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I had to give Million Dollar Bill a few listens but I really like this song. It has a different sound of sorts. I really wish Whitney would get back to her power ballads because that's really what set her apart from the pack. However, I realize her voice may not be strong enough for them anymore. Did Neyo write anything on this album? He such a good songwriter and would have wrote her a beautiful song.
Her voice just can't facilitate them anymore. The power-ballads were basically a showcase for "The Voice". Sadly The Voice is gone - but it's actually an opportunity for Whitney to go in a different direction. A less spectacular and understated ballad can say just as much as a really powerful one, and who is really doing them these days? I wouldn't expect I Look to You to be number one, but I hope it does well and that it offers some diversity to the charts.

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(1)A lot is being made of the record Serena has vs Sharapova. It is being used as THE reason she will win again lol. Good thing we have players like Tomas Berdych (who had an even worse record vs Nadal) to remind us of the fallacy of this nonsense logic.
(2)You stans may as well sleep well tonight because tomorrow the a replay of Lucie's winning moment over and over again will haunt your dreams for weeks to come
(3)The stars have aligned perfectly for the upset of the 21st century. All the best Garbine
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Like it a lot. Much better than the other two tracks I've heard so far. Tend to see it more as a great album track then something to be released. I don't know what I feel about it as a single, seems too laidback old-school R&B to be current - and isn't that a euphemism for dated? It has a similar vibe to Teenage Love Affair, perhaps unsurprisingly, and will probably chart similarly.

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Re: Whitney Houston: Million Dollar Bill- BRAND NEW SONG!!! (see first post)

I like MDB, but i think i will like an "uptempo" version even better. In anycase, i'm sooo glad Whitney is back
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Like it a lot. Much better than the other two tracks I've heard so far. Tend to see it more as a great album track then something to be released. I don't know what I feel about it as a single, seems too old-school R&B to be current - and isn't that a euphemism for dated? It has a similar vibe to Teenage Love Affair, perhaps unsurprisingly.
Aren't we in the middle of an 80's revival
Perhaps being dated is a good thing...

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(1)A lot is being made of the record Serena has vs Sharapova. It is being used as THE reason she will win again lol. Good thing we have players like Tomas Berdych (who had an even worse record vs Nadal) to remind us of the fallacy of this nonsense logic.
(2)You stans may as well sleep well tonight because tomorrow the a replay of Lucie's winning moment over and over again will haunt your dreams for weeks to come
(3)The stars have aligned perfectly for the upset of the 21st century. All the best Garbine
(4) There is no path to victory for Williams.Keys wins in straight easy sets.
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Aren't we in the middle of an 80's revival
Perhaps being dated is a good thing...
No, I do think it will do well on the charts (pulling numbers out of the air, I would hazard the bottom rungs of the top 40?), just not spectacularly. It's all about expectations. At this point in her career (mounting a comeback of sorts), that's better than nothing I suppose.

A single flow'r he sent me, since we met./All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet - One perfect rose.
I knew the language of the floweret;/'My fragile leaves,' it said, 'his heart enclose.'
Love long has taken for his amulet/One perfect rose.
Why is it no one ever sent me yet/One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
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No, I do think it will do well on the charts (pulling numbers out of the air, I would hazard the bottom rungs of the top 40?), just not spectacularly. It's all about expectations. At this point in her career (mounting a comeback of sorts), that's better than nothing I suppose.
Well that certainly is out of the air. If they market it well and it picks up popularity it will certainly be in the top 40, who knows how high really; anything can happen in a few weeks.

I don't think it feels dated at all personally. It's not a transcendent single, but I think it will hit a vibe with a lot of people. It has a certain je ne sais quoi, is it Alicia Keys is it Whitney Houston, who the hell is it? You're right though, it is all about expectation.

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(3)The stars have aligned perfectly for the upset of the 21st century. All the best Garbine
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I absolutely love this song Her voice sounds good. It works really well. A real summer song

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This song is great! I like ILTY and Strength, but this is the first time I got that tingle that made me smile throughout the whole song. I've been waiting to hear something from this album that takes me over the cliff of the unexpected. I love the bridge, the hook, the belts and those catchy Ohhhhhhhh ohhhhhhhs, makes you go left, right, up, down...if you feel good, put one hand in the air...!!!!! It will be a dance favorite for a lot of people. Totally creativity for Alicia, Swizz, and WHITNEY.

"No other female pop star, not Mariah Carey, not Celine Dion, not Barbra Streisand - quite rivals Houston in her exquisite vocal fluidity and purity of tone, and her ability to infuse a lyric with mesmerizing melodrama." Los Angeles Times
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It's probably Whitney's single most infectous song of her career. I will admit after the first listen you're not completly sold, but after the third listen the song really starts to uplift you and you can't help but dance to it- and before you know it, it's stuck in your head.

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Turns out that "Million Dollar Bill" is sampled from Loleatta Holloway's Stronger:


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Im really loving both of the singles released so far, they really grow on you - you're right about how infectious MDB is.

I Look to You is such a good ballad for life's journey - I've listened to it about ten times in a row now

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I'm warming up to I Look To You. It may even be better than I Didn't Know My Own Strength. Same with Million Dollar Bill. Gosh, I'm getting all excited for the comeback now.

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Turns out that "Million Dollar Bill" is sampled from Loleatta Holloway's Stronger:

LOL! That was comical. As always, Whitney takes a cover to a different level.

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