NothingFails wrote:Nothin' But Love is great, I love her low-register on there
Yes, me too.
GoodBoyGoneBad wrote:Nothin' But Love is a great track, I love its fiery sound.
Yeah, it's definitely very saucy.
I'm totally here for her ballads, You Light Up My Life
and Until You Come Back
are flawless.Nothin' But Love
is great, one of the better songs from the albumAll At Once
and In My Business
are good but weaker than the rest in here
...still an overall great batch
Glad to hear that you're generally pleased with the batch!
PosziMC2 wrote:Only epic tracks here. In My Business used to be my fav Whitney track. Now it has changed.
Oh, what is it now? "Whatchulookinat"?
"Oh Yes" = wow, gettin' a bit nasty here Whitney "the way I felt your chest, up next to mine..."
. the chorus is pretty good, but overall, this is a bit too long...though the 7 minutes don't drag on quite as much as I feared they would. hmmm...I wonder, since this is clearly meant to be baby-makin' music, maybe Bobby usually lasted around 7 minutes...?
Paul, you so nasty. At any rate, seven minutes isn't completely pathetic.
phoenix98 wrote:"I Love The Lord" = the best part of this song is obviously my shout-out in your write up, so thank you for that! however I may feel about the song's message, it's hard to deny the passion and beauty in Whitney's voice as she sings it. maybe she'll convert me yet...........(nah, jk)
I figured you'd say something like that.
phoenix98 wrote:"Who Do You Love" = not counting the Japanese bonus tracks, this is probably...definitely my favorite non-single on IYBT. it's deliciously poppy and upbeat, definitely sounds like it could fit in on her first two albums.
Wow, I'm pleased to hear you like it so much! It's actually my second fave non-single from I'm Your Baby Tonight
but considering how that album's tracks have been dropping like flies, that really doesn't say much. I really do like it though.
phoenix98 wrote:"Salute" = hmm...this had me on board at first, nice and sassy, the pre-chorus is pretty great...but there's something about the actual chorus that really puts me off. the reference to LL Cool J in the bridge is cute.
Yes, the pre-chorus is definitely stronger than the actual chorus but I love the empowerment message so much that that can be overlooked.
"Why Does It Hurt So Bad" = ouch, you're pretty harsh on any 90's ballad singles that aren't "I Will Always Love You" or "I Have Nothing"
like "Run To You", I do get why this is over-shadowed (coming after a smash like "Exhale", even though that wasn't quite a ballad), but it's still pretty great. No. 61 is a bit too low.
I do believe "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" is a ballad, albeit a mid-tempo one. Any rate [look at me stealing your lingo (:lol:)], I do like "Why Does It Hurt So Bad" too...just not enough to rank it higher than #61.
phoenix98 wrote:"Million Dollar Bill" = ...what? No. 60? gurl, this is arguably THE best song on I Look To You! definitely her best uptempo of the 00's. using a disco influence was actually a pretty refreshing choice for an R&B act like Whitney, and although it proved to be a bit too risky for the US, I'm glad it helped get her a big hit in the UK. "if you feel good, if you feelin' good, put one hand in the air..." and this song really DOES make you feel good! so catchy, so fun...No. 60 is simply bonkers, Akini.
Whoa, I'm surprised that a number of you guys actually like this song so much! I thought I would've been rebuked for ranking it too high
, not too low. I don't see what you guys see in the song but it's definitely good
, not great.
phoenix98 wrote:"Just The Lonely Talking Again" = I can understand why this wasn't chosen as a single (though it probably could've done well on R&B radio)...but it's still pretty good.
It was definitely a bit too slow for radio but it makes a great album track.
phoenix98 wrote:"Joy To The World" = a nice cover, but I can't deny that I'm still partial to Mariah's version.
Both versions are great, but I think I'd agree that Mimi's is a tad stronger.
phoenix98 wrote:"You Were Loved" = this is quite lovely, and I'm glad to find another Preacher's Wife track that isn't strictly about praising the Lord. the song's message brings to mind B's "I Was Here".
It's strange that you should compare the two because I thought the same until I realized that "I Was Here" referred more to wanting to leave behind a legacy based on your accomplishments/achievements/accolades whereas "You Were Loved" basically speaks about your existence being worthwhile because you were loved by someone.
phoenix98 wrote:"You Light Up My Life" = not a bad cover, but I think Whitney circa 1990 could've really taken this song to a whole 'nother level.
I agree completely.
phoenix98 wrote:"Until You Come Back" = this one's pretty good...'smooth, soulful, and the chorus has a nice punch to it.
Most of My Love Is Your Love
is like that.
phoenix98 wrote:"In My Business" = not a massive fan of this one, the chorus is okay, but Missy and Whitney do make for a pretty cool combo. the very end is cute: "why you all in my business? heh, get a job..."
Yes, very cute, very shady, very...epic.
phoenix98 wrote:"Nothin' But Love" = the intro's cool, I do like the sound of this. nice message too. it's no "Call You Tonight" or "Million Dollar Bill", but it's not bad.
True tea at the bolded part.
"All At Once" = lovely, powerful ballad. the chorus is a bit of a let-down compared to the verses, but it's still quite solid overall. "all at once, I started counting teardrops, and at least a million fell..."
I actually think the chorus is the highlight as Whitney's voice sounds so full there.