Allison Iraheta’ s new single, the spunky “Friday I’ll Be Over U” is now available for download on both iTunes and Amazon!

No seriously. It’s finally available for download again, after the tune was suddenly pulled from Amazon and iTunes a few weeks ago.

Hurry up and download before the record label peeps change their minds again!   Eep!

Download your copy here:

 
  • CathyMK

    Go Allison! Still love that cover art.

  • jammasta

    This song isn’t really my type, but is it sad that I considered buying it just because of that “OH YEAH!” at the beginning of the song? >_>.

    Anyway, it’s not a bad song. I’ll probably get it.

  • smartalek

    I waited a ridiculously long amount of time to download this on iTunes. But I finally got my chance. I’m now waiting for FYE to show up on iTunes. It better not take weeks. This waiting process is frustrating. The net # of sales is the same either way so iTunes should just put the stuff up already.

  • allisonfanahtic

    cooool…now all I need is the Spanish version!

  • salz

    YES! Best believe Imma play the heck out of this track out.

  • mandabutter

    Yip! It’s salsa pants! I hope this song does well for Allison. Will we be getting her music video sometime next week as Kris’ comes out this Thursday (methinks?) and they shot them the same weekend, IIRC??

  • Will

    Finally!

    I love this song and I really hope it does good in the charts, Allison deserves it!

    Can’t wait for the Spanish version!

  • PRMari

    Great, finally again.

    Allison will be performing on GMA on December 1st, the day her album comes out :)

  • ladymadonna

    For those of you benchmarking such things, as of 5:30am Central, Allison’s single was at #314 on the overall chart at iTunes.

    I’ll admit this is my biggest disappointment of the S8 singles thus far, even though I would probably consider Allison my favorite this season. But my personal tastes rarely line-up with Pop radio (love Archie but wasn’t a huge fan of Crush either, and that baby was a monster), and I do think this has a chance of catching on if stations would start testing it.

    Still, I love the cover art (both for the single and the album), so I figure Jive earned my $1.29 with that decision alone. Go Allison!

  • Tess

    Oh where oh where to market Allison, and how to do it? Hopefully somebody is seeing beyond today and will take it slow and steady with Allison….if they don’t drop the ball in 10 years she’ll be the heiress to Pink and on the road to be the next Stevie or Janis. But in this day and age people don’t have that kind of patience.

  • Rub

    I already got my copy a month back when it was available for a few hours. Today I gifted my sister with a copy.
    Just helping little Alli in her career in some small way.

  • LoveDaRocker

    Darn. At work. Will have to wait till tonight. Hopefully it doesn’t get pulled!

    ladymadonna
    I’ll admit this is my biggest disappointment of the S8 singles thus far, even though I would probably consider Allison my favorite this season.

    I think its a fine pop-rock tune. Just curious, what did you expect? I would agree that a bit harder edge wouldn’t have hurt, but “biggest dissappointment” sounds kind-of harsh. Of course, everyone is entitled to their opinions. Just wondering what other routes people think she should travel.

  • ladymadonna

    Just curious, what did you expect? I would agree that a bit harder edge wouldn’t have hurt, but ‘biggest dissappointment’  sounds kind-of harsh.

    Actually I tempered my language with “biggest disappointment” – honestly I don’t like this song very much at all. I find it repetitive and immature, with unnecessarily over-processed vocals – more like reject from the Camp Rock soundtrack than what I was hoping from Allison. But that’s not to say she’s not being marketed correctly, or that the song won’t be a hit. I track a lot of Idol songs that I don’t personally care for very much – I’m still interested in their success even if its not something I would choose to listen to personally.

  • Squirrely

    I bought it because I like Allison, the song is good for her debut but I hope the others have that ‘hard drinking cigarette smoking’ Allison sound. I know poor description but I like rough Allison better than pop Allison.

  • LoveDaRocker

    ladymadonna
    I find it repetitive and immature, with unnecessarily over-processed vocals ‘“ more like reject from the Camp Rock soundtrack than what I was hoping from Allison.

    I see your point. I agree about the over-processing. She certainly does not need that.
    Regarding your other points, she is 17, so I am ok if some of her material is directed to the “Camp Rock” audience.
    If it makes you feel any better, a first single is seldom the best song (or even among the best) of an album. And from her Pop-Eater inverview I got the impression FIBOU wasn’t her favorite. So, those not loving FIBOU may get more to their liking later.

