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donellcarey
Jul 12th, 2006, 09:06 AM
Nelly Furtado published "Maneater" in Britain and "Promiscuous" in the USA

And they both reached #1 on both charts.

So guys, which one do you like better? :bounce:

fufuqifuqishahah
Jul 12th, 2006, 09:14 AM
maneater for shizzle

AjdeNate!
Jul 12th, 2006, 09:46 AM
Maneater song (CD version, not the radio edit)
Maneater video

SilK
Jul 12th, 2006, 10:53 AM
I like Maneater better...

though, the more I see the Maneater video, the more I realise what a horrible dancer Nelly really is. :lol:

she's my girl though. she rocks! :rocker:

AjdeNate!
Jul 12th, 2006, 10:55 AM
:kiss: XSilikova.

Viktymise
Jul 12th, 2006, 12:24 PM
Is she bringing Promiscuous girl over to the other side of the athlantic

adam_ads_n
Jul 12th, 2006, 01:03 PM
I like Maneater much more

Sharapova's_Boy
Jul 12th, 2006, 01:32 PM
Maneater :worship:

!<blocparty>!
Jul 12th, 2006, 01:36 PM
Maneater album version!
Promiscuous radio version!

:hearts:

ampers&
Jul 12th, 2006, 01:37 PM
jeez...this hype over a marginally talented singer is reaching nauseating levels.
the bitch can't even sing (or dance).
she used to be good but she fell into the chasm of crap that is popular music.
shame.

vesanto
Jul 12th, 2006, 01:56 PM
jeez...this hype over a marginally talented singed is reaching nauseating levels.
the bitch can't even sing (or dance).
she used to be good but she fell into the chasm of crap that is popular music.
shame.

Yeah, maybe this album is a little overhyped but I have it and I think it is really good. It is pop but it has quality in my opinion. Anyway, far from the originality of her first album that was amazing and full of different musical influences!

SilK
Jul 12th, 2006, 02:03 PM
:kiss: XSilikova.

:hug: XSilikova representin' Eastern Europe! ;)

!<blocparty>!
Jul 12th, 2006, 02:10 PM
the bitch can't even sing (or dance).

Since when did that stop anyone? :banana: Nelly is more than just 'marginally' talented. Did you hear Folklore? And Whoa Nelly was popular. :scratch:

Princess Sarah.
Jul 12th, 2006, 02:12 PM
i love the whole album

MH0861
Jul 12th, 2006, 02:32 PM
marginally talented singer
the bitch can't even sing (or dance).
she used to be good


LOL. Contradiction, much? :lol:

Anyways.. I liked "Promiscuous" better at first but I'm on Team "Maneater" now.

DuLeafs
Jul 12th, 2006, 02:39 PM
''Maneater'' is the song wandering longer in your mind :dance:

Highlandman
Jul 12th, 2006, 03:19 PM
Maneater :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

yellowcard
Jul 12th, 2006, 03:30 PM
Maneater!!!!!!

mc8114
Jul 12th, 2006, 03:43 PM
Promiscuous

vanillalatte
Jul 12th, 2006, 04:13 PM
Maneater!!

SzavayFi
Jul 12th, 2006, 04:27 PM
Promiscuous :rocker2:

mirzalover
Jul 12th, 2006, 05:41 PM
promiscuos

No Name Face
Jul 12th, 2006, 06:29 PM
Promiscuous
but Maneater is pretty good too.

shirley
Jul 12th, 2006, 06:56 PM
I prefer Maneater

Gonzo Hates Me!
Jul 12th, 2006, 07:56 PM
I haven't heard Maneater. But I hate the song promiscuous. Plus I hate that adjective as it is only gendered towards women in society as something negative. So by default, I have to go with Maneater

matthias
Jul 12th, 2006, 08:00 PM
Maneater

fnuf7
Jul 12th, 2006, 11:03 PM
Maneater by miles :dance: I find Timbaland annoying so like him to appear as little as possible on songs, I don't mind his productions, just his rapping/speaking bits ;)

TomTennis
Jul 12th, 2006, 11:07 PM
I like them both! Two great songs!!! :worship: :hearts:

My favourite Nelly. F song would probably be "Try". = fantastic song!!!

Elisse
Jul 12th, 2006, 11:12 PM
Maneater :hearts:

hmmmm......and Nelly looked damn hot in the video!!! :drool: :hearts: :drool:

Wiggly
Jul 12th, 2006, 11:46 PM
Prosmiscuous. 100% :)

Dawn Marie
Jul 12th, 2006, 11:58 PM
IS this the maneater that Hall and oates made way back in the day?


