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The Week In Music: The Crappy, The Amazing, The Unexpected!

Justin Bieber, Paris Hilton and Pitbull released spanking new tracks for our hearing pleasures (or displeasures) this week, and of course, I have a thing or two say about each of them.

Justin Bieber – “Heartbreaker”

Since June, Bieber promised that his single “Heartbreaker” would come out “soon” making fans paranoid that the song would hit the web while they slept. After months of losing sleep, it’s safe to say that The Biebs delivered and in a major way! I’ll be the first to admit that I am not a Justin Bieber fan, but I know a good song when I hear one, and “Heartbreaker” is pretty much mind blowing.

This 19-year-old Canadian manages to take you on a ride back to the 90s with his rendition of contemporary R&B. Remember Boyz II Men and BabyFace? I definitely won’t say that Bieber is as good or better than them but he surely comes close to recreating that “baby making music” sound that we remember them for – the soft and flawless vocals, the undying love lyrics and of course the drum machine beat. Bieber, my hat is off to you.

Paris Hilton Feat. Lil Wayne – “Good Time”

Seven years ago Paris Hilton put out her debut album “Paris,” which managed to reach the No. 6 spot on Billboard’s 200. From the album’s first single, “Stars are Blind,” it is easy to see that Paris does have musical talent, so much so that she evens sounds like Gwen Stefani on the song. Unfortunately with “Good Time” the heiress regressed. Her lyrics about being “typsy” and bringing her “sexy girls” to party are awful and make the 33-year-old sound juvenile, and sorry adding Lil Wayne to the mix doesn’t help in the least. The only thing that will truly save this single from plummeting on the charts is the sick EDM-pop tune created by Afrojack, the only smart move in this train wreck of a song.

Pitbull Feat. Ke$ha – “Timber”

The first time I heard this song my jaw dropped to the floor, not because I thought it was amazing or terrible, but because I just didn’t know what to think – Pitbull and country? Thankfully after listening to the harmonica-infused single about 20 times in a rowm, I finally figured out that it’s pretty hot. The song is nothing like his latest bangers, “Echa Pa’lla” or “Don’t Stop the Party,” but it’s still just as good, just in a different way. Instead of fist pumping, “Timber” makes me want to bust out that “Cotton-Eyed Joe” routine I learned in camp as a kid – leave it to Pitbull to make a hillbilly jam a contemporary dance hit.

So ladies and gents, what do you think about this week’s new tracks? Do you agree or disagree, let us know in the comments below. 

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