CHEERS! To the release of Rihanna’s new music video for her single ‘Cheers (Drink To That)‘ – I shall definitely raise a glass to this one! We get up close and personal with the ‘Man Down’ singer as the visual combines clips of her performances during her ‘Loud’ tour, behind the scene clips and footage of her personal moments representing her fun times, and the happy stages in her life thus far. I will never tire of this hot tune as I totally appreciate the feel-good, fun-filled nature, and the chilled out video which appropriately accompanies it.
Check out the new video below, and…
Happy weekend everyone! 😀
Britney Spears joins Rihanna for the remix for ‘S&M’, the sensuous single taken from her ‘Loud’ album. Well all I can say is Britney did not gel well with this song at all…I mean she makes the Bajan chick sound phenomenal! She completely destroyed this track me thinks. I wasn’t that into it before, but now I have been totally turned off. Britney’s vocals are incredibly poor and to be honest didn’t understand the excitement surrounding their upcoming remix – was it really expected to be EPIC?
I don’t believe that the pair work as a collaboration – not on this track anyway. Brit’s voice is just not right for this song as Rihanna has that boldness and power in her tone that this type of track requires, and Britney Bitch just doesn’t cut it. Soz 🙂
Take a listen to the ‘Rhimix’ below and form your own opinion!
Following the sexually enticing routines from Rihanna and Christina Aguilera on Saturday’s X Factor Finale, both ITV and Ofcom received over 1000 complaints from viewers. They were said to be unhappy with the revealing and suggestive nature of the singers’ performances considering the fact that the talent programme is a family show.
Christina Aguilera’s performance of ‘Express’ wasn’t really to my taste, not that it was bad or I thought that her dancers wearing revealing lingerie was inappropriate – I just didn’t get excited. But she undoubtedly has one of the most incredible voices which she uses so effortlessly. Rihanna definitely heated up the stage with her performance of ‘What’s My Name?’ which I personally enjoyed (not sure about her taste in bikini though). Yes she exposed a lot of skin while she was grinding to her latest single which was maybe not suitable viewing for a family show, but I just saw it as a fun performance which took me right back to the Caribbean – I found it hugely entertaining so I certainly was not one of the many who were complaining!
The entertainers are hardly going to be bothered by a few complaints though as they’re not really doing their careers’ any harm; infact the singers’ “raunchy” X Factor performances positively contributed to both their careers and even boosted the demand for Rihanna’s ‘Loud’ tour, leading to the addition of two extra concert dates in the UK. So I think they can handle this little negative press they have received don’t you?
I wanted to feature a couple of my favourite tracks that I’ve heard lately from Rihanna’s upcoming album ‘Loud’ – an album that I’m definitely looking to cop when it’s released on the 16th November!
The first song that I immediately fell for when I first heard was ‘Man Down’. To be honest, my first thought was ‘what is it with Rihanna and guns???’ – First Russian Roulette’s “…So Just Pull The Trigger…” and now “…Oh Mama Mama Mama I Just Shot A Man Down…”. But regardless of that first thought, this track didn’t even need time to grow on me; the tune instantly stuck. I love the fact that she returns to her Caribbean roots, as you can hear from her native tongue flowing perfectly over an appropriate steady reggae melody. It’s funny how ‘Man Down’ is actually quite a dark number according to the deep and emotional lyrics, yet I can’t help but get goose bumps and smile at the same time while I’m listening. The style of the number could easily please and attract the attention of the fans that adored her during her earlier ‘Pon De Replay’ days. So love it or hate it, but she’s paying tribute to her heritage, so deal with it or skip it. But me, Im playing it, playing it and playing it! 😀
‘Cheers’ is my second favourite track that totally lives up to the album’s title. It’s fun, chilled out, and a positive feel-good number to kick off the weekend. It’s clearly a track that was created for the ones who just want to have a good time, be rid of all the stress and put their worries behind them, and I believe this up-beat tune definitely has that effect. The laid-back enunciation in her vocals fit the nature of this track, and in my opinion, this track sounds like an instant hit. 🙂
So I guess I posted this at the right time… “cheers to the freakin’ weekend I drink to that, yeah yeaaah!”