    Squirrely
    I hope the others have that ‘hard drinking cigarette smoking’ Allison sound.

    Great description. I know exactly what you mean.

  • Rub

    There’s a little smoking cigarette Allison in this track. This song has it’s moments with a nice hook, catchy and an outro in which Alli can freestyle when plying live – it reflects n testifies Max Martin’s brilliance.

  • Studio57

    I like Allison, but nothing would make me buy this song. All season long we heard about how she was the “real rocker”, and her handlers end up saddling her with Avril instead of Janis. Sadz. Actually, Avril is being too kind. It’s more Miley. With this song- they Biced her.

    Yes, I know she is “only 17″, but so was Joan Jett when she was in the Runaways. Now of course I don’t mean she should have been edgy in real life like Jett, but her music could be. Kevin Rudolph has a pretty kick ass song with Lil Wayne called “Spit”- hopefully he can infuse a harder edge with Allison on the rest of her album.

  • Rub

    Really studio57?

  • PRMari

    Comparing Allison to Miley is like the worst insult ever to me and I just don’t see it. Even processed Allison kicks Miley’s ass from here to the moon and no, nobody was promoting her as the real rocker other than her fans, not her handlers. I still believe she is the real rocker but she’s 17 and with a record deal for a major label, they’re not going to let her go Janis Joplin on us for the first single :)

    Also, times change, music changes and what Joan Jett was doing in her time was popular back then, right now, not so much.

    Now of course I don’t mean she should have been edgy in real life like Jett, but her music could be.

    And it still could be. There are 12 more tracks on her album. This is only one song people, a first single has it’s role and it’s to be catchy and get people’s attention. Wait untils he performs this live at GMA, she will certainly make an impression.

  • http://www.planetfierce.proboards.com rowenaaine

    Well, I for one was glad it was on iTunes this morning when I got up! I missed it last go round when it was mysteriously yanked…I contributed my $1.29 to Alli’s career – you go, girl!

  • cheese

    This is my favorite single from Kradison and the only one I’ll pay $1.29 for. I’m glad it’s finally up!

  • http://kristentheyellowlab.blogspot.com/ Zsus

    Love the darling Alison! Hate the song. Still have high hopes for her and the album.

    Meanwhile, no Adam/headline thread, so I’ll toss this in here.
    Preview of his album at Amazon.UK:

    Preview Clips For FYE

  • BootStar

    I gotta say I agree with Studio57 and ladymadonna on this one. I hate this song. It sounds like something any Pop Tart could sing. What a waste of a fabulously talented artist. I hope this is the exception and the rest of her album actually sounds like Allison is the person singing, or my kid will be spending his own $$$ to buy this one.

  • beehiway

    I am so looking forward to her live performance. Girl band, woo hoo!
    I had just recently lamenting about the lack of girl bands, so I am very psyched about it.

    I bought the song when it was first offered because I really like her and I agree it is a good debut single for her. I can still hear her unique voice even with the processing and she sounds great to me and she still sings it hard in her rocker style.

    I don’t hate Miley as much as some people here but I don’t think this song, her style, or vocal qualities sound at all like Miley.

  • Rub

    PRMari, you’re a poet and a scholar and Im humbled in your presence. Very well put.

  • LoveDaRocker

    PRMari
    11/03/2009 at 8:36 am
    Comparing Allison to Miley is like the worst insult ever to me and I just don’t see it (and the rest of it).

    THIS.
    I feel the rage jumping off the screen. :-)

  • beehiway

    Agree with Tess that if her career is handled well in 10 years (or less?) she has the potential to be one of the IT female artists. When we hear the album we may wonder why a different song wasn’t chosen for the single. But FIBOU is not a deal breaker or career killer IMO. It introduces Allison by placing her in the most popular music market, pop. I doubt that the whole album is pop but we have not heard it yet. Hoping for a few rocking tunes from rough Allison though.

  • beehiway

    THANKS ZSUS! Yes.

  • LoveDaRocker

    Just wanted to throw outthere that Amanda Overmyer (highly underrated rocker chick from S7) took the Joan Jett/Joplin/Southern Rock route with her CD and it didn’t work very well (as far as sales).
    Of course, this maybe because she pretty much produced it herself and wrote most (if not all) songs, so maybe more resources would have resulted in better sales. But in my opinion, that type of music is just hard to sell these days.

