Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Best of 2010 Singles: #22 Usher, "There Goes My Baby"
I'll tell you that Usher's chasing that pop dollar led to him making some very substandard records in 2010, that "DJ Got Us Falling In Love" abomination foremost among them (and "OMG," while catchy, is still not very good). Fortunately, he didn't forget the audience that got him where he is - i.e., R&B - and proved that his ballads are as lovely as ever as he rode "There Goes My Baby" to the top of the R&B Singles chart. It's tracks like this that make Raymond V Raymond a much better album than it has any right to be, trust me. Few stars' ballads ooze pure personality the way Usher's do, either.