Friday, August 31, 2007

Two Sides to Every Story

Answer songs are usually a response to a song or a sequel to a previous song. Imitation is said to be the highest form of flattery as well as the lowest of all gimmickries if done in poor taste. Recently, I've been hearing some kind of a battle of the sexes on the airwaves.

Here are some of the good, the bad and the ugly...

"Beautiful Girls" by JoJo- The singer/actress made a cover response to Sean Kingston's #1 hit on her Myspace.

"So Sick" by Lil' Bit- According to wikipedia she's an "up and coming r&b artist" who assumed the ex-girlfriend's reply on Ne Yo's 2006 hit. I know some of JoJo' songs, but Lil' Bit doesn't even come up on any other searches.

"Hey There Delilah" by Plain White T's- Oops it's not a response to Regina Spektor's "Samson". He wrote it for a girl he liked named Delilah. The piano-driven "Samson" was already in her 2002 album and then re-released this May. Then a month after, the acoustic "Hey there Delilah" was also re-released. It first came out in 2005. It's also interesting that one of the lines in HTD , What's it like in New York City? kind of poses a question to Regina from the block.

"FURB" by Frankee- She matches ex-boyfriend Eamon's "Fuck It(I Don't Want You Back)" with the same eloquence. Relationship gone sweet deal for the two.

"Irreplaceable" by he-who-must-not-be-named-because-the-song-just-sucks.

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