So here’s the equation with this single. David Guetta + Kelly Rowland + EMI = mammoth Aussie hit. David Guetta + Kelly Rowland + Universal = mammoth Aussie flop. Yet there was no denying that Kelly Rowland’s David Guetta-produced single ‘Commander’ was a dancefloor stomper that was easily in the same league as its predecessor. Sure, Sony may have dropped her because they wanted Kel to stick to her R&B roots, but here was an artist who wasn’t afraid to try something a little new, and after roping in producer-of-the-moment David Guetta, she crossed over with spectacular results.
It was a dancefloor stomper with big diva vocals that more than deserved its time in the chart sun, and was accompanied by a stylish clip that featured a Kelly v Kelly military style dance-off resplendent with an army of dancing soldiers.
Yes indeed – it’s our No.4 top pop song of 2010… Kelly Rowland with ‘Commander’.