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Jason Derulo, ‘Don’t Wanna Go Home’ – Song Review

Jason Derulo Dont Wanna Go HomeJason Derulo and his crew ‘Don’t Wanna Go Home’ on the lead single from the singer’s upcoming sophomore album, ‘Future History.’

Virtually nothing about the song is original, starting with its sample of the 1993 Robin S house classic ‘Show Me Love.’

The hook is based on ‘Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)': “Day-O, me say day-o / Daylight come and we don’t wanna go home.” Derulo’s a little late to the banana boat party, given that Lil Wayne just sampled the same song on ‘6 Foot 7 Foot.’

Derulo and co-writers the Fliptones also recycle the Lil Jon lyric “From the window to the wall,” making it a prominent part of the track.

Derulo says in a press release, “In the midst of all the turmoil in the world, I wanted to create a song that made you forget your problems. So escape home, forget reality, and live it up!”

We’re betting listeners will do just that. Despite the track’s lack of originality, the beat is irresistible, and its lyrics about staying out all night are likely to resonate with summer partiers. ‘Don’t Wanna Go Home’ is a song that succeeds in spite of its shortcomings.

‘Future History’ is scheduled for a late summer release. Derulo’s debut produced three big hits: ‘Whatcha Say,’ ‘In My Head’ and ‘Ridin’ Solo.’

Rating: 8/10

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