After the surprising, prolonging success of "Super Bass", Nicki Minaj sets out to charm us on her next single from Pink Friday, "Fly", which happens to feature one of the best talents in music today (Rihanna). Many other singles from Pink Friday haven't had the success that "Super Bass" was blessed with, however. Does "Fly" have the talent needed for another Nicki Minaj hit? The review's in the full article!
Do you remember the B.O.B. and Hayley Williams single "Airplanes"? Last year's hit and "Fly" have more in common with each other than just a high-flying title. They are both strong songs with simple choruses and powerful verses. Generally, it would be a good thing to be compared to a song as excellent as "Airplanes" - and that's exactly the case we have here, as "Fly" manages to blow me out of the park.
If you know me, you know that I can't stand Nicki Minaj's general rapping, partly due to her tone and partly due to her nonsensical rhyming schemes. However, "Fly" was written better than any other single release from Minaj to date, and it shows here; if someone would like to challenge me on that, feel free to do so. The lyrics are written wonderfully, and Minaj rarely repeats herself in an annoying fashion.
I'm going to make a pretty bold prediction here, and say that "Fly" is definitely going to become a #1 hit on Billboard, not to mention my chart. This song not only has the potential to become this year's "Airplanes", but could very well end up being this year's "Love the Way You Lie", and should be a shoo-in for "Song of the Year" nomination honors at the Grammys in 2012.