Annie - Chewing Gum - 6
I love when Annie shows attitude. She's such a sweet girl, but when she acts "tough" she really does it well. "You think you're chocolate but you're chewing gum" is also such an amazing line.
Kelis - 4th of July (Fireworks) - 5
I don't know, it just sort of really strikes a chord with me.
Erykah Badu - Bag Lady - 4
Such a great song. It really doesn't need my votes, but eh, whatever.
Amy Winehouse - Rehab - 3
Same thing as Bag Lady, but just
Shakira - Hips Don't Lie - 2
Shakira's Latin flavor and broken English
Katy B - Katy On A Mission - 1
First week I think I can say all of the songs are 5/5.
Originally posted by Clump
It's true. Cyndi is a nobody outside of gay clubs in the US. Kylie is a global force known in gay clubs everywhere.
Shakira, performing “Hips Don’t Lie” (feat. Wyclef Jean)
I’m probably guilty as well since I believe I voted for this song, but Shakira has done better than this. It’s a very strong single, but it hasn’t aged perfectly, and her vocals can become grating upon repeated listening. 1
Erykah Badu, performing “Bag Lady”
Very mellow and chill. I love the lyrics and the picture they paint, but the melody doesn’t improve the song the way it could have had it been more lively. 2
Katy B, performing “Katy on a Mission”
A jam. The definition of fresh. 5
Kelis, performing “4th of July (Fireworks)”
At times it can be too repetitive for its own good, but the lyrics and production are absolutely perfect. 3
Annie, performing “Chewing Gum”
Sassy and weird in the best possible way. Really, who else could write a song like this? 4
Amy Winehouse, performing “Rehab”
Amy and Mark absolutely NAIL the sound they were going for here. The lyrics are depressing and horribly prophetic in retrospect, but they’re actually very witty and satirical. One of the greatest songs ever made. 6
Rehab - I didn't notice it until Stylus Magazine pointed it out back in 2006, but the work the band does perfectly matches the mood and intent of the song; the cascading and ultimately descending strings and percussive elements make a web that Amy can't (and ultimately wouldn't) get herself out of. Such powerful insouciance. 6
Katy on a Mission - The boldest statement of 2010. In the midst of all the terrible - well, it would take effort to be truly terrible, so let's call them stunningly mediocre - "club anthems," came a song that lived, breathed, felt like it was written and sung by someone who lived in bars. The highs are highs, but you have to get through a lot of **** amongst the way. Katy doesn't hide this, and she bends her voice to match the beat's ebbs and flows. 5
Bag Lady - Just the right side of preachy. 4
The other three really can't compare? Especially Hips Don't Lie .1
Let's give Chewing Gum the 3 and 4th of July the 2.