Leave it to electronic music duo The Knocks to surprise you with an unexpected twist. "Girls", by British band the 1975, is an 80's punk influenced song with youthful pop lyrics. It comes in 3rd or 4th place off their self-titled album released earlier this year. With The Knocks' golden touch, however, the song is transformed into a dance floor hit. The upbeat tempo makes the British accent even more distinguishable and the progressive build up culminates when a deep house voice intonates, "cause she can't be what you need," before lead singer, Matt Healy, sings the catchy chorus "Cause they're just girls breaking hearts/ eyes bright, uptight, just girls." Most notably, the added nu-disco beats and synth melodies make the song even more infectious.
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