Big Time Rush Featuring Mann - Music Sounds Better With U

March 06, 2012 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Big Time Rush has been attempting to hit the UK charts for a while now, and haven't been doing all that good. So while the UK's boy band: One Direction, goes over to the states; Big Time Rush releases a majorly catchy song that is worthy of a big chart position. This song is going to be big, especially since the music channels can't get enough of it. The band consists of 4 members, who are: Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena Jr., and Logan Henderson. This song is their best so far in my opinion, and I reckon that if they stick to these sorts of songs, they will be an international band. Mann features on this song, real name Dijon Shariff, and raps great to the song, I was expecting something different so when he started rapping I was really surprised. The song is very catchy and I know it will do really well here in the UK I think, depending on when it will be released.

This music video is really interesting  it's both narrative and performance, and it's very noticeable. It links in well with the song especially since they're at a party and having fun. I also like the fact that each guy has a girl, (think One Direction needs to take notes!)

There are 2 different parts to this music video, and it's edited well. There is the party scene, that links in with the song and they each have a girl they are with. I like the photo shoot as it's classy but funny and clever. I also like the fact that we follow each pair before they're all together.

As for the performance/choreographic scene, this is neat, tidy and really controlled, they have a set of choreography and repeat it at certain points, which is interesting and allows people to learn it and copy it, which is always the added bonus in music videos like this one.

As for the bit where Mann comes into it... Well to be honest I don't really see the point in it (pretty much the same with Travie McCoy in StooShe's new song "Love Me"), I think it could be done without, however I reckon these collaborations happen because they need more promotion and need to get more people to buy the single, therefore the sales from a collaboration allows 2 sets of fans to buy the single, rather than just the one. Although, I think this still would be a hit without Mann.

Overall, this is a great song and I'll be very surprised if it doesn't chart here in the UK. The music video is a good representation, and I'm not sure what else could have been done with the video. I'm trying to find a bad thing to say about the video, but there isn't one, so I have no choice but to award five stars. Can't wait for what's around the corner for these guys.