Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Ninguém me pode impedir


The debut album of Portuguese singer FF (his stage name, which comes from his real name, Fernando Fernandes) was a big success, selling triple platinum in two months and inspiring a live album released later that year. Perhaps no one should have been surprised at his success, though, seeing as he came from a TV series that had spawned numerous other successful singing careers. Morangos com Açúcar (Strawberries with Sugar) is a telenovela (soap opera) for children and teenagers. In its fourth season, the show has also served as a launching pad for the groups D'ZRT and 4Taste (with those names, they sound like they should be X Factor rejects) and Patricia Candoso, among others. His second album is due to come out relatively soon, I think.

Tudo o que quero--the album's second single. The best part here is the chorus, catchy in a mid-tempo sort of way, but the beginning is decently interesting, as the song's creator opted for something other than the frothiness you might expect. Still, it's just a light sweet song overall, and that's something I have no problem with--I really like it. I wouldn't be surprised if it was a cover (or if someone covers it in the future) as it's the sort of song that could easily be passed around to different artists, but I've never heard any other versions of it. Update: huge thanks to an anonymous commenter for pointing out that it's a cover of K-otic's song "Crying"...I feel really silly because I own that CD and everything and never made the connection, but I'm so glad to know now :)

To buy FF's debut album, Eu Aqui, check iTunes; for example, if you live in the U.S., go here. Alternatively, you can buy it from this digital music store; you'll have to search for "FF."

Next up: a Mexican duo.

P.S. I took a break from this post to watch American Idol; I won't go into details since the UK won't get the episode until later, but tonight's show reminded me of why I'm so excited to hear an album from Blake and why he shouldn't go further in the competition. I've really not been this pleased with a final three for quite some time, if ever!

Edit: Enrique Iglesias is on Dancing With The Stars right now. Reminder: "Do You Know (The Ping Pong Song)" is one of the best songs of the whole year, maybe the best. I'm just waiting for it to flop in the U.S. (if it defies my expectations and does well, it will quite possibly make my year). It's sooo uber-cute!

8 comments:

J'ason D'luv said...

I still haven't heard Enrique's new song! I think it's just 'cause I keep missing it when it's on folks' blogs, etc. Maybe I'll watch Dancing With The Stars...ugh, never mind. I'll just go without hearing it...

Kevin said...

OMG! Is he serious? Does he really call himself FF? Does he (or his people) know what that means/stands for? :O

Poster Girl said...

Hah, no, not worth that! I may be an Idol addict, but even I've managed to hold out against DWTS.

He's got a huge fanbase of primarily young girls, Kevin...so, my guess is no. Although, surely yes? I'm not sure how they wouldn't have thought of that. Family friendly site = no swearing, though, so no mention (assuming you're thinking of what I'm thinking of).

Kevin said...

Ha ha ha... is it a bad word? I suppose the second word is. I'm sure you we're talking about the same thing. Let's just say it's a kinky, um... heck, just look at Robbie's blog! I think "Part 2" of his, um, essay will touch the subject. Ha ha.

But seriously, FF is a horrible name. When I'm ready to launch my pop career, I shall call myself either FB or BJ, or perhaps BD. :)

Paul said...

I kind of want to be that hammock which seems very wrong. I you tubed Blake's performance from last night and I absolutely think he would be the best "pop" star to win Idol in a while...

Enrique's song just gets cuter by the second. It's utterly adorable. I really hope it does well in the UK...

Poster Girl said...

Oh, no--now I know what you're talking about. Shoot, I need to get my mind out of the Spanish (and presumably Portuguese) language gutter--what I was thinking of definitely involved swearing.

Paul: Blake. Maroon 5. Oh. My. Gosh. If he goes down that route, I think it'd practically be too good to be true. "Roxanne" wasn't too good a choice on Paula's part, but he did really well on the last two. The only problem I had was that when he was singing "This Love," I really couldn't avoid thinking of the original...which is a problem for a singing competition but won't be an issue on an album, assuming the album doesn't have a bunch of covers on it.

Anonymous said...

Oh my god that song is also sung by the dutch popgroup K-otic, called Crying, but more in a 'light-rock'way :)

Poster Girl said...

Ooo! Thank you so so much! I feel really silly now too, because I definitely own that CD...I never made the connection--thanks! :)