I like Cassie's new song "Me and U". That song is the shiznit! lol

Rachel_
Jul 13th, 2006, 01:10 AM
there both really good- cant choose

Randy H
Jul 13th, 2006, 02:26 AM
Love both but have to go with Maneater :) Promiscuous seems a little more safe and typical a song IMO

CoryAnnAvants#1
Jul 13th, 2006, 02:39 AM
I'm not a fan of this new album as much as Folklore or Whoa Nelly, but overall it's a pretty good album. The SINGLES are crap. That's the issue. Promiscuous is the worst song on the whole album IMO.

Her third single for the album though, No Hay Igual, is HOT. It fits the rare criteria of being an amazing pop song that is credible and commercial. It's definitely a reggaeton song and the beat is unreal. That's gonna be the one that makes Nelly Furtado completely blow up. Watch.

Strangelove
Jul 13th, 2006, 02:53 AM
Maneater. But that one really had to grow on me. And since Promiscuous Girl hasn't had that much exposure...

But anyway, right now I say Maneater.

Stamp Paid
Jul 13th, 2006, 03:28 AM
the Maneater remix f/ Lil Wayne is better than them both.

..ikke..
Jul 13th, 2006, 07:05 PM
there both really good- cant choose
The same here ;)

njnetswill
Jul 13th, 2006, 08:06 PM
Maneater, but nothing beats "Turn Off The Light" :p

V-MAC
Jul 13th, 2006, 09:03 PM
:eek: Interesting, I thought most people would prefer "Promiscuous", just seems the better song. :shrug: Her best song though has to be "Radio" :cool:

Morrissey
Jul 13th, 2006, 11:26 PM
Its interesting that Nelly had to change tactics and go all black to sell records. She never used to use this sound before. And now she's wearing skanky clothing as well just to get ahead. What happened to being your own person Nelly?

mirzalover
Jul 13th, 2006, 11:35 PM
Its interesting that Nelly had to change tactics and go all black to sell records. She never used to use this sound before. And now she's wearing skanky clothing as well just to get ahead. What happened to being your own person Nelly?

i dont think she went all black cause i would never think of a black person singing maneater, i think she just wanted to try something different on a few songs from her new album. plus back when she first started out theirs a couple of songs that had lyrics on just like promicuos, and she was on a couple of hip hop tracks with some people.

jenny161185
Jul 14th, 2006, 12:32 AM
so much debate over someone trying a few new producers and new sounds - as I read in an interview Nelly said she loves all types of Music Hip Hop/Rap classical reggae pop RnB rock etc and loves experimenting - shes had 3 albums all sounded different and all are grea IMO



O Yeah MANEATER!

donellcarey
Jul 14th, 2006, 12:32 AM
:eek: Interesting, I thought most people would prefer "Promiscuous", just seems the better song. :shrug: Her best song though has to be "Radio" :cool:
Yeah, me too.
I like "Promiscuous" better, and actually, I always think that "Maneater" is a little bit strange, about its melody.

And, Justin Timberlake's new single "SexyBack" seems like a "Maneater" male version :o

Viktymise
Jul 14th, 2006, 01:26 AM
Im really loving Promisicuous right now, fav song at Moment, i didnt like it at first now i love it, great music and great feel to it, i think it better than Maneater which is good but i agree it is a bit unconventional but i like the start of it

CoryAnnAvants#1
Jul 14th, 2006, 02:36 AM
In an online-only excerpt from her interview in Rolling Stone's June 29th issue, the singer talks about Timbaland, gospel and her awesome high-school play




How do you jam in the studio? Do you use your voice, as an instrument obviously, or do you play something?

We had this one song "Say It Right" -- it affected my vocals a whole lot. We put all these reverbs and weird alien sounds on the voices for a while. I heard that U2 writes a lot of their songs that way, in the actual control room. So I thought I'd experiment a little bit. The cool thing is we did the mixes as we went. The whole album is a board mix theoretically. We didn't bring in the fancy mixer at the end. That was my dream, because for so many years I've liked my demo tapes more than my finished albums. That's why the album has such loud volume. It didn't have that final wash over it; it didn't have the final pressing at the end, save for a couple sounds. We were listening to a lot of electro -- I love Bloc Party and Death from Above 1979. Tim and I mutually love System of a Down. And the mixing engineers were really conscious of having that rock sound. That's why it's called Loose. We kept those coughing, laughing, distorted bass lines. We just kind of leave it off-the-cuff. Anyway, when I'm in the studio, I just write melodies, lyrics. I used to write on guitar more often . . . but a lot of my songs weren't getting better. So I just try to let other people play guitar and I would sing on their melodies. Kind of like Anthony Kiedis and the Chili Peppers.

