A simple chorus and an obnoxiously contagious beat is sometimes all you need to craft one hell of a banger, and Salme Dahlstrom’s “1-2-3-4-5” is no exception.
Promising to be one of this summer’s hottest party tracks, “1-2-3-4-5” kicks off the poolside parade with a monstrously hard hitting track that you will never get out of your head. All the elements of a hot pop hit are abound in this one: simple but catchy rap vocals about dancing and feeling good by Mikey P, an unbelievably hooky beat channeling Black Eyed Peas Monkey Business vibes, and a chorus that is incredibly fun to chant along to on the dancefloor, all come together to create this massive hit. It comes and goes, that is, if you don’t have the song playing on repeat, and so it never overstays its welcome. There’s enough packed into this track that it has some longevity before you get sick of it, and luckily that’s not gonna happen too quickly.
The best part perhaps is that there’s nothing awfully pretentious about this track. It doesn’t feel like it’s trying too hard to have fun, rather it’s something Dalhstrom has committed to before the track even started. And, paired up with a bombastic performance by Mikey P, the two create an energetic force that listeners will certainly have a hard time sweating off.
Of course, you don’t have to wait until the count of 5 to begin the party. You simply have to press play and allow this absolutely sizzling track to take you over.