Holiday

Album: Tongue "N" Cheek (2009)
Charted: 1
  • Like Rascal's 2008 UK #1 single, "Dance Wiv Me," this is a collaboration with electro producer Calvin Harris.
  • R&B vocalist Chrome, who also performed vocals on "Dance Wiv Me," sings the hook on this song.
  • Dizzee told the NME June 13, 2009: "it's some knight in shining armour s—t. It's got some trance sounds, but the tempo is quite slow-its danceable, though it's got a really summery feel." Harris added: "I don't sing on it, which is a bonus for everyone I think - I'm just producing it, and I wrote the music."
  • Harris originally penned this song for British five-piece girl group The Saturdays. He told The Independent on Sunday August 2, 2009 "But they didn't like it. Or their A&R guy didn't like it. But Dizzee liked it. It happens."
  • Rascal told The Sun August 28, 2009 about the song's music video, which shows Dizzee partying in Ibiza surrounded by bikined beauties and 1990s drum'n'bass star Goldie. He said: "I was looking for a Boogie Nights feel."
    Dizzee is clad in an Oswald Boateng white suit: "I had to look around for that one but I had my little discount because I'd seen him (Boateng) that week backstage at a Lenny Kravitz concert. He was cool."
  • Tongue N' Cheek marked Dizzee Rascal's move away from his Grime roots, in favour of more mainstream Pop music. He explained to The Daily Telegraph August 10, 2009: "'I live in a country house in Kent now, big pond, big fish, big whatever, and when I first moved in, I had a little pool party kind of thing. Where I lived before I didn't really invite anyone round, but this time there were about 20 people there, and I suddenly realised that what I needed to do was make an album you could play all the way through without spoiling the party."
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Tommy JamesSongwriter Interviews

"Mony Mony." "Crimson and Clover." "Draggin' The Line." The hits kept coming for Tommy James, and in a plot line fit for a movie, his record company was controlled by the mafia.

Director Paul Rachman on "Hunger Strike," "Man in the Box," KissSong Writing

After cutting his teeth on hardcore punk videos, Paul defined the grunge look with his work on "Hunger Strike" and "Man in the Box."

Top American Idol Moments: Songs And ScandalsSong Writing

Surprise exits, a catfight and some very memorable performances make our list of the most memorable Idol moments.

Jack Blades of Night Ranger and Damn YankeesSongwriter Interviews

Revisit the awesome glory of Night Ranger and Damn Yankees: cheesily-acted videos, catchy guitar licks, long hair, and lyrics that are just plain relatable.

They Might Be GiantsSongwriter Interviews

Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.

Andy McClusky of OMDSongwriter Interviews

Known in America for the hit "If You Leave," OMD is a huge influence on modern electronic music.