Allison Iraheta – Friday I’ll Be Over U – First Listen!

AOL’s Pop Eater debut’s Allison Iraheta’s new single, “Friday I’ll Be Over U”.

The song is produced by Max Martin, the hitmaker behind song from Kelly Clarkson (“Since U Been Gone”), Pink (“So What”) and Katy Perry (“I Kissed a Girl”)

Allison says, “It’s a song everyone can relate to. It’s a pretty simple song. It ain’t too hard to understand. I think people will really just be like ‘Yeah!’ … hopefully.”

The tune opens with a simple Kinks-like guitar riff, giving way in the chorus to some 80’s-like electronica–a cool meld of old school sounds.

Allison’s husky alto is front and center here. I’m relieved her vocals weren’t pro-tooled into oblivion.  Teen-friendly pop/rock is exactly what I was expecting from Allison right out of the gate.

Producer Max Martin knows how to keep it simple and memorable. Good luck Allison, I hope it’s a hit!

Update: Warning: The song cuts off abruptly at the end–probably to keep fans from ripping mp3s instead of downloading the single. The entire song is posted now.

  • Squirrely

    This is going to knock Miley’s Party in the USA off it’s iTune’s throne. I’m surprised it’s a Max martin song – it reminds me more of Kevin Rudolph.

  • windmills

    I can’t get the player to show in Firefox or Explorer and I’ve got the latest versions of both. What plugin am I missing?

  • Gigi3

    I love it!! So cute, just the right song for her.

    It’s gonna be a hit!

  • Mila

    It was more electronic than I expected, but, therefore, it is very current. Like a lot we hear on the radio, but in a good way. Good luck girl!

  • frogcooke

    I like the song, heh. Hate that it cuts off lol But I know why they did it lol

  • Squirrely

    I really like this – I keep playing it – using that dreaded phrase – ‘it’s very catchy’

  • Miss Chaos

    Catchy song, still a littly teen boppy, but hey she is a teen, she should mature into rocky stuff as she gets older. Miley look out!!!!

  • http://www.dancin.ca dancin

    I like it .. shes very like our Shiloh(canadian singer)

  • frogcooke

    Can someone please please figure out what other song the beginning sounds like.. its driving me insane…

    Thanks to someone over at ontd_ai

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMWNwHof0kc
    All day and all of the night, is what the beginning of allisons song sounds like!

  • realvivi

    I love the song! Allison’s voice is sooooooo awesome!!I think it will do so much better than kris’s “dying” song!

  • boredinschool

    I still can’t really recognize her voice :(
    But I still really like the song and think it will be a hit :D

  • snuffles

    I love it! I think it’s perfect for her! If Jive gives it the right promo, it’s guaranteed a huge hit! GOOOOO Alli! Your Idol brothers are gonna be SO proud of you!

  • sr4mjc

    It doesn’t really sound like her voice. But it’s catchy!

  • http://twitter.com/terra_zephead terraj

    Allison sounds a lot younger in this song! Normally she sounds like she’s 40 lol. (I prefer her older voice tho) Not really to my taste musically, but very catchy and teen-boppy. I hope she gives Miley a run for her money cos girrrl can saang ! :D

  • springboard

    I like it, very catchy, and yes it is teen poppy but heh.. she is a teen

  • becausehelives

    Allison!!! has a hit. reminds me of kelly clarkson. me likey.

  • haruhi

    Kelly Clarkson-esque, and it’s good. Great job!

  • glamatheart

    Definitely has a ‘teen pop’ feel and I think (hope) it will do very well. I can’t say it’s a genre I listen to (though who cares? I don’t think I’m necessarily the target audience) but I do love Allison so I hope it’s a hit for her!

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    This song is perfect for Allison. PERFECT. Congrats Allison, well done Jive!

  • lob

    Yay Allison! I think this song is going to be very good for her. As others have mentioned it is more electronic than I thought it would be, but I think that adds to its hit potential. I definitely think teens are going to like it and I can easily imagine it being played in night clubs. Thumbs up from me :lol:

  • ladymadonna

    Oh no! I’m not surprised this is the direction they went with Allison, but after hearing it I’ll admit I’m disappointed. It sounds like it was pulled from the Miley Cyrus/Demi Lovato reject pile – her voice has been over-processed and it’s just so dang repetitive. It is total CHR bait though, so hopefully it will hit. Bummer though – I was really hoping to like the song, rather than just rooting for it because I like her. Boo-hoo.

  • Valentin432

    Classic Max Martin track, initial guitar riff, big anthemic chorus, lot of electronic elements.
    The lyrics are young and the song goes crescendo.
    I think it’s a hit but more importantly can’t wait to see her perform the song live with a band.

    Is it only 2:20 minutes for everyone? The end looks promising as well.

  • tj17

    My ten year old daughter will love this song! Personally it is a little to “teen boppy” for me. I only liked the middle part of the song. I didn’t recognize that is was Allison singing in the beginning. I do hope though the song does well and becomes a hit for her.

  • tfmal

    Adison fan here. I think this is going to be a huge hit. Way to go Allison!

  • https://twitter.com/draddee Sunn

    A great song. Very teeny boppy as everyone has said, but a great tune nevertheless. Great production as well, I really like the twinkling sound accompanying her vocals when the beat stops and the tempo slows.

    A wonderful effort that should, if there were any rhyme to US music sales, fly up the charts.

    Congrats Red.

  • bridgette12

    Its okay, I just expected something different. This song doesn’t stand out from anything that’s already out there. I really don’t think this is going to be a big hit.

  • mmb

    sounds like something from the early/mid 80s….i expect this will be popular with the tween/teen set

  • Ithiel

    I love it! Sucks that it cuts off at the end, I can’t wait to buy it on iTunes.

  • Squirrely

    It’s fun and I can see myself singing along with it when it’s on the radio as I do with Miley (yes I just admitted that). But will I buy it – probably not…. but who knows

  • leome

    Very Miley-ish song, but also reminding me of Kelly Clarkson.
    Not going to say that I love it, but I wouldn’t mind listening to this on the radio.
    I would love to hear the end though.

  • suebrody

    This is not what I expected, but I like it. It reminded me of Kelly’s first album. The “oh yeah” bugs me, but I think it will do well. I think it will do well with the younger crowd (as mmb noted), and also the Archie fans, but it sounds like a perfect song for her first single (not like Pink, but more like Miley/Demi Lovato). Go, Allison!

  • abbysee

    Ugh, I don’t know……where’s the whiskey soaked, 3 packs of cigarettes, rough pixie? I don’t hear her. They took every thing I liked about her away. Oh well, kids will love it, as it sounds like Miley, Demi, et al, at least she can sing. I am disappointed though.

  • Tess

    Allison is 17 and this song reflects it in a very good way. The intro is so Friday night football game rah! rah! and will be so easily distinguishable when it plays on the radio. Jive is going to market her to her own age group….those giddy teenage girls who angst over every cute boy in their class who “advertise” but then don’t deliver (I think that paraphrased part of the lyrics).

    Allison is going to go where they were trying to market Jordin (who just didn’t look the part). She’ll grow into her voice and we’ll get those big growling rock vocals from her….but for now she’ll reign as a pop princess and I think that is where she belongs….and her personality fits right in.

  • CathyMK

    A nice mix of teen pop and angry girl rock. Hopefully radio will like it.

    I do wish they’d let her sing something more grown up thematically. Like Crush, this sounds like it’s aimed at 12 year olds. There’s a big difference in maturity between 12 and 17. I’d rather hear her sing something aimed at her age mates and older, something closer to Paramore, for example. We don’t need another pop princess.

  • http://tenuousatbest.blogspot.com imyourmom

    Sounds like Allison has a hit here! I’m very happy for her.

  • Squirrely

    where’s the whiskey soaked, 3 packs of cigarettes, rough pixie? I don’t hear her.

    That will be her next album…or maybe other tracks on the album. To get her out there and develop a following, I think this is a perfect song for her.

  • auntieaimee

    I don’t like it at all, but I’m not her core demographic. I hope it does well for her, though.

  • JohnM

    I said the other day, based on the brief clip, that it sounded like they probably did a good job of “spanning the generations”, with a kid-friendly verse and an “older-friendly” chorus. Now that I’ve heard, well, most of it (stupid cutoff), I think that’s definitely true. The verses are too teeny-bop for my taste, but the chorus is rockin’ and I love it. Too much synth, not enough guitar, but the synth sounds he used in the chorus are still rock-sounding.

    Squirrely: I’m surprised it’s a Max martin song ‘“ it reminds me more of Kevin Rudolph.

    Really? I knew it had to be Max right off the bat.

    I’m surprised that people are saying it doesn’t sound like her voice. Granted, it certainly doesn’t have the full character that she does in live performance, but it’s definitely her — more than in the AI studio recordings for the most part.

    I do hope there are songs on the album that skew older.

  • Q3

    Squirrely: This is going to knock Miley’s Party in the USA off it’s iTune’s throne. I’m surprised it’s a Max martin song ‘“ it reminds me more of Kevin Rudolph.

    Like it! And I think it will do well — but doubt it will go to #1 — I just don’t know who many fan Allison has and there is a lot of music out there that is like this song. (It would be sweet to see Miley’s “Party in the USA” get knocked off though!)

    As a few of us guessed from the clip, it is a Max Martin song and the pop-rock sound really does remind me of some of the songs he did with Kelly Clarkson. Pleased they left some “rock” edge on Allison’s single and that she has an pretty good song for her first single, but why did they synth her voice so much?

    When does it go on sale?

  • gingerly

    Well, I have to admit I’m a bit disappointed. I guess this is what I should have expected being that this is Jive and she is 17 years old. Still she’s capable of so very much more. I guess I just wanted her to do rock. I’ll check out the rest of her album, but I’m afraid I won’t be buying this.

  • 4evrmomof4

    They moved her from Janis Joplin to Demi Lovato, processed the gruff quality of her voice out.

    I am sure it will be a great hit with her target audience. Me, not so much…..

  • poporange

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  • jms

    I like. It’s very retro sounding to me — not fresh…but to the younger crowd it could sound very new. And it is taking the best of the 80’s vibe and kinda of Kink-ish at the same time. It definitely has a that good, fun radio vibe going. As long as the song isn’t much longer than the clip on popeater, it should get good play. If the clip on popeater IS the whole thing, I hate the abrupt way they ended it…but I like Allison’s voice on the “Silly me” toward the end…the added vocal variation really made the song for me. I think this has a good shot at being a hit. Go Allison!!

  • Mark

    Actually, I do think this sounds like her. I didn’t have any trouble recognizing it at any given point. I hope it’s a hit, and I think it potentially could be. Production doesn’t seem too overwrought (though I am considering it from the perspective that it is a Max Martin song), and the message works well for her; even though she’s believable in whatever she chooses to sing, it’s nice to know that she doesn’t sound somewhat out of place in younger material, since I’ve become more familiar with her singing material that seems older than her person. It’s not really my taste in music quite, but I’m not mad about that.

  • Gigi3

    This song will help her grow her fan base. It’s a great starting point- simple, catchy, rockish-pop sound.

    The guitar riff in the beginning is awesome!

  • movin2thabeet

    I also hear an Avril Lavigne element, like Girlfriend. Yeah, I think this is a teen-oriented song, but I think it will be a hit on CHR so I guess its a good choice for a first single for Allison. One of the things about Allison is that her voice is ready for adult rockers but her life experience hasn’t yet reached that point. I felt something similar about Archie. Hopefully they both will be able to have a big enough career now, so in a couple of years they’ll both be ready for more mature songs.

  • ozarka

    This sounds very Demi Lovato to me. Here’s Demi’s “Here We Go Again” for comparison…
    http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=59569651
    Are they going the Disney route with her?

  • suebrody

    Got it! It sounds like Since U Been Gone (and yes, Girlfriend as well). I prefer Kelly’s current album to her first one (if that was on her first one), but it did very well, so this should, too (plus the U, LOL)

  • sma11ie

    Allison’s husky alto is front and center here. I’m relieved her vocals weren’t pro-tooled into oblivion.

    Yay! Actually I can’t hear it right now, but that’s good news! I can’t wait to check it out tonight :)

    ETA: “It would be sweet to see Miley’s ‘Party in the USA’  get knocked off though!”

    Yes, anything, I loathe that song! Oh, and Since U Been Gone was from Kelly’s 2nd (and by far most successful, 6X platinum I think) album.

  • Old Rocker Dude

    abbysee:
    where’s the whiskey soaked, 3 packs of cigarettes, rough pixie? I don’t hear her.

    Squirrely:
    That will be her next album’ ¦or maybe other tracks on the album. To get her out there and develop a following, I think this is a perfect song for her.

    I logged on to respond to abbysee and found that Squirrely had said exactly what I was gonna post.
    She’s gotta establish herself with a wider audience and be a bit more popish and this song reflects that.

  • frogcooke

    She’s 17, it doesnt need to be more grown up thematically, teen girls angst over boys.. its what happens. lol I dunno what kinda themes you’re expecting.. Besides for her maturity its perfectly fine. She is a bit on the immature side, but she’s young. I think the song is fine for her.

  • LisaE

    Somehow they managed to process everything unique about Allison out of this song until we’re left with generic teen pop. I can’t imagine this being a huge hit on radio.

  • mr

    Oh lordy- this song is really not good. It has no life.
    Allison is SO much better than this cr*p.
    I’m now starting to really fear for Adam’s Max Martin song- if it’s anything like this, I will be very depressed.

  • leeann

    For those who want it on rotation on their iPods NOW, MP3 download link here

    ETA: It’s a rip of the FULL streaming version. The quality is only 128 Kbps, so fans should still download the HQ one when it comes out on iTunes

  • Sunshinegirl

    It’s funny how Kelly Clarkson and Miley Cyrus seem to both be compared musically these days. The biggest difference between the two is that Kelly can sing her ass off…Miley, not so much. But yeah I could see either of those ladies singing this song. And like Kelly, Allison can also sing her ass off. That makes all the difference in the world.

  • frogcooke

    “And it is taking the best of the 80’s vibe and kinda of Kink-ish at the same time.”

    Thats because parts of it are pretty similar to the kinks song, all day and all of the night. lol Unless of course you mean pink, but either way..

  • windmills

    “Ugh, I don’t know’ ¦’ ¦where’s the whiskey soaked, 3 packs of cigarettes, rough pixie? I don’t hear her. They took every thing I liked about her away. Oh well, kids will love it, as it sounds like Miley, Demi, et al, at least she can sing. I am disappointed though.”

    Ditto. I’ll probably like it when she sings it live. But IMO this is very plug n play in that you could stick in any one of a bunch of female pop singers in this song and it would be a hit and it would sound like this pretty much. I was prepared for this though so I’m not that disappointed. I’m just hoping there’ll be a real rocker or 2 on Allison’s album, maybe a great cover.

    This is very Avril song-wise with the production you’d expect from a Miley song.

  • becausehelives

    I do wish they’d let her sing something more grown up thematically. Like Crush, this sounds like it’s aimed at 12 year olds. There’s a big difference in maturity between 12 and 17.

    was Crush an adult song? funny I always thought it was geared towards the disney demo. This was exactly what i expected. they had to make her sound younger for mainstream , janis joplin esque can wait for the next one or the next one or the next one ~.

    so this is the one she went to Sweden for?. and they chose it to be the first ?. cool.

  • Squirrely

    Squirrely: I’m surprised it’s a Max martin song ‘“ it reminds me more of Kevin Rudolph.

    I’m not very schooled in guessing styles and producers – I’m learning…

  • Lux

    I think this could be a hit, in parts it reminds me of “Girlfriend” by Avril Lavigne, I ´m sure my daughter will love it, I love Allison ´s voice!

  • Tess

    frogcooke,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMWNwHof0kc
    All day and all of the night, is what the beginning of allisons song sounds like!

    Man, woman, you have to be as old as me to remember this stuff…and yeh I totally agree with you. And the Kinks were the big thing during my high school years. And this does prove that in all things musical retro becomes new again (and that there is nothing “original” out there anymore (with recorded music being 100 years old how much is ever going to be truly new, now).

    That being said…I think Allison’s new song has positioned her well and it should do brilliantly with her core demographic. And, yup, the AI faithful will feel a bit cheated (no Janis Joplin this go round) but how would you market that. Jive couldn’t market DA’s mature song either….we’ll just have to wait a few years to really hear Allison’s potential.

  • HotHotHot

    It’s cute and catchy. I hope it will do great on the radio!

