We were a little undecided as to whether this track deserved to be sitting ahead of Adele’s stunning ‘Someone Like You’ in our Single Of The Year countdown for 2011. And we don’t know whether or not it was because the lyrical content really spoke to us personally across the course of the year, but we had to face facts – Nicole Scherzinger’s ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’ is (and will always be) a cracking good pop song and deserves to be this high in the countdown.
From the get-go, the song utilises its insanely catchy chorus to sucker you right in, before Nicole starts telling the story of a love who’s done her wrong, discovering her inner strength, getting a little angry with how she was treated and slowly but surely getting back on her feet again. It’s a tale for the ages, with awesome arrangement and composition by Messrs Falk, Josefsson and Rami who keep things interesting with a contrasting bridge, before that dangerously addictive chorus kicks in again ’til close. It’s an awesome, awesome pop track.
Yes indeedy, she’s bagged No.03 on our Single Of The Year countdown – her name is Nicole (Scherzinger) and her single is ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’.