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136-137 donkeyboy / joe mcelderry - ambitions
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Ambitions
Donkeyboy
Ambitions


LANGUAGE English
GENRE Rock
STYLE Pop Rock
FORMAT MP3 VBR
LENGTH 3:08
VERSION Album
YEAR 2009, 2010
LABEL Warner Music Norway






Ambitions
Joe McElderry
Ambitions


LANGUAGE English
GENRE Pop
STYLE Cover, Dance Pop
FORMAT MP3 192kbps
LENGTH 2:54
VERSION Single
YEAR 2010
LABEL Syco Music



Donkeyboy is a Norwegian band that was discovered on Myspace.  Eventually, it was signed to Warner Music Norway.  Their debut single "Ambitions" hit #1 in 2009.  Their first album Caught in a Life would sport one more #1 single and four top ten singles.  Donkeyboy consists of lead Cato, Kent, Peter, Thomas and Alexander.  ¶  Joseph McElderry (b. 1991) is an English singer born in South Shields.  His rise to fame was winning 2009's season of The X Factor.  His cover of Miley Cyrus' "The Climb" reached #1 on the charts.  In 2010, Joe will release his first album.  ¶  I've never heard of Donkeyboy, but I knew of Joe from tabloids (the nineteen-year old X Factor kid who told the world he's gay after someone hacked his Twitter).  The kid can sing, albeit in a standard pop way.  He didn't exactly wow me.  I was worried that this new side to his personal life would hinder his popularity, but only time will tell.  His producers decided to make Donkeyboy's hit song the lead single from McElderry's album.  His version is more dance oriented (more Glee than club) and is cheesy fun.  Some have been startled by Joe's random falsetto, but it's really no different than how Cato sings.  The original sports an eighties inspired synthesized chorus as well as guest vocals from fellow Norwegian singer Linnea Dale.  Joe's video for "Ambitions" is disgustingly adorable.  Donkeyboy's video is about strangers who share an infectious disease.  Huh.  The official CD or iTunes rip of Joe's "Ambitions" has yet to be released so bear with this high quality video rip until next month.

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