The Bottom Line
Chris Brown steps off the dancefloor for a moment to woo an admired young female. He won't stop dancing long, though, as he brags about his moves as the song winds down. Borrowing equally from contemporary r&b and bubblegum pop, the new teen star has another solid effort aimed directly at his growing legion of adoring fans.
- Chris Brown's sweet croon
- Gently rhythmic backing
- No real negatives - Another solid effort
- Smooth, slightly earnest rhythm track
- Chris Brown's endearing honey-like vocals
- Spoken word elements add to the charm
Guide Review - Chris Brown - Yo (Excuse Me Miss) (Jive)
It is unusual for a new pop artist to break through to the top of the charts with a first release in the fall. This is the time of year when competition among established musicians becomes particularly fierce in a warmup for the lucrative Christmas sales season. However, teen r&b vocalist Chris Brown has done just that. He rode a powerful Scott Storch groove straight to the top of the pop and r&b charts in the last quarter of 2005 with "Run It!".
His followup single "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)" is a quieter tune in classic bubblegum teen idol mode. Chris Brown is trying to gain the attention of someone he has admired from afar with the hopes of showing off a few of his hot dance moves. It's all rather heartwarming and Brown has the charisma and vocal chops to carry it off.
"Yo (Excuse Me Miss)" will take a slower path, but it may just find itself near the top of the pop singles chart as well.