More than any other, this song closed my DJ sets in 2007, and it never failed to send the party out on the perfect ending note: boisterous, upbeat, cheeky — and not a little melancholic. The lyrics, despite being delivered in clumsy French accents, are catchy enough — and ridiculous enough — to have everyone singing along by the end: "Everybody's happy to believe in love/ Everybody wants to have a hot flip-side." (The song's an ambivalent paean to the joys of an affair.) Even if you don't catch the song's drift, the rollicking piano riffs make for instant levity, and the adrenaline levels only rise when the chorus quotes Technotronic's "Pump Up the Jam," making even the sternest curmudgeon nostalgically misty-eyed. 2007 was the year that French electronic music broke the U.S. in a big way, but Noze remain criminally neglected. Would it be too much to ask for fans to slip out of Justice's grasp for a hot flip-side with a different Parisian duo?
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