“Somebody” by Natalie La Rose and Jeremih

This song, with its combination of pretty female vocals and an imitation-DJ Mustard beat, is far from unlistenable, and certainly the best charting hit Jeremih had appeared on up to that point. But frankly, we already had a Pop song sampled from Whitney Houston’s “Dance With Somebody”, that came out a year earlier and deserved to be a hit far more than this one: it was called “Somebody Loves You” by Indie Pop singer Betty Who. So this song basically lives in the shadow of two vastly better songs, and frankly that’s more than its moderately pleasant frame can really support.

Verdict: Not exactly bad, just kind of redundant.

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