From the opening bars right through to the end, here is a song reminiscent of tacky disco disasters at a Butlin’s holiday resort - where many under the influence of pina coladas think it’s a good idea to swagger together doing the conga. However, whilst thoughts of such drunken hazed nights in neon Bermuda shorts and Pat Butcher plastic earrings is quite cringeworhty, it's secretly known that it was a jolly good blast at the time.
Which is exactly what 'Baby (Stand Up)' expands into. This unabashed, fruity tune is the brainchild of a Swedish band who seem to be taken by the electro twist of Erasure, Human League and Visage – only to pay to tribute the over-excessive joys of 80s Eurovision. Overall, it's one of those heartbeat rhythm guilty pleasures that will eventually get you grooving, despite all your resistance.
6Rosanna Alam's Score