New Music: The Wanted – “Walks Like Rihanna”

Stream The Wanted's "Walks Like Rihanna"

Hmm, flattery or shade?  British boy band The Wanted premiered their brand new single “Walks Like Rihanna” this morning on Capital FM, and it’s built around the line, “She can’t sing, she can’t dance, but who cares?  She walks like Rihanna.”  Now just WHAT are these boys trying to say?  I saw Rih in concert last month and I can assure you, she CAN sing and she CAN dance, she’s just gonna be an hour and a half late to the show!

All kidding aside, I don’t think the boys are really trying to shade Rihanna.  She’s even bigger in the U.K. than she is in the U.S. and it would be a huge mistake (not to mention the fact that she would drag them to the pits on every form of social media imaginable).  Still, the lyrics can be easily misconstrued and you better believe the Beyonce stans are having a field day.

MTV reports that “Walks Like Rihanna” is produced by hit-maker Dr. Luke, and to be honest, it sounds a little more One Direction than The Wanted, but I still like it.  The, “Our hearts go boom, boom! Boom, boom!” bit is quite adorable.

Stream “Walks Like Rihanna” via YouTube below.  Do you think it’s a hit?  Let me know in the comments!

The_Wanted,_2012,” © 2012 Joella Marano, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

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