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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Will Chris Brown And Keri Hilson's "Superhuman" Be As Big As "No Air"?

There's no doubt that Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown's "No Air" was a giant hit and a breath of said fresh air that not only propelled Sparks to another level far above some of her previous American Idol winner contemporaries, but also revived the good ol' fashioned ballad, as well.

So now Jive is officially promoting "Superhuman," Brown's duet with Keri Hilson—i.e., the singer on Timbaland's "The Way I Are"—as his latest single off Exclusive.

Like "No Air," it employs the traditional melodic structure of an '80s-type ballad (soaring vocals, fancy harmonizing) and features the required angst-ridden emoting and clutching of each other's designer clothing during drama-tinged moments.

And while it's not immediately catchy upon first listen, there's something just sappy enough about the tune that taps into your inner lighter-waving dork.

"Superhuman" might not be up there with classy duets of yore like "Next Time I Fall," "After All" or, well, any other one featuring Peter Cetera...but it could just be the next "No Air."

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  • At 12:59 PM, Blogger Michael said…

    I liked No Air but I think that the vocals on this track are just awful.

  • At 1:37 PM, Blogger John said…

    Why can't we just have fun pop music that works on first listen, instead of stuff that we have to listen to repeatedly? I want instant gratification in my music!

  • At 2:38 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    Ah, no air. I keep looking at dazpanteloons receding hair and singing No Hair, which i find hilarious but he really isn't so amused by. This track isn't as marvy as no air, but i likey. ANOTHER single from Exclusive though? What happened to the olympics toon?

  • At 7:31 AM, Blogger Adem With An E said…

    It's okay. Funny though, I only got into "No Air" officially after I saw Sparks singing it a month or so ago solo during her Aussie promo tour on Australian Idol. She tore the bloody roof down with her performance of it.

  • At 11:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    That maybe Chris Brown but, she not Jordin Sparks. He voice does not come close.

  • At 2:08 AM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Michael, I know what you mean...it's no Heidi Montag, "Higher"—I'll give you that.

    John, I know! It's like having to masturbate for a good 10 minutes before you finally just get bored and start throwing Tic Tacs into the ceiling fan.

    Paul, tell Dazpocketz to use Nioxin! Well, maybe it's too late for him, actually...

    Adem, she also needs to tear off her panties and get rammed.

    Anonymous, maybe tonight does the sparkle with hooker boy in big sexy?


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