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Dynamite (Taio Cruz) (UK)
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This particular Cruz cut has a slightly robotic, relaxed feel to it, which should help get the attention of those who haven’t yet had the pleasure of hearing the UK pop star sing about breaking poor girls’ hearts. If Taio’s edgy production and Seal-like vocals don’t have you hooked by the first verse, then maybe he’ll be reeling you out of the water by the song’s end.

You can sing to the karaoke video here.

I throw my hands up in the air sometimes
Saying AYO!
Gotta let go!
I wanna celebrate and live my life
Saying AYO!
Baby, let's go!

I came to dance, dance, dance, dance
I hit the floor
'Cause that's my plans, plans, plans, plans
I'm wearing all my favourite
Brands, brands, brands, brands
Give me some space for both my hands, hands, hands, hands
Ye, ye

Cause it goes on and on and on
And it goes on and on and on
Yeah!

I throw my hands up in the air sometimes
Saying AYO!
Gotta let go!
I wanna celebrate and live my life
Saying AYO!
Baby, let's go!

'Cause we gon' rock this club
We gon' go all night
We gon' light it up
Like it's dynamite!
'Cause I told you once
Now I told you twice
We gon' light it up
Like it's dynamite!

I came to move, move, move, move
Get out the way of me and my crew, crew, crew, crew
I'm in the club so I'm gonna do, do, do, do
Just what the **** came here to do, do, do, do
Yeb, yeb

Cause it goes on and on and on
And it goes on and on and on
Yeah!

I throw my hands up in the air sometimes
Saying AYO!
Gotta let go!
I wanna celebrate and live my life
Saying AYO!
Baby, let's go!

'Cause we gon' rock this club
We gon' go all night
We gon' light it up
Like it's dynamite!
'Cause I told you once
Now I told you twice
We gon' light it up
Like it's dynamite!

I'm gonna take it all
Like I'm gonna be the last one standing.
Higher over all
Like I'm gonna be the last one landing.
'Cause I, I, I believe it
And I, I, I
I just want it all, I just want it all
I'm gonna put my hands in the air
Ha-hands in the air
Put your hands in the air

I throw my hands up in the air sometimes
Saying AYO!
Gotta let go!
I wanna celebrate and live my life
Saying AYO!
Baby, let's go!

'Cause we gon' rock this club
We gon' go all night
We gon' light it up
Like it's dynamite!
'Cause I told you once
Now I told you twice
We gon' light it up
Like it's dynamite!

THROW= If you throw your hands up in the air, you put your hands high up quickly, with an energetic movement.

AYO= (coll. AmE) It's a merging of "Hey, Yo!", two colloquial greetings put together. It is mainly used when addressing an individual in any given situation to get his or her attention.

GOTTA LET GO= I have to relax.

WANNA= (coll.) Want to.

CELEBRATE= To party and have fun (esp. to commemorate something like a victory, a birthday, etc.). To celebrate life is to be happy and have fun just because you love life.

I HIT THE FLOOR= (coll.) If you hit a place, you go there. The floor here refers to the dance floor.

'CAUSE= (coll.) Because (also spelled COZ in BrE and CUZ in AmE)

THAT'S MY PLANS= It should be "those are my plans" or "that's my plan". The author was probably thinking of "my plans" as a package, as one thing, so he uses a singular verb (informal English can be much more flexible, but standard English would consider this a mistake).

BRANDS= A trademark or distinctive name identifying a product or a manufacturer. Famous brands in clothing are: Levis, G-Star, Lacoste...

FOR BOTH MY HANDS= For my two hands.

IT GOES ON= It continues. The form "it goes on and on and on" is emphatic, so it means "it never stops".

GON'= (coll.) gonna = be going to
- We gon' rock this club = We're going to rock this disco (we're going to party wilder than anyone else)
- We gon' go all night = We're going to be dancing all night long
- We gon' light it up = We're going to bring fun to it

ROCK= (coll.) If you rock a place you agitate it, you cause a commotion there, in this case because you party and dance so much and good that everybody gets overexcited about you.

CLUB= Disco.

WE GON' GO ALL NIGHT= We're going to continue (partying) all night long.

LIGHT IT UP= If you light something up, you put fire to it so it starts burning. The song says "we gon' light it up like it's dynamite", it means: we're going to make it burn just as you make dynamite burn and it explodes". To make the club explode means to start a wild party, to have great fun.

LIKE= The word "like" may be a verb or a preposition, but here it is used as a conjunction, which happens a lot in informal English, especially in America. -Preposition: You are beautiful like the moon
-Conjunction: You look tired like you have been working all day
The standard construction would be using the conjunction "AS IF"
- You look tired as if you had been working all day
In the song we can see several constructions with LIKE as a connector:
- I'm gonna take it all like I'm gonna be the last one standing
- Higher over all like I'm gonna be the last one landing
- We gon' light it up like it's dynamite

All these sentences would be in standard English AS IF + past:
- We gon' light it up like it's dynamite = We're going to light it up as if it were dynamite.

TOLD YOU= /təʊlu:/ Notice the assimilation /d+j=dʒ/

MOVE= The "perfect" pronunciation of this word is /mu:v/, but in England the vowel /u:/ is slowly becoming a diphthong, so it is commonly pronounced like Taio says here, something similar to /məʊ:v/ with a very soft /ə/.

MY CREW= (informal) My friends.

GONNA= (coll.) Going to.

PUT YOUR= /pʊɔ:/ And here we have another very common assimilation /t+j=tʃ/

So here are the 4 most common assimilations in English, all using the sound /j/ (sound found mainly in the spelling Y, I and the beginning of U):

 1- T+Y= CH / t+j=tʃ / Put you, future  
 2- D+Y= j  / d+j=dʒ / Soldier, loved you 
 3- S+Y= SH / s+j=ʃ /  Sugar, issue, fax you              
(4- Z+Y       / z+j=ʒ /  Pleasure)

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