250 words # 5 - Layo & Bushwacka!'s Finally [vs Love Story]

"synergy. the working together of two or more drugs, muscles, etc., to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects." - The Collins Concise Dictionary

Let's face it, neither Kings of Tomorrow's Finally or Layo & Bushwacka!'s Love Story set the world alight. That was until they were fused together Fly-style into this unfeasibly uplifting track, released in January 2003. The vocals (from Finally) somehow become more soulful; the rolling groove (from Love Story) achieves an easy, relaxed euphoria.

Not just the perfect antidote to the tacky trance clogging up the airwaves (think: full-bodied red wine versus a thin, vinegary white), this was, hands-down, the year's best single. It's a pity then it only reached number 8 in the charts.

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