Cryin’ Over You
Nightcrawlers feat. Taio Cruz
This combination seemed to come completely out of left field, but the union of these two forces is pretty heavenly. The Nightcrawlers, whom clubbers will remember from their dubby 1995 un-singalongable yet ubiquitous “Push the Feeling On,” team up with Taio Cruz, the Euro Soul-cum-American electro-pop crossover breakout, to create “Cryin’ Over You.” “Cryin’” sounds exactly like the arrangements John Reid sang as The Nightcrawlers, but with the exponentially stronger pipes of Taio pushing the product into the realm of epic. And when you add in the contributing remixers, including Freemasons, Cahill, LMC, Kenny Hayes and Jorg Schmid, this is a top contender for 2011 late-summer anthem. Taio’s had a long road to American pop relevance from Euro obscurity, but it’s nice to see someone like him unafraid to pay a little homage to the sound of his townspeople.