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Rihanna told Spin magazine: "It's a song you would hear in a bar but I think you could also hear it all over pop radio. It's really grungy and melodic and catchy. And the way the producers sampled Avril — it's like she's an instrument. It's really cool how they combined [the song] with her vocals."

It's really interesting how the artist doesn't seem to have any say or interest in what the song is supposed to sound like... I mean I certainly didn't expect an 'I' in the last sentence but not even a 'We'?

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Yeah, those were separate thoughts Shawna. Sorry about that.

It's really interesting how the artist doesn't seem to have any say or interest in what the song is supposed to sound like... I mean I certainly didn't expect an 'I' in the last sentence but not even a 'We'?

Seems the singers aren't so worried about claiming credit for creating the songs anymore, like they were in the Avril Lavigne/Michelle Branch/Vanessa Carlton days. Miley Cyrus had to explain to a reporter that she didn't write Party in the USA, and therefore didn't know what Jay-Z song she was singing about.

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I never was a fan of that Dirty Dancing song "(I've had) The Time of My Life", not by a long shot, but what The Black Eyed Peas now did to it... that 'tops' it by far :P

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DIRTY BIT

You know, it seems that the Black Eyed Peas have figured out that they could pretty much record the ABCs and make millions of dollars on it. So they don't bother making interesting music anymore, at least, not like they used to.

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I mean, I'm not saying that the Black Eyed Peas are the best band around, but they used to be not retarded. They used to actually at least write stuff that required at least a slight ability at rapping to write. I mean, I always liked this song.

I mean, there's a lot worse out there. They could be Drake.

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DIRTY BIT

You know, it seems that the Black Eyed Peas have figured out that they could pretty much record the ABCs and make millions of dollars on it. So they don't bother making interesting music anymore, at least, not like they used to.

A lot of bands have figured that out. That's not to say that everything out there right now is crap, quite the opposite. Rather, they've discovered that when you know a sizable chunk of your audience will buy what you release, no matter what, there's no real incentive for you to put out quality material since the quality is immaterial to the people who will be buying it.

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A lot of bands have figured that out. That's not to say that everything out there right now is crap, quite the opposite. Rather, they've discovered that when you know a sizable chunk of your audience will buy what you release, no matter what, there's no real incentive for you to put out quality material since the quality is immaterial to the people who will be buying it.

Remember when Puff Daddy was doing this? He even boosted Led Zeppelin. I think these days when the Peas do it, it gives them a relatively easy hit.

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