Friday, July 13

Rihanna - "Umbrella"



Greatest pop song of the summer, of the year, or the past five years?

Discuss.

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14 Comments:

Anonymous alexis said...

heres the thing, shes really cute, and has a great haircut, but, um, she cant sing, or dance.
this is a great example of a cute girl who really turned jay-z on, and he got her an amazing producer and songwriter, and then spent 2mil on her video. yeah, its a great song, but i think anyone could have been successful in this equation.
in the past five years? eh. im gonna go with "crazy in love," "we belong together," and "hey ya."

12:09 PM  
Anonymous jamiecarroll said...

mos def teh best of the summer.

i think the jigga-man's part is pretty weak, tho.

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

i am going to be honest, jay-z is awesome but i hate this song. a lot.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Trashley said...

I think "Crazy" is probably the best song of the past five years, but I think this is it for the summer. I can't think of a better pop song out at the moment.

I'm not counting "D.A.N.C.E." in this (my actual favorite summer song) since it's too niche.

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Chris Wage said...

I think it's one of the dumbest songs I've heard in a long time. And I've heard a lot of dumb songs.

However this doesn't preclude it from being the greatest pop song of the summer.

But if I do hear it, and there happen to be any sharpened pencils laying around, I guarantee you they're going right in my eardrum.

10:32 PM  
Blogger Trashley said...

Are you people ignoring the chorus?!? SRSLY. I'm confused.

12:07 AM  
Anonymous jag said...

Up until now, Shania Twain has held the record for making a hit song out of the most ridiculous lyrics I'd ever heard. Rhianna puts her number one spot in jeopardy.

11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not feeling it. Sorry.

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you are getting a little carried away Trashley.

Jay-Z is totally extraneous. It's like he's only in the song to brand it. Does the song even have a chorus?

For the record, TLC's Waterfalls is the best summer song of all time and Rihanna ain't got nothing on Left-Eye (R.I.P.).

3:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...AND...

In order to be the best summer song of the past 5 years rihanna would have to beat out both Hey Ya! and Milkshake. Those songs might feel kind of played out now, but that's cause they are genuine classics.

I don't think anyone is going to look back at the Summer of Dreamz in 5 years and remember Umbrella.

Don't get me wrong. I want to like this song and its ok. But the Summer of Dreamz needs a real classic, something we can all love together, without guilt.

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like my pop, but this song has no hook. It sucks!

8:03 PM  
Anonymous jamiecarroll said...

"Milkshake" sucked.

1:35 PM  
Anonymous jamiecarroll said...

And..."Hey Ya" wasn't really a summer song. If memory serves me correctly, it wasn't even released until like Labor Day.

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Misfit said...

Sadly enough, the song is, conceptually speaking, sort of a 21st century, gilt-toothed, pimped-out, gen XYZ version of Dylan's Shelter from the Storm; however, at this point, I'm mostly just worried about this girl's future, now that she has opened that umbrella indoors...

Oh yea, as for the en pointe segments, I will say that if all ballerina's had a back porch like hers, ballet would be the preshow for Monday Night Football, and the sports "news" would be full of stories about the ballet salary cap and bad-girl ballerina's whoring it up and sponsoring pomeranian fights...

11:56 AM  

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