  • JohnM

    Finally! It’s about time.

    beehiway: When we hear the album we may wonder why a different song wasn’t chosen for the single.

    I won’t. ;-) Labels seem to have a disturbing habit of picking the worst or nearly the worst songs on an album to be the singles. Having said that, though, FIBOU isn’t bad — it’s not fantastic either, but it’s got good elements in it (i.e. the choruses!).

    LoveDaRocker, good points about the Amanda Overmyer experience — except for one thing — she doesn’t belong on the same planet with Allison. That girl’s voice makes my ears bleed. :-D Still, with any album, if you don’t have the marketing resources, or work incredibly hard gigging etc., or have a lot of luck, or more likely some combination thereof, it’s going to be really tough to make a go of it.

  • JohnM

    Forgot to mention this in my previous post — for you true addicts, Allison’s entire album is scheduled to be played in Torrid stores on November 20 and 21. See their store locator.

  • LoveDaRocker

    JohnM
    Amanda Overmyer … doesn’t belong on the same planet with Allison.

    Allison definitely has more range and versatility. But, and hopefully I don’t offend anyone, Amanda is more rock, and less pop, than Allison. For example, if you try to make Amanda sing FIBOU, she just might run you over with her Harley.

  • ladymadonna

    Forgot to mention this in my previous post ‘” for you true addicts, Allison’s entire album is scheduled to be played in Torrid stores on November 20 and 21. See their store locator.

    Interesting cross-promotion. Jordin Sparks used to model for Torrid before Idol (it’s a plus-size chain aimed somewhere between the Forever 21 and Hot Topic crowd). I wonder what kind of in-store displays they’ll have – too bad it’s a pre-release promo or they maybe could have driven some sales at the register. I know David Cook’s album was displayed POS at Nordstroms and some other retail chains over the holidays last year. Considering Starbuck’s success with the Hear Music line, I could see this as a viable (though small) channel for an artist like Allison – assuming her product has some synergy with the retail outlet.

  • Rub

    Does anybody really belong in the same planet with Allison? I’m serious. We talked about Christina Aguilera, I also heard Melisa Ethridge, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett and they’re similar but not duplicates in terms of vocal texture and power. Gladys Knight comes to mind and as impressive as Alli is now, she’s still under development.

  • alli lurker

    PRMari
    Allison will be performing on GMA on December 1st, the day her album comes out

    REALLY??!! SO EXCITED!! Finally, promo + national TV!! YAY!! Maybe we’ll get to see a few songs.

    I love FIBOU, listening on repeat right now. Love the drums in the chorus… and her voice, especially in the last minute. AWESOME.

    WTF with the haters this morning?? Stay strong lava girl, the bs just makes your music even better.

  • LoveDaRocker

    JohnM
    Forgot to mention this in my previous post ‘” for you true addicts, Allison’s entire album is scheduled to be played in Torrid stores on November 20 and 21.

    Where did you find that? There is one on my way home from work, so I’ll check it out.
    Also, do they just play the record on repeat the whole day, or do they have certain listening hours?

    alli lurker
    WTF with the haters this morning?? Stay strong lava girl, the bs just makes your music even better.

    There’s been some hating going on, but not against Allison. Does she really have haters (except Simon “Tool” Cowell)? I think, for the most part, people just want more than FIBOU.

  • PRMari

    The information on the “listening party” at Torrid stores comes from her Official Street Team. I have no idea is if it’s the entire day or just at selected times. The store will also be selling her album once it drops on December 1st.

    There’s been some hating going on, but not against Allison. Does she really have haters (except Simon ‘Tool’  Cowell)? I think, for the most part, people just want more than FIBOU.

    You’d be surprised, there are haters for everyone including Allison, not that that’s what’s going on here. Like you, I think it’s more disappointment because some people expected something different, not hating on her. My only advise is to wait for the album. I know we can’t tell from song names, but I have a feeling that there will be some good stuff in that album.

  • hoosiermama

    I’m counting on you Alli diehards to keep an eye on the European Amazon sites to get us some snippets from her album (seeing as American Amazon fails to provide them!). Hopefully there will be a little something for everyone (including myself in that group hoping for some less poppy tunes than FIBOU). Love her voice. Go Allison!

  • PRMari

    Actually, song snippets will be availabe on iTunes on November 10 when we will be able to pre-order the album. When pre-ordered through iTunes, it will come with a bonus track.