  • frogcooke

    “I’m now starting to really fear for Adam’s Max Martin song- if it’s anything like this, I will be very depressed.”

    Maybe You’ll get Teddars songs for a first single with adam,
    ..standing in the light of your glitter, better go and getcha mascara..

  • selena

    Allison’s great on stage-saw her in Hamilton, Ontario- but this song is
    pretty disappointing. She’s lost her soul in the production-too similar to what is out there. Where is the rocker????

  • hwc

    Wow. To call anything about that hot mess “Kinks-like” is a crime against the history of rock n’ roll.

    Inherent in the phrase “guitar riff” is a requirement that it be catchy in some way.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    I’m surprised that people are saying it doesn’t sound like her voice. Granted, it certainly doesn’t have the full character that she does in live performance, but it’s definitely her ‘” more than in the AI studio recordings for the most part.

    I agree. They could have processed her voice a lot more. I could pick her voice out if I heard this on the radio for the first time.

  • PRMari

    Somehow they managed to process everything unique about Allison out of this song until we’re left with generic teen pop. I can’t imagine this being a huge hit on radio.

    Isn’t generic teen pop huge on the radio right now anyway?

    I like it. I think it’s a great first single for a girl like her. Still rocking, very catchy and I can hear her husky voice in there. Is not the rocking Allison we’re used to but we older people are probably not her immediate target audience at the moment. She needs to expand her fanbase.

  • jms

    The more I listen, the more I like. Crossing my fingers, but I think she’s got a teen hit here. And it’s rock edge will position her well to change styles as she gets older. :)

    I get what people are saying about it being highly processed. But I expected that to happen. You really can’t go pop without doing that and that was obviously the direction they were taking her. I’m just delighted that left some of that girl rocker edge.

    For those that are worried about Adam’s single because of fear of processing, I think you might end up very disappointed. Adam himself loves synth and dance vibes, even if they use 70’s and 80’s song structure, I think it’s still going to have a contemporary synth feel.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Valilac1 VAlilac

    If the objective of Allison’s first single is get her name out there, beyond the Idol bubble, this should do the trick. It’s upbeat, dancy, has a hint of rebellion, perfect for younger teens. Edgier tracks and rocker tracks will work better on Ali’s album and after she’s matured a bit.

  • JohnM

    becausehelives:
    “I do wish they’d let her sing something more grown up thematically. Like Crush, this sounds like it’s aimed at 12 year olds. There’s a big difference in maturity between 12 and 17.”

    was Crush an adult song? funny I always thought it was geared towards the disney demo.

    Yes, that’s what she was saying, that Crush sounds like it’s aimed at 12-year-olds, not 17-year-olds.

    hwc: Wow. To call anything about that hot mess ‘Kinks-like’  is a crime against the history of rock n’ roll.

    Inherent in the phrase ‘guitar riff’  is a requirement that it be catchy in some way.

    LOL! If that ain’t catchy, I don’t know what is. And that’s exactly what the Kinks did — very very simple, catchy guitar hooks. This isn’t an exact copy of the All Day hook, but it’s exactly the same style. No crime here.

  • mr

    Lol- my comment was erased! I’m sorry for straying, MJ,
    I’ll keep on topic this time:
    I love Allison- I think she was all sorts of awsome on the show.
    However- this song is just not good. It has no life. And it has nothing to do with the lyrics or “theme”- it just SOUNDS completely industrial, and she sounds industrial- if this was the first time I ever heard Allison Iraheta, there is no way in the world I would like her.
    Fortunately, I know she can do better, but if this is any indication of how the rest of her album is gonna sound… I’ll be sad.
    Crossing my fingers for better songs to come (with the REAL Allison).

  • becausehelives

    I can imagine her performing this live on the morning shows with maybe wind in her hair and rocking the guitar ( hope she learns how to play it by then ). her voice wld sound more rockish live i am sure.

  • Squirrely

    Where’s Cheetara? I love to know what he thinks.

  • frogcooke

    Btw I think this and crush are age appropriate for 17. They angst and crush on each other all the time. lol

    Kids grow up too fast.. i know i sure wasnt crushing or angsting even for that matter over boys at 12…

  • Tess

    Maybe I’m being too realistic here, but how in the hell would you market Allison as a rock singer…..I can’t recall a true female rock singer of Allison’s age that didn’t develop from a garage band and (as the rock aficionados are always saying) they all paid their dues before they became “famous” as a solo artist.

    I just think it is great she is getting this opportunity….after all she finished fourth on a reality TV show. And no she doesn’t sound like Miley or Demi or Selena or even Taylor…she has a VOICE.

  • suebrody

    It’s cute, I agree, but I wanted more substance. Probably a great way to get her name out there, but I’m not buying it. (Then again, I won’t buy anything by Archie; not my taste, but my 12-year-old niece adores him. I go for Cook.)

    ETA: How was Avril marketed when she first came out? She was in her late teens, right?

  • Kaykohl

    I think it’s a catchy song. She sounds like a teenager and for what it’s worth, I have a feeling this song is going to do very well.

  • CindyM

    Is there a youtube version yet? I can’t get that link to work..:(

  • girlygirl

    Well, it’s catchy, but it doesn’t sound much like Allison. At first I thought she was singing with an English accent or something. And it is much more pop than rock. I’m not wild about it, but I do think it’s got a good chance to be a hit, as I definitely think it’s radio friendly.

  • https://twitter.com/draddee Sunn

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMWNwHof0kc
    All day and all of the night, is what the beginning of allisons song sounds like!

    Yes, I hear it too.

  • PRMari

    Maybe I’m being too realistic here, but how in the hell would you market Allison as a rock singer’ ¦..I can’t recall a true female rock singer of Allison’s age that didn’t develop from a garage band and (as the rock aficionados are always saying) they all paid their dues before they became ‘famous’  as a solo artist.
    I just think it is great she is getting this opportunity’ ¦.after all she finished fourth on a reality TV show. And no she doesn’t sound like Miley or Demi or Selena or even Taylor’ ¦she has a VOICE.

    Yes to all of this. I am a huge Allison fan and I know what she can do with that awesome voice, but I wasn’t expecting her label to market her to people my age or to let her do hard rock right off the bat. She IS 17 and this is the right way to market her at the moment. There will be other songs in the album that will most likely have more of an Allison-AI feel to them, but as a first single meant to grab a whole new market for her, it works very well.

  • dante

    I think this is a great first single – lots of energy and great vocals despite the overprocessing.

    Go Allison! The best is yet to come from her. She is madly talented!

    ETA: Yes I will buy this “pop” song because I LOVE her voice and it will fit nicely on my exercise playlist. I agree with above posts that it would be hard to market her as a rocker right off the bat but I look forward to her future!

  • https://twitter.com/draddee Sunn

    CindyM
    October 5, 2009 at 10:42 am
    Is there a youtube version yet? I can’t get that link to work..:(

    Here you go:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZihWStCBLc

    Note: The audio on the youtube is not as good as the stream.

  • Mary102

    I think this is a good, solid first single for Allison. I’m glad they didn’t disney-fy it TOO much (though a little, imo), and that it is going for more of the Kelly Clarkson sound (which is more mature than Miley and co).

    I’m also glad that you can MOSTLY tell it’s Allison’s voice (not as processed as I feared it would be).

    That said, I think the greatest danger may be it getting lost in the shuffle, by sounding a bit too much like a lot of what’s out there already. But, that can also work very much in her favor, in terms of being a style that’s very popular now. It is very catchy and fun.

    I’m interested to find out what kind of marketing push/promotion Jive has planned this week for Allison. Do we know of any?

    BTW – still loving the cover art :-)

  • Studio57

    It’s Disney Rock. It should do just as well as Selena Gomez’s “Falling Down”. It doesn’t sound exactly like it, but it is definitely in the same vein. Gone are her whiskey soaked vocals and hard edge that she showed on the tour. I am kinda hating that they did this to her. they could have given the same song to Kelly Clarkson, Miley, or Selena and had the same effect. Her voice sound almost identical to Kelly’s here.

    I think SOME of the people who fell in love with the tone of her voice will be disappointed, but the kiddies should like it.

    DISCLAIMER: I am not saying Kelly is Disney Rock.

    Selena Gomez, Falling Down:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPfYtlkBsj4

  • jms

    Does anyone know when it is going be (a) released or (b) available for radio play?

  • frogcooke

    I think its a perfect song for her. Teens should be singing about teenage related things. They arent 40 year olds. They are teens.
    Taylor sings teenage relatable songs and look how she does.

    Thats one of the big issues with AI for the younger contestants. The audience demo is middle aged, and they are singing older songs. Its not current music and I dont think gives a fair rep to what they will be like once off the show.

    Fans expect thats what they will be doing and sounding like straight off the show, and thats not what happens.

  • frogcooke

    ‘”Does anyone know when it is going be (a) released or (b) available for radio play?”

    thats what i want to know

  • will

    I would love to hear the end though.

    The PopEater post doesn’t say anything about this being a partial premiere, so I would assume that’s the way the song ends?

    After the garbled mess we heard in the cellphone preview, I’m just relieved it doesn’t sound like she’s underwater any more! But seriously folks, I think it’ll do great. Very few of us here are the target demographic. Where’s luvadamlambert? I think she’s our most reliable barometer.

  • Chipmunk

    I like it! VEry Mileyish, but that’s what out there……..fingers crossed its a hit for her!

    I can hear her voice and recognise it’s Allison, dont think they tuned it out at all….I refuse to use that word “catchy” but its fluffy and enjoyable

  • https://twitter.com/draddee Sunn

    Allison is a 17 year old who acts like a she’s 13 most of the time. The tune suits her personality and her market. Her audience will grow and develop along with her music as the years go by. She has time on her side, and a fan base that she will cultivate with the years.
    I never expected Red to produce music that I would like, but rather music that my nieces would love. This song is right up their alley.

  • frogcooke

    Will, no its cut off at the end so you cant make a full copy rip of it. its not the full song. lol

  • yinyang

    Yes to all of this. I am a huge Allison fan and I know what she can do with that awesome voice, but I wasn’t expecting her label to market her to people my age or to let her do hard rock right off the bat. She IS 17 and this is the right way to market her at the moment.

    This. If she was older, I’d be disappointed in the song, but this is the right way to market a 17 year old, IMO. And, though 17 is in the past for me, I’m enjoying the song quite a bit, and plan on buying it.

    I love Allison doing Janis and Bonnie Raitt type of music, but she’s too young to be markted that way for now. Give her a few years, and that will be more appropriate for her, and she’ll knock us all over with her voice. But, for now, I expect her to have a solid career being more age appropriate. “Oh, yeah!!”

  • Valentin432

    Her voice is recognizable, it’s a higher register than we are used to but it’s definetly there.
    Allison is :
    a) a girl
    b) a teenager
    c) an american idol contestant
    Knowing those facts, the chances of her being supported by the rock audience/radio are below zero.

  • Bowie1

    Good morning. I was hoping to hear some ‘ Janis Joplin and Pink’ type sound in her first song release. I can understand this is probably geared to the teen group but Allison has the ability to to give us some ‘rock’ type sound in her music. Hopefully there will be some of it in her album.

    I do think this could be a hit for her with the teen pop demographics.

  • girlygirl

    It seems like Jive wants to appeal to the teen/tween market with this song. My question is, was the teen/tween market the core of Allison’s fan base during the show/tour? Because if not, how many of the older fans who loved Allison for her rocker grlll persona and whiskey/cigarette-soaked type vocals are going to buy this poppish, kinda Disneyish song?

    Jive better hope this song wins a ton of new fans for Allison, because it may disappoint a lot of her current fans that they went away from the rocker grlll vibe, and they may end up not buying this.

  • tigervixxxen

    Maybe after this the “rocker” label will finally get dropped. Seriously, what is she going to front a band? Max Martin should have been the first clue. This is straight up pop music, which is exactly what I expected. She is not old enough to pull off an image like Pink or even Paramore. Allison should have waited if she wanted to make real rock music, which I doubted in the first place. Just because Idol needed a “rocker” to check off all their stereotypical boxes last season doesn’t meant that Allison was actually going to make rock music. Thanks for proving that with this song.

  • gingerly

    frogcooke
    October 5, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Btw I think this and crush are age appropriate for 17. They angst and crush on each other all the time. lol

    I think we angst and even sometimes crush over each other at any age. Having heard Allison sing something like ICMYLM (appropriate or no) makes this so difficult to listen to. I guess that’s the perils of Idol, you sing the song (out of the 12-25 offered) that works best with your voice whether it has anything or not to do with what you’ll end up putting on your album.

    Chipmunk
    October 5, 2009 at 10:53 am

    I like it! VEry Mileyish, but that’s what out there’ ¦’ ¦..fingers crossed its a hit for her!

    I hate it! VEry Mileyish, but that’s what out there….fingers crossed its a hit for her!

  • lucy

    Grown men who’ve been in bands for years and play instruments come off Idol with zero ‘cred’  as rockers in any regard. So there was obviously no way that Allison was going to have any ‘” hence, the lack of anything much rock-ish or adult in this song, I guess.

    I still recognize her voice ‘” and am relieved that I do! ‘” and find the song catchy and really pretty good. Like Crush and Tattoo ‘” aimed at teens. Allison’s a teen, so that’s what I’d expect. Girl can still sing, like all the Idols. And I hope that, like the others, she can realize some success from that. Annoys the heck out of me that Miley gets the lion’s share of teen acclaim when she *cannot* *sing.*

    There’s enough time for Allison to be an adult performer later. I just want her to be able to hang in there until people get used to having her around and become able to accept her as a raspy-voiced, knowing woman who can *sang.*

    So ‘” as with Kris’s LLWD ‘” I think that that’s about as much as I have a right to expect from a first Idol single. Honestly, I think we’re two for two with quite decent singles here. Glad for the kids, hope Jive pushes the songs enough to get them decent airplay, and hope RCA can make it three with a decent single for Adam as well.

  • CindyM

    I really like it, I can tell it’s Allison’s voice with no problems. It’s age appropriate for her and I think it will be a big hit! I’ll be buying it as soon as it’s available. I would have anyway, cuz I love Allison and want to support her, so that I like the song is a bonus!

  • Adamme

    It’s upbeat, dancy, has a hint of rebellion, perfect for younger teens. Edgier tracks and rocker tracks will work better on Ali’s album and after she’s matured a bit.

    Agree! I love it.. really really catchy. YAY.. Allison!

    I’d say watch out Miley Cyrus .. here comes our Teen Rocker!

  • JohnM

    tigervixxxen: She is not old enough to pull off an image like Pink or even Paramore.

    The numbers demonstrate that that’s simply not true. Hayley Williams was younger than Allison is when Paramore released their first album, and the same age when they recorded their second.

  • Tess

    because it may disappoint a lot of her current fans that they went away from the rocker grlll vibe, and they may end up not buying this.

    I don’t think Jive really cares if the middle aged typical AI demographic buys this…after all that demographic didn’t propel her to the top of the AI heep.

  • tierbee

    Grown men who’ve been in bands for years and play instruments come off Idol with zero ‘cred’  as rockers in any regard. So there was obviously no way that Allison was going to have any ‘” hence, the lack of anything much rock-ish or adult in this song, I guess.

    I still recognize her voice ‘” and am relieved that I do! ‘” and find the song catchy and really pretty good. Like Crush and Tattoo ‘” aimed at teens. Allison’s a teen, so that’s what I’d expect.

    All of this… pretty much what I was going to say, ha! :)

  • koshka

    Well…. I like it.. I might even love it once I hear it a few more times. Its a little too much pop, but I’ll take it. I think its a great start & am interested in what her album holds. I don’t think we can ask for more at this point.

  • Studio57

    Maybe after this the ‘rocker’  label will finally get dropped. Seriously, what is she going to front a band? Max Martin should have been the first clue. This is straight up pop music, which is exactly what I expected. She is not old enough to pull off an image like Pink or even Paramore

    tigervixxen, I could not agree more. During the season I was hoping they would just put her in a pair of faded jeans and a band shirt, maybe a couple of bracelets. When they used to costume her I would cringe- this is what she is going back to. Her costume on the tour was different and sort of brought out the rocker in her.

    The good news? Alanis started out this way, only much, much worse. Here’s hoping she gets some writing skills going and turns into a real rocker. It can be done. In the meantime, this song should sell some records.

    Very good point Tess!:

    “I don’t think Jive really cares if the middle aged typical AI demographic buys this’ ¦after all that demographic didn’t propel her to the top of the AI heep.”

