Song of the Day #2,514: ‘Somebody’ – Natalie La Rose feat. Jeremih

natalie_la_roseClosing out my latest dip into the mucky waters of Billboard’s Hot 100, I arrive at a song that features Jeremih singing that he wants to “take shots with somebody” to the tune of Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody.’

I don’t know if the performers grasp the irony of glorifying hard partying using a song whose famous singer died after prolonged substance abuse.

Probably not.

The song has a silky R&B appeal, though, I’ll give it that. La Rose, who is Surinamese but born and raised in Amsterdam, seems like a bit of a lightweight but she does the track justice.

[Intro: Jeremih]
Come on

[Natalie La Rose]
Natalie La Rose

[Chorus: Jeremih]
I wanna rock with somebody (whoah yeah)
I wanna take shots with somebody (shot, shot, shot, shot)
I wanna leave with somebody (somebody, come on, come on)
And we ain’t gonna tell nobody, we ain’t gonna tell nobody (nobody)

[Verse 1: Natalie La Rose]
Walk in, everybody knows what’s good
But some gonna hate, what’s new?
We just do our thing, no time to waste
Always play it cool

[Pre-Chorus: Natalie La Rose (Jeremih)]
And at the end of the night when the lights go out, will we turn down?
Oh no we won’t (we’ll never turn it down, we’ll never turn it down)
And when they try to make us leave, we turn and say we never going home
(And you know just what I wanna do)

[Chorus]

[Verse 2: Natalie La Rose]
Walk in, everybody know what’s good
We’re our only plug
Bring us everything we think we need
Tonight is going up (tonight is going up)

[Pre-Chorus] + [Chorus]

[Bridge]
In the club like what
We be in the party in the club like what
And the club like
We be in the city going dumb like what
In the club like what
We be in the party in the club like what
We be in the city going dumb like what
We be in the party in the club like what

[Pre-Chorus] + [Chorus]

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,514: ‘Somebody’ – Natalie La Rose feat. Jeremih

  1. Dana says:

    I’m curious if the Whitney Houson estate gave permission to use the borrowed chorus or whether they even needed to do so. Other than that clearly recognizable hook, the rest of this song is rather bland and indistinguishable.

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