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Bitter:Sweet — Dirty Laundry
Album: Putumayo: A New Groove
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Total ratings: 919









Released: 2007
Length: 3:18
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I've got a bad boy and that's alright with me
His dirty laundry is nothing that I can't keep clean
And when he needs an alibi
He can use me all night

What's the fun in playing it safe?
I think I'd rather misbehave
Your way

I'm just a bad girl, that's why we get along
Won't make excuses for anything I'm doing wrong
I'll pull the trigger in a flash
Watch out honey, step back

What's the fun in playing it safe?
Wouldn't you rather misbehave
My way

Oh baby show me the money my evil friend
Let's go to Mexico, drink margaritas in sin
I'll light a candle for good luck
Now come on baby let's...

What's the fun in playing it safe?
I think I'd rather misbehave
Your way

What's the fun in playing it safe?
Think I'd rather misbehave

We're simply mad
Simply mad
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for a moment I hoped it was Dre

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PANEcjhSfv4

too much for radioparadise


 SmackDaddy wrote:
One does not have to be gay to know about Carmen Miranda or the Merengue, just maybe a bit older than you.
 
Or a bit more cosmo. However, there may be a strong positive correlation between 'older' and 'cosmo'…

Don't be discouraged, jahgirl. The worst that can happen is you end up being a reminder.
 jahgirl8 wrote:
 misterbearbaby wrote:
I hear this song and am seized by a vision of a room full of Carmen Miranda clones dancing some sort of wild merengue. That they're all men is the slightly hallucinogenic  part... Musically it stinks. 
 
 Maybe you're gay, you sound like that's possible, give a try one time and see how you feel about it. Wwwwaittt... you ARE gay, duh. A handle like misterbearbaby says everything and you knew Carmen Miranda and  dancing merenge. The men I want fuck don't know the name of that dance.. I apologize if I'm incorrect, but if you think I am. return to my first sentence. I can't get any of my gay friends to listen to RP. Most of them have TERRIBLE music taste. But one, a brother-same of mine, has excellent music taste, has  given me the  gift of meeting the artists and watching from sidestage, I will never forget those times. But he thinks RP is a waste of time. He likes to control his playlist, period... and he's a great DJ, has spun many parties into dancing oblivion, even just six partiers will dance, he knows how to rock it. Anyway, try out the male interarraction, and see if it turns you on as much as you sound.bearbaby... confidentially of course, the joke is prob on me because you ARE gay, which is great, don't know why I automatically assume a man is hetero. Sorry if I embarrassed you. I'm new to this, but speaking freely to strangers is oddly addicting and therapuetic when I need it so desperately and I sure as shit don't want to be the crazy lady at Ralphs talking to everyone about more than they want to hear.   So I'll just be the crazy lady at home  safely behind my computer.
 
WTF? Please ramble some more. One does not have to be gay to know about Carmen Miranda or the Merengue, just maybe a bit older than you. I seriously think this is the worst comment I've ever read in over 10 years of listening to RP. Seek help.
 misterbearbaby wrote:
I hear this song and am seized by a vision of a room full of Carmen Miranda clones dancing some sort of wild merengue. That they're all men is the slightly hallucinogenic  part... Musically it stinks. 
 
 Maybe you're gay, you sound like that's possible, give a try one time and see how you feel about it. Wwwwaittt... you ARE gay, duh. A handle like misterbearbaby says everything and you knew Carmen Miranda and  dancing merenge. The men I want fuck don't know the name of that dance.. I apologize if I'm incorrect, but if you think I am. return to my first sentence. I can't get any of my gay friends to listen to RP. Most of them have TERRIBLE music taste. But one, a brother-same of mine, has excellent music taste, has  given me the  gift of meeting the artists and watching from sidestage, I will never forget those times. But he thinks RP is a waste of time. He likes to control his playlist, period... and he's a great DJ, has spun many parties into dancing oblivion, even just six partiers will dance, he knows how to rock it. Anyway, try out the male interarraction, and see if it turns you on as much as you sound.bearbaby... confidentially of course, the joke is prob on me because you ARE gay, which is great, don't know why I automatically assume a man is hetero. Sorry if I embarrassed you. I'm new to this, but speaking freely to strangers is oddly addicting and therapuetic when I need it so desperately and I sure as shit don't want to be the crazy lady at Ralphs talking to everyone about more than they want to hear.   So I'll just be the crazy lady at home  safely behind my computer.
 lizardking wrote:
So weird....just about 30 minutes ago I went to the mailroom where I work, where they have a radio playing and the Dr. Dre song that samples this track was on...I commented that the station I listen to (RP RULES!) often plays the song it was sampled from and I'm always momentarily hoping to hear actual hip-hop on RP (I know, probably NOT gonna happen) - not sure how the hell BillG knew I just had the conversation.  Maybe he's like Google or Alexa? 

