Sunday, March 20, 2011

J Lo - Back At Number One

In 1999 Jennifer Lopez made the leap from movies to music with the Darkchild produced gem "If You Had My Love" and pretty much became a superstar overnight. That song topped the charts in Australia and now, twelve years later, she repeats the feat with "On The Floor". I'm not sure what shocks me more. That she's only had two number ones in this country or the fact she succeeded where so many other divas have failed - by reviving a music career (in her 40s, no less) that showed no signs of life as recently as last year. Remember the disaster that was "Louboutins"? Probably not given its non-existent chart position. Everyone is pointing the finger at American Idol but how do you explain her success over here? That show means nothing in this country. I think J Lo just got it right this time. "On The Floor" is a return to the Latin flavoured dance-pop she perfected in the late 90s/early noughties. There's the sunny sample, stupid lyrics about dancing the night away and RedOne's trusty recycled beats. It sounds like a sequel to "Waiting For Tonight" - only with Pitbull tacked on for the kids. Yes, it's a bit disjointed and a blatant copy of Kat DeLuna's last single (I'll save DeLuna-gate for another day) but sometimes a drunk bitch just wants to hum along to "Lambada" and dance like it's 1999. Welcome back, Jenny. I should also give a shout out to my girl Ke$ha, who racks up her 6th consecutive top 10 hit this week with "Blow". She is the new Queen of pop. The End.


Calen said...

Thank you for giving respect where respect is deserved.

Jennifer's amazing and is truly the definition of a star.


daniel said...

JLos new "song" is deplorable.
ps love that youre posting more often mike! ;)

Bruce said...

I Heart Jay Low! Waiting for tonight was the Song of the Milennium™, and now she has the Spring Break Party Anthem™ of 2011? That's amazeballs.

How was Jenny from the Block not a #1 in Aussieland? Can you not relate to the ghetto realness?

joe said...

I think this is the first time I like a JHo single since "Waiting For Tonight"!

Mike said...

Bruce, I know! I was sure "I'm Real", "Love Don't Cost A Thing" and "Jenny From The Block" topped the charts but they all stalled in the top 5.