There you go.

In the studio, Timbaland had some beats that were already kind of halfway there; and then he had beats that he just had nucleuses of; and then other stuff we jammed together. We had a song called "Say It Right," the song where we had effects on the vocals. Basically it's like four in the morning, and Timb's like, "Go home, you're tired." And I'm like, "Really? I'll show you," and put my little hoodie on and then I started to jam. Then Nate -- he writes like a 100 beats a day -- he and Timbaland and I started jamming on the song, and basically we produced it and wrote it as we went. So it got more intense as I kept singing. Then we went back and took the vocals we liked and perfected them. That particular song, we used four microphones in the live room and we moved them around, like every two minutes or something. That's why when you listen to it --there's a lot of dimension. It kind of sounds like he's in another country [laughs]. So we experimented a lot with depth and different sounds. On a song called "Glow," I used my hands to create a sort of crescendo, a do-it-yourself crescendo on my vocals. Kind of like if you move your hands in front of your mouth to change the effect of your vocals. Also to get a certain sound on "Glow," I'd hold the note and then I would kinda go "Gllooooooooow" on my vocal chords -- which, you know, the vocal teacher wouldn't like too much.

So, some random questions: What do you think when you see yourself on TV after the fact?

It's hard to watch. Supposedly, my greatest performance is when I worked with an aboriginal vocal group from Saskatchewan. And I did it on the Juno Awards in Canada, and I did a rendition of my song "Powerless" with them. It was like a big medley with all these extras carrying signs, and it was really cool. And I still haven't watched it because I don't want to ruin the vision of it in my mind. With SNL, maybe in a couple of weeks, maybe in a couple of months I'll have the courage to watch it. Because when you do watch yourself that's when you become better as a performer. I'm sure all the greats, especially like the Beyonces of the world, watch themselves to get that perfection going. I'm working with the same choreographer that she works with. This whole choreography thing is new to me. I always loved dancing but I was a little shy about it before. Now I'm just loving it.

What about reading reviews?

Reviews are tricky. There's that whole thing about if you read the good ones, the bad ones hurt even more. [Laughs] I'm made of steel now. I'm a mother. I've had food thrown at me in crowded restaurants by a toddler. I've got a lot tougher armor now. Before I was really sensitive to the things people would say about me, review about me. Now it's like, publicists never show you the bad ones anyway. The publicists only show you the good ones.

How come you still live in Toronto?

Because I love it. You know that Toronto is the most multicultural city in the entire world. There are a hundred languages spoken in Toronto; you can be anything you want in Toronto. You can be Jamaican, you can be East Indian. I can be Portuguese when I feel like it [laughs].

Or Spanish.

I can be any culture really. That's why my first album was world pop: I grew up in Canada. I didn't need to wait for the complete Internet revolution, I didn't need to wait for iTunes to learn about world music because I lived in Canada. I had been listening to world music since I was fifteen years old. That's who I was. That's why I stay there. The other great thing about Toronto is that it's a city where gay marriage is legal, grassroots political activism is encouraged and easy to find. I'm raising my daughter there. Culturally she's a quarter Filipino, a quarter East Indian and half Portuguese. So for me it's the best place to raise her. I feel grounded when I'm there. It's also like a big city, but it's not massive. I think Toronto is just getting on the map with all the bands coming out of there now.

Was there music playing for the birth of your daughter?

It's a really cool story. The day she was born I was listening to Erykah Badu's Worldwide Underground. Maybe I needed that fellow musician momma energy in the room. In that first month after she was born, I played her a lot of Caetano Veloso, and I played her Elliot Smith. Some nice mellow stuff.

What's the last record you bought?

Kim Burrell, "Everlasting Life," which is a gospel album. I've been listening to that and Mary Mary's album that came out in 2002 -- it's called Incredible -- and this other gospel album by Donnie McClurkin. You know who recommended these gospel CDs? I've been meaning to get into gospel for a while and I ran in -- this sounds really Hollywood -- but I ran into Michelle from Destiny's Child at New York Fashion Week. We were sitting together at the Miss Sixty show. This sounds so Hollywood.

