Thursday, December 30, 2010

Best of 2010 Singles: #36 R. Kelly, "Number One Hit"

On his new Love Letter (one of 2010's finest long-players), R. Kelly makes a decidedly retro-styled album, all lush and (ahem) "classy." "Number One Hit," wherein he compares his lady-love to a chart-topper, keeps that theme going. Where he used to compare women to cars and such, here he talks about his "studio up in heaven." The groove is surprisingly light and breezy, and his singing is at its peak. This is what great R&B should sound like.

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