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Reply #30 posted 07/22/21 4:02pm

AvocadosMax

Bruh this is one of those songs that sounds like he wrote it in his sleep…. And in that category , this is lower in the list… definitely not top shelf of that category……
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Reply #31 posted 07/22/21 5:15pm

TraSoul82

That "Oh hot summer" sounds like something preloaded on some midlevel Roland synth. This song is definitely time stamped by that sample pack.

Don't love the song. It could earworm its way into a road trip play. Definitely nothing I'd share with others. It be's like that sometimes.
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Reply #32 posted 07/22/21 6:26pm

Bighead

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Prince knew the heatwave was coming this year back in 2010 I like how he smuggled in commentary on climate change in a song without anyone knowing. So clever. No heavy handedness. Always ahead of his time.

Climate change has been a topic for decades now and had been for decades then. Nothing ahead of anyones time.

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Reply #33 posted 07/22/21 7:55pm

AvocadosMax

There’s a heatwave every summer… ain’t that big of a deal lmao
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Reply #34 posted 07/23/21 4:59am

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W2A song is good, Born2Die is absolutely excellent, but have to say I'm not really liking Hot Summer, yet, but maybe it'll grow on me. All just my opinion of course. Looking forward to the album.-

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Reply #35 posted 07/23/21 6:24am

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Horrid. I'll listen to "Sex in the Summer" instead.

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Reply #36 posted 07/24/21 12:38pm

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Reply #37 posted 07/24/21 4:44pm

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John Mayer drops an entire album with a huge 80s vibe and he’s hailed as an innovator. An actual 80s rock star drops one track that if had it been released in 83 would have charted easily. Hmmmmm I guess…. I love it for what it is.
[Edited 7/24/21 17:04pm]
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Reply #38 posted 07/24/21 8:25pm

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lazy, cheap and uninspired. Weird that it's been rereleased, especially as they must know no one liked it the first time around.

It's the type of song/music that was the antithesis of Prince back in his prime. The type of music i loathed and mocked and made me a prince fan in the first place.

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Reply #39 posted 07/25/21 7:38am

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v10letblues said:

It's the type of song/music that was the antithesis of Prince back in his prime. The type of music i loathed and mocked and made me a prince fan in the first place.



Co-sign.



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Reply #40 posted 07/25/21 10:00am

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I think the problem with all these songs is the lazy uninspired chorus. The hook is embarrassing. The music itself on all these tracks is good, sometimes great and so is the verse, but there’s no real hook.

That worked on songs like A Love Bizarre and Dance Electric where the groove was so strong, the hook was in the music and didn’t need a strong chorus.

But this sounds more like Life of the Party and a couple of others where he’s trying too hard for a catchy chorus and ends up with something bland.
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Reply #41 posted 07/25/21 10:46am

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It's a good song. He edged his bets, saying he thought it was gonna be an hot summer. But he got it right again. This Welcome 2 America album was ahead of it's time.He's speaking about the present from the past . Genius from beyond the grave.
[Edited 7/17/21 10:12am]


Two of the three released tracks are Curtis Mayfield “influenced”. Just because Prince says something is futuristic doesn’t make it true.
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Reply #42 posted 07/25/21 10:50am

steakfinger

popgodazipa said:

John Mayer drops an entire album with a huge 80s vibe and he’s hailed as an innovator. An actual 80s rock star drops one track that if had it been released in 83 would have charted easily. Hmmmmm I guess…. I love it for what it is.
[Edited 7/24/21 17:04pm]

If it would have charted in ‘83 it wouldn’t have sounded anything like this.
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Reply #43 posted 07/25/21 1:58pm

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It has that same pop throwaway quality as No More Candy 4 U and Everybody Loves Me. Third year running, P couldn't help himself! But the live version shines so there is that. smile

Has a similar melody to Big Tall Wall from '86. That song's probably better than all 3 above.

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Reply #44 posted 07/25/21 2:11pm

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Not a fan but I've heard him do far worse for sure.

If it's the worst song on Welcome 2 America, that's a decent enough bottom tier but I find the riff a little lazy, there's no real hook to it, it's not experimental AT ALL and it sure as shit aint funky. I'd compare it to songs like Lolita, Rock and Roll Love Affair and Guitar where it feels like a million one offs he wrote in his sleep; perfectly OK but not something that's gonna dazzle you, share with your friends, blast at a party of make you race for the repeat button. SOmething easy he can warm up the band with during sound check but mostly Just Another Song he wrote every day. Seems like a song his new band could learn rather easily.

It's just kind of there. Filler to me and kinda boring tbh but probably a top tier track fora lot of other artists. I've come to expect more.

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Reply #45 posted 07/25/21 3:09pm

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Sounded like a commercial jingle 10 years ago...and still sounds that way.

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Reply #46 posted 07/25/21 3:19pm

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fortuneandserendipity said:

It has that same pop throwaway quality as No More Candy 4 U and Everybody Loves Me. Third year running, P couldn't help himself! But the live version shines so there is that. smile

Has a similar melody to Big Tall Wall from '86. That song's probably better than all 3 above.

