“To Be Loved” by Michael Buble
“Listen to this song,” Madison, my teenage daughter, said to me.
Immediately, I recognized the tune as “Boombastic” by Shaggy. I said, “Yeah, I know it. I have it on my iPod.”
Her eyes widened in horror and disbelief. “I don’t like that you know this song.”
Teenagers are funny people. They can’t conceive of their parents being real people with real lives and their own taste in music. Now, when I told Madison I had the opportunity to review the new Michael Bublé album, To Be Loved, she was excited and said, “Mom, you have to give it a good review.”
My turn to be surprised we knew the same music: “You’ve heard it?!”
“No, not yet but he’s HOT.” So there you have it. To Be Loved is good because Michael Bublé is hot. Let’s just put that review on Amazon and call it a day. While we’re at it, let’s send out a memo to men in general… “ATTN SINGLE, DESPERATE MEN: Women love a man in suit. Forget about updating your match.com profile. Get to the nearest Men’s Wearhouse and see for yourself what a little tailored Calvin Klein can do for you. A sexy accent doesn’t hurt either. You’re welcome.”
Seriously though, he’s not just good-looking, he’s humble too. Says Grammy winner Bublé, “Do not think I take my success these last ten years for granted. I was anything but an overnight sensation, which inspires me to deliver big time for my fans.” And deliver he does with To Be Loved, a fantastic collection of covers and four original songs. “I labored over every song, every note and every arrangement,” he says, “because I can’t resist trying to make each record better than my last one.”
Disney fans will enjoy his version of “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” and if you like Sinatra you won’t be disappointed by Bublé’s rendition of “Young at Heart.”
My favorite track is “It’s a Beautiful Day.” If you’re going through a bad break-up (like Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart AGAIN) then I totally recommend watching the official video here. I dare you not to be cheered up by the chorus: “It’s a beautiful day and I can’t stop myself from smiling, if we’re drinking then I’m buying, and I know there’s no denying it’s a beautiful day…”
Need one more reason to checkout To Be Loved? Watch Michael Bublé’s adorable a cappella performance of “Who’s Lovin’ You” in the NYC Subway here. If that doesn’t endear him to you, nothing will.
DISCLOSURE: I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the album to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.