The music? Yes, okay.
The lyrics? A few bad lines — some dodgy rhyming and one particular line which is in a mixture of the past and present tenses. But over all it is fine fine.
But those lyrics with that music? Is it not a slight clash of tone?
Maybe it’s just me. I have never heard anyone else comment on this. It does seem to have been a stupendously successful song. ‘About You Now’ is Sugababes’s biggest selling single ever, which is not bad going for a group that popular.
But every time I hear it, it infuriates me a little bit more. The lyrics are quite melancholic and downbeat. It would probably have made a really good ballad. But the actual music is really jumpy and upbeat. It’s actually difficult to imagine how it could possibly have sounded any happier. It is as though they did a remix version and then decided the remix sounded better, forgetting that it is a completely inappropriate tone for those lyrics.
It reminds me of the original theme tune for The Fast Show.