Adam Lambert's first single "For Your Entertainment"

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Nov 01, 2009 4:51 AM GMT
    Just curious what everyone thinks of "For Your Entertainment", Adam's first single from his debut album due in November. I think it's incredibly catchy and hits the right balance between pop and dance -- radio should embrace it fully -- I predict it will be his first of many smash #1 hits to come.

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    Not sure if I am as crazy about the theme song from the upcoming "2012" movie soundtrack called "Time For Miracles", but I'm sure it will grow in me. Cool that he got the theme song for the movie though.




  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 01, 2009 4:54 AM GMT
    Probably not something I'd look for, however if it were playing, I'd listen to it.
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    Nov 01, 2009 1:14 PM GMT
    Nice, lyrically a bit repetitive though.
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    Nov 01, 2009 1:19 PM GMT
    it's candy pop in the vein of lady gaga, madonna, brittany, etc...my gay genes can't help but love it....lol....
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    Nov 01, 2009 1:44 PM GMT
    I'm normally into harder edged music than this, but, just like any other warm blooded gay man, I can't help but like Adam Lambert. He was robbed of the first place American Idol title by all the homophobes voting against him... but that's a different subject.

    I knew he wasn't going to be "rock" per se, but I had expected pop with a little harder edge- like Pink- and this is pure commercially generated bubble gum pop. He probably had no creative control over that song at all. I'm sure this will be blowing up the dance floors at the gay clubs, and it is catchy and I could bounce to it, but hopefully there will be other album cuts that are more adventurous.


    Honestly, I like the 2012 song better than the 1st single. It shows off his vocal talents a lot better. It's more of a rock "power ballad" feel. Could even be country with a different mix. Now that would be sick if he could cross over into country and be the first gay man on the country charts.

    Bottom line is, he is an out gay singer, and these songs are surefire hits. That makes me feel really happy!
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    Nov 01, 2009 1:55 PM GMT
    is he retaining water?

    it's a meh song..
  • creature

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    Nov 01, 2009 2:04 PM GMT
    Meh. These two songs don't do anything for me. That's nothing against Adam the person — the singer, but as the first single to his first album, I suggest they pick a more distinctive song and sound. It comes across as a generic Britney song that wouldn't have been a single.

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    Oh damnit! LilTanker already said the word "meh."
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    Nov 01, 2009 3:07 PM GMT
    I liked it. His voice / range is impressive. I like guys (singers) who can belt. This song has a lot of dubbing, so doing it live would be different - unless he worked with the track...........or unless he asked me to do the harmony with him! I also liked the melody - - that is what I listen critically to the first time I hear a new number - and then I focus on the lyric. This showcases his range and talent.
  • Celticmusl

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    Nov 01, 2009 3:26 PM GMT
    I give the first single it's third "meh". I actually wish it sounded more like Brittany Spears, at least her songs always have that hook you can't get out of your mind......go to the restroom, hit your head on the sink....and your still singing "1, 2, 3 Peter Paul and Marie".... Also, his voice sounded altered. I guess I just expect something better from someone who is vocally talented.

    I like the Time For Miracles song a little bit better.
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    Nov 01, 2009 3:30 PM GMT
    From an 'ol timer' I have to say I'm impressed with his raw talent and have to say I like listening to his rich voice. I to think he's got a great future
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    Nov 01, 2009 3:31 PM GMT
    Not liking it much. Talking about new music, I like Leona Lewis's new single called HAPPY. Great video with gorgeous people. But thats not what this forum topic is about, so I wont post a video and I'll stop. icon_razz.gif
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    Nov 01, 2009 3:46 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidis he retaining water?

    it's a meh song..


    he does look rather puffy.... not a fan of the song though
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    Nov 01, 2009 3:47 PM GMT
    Uhg, I hate it when talented people put out sappy crappy cookie-cutter pop bullshit. The song is waste of his talent. It's the typical formula of broody angst ridden melancholy with a nauseatingly treacle sweet subtext of hope and love. Which by themselves are great lyric fodder, but this is just the flip side to bubblegum pop. Simply awful. Then again, he is making money, so good for him.
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    Nov 01, 2009 4:01 PM GMT
    For his sake, I hope he's putting most of his earnings into a savings account. He'll be needing it in about 5 years.
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    Nov 01, 2009 4:26 PM GMT
    Tapper saidFor his sake, I hope he's putting most of his earnings into a savings account. He'll be needing it in about 5 years.



    i dont think he's going to fade away like the rest did he's probably gunna be bigger than the winner is. He's different, i dont really like him, but ill admit he's got voice.
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    Nov 01, 2009 4:53 PM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite saidUhg, I hate it when talented people put out sappy crappy cookie-cutter pop bullshit. The song is waste of his talent. It's the typical formula of broody angst ridden melancholy with a nauseatingly treacle sweet subtext of hope and love. Which by themselves are great lyric fodder, but this is just the flip side to bubblegum pop. Simply awful. Then again, he is making money, so good for him.
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    I agree with you that it's a bit cookie cutter, but having worked in talent management in the music industry, I understand why they played it safe for this first single and went with something that CHR/TOP 40 radio will embrace, and can also be remixed as a dance single for the clubs. You can bet that Adam will be delivering edgier fare as he moves deeper into the first CD with other singles, but out of the box they needed something that was more mainstream to get radio on their side from the get-go.

    I whole-heartedly disagree with Tapper's assessment that Adam will be washed up in 5 years. If he can handle the fame, and the pressure that comes with success, he will probably be one of the biggest artists to emerge from the American Idol franchise.