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Single review: Alexandra Burke - Bad Boys

Alexandra Burke

Release date

It's out now!

The style

X Factor winner Alexandra Burke's new single Bad Boys sounds completely different to her Christmas number one Hallelujah. This time round she has teamed up with US hip-hop sensation Flo Rida for an R n B track.

This is the first single from her new album called Overcome, which is released later this month. It has a thumping beat and is a great dancefloor filler.

This song proves that Alexandra deserves her X Factor crown, as the single sounds really fresh and modern.

The words

Here are some of the lyrics: "It feels my heart's divided, Half way between wrong and right, I know I'm playing with fire, But I don't know why, Yeah the bad boys are always catching my eye."

Bad Boys is all about hanging out with the wrong crowd and falling for someone you know shouldn't be with. But this certainly isn't a sad song, it's very upbeat!

Will you still be humming it next week?

Definitely, this song will get stuck in your head for weeks! The chorus is really catchy and you can pick up the lyrics really quickly. You'll not just be humming this tune, you'll be dancing around the room to it too!!

Will it make the charts?

Alexandra's new single will be a big hit and there will be a lot of people interested to see whether she can beat the record she set with Hallelujah, as the fast selling female artist in UK music history.

Bad Boys has a great beat, catchy lyrics and we can't wait to see what happens when Alexandra's single goes head-to-head with her X Factor mentor Cheryl Cole's single! Watch this space!

NR rating:

Four out of five

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Your Comments

"I really like it but when I first heard it I thought it was really bad. It has grown on me and now it is one of my fave songs!"

Emily, 13, Essex, England

"I love it! I think the two of them work really well together and make a great team!"

Martha, 9, Dorchester, England

"I think that Alexandra's song Bad Boys song is brilliant it rocks my socks. I think that she should make more and more songs!!"

Melissa, 11, Bedfordshire, England

"I think that this song is amazing and really cool."

Amy, 11, England

"I think Alexandra has done really well for herself and her new single is great."

Emilie, 10, Manchester, England

"I love this song because it is so good to dance to. I'm always singing it in my head."

Jessica, 12, Falkirk, Scotland

"I love that song it is my favourite single by Alexandra Burke it's a brilliant song."

Sophie, 10, Berkshire, England

"I so love Alexandra's single!!!! It's the best song ever and it is much better than Hallelujah!! Alexandra will top the charts for weeks with Bad Boys!!!!"

Amy, 12, Inverness, Scotland

"Bad Boys is soo good, we really love it. We are her biggest fans and we voted for her on X Factor. We are so glad she won!!!"

Monique and Chloe, 10, Belfast, Northern Ireland

"At first I thought it was a bit cheesy but when I listened to it again I really liked it! Go Alexandra!!!"

Frankie, 12, Portsmouth, England

"I love Alexandra's song and haircut! Bad Boys is catchy, upbeat and you just want to get up and dance to it."

Kimberley, 11, Dundee, Scotland

"This song is great. It is really catchy and is definitely worth downloading! The tune sticks in your mind like glue!"

Alice, 11, Bournemouth, England

"I think it's a great song and Flo Rida makes it even better as I'm a massive fan!"

Aidan, 12, England

"I love Alexandra's new song Bad Boys and also her winning song from the X Factor. She is a great singer. It is quite a catchy tune."

Alice, 13, Essex, England

"I think that it has quite a catchy tune because lots of people in my class keep on singing it."

Bethan, 10, Buckinghamshire, England

"I prefer the other songs that she sang, she should stick to those type of songs. Bad Boys doesn't suit her voice."

Zara, 10, London, England

"I love it. I sing it all the time with my mates."

Jasmin, 14, Devon, England

"Alexandra Burke is a brilliant pop star. Lets put it this way: she's got the looks, she's got the voice and she's got brilliant teeth. If she were my sister I would ask to be in her music video."

Tayla, 10, Derby, England

"I don't really like her single, only Flo Rida's bit was the best. JLS had way better singles. I don't think it's all that. JLS are better."

Lily, 10, Manchester, England

"I don't like it because Flo Rida ruins it. It would be nicer without him."

Lauren, 10, London, England

"I think that Alexandra is a great singer and should still continue with her music business. Keep it up Alex!"

Christelle, 11, London, England

"I think it's amazing and her best song so far!"

Molly, 11, Oldham, England

"I think her new song is amazing!!! She should do more of them! Very catchy and I am her number one fan!!! I wish she would do more songs and make me even more happy!!! I love Alexandra Burke!!"

Meg, 12, Dorset, England

"I think your new song is amazing!! You should make more songs!"

Amie, 12, Dorset, England

"Wow I didn't think she had that in her! I love it!!"

Alice, 9, Birmingham, England

"I think her new song is really cool."

Sanou, 11, London, England

"I think your song is really good, but Cheryl's is better."

Humira, 10, Preston, England

"This song is great! It's nice to see that she isn't just a copy of Leona Lewis. I actually like Leona more but it's good that Alexandra has her own style instead of just being Leona number two."

Merryn, 13, Birmingham, England

"I thought it was rubbish because she has changed her voice."

Frankie, 14, Wales

"It's nice to see a less vulnerable side to her. I love it!"

Sam, 12, Shrewsbury, England

"The first time I heard it I didn't like it but then I listened to it again and it's been in my head ever since. My friend and I are always singing it in Science."

Sabrina, 14, Middlesex, England

"I think this single is AMAZING!!! I love it."

Izzie, 11, Oxfordshire, England

"It's brilliant, I love it and am trying to learn the dance!"

Megan, 11, Leicestershire, England

"This song it not the best in the world. The lyrics are lazy and cheesy but the tune is alright. I would give it two out of five."

Zara, 12, London, England

"It's absolutely amazing. I've seen her video and I never thought that she could dance so well."

Rochelle, 10, Buckinghamshire, England

"I think it's an OK song but I don't think it can beat Hallelujah. She needs to sing songs that can show off her voice more."

Quella, 11, London, England

"I love this song it's so cool that I sing it in my sleep!!!"

Ellie, 10, Edinburgh, Scotland

"I love this song! The best I've heard in days!"

Natalie, 10, Nottingham, England

"It's so unexpected of Alexandra to produce such an upbeat, fun song that frankly I can't get out of my brain! The Flo Rida touch really works, their performance on X Factor was AMAZING!"

Laurie, 14, Glasgow, Scotland

"I think that the new song Bad Boys rocks. I love it and I keep singing it all the time."

Charlotte, 11, Norwich, England

"It's really good and it's always stuck in my head. I love it!"

Alice, 10, Wales

"I really like it. The verse is cool and the chorus sounds like dance music. Alexandra is doing well."

Chloe, 10, Glasgow, Scotland

"That is a wicked song. I hear it all the time on the radio."

Cleony, 14, Hampshire, England

"The song Bad Boys is absolutely fantastic."

Holly, 8, Scarborough, England

"It's so cool!"

Jade, 10, Buckinghamshire, England

"I think the song is awesome and I love what she's done with her hair. I hope she keeps it like that!! I voted for her too!! I'd give it five stars!!"

Bridget, 11, Staffordshire, England