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Willa Was Here
Willa Ford
Willa Was Here
Genres: Pop, R&B
 
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Wannabe pop queen Willa Ford disses "cheesy (lyrics) about butterflies, sunshine and candy" in the liner notes of her debut album. She might actually score the attempted points against the likes of Mariah Carey and Mand...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Willa Ford
Title: Willa Was Here
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 9
Label: Lava
Release Date: 7/17/2001
Genres: Pop, R&B
Styles: Dance Pop, Teen Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075678343728

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Wannabe pop queen Willa Ford disses "cheesy (lyrics) about butterflies, sunshine and candy" in the liner notes of her debut album. She might actually score the attempted points against the likes of Mariah Carey and Mandy Moore if her own songs didn't cling desperately to a handful of similarly radio-ready templates. Here horny ("I Wanna Be Bad"), there bitchy ("Joke's on You"), everywhere wistfully lookin'-for-love ("Tender," "Prince Charming"), Ford hardly stakes out her own vocal turf either. She draws on third-hand Britney affectations and the occasional Carey-like dog-whistle squeal, while various production teams cobble together similarly derivative tracks. Ford's romantic fireworks with a Backstreet Boy brought her a small notoriety long before this CD's appearance, and "Tired" makes it clear that she already considers herself a big-enough name that listeners will respond to gripes about fame she hasn't yet achieved. As if. --Rickey Wright

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Tawni S. (redwidowz)
Reviewed on 8/1/2013...
The negative one-star reviews of this CD are not only unwarranted, but ludicrous. Of course this is a studio-produced, overworked cd by a studio-created product! Willa Ford did not set out to break any musical barriers, nor has she or anyone ever compared her to hall-of-famers. Back to the cd; this cd is great for what it is meant for, and that's catchy dance pop tunes with a little bit of rock edge. I'm well over the "teenybopper" years, but I still like and relate to the tracks. Willa Ford is along the lines of Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, Ashlee Simpson, Dream, Eden's Crush, and Pussycat Dolls. It's all in the same realm, so if you like any of the aforementioned, you'll like Willa Ford. I honestly believe she deserves a bit more credit than she receives, but overall the CD is good. My favorite track by far is Prince Charming, but I would rate all the rest a solid 3.5 to 4 stars out of 5 stars.
Amanda C. from SAN ANTONIO, TX
Reviewed on 9/16/2006...
comes with booklet, case, and cd. however, booklet and case, are not in perfect condition. cd plays perfectly.
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Nothing New
Ashley | 07/19/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is nothing the average pop fan hasn't heard. The only difference is that, rather than going to a professional songwriter, Willa Ford wrote her own cheesy pop lyrics. Her voice is nothing to jump about; she can barely handle her own simple melodies. And when she blatantly goes off-pitch in Joke's On You and Dare, you can do nothing but laugh. And in Tired, the self-glorifying egomaniac's theme song, the line "One hit wonder melodies who cannot sing a note," seems to be more autobiographical than anything else. Lets hope the title is prophetic, and that Willa will be a thing of the past REAL soon."
Wish I could have given it zero stars
Ashley | 07/19/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)

"'Willa Was Here' is easily one of the worst CDs I have ever heard. It is overproduced, run-of-the-mill, cliched, low-quality teenybopper pop accompanied by the most annoying, untrained, screeching voice I've ever heard. The lyrics are downright silly (not "bad" at all!) and no amount of computer regurgitation can make Willa's "singing" even listenable. I felt embarrassed for Ms. Ford just listening to this horrible mess.Mind you, I didn't purchase this -- I downloaded it to see if she was really worth all the hype she's getting. Two words for the thinking public -- DON'T BUY."