By Justin Ray
There are important elements to a hit song like a beat that will bring you out of your seat and a bass line that will cause you to make a funky face. However one of the most important parts of a song is the vocals. Sometimes a song that should have been a hit will lose its thunder because of a singer who can’t match the flavor. The beat can be Hot as hell but paired with the wrong singer the whole track can become a dud. Take a look at these songs that would sound better if someone else recorded the vocals.
In an attempt to ride off of Lil Jon’s s success, Amerie recruited the master of crunk to produce the title track of her sophomore album. “Touch” had all the makings of a club banger—a high energy beat, catchy chorus and seductive attitude—but it lacked one fundamental element: a voice to match it. Unfortunately Amerie is too adorable to convincingly sing Hot songs. She makes baby kittens look like mole rats. In the song, the R&B songstress coos, “I know you think I’m a good girl,” but that’s the thing, we know she’s a good girl: not only did she sing the cute hit “Why Don’t We Fall In Love,” she graduated from Georgetown University majoring in, of all things, English Literature. She’s the definition of the girl next door. The track needed someone less cupcake and more vixen like Teairra Mari.