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The Wanted , 'Walks Like Rihanna' -- New Song


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English boy-band The Wanted is giving a shoutout to Rihanna in their latest single. 'Walks Like Rihanna' is the third second single from their upcoming third album. It follows the top-charting hits 'Chasing the Sun' and 'I Found You.'

'Walks Like Rihanna' differs a bit from the previous two singles and sounds like a pure pop hit and a feel-good, summer anthem. The fun track was produced by Dr. Luke, who builds the song around pulsating dance beats that will work well with plenty of hand-claps. A sing along 'boom boom boom' makes the song memorable behind a strong bass and The Wanted harmonies' work as well as usual. Still, the lyrics don't match songs like 'Glad You Came' as the repetitive verses seem to dismiss many negative qualities about a woman, because she "walks like Rihanna." The song is sort of complimentary, but may not include the typical lyrics that teen-pop fans are used to hearing. "She can't sing, she can't dance, but who cares, she walks like Rihanna."

The music video is a parody of three classic music videos. There are scenes that are similar to 'Bye, Bye, Bye' by N'Sync, 'I Want It That Way' by Backstreet Boys, and 'Back for Good' by Take That. The still untitled third album has been pushed back several times for release, but is expec ted to feature many collaborations, including tracks with Pitbull, LMFAO, and Chris Brown. Take a listen to 'Walks Like Rihanna' right now on AOL Radio's New Pop First.


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