Results for - Truth Hurts: The Singer, Then The Song

2,466 voters participated in this survey

1. In 2002, an r&b singer named Shari Watson used the pseudonym of Truth Hurts to score her only real hit, "Addictive." Sampling Bollywood movie playback singer Lata Mangeshkar's 1983 recording of "Kaliyon Ka Chaman." the song was part of its era's brief vogue for East Indian sounds in Western urban music. Apologies for the f-bomb one of my favorite rappers, Rakim, drops in the unexpurgated version of the recording heard on this question. Sorry, too. for the cameo made in the vid' by rapper/producer Dr. Dre, who owns Hurts' label but could have been as much an instigator of #MeToo as Harvey Weinstein was. ANYway, do you enjoy this fusion of US r&b and subcontinental Asian cinema soundtrack?

Yes, and I've heard this song already.
6%
140 votes
Yes, and this was the first time I heard it.
5%
126 votes
No, and I was already familiar with it.
4%
102 votes
No, and this is the first I listened to it.
24%
584 votes
Unsure/Kinda'/Some of it
13%
302 votes
I hadn't already heard it and didn't make the effort to listen to it here.
48%
1,146 votes

2. In 2019, Melissa Jefferson records as Lizzo and from her first major label album has a Top Ten r&b/pop crossover entitled-you guessed?-"Truth Hurts." Apologies for the multiple b-bombs she drops in this one, too, but its loping, piano-based loop, her vocal sassiness, and the way she has with reggae-inspired sing-jaying makes this a winner by me, too. How about you?

Yes, and I heard the song before this survey.
7%
174 votes
Yes, and this is the first I heard the song.
6%
134 votes
No, and I heard it previously.
5%
108 votes
No, and this is the first I heard this song.
22%
536 votes
Unsure/Kind of/In part
11%
256 votes
I hadn't heard the song previously and didn't make an effort to hear it here.
50%
1,192 votes

3. Which of the above recordings do you prefer?

Truth Hurts' "Addictive"
6%
146 votes
Lizzo's "Truth Hurts"
8%
201 votes
Both about equally
9%
224 votes
Neither
28%
667 votes
I didn't listen to either of them.
48%
1,162 votes

4. Apart from songs whose titles purposefully name-check other musical acts, such as Taylor Swift's "Tim McGraw" and Rae Sremmund's "Black Beatles," can you think of any songs whose titles may inadvertently name another act, or any acts whomay inadvertently-or, what the hey, purposefully-have copped a song title for their name?

Yes, and I'll comment on it.
3%
83 votes
Yes, but I'm not going to comment.
10%
237 votes
No
69%
1,644 votes
Maybe (adn I may or may not comment)
18%
436 votes
08/26/2019 Music 2466 44 By: jlrake

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