SONG OF THE DAY: BRITNEY SPEARS feat. TINASHE – SLUMBER PARTY

This song was a moderate success but I do think it should have done better. ‘Glory’ was Britney’s best album since ‘Blackout’ and had a number of songs that could and should have done well on the charts, including this one. The official video is expensive looking and engaging which gives it great replay value – essential in this era of streaming where every play … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: BRITNEY SPEARS feat. TINASHE – SLUMBER PARTY

SONG OF THE DAY: USHER feat. BEYONCÉ and LIL’ WAYNE – LOVE IN THIS CLUB, PART II

A few months ago I wrote a post about a few Mariah Carey remixes that I thought were better than the original versions, and this remix of Usher’s 2008 single ‘Love In The Club’ is another example of when that happens. It’s not just the addition of Beyoncé that elevates the song, but lyrically it’s far more interesting than the original which is simply just … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: USHER feat. BEYONCÉ and LIL’ WAYNE – LOVE IN THIS CLUB, PART II

SONG OF THE DAY: TEYANA TAYLOR – GONNA LOVE ME

A few years ago I started worrying that traditional R&B music was slowly disappearing from our speakers and being replaced either by a generic pop sound or harder, trap influenced beats. Case in point: Usher. Known for releasing some of the best R&B mid tempos (U Remind Me, U Got It Bad, Confessions, Burn…), in recent years he has distanced himself from the sound and … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: TEYANA TAYLOR – GONNA LOVE ME

MARIAH CAREY – WHEN THE REMIX IS BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL

In 1995 Mariah Carey released the smash hit song Fantasy from her fifth album Daydream. Accompanying the original release was a more hip hop driven remix featuring Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’Dirty Bastard. It would be this song that started a trend in Mariah’s career to take a more pop flavoured song and give it an urban makeover, oftentimes completely reinventing the original track with barely … Continue reading MARIAH CAREY – WHEN THE REMIX IS BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL