‘Never Ever’, the official first single to be lifted from Ciara’s forthcoming ‘Fantasy Ride’ LP, made it’s debut today, a day earlier than expected. The whimsical Polow Da Don produced cut, which samples Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes ‘If You Don’t Love Me By Now’, is a mid-tempo which I envision doing well at radio. However, as a first single, I’m kinda iffy on this one; it just doesn’t have that ‘ummph’ we’re used to hearing from Cici – especially as a lead single. Time will tell if it was the right choice going with this.
Hit or Miss?
OMG that s*** is awful! She sounds horrible! Come on Cici i expected so much more whats going on!!!
vocally she sounds like the goodies day not much maturity vocally…the song itself is cool..nothing amazing i wouldn’t make it a lead single but to each his own….the production is recycled, sorry powlo but its like love in the club slowed down..lol..good luck cici…it will charts but wont be #1 top 10 @ most
I hate the production
Love Jeezy though, can’t get enough of him!
the song would have sounded better comming from another artist.. like jasmine sullivan.. because lyrically its good and harmony wise its tight..
but its just too big of a song for ciara.. she should just stay in her lane and do things that feel natural to her..
exploring too much for her is a bad thing.. She’s losing her fanbase who loved her music..
I miss the “goodies” ciara..shes trying to much..
but i agree with anonymous.. I LOVE JEEzy his voice is soo s*** uhhh.. I love his voice on any track.
I agree wit hyou Sam, I always envision Ciara-lead-tracks to be crunk/energy filled, not any mid-tempo ish!
Yes, I do know, “Promise” worked, but to me that was a once in a time thing for Ciara. I mean I guess this song is catchy, I do like it more than “Go Girl” from a first listen, and it follows Ciara’s mold= songs featuring rappers.
Time will tell how good or just in general the success of this single. Ciara better hope it is enough to allow her CD to not get pushed back again, and that it helps the CD sell…. : /
Is it just me or does the chorus sound liek it was under-sung, like she could have annunciated and sang it stronger and it couls have been better???
LOL at saying it sounds like a “Love In This Club,” slowwed down.
The song is ok he could have maybe been dope if it came out before usher love in the club or it could have been banging if someone else sung the song becuz I love me some ciara but her vocals are not getting any stronger but I do like her smooth vibe she got going on in her I think its always cute when ciara sings her love for someone else lol
all in all its cool but I know for a fact that the last part of the song when the beat break down that should have been the main beat cuz that s*** went hard
she sounds like a 13 yr old
lol @ the Same Anonymous Person hating for no Reason…This Is Obviously aHit…Get Over H**!!!!!…Tune In When She Take Over!…lol Haterz Make Us kno We Doing SomtThing Right!
Hot garbage! I love Ciara, have since Goodies but she is not bringing the heat with these tracks. “Echo” was a great song, she should call up Danja again!
I like the song. Its different and the sample is cleverly done. I see this doing really big on radio.
Ciara can do dance songs in her sleep and its good to see her doing something out of the box from what is expected.
I like it, i listened to it more then once. But that hook is catchy, i can see it doing well. Her vocals have improve. And its nice to see her twitching it up, from the dance tracks.
If she would have done a dance song, people would hate it. So you can’t please everyone..
DAMN CAN YALL LET THIS CHICK SHOW OFF HER VOCALS DAMN IM SO SICK OF YALL PEOPLE THINKIN SHE JUST A DANCER SHES NOT..GET OVER IT SHE CAN SING.SHE MAY NOT BE THE BEST BUT SHE CAN SING..IF U LIKE IT OR NOT SUPPORT A SISTA DAMN YALL QUICK 2 PUT SOMEBODY DOWN DEFINETLY CIARA…EXPECT SUMTHIN DIFFERENT!!!!
simply terrible. CiCi ballads are not for you. You got that off with Promise. Leave it alone. Just leave it alone.
How could your vocals sound like sh1t on the record? Imagine when she performs this live. Woo hooooo!
