David Guetta Featuring Kelly Rowland - When Love Takes Over

September 05, 2012 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Kelly Rowland, along with two other artists, became judges after Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue and Cheryl Cole left The X Factor. Kelly Rowland was only on the show for one year and so I thought I'd review one of her songs now for my X Factor Special. This song is originally David Guetta's song, and Kelly Rowland provided vocals, however it is her best hit in the UK, and it is still played today on some radio stations and music videos. Kelly Rowland was part of a girl band called Destiny's Child, who went on to release some very great, chart worthy songs. The other band members were Beyoncé Knowles and Michelle Williams, there were more band members but they never returned to reform.

The song was written by Miriam Nervo, Olivia Nervo, Kelly Rowland, David Guetta and Frédéric Riesterer. Kelly Rowland first heard the track on holiday at a David Guetta gig, and she loved the song very much. At that point the song was in the instrumental version only (which probably sounded very much like Coldplay's "Clocks"). Kelly Rowland asked David Guetta for the track so she could add vocals and write lyrics with various other songwriters. And that's what she did, they went as far as recording it and everything, but the label wasn't happy with the song and it got shelved. A few years later David Guetta stumbled across the song and decided to use it in his new album, and BOOM! It hit the UK and various other countries like a storm and shot straight to the top spot. Big Brother UK did an advert using this song, in which I reviewed, check out "When Bruv Takes Over".

The music video was described by David Guetta as "Kelly Rowland doing her thing and me doing mine and we come together". And that is exactly what they are doing in the video, doing their own thing, but it does lead it into quite an uninteresting music video that fails to capture me.

There's not a lot to comment on and not a lot going on either, there is professional dancers dancing in certain scenes which looks like they are attempting to make this video street-wise but I don't see how it works with Kelly Rowland looking quite posh and then she does her own dancing, which isn't choreographed and just doesn't fit in after seeing the professionals.

Overall, it's quite a catchy song and it's understandable why it managed to get to the top spot in the UK, but the music video is lacking quite a bit, it's not what you expect and it looks like they were left to do what they wanted, which leaves the audience feeling disappointed.