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Ed Sheeran's new song featuring Bruno Mars and Chris Stapleton!

2HBStrat

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Perfect Marketable Pop Rock for today's visual entertainment ! Would be nice to see what they would be capable of musically if $$$$ wasn't the only goal.
If $$$$ was "the only goal" they could certainly have produced a much more EDM pop based song that this one...
I dig it. No doubt it will be a big hit.....
That remains to be seen...
Greta Van Fleet influenced?....
Not influenced, but in the same ball park...GVF hasn't had a hit single afaik...
 

Tone_Terrific

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Not influenced, but in the same ball park...GVF hasn't had a hit single afaik...
By influenced I mean pointed in that direction by an apparent opening in the market for that type of music as indicated by some GVF success.
 

Gasp100

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Mediocre at best, contrived groove, absurd lyrics - makes Bon Scott era ACDC read like Shakespeare:

I'm feelin' like a bullet
Jumpin' out a gun
I'm feelin' like a winner
I feel like the one
You're doin' somethin' to me
You're doin' somethin' strange
Well, jump back, talk to me, woman
You make me wanna make a baby, baby
Uh
Supernatural woman
Supernatural freak
Don't know what you're doin'
Got me feelin' weak
Oh, I wanna call you fever, baby
You can set a fire on me
Hot damn, pop it like a pistol, mama
You got me down on my knees, begging please
I'm comin', baby
I'm comin' for you, yeah
Locked (locked), loaded (loaded)
Shoot my shot tonight
I'm comin', baby
I'm comin' for you
Pull my trigger, let me blow your mind
You red leather rocket
You lil' foxy queen
Everybody's watchin'
Pretty little thing
Baby, tell me, what's your fantasy?
Come closer, let's talk about it
You want white lines in a limousine
Whipped cream, and everything in-between, yeah
I'm comin', baby
I'm comin' for you, yeah
Locked (locked), loaded (loaded)
Shoot my shot tonight
I'm comin', baby
I'm comin' for you
Pull my trigger, let me blow your mind
I'm comin', baby
I'm comin', baby
I'm comin' for you, yeah
Locked (locked), loaded (loaded)
Shoot my shot tonight
I'm comin', baby
I'm comin' for you
Pull my trigger, let me blow your mind, oh!
 

2HBStrat

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Mediocre at best, contrived groove, absurd lyrics ...
Since when have those things been a barrier to success?

"When I was a little biddy boy,
My grandmother bought me a cute little toy.
Silver bells hangin' on a string,
She told me it was my ding-a-ling-a-ling!
Oh, my ding-a-ling, my ding-a-ling,
I want you to play with my ding-a-ling!
My ding-a-ling, my ding-a-ling,
I want you to play with my ding-a-ling!
Then momma took me to Sunday school,
They tried to teach me the golden rule.
Ev'rytime the choir would sing,
I'd take out my ding-a-ling-a-ling!
Oh, my ding-a-ling...
And then momma took me to Grammar school,
But I stopped off in the vestibule.
Ev'ry time that bell would ring,
Catch me playin' with my ding-a-ling-a-ling!
Oh, my ding-a-ling...
Once I was climbin' the garden wall,
I slipped and had a terrible fall.
I fell so hard I heard bells ring,
But held on to my ding-a-ling-a-ling!
Oh, my ding-a-ling...
I remember the girl next door,
We used to play house on the kitchen floor.
She'd be the queen, I'd be the king,
And I let her play with my ding-a-ling-a-ling!
Oh, my ding-a-ling...
Once I was swimmin' 'cross Turtle Creek,
Man, them snappers all around my feet.
Sure was hard swimmin' 'cross that thing,
With both hands holdin' my ding-a-ling-a-ling!
Oh, my ding-a-ling...
The girl downstairs, she's a big and bold,
Grandma warned me, she's too old.
She used to take me swingin' in a schoolyard swing,
Swing down and take my ding-a-ling-a-ling!
Oh, my ding-a-ling...
This here song it ain't so sad,
The cutest little song you ever had.
Those of you who will not sing,
You must be playin' with your own ding-a-ling!
Oh, your ding-a-ling, oh, your ding-a-ling,
We saw you playin' with your ding-a-ling!
Well, my ding-a-ling, everybody sing,
I want to play with my ding-a-ling!
My ding-a-ling, my ding-a-ling,
I want to play with my ding-a-ling!"
 

Gasp100

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And? What's your point?

Since when have those things been a barrier to success?

