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It would be better, though, if we could put Ciara's "Body Party," which Mike Will Made It also produced, up there instead. After being released back in March, it's been hanging around just above the Hot 100's midpoint, and for as deep as it's dug itself into the hearts of a certain taxon of sappy hip-hop/R&B fan, the passion it's inspired has yet to flare up into full-on chart success. Which has some of those sappy hip-hop/R&B fans low-key angry.
Like Drake's more popular "Started From the Bottom," "Body Party" offers simple pleasures. The relationship between Ciara and Future in the song seems as uncomplicated and kind of charmingly corny and old-fashioned as their one in real life, and the beat reflects the same kind of unhurried pleasure. The song has elements that can appeal to R&B fans, rap fans, fans of Ghost Town DJs' "My Boo," or people in cornball love with each other and not giving a fuck what other people think.
In fact, there's not much else on the chart that offers such a relatively chaste, holding-hands view of romantic entanglements right now. And maybe that's what fans of the song can tap into to move it out of its midchart doldrums. An outraged parent protesting against pop music needs an alternative to offer as something worthy of her children's attention. With the right kind of persuasion it could be possible to get One Million Moms or some similar group who are no doubt furious over Miley Cyrus's corruption of young minds to promote "Body Party" as a wholesome portrait of healthy heterosexual romance and get the conservatives buying copies.
We'd probably have to change the cover art first.