Monday, August 30, 2010

F**k You!

Song: F**k You!
Artist: Cee Lo Green
Album: The Ladykiller

Best known for his work as one half of Gnarls Barkley (and their HUGE hit "Crazy,") Cee Lo Green was originally in the Atlanta-based hip-hop act Goodie Mob, then went solo and has thus far released two albums.  He's a big soundtrack artist, most recently providing songs for "Sex and the City 2," "Kung-Fu Panda," and "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse."  He is working on his third album, "The Ladykiller," which is set to be released by the end of the year.

"F**k You!," the first single from the album has become an instant internet hit, boasting over two million hits in it's first week of release... and it's easy to see why.  Of course the title, and it's use in the chorus is um... attention grabbing.  But it's also crazy catchy, has a great retro-soul sound, and winning lyrics and vocals by the man himself.  You'll connect with it immediately.

But it also begs me to wonder... how is this song going to exactly be a single?  It can't really be played on the radio... and does that even really matter anymore?  (Actually, a radio edit of the song it being titled "Forget You" which obviously lacks the same punch.)  Lily Allen was able to have minor success with a song of the same name.  We'll see.

I've always liked Cee Lo as he's had a bit of an off-kilter stye to him music and yet a real ear for catchy pop music.  (He even wrote the Pussycat Dolls biggest hit "Don't Cha.")  After Gnarls took his vibe one step further, I'll be interested in hearing what else "The Ladykiller" has to offer.


F**ck You!

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