Justice Crew's "Que Sera" Could Be the United States' Next Big Smash Hit — LISTEN
On Monday, 2010's Australia's Got Talent winners, Justice Crew, notched their eighth consecutive week atop the ARIA chart (the Australian equivalent of the Billboard Hot 100) with their latest single, "Que Sera." The number-one track is an uplifting mid-tempo jam about taking life as it comes, leaving the past in the past, and, to quote The Beatles, getting by "with a little help" from your friends. As Idolator's Mike Wass points out, given that a number of recent U.S. hits have gotten their start Down Under (Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," Passenger's "Let Her Go," and MKTO's "Classic," for example), is it possible that "Que Sera" could end up making its way stateside, too? I definitely think so!
Full disclosure: After listening to the first 10 seconds of "Que Sera," I was about ready to turn it off. Taking its inspiration from Doris Day's 1956 classic, "Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)," Justice Crew's chart-topper is more than just a little bit cheesy. However, after a full minute or so, a strange thing happened — it started to grow on me. Somehow, "Que Sera" manages to be rather charming in its sentimentality. Oh, and it's super catchy, too. That always helps.
Co-written and co-produced Nasri Atweh, the lead singer of Magic! (whose own single "Rude" also got its start in Australia and currently sits at number two on the U.S. Billboard chart), "Que Sera" kicks off with its inspirational chorus:
At the end of the day, some you win, some you don't
So, I'm glad that I'm here with some friends that I know
Always there with a smile, saying, "You're not alone"
Singing, "La, la, la, la, que sera!"
From there, the beat kicks in, and the track absolutely explodes. Though it deals in a number of clichés ("And even when the rain falls, you and I will stand tall," "Never stop dreamin', keep holdin' on," etc.), I'm willing to bet that listening to "Que Sera" will put a smile on your face. It's feel-good music — I think that's why it's become such a big hit in Australia. So, is the United States next? Take a listen to "Que Sera" below and see what you think!