  • aramil

    Just saw on Itune that Allison’s song is # 46 on Pop chart. Kris’s is # 41 and Adam’s TFM is #56.

  • hoosiermama

    song snippets will be availabe on iTunes on November 10 when we will be able to pre-order the album

    Good to know, PRMari. Thanks! I just preordered Kris’ album and didn’t pay any attention to whether I could listen to the tracks listed–duh! But we (MJ) did get them earlier via the German Amazon. So maybe, Allie’s will pop up sooner than the 10th like Kris’ and Adam’s did.

  • tinawina

    I love this song actually. I don’t think it sounds like Miley at all, but that’s just me. It sounds way more like Kelly or Avril to my ears. With a kick-ass video, this song can do some damage.

    Off to download!

  • JohnM

    LoveDaRocker: Allison definitely has more range and versatility. But, and hopefully I don’t offend anyone, Amanda is more rock, and less pop, than Allison.

    No offense here. I know what kind of music I think would work best for Allison’s voice (blues-rock or old-school R&B), but as long as she puts out music I love, I don’t really care about genre labels.

    For example, if you try to make Amanda sing FIBOU, she just might run you over with her Harley.

    LOL! Yeah, that sounds about right!

    ladymadonna: I wonder what kind of in-store displays they’ll have ‘“ too bad it’s a pre-release promo or they maybe could have driven some sales at the register.

    Well, given that the announcement says they’ll be selling the CD when it’s released, I imagine they’ll be doing some of what you describe, and probably playing at least FIBOU heavily, at that point.

    LoveDaRocker: Also, do they just play the record on repeat the whole day, or do they have certain listening hours?

    Answered by PRMari already — but if they loop it all day, I hope the workers don’t get sick of it! But then, how could they, because…

    Rub: Does anybody really belong in the same planet with Allison?

    Yeah, well, I decided I wouldn’t take the trip all the way to Fantardtown in that post. ;-) I can see why Gladys Knight came to your mind. I can’t think of anyone who hits all the characteristics that Allison has — among the ones you mentioned, Benatar had a stunning voice and similar power, but significantly higher and more classical (I think she was opera-trained); Etheridge has some of the bluesy thing going but her voice is quite raspy and doesn’t have the full-bodied-ness; as for Joan Jett, frankly I know almost none of her work, so the most I can say is that I think her singing on I Love R&R was horrifically devoid of character and I have no idea what anyone saw in it.

    One voice that I think does fall in the same neighborhood (soulfulness, some of the character but thinner) is Grace Potter at her best (I was at the show at that link). Interestingly, another singer who just popped into my head as being somewhat similar to Allison is Paul Williams from the Temptations.

    btw, thanks for the G’n’R link — haven’t had a chance to go off by myself and listen yet, though.

  • Rub

    JohnM, full bodied is a good description of Allis tone in referece to the pyramid sound spectrum. The combination of her vocal rawness and unique personality among other things contributed in me getting caught up with all this fantardness that I find myself in. I was minding my own business channel surfing, knowing how much I don’t believe in the AI concept, but here I am.

  • JohnM

    Coincidentally, Rub, I meant to say in my post that I like your term “vocal texture”.

    … all this fantardness that I find myself in. I was minding my own business channel surfing, knowing how much I don’t believe in the AI concept, but here I am.

    Yeah, it’s weird, isn’t it?

  • LoveDaRocker

    We talked about Christina Aguilera, I also heard Melisa Ethridge, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett …

    As long as we are in the comparisson business, in Spanish, I think she is the second coming of Alejandra Guzman, but with a hint of Rocio Durcal for added range and sophistication.

  • PRMari

    She’s miles and miles ahead of Alejandra Guzman, even on her good years but I do get the comparison because they’re both rockers with an edge and a raspy voice.

  • LoveDaRocker

    PRMari
    When pre-ordered through iTunes, it will come with a bonus track.

    It will be cool if it is FIBOU in Spanish. However, it might not be much of a bonus for non-Spanish speaking fans. So, it’ll probably be one of her AI recordings (like Kris is doing with Heartless).

    PRMari
    She’s miles and miles ahead of Alejandra Guzman, even on her good years but I do get the comparison because they’re both rockers with an edge and a raspy voice

    Agreed. Alli’s rendition of “Volverte a Amar” (AG’s biggest hit) in the Quienceanera show (at 15!) demonstrates that, as far as talent goes, AG is not a destination for Alli, but an already-passed station. That said, AG’s fan base is the one Alli should tap into.

