Favorites Friday – David Guetta ft. Usher, Without You

without-youTechnically, it is still Friday in some places. I tend to have this problem of late, but let’s just keep on going anyways. You may have noticed before that Without You was in my Top 50 this year…and last year…and every year since its release. The song has a very special place in my heart.

To be honest, the song has been worn out way too much. It’s like those slippers that you love but have holes in the toes and use your bare feet as bottoms. Yet you still love them to death. The biggest reason that this song stands out to me is its special place in my three-year long relationship. It was considered our first song and I told her that before we even were considered boyfriend and girlfriend.

Before you have a cutegasm, I can assure you that we have had our ups and downs. However, in the end we found our way back together and I am proud to say I love her. The song itself always represented my feelings for her when we first met, and still does years later.

The track itself comes off my first real album purchase, David Guetta’s Nothing But The Beat. I could review that as a whole, but I will probably just list some of my favorites from that album in one of these posts every once in a while, as most of the songs never truly appealed to me. Without You was always my favorite and also has sentimental value.

Overall, I would honestly rate the song at 8.25/10. It was popular for a reason, but the repetitive nature and simplicity of the beat was a bit disappointing to many listeners. Of course this was my first album, I had to love the hit song. So go ahead and check it out below, or hear it again for my relationship’s sake:

-Austin Heath

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Hear It First – Usher, Cuz We Can

usherUsher has dropped another song this weekend to prepare for his eight studio album release next year. The song has a bit more of a Hip-Hop-vibe to it, and seems more like the modern Usher than the early (A.K.A. good Usher).

The song is a bit catchy but not worth a huge breakdown, just kind of an average hit. Empty bridge is absolutely disappointing. You can go over to ThisIsRnB.com to check out the song and hear it first below:

http://www.thisisrnb.com/2014/12/new-music-usher-cuz-we-can/

-Austin Heath

Music Recommendation – Single – Usher, Climax

Climax was a popular song a couple years ago, no doubt about it. I’m sure 90% of the readers of this article have heard it before. However this one is for that 10%, because this song is a rare piece.

Before I get into why this song is so important, I want to explain that this is not so much sexually-oriented like the title may suggest. Usher sings pure and passionately about how he and her just “gave up” on the relationship. The music video is very unimpressive for such a song as this, but that’s not too important. This song screams RnB/Soul and is one of Usher’s best.

Now, for the reason this post is so important. My rating for this song is 10/10. A perfect score, which I promise you is NOT easy at all. Part of the top-rated category, this song is, in my personal opinion, one of the greatest RnB songs of all time. This is all opinion but the song is quite amazing and I can’t find a flaw in it. Give it a listen below for old times’ sake or for the first time:

-Austin Heath