New Song: Tulisa – ‘Live It Up’ (Produced By Rico Love)

Published: Tuesday 24th Jul 2012 by Sam

Bargain bin songstress Tulisa has unleashed the follow-up to her chart-topper ‘Young’.

Cue ‘Live It Up (ft. Tyga)’.

Produced and written by Kelly Rowland cohort by Rico Love, the cut marks an altogether more Urban affair than her last solo outing. The question, though, is it actually any good? Take a listen after jump…

While both the production and hook are fairly solid, Tulisa’s vocals were not. Indeed, at countless points she was flat out shouting; making the track sound like construction noise.

Unfortunate, as composition-wise, it’s easily one of Rico’s better efforts in a minute. Yet, true to her “basic nature”, Ms. Contostavlos simply can’t do it justice.

Instead of her team shelling out that £££ on top flight producers such as Rico and The Dream, their coins would be better spent on a vocal coach and dance classes. Case, point…


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  1. Brandy= DA TRUTH July 24, 2012


  2. Stans Make Me LOL July 24, 2012

    Bargain bin songstress – LOL.

  3. bigboi July 24, 2012

    To be honest this sucks…and cant chart in england…the urban population aint gonna support this crap and white people who buy music or probz gonna ask themseleves what is tulisa doin with her music. they used to her europop crap

    • kelly July 24, 2012

      The urban population are non motherfuckinh factor’s in the UK. You make up only 2%. And yes, the white will buy it and she will have a second number 1.

      • bigboi July 24, 2012

        you lie to yourself.

      • coco July 24, 2012


    • F MISHA B-ULLY HAHAHA July 24, 2012

      Oh look another rascist person!

    • Yes black people are rascist too. July 24, 2012

      This site is full of RASCIST people.

  4. Kylie July 24, 2012

    She really still got Kelly on the brain huh……

    Things people do when they feel inferior ….

  5. Seriously? July 24, 2012

    TULISA must mean BASIC somewhere on this planet?

  6. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) July 24, 2012

    When Tyga becomes a song’s saving grace you know the main singer needs to get a day job 😳

    Anyway, the song is not solid and I don’t think it’s one of Rico Love’s best productions either tbh. She probably wants to appeal to the audience of N Dubz, which is cool, but she could have chosen a better track.

  7. Love on top July 24, 2012

    Tgj just don’t like after she attacked KELLY ROWLAND contestant BUT she has Nice voice after her accoustic performance

  8. joee July 24, 2012

    At no point in this does she “shout”, she’s always had a gruff element to her voice.
    If you don’t like it why post about it.
    Not the best song but not half as bad you make it out to be!

    • I’m not throwing shade, but… July 24, 2012

      I kinda disagree, she does sound like she’s shouting and straining her voice, like she’ll be doing major vocal damage.
      Vocal wise she sounds like a budget Pixie Lott/Rita Ora.
      I personally didnt find the song catchy or nice. I found it generic RnPop like Cheryl Cole and Cher LLoyd.
      What happened to the song she was recording the video in Harlesden gone?

  9. the real xoxo July 24, 2012

    generic attempt to get an urban fanbase. tyga is weak and this is so forgettable.

  10. dermot July 24, 2012

    a future uk number 1 no doubt..the uk and lreland love this crap

  11. gio88 July 24, 2012

    this is way kelly slays and tulisa can chart just in UK with xfactor , she is just another cheryl cole!

  12. Oggie ‘Singer’ July 24, 2012

    it’s a cool track, not as good as young but it’s alright i wouldn’t turn it off and would deffo bus a step if i heard it in a club love her vocals though

  13. kelly July 24, 2012

    This sounds ( she sounds ) better than Rita Ora

    • LOL July 24, 2012

      She definetly does.

  14. kelly July 24, 2012


    Well? Are you going report on desperate Rita Ora now releasing RIP AND ROC THE LIFE IN AMERICA? This is added to Radioactive – Three singles to launch in America?

    Are you going to report about how she is BACK IN THE STUDIO – trying to make another song?

    How she is back in LA making another EXPENSIVE , HEAVILY PRICED , OVERSTYLED MUISC VIDEO.


  15. YESIDIDBITCH July 24, 2012

    Please i’m trying to forgive this b**** for what she has done to my ears…Flop harder than kim k. thighs without spanks…B**** please rest

  16. Benron (F*** you h**) July 24, 2012

    Its so awful…

  17. Benron (F*** you h**) July 24, 2012

    Speaking of her single “Young”

    Ive noticed that almost all europop songs sound like we found love. “CALL MY NAME” “LETS GO” “YOUNG” …

    • Mehhh July 24, 2012

      I agree, although, we found love, let’s go and call my name were ALL produced by Calvin Harris, which is why they sound alike

  18. IOTA July 24, 2012

    Tyga is the best part of this song. And that’s pretty sad.

  19. Credits July 24, 2012

    Kelly rowland or even teairra marie would have sang this better.

  20. Katie July 24, 2012

    She kind of looks like Natalie Portman

  21. toohotfortv July 24, 2012

    why do the dudes in Ndubs sing better than the female? i’d rather hear dappy or fazer anyday

  22. antertain July 25, 2012

    Just ok really but Tyga is the best part.
    I though she had a bit more soul in her vocals but i musta been high when i thought that cus this rock strain type vocal yhing she doing nowaday is not the bizness AT ALL…

    Vocal bootcamp is in order because she sounded better with ndubz.
    Stop that pushing too hard in the vocal.

    I said sound ok but the flaws are her deliverance on this type of song.
    Can improve though so thats a plus

  23. Julie juice November 20, 2012

    Instantly fell in love with this song first time i heard it. its awesome, n the beat… cant get enuf of it!!!!

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