Single Review: Break Your Heart by Taio Cruz feat. Ludacris

Posted: May 30, 2010 in Single Reviews, The Music Reviews
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The single originally meant to be sung by Cheryl Cole (now known as Cheryl Tweedy after she  dropped the Cole surname according to reports) for her 3 Words album has been making some intense waves in the U.S charts as it has reigned the Billboard Hot 100 for one time and is currently sitting on the charts for 13 weeks now. The original U.K release is something that I really loved for its infectiousness. The U.S release, which now has rapper Ludacris as a collaborator, aims to duplicate the brilliance that its UK predecessor had. Was it successful though? Let me put my thoughts about it then.

Cruz’ auto-tuned vocals perfectly fit the song. At times, auto-tuning makes the quality of the song even worse but in this case, it all contributes to the brilliance that the song proudly possesses. The slick production values for the song absolutely turned the track into a stunning club banger though it does feel a bit generic in some aspects. Ludacris’ appearance is something the U.S audience would like but it was a little bit unnecessary.

What we get overall is an impressive product coming from Taio Cruz. The U.S version is indeed successful in duplicating the brilliance its U.K counterpart had. The cheese flows in the track but who cares? Break Your Heart is infectious, catchy, and very chart-friendly. What’s not to love?

Genre: Pop
Date Released: September 13, 2009 (U.K)/February 25, 2010 (U.S)
Label: Island Records/Mercury Records

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