Disclaimer: I am well aware that I exist in a demographic of people almost universally hated by VICE readers—fans of pop music. I think Katy Perry bangs. I have listened to practically nothing but that new Calvin Harris track for the last 24 hours. But if my Google Analytics are to be believed, you either listen exclusively Pavement, Leonard Cohen, or Lil Uzi Vert.
So I'm aware this one is gonna be a tough sell. However! I believe "Sledgehammer," by girl group Fifth Harmony (who now are really only capable of four-way harmonies, seeing as Camila up and freakin' left), is a very, very good pop song. One dimensional? Yes. Low flying? Correct. But woof! That melody! Wonderful stuff. Put it in an IV bag and hook me up, buddy. Very tasty stuff.
Which is probably why YouTube user TronicBox (who we interviewed last year after he reworked "What Do You Mean") put his hands to it. Since we spoke last year, he's also had a go at Ariana Grande's "Into You" (incredible) and Gotye and Kimbra's "Somebody That I Used to Know" (quite good). And loads more.
So without further ado, please remove your fedora and listen to some juicy 80s pop. God bless you, TronicBox.
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