  • tigervixxxen

    John, well that proves my point even more. Allison does not have a mature enough image to front a band. Its not about age obviously. So therefore she is not a rocker. Its just a label Idol invented to brand her. Come on, what do we think her live performances are going to look like of this? Is she going to pretend to play the guitar? I almost see back up dancers in her future. Almost has to be to get the clapping parts down.

  • CindyM

    It seems like Jive wants to appeal to the teen/tween market with this song. My question is, was the teen/tween market the core of Allison’s fan base during the show/tour?

    I don’t know if it was the core of Allison’s fan base, but I think she definitely was 2nd favorite to alot of them. The tweens usually gravitate towards the boys, but they love their teen girl singers. It’s not the AI show anymore, not worried about VOTING demographics anymore, just listening demographics and I think Allison has no worries with the teen/tween market there.

  • movin2thabeet

    How was Avril marketed when she first came out? She was in her late teens, right?

    Avril’s first big singles were Complicated and I’m With You, both of which I still hear ALL the time on my HAC station. Yes, she was 17-18 when she had her first 4-time platinum album.

  • victoriajv

    First, the photo is great. I think she looks better in this photo than any other I’ve seen. Second, the song is too “pop-ish” for my taste, but it will probably do well and be a hit with her age group. Third – I read the interview that Pop Eater posted with the song. Oh my goodness, I know she is just 17, but somebody really needs to work with her on communication skills.

  • ppwars

    mj October 5, 2009 at 10:32 am
    I’m surprised that people are saying it doesn’t sound like her voice. Granted, it certainly doesn’t have the full character that she does in live performance, but it’s definitely her ‘” more than in the AI studio recordings for the most part.

    I agree. They could have processed her voice a lot more. I could pick her voice out if I heard this on the radio for the first time.

    DITTZ

    It’s DAM good! No complaints. See the interview here for what to expect on the album.

  • snood199

    I think the song describes itself the best. “Silly me to believe I was unique”
    ARGH. The ruination of Allison Iraheta. Maybe they’ll release a live version that won’t drain all the special out of her…

  • sr4mjc

    The beginning sounds like ‘Turning Japanese’ to me !

  • IdolThoughts

    I think the song brings out a more polished, age-appropriate side of her. I think she has a lot of years to sing bluesy, boosy rock. But, in the meantime…she can make some money, gain some new fans and pave her way in the industry. I think the song sounds great. I hope she gets to go a similar route that Pink has gone. Seems that Pink has submitted to have her music “pop-infused” but the voice, lyrics, musicality and powerful emotions are really what defines her. Good luck Allison.

  • JohnM

    tigervixxxen: John, well that proves my point even more.

    I have no idea how.

    Allison does not have a mature enough image to front a band.

    She did front a band before Idol, and she had the vibe down pat, as can be seen in her Youtube of Piece Of My Heart.

    Its not about age obviously. So therefore she is not a rocker.

    I’m afraid I have no idea what the logic is here.

    Come on, what do we think her live performances are going to look like of this?

    I don’t know. But if you haven’t seen a video of Kelly’s live performance of Already Gone, I encourage you to do so, as it’s a lesson in how an artist can do a song very differently live and make it much better. Everything Allison did on AI was better live than in the studio version, and I have no reason to think that won’t happen now.

    Is she going to pretend to play the guitar?

    She wasn’t pretending on the tour. She’s not an accomplished guitar player, for sure, but she wasn’t faking.

    I almost see back up dancers in her future.

    Good god, if that happens, I think I might have to jump off a bridge! :-D

  • Valentin432

    So therefore she is not a rocker. Its just a label Idol invented to brand her.

    It’s not a label, she has been influenced by classic rock since she was a kid and listens to current altenative bands, she loves that music and that’s who she was on the show.
    There is video of her singing Janis before idol, so they didn’t “invent that brand for her.

    Come on, what do we think her live performances are going to look like of this? Is she going to pretend to play the guitar? I almost see back up dancers in her future. Almost has to be to get the clapping parts down.

    She didn’t “pretend” to play the guitar, she is very rough at it but she’s learning, there are photos of her with the guitar before idol too.
    I don’t know where you come from with the “dancing” part? This song is the same type as My Life Would Suck Without You (albeit with younger lyrics) and there’s in no dancing involved during the live performances.

    Are Pink or Kelly Clarkson posers too in your opinion? Because their first records were far from rock and they were older when they released it.

  • Adamdebomb

    Wow, I think certain songwriters are auto tuned as -this song sounds exactly like about 100 others. Nothing distinctive here, nor unique. Very Disney/preteen sounding. Too bad as Allison is so talented. Hope her other music is more hard rock, Pat Benatar, Janice Joplin Annie Lennox sounding. I really hoped she might record something more sophisticated.

  • LisaE

    Isn’t generic teen pop huge on the radio right now anyway?

    Miley is big on the radio, but she’s got a fanbase that’s undeniable. I don’t think any of the other Disney princesses (Demi, Selena, etc.) are being played on the radio. At least, I haven’t heard them on any of the main stations in my city. Disney teen pop is a very niche genre.

    Of course, this song could take off, but I think it’s too young for mainstream radio (and I’m in my 20s!). I loved Allison on AI, but I’d change the station if this came on.

  • Ex-lurker

    I wanna love it … but I don’t. I like parts of it. The song seems a bit disjointed to me. Love her voice though.

  • ppwars

    P.S. For those who do not know, JohnM plays guitar professionally.
    AND, peeps, let’s live within reality! Let’s not launch Alli into obscurity by forcing the music we want, but lets allow an informed launch into commercial success so that we may enjoy what we most appreciate in her music, long into the future!

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

    I adore Allison. I don’t like this song.

    With that said, I think that Jive is doing the right thing by marketing her to the Disney crowd. There’s a reason The Jonas Bros, Taylor Swift, and Miley are always at the top of the charts. That’s the one demographic below 30 that still purchases music rather than fileshares. a. They don’t know how to steal it, yet. b. Their parents are still buying for them. Allison will establish a fanbase and be able to move on, as she gets older and more life experience, to being a true rocker chick.

    Someone asked about Avril Lavigne. She was originally marketed as a kind of punk rocker. It’s interesting that they’re pushing her on the tweens now.

  • Niall

    Avril, Kelly, and a little bit of early 80’s British pop mixed in. I also keep thinking about The Runaways, Joan Jett’s first group.

    Regardless, it is exactly what I thought she’d start out with. Jive has her in the right lane. I don’t hear it being too young for mainstream radio. Remember, Top 40 plays Miley. Whether or not it gets airplay is a crapshoot though. That is totally unpredictable for all but the BIGGEST names.

    Great job, Red Rocker.

  • blackkitten

    it doesn’t sound like Allison I’ve heard on Idol. Where’s her unique R&B raspy voice? It’s like standard high school musics. It doesn’t stand out .. too bad. Well Max, you’ve made it TOO simple, but not memorable.

  • JohnM

    Adamdebomb: I really hoped she might record something more sophisticated.

    She may have already. We don’t know because we haven’t heard the rest of the album. But singles are generally simple — often the simplest, weakest songs on an album — to appeal to the lowest common denominator.

    I’m a lover of complex music, but damn, the chorus of this song is good!

  • listen

    It’s catchy, but not my thang’ ¦ too processed and I miss her gruff vocals, but I do hope it is a big hit for her.

    I love Allison’s rocker voice and will just wait, patiently, ’til she is able to go in that direction.

    I hope her album has a few nods to her rocker-chick side, but judging from Archie’s debut album, that appears doubtful. Archie is another one whose more mature sound will have to wait, ’til they allow him to grow up.

  • Tess

    Hope other music is more hard rock, Pat Benatar, Janice Joplin Annie Lennox sounding. I really hoped she might record something more sophisticated.

    Pat Benetar was 26 before she had a hit, Janis 23, and Annie was 36 before she had a hit outside of the Eurythmics and in her late 20’s when they were really popular. Again….Allison can sing all the rock covers and rock anthems that everyone wants, and even record a “rock” song…but outside of the AI bubble she won’t get much cred in that department. Female rock singers have to establish themselves….look at Kelly, she’s been trying to do it for 8 years and she can’t break through. Rock…especially solo female rock is probably the hardest nut to crack in the world of music. And most of the females we associate with it came up the hard way and really, really paid their dues. I think it is really unfair for us to put that kind of pressure on a 17 year old kid who just wants to sing and have a good time.

  • JohnM

    ppwars: P.S. For those who do not know, JohnM plays guitar professionally.

    Whoa, easy there, boy! :-) I don’t. I play bass (and guitar, probably at about Allison’s level) in my basement. Have never played professionally.

  • auntieaimee

    I also keep thinking about The Runaways, Joan Jett’s first group.

    Oh, man, I wish it were more Runaways-era Joan Jett…

  • Rub

    JohnM, it’s not worth it. Allison always complained that idol would tell her she’s “too hard.” Hard and all made it to top 4 and has a great command of the stage with satisfactory guitar skills. Didn’t she learn to play Give in to me?

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/818e524d5f2e07b8e1e4584941c5979e.png tinawina

    Wow. Are y’all serious? I liked that song. It definitely sounded like her to me, and it fit that tough girl attitude of hers. Ditto to whoever mentioned the Kinks… that was dead on. It has that rebellious pop/punk 80s feel updated to sound current. That could be a hit, or at least get her some attention. I think its a very good choice for a first song. And it’s no where near prisitine enough to be Disney, though it clearly has teen appeal. Allison sounds like she really could kick some butt. Disney kids, god love ‘em, sound like they are only pretending to be angry but only if they don’t mess up their pink lip gloss. LOL. I mean, she’s was never going to be harder than Pink. I don’t get the problem here. YMMV.

  • jill16

    This is very Avril song-wise with the production you’d expect from a Miley song.

    I agree completely with this. I’m anxious for my 12 year old daughter to hear it to see what she thinks. I think it will be popular with the tweens.

    It really wasn’t what I was expecting from Allison, but I am glad it’s more age appropriate for her than some of the songs she sang on idol, and So What from the tour. I hope she’ll have a hit with this song.

    After hearing just “okay” songs, IMO, from Kris and Allison I am getting more nervous for Adam now.

  • JohnM

    Rub: JohnM, it’s not worth it.

    Sorry? What’s not worth it?

    Didn’t she learn to play Give in to me?

    On guitar? Not that I know of. She wasn’t familiar with that song before Kris suggested it for her the week she sang it — maybe that’s what you’re referring to?

  • PattyH

    I predict this song will be HUGE! It’s got the “girl scorned” theme that has made every one of Carrie Underwood’s songs huge. Plus, “Friday I’ll be over you” is already stuck in my head like glue!
    And, the big third thing is, it is sooooooo danceable!
    However, I do agree with those who have said they took out the uniqueness of Allison’s voice. Until the end, of that clip, when her vocie cracks a little, it just does not sound like Allison to me.
    But watch out for an Allison storm! It is such a radio song! I am excited for her.

  • sma11ie

    How was Avril marketed when she first came out? She was in her late teens, right?

    I don’t remember how Avril was “marketed” when she came out, since I didn’t pay attention to that stuff back then, but I just remember “Complicated” blowing up on radio. But I loved that song, and I was a fan by the time “I’m With You” came out. I guess in terms of image, I remember she dressed really punk-y, and her teen fans would dress like her, with the pleated skirts and the white button downs and skinny ties and the pink streaks and dark eyeliner… Thing about her whole image though, also, is that her fans knew she wrote her own stuff. I mean, in hindsight, a lot of her lyrics are kinda silly/bad, but it worked at the time for the catchy, teen songs that they were, and the whole “I write my own songs” thing helped her a lot with her fanbase, I think.

    It should do just as well as Selena Gomez’s ‘Falling Down’ .

    Is that doing well? I don’t hear it on my Top 40 station, and I don’t listen to Radio Disney or stuff like that. For the record, I think Selena’s voice is painfully bad. Demi Lovato, at least recorded (haven’t heard anything live), is a bit interesting. I love that Pink is Allison’s hero. LOVE Pink. Btw, I think Pink was ~22 when Missundaztood came out. Prior to that I think she was marketed really differently.

    Allison is a 17 year old who acts like a she’s 13 most of the time.

    She acts like 17 year olds I know. Heck, some 20 year olds I know talk and tweet like her. It’s just her hyper personality.

    P.S. I love that I’m commenting on/borderline defending this single even though I can’t hear it yet. Haha. Hope I like it!

    ETA: “Female rock singers have to establish themselves’ ¦.look at Kelly, she’s been trying to do it for 8 years and she can’t break through. ”

    Kelly’s actually pretty realistic though. She’s never claimed to be rock. She doesn’t wanna be bubblegum pop, but she knows she’s pop. Even with My December, she’s said in response to critics that say it’s too “rock” that those people must not know what real rock is, if they consider My December to be rock.

  • ppwars

    Tess
    October 5, 2009 at 11:49 am
    Hope other music is more hard rock, Pat Benatar, Janice Joplin Annie Lennox sounding. I really hoped she might record something more sophisticated.

    And most of the females we associate with it came up the hard way and really, really paid their dues. I think it is really unfair for us to put that kind of pressure on a 17 year old kid who just wants to sing and have a good time.

    Dang Tess, I find myself about to recoil at your posts at times but then you hit me right on all fours, and in your last post this: I think it is really unfair for us to put that kind of pressure on a 17 year old kid who just wants to sing and have a good time. She will find her way, and should be allowed to so do.

  • NewAIFan_S8

    So far I hate it. For all the talk there’s been about keeping her rock edge, there’s NOTHING rock about that song. Pure pop, over-electronic production, no-emotion delivery, it’s generic as hell. You could swap in a Miley Cyrus vocal track, and you can’t get further away from rock than Miley.

    Actually, at this point I don’t even have any interest in listening to it again to see if it grows on me. Which makes me sad, because she was my second-favorite on the show.

  • LaurelG

    I adore Allison. I don’t like this song.

    Yep. This song is waayyyy too repetitive for my tastes.

    It reminds me of this song from Miley: Start All Over in that it has the same teen faux pop-rock sensibility.

    Start All Over debuted in 2007 and peaked at 68 on the Billboard Hot 100. And the Selena Gomez song linked to above is currently sitting at 91 on the Hot 100, so not all these teen songsters sail to the top of the charts every time. Plus, Miley and Selena have huge built-in fanbases due to their weekly presence on tv.

    IMO, Kris’s LLWD will eventually prove the more popular of the two songs. But I’m not sure either of them will approach Jordin’s or Archie’s level of success with their respective singles.

    Hopefully Jive is in it for the long haul because Allison is so much better than this material.

  • vanjess38

    This song is really good and catchy and I can definately hear this being played on radio! I believe Jive is aimimng at building a fanbase outside idol for both Kris and Allison and that’s what they will achieve with both songs . More air play to put their name out there Till their albums drop. Good job Jive.

  • ppwars

    JohnM
    October 5, 2009 at 11:49 am
    ppwars: P.S. For those who do not know, JohnM plays guitar professionally.
    Whoa, easy there, boy! :-) I don’t. I play bass (and guitar, probably at about Allison’s level) in my basement. Have never played professionally.

    WELL, told ya I had bad eyes. Misunderstood. I’ll cred you with immense knowledge, in any event.

  • NewAIFan_S8

    Hopefully Jive is in it for the long haul because Allison is so much better than this material.

    THIS.

  • tigervixxxen

    Pink and Kelly Clarkson are not posers, they are successful in selling the brand of music they make. All my point is maybe it would be wise to drop the “resident rocker” label off of Allison after this debut. The song has a chance for success especially on pop radio. My commentary is not a slam on her by any means, but more to the preconceived notions that abounded after Idol and the media attached the word “rocker” to her image with no thought behind what that exactly entailed. This song is about as much rock as Katy Perry is. If that qualifies her as a “rocker” then so be it.

  • tiger92

    I think its a perfect song for her. Teens should be singing about teenage related things.Taylor sings teenage relatable songs and look how she does.
    Thats one of the big issues with AI for the younger contestants. The audience demo is middle aged, and they are singing older songs. Its not current music and I dont think gives a fair rep to what they will be like once off the show. Fans expect thats what they will be doing and sounding like straight off the show, and thats not what happens.

    ITA. I knew Allison’s single wouldn’t sound like Janis Joplin.

    I think they are going for the “young Kelly or Pink” vibe. (not the Disney princess vibe) I remember when Avril came out and moms were so happy to have a sound they could enjoy when they were in the car with their kids. This might fall under that category for tweens who usually buy the Miley crap.

