Well ladies and gentlemen there is some great news today for fans of lamazing, increrrible pop extravaganzas.
Despite some epic moaning from certain quarters of The Wanted's fanbase…
…The Wanted indeed confirmed the news we reported yesterday — that the banter-bothering boyband's new single is called 'Walks Like Rihanna'.
'WALKS LIKE RIHANNA'.
Even better, they have even chucked a 30-second clip online [most links now seem go have been deleted sadly] and we believe the full song is due to premiere at some point today.
Naturally the chorus lyrics — "she can't sing, she can't dance, but who cares — she walks like Rihanna" — are brilliantly terrible, but this is no easy instance of 'so bad it's good'. These lyrics are so terrible that they sort of propel themselves, and the entire song, beyond normal concepts of good and bad and into an entirely new value system.
The clip would be an unlistenable joke were it not for the fact that, as you can hear, the melody of the Dr Luke-produced single is absolutely fucking amazing. And this changes everything. This means that a single that could easily have been a tragic plea for attention from a boyband desperately trying to drum up attention as One Direction conquer this planet and most others could, in fact, be something that kickstarts a whole new 'chapter' in The Wanted's career. It's fantastically uncool and lacking in credibility, which is a bit strange considering how seriously The Wanted have usually taken themselves, but perhaps JUST LIGHTENING UP FOR A MINUTE is exactly what's needed.
Seriously what a tune. This might even be the best chorus melody of The Wanted's career to date.
(We'll revisit this post when the whole track appears because this song seems impossible to second guess.)