I actually prefer those two as they feel intentionally juvenile for a bit of fun. Hot Summer seems to take itself seriously. Cringe.

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Reply #47 posted 07/25/21 5:38pm

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popgodazipa said:

John Mayer drops an entire album with a huge 80s vibe and he’s hailed as an innovator. An actual 80s rock star drops one track that if had it been released in 83 would have charted easily. Hmmmmm I guess…. I love it for what it is. [Edited 7/24/21 17:04pm]

If Prince was making music like this in the 80's, none of us would've be here today and prince would have never been famous.

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Reply #48 posted 07/25/21 5:40pm

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v10letblues said:



popgodazipa said:


John Mayer drops an entire album with a huge 80s vibe and he’s hailed as an innovator. An actual 80s rock star drops one track that if had it been released in 83 would have charted easily. Hmmmmm I guess…. I love it for what it is. [Edited 7/24/21 17:04pm]

If Prince was making music like this in the 80's, none of us would've be here today and prince would have never been famous.


Manic Monday anyone…
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Reply #49 posted 07/26/21 12:03am

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Framing people who dislike a song as "haters" is pretty reduductive, why are you "hating" on people not liking one song?

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By which I mean, I'm a Hot Summer Hater™ because the song is thin, weak, boring, flat and low effort, and he's already done a bunch of these thin, weak, boring, flat and low effort songs in and around the same period and they all sucked too. doody

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Hope that was 'hater' enough for ya!

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Reply #50 posted 07/26/21 1:16pm

jn2

AvocadosMax said:

Bruh this is one of those songs that sounds like he wrote it in his sleep…. And in that category , this is lower in the list… definitely not top shelf of that category……
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Reply #51 posted 07/26/21 2:41pm

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popgodazipa said:

v10letblues said:

If Prince was making music like this in the 80's, none of us would've be here today and prince would have never been famous.

Manic Monday anyone…

He gave that to The Bangles though. Plus Manic Monday -although not a personal favorite of mine- is a much catchier and better executed song than Hot Summer.

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Reply #52 posted 07/26/21 10:00pm

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funkaholic1972 said:



popgodazipa said:


v10letblues said:


If Prince was making music like this in the 80's, none of us would've be here today and prince would have never been famous.



Manic Monday anyone…

He gave that to The Bangles though. Plus Manic Monday -although not a personal favorite of mine- is a much catchier and better executed song than Hot Summer.


Is it really? It’s kind of got the same tempo and everything. Singers are a bit perkier, gives it a brighter feel, and I’d say the production on Manic is better. But they are both ear worms.
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Reply #53 posted 07/26/21 10:46pm

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popgodazipa said:

funkaholic1972 said:



popgodazipa said:


v10letblues said:


If Prince was making music like this in the 80's, none of us would've be here today and prince would have never been famous.



Manic Monday anyone…

He gave that to The Bangles though. Plus Manic Monday -although not a personal favorite of mine- is a much catchier and better executed song than Hot Summer.


Is it really? It’s kind of got the same tempo and everything. Singers are a bit perkier, gives it a brighter feel, and I’d say the production on Manic is better. But they are both ear worms.

Manic Monday is an infinitely better song than Hot Summer.Hot Summer sounds like the songs I play to primary students to teach them basic English. Cringe as hell.
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Reply #54 posted 07/26/21 11:18pm

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Give me this routine uninspired yet strangely well executed filler over the title track of the album any day
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Reply #55 posted 07/27/21 4:28am

Romeoblu

NouveauDance said:

Framing people who dislike a song as "haters" is pretty reduductive, why are you "hating" on people not liking one song?


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By which I mean, I'm a Hot Summer Hater™ because the song is thin, weak, boring, flat and low effort, and he's already done a bunch of these thin, weak, boring, flat and low effort songs in and around the same period and they all sucked too. doody


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Hope that was 'hater' enough for ya!




I was referring to people who hated the song Hot Summer.

I didn't ask why do haters hate hot summer.

I just wondered why this particular song got so much flak.

Personally I hate Let's Have a Baby but I never see that song criticized.

I'm not suggesting Hating one song in particular makes you a Hater
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Reply #56 posted 07/27/21 8:34am

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v10letblues said:



popgodazipa said:


John Mayer drops an entire album with a huge 80s vibe and he’s hailed as an innovator. An actual 80s rock star drops one track that if had it been released in 83 would have charted easily. Hmmmmm I guess…. I love it for what it is. [Edited 7/24/21 17:04pm]

If Prince was making music like this in the 80's, none of us would've be here today and prince would have never been famous.



La la la, hee, hee, hee... wink
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Reply #57 posted 07/27/21 10:55am

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Reply #58 posted 07/28/21 11:23am

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It's repetitive and shallow, but I don't hate it. If it started at the 1:40 mark it would be way more enjoyable.

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Reply #59 posted 07/28/21 4:14pm

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I dont hate it (actually I enjoy it), but, when you think it was chosen as a single....I remember George Michael saying Prince didnt edit himself. It´s a nice song, but not on Prince´s level of greatness.

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On the other hand, I loved ´Born 2 die´. Nothing revolutionary, but good song with good lyrics, production and vibe.

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