Love this song and video. Reminds me of old Ciara.
Opening sequence made my jaw drop.Keep forgetting this is Ciara we're talking about here.
Shit, I thought she went the way of the dodo.Though I gotta admit, she took a sistah back to seventh grade with this:My back ache/my bra too tightMy booty shake/from tha left to tha right
I actually think Ciara is criminally underrated. Sure, her vocals are not the strongest but I'd love to have 1/100th of her swag for like, 30 seconds.
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Not feeling the song but I still love her dancing. I think what happened to Ciara that a lot of artist get trapped is when they change their styles to the extreme instead of gradual. She went over the top with the sexy and the music basically followed the trend of what everyone else was doing. I think the last songs I liked was from the Evolution album. Although Love, Sex and Magic was my jam. It looks like she is trying to get back to her roots.Also Brandy's new video has 2 Asian female backup dancers- http://vevo.ly/R7daX5
Not feeling the song either. She needs to hook up with new songwriters.
A while ago I remember rumors about Ciara being gay, a man, and even a hermaphrodite and I'd say it was around that time I saw her in less clothes and more gyrating. I'm assuming to counter the rumors. There's nothing wrong with Ciara being any of the what I listed above, but unless it's coming out of her mouth, it's not our business. But it seems like whenever any black female artist isn't half naked she's deemed too masculine. I don't think it happens to singers as much as it does rappers though (see Da Brat and Missy Elliot).As for her music, it's hit of miss with me. I too appreciate that she has some serious dance moves and I've liked some of her stuff in the past. LOL I guess I'm not too bothered by the lyrics, then again I have Luke Campbell's "scarred" and The PSD's "Doncha" on my MP3 player.
"A while ago I remember rumors about Ciara being gay, a man, and even a hermaphrodite and I'd say it was around that time I saw her in less clothes and more gyrating. I'm assuming to counter the rumors."The same with Alicia Keys when she came out and would wear braids and jeans. Until Alicia started wearing dresses but at least she didn't go to the extreme that she had to gyrate.
Boa's new music video features two black male dancers as well, and if I am not mistaken one of them is a slight romantic interest.
Oh and I like Ciara's music video and Im glad she featured the little girls from ABDC.
That was not the official video, although I thought it was MUCH better than the official one. Loved the fact that it featured multicultural dancers. Global marketing done right.
Not trying to get off the subject,but may I wish you all a happy Elections Day! Don't you just love it that Obama is going back to the Whitehouse again? I'm about to cry.
Oops ..I should have said night but ya got me..just too happy right now.
I like the beat of the song and the video is great, I just wish the lyrics were different, in particular that whole 'my booty shakes from left to right...' if that wasn't in the song I'd like it a lot more...
So...the first dancer is Asian? The first time I watched this video, I just focused on Ciara as I heard good reviews on her new music video. I haven't noticed the Asian guy until now lolThe only song from Ciara that I still listen to is "Oh". This song has swag and this hood thing...kinda addicting. But I haven't bothered listening to her albums so I'm sure she has other good songs.
Now that I've watched the opening sequence a few times, I need to say a few things.1) This song is everything that's wrong with popular American music right now.2) I'm tired of all these black & Latina women going super-skinny and blonde. That hair is a fail, and Ciara has hardly any booty to shake.3) I miss the 1990s.
*Sigh* Yes especially the early 90's. 90-95 were the golden years for R&B and Hip-Hop that was diverse as far as variety.1995-2000 is when the lines started to blur and corporate America said we can finally make some money off of this Hip-Hop. I blame Puffy for some of it. There were always collaborations with other artists but Puffy set the precedence for people crossing over and having collaborations with everyone every time someone had an album come out and everyone had to be in each other videos.Once that happens Music starts to sound the same all the time. So instead of music you have a sound.It was a good interview with Nathan Morris from Boyz II Men about how the industry changed- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/04/boyz-ii-mens-nathan-morri_n_1128601.htmlOne quote:"Did you guys ever consider adapting your music at all? Trying to sound like what's on the radio now?This is just what we like to do. Those other things are great, but that's not the core of who we are. You know, we didn't sell 60 million records to people who listen to that, we sold them to people who listen to what we do. Nowadays the industry -- it's not a music industry, its more a sound industry. What sounds you can put on your voice, how you can affect it, how weird you can make a record sound. No one really goes onstage live and sings the way they're supposed to sing."
I couldn't agree more. Too bad I was too young in the 90s to really enjoy it and be knowledgeable. The 90s were great for all types of music. I remember great rock, world music, alternative songs. The early '00s were good though, just not as great.Oh, and that link Ankhesen, thank you! I have almost forgotten this song! These days I've been listening to female rappers like Eve, Missy Elliott, Foxy Brown, Lil Kim...like their old songs. I noticed the evolution...as time goes by the female rappers can't spit like they used to, because they would be too hardcore for the audience. *rolleyes* Now they're supposed to look like Barbie dolls (or not too black) and be mediocre. And Meanie, the article you mentioned nailed it! I don't listen to the radio anymore, and it's been about 4-5 years now.
"I don't listen to the radio anymore, and it's been about 4-5 years now."Yep the same goes for me although I know what's current and going on in music. You have to make your own radio stations today, Ipod, Pandora, etc..One of the songs I like is Someone That I used to Know by Gotye. I was in the car with my friend and he happened to have one of the pop stations on B96 here in Chicago and the song came on. Don't you know they poptified the hell out of that song, adding all that electronic beats so prevalent now in music. I did a WTF! Nothing was wrong with the original and I just couldn't wrap my head around why they had to change it.I don't have problems with remixes but that was just ridicules to me.Also Myra Eve and Missy got new albums coming out.
Yeah, Internet is my friend :) Oh, they did that to Gotye's song? Sounds awful...Hey, I'll definitely check their albums out! I didn't know about that! So happy :)
I think I am gonna be coming in at the wrong part of the serious music convo with this but...Who is the guy that Ciara is dancing with at the beginning! I am now obsessed with him! I must know who he is! I've watched the video several times just for him! How do I find out who he is!?!? Hahahaha.
*nods* My queendom for that dancer's name.
Tardy to the party here, but so be it. I only discovered Ciara this past week, and she is my official Fitness Inspiration. I love her swag, I really admire her dancing talent and I don't think her music is so bad. It's pop music; it needs a catchy beat and catchy lyrics, nothing more profound than that.Now that I've seen her dancing with a cute Asian guy, she is has earned even more points with me. True to my pro-AMBW spending policy, I'll be buying this song and the few others I've been enjoying on YouTube.
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