void of quality dance tracks in today’s music industry.

Kicking things off is the very impressive When Love Takes Over which features Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s Child fame. The single is absolutely brilliant with the subtle touch of European dance elements included. Following closely isGettin’ Over You which has Chris Willis doing the vocal duties. It is nothing outstanding and actually falls short when compared to its latest remix which has Fergie and LMFAO as its collaborators.

The second single released Sexy Bitch is one of the album’s impressive home run hitters. For once, Akon does not irritate the auditory capabilities of listener. Memories starts with some hints of pianos and ends up as something magnificent with the bassline doing a fantastic job in enticing the senses. Cudi’s vocals are great albeit the weird chorus. The track is something one could listen to from time and time again. The appeal just will not wear off for reasons unknown.

Miss Rowland appears for the second time with It’s The Way You Love Me. With When Love Takes Over setting the bar so high, It’s The Way You Love Me could not simply match or outdo the quality that When Love Takes Over had. All of a sudden, the quality of the album falls apart and disintegrates. It all starts with Choose, which has Rowland as its collaborator yet again alongside Ne-Yo. Vocally, Rowland and Ne-Yo are fine but the overall product is loaded with blemishes. lends his hand alongside fellow Black Eyed Peas member in On The Dancefloor. The bassline is pure magic in here and with a lovely synth sound to boot, what’s not to love in this track? I actually liked the remix of the Black Eyed Peas’ smash single (albeit overplayed) I Gotta Feeling. It somehow made the track bearable yet again after those massive number of plays it received.

Estelle comes up with the best track of the horrid second half in the form of One Love. The pace shifts dramatically and turns the track into something very lovely. The said track saves the horrid second half from total mediocrity. Sound of Letting Go is pure garbage though the synths do a fine job. I Wanna Go Crazy lets one hear act like a total psycho. The album closer If We Ever tries its best to end the album on a high note but the vibe is absolutely loaded with crap. Nice effort though.

One Love ends up as an effort with a spectacular first half and a horrible second half. The second half prevents the album from being totally fantastic. More production time could have been given to the second half. The quality of the second half is downright disappointing. However, it must not be forgotten that the album also has very impressive tracks. Overall, an enjoyable effort albeit the crappy second half.

Best Track: Memories
Other Recommended Tracks: When Love Takes OverSexy BitchI Gotta FeelingOn The Dancefloor, and One Love
Genre: House
Date Released: August 21, 2009
Label: Virgin Records