Long Live RP!!

 
I think it's been a year since I last heard this, and boy if this doesn't define a 7 rating for me.  Not bad, not great, no real history with this song, reminds one of other songs, good groove, yeah....almost exactly what the 7 rating was made for....and Long Live RP!!
First time hearing this. I'm praying that the rest is as good as the first few notes!!
Are they a sample from something? My shoulders are moving. Yeaaaahh!!

Edit: Yes, in the heat of the moment didn't think to check older comments. Right you are guys, "Parce que tu crois", Charles Aznavour, 1966! And Dr Dre's What's the Difference is slower. Still, I think I like Bitter Sweet's better.

Thank you all for sharing your knowledge. Thanks RP :-)

So weird....just about 30 minutes ago I went to the mailroom where I work, where they have a radio playing and the Dr. Dre song that samples this track was on...I commented that the station I listen to (RP RULES!) often plays the song it was sampled from and I'm always momentarily hoping to hear actual hip-hop on RP (I know, probably NOT gonna happen) - not sure how the hell BillG knew I just had the conversation.  Maybe he's like Google or Alexa? 

Long Live RP!!

I've always liked this. Not heard that often these days, but when it comes on it feels groovy and puts me where I was when it was out...
I hear this song and am seized by a vision of a room full of Carmen Miranda clones dancing some sort of wild merengue. That they're all men is the slightly hallucinogenic  part... Musically it stinks. 
 
 Proclivities wrote:

I'm glad someone else remembers Charles Aznavour - he probably is too.

 
Charles Aznavour...didn't he look a lot like Ronnie Corbett?
 SinisterDexter wrote:


In these shoes?

 
right away, I looked to see if Kristy{#Sunny}
A little mambo, a little cake, mix with breathy voice, slip in a bit of orchestration, just the concoction for diversity which is why I am here at RP every second I can be. 
Shana Halligan can do the breathy /whiney thing anytime, I'm OK with it.
 SinisterDexter wrote:


In these shoes?

 
I keep forgetting to check out more Kristy. That's the only song of hers that I know and I love it. 
 sherasmommy wrote:
Sorry...this seriously sucks.  A whiny voice and a song compleately devoid of any genre or category...all over the place.  {#Rolleyes} 
  
Typesbad wrote:

I tend to like songs that cannot be categorized. I bet a lot of others here do too.

 
Pigeonholes are for pigeons.  More weird stuff, please RP.
The breathy, simulated torch, 1930s vibe is just trying too hard. Not that much fun really.
 sherasmommy wrote:
Sorry...this seriously sucks.  A whiny voice and a song compleately devoid of any genre or category...all over the place.  {#Rolleyes} 
 
I tend to like songs that cannot be categorized. I bet a lot of others here do too.
Sorry...this seriously sucks.  A whiny voice and a song compleately devoid of any genre or category...all over the place.  {#Rolleyes} 
 alanthecowboy wrote:

I think Bitter:Sweet and Dr. Dre both sampled Charles Aznavour...

 
I'm glad someone else remembers Charles Aznavour - he probably is too.
 Leonidas wrote:
the Dr.Dre sample used nicely here!


 
I think Bitter:Sweet and Dr. Dre both sampled Charles Aznavour...
 justlistening wrote:
Anybody else hear a little Kristy MacColl or The Cardigans?

