July 2009 Second Edition

Single and Listening

Single Reviews by Release Date




all over the place

carries a tune

part of the chorus

featured soloist

conducting the choir

3 month-end sorta’ quickies.  Two title tracks; all debut singles for new projects.

Nelly Furtado “Manos Al Aire” Released:  June 29, 2009
From Forthcoming Release:  Mi Plan
Nelly F. doing her Spanish ‘thang.  Not bad.  Not bad.  Love the sped-up fast singing sections.  And, to be able to do that in another language…  Though, Portuguese may be similar.  Lyrically, not so simple, either.  This is not the “Hands Up” booty-shaking song it could’ve been, but it works much better this way.

Boys Like Girls “Love Drunk” Released:  July 7, 2009
From Forthcoming Release:  Love Drunk ♫♪
Me likes.  Hey, isn’t that Ashley Tisdale in the video?  Uhhh, not that I know about the tween set.  Back to the song.  Some good punk pop boy band stuff.

Shakira “She Wolf” Released:  July 21, 2009
From Forthcoming Release:  She Wolf ♫♪
Can’t help but think of “Thriller” for the imagery.  Don’t love it right off the bat.  Yet, it’s very Shakira-esque even though it’s electro.  Catchy?  Yes.  Dance floor ready?  Yes.  Classic?  Not sure yet.