Singles Review: 2012’s #1

Commercial music comes easily under the knife, once again; with the occasional throw-in of some good songs, in a segment revisited for the year. Be a criticizing biatch doesn’t hurt all the time, especially when one is not on the receiving end of matters.

Cover, Song & Artiste Review / Ratings

“Troublemaker” by Taio Cruz

Threading on safe waters, this first single off his third studio record, “TY.O” is no troublemaker of sorts. And there’re those repetitive choruses that are ridiculously contagious and singalong, and then there’re those that are just like blah, and whatever for? This is shelved with the latter, besides being pointlessly silly. Taio himself is well known for writing some of the great pop songs out there, and I sure hope that he has saved himself some, if not for this instance.

“Love On Top” by Beyoncé

She has to go about and do it again. Just when one thinks Beyoncé has done it, she has outdo herself each time. Besides the usual R&B roots and pop formula stamped all over this song, there’s the classic 1980s sound that gives a reminiscing touch to the ears – like “Irreplaceable” version 5.0.

Vocally, listeners can hear she’s putting herself out there, along with her sweet, romanticized (thanks to Jay-Z) heart. This must be what it feels like when one is in love and has found the one for in life – one just don’t fucking care anymore what the others are saying or thinking, and simply singing her heart out there.

What a wonderful catalogue of music collection she will have when she looks back into her music career in the future.


“Domino” by Jessie J

This is Jessie’s first single to officially crack into the Top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart, and it’s a definite congratulate to her for its success.

As much as it is a good singalong song, I can’t help but feel that Jessie has lost a little of her British wild side to an Americanized crowd appeal. Not that it’s a bad thing, but the examples of others (e.g. Joss Stone, Natasha Bedingfield) in recent times should be there enough to haunt her not to change too much.

2 Responses to “Singles Review: 2012’s #1”
  1. Axy says:

    I think Jessie J’s song is so much better than Beyonce’s Love on Top. Just a personal opinion. B is a bit overplayed, overexposed, over- everything and the last album is not what I was looking for in her, except “I Was Here” and “I Miss You”. I do have to agree with Taio Cruz though, I used to like his style and now his kinda losing it, hope he gets back on the right track. Great blog!

  2. CJ says:

    it’s great that we agreed on one note! thanks for visiting and reading, appreciate it.

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