 
Actually, I thought it was Lilly Allen!
Nice groove. Can't believe I haven't heard this before!
I'll take some o' dat dirty laundry to go, please!
 Byronape wrote:
This is one of those times when I'm glad I'm working the service desk alone...  No one has to see the bald guy groove.
 
I see you, Byronape.  Grooving.  You have some nice shoulder-action going on there, and I like that little flourish at the end of every verse.  I'm dancing, in my own way - kind of a herky-jerk motion because my right side seems to be developing an agenda of its own...

This is one of those times when I'm glad I'm working the service desk alone...  No one has to see the bald guy groove.
Let's Dance....
 justlistening wrote:
Anybody else hear a little Kristy MacColl or The Cardigans?
 

In these shoes?
 justlistening wrote:
Anybody else hear a little Kristy MacColl or The Cardigans?
 
I thought it was Kristy MacColl at first!  Love it!

slinky!
This very mixed music confuses me and the whining girls voice!!? Not my genre of music!
 justlistening wrote:
Anybody else hear a little Kristy MacColl or The Cardigans?
  Yes and Yes. But that is good!


 justlistening wrote:
Anybody else hear a little Kristy MacColl or The Cardigans?
 

Yep, I thought it was Kristy MacColl.
Anybody else hear a little Kristy MacColl or The Cardigans?
Let's go to Mexico drink margaritas.... hell yes.{#Dancingbanana}
the Dr.Dre sample used nicely here!

 Inamorato wrote:
I saw Bitter:Sweet perform a couple of weeks ago.  They put on a first rate show and everybody had a blast.
 

Where are they based?
I knew I heard that song on the Samantha Who promos somewhere...
I saw Bitter:Sweet perform a couple of weeks ago.  They put on a first rate show and everybody had a blast.
More .  More .  MORE!!!!!!!
 Misterfixit wrote:


Easier if you use the Mill!

