Magic! - Rude

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Latium / RCA 88843044722
Cover Magic! - Rude
Latium / RCA -
Cover Magic! - Rude
Latium / RCA -
Cover Magic! - Rude
Latium / RCA -


Binnenkomst:05/07/2014 (Positie 80)
Laatste week notering:21/03/2015 (Positie 87)
Piekpositie:5 (1 week)
Aantal weken:38
Positie aller tijden:288 (2521 Punten)
Single Tip:21/06/2014 / Piek: 6 / Weken: 2
In de landen:
ch  Piek: 11 / Weken: 26
de  Piek: 7 / Weken: 31
at  Piek: 3 / Weken: 29
fr  Piek: 51 / Weken: 20
nl  Piek: 5 / Weken: 38
be  Piek: 37 / Weken: 14 (V)
  Piek: 44 / Weken: 3 (W)
se  Piek: 2 / Weken: 37
fi  Piek: 8 / Weken: 10
no  Piek: 2 / Weken: 21
dk  Piek: 3 / Weken: 22
it  Piek: 11 / Weken: 8
es  Piek: 5 / Weken: 35
au  Piek: 2 / Weken: 21
nz  Piek: 2 / Weken: 21


Promo - Digital Latium / RCA - (Sony) / EAN 0886444257794
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CD-Single Latium / RCA 88843044722 (Sony) / EAN 0888430447226
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2.Mama Didn't Raise No Fool
Zedd Remix - Digital Latium / RCA - (Sony) / EAN 0886444803595
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1.Rude (Zedd Remix)
Zedd Extended Remix - Digital Latium / RCA - (Sony) / EAN 0886444805506
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1.Rude (Zedd Extended Remix)

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Puntengemiddelde: 3.77Magic! - Rude (Reviews: 109)

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Great track!

I really do hope that this is the beginning of a reggae revival.

A very cool song!

I enjoyed it, but I may need to give the lyrics further examination as to whether they're positive or not.


Very random seeing it in the iTunes top 50 but I like it.

Cool sound only to be ruined by those stupid lyrics.

EDIT: LOL, I was completely wrong about the lyrics. I thought they were addressed to the girl, not her father. Next time I should look up the lyrics before judging them. (Or maybe I should get a new set of ears, or not blindy pass judgements on things I've half-heard. The more I think of this error the more embarrassed I get. Or maybe this is the reason why I don't listening to new music? Mishearing/incorrectly judging lyrics all the time? No this is probably me all the time, I'm just glad this song got rectified quickly because I like it now.)

EDIT 2: Well less than 24 hours later and I love it now.

Just another thought, that instrumental solo is incredibly lame and could be so much better and more interesting :P
Laatst gewijzigd: 16/12/2013 01:18

No. This is horrible. Please no revival lol

This is excellent! I loved this from the moment I played the preview on iTunes and it hasn't stopped growing on me. Everything about it is great. I'm not seeing any way the lyrics can't be considered positive ones. Unless the daughter in question is like six I suppose. That wouldn't be positive.

Edit: And apparently this song is much more complex than I initially thought. I simply found it to be a common tale of youngsters in love, with at least one disapproving parent thrown in the mix, but somehow that age-old tale is something people are constantly misunderstanding and trying to pick apart to be the cleverest and funniest.

I'm just not hearing the lyrical complexities others are. "Hey man, I got all dressed up and came to ask you for your permission to marry your daughter because I know you're kind of old-fashioned and like those sort of customs and I love her. But you were pretty harsh when you said no, and look, she loves me too and with or without your blessing we're going to get married." And they lived happily ever after?
Laatst gewijzigd: 24/12/2013 01:56

I like the song, its sugary lyrics really let the song down though. Still a great summer jam!!

I feel like the chorus is a bit of anti-climax, which is a shame because the verses seem to build it up quite nicely. I'm glad this is more reggae than it is ska, because I'm pretty much sick of average ska songs now. This is probably around average for me. 3.5

I like reggae and wouldn't mind a revival, but I can't get past how sickly sweet this sounds. Really not for me.

So so horrible, really hate this now. Please don't become a hit here.
Laatst gewijzigd: 09/06/2014 23:59

never believe its not so

Chris A
I definitely love that chorus the most, Quite a cool song.
Laatst gewijzigd: 05/09/2014 14:50

I refrained from reviewing this straight away because I had a feeling this would end up growing on me. I did not like it at all the first half a dozen times I heard it, but it is irresistible, and I have grown to love it very quickly. Such a fun summery track. Christmas #1 please!

The lead singer's voice is grating. Overall quite bad.

Annoying. If I was in an environment where I was forced to be exposed to this every day at work like I was back in 2011/12 I can see myself giving this a 1 but because I haven't been overexposed to it it gets a 2.

It's not normally what I enjoy but I don't mind this. It's pretty much guaranteed to be a big song over summer though and I might hate it by February.

Yeah I really don't like it though. I wish the lead singer would open his mouth a bit more and say the words properly, he sings lazily and it really gets on my nerves. Also the production is pretty much the same as all of the 'doesn't chart but gets heaps of airplay' reggae that gets played in NZ, so it's nothing fresh and very overused.

And the lyrics do get on my nerves as well.
Laatst gewijzigd: 25/02/2014 22:22

I can't help but wonder, what does the daughter think in this scenario? She can't be very flattered when she's constantly and only referred to in such unaffectionate terms ('your daughter', 'that girl'). And the guy is pretty quick to dismiss the father's objections to being down to the fact that he's an old fashioned guy. I would also like to hear his side of the story, for all I know, he's right to dismiss this weird stranger who claims that he wants to marry his daughter, he probably knows what's best for her. The 'protagonist' in this story says that despite the negative feedback, he is determined that he certainly will marry that person who is a girl. So really, HE's the one being rude!

I think if you're going to write a song where the crazy quirk is that it is *insert genre*, you have to do something with that. I can like reggae music, but this just doesn't have the right groove for me to get into. I suppose good on them for bizarrely getting an international hit, and I will take solace in the fact that this has at least brought me joy in picking apart its lyrics.

Also in hindsight with this being a huge worldwide smash, it's been interesting for me to see just how near universally (rightfully) reviled this song has been. Surely its destiny is to show up on decade end worst lists, eliciting the 'lol that was a thing' reaction.
Laatst gewijzigd: 25/06/2015 13:16

It's catchy, but they won't last of course, but who cares this will do for a fun song for now.

Dit zou wel eens een heel grote hit kunnen worden in 2014! Heel goed nummer!

Snormobiel Beusichem
▒ Aangename, swingende "Down Under" reggae / pop debuutplaat uit begin november 2013 van: "Nasri Atweh, Mark Pelli, Alex Tanas & Ben Spivak", alias: "Magic!" !!! Vet 4 sterren ☺!!!

@Anton - I made the same error. I knew one verse was at the father, but somehow thought some lyrics later in the song were also at the daughter, which made me think this was a stalking song, lol. I'm since corrected on that, by reading the lyrics.

I suppose the story in the lyrics is inconclusive. Is there a history with the guy and the father? Has the guy treated the girl nice? Does the father have a particular disdain for cheap suits? It gets me thinking this could be useful as a background song in many movies or dramas as we reach that later part of the show, where the guy is potentially close to popping the question.

Apart from all that, the reggae is done well. And thank goodness there's no unexpected dubstep bridge to attempt to modernise the song. I'll up the score as I think this will age well over time. 5*

It's still terrible and I hate this song with a passion. It's whiny, pretentious and it comes to no-one's surprise that this is their only hit song. I guess the general public must've realised their mistake of letting RUDE! play for so long.
Laatst gewijzigd: 03/02/2020 04:39

Awesome track! Is this the start of a reggae revival?


matty d
2 stars

When I first heard this I thought it was fresh and exactly what the charts were crying out for, something different!
When I found out they were Australian I was taken back as to how they came out with such a funky caribbean sound even.
Still enjoy this and i'm glad it's finally disappearing from over play on radio.