"When I was a little biddy boy,
My grandmother bought me a cute little toy.
Silver bells hangin' on a string,
She told me it was my ding-a-ling-a-ling!
Oh, my ding-a-ling, my ding-a-ling,
I want you to play with my ding-a-ling!
My ding-a-ling, my ding-a-ling,
I want you to play with my ding-a-ling!
Then momma took me to Sunday school,
They tried to teach me the golden rule.
Ev'rytime the choir would sing,
I'd take out my ding-a-ling-a-ling!
Oh, my ding-a-ling...
And then momma took me to Grammar school,
But I stopped off in the vestibule.
Ev'ry time that bell would ring,
Catch me playin' with my ding-a-ling-a-ling!
Oh, my ding-a-ling...
Once I was climbin' the garden wall,
I slipped and had a terrible fall.
I fell so hard I heard bells ring,
But held on to my ding-a-ling-a-ling!
Oh, my ding-a-ling...
I remember the girl next door,
We used to play house on the kitchen floor.
She'd be the queen, I'd be the king,
And I let her play with my ding-a-ling-a-ling!
Oh, my ding-a-ling...
Once I was swimmin' 'cross Turtle Creek,
Man, them snappers all around my feet.
Sure was hard swimmin' 'cross that thing,
With both hands holdin' my ding-a-ling-a-ling!
Oh, my ding-a-ling...
The girl downstairs, she's a big and bold,
Grandma warned me, she's too old.
She used to take me swingin' in a schoolyard swing,
Swing down and take my ding-a-ling-a-ling!
Oh, my ding-a-ling...
This here song it ain't so sad,
The cutest little song you ever had.
Those of you who will not sing,
You must be playin' with your own ding-a-ling!
Oh, your ding-a-ling, oh, your ding-a-ling,
We saw you playin' with your ding-a-ling!
Well, my ding-a-ling, everybody sing,
I want to play with my ding-a-ling!
My ding-a-ling, my ding-a-ling,
I want to play with my ding-a-ling!"
 

laurabaileysirishcre

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Fun song, I felt like I heard that main guitar riff before, but I still enjoyed it.

Chris Stapleton sounded great. After hearing him sing, I didn't want him to stop.

This is personal taste, I didn't like how produced the vocals sounded (heavy echo in the verses, and other vocal effects). I would rather just hear their voices.
 

xzacx

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There are a lot of songs on Ed's new album I really like, but I think this is probably the worst. Only one I skip every time.
 

2HBStrat

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There are a lot of songs on Ed's new album I really like, but I think this is probably the worst. Only one I skip every time.
I haven't heard the rest of the album...are the other songs like this one or more like previous Ed Sheeran songs?
 

NotTheArrow

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I know who Bruno is because of that Prince cover song he did about Michelle P. being white gold.
But the others I don't know.
 

jads57

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So interesting to see the viewpoints of different ageTGP members. Once the younger members become more aware of their musical history,they might see it differently.

For me this is just rehashed, remarketed Prince Soft Porn MTV video. And I'm not a Prince fan,LOL!
 

xzacx

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I haven't heard the rest of the album...are the other songs like this one or more like previous Ed Sheeran songs?
Probably neither actually. The whole album is collaborations, and there is a pretty broad range of guests. I'd say the songs are more him incorporating the collaborators' styles than the other way around.

There's definitely a lot of hip-hop influence, so it's even less TGP-friendly fare than his older stuff. You seem to be someone with an open mind musically though, so it's worth checking out. There's a few artists on it I'm a big fan of like Ella Mai and H.E.R.

 
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2HBStrat

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So interesting to see the viewpoints of different ageTGP members. Once the younger members become more aware of their musical history,they might see it differently.

For me this is just rehashed, remarketed Prince Soft Porn MTV video. And I'm not a Prince fan,LOL!
And Prince could be rehashed James Brown with a bit of Hendrix?
 

jhumber

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The riff is, to me, reminiscent of Velvet Revolver...I wonder if Chris Stapleton is playing that riff...he's a rocker!
I think I recall hearing an Ed Sheeran interview recently where he said Bruno Mars is playing guitar, bass and drums on this track.

Edit: Wikipedia has Mars down as guitar, drums, moog and producer of the track - and credits bass to one of the other writers: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blow_(Ed_Sheeran,_Chris_Stapleton_and_Bruno_Mars_song) . I learnt the track last week for a party band, great solo by BM, very angular and non-cliche but still full of hooks.
 
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