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DN4CVX 73

Is that a callsign, short crypto or the meaningless ramblings of someone who cant spell in morse but wanted the cool noises?
Got to get back to work...
love this
strange_brew00 wrote:
yeah! this is great stuff!
yay - what a groove! :bananasplit:
yeah! this is great stuff!
The duo was formed when Halligan answered an ad listed on Craig's List for a singer posted by Shahani, who had previously founded the Supreme Beings of Leisure. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitter:sweet Gotta love the net!
themotion wrote:
Anyone seen the Victoria's Secret commercial using this song? ... Horrible and uncalled-for :liar: ... :shifty:
I mean, the song fits...
themotion wrote:
Anyone seen the Victoria's Secret commercial using this song? ... Horrible and uncalled-for :liar: ... :shifty:
i'd wash this dirty laundry anytime...
Anyone seen the Victoria's Secret commercial using this song? ... Horrible and uncalled-for :liar: ... :shifty:
Roverfish wrote:
In these shoes? I don't think so... Quite likeable tune. Wouldn't mind hearing more from these folks.
ditto. add: This one is getting old I think. Still okay though
fredriley wrote:
lurve
:fire:
Oooh, I do lurve bad girls to misbehave with :) Pant! Pant! :hearteyes:
egg-banjo wrote:
As an ex morse monkey, it had me reaching for my pen - Doh! Unusual but I quite like it.
Easier if you use the Mill! -.. -. ....- -.-. ...- -..- --... ...--
heyjoe3577 wrote:
I hear a Dr. Dre sampled beat in this song.
Yes definitely. "What's the difference between me and you".
As an ex morse monkey, it had me reaching for my pen - Doh! Unusual but I quite like it.
totally reminded me of jem, too!
Shoes, hats, whatever... You can leave it all on!
i like this but i am squeaky clean :think:
omg the things I could do with this song...um maybay the whole album. :o3
In These Shoes by Kirsty MacColl sounds almost identical to this in parts. I think Bitter Sweet owes her estate a few royalties.
Like a mix between Jem and Shivaree. Much likey. Now I have a craving to hear Jem! Edit: YAY! They started Jem right after. (giddy)
sounds a lot like The Cardigans to me.
Seriously: This is cool! I hate music done by arranging some samples. But this one has something... :)
Misterfixit wrote:
oh! yes! dirty laundry! quickly .. must stop hand ... must not listen to sexy girl voice ...stop hand stop ... ah! dirty laundry again! :bananasplit:
Um.. ew. tmi.
skdenfeld wrote:
Wow, I keep thinking this is Blu Cantrell's "Breathe" on an album, ironically called: Bittersweet.
I can totally hear that now that you mention it . . . but overall liking this more every time I hear it. 8.
Is it me or does she sound a lot like Emiliana Torrini? I love her!
Stuff like this oughta be played more often! Keep it coming!!! :dancingbanana_2:
oh! yes! dirty laundry! quickly .. must stop hand ... must not listen to sexy girl voice ...stop hand stop ... ah! dirty laundry again! :bananasplit:
Roverfish wrote:
In these shoes? I don't think so... Quite likeable tune. Wouldn't mind hearing more from these folks.
This is a remix, the song is from the album "The Mating Game" - it is awesome (if you like this style).
I hear a Dr. Dre sampled beat in this song.
Narty wrote:
I'm diggin' the arrangement! The strings cut and the horns stab, look out!
... OO! :war: I like that! :high-five:
Frater_Kork wrote:
Heh, she DOES sound like the missing sister between Kirsty MacColl and Lily Allen.
I like the slightly dirty aspect. I think Kirsty wouldv'e liked it.
I'm diggin' the arrangement! The strings cut and the horns stab, look out!
These Putumayo Recordin's have got the edge! :music: really love this! Thanx Bill for bein' so open to new music! :notworthy:
Useless.
Heh, she DOES sound like the missing sister between Kirsty McKoll and Lily Allen.
Roverfish wrote:
In these shoes? I don't think so... Quite likeable tune. Wouldn't mind hearing more from these folks.
What did you want to go and say that for? Now you have introduced the idea into head I wont be able to listen to that track again without hearing Kirsty.
In these shoes? I don't think so... Quite likeable tune. Wouldn't mind hearing more from these folks.
Wow, I keep thinking this is Blu Cantrell's "Breathe" on an album, ironically called: Bittersweet.
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
I came over to say the same! I thought my mp3 player had gone to shuffle or something. The day we hear Dre on RP, I will eat my hat.
Seems to be a popular little riff... it's also sampled by Bentley Rhythm Ace.
BigTimber wrote:
The main background beat in the begining is a sped-up version of a Dr. Dre beat from the song "what's the difference" from the album Dre 2001. Not sure where he got the sample from tho.
I came over to say the same! I thought my mp3 player had gone to shuffle or something. The day we hear Dre on RP, I will eat my hat.
Shesdifferent wrote:
Thought it was Shivaree or Camera Obscura.....still saucy!!
Me too.
Silly, but I like it.
i can picture this being the music for a remake of those classic 50's gidget movies :)
BigTimber wrote:
The main background beat in the begining is a sped-up version of a Dr. Dre beat from the song "what's the difference" from the album Dre 2001. Not sure where he got the sample from tho.
Wonder if we'll ever hear THAT on RP? :)
The singer reminds me of Lily Allen.
I just switched to sitting on an exercise ball as a chair, and I'm bouncing along to this one!!!
Thought it was Shivaree or Camera Obscura.....still saucy!!
I like a lot of the contemporary Lounge/007 sounds comin' round, but this is kind of....random. 5 for now.
Very Sassy.
... dirty laundry? :jump: love it!!!
At first I thought this was a terrible Dre remix, but after further listening I discovered the song as its own terrible entity.
BigTimber wrote:
The main background beat in the begining is a sped-up version of a Dr. Dre beat from the song "what's the difference" from the album Dre 2001. Not sure where he got the sample from tho.
TSOR on Wikipedia says: "Parce Que Tu Crois" by Charles Aznavour
coding_to_music wrote:
Shana had just returned home from "having a beautiful experience" in Europe
Yeah. It was good for me, too. We'll do lunch , babe.
The main background beat in the begining is a sped-up version of a Dr. Dre beat from the song "what's the difference" from the album Dre 2001. Not sure where he got the sample from tho.
I needed a new groove and I like this one.
Slinky... :whipit:
This is a pretty fun collection.