Peaked at #15 on my personal chart.

Came in at #190 on my TOP 200 OF 2013.

Came in at #92 on my TOP 200 OF 2014.

P = 102
Laatst gewijzigd: 17/04/2021 15:43

Fijn zomerdeuntje van de Canadese band: "Magic!", uit het voorjaar van 2014!!! Maakt nog wel kans op een zomerhitje, als de radiozenders een klein beetje meewerken, uiteraard!!! Maar voor mij persoonlijk ook zekers géén hoogvlieger, gewoon standaard!!! 😉

Fabio (auch Fabi GaGa)
In Down Under ein Hit, auch in den USA langsam ein Hit!
Eigentlich sollte das doch auch mal in Europa ein Hit werden nicht?!
Bei so vieler Werbung auf youtube etc.

Song gefällt mir sosolala...ganz gut fürs Radio, mehr aber nicht...

Redelijk nummer, maar het refrein verveelt snel. De rest klinkt wel lekker, vooral de instrumentals. Bovendien heeft dit nummer een goede betekenid. Misschien een hitje?

Edit 18/07/2014:
Ik moet nu heel eerlijk toegeven dat dit een lekker nummer vind dat héél dicht tegen de 5 sterren aanligt. Het refrein verveelt helemaal niet. Alles aan dit nummer is catchy!
Laatst gewijzigd: 18/07/2014 17:08

Ik hou niet zo van reggae, maar ik vind dit best een lekker plaatje. Origineel 'point of view', om zo maar even te zeggen, want de tekst is gericht aan de vader, die het niet ziet zitten dat die lapzwans met zijn dochter trouwt. De klaploper in kwestie zegt tegen pappie dat hij toch wel met haar trouwt en noemt hem onbeschoft omdat hij hem geen toestemming geeft om met zijn dochter te trouwen. Wie is hier nou onbeschoft...? Hoe dan ook, 'Rude' is een lekker plaatje dat op het verkeerde moment is uitgebracht (januari), maar nu (anno zomer 2014) alsnog een zomerhitje schijnt te worden. Van mij mag het.

Edit 03/08/2014: Het nummer staat hier al een aantal dagen op repeat en bovendien heeft het de hoge regionen in de hitlijst gehaald, dus wat mij betreft is de intentie een zomerhit te scoren geslaagd. Maximale waardering.
Laatst gewijzigd: 03/08/2014 17:53

Dit is opzich een leuk nummer. Vooral de coupletten klinken veelbelovend, maar het refrein stelt me wat teleur. Het refrein is niet slecht, maar minder leuk als de rest. Het kinkt zelfs een beetje zomers, dus misschien een hitje. Ik ben niet echt weg van reagge, maar nummers als 'Man Down' van Rihanna vind ik wel leuk. Deze ook wel een beetje.

Op bepaalde momenten kan ik wel lekker gaan op reggae en als het in zo'n populair hitgevoelig sausje is gegoten moet het haast wel iets gaan doen in de lijsten. Verrassend lekkere track.

Ik houd dus niet zo van dit soort muziek. Bob Marley is daarop een kleine uitzondering. Dit nummer vind ik verder maar matig, totaal niet interessant.


I like this and think it has a good groove. UK#1 and Ireland#3.
Laatst gewijzigd: 15/08/2014 16:06

Good, but nothing special.

Er is goede reggae muziek en er is slechte. Dit is verschrikkelijk plat.

Simpel en saaie plaat!!!

Op zich niet heel slecht, maar wel een beetje saaie reggae.

Relaxte reggae muziek, niet meer maar ook zeker niet minder. 4 punten dus van mij.

pathetic childish
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