Come on Ciara you can do so much better
she did GREAT wth PROMISE, BUT this is wat hurt Janet too, she did-Thats the way love goes & tried it again & again (i want u & call on me), u gta stik 2 wat u really got, Ciara aint got vocals & IF this was 2 show that off, they failed! she aint hit NOT 1 NOTE CHILD! its cute, a lil catchy, BUT I expected a CRUNK KLUB BANGER, thats her thing, PERIOD!!
its a HIT!! hit!! hit!!
LOVE CIARA …LOVE NEVER EVER…IS A HIT SLOWJAM
don’t like this !! i absolutly love some Ciara’s songs like ECHO but i think we won’t remember this track in 2 months
If Love In the Club was major and this isnt a crime was done!
Good Job Ciara. It was safe nice smooth vibe and cute. Its radio friendly and clubby just like Love in The Club. I just cant wait for video cus if she did what she did in Go Girl to that type of midtempo I could only imagine! I can see UK eating this up and the regular Joe schmoe. Its a hit!
sample was done beautifully! I hope Ciara can belt out some notes here and there. That really would have made the song. Thats what she is missing vocally. She did it in Promise and people loved it this not so much and thus people having doubt in her vocals. Live Performances will prove differently. Imagine the video!!!
Ok, I’ve never been a huge fan of CICI, but I have purchased her previous albums as she did come out with songs that I did really like. However, this song is TRASH!!! This song for me shows how weak her voice is and the only saving grace for the song is Jeezy, and he can’t even save it. CICI could do alot better. She needs to go rework the album, because all this s*** is trash!
omg she’s so gorgeous and gud song:)
it’s ok…i like jeezy
FINALLY CIARA IS SANGING! KEEP IT UP CI CI,DNT DO WAT ERYBODY ELSE DOING TO SELL,WHICH IS TO DUMB DWN YA SINGING! THIS THE CIARA I LIKE!
omg this is the worst song i ever heard in my life stop it ciara !!!! plzz my ears hurts
i was waiting to hear this joint its hot
Am i the only one that aint feeling it that much? it’s catchy.. but i dont want to like it just because its catchy…. i so wanted it to be a fast song…
not wot i expected but still hot! imagine wot the vid wuld b lik… hot betta than all of beys songs…
“not wot i expected but still hot! imagine wot the vid wuld b lik… hot betta than all of beys songs…”
flopiara THAT YOU? LOL
Who the hell you fooling GTFO i don’t like beyaki myself but to lie like that is just fuckery at its best
Im in love with this song, its pure fire, Top 10 hit in both US and UK!!!
Ciara just needs to stop releasing all these midtempos as lead singles. It was tight with The Evolution but she needs to explore more vocally cause her voice has limited vocal range just like Janet. You’re slippin Ciara, step your game up
uggh. not good. i love ciara and i’m afraid they are making wrong choices for her, yet again. u either hate it or love it. that doesn’t bode well for a single.
duno y ppl r dwning da song its a gd song i lyk it…its kinda a feel of her song MY LOVE…i lyk it
FANTASTICCCCCCCCCCCCC JOB CIARA !!
keep it up hunnie the song would have been better without jeezy tho
and u haterz out there KEEP HATING
cuz Ciaras on her grind and
YOURLL WILL NEVER EVER NEVER EVER STOP HER !!
Ps Can U SAY C-Year!!
GO CC go CC go
Not saying she can’t do ballads. I mean look at Janet Jackson Making Love in the Rain, Let’s Wait a While, I Get Lonely, Again, That’s the Way Love Goes.
Ciara can do it. She just needs to pick a better song. This is garbage. It doesn’t matter who sings it. The lyrics are horrible and Polow Da Don’t is not a good producer in my opinion.
