Forgotten Pop

Forgotten Songs! – This Week – What’s Your Flava?

There are so many songs that are out there everywhere then all of a sudden they disappear and you only hear from them very rarely that they can create a sense of nostalgic for you, the listener. So roll up and welcome to Forgotten Songs where we celebrate these forgotten wonders.

What’s Your Flava? Craig David

Craig David is known for having some really catchy tracks and some of them are famous for what he is describing such as the 7 days of the week and the journey that he has with a girl he met. Well there is another song that is also a very descriptive song that instead of talking about the week it talks about none other than ice cream.

What’s Your Flava? was released by the solo music star on the 28th October 2002, it was written by Craig David, Trevor Henry and Anthony Marshall. The track was the first single to be released from the second album by Craig David called Slicker Than Your Average which was also released in 2002. The R&B track was released under the record labels of Wildstar, Edel Germany and Atlantic.

The lyrics of the track are all metaphors of meetings with a woman. Throughout there are many descriptions used describing ice cream flavours as well and when you read the words you will notice flavours such as chocolate chip, walnut, hot fudge sauce and chocolate sprinklings just to name a few. Apparently the track was also used on a few different media campaigns including Popeye’s Chicken and a brand of dolls by Mattel’s that were called Flava dolls. The music video was a parody of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The song did ok in the charts and went into the top 10 in the United Kingdom (8), Spain (6), Australia (10) and Canada (9).

Out of all of the tracks that Craig David released as singles I feel that this is my least favourite as I did not find it as catchy as some of the other tracks that he released. I got annoyed with the way that the flavours were used throughout.

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