F*** You - Cee-Lo Green Single Review

F*** You - Cee-Lo Green Single Review

Single Review

Posted: 26th September, 2010

This single landed on my desk, with Cee Lo staring out at me above the title FU. Thinking this was some kind of shortening for Kung Fu, and being a bit of a sucker for martial arts, I popped the disk in. Oh its a capital F and capital U, I see

No sooner had I listened to the track than I headed to www.ceelogreen.com to watch the video (check it out, below). Already a big Gnarls Barkley fan, the pair have in 2010 both gone on to try vastly different projects Danger Mouse with his alternative-rock Sparklehorse collaboration, with Cee Lo sticking to his soul-singing roots with this new single and album, the latter of which is due out in November.

The single has two versions of the track: clean and dirty with the video being the naughty version, so if you are offended by a few f, s and n-words, then dont watch it. For me personally, I know its not big or clever to swear, but the video is pretty great in my opinion. The whole retro thing reminds me of Outkasts Hey Ya, which I really liked, so it will come as no surprise that I like this also. The clean version transplants the f word with forget and the s word with shhhh. Doesnt seem to bother with the n-word. You can download either version of the song, with the clean version being billed as Forget You and the naughty one as F*** You.

Cee Lo has a great voice, but also a pretty good sense of humour too, as witnessed by the video which his character entering a diner as a boy until later graduating into a young man where he both professes his love and hatred for his girl, the heart-breaker, whilst comparing her to an X Box and himself as a lowly Atari.

Great little song, and I imagine itll be the clean version that hits the airwaves. I wont be too happy if my nine year old starts singing the naughty version around the house

Daniel O'Connell

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