Two fantastic choices!
Cali King Bed is indeed underrated, and one of Rihanna's best songs. I re-discovered it a few months ago.
How great to see that you discovered 'Cassandra' through me! It's unbelievable that such a strong song was only a B-side at the time, it should have had a proper single release as an A-side instead.
One of the many ABBA songs I discovered through you - still some more yet to come!
JSparksFan wrote:I just listened to "Breathe Slow" for what I think is the first time, and it's okay. "Bridge over Troubled Water" is one of the most classic, and best-written songs ever. Although the Simon & Garfunkel original is my favourite, I think Aretha's cover is terrific.
"Bring Me to Life" has such a massive chorus! I love it. "Bulletproof" was one of the big indie-pop songs that took a while to grow on me, but I eventually appreciated it.
"California King Bed" is good, but forgettable. "Cassandra" is good!
Not you being the only comment that doesn't approve of a Rihanna song.
I've just checked Aretha's version of BOTW and realised that this was the version Glee covered (arrangement wise). It's very good but I feel like it's less melodic than the original.
Wayne wrote:This looks good, love the presentation!
Will pick it up from the most recent batch.
California King Bed sees Rihanna in rare form, actually singing above a 4/10 for once - such a good ballad.
Bring Me To Life is a classic for sure, but I've always preferred My Immortal to it.
Bulletproof is brilliant, I used to love La Roux - this and In For The Kill were both bops back when I was at university.
Bridge Over Troubled Water is without question one of the greatest songs ever written, and the vocal structure continues to give me major goosebumps. I love watching old performances of them singing it live - as soon as the bridge comes, Paul just takes a step back and let's Art do the business.
Bitch is wonderful, it stood out back then and I think it'd easily stand out now.
I don't think I've seen any live performances of it so I'll check it out.
I was also recently reminded that La Roux's Mum is June Ackland from The Bill.
Thanks for venturing into the Personal Charts section and commenting on mine though babes.
Jerz wrote:My fave songs for the B's in your list: Meredith Brooks song, Brave, Bridge over Troubled Water, Bring Me to Life and Bulletproof.
Bridge over Troubled Water was the greatest signature tune from Simon & Garfunkel.
I totally love Bulletproof along with the 1980s synthpop beats. I'm shocked that La Roux didn't have a duo after the La Roux album but solo instead. I didn't know why this synthpop act was now a solo.
California King Bed was one of my fave Rihanna song. One of the best rock-R&B song for me since I'm unforgettable about this song and its lyrics are beautiful and powerful.
Thanks for commenting, not sure if I'd describe CKB as rock-R&B though, but glad you enjoy. Yeah La Roux was somewhat of a one-hit wonder.