Lumidee Vs. Fatman Scoop - Dance 2013

16 August Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Lumidee, remember her? Well known for her first single "Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)"? No? Well it got to number two here in the UK way back in 2003, being beaten to the post by Blu Cantrell and Sean Paul's "Breathe". You could call her a one hit wonder here in the UK, especially since her second single "Crashin' A Party" failed to make it in the top 40. Her full name is Lumidee Cedeño, and has been trying to get a hit for a while, and I'm sure she has found one right here, could she get this song to number one here in the UK? Well the song includes another 2003/2004 hit maker called Fatman Scoop, real name Isaac Freeman III, who made it to number one in the UK with "Be Faithful" in 2003, and his second single "It Takes Scoop" featuring DJ Kool, managed number nine in 2004, but no other charting singles to date. Could this song too push him back into the spotlight? I definitely can imagine this song tearing the clubs up and down the country. So I'm hopeful it will do well. And we may just have two stars from a decade ago being well known again.

"Dance 2013" is a remix of the previous 2006 release of "Dance!" which did okay across the world, with a few top 10 hits in Europe. It was written by George Merrill, Shannon Rubicam, Cordell Burrell, Lumidee Cedeño and Isaac Freeman. I am presuming the writing credits are the same for the 2013 remix, as I don't think much has changed except for the extremely catchy beat. The song samples Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" as well as Scooter's "Maria (I Like It Loud)" and Nina Sky's "Move Ya Body" apparently.

The music video is totally different to their first music video for "Dance!", which I will review in the future as it is different. This one is updated, more modern, and the song is definitely one of those songs you are more than likely going to be hearing in the clubs.

The video relates to the song a lot, with various trained professional dancers doing backflips, and various other moves that I can't even think of doing let alone know how to. Some of them really stand out, and I'm like, how'd you pull that one off?

The performance pieces are great to watch, they clearly enjoy this remix and I can't help but sing along, it's such a great song, and if it's not a hit here in the UK, I'm going to be shocked.

Overall a song that needs to chart at number one here in the UK, or at least really high, and it's so catchy. The accompanying music video, relates, is great to watch and is just perfect in every way. I love that they have people off the streets dancing too including Buzz Lightyear, Elmo, Minnie Mouse and Hello Kitty. As well as the Statue of Liberty. So much greatness all in one video.