Post by All I want for Xmas is an NM#1 on Feb 20, 2016 21:00:07 GMT 1
Yeah it's easy to forget about "Love Will Build A Bridge". Also that Madonna only had 2, Kylie only had one right at the very beginning of the decade, Whitney's massively long-running #1 was her only one of the 90s and Celine Dion also had just 2 albeit they were both million-sellers.
(reposting something I wrote somewhere else a couple of years ago, and still stand by)
This is capable, confident, convincing, and reasonably strong. What it isn’t (and, to be fair, few record are) is magical, outstanding or breathtaking. The beat propels the song forward aggressively, the production, and of course Cher’s charismatic performance all give it substance and appeal. And yes, the robotic autotune does add a certain something. But….it gets tiring on repeated listening. It doesn’t touch deeply like “I Found Someone” did – to single out another of her big hits from an earlier welcome return to public presence. This is agreeable enough, but not incredibly special. 7
I was a more Heart Of Stone Cher album fan, than Believe. I loved it and bought the single at the time. Would I listen to it now - probably not, I actually preferred D'ove L'amour. But it certainly stood out from the crowd at the time. 8 for me.
Post by ThorneyHolly on Feb 27, 2016 9:16:30 GMT 1
I thought it was an incredible and brave record when I first heard it and knew almost straight away that it would be massive but so much Air play it really started to grate too much and I couldnt listen to it, I was djing student nights at the time and did play it through gritted teeth.
Like many others I prefer the late 80s Cher all those power ballads . And I think Gypsies, tramps and thieves is a magical song one of the first songs I remember hearing on the radio and loving.
This just reminds me of the cheesy bars we used to find ourselves in before proper clubbing began. It's just a bit too euro-dance for me - one of my most hated genres. However it has a slight catchiness to it and does have nostalgic value. 3/10
Best Cher song for me : Love & Understanding (1991)
I really liked Cher in the late 80s/early 90s, songs like I Found Someone, Save Up All Your Tears, If I Could Turn Back Time, when she was kinda soft-rock ala Bon Jovi. Believe is ok-ish and overplayed, but I like it that she totally re-invented herself and went from rock chick to disco diva 6/10 for me