    I think the teens will love it too. They’ve outgrown the Miley world and will love a younger Pink. They need a rock version of Taylor Swift. (IMA Allison has a MUCH better voice than Taylor!) Most importantly, you can jump around and dance to it. Tweens and teens want that.

    I’m predicting good things for this single. I’m happy for Allison!

  • Rub

    I meant sometimes is not worth arguing something that’s out left field. Yeah, according to Kris she had it down on guitar. You can’t teach that to a novice. I think by the time she’s 20, she’ll have a great handle on the guitar.

  • leome

    But singles are generally simple ‘” often the simplest, weakest songs on an album ‘” to appeal to the lowest common denominator.

    Usually with Jive singles are the best songs on the album. LOL So, I’m not hopeful. Plus, knowing the people Allison has worked with, I don’t see how the rest of the album could sound any different.

  • Tess

    Did you all know that Pink didn’t have a number 1 hit until “So What”? And she’s 30 years old.

  • JohnM

    Thanks Rub — got it, and you’re right.

    I either missed or had forgotten the Kris / guitar / Give In To Me bit.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Yay Lava Girl! I like it. It’s catchy and I could absolutely recognize her voice. I can see that Jive is positioning her well to have a shot at Top 40 airplay, which is what it’s all about at this stage.

    I will buy it. Probably put it on my workout playlist. :-)

    I don’t really understand why people are surprised??? How many interviews has she said that it would be Pop/Rock?

    I don’t see many rock acts ever on Top 40 radio (not that that is a good thing), so… not sure what the confusion is here.

  • saga

    I didn’t like the verse much, it’s not meoldious enough for me and uninteresting, but the chorus is good. The song sounds a bit disconnected, like the flow from verse to chorus is discontinous. It is certainly not an organic production, very electronica, high speed, full throttle forward kind of thing. I can def hear that it is Allison but they have still auto-tuned her, missing some of the raspiness.

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/818e524d5f2e07b8e1e4584941c5979e.png tinawina

    I think they are going for the ‘young Kelly or Pink’  vibe. (not the Disney princess vibe)

    Exactly. My 5 year old subjects me to a lot of Disney, this is not really like that, this is way more Avril/Pink/Kelly. A song can have teen appeal without being a Disney song. LOL.

    I don’t really understand why people are surprised??? How many interviews has she said that it would be Pop/Rock?

    I don’t see many rock acts ever on Top 40 radio (not that that is a good thing), so’ ¦ not sure what the confusion is here.

    Thank you! I feel like I’m going crazy here… I mean, isn’t this what she said? Have I been on another planet all summer? LOL

  • Studio57

    Is that doing well? I don’t hear it on my Top 40 station, and I don’t listen to Radio Disney or stuff like that. For the record, I think Selena’s voice is painfully bad. Demi Lovato, at least recorded (haven’t heard anything live), is a bit interesting. I love that Pink is Allison’s hero. LOVE Pink. Btw, I think Pink was ~22 when Missundaztood came out. Prior to that I think she was marketed really differently

    It’s top 40 on Itunes, so it has to be getting played, and of course it is always on the Disney Channel.

    Did you see the BTM special about Pink on VH1? It was actually pretty interesting how she went about telling LA Reid she didn’t want to be a cookie cutter pop princess and she ended up seeking out Linda perry on her own because she was her idol. She made Linda Perry what she is today. Hopefully the same will happen for Allison, but not by the same route Pink went. Pink comes off edgy because she IS edgy. She had a pretty rough life and was into drugs too.

  • canada

    i like it, she is from el salvador like me so cool, go allison!!

  • dietcoke

    I might be the only person on earth who doesn’t care much for Alli’s voice. She doesn’t sound as good as Kelly or Pink to me. I will take LLWD over this one any time. But the most important thing is that her fans like it and there is a huge market for her voice. So, congrats to Alli and her fans.

  • spinastory

    Way to go Allison, I am not going to compare her to anyone. But this sounds like the music that is out there for teens so it should provide some stiff competition and she is very hip and likeable I see teens relating to her and her vibe.. I hope it gets lots of radio play so the kids can hear it!!

  • ravengirl

    I like most of the song, not for me, for you, but for her obviously much younger “scorned girl” (to paraphrase PattyH ) demographic.
    But I HATE HATE HATE the guitar intro riff. Sounds very amateurish, and because of the criticisms Allison received over her “guitar as prop” thing during the tour I would have gone with something else.

  • GmaForAdam

    I really like Allison’s song. I think it’s perfect for her age and I think the kids her age will like it too. I have to confess, I liked her on the show but always thought some of the songs she did on tour were too old for her. Maybe that’s because I am old enough that I remember Janis Joplin & Pat Benatar singing their songs. It’s hard to describe what I’m trying to say, but I just thought Allison kind of stumbled through them. She did the *rocker* part, but the singing just didn’t impress me that much. Hope I don’t get a lot of flack for saying that. JMO And, I didn’t actually see her in concert, so that could be part of it.

    In this song, I can really hear her voice and I can understand what she is singing. I like that it’s upbeat and that it will appeal to the teens who go through the ups and downs of 1st relationships. I do think it sounds like her and I think this is a great way for her to start out. I’m anxious to hear some of the ballads she says will be on the album.

    I haven’t posted much lately so I’d just like to say this. It really cracks me up how everyone is so, so anxious for one of the Idols singles to come out and then, when it does, everyone just picks it apart. I know it’s a part of what everyone does here and I’m NOT putting anyone down. I usually just sit here and chuckle about how it all turns around once they hear the song.

    I know everyone has their likes and dislikes, their own opinion, etc. But I say, give the kids a chance. We’re a small group overall and time will tell. I think S8 has a lot of talent and we’ll be seeing many of them in the years to come.

    Go Allison!! I think you did great and will continue to do so.

  • OvenMitt

    Well, this song is a realization that I’m getting old! First thing I thought when I heard it was, “My 14 year old sister will love this”. That said, I fully understand that 19 needs to market Allison to younger fans to create more of a loyal fanbase. It’s kind of a double-edged sword, using all these hot writers and producers such as Max Martin and Tedder: yes, you get to create music with hitmakers at the top of their game, but since the airwaves are saturated with music from the same 5 people, it’s hard to make those singles stand out. For me for you dawg, jury’s still out on this Allison single…..

  • leome

    They have the full song now. End and all.

  • Dr. Tracey

    I think it’s a great song for Allison and she sounds good singing it.
    Can’t wait for the album.

    Oh! and the single artwork is great too, I love the picture they’ve used. Nice one Alli!

  • Mary102

    It’s kind of a double-edged sword, using all these hot writers and producers such as Max Martin and Tedder: yes, you get to create music with hitmakers at the top of their game, but since the airwaves are saturated with music from the same 5 people, it’s hard to make those singles stand out.

    OvenMitt – very good point. ITA. One of my biggest problems with this song is that it sounds a bit too much like any big hit you’d hear on the radio, but then, that’s the formula that’s working now, so why mess with it?

  • mmk28

    I had to make some compromises but i like it a lot! I think it will be a hit. The only thing that i really hate is the “oh yeah”, especially the first one. If somehow this could be erased i would be very happy but that’s just me…Good luck Allison!!

    Not that is very important right now but just because it was mentioned the Allison/guitar/ “Give in to me” thing was discussed during Kris’ Idolatry interview (part 1). Kris:”I actually tried to teach her to it on the guitar and we learned it but she was just like ‘i am not comfortable with that yet”

  • dhunken

    Like the song a lot. I think it will be very very popular and a perfect song to get the tween and teen audience. Never thought Allison could fit into the Disney demo but with this song she Definitely will. Yeah Allison!!!!!!

  • ppwars

    GmaForAdam
    October 5, 2009 at 12:35 pm
    ….I’d just like to say this. It really cracks me up how everyone is so, so anxious for one of the Idols singles to come out and then, when it does, everyone just picks it apart. I know it’s a part of what everyone does here and I’m NOT putting anyone down.

    DITTZ! I just had to agree with this, or join in the sentiment at least!

    BTW, I have heard the WHOLE song. Fleshed out FANTASTIC. Everyone will like it better, I think, than the partial version.

    OvenMitt
    October 5, 2009 at 12:47 pm
    For me for you dawg, jury’s still out on this Allison single’ ¦..

    For me,dawg, I love this single – at least for now. If it wears on me, I hope there is more meat on the album. I still say they r gonna throw us old dawgs a bone or two.

  • Pam

    I can’t disagree with the majority of comments here in reaction to the first listen of the song. The good part about this song is like others have mentioned is that it’s poppy and catchy for the tween and teen set and could do very well on CHR/Pop if given the chance. The con is the missing of that husky voice of hers that we fell in love with at first listen and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss it.

    I’m not surprised either mj that this was direction that Jive took her. They wanted to try and ensure her a hit out of the gate and for this effort, I have to give them props and I hope it pays off for Allison and Jive.

  • sma11ie

    I might be the only person on earth who doesn’t care much for Alli’s voice. She doesn’t sound as good as Kelly or Pink to me.

    Well, in terms of voice, Kelly > Pink > Alli to me, but I still like Alli. Kelly has the far superior voice of the three, but I do like some Pink songs over some of Kelly’s songs. So of Alli gets good songs, I’ll like her too. And even if her songs aren’t as good as Kelly’s or Pinks (kinda not expecting that, TBH), if her songs can just help get Miley off my radio, I’ll LOVE her for it ;).

  • BeckyMD

    Not impressed by the first listen, but the more I listen to it, the more I like it!

  • TwigLA

    I have to say I’m disappointed, though not surprised. There is just something frenetic and disjointed to it.

    I agree the opening sounds like the Kink’s ‘All Day and All of The Night’ and I was a huge fan of them when I was a teen. (yes, I’m another baby boomer)

    The ‘Oh Yeah’ bugs me and I think they should get rid of it. I also hear an Avril Lavigne vibe, and that’s a good thing.

    This isn’t something I’d buy, but I’m probably not the target audience. I can see little girls bouncing around to this.

    Good luck, Allison!

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/818e524d5f2e07b8e1e4584941c5979e.png tinawina

    Well, I think they just cemented the girl’s future. LOL. That Max Martin money was well spent, because this is a a hit. If they do a cool video she just blew the hell up.

    Its Jive, all she really needs is one good hit to make it to the next album. Good job Alli.

  • CindyM

    What’s Slezak’s take so far?? Has he tweeted?? I bet he’s over the moon, doing cartwheels and ready to sing it at the top of his lungs while cruising the countryside. I love how fanboy he is over his Rocker Girl.

    Just listened to the full version, I still think it will be a hit. It’s got a great hook, it’s sing-along-able (? lol) and while it doesn’t have her husky vocals that you hear live, it still sounds like her to me. I can picture a video of her singing this with that awesome multi-colored hair and having a blast!

  • Ex-lurker

    saga
    October 5, 2009 at 12:12 pm
    I didn’t like the verse much, it’s not meoldious enough for me and uninteresting, but the chorus is good. The song sounds a bit disconnected, like the flow from verse to chorus is discontinous.

    That’s what I was trying to say. Thanks for saying this much more eloquently.

  • alli lurker

    If you haven’t heard the whole song, go back and listen again. The last part is the best part. Its great to hear her wail!! That’s the alli we love!

  • koshka

    I think I’m most grateful that Jive released the entire song at once on a Monday. This gave everyone the chance to listen to its entirety and give it an opinion. Picking apart is sadly a natural & expected situation, but at least it will be analyzed once rather than in parts over days… first 30 seconds and then in its entirety.

  • Old Rocker Dude

    For those who are bemoaning the fact that this single is not like what we heard from Allison on AI I think we need to remember that everything we heard on AI and on tour were covers and many of those covers were songs written before Allison was born or at least when she was very young. She has said they weren’t really her style, although she did manage to infuse them with her uniqueness. Listen to Take It Or Leave It which she co-wrote and recorded before Idol (look it up on YouT.). It is very popish and similar to what’s popular today. As many have said, her target will be mostly teens (at least to begin with) and this style is what is appealing. You can still hear her uniqueness in FIBOU and I’m hoping some of the songs on the CD will have more of the sound that we grew to love on AI. But for a first single I think it has the potential of being a big hit.

  • CindyM

    I don’t like the “U” though. I never will.

  • suebrody

    Where’s the whole song? I can’t find it…

    I don’t like the U, either.

  • sma11ie

    Ok, I’ve heard it. I like it, don’t love it. Hope it’s a hit for Alli.

  • leome

    Its Jive, all she really needs is one good hit to make it to the next album. Good job Alli.

    Sure, even if the album doesn’t sell much or even she doesn’t get much of a fanbase and no touring for her.
    I dunno, I don’t understand why it’s so cool to work with these guys when you just end up sounding like every girl out there. Doesn’t stand out. Just look at Jordin. I don’t think those Hits are doing that good for her future career, considering her fanbase seems to be invisible. Or, we can even look at Kelly. Hits and hits, the album doesn’t really sell all that and concert numbers are disappointing.
    I don’t know, I guess the word these days is “catchy” (I don’t even find this song to be that catchy, for what’s worth) and everything else doesn’t matter.
    Max Martin and Ryan are good at doing one thing, recycling the same song over and over again, and radio will eat it. It’s great that the label is on her side and making her work with these “big hit makers”, and I didn’t really expect her sound to be that different. The goal is to get airplay, so this is probably the right direction. Even though girls like Demi or Selena don’t get it much, or that girl who toured with Archie, and this similar to it.

  • ppwars

    I luv da “U”. I always will. BUT, then, I do gotta teen.

  • oceanarose

    I like it, but then again, I have a 9 year-old daughter so I am used to hearing this kind of music. I can’t wait to get home and play it for her. I’m betting she will love it! If the teen/tween fans are the demographic they’re going for I think they hit he nail on the head. Maybe Allison can take Miley’s place in her CD collection. I can only hope.

  • spring2009

    OMG – yark. First Kris and now Allison, same Idol crap being thrown out, year after year. Some things never change. I am seriously not even hopeful for anyone else’s stuff anymore….

    ETA: and don’t even get me going about the interview that is printed…
    “ain’t too hard to understand” – yikes.

  • frogcooke

    lol leome, demi toured with archie

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/818e524d5f2e07b8e1e4584941c5979e.png tinawina

    Sure, even if the album doesn’t sell much or even she doesn’t get much of a fanbase and no touring for her.

    LOL. Of course she has to have success in other ways too, but really a pop hit will make her viable for another try. I really doubt Jive is expecting some kind of huge idol fanbase for her. They are certainly not going to send her on a solo tour, she’ll open for someone.

    I actually think the song has personality, but YMMV on that. Yes it is reminiscent of what’s come before but not overly so, and it does an excellent job of getting her actual personality on record. We’ll need to see what they follow this up with to round that out a bit, but I find it hard to believe this will not be a solid debut song. It should do well for her. My opinion anyway.

  • leeaundra

    I wasn’t sure on the first listen, but the song grew on me quickly. It’s very repetitive, but also very catchy and singable. The production sounds very good to me. I think it is radio friendly and will probably be a hit. Can definitely hear it on Top 40 radio.

    I don’t think it’s the best showcase for Allison’s voice, but it sure isn’t bad for a first effort either.

  • leome

    lol leome, demi toured with archie

    LOL I know, I meant that girl who opened for him during his solo tour. I think her music was in this style too and she was with Jive. I don’t remember her name though… maybe I should google.
    Ok… Lesley Roy, that’s her name.

  • GaryJ

    Everyone who slammed Alli’s new single…maybe they forgot to put their thinking cap on? She’s going to be a commercial success, so she’s going to have to sing something tweens ‘n’ teens will buy. There’s nothing wrong with that. What makes her song different is that it’s sung by Alli, NOT someone else. Her distinctive voice, her distinctive personality. NO ONE ELSE has that, peeps.

    Would I prefer her doing nothing but covers of Janis Joplin, Bonnie Tyler, Bonnie Raitt, and so on? Of course I would, but I’m old enough to be her grandfather.

    First, Alli is going to be a pop princess. Then she’s going to front a rock band. Then she will be the Spanish-language superstar and go on to international fame.

    With her style, voice, and personality, she can’t miss!

  • CindyM

    HaHa I knew it!!!! From Slezak’s review:

    Right from the opening ‘Oh yeah,’  you can tell Allison’s having a great time dragging her lie-telling crush back to the customer-service desk for a full-money refund, and the age-appropriate lyrics (‘ Got my heart by tellin’ lies/ You weren’t what you advertised’ ) seem designed to spark mass sing-alongs with teenage girls (both inner and actual) across the nation.

    http://music-mix.ew.com/2009/10/05/allison-iraheta-friday-ill-be-over-you/

  • windmills

    Slezak weighs in

    He’s not hyperventilating but he likes it.

