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Commentary: Justin Bieber’s ‘Boyfriend’ turning some into Beliebers

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Let me be the first to say I am not a Justin Bieber fan, and I cannot stand the flocks of Beliebers who follow his whiny voice everywhere.

That’s why it truly pains me to admit I enjoy Bieber’s latest single, “Boyfriend.”

Even just telling my friends, I felt genuine embarrassment about this issue. It has rocked my convictions to their core and I am no longer sure of my musical taste or my own sensibility.

But this song is no average Bieber song. It’s not a high-pitched, boy-band-type song singing about his baby, baby, baby, oh how I hate that song just as much as you do. “Boyfriend,” while still a love song, is lower and raspier, with deeper beats and grooves, giving it the feel of a sultry, modern pop song.

The song actually sounds really similar to another popular Justin. There’s no way to listen to the song without feeling like Justin Timberlake could have sung it.

Timberlake, who was a high-pitched singer in a boy band that also had girls flocking after it, has somehow escaped the stigma that seems to be associated with Bieber. Many grown men think

Timberlake is awesome. His “Saturday Night Live” appearances and movie roles are undeniably hilarious and entertaining.

The parallels between JT and JB  are undeniable in terms of their early career, and if this musical trend for Bieber continues, there’s no reason why he can’t expand his audience to include the many people who currently despise his music.

If you don’t believe me, listen to the song yourself. Try to forget for a second that it’s a Bieber song. Think of it as a Timblerlake song. See if you like it.

I’m sure there will be more than a few of you who feel just like me. Your stomach will turn, you’ll want to run and scream, you’ll question your existence – because you will be enjoying a Bieber song.

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