Do you like "The Writer"?phoenix98 wrote:HmMmM...I'd give the edge to "Love Me Like You Do," but I absolutely agree that "Lights" outshines "Burn."
No, not at all. "Creole" is basic, and "World Wide Woman" is loud. "Welcome to Hollywood" is cute, though. It isn't anything special, but the chorus is catchy.phoenix98 wrote:Bringing back our brief B'Day discussion: I only have the standard US edition of the album + "Beautiful Liar" and "Flaws And All." Do you consider any of the other bonus/re-release tracks ("Creole," "Welcome To Hollywood," "World Wide Woman," etc.) to be "must haves"?
Actually, the word "linger" came up during the day, which got me to thinking about that line in "God Is a Woman". Then I just played the song on repeat for about half an hour or so.phoenix98 wrote: • Survivor effect? Not that you necessarily need any specific reason to revisit one of your absolute favorite songs of the year.
"GTFO" only debuted so high because I kept playing it trying to hear what the other fans were hearing. I feel like it's one of her emptiest tracks to date. Hardly anything happens melodically or vocally, and the lyrics aren't good either.phoenix98 wrote:• I was SO curious to see where "GTFO" would land, and a No. 4 debut seems...pretty solid? There's some respectable competition above it too. It might be that my expectations were set ESPECIALLY low after reading several Charmbracelet and Memoirs comparisons before actually hearing the track, but I'm kind of feeling it. In the context of her entire epic career, it doesn't fare so well, but as far as her 2010's output goes...I'm pretty pleased right now. EDIT: Found your comments over in the song's thread **Sigh** Well...at least we've had a shared appreciation of "Breathin" this year. <3
Um, I don't think music is the place of origin of my appreciation for that word.phoenix98 wrote:• Ha, is your No. 17 the reason you grew so fond of that word in the first place?
I'm almost certain that yesterday was its first and last day there, but I hope "With You" is good.RayRay wrote:Great to see Mariah's new song entering your top 5.
Yeah, big falls from #1 are totally normal; in fact, there have been more than a handful of #1 songs just falling out entirely the following day.cheapthrills wrote:I suppose it's not too unusual for artists to knock themselves out of #1, but that is still harsh fall for Breathin'
Have to admit I haven't rushed out to listen to GTFO, but I suppose I should see what the fuss is all about.
I think "GTFO" is one of the worst songs she's recorded in her career, but I'm in the minority on that one, so I'm curious to see what your reaction to it will be.