    Idolator also weighs in

    I lean toward agreeing with the Idolator review myself because IMO the production doesn’t allow Allison’s personality to show.

  • Maria22

    The more I listen to it the more I like it. It is processed and I have to focus to catch the Alli vocals I’ve gotten used to from AI, but they are there, even if they are smoothed out. Hope it’s a hit for her and increases her audience beyond the bubble. I think it’s a very appropriate song for a 17 year old to sing.

  • Cheetara86

    I love some of the people saying its too pop or shit..what the hell do you expect from her first album? They were not going to go all rock to start with. The best bet is Pop/rock-Kelly, Rink, etc…and then if she finds success in that and gets to do a 2nd album, then they can experiment more.

    Anyway, I really like this song and after every listen, I like it more and more. Its very catchy and something I can see young teen girls sing and along too.

    I had my 15 year old cousin, who never has watched Idol and stuff, listen to it and she really likes it and asked when will it be on itunes so I can download it. So, its a hit with a teenage cousin.

  • smartcookie

    Pros: It sounds young, pop, rocky enough, and very Allison. I think she can have a hit with this if it gets enough airplay and gets to the right people’s (kid’s) ears. It’s a fine line with Allison, to use her old-soul, tough girl sound and still keep her sounding as young and fresh as she really is. And I think this song does a good job finding that sweet spot of marketability, youth and talent.

    Cons: I had a headache after listening to 30 seconds of it. It’s something I would definitely change the channel rather than listen to. (I only listen to cds, WXRT or the Pandora channels on the iPhone hooked into the car radio, so it’s not like I’m a big radio consumer, anyway.) I hate pretty much everything Max Martin does, and this sounds like everything he does, so… Not a surprise that, for me, for you, I pretty much hate it.

    I do think she has a hit on her hands, and that’s great, because I love her personality and I would love to see her do great things, even if I don’t much care for her taste in music.

  • NewFan

    Wow. We were afraid of Pink- light and we’ve got Avril – lighter. But Avril has never matured and Allison will. I was really hoping that they’d market her to adults rather than teens.

  • CindyM

    deleted cuz I posted twice.

  • ozarka

    This might fall under that category for tweens who usually buy the Miley crap. I think the teens will love it too. They’ve outgrown the Miley world and will love a younger Pink. They need a rock version of Taylor Swift. (IMA Allison has a MUCH better voice than Taylor!) Most importantly, you can jump around and dance to it. Tweens and teens want that.

    Tweens buy the Miley crap simply because it is from Miley, not necessarily because they think it’s good stuff. The big difference between her and Allison is that Miley is way more popular. Miley has over 2 million Twitter followers. Similarly, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez each have over 1 million followers. They have become very popular because the tweens watch them on a daily basis on the Disney Channel. They all have TV shows. Allison, who has 42,762 followers, is a relative unknown by comparison. Most people have not seen or heard from her since American Idol. She has relatively few dedicated fans even within the Idol bubble. I think it’s going to be an uphill battle for her just as it has been for Kris so far. Having said that, I do think it is Top 40 radio friendly, but it is not something I would listen to myself.

  • Cheetara86

    I love allison’s honestly right here:

    How did you deal with all of the criticism laid out on ‘Idol’?

    It’s hard to take at first, but people should be prepared before they audition. The whole show of ‘Idol’ is not about your singing. It’s pretty much… it’s favoritism. I don’t know, but that’s pretty much what it is.

    Wow, really honest and I love it!

  • CindyM

    I was really hoping that they’d market her to adults rather than teens.

    I think they’re really smart to market her to teens. Allison’s perceived faux-pas in tweets and interviews are criticized by so many adults here, yet in the teen world she fits right in. Like I said earlier, I like the song for her, it’s pop, but it’s still got that feisty attitude that I love about Allison. I think her voice, while smoothed out a little too much for me, is still distinctively Allison and it’s a catchy pop song that will do well. I’m ready to buy it, and it’s not because I’m a huge Adison fan, I like it. Any words on when it will be available on Itunes? I hope soon, before, too many people download the MP3. Buy it people, these guys need our support!

  • shell29

    Ditto. I’ll probably like it when she sings it live. But IMO this is very plug n play in that you could stick in any one of a bunch of female pop singers in this song and it would be a hit and it would sound like this pretty much. I was prepared for this though so I’m not that disappointed.

    My sentiments exactly. Anyone expecting straight up rock from Allison’s first single was bound to be disappointed. That was never going to happen. Rock-flavored pop? Definitely. I have mixed feelings on the single. Not crazy about the verses but I love the chorus. It’s just a typical teen girl pop track, but hopefully it will be a hit. I do think it sounds like Allison though, I agree with MJ on that. I’m rooting for her.

    Radio Disney will wear this track out.

  • bridgette12

    I hope to God that Adam’s single is not described as catchy. Kris song is catchy. Allison song is catchy. I don’t think either song is very good. Maybe I am from a different generation, but a song described as catchy is not exactly an glowing endorsement. Maybe the teens will like this, but it’s so generic. Nothing about it makes it stand out from many songs just like it on the radio. I think she needs that rock edge to make her unique, especially in a genre filled with the singers just like Miley Cyrus.

  • Tess

    I was really hoping that they’d market her to adults rather than teens.

    Boy, I feel like I’m reading an Archie thread…and that isn’t a slam because that is exactly how I felt when Archie went a different route than what I had anticipated.

    But now a year has passed and I’m a little bit wiser. Besides, as others have said, even though this is a teen song recorded for a teen audience it isn’t the dismal Disney crap that is so prevelant, most notably because Allison has a voice whereas most of the Disney bunch hasn’t and doesn’t.

    Also, I really don’t quite understand what those caught up in the AI bubble were really expecting to hear….since there isn’t any modern day Janis, or Stevie, or Pat or Patty or Grace Slick, or even an Alanis out there that is “radio” popular these days. And, yup, its pretty hard for many of us that love that throaty voice of Allison’s to see a different more “current” side of her. But no one can change the current face of music overnight….and most newbies hit the scene singing the formulatic stuff that is currently popular and then song by song changing up what people want to listen to because they like the voice.

    Patience is not a virtue of the AI fandom…they seem to want what they want out of the starting gate. And what is sad is, if they don’t get it that are apt to move on and move on very quickly only to be dissapointed again and again. I learned my lesson the hard way…so I’ll just try to sit back and relax and enjoy what I have been given.

  • jpfan

    Whoever said the downside of using those “hitmakers” is generic music is right on. You need incredible vocals to really stand out and I never thought Allison had them. .

    That said, I’m sure Jive has done their market research and this will do fine. I’ll won’t be listening but I’m not the target audience. And for teen pop, I prefer Jordin. Less shouting.

  • CindyM

    bridgette12
    October 5, 2009 at 1:53 pm
    I hope to God that Adam’s single is not described as catchy.

    Rut-Roh… Adam didn’t need anyone to describe his song as catchy, he did it himself:

    From his twitter party, Adam described ‘Time for Miracles’  as a ‘Classic rock ballad. Earthy and catchy’ 

  • Cheetara86

    I rather have the song be described as catchy, then boring.

    You may not like it, but I definitely think teens will love it. Teens loving it= success for Allison.

  • SarahP

    I LOVE!

    catchy and its super fun to listen to.

  • Valentin432
  • SarahP

    I was really hoping that they’d market her to adults rather than teens

    well she has a few more years to become an ‘adult’ so maybe after she becomes an ‘adult’, she can make ‘adult’ music for the ‘adult’ audience. so we need to be patient till then…

  • SarahP

    from jim’s review:

    Allison Iraheta was my favorite “American Idol” contestant this past season. (Kris Allen fans just had a collective heart attack

    dont worry jim, we still love you and so we forgive you :)

  • windmills

    “But no one can change the current face of music overnight’ ¦.and most newbies hit the scene singing the formulatic stuff that is currently popular and then song by song changing up what people want to listen to because they like the voice.”

    Yes which is why this is about what I expected. But the way the most successful AIers have stood out is in sounding better on the formulaic stuff than the people already out there – that’s what Kelly, Carrie, and Chris have done. It’s their voices that make them stand out on the radio. Allison’s voice doesn’t get a chance because of all the processing. Though this will get her radio play IMO it’s just going to be another song on the radio for most people listening, could be Miley or Avril or anybody else for all they care.

    My thing is that even that one Demi Lovato song that was linked earlier is less processed than Allison’s song. Have Allison sing the same song and sound more like herself and I’d probably be thinking this was a decent compromise.

  • http://www.GuanacosOnline.org/roquesite roquemocan

    From the interviews I remember, Allison always said that the first effort was going to be leaning more to Pop, even though she is more rock – so this first effort is to capture the newer, younger fan base – and we should wait for her more rockish side to emerge.

  • OvenMitt

    jpfan
    October 5, 2009 at 1:58 pm
    Whoever said the downside of using those ‘hitmakers’  is generic music is right on. You need incredible vocals to really stand out and I never thought Allison had them. .

    That was me. And yes, this is a very par for the course pop piece, but whether or not you like Allison’s voice, she has several components of possible long-term success: she’s young, moldable, with room for growth, potential to tap into a wide audience, reasonably attractive with a sassy personality, and she’s bilingual. I am sure these things, in addition to her vocal chops, all culminated in her receiving a recording contract. The cash cow of it all.

  • Cheetara86

    Guys remember: Allison is SEVENTEEN…Do you honestly believe that Jive was going to have a 17 year old come out with some type of Janis Joplin like music? Hell NO!

    If she gets her 2nd album, she’ll get to experiment more with the rock side. But, for right now she is going for the Pop/rock. Fine by me cause I like it and think it will be a hit.

  • chessguy99

    This single is pretty much what she needed as a first single. She needs a song that will be played on the radio. This one is pretty good, very good radio-wise if you lose that guitar intro. Hopefully the public reaction is being monitored and they’ll re-mix before the official radio release. Theme-wise and beat it works for their targeted market of tweens to 20-somethings that want to graduate from Miley and Demi to somebody they can actually hear on a non-Disney station.

    As far as musically, it isn’t the strongest first single I’ve ever heard. The chorus sells the song as its fairly memorable. And I do sense the sing-a-long vibe coming through, which never hurts when young girls are your target market. Its a song that is pretty much ready for the re-mixers to have at it, so there will be some potential for Rhythmic stations to add it. I can see her doing this song on a SYTYCD result show, if the radio play takes off.

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    I love this song. I will be 22 years old at the end of the month, but my inner teenage girl is very alive. Now I seriously consider buying Allison’s CD.

  • kiss kiss

    I love it. It’s catchy and fun and it will do really well. Max Martin is worth every penny, lol. Yay for Allison. :)

  • http://www.wholisticbirthways.net austinmidwife

    I liked it. It is actually better than I expected from the Idol machine, so go Allison!! I hope it’s a huge hit. I love her voice. I’m sure as she gets older, she’ll continue to grow as an artist and we’ll hear more rock ‘n’ roll from her. But this is good. It’s got the pop rock vibe and it’s danceable.

  • ppwars

    Cheetara86October 5, 2009 at 2:04 pm
    I rather have the song be described as catchy, then boring.
    You may not like it, but I definitely think teens will love it. Teens loving it= success for Allison.

    lolz. DITTZ!

    jpfan
    October 5, 2009 at 1:58 pm
    Whoever said the downside of using those ‘hitmakers’  is generic music is right on. You need incredible vocals to really stand out and I never thought Allison had them. .

    If you put Alli and Jodan side by side, you will see, immediately that Alli stands out. Jordan cannot hold a pitch. WEll, she didn’t on her Idol performce last season, IT SEEMED to me. BUT, I do recognize the girl is an undeniable talent.

    When it comes to incred vocals, well….To me, Alli singing Alone got my attention, told me she had potential. “Papa was a Rollin’ Stone” told me she had she had incredible vocals. Latter performances confirmed the fact. NOW, whether one likes her voice is another thing. But, I maintain the talent and vocals are incredible. I hope for commercial success in anyway possible so she can get on to making the music she prefers. The production version, HQ on your home HD system, is gonna be really clean and sound great – make that awesome, not to mention the “bones”.

  • Cheetara86

    aww allison tweeted:

    Allison4Realzzz @EWMichaelSlezak yo man thanks for awesome words.. :)

  • jpfan

    Jordin makes generic music too. I just prefer her brand of pop to Allison’s style(based on this one song). I wasn’t on the Allison love train during the season and seeing her live didn’t do the trick either. But I think it’s a genre thing. I don’t like her particular style of singing.

  • Cheetara86

    I don’t hear allison screaming? but whatever… Its your ears.

  • Jx223

    I think that Allison could do well with this single. I could see this single outselling Kris’s first single. I think that there is definitely a possibility that it will.

  • springboard

    I like this song and I am not a pop lover or a teen (far far from it). It’s just fun and catchy.

    I understand why the fans who loved what Alli did on AI are disappointed, but I would have been surprised if it had been more rock. I agree with those who stated that a 17 female from AI isn’t marketable as a rock chick.
    I think that Jive have done well, and fingers crossed the song will be a hit.

  • PattyH

    Jim Cantiello nailed it!

  • leeaundra

    smartcookie
    October 5, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    (I only listen to cds, WXRT or the Pandora channels on the iPhone hooked into the car radio, so it’s not like I’m a big radio consumer, anyway.)

    A fellow XRT listener! Best radio station in Chicago for decades.

  • ppwars

    “jpfan
    October 5, 2009 at 2:34 pm
    Jordin makes generic music too. I just prefer her brand of pop to Allison’s screamy stuff (based on this one song). And Jordin has had four Top 40 hits in a row. So whatever she’s selling, the teens are buying.
    I wasn’t on the Allison love train during the season and seeing her live did’t do the trick either. But I hated Carly Smithson so I think it’s a genre thing.”

    You ain’ gana hear any screaming on your home system after u purchase the album. NOW, I dunno what wuz goin’ own at some of the live performances. Scared me! Mixing levels & ear monitors probably caused that.

  • Cheetara86

    Allison4Realzzz And errbody else that’s enjoyed the single… And if not .. Well, there’s mo too coommeeeee… Shnaaapersss… 3 minutes ago from Echofon

  • bridgette12

    I think JIVE records has struck out with both Kris and Allison’s single. Both singles lacked what made them favorites on the show and tour, which is their style and personality. I would worry about Adam, but having heard Brian May’s review of Adam’s 2012 single, and he certainly didn’t use the words wordy or catchy. So maybe, we have something to look forward to.

  • Chicagolaw

    I love XRT! Sadly, they will never, ever in a million years play anyone off Idol, lol.

    In terms of Allison, it’s Jive. They are interested in iTunes/Top 40 only, so there was no way Allison was going to come right out the gate with something like Joplin or Annie Lenox. The song is OK—sounds a lot like Kelly Clarkson to me. Which I imagine is the path they will follow with Allison

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    I love XRT! Sadly, they will never, ever in a million years play anyone off Idol, lol.

    Love it, too. My radio station of choice when I’m not listening to NPR. But yeah… they will NEVER play an Idol. Heh.

  • mmb

    uh oh…..cantiello better watch his back…slezak may just hunt him down and maim him for dissing his child-bride’s first single

  • adamaloha

    I’m sure this song will be a hot one for Allison. It’s young and fun and I can absolutely see her singing this in concert.

    She has a lot of time to define her sound– and this is an excellent jumping off point. I’m looking forward to seeing her growth as an artist.

    Go little rocker chick!

  • PRMari

    I understand why the fans who loved what Alli did on AI are disappointed, but I would have been surprised if it had been more rock. I agree with those who stated that a 17 female from AI isn’t marketable as a rock chick.
    I think that Jive have done well, and fingers crossed the song will be a hit.

    I’m an AI fan who loves her husky, smoky voice but I wasn’t expecting Jive to let her do straight rock right out of the gate. I’m a realist. I’m not disappointed at all. This is also one song out of many who will come.

  • koshka

    Ok… I feel like I’ve looked everywhere. Now I am just skimming, so I am sure I’ve missed this tidbit.

    Does anyone know when this will be released to iTunes? Tomorrow?

  • ppwars

    HEY! Hold on! There is so much noise built into this clip to thwart downloads (or encourage purchases). ID the noisy parts, listen thru them w imagination, or wait for a radio spin.