She's a musician, not an actress, so it's less Hollywood.

We were talking about her own gospel project, and I said, "You know what? I really need some recommendations on gospel. Because when you go to a store and you're trying to discover a new genre, you can buy stuff that you're really not happy with when you get home." Clearly you can go on the Internet now, and do your thing, but I don't have enough time. And I still like to buy CDs, support the cause -- though I love iTunes. Anyway, so she wrote in my Blackberry a bunch of CDs and I bought them all. I listen to a lot of them on the road. I dunno if I'm redeeming myself after making such a sexy album. [Laughs] But I like any devotional music: I also listen to devotional East Indian music, Pakistani music. No pun intended, but the vocals are really committed. It's very inspirational too.

You have an incredibly broad range of musical taste.

I grew up playing ukulele, guitar, piano, trombone. I didn't really censor it -- and growing up in Canada you get everything. I always know there's a new genre left to discover. For me, it's like a metaphor for life. I feel like if you can get down with any style of music, you can get down with any style of person. So it's fun for me -- I get to expose my fans to different vibes and they, in turn, open their minds too. I'm always undergoing mind-opening.

What's up with your acting?

[Laughs] What's up with the acting? Nothing, the reason why I started studying acting was that I was supposed to do this film in India, this Hindi film that never came to fruition. I studied for it and I was supposed to fly to India and do it. I was taking crash courses in acting and then I discovered I really liked it. That's what kind of opened me up to this whole, new loose vibe of this album. Just kind of letting your ego go, and saying, "Who cares if I fall flat on my face? Let's just try living." Acting teaches you to let go of your ego and feel really grounded. I started taking these classes part-time with this really cool teacher in Toronto, a friend of mine. And then I started preparing for another role in a film called Nobody's Hero. They haven't finished filming it yet but it's an indie movie and I couldn't do it because I had to go on the road and promote Loose at the last minute. I have an agent I'm slowly opening up to. But it's totally scary -- I had to maybe do five seconds of acting in "Maneater": I lose my dog and I find my dog at the end of this video. It's something I did as a kid just for fun, like school plays.

What school plays were you in?

My first school play was "The Pied Piper." Then in eighth grade I did the "The Wind in the Willows." I was Mole. Yeah, pretty hot -- before the Ugly Duckling bloomed. Then I did this original play called "Walking With the King" that my drama teacher wrote with another teacher. God rest his soul, he just passed away. It was all about walking and these people who go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans to find the King -- to find Elvis. I sang a Patsy Cline song in it, "Walking After Midnight." It was so edgy, so awesome! There were like scenes with the red light district, transvestites. It was very avant-garde for eleventh grade.

Cage
Jul 14th, 2006, 02:45 AM
Promiscuous in australia so i like it beter :)

cometz9
Jul 14th, 2006, 03:33 AM
Promiscuous but there are better songs on her cd besides these two.

Ferosh
Jul 14th, 2006, 03:39 AM
Say it right. :)

UDACHi
Jul 14th, 2006, 03:47 AM
Maneater. :hearts:

The two songs I've heard off the new album (these two) are really good but the choruses suck.

mandy7
Jul 14th, 2006, 07:21 AM
I love Nelly :hearts:
saw her at pinkpop last month (rock festival)
where she started to invite the crowd on the stage to dance :lol:
anyways, promiscious girl

Kunal
Jul 14th, 2006, 07:56 AM
man-ate-her is much better

Harju.
Jul 14th, 2006, 01:35 PM
I was hooked with Promiscuous Girl. But now, I'm hooked with No Hay Igua. :drool:

The whole album is fab :worship:

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Jul 14th, 2006, 02:03 PM
Promixcous is my pikc i think its definitely better i havent gotten into Maneater

my fave song of hers though is Powerless

No Name Face
Jul 14th, 2006, 02:23 PM
Its interesting that Nelly had to change tactics and go all black to sell records. She never used to use this sound before. And now she's wearing skanky clothing as well just to get ahead. What happened to being your own person Nelly?

:spit:

death at 'go all black to sell records'

seriously.

Grohl
Jul 14th, 2006, 02:57 PM
love both songs,
just such great reminders to a great festival (especially her performance)
i love "no hay igual" as well, that totally brings back the feeling of standing in the crowd looking up to her