Song of the Day: Flo Rida vs. Dead or Alive

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Of all the songs from The Wedding Singer that Flo Rida could've updated, I'm glad it was this 1985 dance classic by a band called Dead or Alive. I mean, we could've heard his sexy update of Culture Club's "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?" That'd be awful. And we're gonna be hearing the new Flo Rida a lot. A lot.

For the next six months, if you go somewhere people dance after 11 p.m., this song will be played at least once.

Why? Simple: infectious beat, a wall-of-sound synthesizer, blips, boops and a staccato, beat-bound flow style that works in a surprisingly captivating way. It shudders and shimmers and gyrates like the beautiful women it so expertly objectifies. If you're looking to make s--t rain this weekend at Columbus Gold, buy this single from iTunes, where it recently set a new download record.

Though its lyrics imply the song is an ode to oral sex, the emcee told MTV News a different story:

"The song is about a young lady, she might be in the strip club and she's got my head spinning round. Or any young lady that I might see walking past me that's getting my attention. She got it going on! I'm going crazy over her. I might go to the club and make it rain ... in the club on her because she got it going on."

Fun Fact: Put together, Flo Rida spells Florida. Weird!