  • alli lurker

    I meant to comment on this earlier…

    LoveDaRocker
    And from her Pop-Eater inverview I got the impression FIBOU wasn’t her favorite.

    IDK, I think you got the wrong impression. She called it amazing. And in her Slezak interview she said, “That song, the first time I heard it, I loved it.”

    Hmm… maybe she is “Just Like Me”. I love it, too. Can’t wait to hear the rest of the album!

  • PRMari

    In the popeater interview she said it wasn’t a complicated song and that’s true, it’s not a knock at the song. I just get the feeling that it’s not her favorite song from the album and that’s fine. It doesn’t mean she doesn’t like it.

  • alli lurker

    There may be other songs on the album she likes even better!! (To put a positive spin on it.)

  • LoveDaRocker

    alli lurker
    IDK, I think you got the wrong impression.

    Maybe. I never said she didn’t like it, just that it wasn’t her favorite.

    Alli: I can definitely do harder than this, and I’m gonna. But I thought for a first single, ‘Friday I’ll Be Over U,’  we all agreed would be something that would get people’s attention. You’ve got to get in that door. Know what I mean?

    Sounds to me that releasing FIBOU was a strategic decision, and not “here is my favorite song of the album.”

  • alli lurker

    I guess we’re talking semantics here… “not her favorite”, “not my favorite” always sounds negative to me. No worries.

    Interesting article on Yahoo Music:

    “Rock ‘N’ Roll Might Be Over, Says…U2?”

    http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/musictoob/24973/rock-n-roll-might-be-over-saysu2/

    Its says “Bono is disappointed in their latest album’s sales, lamenting that No Line On The Horizon “didn’t pull off the pop songs.””

    Maybe we should be happy that Allison went more pop than expected.

  • JohnM

    LoveDaRocker: Sounds to me that releasing FIBOU was a strategic decision, and not ‘here is my favorite song of the album.’ 

    Releasing singles is always a strategic decision, having more to do with estimated sales potential than artistic merit.

    Reminds me of a David Cook interview, I think on the set of his Light On video, in which he was asked what his favorites on the album were. He listed a few, looking very enthusiastic, finished talking, and then, after a few seconds’ pause, said, “Oh, and Light On, of course.” Hilarious, but also sad, as he switched from artistic mode into marketing mode.

    Anyway, we know from her twitter bash the other night that FIBOU isn’t her favorite, as she was asked which was her favorite and answered with two others (Holiday and No One Else). But as PRMari said, it doesn’t mean she doesn’t like FIBOU. There are plenty of albums on which I love some songs that happen to be surpassed by one or two that I love even more.

  • alli lurker

    JohnM
    There are plenty of albums on which I love some songs that happen to be surpassed by one or two that I love even more.

    JohnM: I like your choice of words!! ; )

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Lamberthita lamberthita

    I love the rocker Allison ,I don’t know how she made me love this song that is poppy because I love rock!!!. Her voice can do miracles hehe I can’t wait for her album

  • MollyAnnMay

    JohnM

    I can’t think of anyone who hits all the characteristics that Allison has

    I can’t either. Compared to the huge variety of male rock voices, the female pool of rock voices is really limited, so I suppose you could say it would be easy for someone like Allison to stand out. But I find her voice to be unique even without doing a gender specific comparison — it’s a rare voice that has depth, grit, a robust tone and already a lot of soul (although it’s going to take some time for her to reach Gladys Knight levels of soul, IMO).

    I’m surprised no one brings up Bonnie Raitt for comparison purposes. Though Raitt is mainly — and very purposefully — a blues singer, and her voice in tone is *very* different from Allison’s, I hear similarities in that both of them have a tremendous ability to convey emotion in a song. It’s what aggravates me the most about the popification of Allison in FIBOU — all that electronic nonsense dulls the emotion in her voice, and that’s one of the things I love most about it.

    That being said, did I buy the single? You bet! And how happy am I that FBIOU is chugging up the iTunes chart? Pretty darn happy. I really want to get a chance to hear all that Allison can do, and I won’t get that unless she sells some records. If this is what sells, so be it. It means I’ll eventually get to hear her voice and all its colors live. : )