This week, I'll be highlighting a few divas' songs that are going to (likely) be future hits. The first of those is Rihanna's "Cheers (Drink to That)", which also uses part of Avril Lavigne from her hit song "I'm With You". However, should you be drinking to this song? Read on to find out!
It's no secret that Rihanna's been having trouble producing hit singles from Loud after "S&M" became her third huge hit from the album. The two most recent single releases from the album, "California King Bed" and "Man Down", have both bombed compared to what we're used to seeing from her. Sadly enough, though, the success of Loud hasn't dwindled due to poor marketing and strategizing - rather, it has to do with the lack of hit songs on the album, and "Cheers" is a great example of this.
"Cheers" isn't a horrible song, in the sense that it is nice to listen to and carries strong meaning. However, it fails to capitalize on any major necessity to having a hit in the music business today. The pace of the song isn't fast enough to be fun to dance to in a club, and isn't slow enough to make a person stop and reflect on the song. Also, the high point of the song happens to be a swear word (B**tard, to be exact), and would have to bleeped out on most radio stations.
In closing, this song doesn't have the essentials to be a good hit - which is really disappointing, considering Rihanna's recent missteps. If I were Rihanna, I would work on producing another song with StarGate, and quick.