  • Studio57

    I am really impressed that JimC was able to be objective. He put it as nicely as possible, but this IS Disney Rock. And he is right, it still should sell well.

    Slezak continues to live with his head in the koolaid colored sand.

  • TAD

    I haven’t had a chance to read all the comments, so I don’t know what everyone else’s sentiments are, but this is mine.

    The thing that stood out the most about Allison during the season was her unique voice. That voice is completely absent in this song. It is your typical pop princess song. That is what I was expecting the idol machine to do, but I was hoping they weren’t stupid enough to sacrifice her voice in the process. It is so over-produced that people listening to this song are not going to know it is Allison if they don’t know ahead of time. It sounds just like it could be Kelly Clarkson or Jordin Sparks or any other pop girl singing. Except for a couple small places through the song, you cannot tell this is Allison at all. Her unique voice and slight rocker edge are completely missing.

    The song will get lots of radio play and it will be a hit, but it is at the expense of Allison and what makes her special. To me, that is sad.

  • Cheetara86
  • Danielle

    I don’t hate it, but I certainly don’t love it. I guess its just middling for me. The “oh yeah”s kind of annoy me. But I’m a huge Allison fan and love her voice, so I can’t wait for her album!

  • Calliope

    So far it’s like less catchy t.a.t.u. but it could grow on me.

  • soverymel

    It’s cracking me up that all those jokes about Kool Aid are making more sense now in light of how the song starts, hilarious.

  • brittneybabyy

    I fit into the whole ‘teenage’ demographic (16-year-old; female; high school senior), and I honestly hate the song. Don’t get me wrong – I love Allison. I just hate the song. The guitar intro bugs the crap out of me, and it’s just not what I expected from her. It’s much too generic/pop princessy for her right out of the gate ‘” I couldn’t tell it was Allison throughout most of the tune. She needed something that stood out. Something new, fresh, that made her edgy, rock vocals the center of attention and, in my opinion, this song failed to do so.

    And to those saying that a 17-year-old girl from AI can’t be marketed as a rocker, I think Allison could. With the right songs/promotion/tour partners, Jive would be more than able to market Allison in that genre.

  • Tony

    Decent song. Way more poppish than I would have thought. The music sounds similar to the singles that Kelly has been putting out.

  • BeauR

    “The thing that stood out the most about Allison during the season was her unique voice. That voice is completely absent in this song. It is your typical pop princess song. That is what I was expecting the idol machine to do, but I was hoping they weren’t stupid enough to sacrifice her voice in the process. It is so over-produced that people listening to this song are not going to know it is Allison if they don’t know ahead of time. It sounds just like it could be Kelly Clarkson or Jordin Sparks or any other pop girl singing. Except for a couple small places through the song, you cannot tell this is Allison at all. Her unique voice and slight rocker edge are completely missing.
    The song will get lots of radio play and it will be a hit, but it is at the expense of Allison and what makes her special. To me, that is sad.”

    AND THIS!
    “I fit into the whole ‘teenage’ demographic (16-year-old; female; high school senior), and I honestly hate the song. Don’t get me wrong ‘“ I love Allison. I just hate the song. The guitar intro bugs the crap out of me, and it’s just not what I expected from her. It’s much too generic/pop princessy for her right out of the gate ‘” I couldn’t tell it was Allison throughout most of the tune. She needed something that stood out. Something new, fresh, that made her edgy, rock vocals the center of attention and, in my opinion, this song failed to do so.
    And to those saying that a 17-year-old girl from AI can’t be marketed as a rocker, I think Allison could. With the right songs/promotion/tour partners, Jive would be more than able to market Allison in that genre.”

    THIS EXACTLY! Word for word!

  • Truthiness

    I like it, but I will agree that they did, as expected, kind of smooth the Allison out of this song. Not completely, but her voice isn’t as recognizable as her, as I would have said has been my experience with her previous songs. Oh well, it’s 19, it’s what they do. They put everything through the Blandizer 5000.

    But it’s got a good beat, I can bop around to it and though I’m not a teen anymore (thank the goddess!) I do still like a song like this once and a while. I wouldn’t want Allison’s whole album to sound like this, but it makes sense for her first single and again, I like it. I hope it’s a big hit for her as well.

  • Cheetara86

    Some of you are making it sound like she sold her soul to the devil or something, haha…They are going to go with the debut single that has that pop flavor that can strike it hot on the charts and radio.

  • FifthHouseSun

    You got me/ To forget me/ So Friday I’ll be over you.” I can’t help but think that Allison could be singing that about Max Martin, who seems to have forgotten that Allison Iraheta can saaaaang.

    Jim C, right on. And Studio 57, too.

    This track is So Disney. Auto-tuned, push a button instruments. Like something at one of the Disney Park shows. Because absolutely anyone could be singing it. And pretty much anyone could sing it. It felt like they were aiming for 8-10 year olds.

    It’s much too generic/pop princessy for her right out of the gate ‘” I couldn’t tell it was Allison throughout most of the tune. She needed something that stood out. Something new, fresh, that made her edgy, rock vocals the center of attention and, in my opinion, this song failed to do so.

    brittneybabyy, well said. Maybe there is some rock on the album.

    And wishing Allison decades of huge success.

  • jill16

    lyndsey Parker from yahoo reviewed it too:

    http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/realityrocks/274377/allison-irahetas-debut-single-premieres/#postcomment

    Very positive

    I really enjoy Lyndsey Parkers articles and love the fact that she’s fangirly about Adam just as I am, but does she ever give a bad review? Not that Allison deserves a bad review, far from it, but I don’t always put too much stock in what she has to say. I remember after her review of the AI tour in LA, she had all the idols signing their names on the dotted line, inferring that they all will be getting a record deal. She’s all sunshine and roses.

    I think Jim Cantiello’s review was more objective.

  • golcook

    Hey y’all,

    Popeater now has the full version up, it’s about 3:15 long.

    Go Allison!!!

  • luvadamlambert

    i FLIVE Allison but only like this song.waaaaaaaay too much Disney and I’m kinda a teen…(12)…….:/

  • movin2thabeet

    Yep, Tad, BB, Beau, et al – Word to the word. Isn’t a first single about making an impression – this is what I’m about? If Alli is about bubbly pop, plug-in-any-female pop vocal, it surely is a waste of a very talented young woman. I get that she’s still a teenager and we can’t really expect fully matured rock songs. But it would be nice to actually hear her voice, instead of a voice so processed it could be Velveeta.

    Maybe they’re going for hit first, identity later. It’s another way to go. It could work.

  • PRMari

    It’s cracking me up that all those jokes about Kool Aid are making more sense now in light of how the song starts, hilarious.

    I know, I finallly got it.

    You can’t please everyone.

  • ppwars

    Endless loop. Broccoli and Buggers. FOUR teens here just fought each other loading it into their iPhones.

  • BeauR

    I love Alli, That being said, there is not much Alli in this track!

  • Cheetara86

    I do love how she is basically calling idol out in her interview :)

  • ppwars

    jill16
    October 5, 2009 at 4:13 pm
    I think Jim Cantiello’s review was more objective.

    Jim has give some “left field” reviews of Alli’s work on occasion. I thought this one had some holes. I never considered Jim an insightful journalist – just fun. His opinions are not well founded, often. He is best at stickin’ to the facts.

  • Tess

    OK everyone…the top 25 billboard Rock songs are all groups and only one #24 Paramore…has a female member.

    Now how in hell is 17 year old Allison supposed to break into that juggernaut. And if you make the song too old and “rocky” it won’t play on top 40 and will be too young to play on AC and to iffy to play on HAC. So, for all the arm chair quarterbacks out there, how do you propose to market Allison as Janis Joplin light when no one is listening to a female on rock right now?

  • alison8701

    Okay, maybe one person will get this… but I hear Earthworm Jim- the gameboy game in it. It’s very like… nintendo-y. Like the background noise at 2:08. and the guitar riff is very simple.

    Allison meets T-Pain.

    Overall, it’s just not very good.

  • sma11ie

    I really enjoy Lyndsey Parkers articles and love the fact that she’s fangirly about Adam just as I am, but does she ever give a bad review? […] She’s all sunshine and roses.

    Well, she hated Light On. Though, a lot of fans/much of the Idolsphere hated Light On when it came out, so that wasn’t exactly an against the grain review either.

  • soverymel

    It’s cracking me up that all those jokes about Kool Aid are making more sense now in light of how the song starts, hilarious.

    I know, I finallly got it.

    I love that she doesn’t take things too seriously. I can totally picture the other Idols who got to hear the track ahead of time laughing with her over the “Oh Yeah” lyric.

    I really enjoy the song, I love the Oh-oh-oh-oh part, and in the “silly me” part her voice is just lovely. Maybe my low expectations for ANY of their first singles considering past history is helping, but I am pleasantly surprised with how much I like it.

  • elw

    Wow, I love this song. Very catchy…good for Allison!

  • Valentin432

    And to those saying that a 17-year-old girl from AI can’t be marketed as a rocker, I think Allison could. With the right songs/promotion/tour partners, Jive would be more than able to market Allison in that genre.

    I was one of those who said that so I will try to answer.
    Rocker dudes who have toured years and years before appearing on AI like Cook and Daughtry still have been given no respect from rock stations and purists.
    I don’t see why it would be any different with Allison when it’s even harder for girls and teenagers in general to be taken seriously as rock artists.

    As for the Disney rock thing, I don’t see that unless you’re talking about the lyrics that are age appopriate.
    I listenned to some live performances of Selena, Demi and Miley since people were comparing her to them (not that it was unexpected) and these girls just can’t sing at all, I think it will be even more obvious when Allison gets to perform this song live that it’s a hard song to sing.
    The track certainly has auto tuned her voice to make it radio-friendly but that’s what happens to all idols, for instance it was and still is the main complaint towards Cook album.

  • alxsavage

    Another disappointment for me, it’s just too teeny-pop for me, and the rhythm is just annoying.

    And believe me, I adore Allison, I was extremely impatient to get her album, now to be honest not so much.

    I feel that her vocals are being drowned, her lower register isn’t really there, just like Cookie’s raspy voice was drowned in almost his whole major label debut record (while it was delightfully there in Analogue Heart).

    While I wouldn’t change the radio if Kris’ single came on, I think I wouldn’t stand this one, sorry Alli :( .

    And this is why I’m not anxious at all about Adam releasing his first single.

  • Rub

    Tess OK everyone’ ¦the top 25 billboard Rock songs are all groups and only one #24 Paramore’ ¦has a female member.

    Now how in hell is 17 year old Allison supposed to break into that juggernaut. And if you make the song too old and ‘rocky’  it won’t play on top 40 and will be too young to play on AC and to iffy to play on HAC. So, for all the arm chair quarterbacks out there, how do you propose to market Allison as Janis Joplin light when no one is listening to a female on rock right now?

    Tess, you’re a scholar and a poet, and I’m humbled in your presence.
    I was checking out a couple Gaga performances of yesteryear(before she got sign) and she was completely different – she was rock. But she played and look at her now.
    I hear you Tess.

  • Kitwana

    The airbrushed photo of Allison on the single cover does not help with the “rock cred”. There are striking similarities with the cover of (Disney) Ashley Tisdale’s recent album cover. If you look at the single cover photo and compare it with the photo of Allison in Jim Cantiello’s review, it’s almost like two different people. I just don’t understand why record companies feel the need to do so much touching up — particularly with a 17 year old.

  • luvadamlambert

    I listenned to some live performances of Selena, Demi and Miley

    and you survived?{bows down}

  • jill16

    I really enjoy the song, I love the Oh-oh-oh-oh part, and in the ‘silly me’  part her voice is just lovely.

    That’s the part I really don’t like. The first time listening to it isn’t too bad, but after 3 or 4 times it’s just annoying. However my 12 year old loves that part. If they’re going for the tween/teen audience than I think it should be successful. But as an adult, it’s not something that I would listen to.

  • lucy

    Maybe they’re going for hit first, identity later. It’s another way to go. It could work.

    That’s kind of what they always do — or hope to do — isn’t it?

    And if we’re talking about marketing her as a rocker … Whoa. Bo. age 29, playing with bands his whole life, rocks the heck out of venues. Is a *rocker,* pure and simple. No “rock cred” after Idol. Daughtry? Nah. Cook? Nah. Anyone? Anyone? No.

    Sorry, folks, but Allison’s going to have to be all popp-y and then gradually over the years work her way into something more rockerish. Luckily, in her case, she’s got the years to try it in.

  • PRMari

    While I wouldn’t change the radio if Kris’ single came on, I think I wouldn’t stand this one, sorry Alli

    Pretty much the other way around for me.

    But as an adult, it’s not something that I would listen to.

    And that’s the thing, adults are not her target audience.

    Now how in hell is 17 year old Allison supposed to break into that juggernaut. And if you make the song too old and ‘rocky’  it won’t play on top 40 and will be too young to play on AC and to iffy to play on HAC. So, for all the arm chair quarterbacks out there, how do you propose to market Allison as Janis Joplin light when no one is listening to a female on rock right now?

    All this. A lot of people were wondering how they’ll market her, I think you have your answer. She’s a teen and should be marketed as such. She’ll grow older in no time.

  • Finn

    I enjoy listening to this song, because of Allison and the sound of it. I just wish the lyrics weren’t so focused on a really young audience. I know Allison is young, but they still could have written words that would appeal to younger and older people. I know people who like Allison allready may not care, no matter what age there are. Still I think they’re missing a wider audience, that isn’t just teenagers, that would really like her. They could have had both markets, I think. Maybe her album music wil include that.

    All that said, I’ll buy it, because I’m one of the people that just like Allison anyway.

  • jtoms

    given that she’s a teen, in the pop/rock genre, and worked with max martin, this was kind of song i was expecting.

    even though i had hopes they would make her more lesley roy and less disney princess (i think lesley’s on jive and has worked with the same stable of writers/producers, notably max martin, but her songs are a bit less poppy than “friday” ), i think this could be a hit. congrats allison!

  • Tess

    Still I think they’re missing a wider audience, that isn’t just teenagers, that would really like her. They could have had both markets, I think. Maybe her album music wil include that.

    Word for word exactly what I said about Archie and it didn’t happen. The music industry is just too damn segmented, right now, and an Artist just has to pick their poison. It sucks for those of us that love the voice and the more mature sound but we really aren’t the future for artists like Allison and Archie and Jordin…even Kris is going to have a hard time being marketed as a mature Artist (funny thing to say about a 24 year old) though he will be able to get away with a more mature sound and lyrics.

    Patience, patience, patience…not a virtue, but a neccessity in today’s music market.

  • alli lurker

    I’m a huge Allison fan and an “adult”. I’ve already listened to the song many times. I like it, I think its pretty rockin’, but I think it could be even better (for my age group anyway) if they just took out the “oh yeahs” and peeled away some of the over-processing, especially whatever they did to her voice at 1:13 (Its just wrong! Is that what the Swedes like?!).

    I’m sure she’d kill the song in a live performance. I’d love to see it!

    Can’t wait for the album!

  • cookcricket

    I like it! I’m so glad they didn’t mess with her voice too much. It reminds me of a Kelly Clarkson song. :)

  • Studio57

    Now how in hell is 17 year old Allison supposed to break into that juggernaut. And if you make the song too old and ‘rocky’  it won’t play on top 40

    I disagree- besides Paramore, there is Flyleaf . Flyleaf doesn’t happen to have an album out right this second, but they are pretty popular with the Warped Tour crowd:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8c5jgnCFdY

    Both the lead singers have that gritty rock voice that alot of people were hoping Allison would gravitate to. To me, those are the only two current rock chicks that are well known out there with any credibility ( I am sure there are more, but those are the only two that come to mind). The field is wide open, and judging by their popularity, there is a need for more rock chicks.

