Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Jennifer Rush & The Song Of The Year?

We're almost at the halfway mark of 2010 and already a handful of tracks stand out as early contenders for the song of the year. There's Kylie's exquisite "All The Lovers", Robyn's bitter "Dancing On My Own", Livvi Franc's criminally underrated "Automatik", Matisse's stunning mega-flop "Better Than Her" and Tania Foster's unreleased gem "Supawoman". Well, you can add another stunning anthem to that shortlist. Earlier this year 80s icon Jennifer Rush released her first studio album in over 13 years. "Now Is The Hour" debuted at an impressive #21 in Germany but the lead single underperformed and the album has since fallen down the charts faster than "Not Myself Tonight". It might be too late to revive Jen's stalled comeback but the recently released second single is nothing short of spectacular. "Echoes Love" is easily the diva's best track in 25 years and the Seductions Radio Mix turns an already brilliant pop song into something extraordinary by giving it an irresistible disco makeover.

Think "Release Me" (Agnes not Zoe Badwi) meets Cher's "Strong enough" and you get some idea of what to expect. Jennifer's glorious pipes inject the anthem with heart and soul, while the lyrics are unashamedly romantic without being vomit inducing. And let's not forget that magnificent chorus. Amazingly, "Echoes Love" is still very much a diamond in the rough. The production could do with a polish and the remix - while very effective - sounds like it was thrown together in 5 minutes by the intern at Jen's record label. I'm sure AATW or 3 Beat Blue could work wonders with it for the UK market but I doubt they'll bother. And not because of the song's quality. Who is going to take a chance on a 49 year old plastic surgery addict who looks like Sylvester Stallone in drag? It's a shame because this gorgeous stunner is worth a dozen 20 year old Swedish bimbos. Nevertheless, I'm convinced the song will find love and affection from pop connoisseurs around the globe. Brace yourself for the brilliance of "Echoes Love" and the mindblowing natural beauty of Jennifer Rush (below). A huge thanks to Gordon for bringing this amazing treasure to my attention.

17 comments:

Hidroboy said...

Ok, I just fell in love with the song. It's going right to my Pride Session for this year!!

Miss Halliwell said...

Fabulous song! Love it...but what's with the stroke-face in the pic?!

Calen said...
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Martin said...

Mmm, hot... loving the goat style vocals. Sounds like she's constantly on the verge of orgasm. Bleeeeeet bleeeeet.

Cyber said...

WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE BOTTOM HALF OF HER FACE?!?!

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discodevil said...

Love the song.
Cyber I think she shares the bottom half of her face with Pete Burns.

Mike said...

Stop ridiculing Jennifer's legendary beauty - she puts her enduring sex appeal down to a healthy diet and regular exercise!

But I'm glad you all like the song as much as I do. It's the defining trash anthem of 2010!

D'luv said...

Mom?!?

Anonymous said...

LMFAO

love love love the song but this video is too funny!

thanks mike xx

Poster Girl said...

Poor "Better Than Her" :( And "Automatik."

I know what you mean about "diamond in the rough"--it's not quite there yet, but you can totally see how everything would fall perfectly in line with just a little help. I hope, miraculously, it gets it, but, failing that, this version will do!

John said...

It's a good song, but Discodevil gets a medal for the Pete Burns comparison.

michael said...

Just the bottom half of her face?

Loving the song though.

Anna-Marie said...

Halo from South Africa i can't believe so little comments for the most popular singer in the world, just want to say since i heard your voice the first time i was hoocked, totaly love it and i can't wait to go and buy my new cd. Love you to bits.

alberto said...

fascinante, lastima que se promocione poco esta cancion de echoes love. he comprado su nuevo cd y es sorprendente. me encanta. viva jennifer rush.

PACO said...

La canción es hermosa como la voz que la interpreta, Sony deberia promocionar a Jennifer Rush mas en España aqui se le quiere mucho.
Viva Jennifer Rush
Viva la reina del pop
Te esperamos prontoEspaña es tuya

Anonymous said...

OMFG!!! She's disfugured!!! Plastic surgery to the extrem limit. She WAS so cute... She doesn't look like anything ANYMORE!!! Shame on her! It's sad to become a plastic face.