Song Review: The Wanted – “Walks Like Rihanna”

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One Direction might be the favorite boy band in many teeny bopper hearts, but The Wanted could be pulling ahead in the race for best British pop group with the release of their new single, “Walks Like Rihanna.” Ever since the release of their debut album The Wanted, in 2010, featuring the hit single “All Time Low,” the five man band from the UK has won over hearts with their singing talents and charming good looks.

While they only have two albums under their belt so far, The Wanted have found great success in the pop world. Songs like “Glad You Came” and “Chasing the Sun” rocketed to the top of the charts. Like these popular tracks, “Walks Like Rihanna” is a love song. It’s about a musically untalented yet showstoppingly beautiful young lady; it’s a song for a girl who, as the title would suggest, walks like Rihanna.

“Walks Like Rihanna” starts off with an enchanting piano intro, delving immediately into a strong pulsing beat that leads into a catchy chorus. What really makes the song complete is a harmonized chant of “Our hearts go boom boom!” that builds into the final, powerful chorus.  A song like this is likely to become a summer hit, blasting from open car windows as pop fans of all ages sing along.

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