-A.S. Two titans go head to head in this match up of number one seeds. You have Zack’s original pick to win it all (before he flip flopped) in “American Boy”, and the biggest song from one of the biggest musical acts in the world right now in “Lollipop.” Which one will you send on to the championship?
On December - 30 - 2008
~Z.T.~ There’s a difference between a popular song and a catchy song. If we were having a most popular contest, Lil Wayne would win in a landslide. but we’re talking about catchy. Andy’s going to tell you how you can sing along to “Lollipop.” No shit. You can sing along to anything with words. “American” Boy is a powerhouse. Estelle and Kanye play off each other with their sultry verses, building up to the monster hook and, unlike “Lollipop,” it’s not a one-trick pony. It gets better as it goes without a dull second. Andy’s brother Rob challenged me to whistle “American Boy” while other music was playing. I succeeded a lot better than Andy did with his “you have three guesses” joke you’ll read in a couple paragraphs.
-A.S. Zack’s argument against “Lollipop” all December Madness long has been that you cannot sing along to it. FALSE. Saturday night at the United Center I personally witnessed 18,000 people from every walk of life singing every last word of the song. Everybody from the usher in our section to the row of middle school girls with braces behind us uttered the lyrics in their entirety. Although, I’m not sure if they knew what all the words meant or not.
An artist’s catchiest song is usually the song that they play to close out their set. It’s the song that keeps everyone in their seats until the very end. Anybody want to guess what song Weezy closed his set with? I’ll give you three guesses, and the first two don’t count. That’s right, “Lollipop.”