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“Free” by Mýa, the underrated hit.. why?


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FLAallday

 

Mýa had her share of hit singles but this gem goes severely underrated...how?????? 


the song is a FULL bop

and she ATE in the video

 

deserved to be just as big as case of the ex

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Sophomore

I still bump this song in the car regularly. It’s so sad she fell off so quickly. She had some good material.

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Hector

Single, sexy, and free :alexz: 

 

At least it smashed in Australia peaking at #4.  But yeah, I don't get how the US paid it dust (#42 Hot 100), it felt big if you watched MTV at the time. 

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madonnas
4 minutes ago, jdmc219 said:

She released a crappy lead single.

To fear of Flying? or Moodring?

 

Choose wisely. 

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jdmc219
Just now, madonnas said:

To fear of Flying? or Moodring?

 

Choose wisely. 

Fear of Flying. Best of Me was not wise. I don't know why Case Of The Ex wasn't a no-brainer for them as the lead. Fear of Flying was supposed to be her transition. The album showed it. But Best of Me killed the momentum. Sales lagged. Luckily COTE bounced it back, but it wasn't enough to keep it going and other acts pushed her out.

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madonnas
1 minute ago, jdmc219 said:

Fear of Flying. Best of Me was not wise. I don't know why Case Of The Ex wasn't a no-brainer for them as the lead. Fear of Flying was supposed to be her transition. The album showed it. But Best of Me killed the momentum. Sales lagged. Luckily COTE bounced it back, but it wasn't enough to keep it going and other acts pushed her out.

Yeah that trajectory makes sense.  A shame because Moodring is obviously her best body of work too :!ohno: 

Anyway, Free is a bop.  Mya is sorta erased, which is really upsetting because she's amazing.  

 

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BeenTheShit

I have always wondered this myself because I absolutely love the song and still play it frequently to this day.  

 

1 hour ago, Hector said:

Single, sexy, and free :alexz: 

 

At least it smashed in Australia peaking at #4.  But yeah, I don't get how the US paid it dust (#42 Hot 100), it felt big if you watched MTV at the time. 

I literally was just having this exact thought!  I remember turning on MTV and seeing the video being played constantly.

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Afterglow
1 hour ago, Sophomore said:

I still bump this song in the car regularly. It’s so sad she fell off so quickly. She had some good material.

Her new music slays her old stuff. I mean "Down" and the entire gem that was the "K.I.S.S." album :jonny6:

 

She even got a Grammy nom last year or the year before I believe.

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supaspaz

I love this song! A neo-disco jam.

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CandyCoatedClouds

I don't get why is wasn't a huge hit. It's impeccable.

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dabunique

A total flop which deserved more 

 

I was really shocked how bad it did especially with case of da ex being her biggest hit

 

literally after LM she was done and never to be heard from again on da charts 

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teenagecraze
2 hours ago, Femalien said:

Levitating borrows from its verses

omgg was thinking the same, the melody sounded very familiar, it also sounds like AM to PM from Christina Milian

 

 

 

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Truth Teller

It's cute but That's Why I Wanna Fight deserved 3rd single treatment + a video

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Sharapov
2 hours ago, dabunique said:

A total flop which deserved more 

 

I was really shocked how bad it did especially with case of da ex being her biggest hit

 

literally after LM she was done and never to be heard from again on da charts 

my love is like wow did a little bit

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dabunique
18 minutes ago, Sharapov said:

my love is like wow did a little bit

not where it needed to be

 

I think she was a casualty of Aaliyah passing, she used to always bring it to compete against ha and then there wasn't anymore competition for her and she jus got stale

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Inverted
6 hours ago, Femalien said:

Levitating borrows from its verses

I honestly thought this too. :skull: 

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FLAallday
13 hours ago, Femalien said:

Levitating borrows from its verses

Thats what drove me to make this post. 
 

I was listening to Levitating and felt like it reminded me so much of Free so I listened to this again and just got fully invested into the song/video. I remember watching this on MTV so much as a kid, it really deserved major chart success 

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FLAallday
13 minutes ago, Devin said:

Never heard of it before. :deadbanana2:

Get inTo it!!!!  
 

this and Case of the Ex need to be lip sync songs on Drag Race 

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Soda Pop Queen

Yea, this should have been as big as CoTE. 

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