On The Download: Estelle’s ‘American Boy’ Is Irresistible
First Published: September 13, 2008 6:39 PM EDT Credit:
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- “American Boy” by Estelle, featuring Kanye West, is one of the best songs of the year but for some reason a lot of people have not received the memo.
It’s not that “American Boy” hasn’t done well. It peaked at # 11 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. But this song is as good--if not better--than anything else that is out there. So why hasn’t it soared to #1?
“American Boy” deserves to be #1 and the impressive Estelle is a strong contender for Best New Artist when the Grammy Award nominations are announced at the end of the year.
The song finds Estelle – a UK songstress — teaming with Kanye West in a fun collaboration about an American guy loitering about London who encounters a beautiful London girl who was looking for an “American Boy” to take her to the states. Perfect timing for them, right?
Fun. Clever. Rhythmic. “American Boy” is one to download or even go buy Estelle’s full CD. The album is just as awesome. Buying your copy and sharing with your friends won’t help “American Boy” get to the top of the charts so have all your friends follow the orders and purchase their own! It will be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made.
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