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Single Review: N-Dubz feat. Mr Hudson - Playing with Fire

N Dubz

Release date

18 January 2010

The style

After a string of top 10 singles and their song Number 1 earning them a Brit nomination, N-Dubz have become well and truly mainstream. So what does their latest track have to offer?

While Playing with Fire doesn't break any new ground for the group, teaming up with Mr Hudson was a great decision. His style works surprisingly well with N-Dubz's and the finished product is a strong pop/hip-hop record. As always, strong vocals from Tulisa help to lift the song and gives the track a catchy pop style vibe.

The words

The lyrics are all about lying and cheating with the chorus building up to a catchy call and answer between the boy and girl band members. "I'm playing with fire, Just admit it (I never did it), I know you did it (No I didn't), Yes you did, 'Cause I'm such a good liar." The lyrics might not be very poetic but they are simple, easy to learn and fit well with the fast pace of the song.

Will you still be humming it next week?

You'll be humming the chorus but probably not the verses, which aren't very memorable.

Will it make the charts?

This song should bag N-Dubz another top 10 single, the chorus is really catchy and it will certainly hit the heights, but it probably won't match the success of Number 1.

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Your Comments

"I think the song is really cool. N-Dubz are the best!"

Courtney, 12, County Antrim, N. Ireland

"I love N-Dubz. They are class. Playing with Fire is the best song ever. You rock N-Dubz!"

Lauren, 10, New York, USA

"This is a wicked song but I think Number 1 was better."

Sam, 10, Surrey, England


Adrian, 7, Peterborough, England

"I did like this song when it come out, but it now winds me and everybody up in my area!"

Ben, 11, Chelmsford, England

"This song is like every other N-Dubz song. Absolutely hideous!"

Sean, 9, Nottingham, England

"I love N-Dubz and I love this song!"

Ellie, 9, Essex, England

"I love the song! I cant get it out of my head! The tune is something that I hum along to anywhere, anytime and everywhere!! YOU ROCK N-Dubz!!"

Shree, 11, Slough, England

"I think N-Dubz are great and all their songs are amazing to listen to. I would advise people to buy their album because I've bought it and it's great!!"

Rachael, 14, Lancashire, England

"This is a great single. I listen to it over and over again!"

Rebekah, 13, Ayrshire, Scotland

"I love this song. N-Dubz are amazing."

Crystal, 14, London, England

"This is a good song. Tulisa is such a good singer."

Rosie, 11, Hampshire, England

"I think it's a really good song! I am a huge fan of N-Dubz."

Colm, 10, Northern Ireland

"I think it is a great song and I love N-Dubz"

Maryam, 12, Sheffield, England

"N-Dubz are usually rubbish and most of the kids in my class just think they put words together, just because they rhyme! However Playing With Fire isn't too bad."

Megan, 10, Kent, England

"I think they're brilliant!"

Kira, 10, Kent, England

"N-Dubz impressed many people as usual, but I didn't even realise Mr Hudson was in this song until I watched the video! The song is really good though and I have to finally agree with all my friends that this is the best song N-Dubz has released so far. I love it!"

Emma, 14, Nottinghamshire, England

"I think this song is great!"

Ellie, 11, Huddersfield, England

"I love their new song Playing with Fire!"

Gallys, 10, London, England

"I like the song Playing with Fire, it is the best!"

Andrew, 13, Scotland

"Go guys! I think it is great and they are great artists!"

Lauren, 9, Leeds, England

"I think they are really good but people shouldn't hate them for no reason."

Kirsty, 14, Birmingham, England

"I love N-Dubz and Playing With Fire is definitely their best song!!"

Maddie, 11, Oxfordshire, England

"I think their songs are brilliant. People need to stop hating them, they're cool!"

Carla, 13, Birmingham, England

"I think N-Dubz are a really good group and I love all their songs. I wish I could meet them face to face."

Shannon, 11, Wigan, England

"Playing With Fire is my favourite song, it is the best! I'm singing it right now!"

Lauren, 9, Kent, England

"I love this song and it shows a strong side of N-Dubz."

Sammi, 12, London, England

"I think that N-Dubz are a great band and I think that their new single is fantastic!"

Zaynab, 9, London, England

"I think it is a brilliant song! I like that the girl has a bigger part in this song than she usually does!"

Lara, 10, London, England

"I think it is an awesome song!"

Olivia, 12, Cumbria, England

"I think their new album is fantastic!"

Adam, 10, England

"I think N-Dubz are a great band and their new single is excellent!"

Grace, 8, London, England

"This is by far the best song by N-Dubz. It is catchy and has a great tune."

Ally, 14, London, England

"N-Dubz are amazing. I love Playing With Fire and is one of my fave songs. I bet this year they'll release an amazing album, as always! LOVE N-DUBZ."

Faddz, 13, Leeds, England

"I love N-DUBZ but I'm not keen on their new song!"

Beth, 10, Bradford, England

"I like N-Dubz but I'm not so keen on their new single."

Jessica, 13, Gloucestershire, England

"I think N-Dubz are great singers and I think their songs are great."

Kimberley, 10, Sheffield, England

"This is currently my favourite song, but I guarantee you they will release a better song for sure. I LOVE N-DUBZ!"

Megan, 11, Surrey, England

"Well, I really like this song. To be honest, I'm the only one in my class that likes it! It's really weird, how can anyone not like this brilliant song? It's so catchy, I love it as much as my pet dog!"

Ell, 10, London, England

"I love N-Dubz, they're SO COOL. I really like all their songs! The only bad thing about it is I don't think Mr Hudson fits in with N-Dubz, he looked really stiff in the video!"

Sarah, 12, Surrey, England

"N-Dubz are awesome, I love their song. It is really catchy, but not as catchy as Replay, which I think has brain washed the whole of our school."

Abi, 14, London, England

"I love N-Dubz, they are amazing. Even when they weren't that famous, all their tracks are still wicked. Keep it up guys!"

Kelse, 13, Bradford, England

"Oh my gosh, I love N-Dubz so much that I can't stop listening to them! I especially love Playing With Fire and I know all the lyrics off by heart after hearing them three times! Mr Hudson is great. I would recommend this song to all youngsters and teens, it is really amazing!"

Amina, 12, Luton, England

"I love this song and they love to show off, that's what I like about them! They are great singers and I wish they could do more songs with Mr Hudson. I love N-Dubz."

Gracie, 10, Norwich, England

"N-Dubz are really good and I listen to it all the time on the radio! The chorus is really catchy and sometimes I hum it for ages."

Lauren, 10, Norwich, England

"I was never a fan of N-Dubz until I heard this amazing song! It's a great tune and is very catchy! Five stars!"

Natalie, 11, Nottingham, England

"N-Dubz have certainly changed the theme of their music but I'd give this one a miss."

Salmaan, 11, London, England

"I love N-Dubz, they are really good and this track is awesome."

Zara, 14, Manchester, England

"I think it is quite good but I don't like Mr Hudson."

Tamara, 11, Surrey, England

"It's OK, nothing special. I think N-Dubz are better on their own."

Katy, 9, Luton, England

"I LOVE this song! It is amazing! It is so catchy and has a great tune!"

Zara, 12, London, England

"It's an awesome song. I love it. I keep listening to it again and again."

Alice, 10, Buckinghamshire, England

"I think it is really really bad. I don't like N-Dubz at all!"

Hinna, 13, Woking, England