When I Grow Up (Remixes)
I really hated this when I first heard it. But like most pop, it’s written in such a way that it wheedles its way into your heart like a manipulative boyfriend and finds some cunning way to hang around and eventually make you love it. And as usual, I didn’t personally care for it until I heard the remixes, the scope of which is almost overwhelming. Of course they went with Ralphi Rosario, as he was responsible for making club accessible the Dolls’ lead single from the first album, but then they added to the cast list Dave Audé, Dirty South, The Wideboys and Digital Dog, totaling 10 mixes, dubs and edits, and making this what was probably one of the most expensive single releases in months. The album has since been released, including what are probably several songs taken from Nicole Scherzinger’s cancelled solo album. From here, it looks like this album’s gonna keep the girls right where they’ve been for the last few years: a rock-steady pop staple.