The Bottom Line
If a category existed of adult-oriented pop music, "Promiscuous" would help define it. There is nothing socially redeeming in the lyrical content of the song, but the hot groove and elegant, sexual tease add up to glittery adult entertainment. Expect to hear this in dance clubs and on evening radio throughout the summer.
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- Serious dance groove
- Elegant, soulful chorus
- Chemistry of vocal interplay
- Lyrically nothing more than adult sexual tease
- Understated but hot bass groove
- Shared tease/pillow talk between Nelly Furtado and Timbaland
- Catchy, glittering, singalong chorus
Guide Review - Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland - Promiscuous
It remains to be seen exactly how pop music fans will respond to Nelly Furtado as dance diva, but with the sure hand of Timbaland, she has put together one of the hottest pop-dance grooves in recent memory. "Promiscuous," with its sly vocal interplay, grabs the attention from the first time you hear it.
A deep, sliterhing, soulful groove underlies the lyrical sparring of the verse, and the song periodically breaks into an elegant chorus comparable to the best work of producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. As hot date music for adults, there are no equals on the radio airwaves at this point in time.
This song may spark ongoing debates about appropriateness of highly sexual pop music for teen and younger audiences. However, "Promiscuous" does not contain graphic sexual content in the lyrics, and, certainly, many young music fans will learn for the first time what the word promiscuous means. Whatever your conclusion about the song, Nelly Furtado is out to capture your attention.