Its like Xscape Understanding + Love In This Club= GOOD RNB, Ci is back! and Bringing the real rnb back! GOTTA LOVE IT and Song is fukin Cute and Catchy how could you be on the fence about this song! I just wish she would get gutta and stronger on vocals thats only downfall but vocals on other side are so freaking sweet and pleasing and showing she does have some talent may not be the best but its sure is there! Im glad we dont have an industry with just all enormous strong or strong screamin vocalist. I actually enjoy artists like Ciara Aaliyah and Sade. Sometimes even Janet.
Not feeling it!
PEOPLE WE HATE……..FUCC YALL THO………BUT THIS IS A GOOD LOOK IT SHOWING HER VOCALS WHICH IS GOOD AND SHE KEEPS INPROVEIN BY EACH CD……….CANT WAIT TO SEE THIS LIVE CAUSE THATS GOING TO BE GOOD CAUSE SHE SINGS 20 TIMES HARDER LIVE
Well, first of all, it leaked last night, not today. But anyway, I don’t like the song, but I said the same thing when i FIRST heard “Promise.” I then began to love “Promise” , but I can’t see myself adding this song on my playlist. Ewww Jeezy? He made it worst. Yuck. I didn’t like “Go Girl” at first either, but the video made me love it! Hopefully this song will have a good video. Ciara call Melina NOW 🙂
THAT SONG IS HOT !!! A HOT MESS !!!!!!!
as soon as i heard it i loved it.
i love ciara, and i love her dance tracks as much as i love her other songs…and even though i still think she should of led off with High Price, i can see this blowing up at radio…
we will have to see, i know the video will be hot and yes i got a love in this club vibe from it
The song is Trash.. sorry. Her vocal limits show and it is really hard to give this woman any sort of props. I mean, RnB is supposed to be making a comeback, which means real vocalists. mmmm I’m waiting on Monica to come back out.
o0o0o0o0o this song is crack, im addicted…good job ci
ci got ’09 hands down with this one…. can yall say fiyah
YALL SUM F***** HATERS REAL TALK IF SOME OF YALL WAS A REAL CIARA FAN WHETHER U LIKE THE SONG OR NOT SUPPORT STOP PUTTING HER DOWN IF YALL THINK SHE CANT SING THATS U BUT AT LEAST THE GIRL GETTIN PAID I JUST PRAY THIS SONG DO GOOD SO IT CAN PROVE YALL WRONG KARMA IS A B****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HATERS ARE GETTIN OLD IN 09
@ShaayMusic. Why is it a hater to critic a song.Isn’t what we all do everyday on these blogs no one is attacking her personally unlike how ppl attack beyonce personally. the song just sucks
beyonce’s f****** ass is catchy….but everybody like that h**..ciara did that..she didnt have to show that she has to yell….to get her point across…the lyrics are beautiful and the truth
Ci ci, i am loving this song!!
It’s really addictive, i cant get it outta my head.
Hope it does well, tho im unsure how it will fare, i think people were expecting an uptempo song. I am loving it anyway, so good job and best of luck ci…Bring on the video!! =D
hit none the less and everyone will not like a song. People hate every song all in all this is a fire hit! Request now!
I know people now who swear UP and DOWN Single Ladies is GARBAGE! But shoot its #1 on charts and for some more weeks to come and they say same about DIVA! This song is just as good as them so I see this as a hit!
We know she going to kill the dance moves she did that in Go Girl but know one cared about that single.
I Don’t know about this song I’m not saying it will grow on me because it won’t I like Go Girl I wished it would sky rocket on the charts but it didn’t I don’t think this will either. Polow is a good producer but I think he should give her another beat. I maybe this will be a hit for her I don’t know. Ciara I think should comeback in the summer thats her best bet. or stick to old formula and you guys know what that is lol.
@ Anonymous 8:04 PM Yeah ur right some people didn't really like Single Ladies but Ciara & Beyonce is too different artist see Beyonce gots a huge fanbase if she came out singing shiting on people lol which she does lol then you know the girl is going to sell and people gonna love her songs regardless when they hate on her.@Anonymous10:43 PM I agree with everything you typed.
I’m not digging this at all, but good luck to her.