    The rest, Pink included, are pop-rock or pop “punk” – and I use that term loosely. I just think Allisons voice deserves more ( I actually think Pink deserves more too- that woman’s voice is a lot vetter than people giver her credit for), but she has her young age on her side, and as I said before, Alannis Morrisette started out pretty much the same way. If you ever saw her videos from when she was a teen, they were laughable. And look what happened to her. Allison is one Dave Coulier away from a great rock album.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Valilac1 VAlilac

    from Allison

    @kendraamichelle thanks son!! Haha
    about 3 hours ago from Echofon in reply to kendraamichelle

    And errbody else that’s enjoyed the single… And if not .. Well, there’s mo too coommeeeee… Shnaaapersss…
    about 3 hours ago from Echofon

    @EWMichaelSlezak yo man thanks for awesome words.. :)
    about 3 hours ago from Echofon in reply to EWMichaelSlezak

    from kendraamichelle
    @Allison4Realzzz giiiirl your single is saa-weeet! :) i’m ready for that album to drop!
    about 3 hours ago from web in reply to Allison4Realzzz

    @Allison4Realzzz hahah was your ‘ooooooh yeahhh’ in the kool-aid man voice ? haha
    about 16 hours ago from web in reply to Allison4Realzzz

  • twinkle

    i like it but i dont think i could listen to it too often. the ooOOoooOO parts kinda bug me. and i wish it wasnt so shouty and highlighted her voice more.

    i just heard “party in the USA” and i could hear miley’s vocals on that better than i could hear allison’s on this which is a damn shame because she is light years better than miley.

  • PRMari

    Allison is one Dave Coulier away from a great rock album.

    Oh my God! So funny….

  • Kate8

    I like Allison’s song. I asked my 12 year old and 8 year old and they both loved it.

  • Tess

    Studio57
    October 5, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Again…Lacey was 25 when Flyleaf broke through and again Flyleaf is a “garage” band with rock cred. I’m not saying that Allison won’t end up as a great “rocker” chick, someday, it’s just that, unless someone can prove me wrong, there isn’t a place in rock music for a 17 year old from a reality show. And if Jive released a single highlighting the rocker side of Allison it wouldn’t be green lighted by those who purchase “pop” music. I personally can’t think of any female solo act with a rock undertone that hasn’t had to “pop it” to sell albums.

    If Allison truly would have wanted to do the rock thing she wouldn’t have done AI…after all it really is a contest to find the next “Pop” star. Look at Carly…she’s had to hitch up with a band to move forward….and any of the other female rockers on AI haven’t made great strides forward. It’s just the nature of the beast, right now.

    I so want Allison to be the next Joan, or Janis, or Alannis, or Stevie but the market isn’t open for that right now…so, because I like Ali I’ll except her as a pop princess until she can make headway into that tough market of mainstream rock.

  • JosieX

    This song is very much what I expected Allison’s first single to be like. I think that it will appeal to the demographic it is targeting. For me personally, I guess I would say that I find it inoffensive. I like Allison’s voice and I think she has tremendous potential…I expect that I will find her work much more interesting a few years from now. But I’ll buy her first single and first album, just as I will for all the kids in this batch because I’ve become quite fond of them all. This single will probably do well, and I’m hoping that the album will have a nice surprise or two where Allison can really show what she can do with that voice.

  • movin2thabeet

    I’m so glad they didn’t mess with her voice too much. It reminds me of a Kelly Clarkson song.

    I guess it all depends on what your criteria is there. To my ears, they ‘messed’ with her voice so much so that you can hardly tell its hers. (BTW, they ‘mess’ with Kelly’s voice all the time too. Its most noticeable on the sustained notes.)

    We can justify all this electronic vocal meddling as simply the mode of the day. I know many now expect that smooth, flattened out sound, and don’t really identify it as being highly processed. But I also think that just as that trend started out as a novel idea, the same thing can happen if producers created ‘new’ sounds with unaltered vocals and killer music to support that voice. Of course, that would mean that weak singers would slowly disappear from the airwaves (please, please), but hey, I’m willing to take that chance. I have to remain hopeful that day will return.

  • Reflections On Life

    it sounds very 80s new-wave pop to me. i think i even here a bit of a british accent added for british-invasion effect. song should fare well on the high school dance floor.

  • aek

    I will make no judgement as to whether this song will be a hit for Allison. It certainly may be.

    But for me, personally, I HATE it. It covers up what is wonderful about Allison and that is her unique voice. I don’t like it. I can barely tell it’s Allison.

    The picture’s really cute, though.

  • Cheetara86

    Well somebody already heard it on the radio and said this:

    My local Morning radio station was playing the single and asking callers to text in if the song was a download or delete song……and SURPRISE it was almost unanimously a download song

  • Cheetara86

    Also, her single will be on itunes Tuesday October 20th.

    It may seem a long way, but honestly I think they want to promote this track on the radio, so it can get its spins and then that can boost the Itunes sales…which is a smart move.

  • mrskiddens

    Ouch, I’m disappointed. When I heard the snippet I optimistically attributed the annoying poppiness to be due to the lack of sound quality. I heard the bouncy guitars and thought yay, she’s gonna rock out! But now that I hear the whole thing I find it to be, sadly, terribly annoying (I literally had to stop it :()I was really hoping it would be more rock less pop. Unless the rest of the album is more what I’d hoped for, I’ll pass, wah wah.

  • luvadamlambert

    soooo cheetara that’s next Tuesday?

  • ultimatetrip

    Sorry, but this is pop crap. Unoriginal, boring, repetitive. A song that can be sang by any Disney pop teen singer. Even “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus or “Here we go again” by Demi Lovato are far better songs and the voices are recognizables. Allison’s song is so generic that the Jive marketing team will have to really work really hard on this one since Allison is not popular by any means. I don’t think this is gonna be a hit at all. What a waste on money hiring Max Martin. Troubling start for Allison.

  • Cheetara86

    Nope, that’s about 14 days from now. Which is pretty good: When songs get more airplay and stuff, the impressions by the audience will increase. When you repress the single from Itunes, most of the time you get huge first week sales–if the song is in high demand.

    Sorry, but this is pop crap. Unoriginal, boring, repetitive. A song that can be sang by any Disney pop teen singer. Even ‘Party in the USA’  by Miley Cyrus or ‘Here we go again’  by Demi Lovato are far better songs and the voices are recognizables. Allison’s song is so generic that the Jive marketing team will have to really work really hard on this one since Allison is not popular by any means. I don’t think this is gonna be a hit at all. What a waste on money hiring Max Martin. Troubling start for Allison.

    Okay…..sure….

  • JohnM

    alli lurker: I think it could be even better (for my age group anyway) if they just took out the ‘oh yeahs’  and peeled away some of the over-processing, especially whatever they did to her voice at 1:13 (Its just wrong! Is that what the Swedes like?!).

    I think that little bit of processing is kinda cool, in combination with the harmony at the same time. I hate that kind of stuff when it’s over-used, but one time in the course of the song, done the way it’s done here, I kinda like it. Then again, my father’s parents immigrated to the US from Sweden, so maybe it is a Swedish thing. :-D

    Turning to another point, I’m fascinated by all this should-do-rock/can’t-do-rock/hate-the-pop/must-do-pop gnashing of teeth. I think the problem is the modern tendency to over-compartmentalize everything — thus, what’s called “rock” radio isn’t really “rock”, it’s just the hard/loud end of the rock spectrum — just a subset of rock. Meanwhile, less-hard/loud rock gets played on HAC and so-called “alternative” stations (most of which aren’t actually alternative, but whatever). It’s all still rock.

    My point is that you can do rock and succeed despite being shunned by the so-called rock stations. David Cook is rock. He gets played on HAC. Paramore are rock (and started very young). They’re considered alternative. There’s not this hard-and-fast two-way choice between (extreme) pop and (extreme) rock. There’s a spectrum of rock and pop.

    What all this means for Allison in particular remains to be seen, I guess. I don’t think it’s crazy at all to think that they could do a (non-extreme) rock record with her (along the lines of Paramore/Cook) and have it succeed in the HAC/alt realm. I wasn’t expecting her label to do that kind of record with her, and obviously after hearing this song I still don’t. But I think they could have done so and had some success. And maybe there will be some rockier stuff on her album — or maybe there won’t. We just don’t know yet.

  • Cheetara86

    Yeah, we don’t know yet. But, I think if she does get to do more albums, she’ll have more freedom to do more rockier stuff

  • KenzTK

    I am so disappointed. It is an OKAY song but I think this song is more about the song and not about Allison. She needs a song that puts her out in front and not the song that surrounds her. She is not able to show off her chops in this song and that disappoints me because we all know this girl can blow! I hope that her album can give me something more along the lines of “Cry Baby”.

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/818e524d5f2e07b8e1e4584941c5979e.png tinawina

    LMAO. This whole discussion is reminding me of what people who heard a pre-fame Christina Aguilera must have felt when they heard Genie In A Bottle. Heh.

    DISCALIMER: I AM NOT SAYING ALLISON HAS THE VOICE OF CHRISTINA AGUILERA, OR WILL GO ON TO HAVE A CAREER LIKE HERS.

    Okay, now that bit is out of the way. The song is catchy and should get her on the radio, get across her personality (and the video if done right will cement it even further), and give her a chance to delve deeper into the persona she’s trying to create with subsequent singles. All Idol debut singles get called generic because there is no time for these people to develop a signature sound. At all. Labels try to give them songs that will fit into the current pop landscape while capturing the general musical personality of the singer. It is usually up to the idol to infuse some personality through their vocals, or just sing the snot out of it in such an impressive fashion that people notice, IMO. That’s all you can expect out of this process, really. I think this song succeeds at that, but YMMV.

  • Cheetara86

    Okay, now that bit is out of the way. The song is catchy and should get her on the radio, get across her personality (and the video if done right will cement it even further), and give her a chance to delve deeper into the persona she’s trying to create with subsequent singles. All Idol debut singles get called generic because there is no time for these people to develop a signature sound. At all. Labels try to give them songs that will fit into the current pop landscape while capturing the general musical personality of the singer. It is usually up to the idol to infuse some personality through their vocals, or just sing the snot out of it in such an impressive fashion that people notice, IMO. That’s all you can expect out of this process, really. I think this song succeeds at that, but YMMV.

    so much truth…I mean Kradison have only been working on these albums since the tour started.

  • butte009

    This was…. not really what I would normally listen to. My daughter asked if Allison was trying to be like Paramore – I have no idea. I don’t listen to them… yet.

    For me the song sounded like something Kelly would have sung. Too pop-ish for my “rock”.

    Someone mentioned Flyleaf upstream…. I like Flyleaf a lot. :)

    Not my thing, but I’m hoping she has success anyways.

  • readon

    Just chiming in with many others. It’s sounds like Disney Rock to me. It is age appropirate. It sets to appeal to the teen demograhphic. It could be a big hit for Allison. I don’t hate it. At first listen, I don’t like it as much as ‘Party in the USA”. Just not as much fun.

    That being said, I was expecting something different. I didn’t expect teeny bopper music. However, I agree with other posters that this may grow her fan base and allow her to sing the songs that the AI fans loved her to sing.

    Congratulations, Jive. I think you’ve got some cash coming in. I agree with Jim C., this song did not take advantage of the fact that Allison can saang. This will sell, but it is safe and generic.

  • JohnM

    butte009: My daughter asked if Allison was trying to be like Paramore

    Well, I don’t know what Allison was trying to be like, but Max Martin / Jive certainly weren’t trying to be like Paramore.

    I have no idea. I don’t listen to them’ ¦ yet.

    You should. Riot is an excellent album. (I’ve only listened to their new album a couple of times, so I’m not sure how I’d rate it yet.)

  • Cheetara86

    aww MFB:

    kokoki ok, @Allison4Realzzz…ur new tune, “friday i’ll be over u”…damn, that’s a pretty freakin’ good milkshake!** -vincent vega
    5 minutes ago from TweetDeck

    kokoki @Allison4Realzzz seriously…it’s awesome…i’ve listened to it twice…but just so u don’t get a big head i’ll still silly string u.

    and melinda:

    # Clarification: Happy for @Allison4Realzzz because she released a wonderful single today! Go Allison Iraheta!!!!30 minutes ago from TweetDeck

    # So happy for @Allison4Realzzz31 minutes ago from TweetDeck

  • Rub

    The “oh its horrible what they did to her voice” complaints will be taken care once we see/hear a live version of this song.

    It is what it is. It’s Jive, pop, commercial, idol rushed records(Tinawina) and at the end of the day, it’s a business. Some of us had expected this the minute she signed with Jive of all labels.

    It wasn’t going to be a shot in the arm in the world of rock n’ roll like Appetite For Destruction did for my generation. As a band GnR wrote great music, rocked the club scene with Axl’s wailing vocals and Slash’s signature serpentine guitar shreds, consequently attracting major labels and producers. They signed with Geffen records with complete control of their music written by themselves and tweaked by Mike Clink(producer). Result: game changing rock music.

    For Allison this course is the best case scenario at 17. With no band of her own, nor material and sound of her own, I say she’s gonna do alright. The industry has changed and 19E is Allison’s friend. I love this song btw. Can’t wait for the rest and checking out a live version.

  • Q3

    If Allison wants to sell records, she’s going to put our pop songs. I may hate it but it’s really. Female rock stars are rare; and they have almost vanished in the past 15 years.

    Here’s my list of female rock singers with “rock cred”. Most are pre-1985, and the few that had mainstream hits did it with pop or pop-rock songs. The biggest exception is Pat Benetar who had a #1 album that was sold rock — in 1981. [I love Allison but she is not Pat Benetar.]

    1. Janis Joplan (Big Brother & Holding Company)
    2. Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders)
    3. Pat Benetar
    4. Patti Smith
    5. Courtney Love
    6. Grace Slick
    7. Bonnie Raitt
    8. Joan Jett
    9. Gwen Stefani (early No Doubt)
    10. Linda Ronstadt
    11. Anne Lenox
    12. Debbie Harry
    13. Stevie Nicks
    14. Nancy & Ann Wilson (early pre-pop Heart)

    I think Pink has been successful commercial and has industry credibility but her big hits like “So What” are pop songs.

  • Cheetara86

    She is also working with Howard Benson…so we will probably see some heavier stuff from that collaboration

  • monte

    I like the song and it’s as good as the other songs that sound just like it on the radio. Should be a hit with the tweens. I’m not into teeny bopper pop music so I won’t buy it but I suspect her target audience will and they buy a lot of music. So far we have two singles from the Idols that are radio friendly but nothing out of the ordinary. I am hoping that Adam’s single is more exciting than what we have seen so far.

  • jpfan

    Even the biggest Idol stars (Kelly Clarkson) have trouble when they try to break out of the format 19 sets for them. I honestly can’t think of anyone who changed up the sound that much from their first album. (Of course, this is only one song on Allison’s album so the other stuff may be more “mature”.)

  • Cheetara86

    Even the biggest Idol stars (Kelly Clarkson) have trouble when they try to break out of the format 19 sets for them. I honestly can’t think of anyone who changed up the sound that much from their first album. (Of course, this is only one song on Allison’s album so the other stuff may be more ‘mature’ .)

    I don’t know…I can see her branching out a little if she gets a 2nd album…Not go full rock, but put in a little more rock sound in it

  • Rub

    Cheetara86, working with Benson sounds promising.

    jpfanFor those who think Allison’s sound will change on later albums, don’t count on it. Usually they stick with a formula and if it sells, they just keep repeating it. Allison could do this type of pop for years if it works.

    You never know. The label might be a little more liberal with Allison. She can also finish out her contract and sign a new one on her terms. Possibly with a different label.

    Look, we all know what she’s capable at her tender age. Her voice is something else, you really can’t put your finger on it, or compare it to any other vocalist. The sky is the limit for her.

  • luvadamlambert

    PLANO MILEY CYRUS CONPARISONS.Allison is too good tave her name I’m he same sentence as…;(

  • luvadamlambert

    I hate my iPod right now.that was supposed to be pleaseno

  • PRMari

    PLANO MILEY CYRUS CONPARISONS.Allison is too good tave her name I’m he same sentence as’ ¦;(

    Her age can’t let her get away from it though. Just wait until she does this live…

  • LindaT

    I think this is a good start for Allison. The song is really catchy, and I particularly like the chorus — I’ve been humming it all afternoon. I think I actually like this better than Kris’ single …
    **ducks flying shoes**
    … and, yes I do like Kris, but LLWD is just okay for me, dawg.

  • CindyM

    Cheetera, where did you get the info about the itunes release? Can you link it?

  • Cheetara86

    aww Tim:

    timstewart1 #FridayIllBeOverU is the shiiiiiit! so excited for @Allison4realzzz… sounds great lil buddy… still kickin ur ass tho… haha 3 minutes ago from web

    the MFB loves it <3

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/818e524d5f2e07b8e1e4584941c5979e.png tinawina

    Even the biggest Idol stars (Kelly Clarkson) have trouble when they try to break out of the format 19 sets for them. I honestly can’t think of anyone who changed up the sound that much from their first album. (Of course, this is only one song on Allison’s album so the other stuff may be more ‘mature’ .)

