The Singles Jukebox
Singles Going Steady

By: US Stylus Staff
2004-08-27



Posted 08/27/2004 - 01:57:08 PM by MattChesnut:
 That hook on "I'm So Fly" is insane. My instinct after hearing it is to get to a keyboard and recreate it. The first time around, it's a string instrument of sorts (a banjo? Eastern?) The second time around, chimes. Or something. Whatever, hook of the year. Also, is G-Unit like a miniature Wu-Tang or what?
 
Posted 08/27/2004 - 02:00:08 PM by MattChesnut:
 Whoops, different song. I'm talking about "So Fly" by NB Ridaz. Is my face red or what?
 
Posted 08/27/2004 - 06:45:29 PM by MyNameIsKenny:
 "if you want another 'Are You Gonna Be My Girl?' you gotta give us something to work with lyrically. " What, like "You look so fine that I really wanna make you mine"?
 
Posted 08/27/2004 - 07:03:47 PM by ddrake:
 Josh T: Chuck Eddy posted on ILM that not only does he like all three Jet singles, but that the latest reminds him of T. Rex! Fite!
 
Posted 08/27/2004 - 10:30:36 PM by AUnterberger:
 Yeah, Ken. Time-honored, tried and true rock cliches instead of confused, mixed-up and disorienting ones.
 
Posted 08/27/2004 - 11:44:38 PM by IanMathers:
 So, uh, nobody else has any love for Phil Collins?
 
Posted 08/30/2004 - 06:19:36 AM by bj_randolph:
 Mad love, Mathers. Bottom line, as you said, Phil's original is just untouchable. Also, the choice of artist to cover inadvertently exposes the PS in a way they can't have intended: the listener is reminded that Phil did the whole earnest vocals/jittery beats juxtaposition a good twenty years before the PS ever swapped emails on "Take Me Home." Should've picked "Say You, Say Me" instead: same purpose served, no embarrassing revelations.