@Nick-Um, what are you talking about? Janet Jackson has had plenty of successful ballads besides the ones you mentioned: Come Back To Me, Funny How Time Flies, I Get So Lonely, Got Til It’s Gone, and Let’s Wait A While just to name a few. You must not be familiar with a lot of her work I guess.
I swear to god I can't handle anymore of you clowns making everything a battle between different artists. Seriously it shows you all lack creativity or any damn sense. Seriously it's like a broken record and we're tired of it. R&B audiences can be the dumbest people alive. I'm ashamed
This is so average… I expected so much more. If Go Girl flopped this gonna flop even harder. 🙁
meeeeh boring, next.
i love it. the vid will be hot offcourse as well. she has time to give you that serious uptempo. but this will serve it’s purpose no doubt. how addicting is the chorus
@ 1:02 u are right….if any other artist where to sample this song there would be about 50 posts under “her” about how she is not oringinal….i kinda like cici song but if im to be fair and everybody wanna talk about this other “female” artist so she should of came more harder and oringal then this subpar remake sorry…
and dont compare cici to aaliyah….cici cant sing for s*** live and aaliyah could…aaliyah could notes and tones and sound good live…cici always sound horrible so dont compare cici to aaliyah
MY BABY IS STRIVING FOR A HIT, I’M STARTING TO FEEL SORRY FOR HER, THE SONG ISN’T BAD IT’S JUST……….DIFFERENT IT WILL GROW ON ME LIKE HOW “GO GIRL” DID BUT THAT SONG TOOK A WHILE FOR ME TO LIKE IT. I KINDA LIKE THIS ONE I’M JUST NOT IN LOVE WITH IT I’M NOT GIVING UP ON HER THOUGHT
Maybe this is the final ‘cut’ and that’s why is doesn’t sound done…hell I just really hate the chorus part. Not a big fan but I’m rooting for her and all of those who are trying to be successful. =)
HAHA…omg that is WEAKKK!!! ciara can keep that crap, she can come better than that and she knows it.
single ladies is garbage..a million people can like garbage….#1 dont mean s*** these days cuz u can be number one one day and nothing the next!
I like CiCi, but why does she sound like Alvin from the Chipmonks minus the vocoder. Cici, you may not have the strongest voice, but rep what you have. Other non-talented singers are doing it and blowing up, I might add.
I freaking hated this!
But Now Im so in love its so soothing cute and cathy!
Sample is perfect! No song out there like it go Ci!
OMG PPL LISTEN TO THE SONG 3 TIMES AND IT WILL GET HOOKED ON YOU. I AM A BEYONCE FAN BUT THIS IS MY FAV. CIARA SONG.I LIKE HER VOICE ON IT BUT SHE CHOULD SING SUM MORE BUT IT’S STILL COOL.
LOVE – VIVI
it’s not that good of a single… but once they release it to radio, someone is gonna like it. and from their a lot more people will, and it could have the potential to becoming a hit, if it is promoted and requested enough.
I think that there is something missed with the choice of the first single for the Fantasy Ride, perhaps she was better to launch the belt with Justin.
I am a great fan of the Ciara and I support in what she to decide!
This song is really beautiful, i love the sample!
I listen so many times!I hope sucess for Cici in 2009!
The things are going to be better for her!
Love her so much
This is a miss….Ciara has fallen off and needs to go back the drawing board and get her life right…smh
HIT! Video and promo will prove it!
At least top 20 on Billboards and in USA if you reach top 20 or better your song is a smash hit!
D O N ‘ T G I V E U P ! (check out origdjeh1 on youtube)
this is hott yall all know shes going to be number 1 when it hits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Best thing poppin Love in This Club fused with Promise. It cant get any better! Go Girl Ciara and Polow starting year off soothing smooth and so freaking lovable and addictive!
love it! song is hot! go ciara
her voice gets on mi nerve..
open ur mouth and sing child Stop brathing on the beat
the song is dum its not a good single
and it would be better sung bi some 1 that can SING!!!