    I actually think Kelly changed it up drastically from album 1 to album 2. It was all still pop of course, but she went from Sassy pop/r&b & ballad girl next door to bitter ex girlfriend pop/rock sexy girl next door. LOL. So I can see Allison getting more of a rock edge as time goes on, but staying pop radio friendly.

  • JohnM

    Rub: It’s Jive, pop, commercial, idol rushed records(Tinawina) and at the end of the day, it’s a business. Some of us had expected this the minute she signed with Jive of all labels.

    Yup.

    Q3: I love Allison but she is not Pat Benetar.

    Nope — she’s better! :-D Pat Benatar was (maybe still is?) a fantastic singer — I think probably anyone would say that she was a better technical singer than Allison is at 17 — but she didn’t have all those soulful characteristics that make me melt into a puddle when Allison turns it loose.

  • Cheetara86
  • Jae

    I think Alli has a hit. If this is a good idea of what her album will be like, I think she is set. I am not a teen and I would totally down load this.

  • alaadam

    I like the song and will buy it but if I hear “catchy” one more time, I’m gonna screammm!!!

  • Cheetara86

    aww Dave:

    kokoki @timstewart1 ya dude, we need to keep @Allison4realzzz aka “el pequeà ±o trueno rojo” in check! #FridayIllBeOverU is great tho huh?

    the little red thunder= el pequeno trueno rojo

    timstewart1@kokoki yeah it really is man… i’m excited for her…#FridayIllBeOverU5 minutes ago from web in reply to kokoki

    The MFB really love allison :))

  • FolkFan

    I’m not quite sure what to make of that song. I definitely don’t think that I’m the target audience for it. But if it popped up on my radio station, I probably wouldn’t be annoyed by it, so I guess that’s something.

  • oceanarose

    I ran this song by my test audience of my 9 year-old daughter and our friend’s 12 year-old daughter and they both loved it. I would also listen to this with my daughter. Not many artist and songs I can say that about. I think we will be buying and sharing a CD for the first time.

  • readon

    Well at least Adam, Allison, and Kris should not be competing for the same market. I don’t expect Adam’s music to be anything like these first two releases. With 2 out of 3 being just okay, maybe I should lower my expectations on Adam’s release.

  • Cheetara86

    I ran this song by my test audience of my 9 year-old daughter and our friend’s 12 year-old daughter and they both loved it. I would also listen to this with my daughter. Not many artist and songs I can say that about. I think we will be buying and sharing a CD for the first time.

    Yeah, I ran this by my cousins (ages 13 and 16) and they also love it. They want it on their Ipod. Plus, my father was actually bobbing his head to the music singing “Oh yeah” haha

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Valilac1 VAlilac

    Quick Hits: mtvU Woodie Awards, DJ AM, Lady Gaga, Christina Milian & The-Dream, Our Lady Peace, Puddle Of Mudd, Method Man, Allison Iraheta

    October 5, 2009

    http://www.fmqb.com/article.asp?id=1531677

  • Tess

    Realism….

    Allison came in fourth on American Idol…she is 17…she really had little “professional” experience so is a virtual newbie…and she is now releasing a single and an album. The girl must be thrilled beyond belief. If either her single or her album goes gold this girl will have moved way beyond expectations. That is my goal for her and that is what I’ll base her success level on. Now she has a year to prove herself.

  • adamisthemanfan

    Well, I am no longer a teen myself…and I like the song and my little sister who just turned 11 loved it! So there you go. I hope that it does become a hit because she is talented and she deserves it. We have all seen her potential and know she is a great singer, but its unrealistic to think that a label like Jive would market her as the next Janis Joplin at the mere age of 17…if she would sing with Janis’s intensity at this age all the time in a few years her voice would deteriorate…
    her voice may possess the necessarily soulfulness and grittiness but she hasn’t gone through enough life experiences to sing songs like cry Baby (in the context of the competition it was valid because it was a singing competition and the contestants were expected to do covers but in real life it wouldn’t be honest)…she needs to grow and mature first as a human being in order to make it believable… she got slack for that on Idol and imho I think because she didnt have enough fans her age that voted for her is why she didn’t win (she’s my favorite after Adam)…plus, she does need to target an audience her own age that will grow along with her…in other words she needs to now step out of the idol bubble..
    we already know she can sing those songs, she’s got nothing to prove anymore….now the real competition begins and its ultimately the one she has to succeed in…becoming a viable recording artist is key to a long-term career…besides I’m sure not all the songs on the album are like this single…they prob just wanted something catchy and upbeat to get everyone’s attention and I think, hopefully that will happen…
    Edit: NVM I just read it would be available for radio airplay 2morrow and available for download on itunes the 20th

  • PRMari

    I like the song and will buy it but if I hear ‘catchy’  one more time, I’m gonna screammm!!!

    It’s just so cat……..an earworm :)

    one thing is kinda confusing me though, what exactly did this ‘premiere’  account for? Can the song be played on the radio now or not yet?

    According to some blog (link posted above) the song goes to radio tomorrow and iTunes in October 20th. We’ll see if the information is reliable.

  • adamisthemanfan

    PRMari: yes thank you…I got it LOL should have looked at that before.

  • PRMari

    That blog also says she’ll be working with Howard Benson but that’s the first I hear about it. Still, this person must have gotten these dates and information from somewhere, so I guess there’s something to it.

  • Kanadie Bonttell

    Give up for Allison….and only 17…right on! For what it is worth, like it much better than Kris’ first single, but Allison’s tune appeals more to my hooky pop tastes!

  • Cheetara86

    Allison4Realzzz @kokoki hahaha thanks man… And I’m still kickin’ your ass… Or maybe I’ll just tickle you…

    haha mfb vs allison in a tickle fight haha.gif

    Allison4Realzzz @timstewart1 aww thanks man. And no I’m afraid IM still kicking YOUR ass!!! half a minute ago from Echofon

  • Cheetara86

    allison4realzzzRT @kokoki@timstewart1 hahahah what the hell?? “el pequeà ±o trueno rojo” .. Tiny red thunder??? Ima kill you guys!!!half a minute ago from Echofon

    haha

  • Jupi

    I just listened to the full version and I LOVE it. I really think it’ll turn out to be a huge hit

  • iluvai

    I had my 14 year old listen to this. I left the room for a minute or so and came back. I asked her what she thought of it. She said, “I really like it…. I love it. I want to buy it. I really like it.” That means my 9 year old will love it too.

    Great song for Allison!

  • Cheetara86

    I had my 14 year old listen to this. I left the room for a minute or so and came back. I asked her what she thought of it. She said, ‘I really like it’ ¦. I love it. I want to buy it. I really like it.’  That means my 9 year old will love it too.

    See, I like hearing the opinions from the teens and pre teens. Really get a sense of Allison’s demographic and if they would like it.

  • TAD

    For me, the problem is not the song itself or pop versus rock. I don’t hate the song. It does not bother me at all if they want to keep Allison in the pop genre as opposed to a rock genre. The problem I have is that if you are not told ahead of time that this is Allison, you cannot tell it is her singing. Her unique voice is completely missing in the song. IMO, Allison’s voice is what makes her special and I want to hear that voice, no matter what type of song it is.

  • unique28v

    The problem I have is that if you are not told ahead of time that this is Allison, you cannot tell it is her singing. Her unique voice is completely missing in the song. IMO, Allison’s voice is what makes her special and I want to hear that voice, no matter what type of song it is.

    Yeah. Thats my problem with the song too. But thats the general problem with music nowadays. Everything is “catchy” and “mainstream”, which normally equals generic.

  • PRMari

    I think one of the possible issues people may have with this song is that we aren’t used to her singing in her higher register that much and this song has a lot of that but it I can definitely hear her distinctive voice in there, specially during the last part of the song.

  • Cheetara86

    I think one of the possible issues people may have with this song is that we aren’t used to her singing in her higher register that much and this song has a lot of that but it I can definitely hear her distinctive voice in there, specially during the last part of the song.

    very true…

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Call me a teenaged twit, but I lurve the song. I can tell it’s Allie, and I don’t mind the vocal tweaks. I’m guessing she’ll sound different on some of the other songs on the album. I think it’s a great first single and will establish her well in the market. Jive knows what they are doing.

    And I’ve seen comments about how she doesn’t sound like she did on the show. Well, she had to sing covers on the show. Same with Jordin and Archie. Nothing they ever did on the show was remotely similar to “Tattoo” or “Crush.” I personally prefer this song to both of those.

    The key is to get new fans and fit into what’s hot now. Nothing more, nothing less.

    Of course, I love me some Le Tigre, and I see some similarities. ;-P

  • Finn

    I’m listening to Allison’s and Kris’s new single while I’m reading and I’m liking each of them more and more. I would just like to change a few lyrics in each of them. Still, I think I’m really going to enjoy these on my playlist. Yay! I really wanted to like them!

  • iluvai

    The problem I have is that if you are not told ahead of time that this is Allison, you cannot tell it is her singing. Her unique voice is completely missing in the song. IMO, Allison’s voice is what makes her special and I want to hear that voice, no matter what type of song it is.

    I heard Allison’s voice–are you kidding me?. The song suits her and will garner her a larger fan base. She will move on and sing more mature songs eventually. But she is still a kid. Great song for her!!!!!

  • cheese

    I finally got a chance to listen to the whole thing and I really like it. My almost 12-year-old loves it. Allison loves P!nk. This is like a 17-year-old’s version of So What, which was pretty successful, IIRC.

  • deez

    While It’s not really what I envisioned her doing, I like it more, the more I hear it. The same was true with LLWD. I think this will register more with the younger audience than Kris’s single will…which is a good thing for Allison. Her personality seems infectious and I think it shows here…thumbs up!

  • Truthiness

    With 2 out of 3 being just okay, maybe I should lower my expectations on Adam’s release.

    Yes you should. Not sure if this is your first AI season, but this is exactly what people like myself talk about when they say that 19E releases blandized version of the contestants. So yes, lowered expectations for the single and album is always very wise as far as I’m concerned.

    But again, I like this song, though I do think that Allison’s voice isn’t as recognizable as I would like it to be. And it’s not just that it’s a higher register, it’s that they’ve taken away a lot of the character that I associate with Allison’s voice and made it more generic. I couldn’t really tell if this was her or Kelly if I wasn’t told first. But it’s what I expect given the current music market and 19E, and yeah, holding out hope that I really like at least 2 songs on her album, which is about all I expect from any AI album.

  • Cheetara86

    Well, I heard a new song that supposedly allison recorded..its pretty dark.

  • jga94

    It’s okay…not really my type.The song kindof gave me the Sk8ter Boi/Girlfriend-Avril Lavigne vibe…very teenage/pre-teen pop rockish(meaning this is more pop than rock).It’s okay…but I think Alison will eventually (probably after a few more albums) branch out to real rock because I think she’s capable of it.

    And I do think that the edginess of her voice is sort of downplayed here…idk if its the production or maybe it’s just the song because it is very pop.

  • matkojapan

    It’s growing on me. Hate the intro though and totally over produced.

    But then again I hated Light on but loved the rest of cooks album.

    This is probably a smart move for her career but I was hoping for something more along the lines of “Live Wire” by Motley Crue.

    It will be a hit as long as they market it correctly.

    Good job Alli!!

  • ozarka

    Jason’s 14-year old sister likes it…

    TheJackieCastro
    : I think im really gonna like Allison Iraheta’s album! Didn’t watch much idol last season…thanks @allih0liczzz for showing me that song! :D

  • sr4mjc

    Is Allison still recording? If I can decipher her tweets, she’s eating burritos, playing with her dogs and sleeping until 1 pm. ??

  • PRMari

    Yes she’s still recording. She recorded just last week. Those tweets were only for Saturday and Sunday, two days of the entire week. I think the girl deserves a break and some rest. We can’t really tell from her tweets what her schedule is like for the rest of the week.

    Oh and she’s not eatig burritos, Burrito is the name of her parrot.

  • JohnM

    PRMari: Oh and she’s not eatig burritos, Burrito is the name of her parrot.

    Well, maybe she’s eating burritos too — just hopefully not that particular Burrito! ;-)

  • Tess

    Just listened to Ali’s single again and I just realized why people say they can’t tell it’s her…… you can understand every word she sings. The mumbly Allison is gone.. guess she’s been taking all those diction lessons that everyone says she needed all season [said with total sarcasm]. Those pesky bottom braces are probably gone for the duration of the recording sessions. Good for her.

    And if peeps can’t tell this is Allison (the first line contains that soulfull chesty sound that is very her) then they probably didn’t listen well.

  • sammi

    I don’t like it. =( Allison was my favorite contestant this year, but this is more pop than rock to me. I just don’t care for it but don’t like this style of music. But I hope she has lots of success with it. The younger peeps will like it. Hopefully there will be some stuff on her album I will like.

  • LaurelG

    So, one of the headlines over at AOL is “Ex-‘Idol’ Takes Swipe at Show – Claims Contest Isn’t About Singing” … and links to the Popeater interview.

    Jeez. One stray remark and it’s not even about the new single anymore. Well, maybe people who wouldn’t have otherwise clicked on the article will now go there and sample the music too.

  • JohnM

    Tess: Just listened to Ali’s single again and I just realized why people say they can’t tell it’s her’ ¦’ ¦ you can understand every word she sings. The mumbly Allison is gone.

    LOL — I understood just about every word she sang all season (not that it mattered much at all), but there’s some stuff in the single that I haven’t understood yet!

  • oceana

    Very overproduced, but I like it. And why is it so important to understand every word? Half the songs I love I don’t understand half the words. Let’s not put unreasonable demands on the idols. We hold them up to such magnifying glasses unlike the other music we listen to.

    It’s not bad at all. It’s pretty damn good. It could be a hit. I’m pleased. She’s going to be a star. I can’t believe people are worrying about the next cd, and this one isn’t even out yet. LOL. There’s no way to predict that far ahead. One thing at a time.

  • carolinacharms

    Lovely 80’s-inspired retro. Great hook. I think the kids will eat it up like fruit jello on a summer’s eve.

  • JohnM

    oceana: And why is it so important to understand every word? Half the songs I love I don’t understand half the words. Let’s not put unreasonable demands on the idols. We hold them up to such magnifying glasses unlike the other music we listen to.

    Exactamundo! I don’t even know what most of my favorite songs are about, even when I can sing them word-for-word — or should I say sound-for-phonetic-sound. Heck, a lot of my favorite songs don’t even have words!

    I got really sick of that I-can’t-understand-her stuff during the season, because as I said, she was understandable and it doesn’t matter that much anyway when the music is so darn great.

  • PRMari

    According to her official site, Allison is also working with Howard Benson. We had some idea but didn’t know it was official, I guess now it is.

  • GetaFINclue

    Sounds like an Ashley Simpson song, sounds nothing like Allison.

  • lashes3699

    Well, I just played it for my 10 year old son and a group of his friends that are at my house…the group consists of 10 and 11 year old boys and girls and they LOVED! it!! The girls were dancing around and now my son is humming the chorus! Mission accomplished! I think it is a perfect song for the tween and teen set! It will be a big hit due to this demographic!!

  • PRMari

    My 15 year old niece LOVED it, so there you go.

  • alli lurker

    AWESOME, FUN SONG! I’m seriously addicted…

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  • oceana

    John, you said it. :)

  • oceana

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/2009/10/06/2009-10-06_american_idol_runnerup_alison_iraheta_the_real_snarling_deal_on_new_single.html

    thanks, that’s a good review of Allison’s single! I love how they mentioned her p.o.’ed attitude, that does make the song, lots of attitude, love the line “Friday I’ll be over you.”

  • ppwars

    GAWD! The TEENS keep asking me to play the song. {as if the song isn’t playing in my earphones every so often while I work here} .

  • PRMari

    Her MySpace and official site are now streaming the song.

    http://www.myspace.com/allisoniraheta

    http://www.allisoniraheta.com

  • ppwars

    I have this thing on cd now (burned) playing on a fancy system. Doubters, rejoice: it is unbelievably GREAT. POWERFUL. Alli’s voice is key in it. Great dance song, or as was said: headbanging if you choose. The production is great and will definitely take the appeal way beyond boppers.

  • justjude

    YAY, ALLISON!!!!!! I do like this song. I predict many will have it’s chorus looping over and over in our heads. Also very danceable.
    Pink is who she would like to work with and is a very worthy artist for her to look to. Just personally, for me, I would really like to see her do more than pop rock(appropriate for her age) and eventually move a little closer to harder ROCK as she matures.
    SO ROCK ON……BG…!!!!!