Amerie – “Gotta Work”
Any adjective used to describe the sun can easily substitute as a brief biography for Amerie, the dangerously leggy singer. Hot. Blazing. Life-giving. She's all that and a box of condoms. Secretly nominated as the most eligible woman to inherit Beyonce's hips, a crucially-timed hit could bump her up the R&B-clamored food chain for good. Channeling her inner James Brown, "Gotta Workâ€ is a gritty blue-collar (or in this case pink lace?) anthem with underdog appeal. When the majestic trumpet calls boom at all angles, she sounds like aÂ mean gym teacher, "sometimes you gonna feel pain like this / you gotta work hard for itâ€, she cautions. Naturally, this is a catty declaration of beefy passion that about makes her the best singer in the business for 3 minutes - Rodney Dugue
Listen to Amerie's "Gotta Work"