I have heard this song in the past but I have never truly appreciated its creative genius until about 3 days ago. I was browsing through a Spotify Playlist one day and this song was on the list. Since I haven’t heard this song in years, I decided to press play as a throwback moment. As soon as I heard it, I was absolutely drawn in by the upbeat sounds and the chorus. I also liked the fact that there wasn’t a ton of swearing in this song, compared to our Rap/Trap music today. It was kind of a nice moment to sit back and appreciate what Hip-Hop used to be in all its greatness. I may not be a hip-hop/rap connoisseur, but I can truthfully say that this is a good song!
Do you guys watch TV often? Have you seen that Gain commercial with the three person choir?
Well if you have, then you will hear a catchy song in the commercial that may or may not get stuck into you head. Being the music enthusiast that I am, I obviously had to Google the name of the original song. It is by Jackie Wilson. Enjoy this catchy and cute tune.
I kind of love this song. Even though it has been replicated more times that one would care to mention, the original version by Aretha Franklin still has my heart. Here it is so enjoy listening to it!
Remember this song? Wow, I am actually kind of doing a Throwback Thursday post here. Ok, this works. Now, to begin my commentary/critique of this song, I have to mention that Estelle (the singer) is British, and that just this knowledge alone is enough to explain her fascination and desire to acquire an “American Boy”. Hence, the title of the song. Basically this song is about how Estelle loves American Boy’s due to the different traits, stereotypes and visual accompaniments that come with them. This is completely normal guys. I mean, I love Italian Boys for the same reason, but that’s a post for another day. Back to the song. Kanye West is featured on this track and as usual, his rap kind of makes the song…better. Just a bit in this case though because this song is good in itself. This song is…different, but unique. Her voice is soft which complements the soft R&B beat in the background. The lyrics actually make sense! There is a point to this song, even though the point isn’t amazing or anything, but its not just about sexy time. Its a fun song; I like it. It was liked enough to win a Grammy so, I hope that you like it too, and hopefully find a cute, fashionable, stunning, tall, model-esque, Tour Guide Type, dressed in Fur, American Boy (who lives in NY or LA).