Hilary Duff sends out Sparks

Hilary Sparks

Seven months after the Duchess of 2000’s Disney Hilary Duff rocked the world with two new singles, Ms. Duff is back with her latest single off of her fifth album “This Heart”, “Sparks.”

“Sparks” has a club feel to it and brings back the feels of her album “Dignity” brought us. The song is incredibly catchy and has a whistling that plays throughout the song and it’s a musical STD, or STI as the cool kids are calling it these days. The songs also screams sexual as it’s all about sex. Don’t believe it? Here is a sample of the lyrics:

If I had choice
If I had my way
Boy you know we’d do it every single day
If I had a wish
And If I had my way
Boy you know we’d do it every single day

Yeah, Hilary doesn’t full around when it comes to sex or saying what she like. It also sounds like her and Selena Gomez has been getting some from the same person because both made a song about it.

The only thing that doesn’t work with the song is that it sounds young…too young compared to her last two songs.  It sounds like she is trying to go with a younger group of fans when her fans are in their early to late twenties.

Overall, the song is a very good song. It just seems like a step back compared to her other songs. Take a listen to the song:


Rating: 4 sparks out of 5


Hilary Duff is back…this is what dreams are made of

chasing the duff

After months of hearing about our favorite Disney Angel (that’s what the good ones are called!), Hilary Duff, was coming back into the music scene, we finally have new music to rock out to! Like many of people when they heard this, we had low expectations of the singles because….well, Hilary wasn’t the strongest (or the best) singer during her days as Lizzie McGuire or when she wanted to “Come Clean” and “Fly.”

Hilary has come out swinging first with her ode to summer “Chasing the Sun”. The song itself is a shout out to her first ever single “I Can’t Wait” because if you are a hardcore duffer like us (yes, we named ourselves), you could sing-along to this song with the lyrics of ” I Can’t Wait”. But anyways, her vocals are like 100% time better than her old stuff. It’s literally like night and day. You can still hear her signature Johnny Cash impersonation that she had in all of her old music in some parts but it’s overshadowed by real good vocal. The song itself isn’t great and it makes me what to punch the person that had the bright idea to release a summer song at the end of July. Obviously, they don’t know that summer is half way over by that point so releasing a summer-y song is kinda stupid. Kinda like releasing a Christmas song on December 24. But anyways, the song is somewhat good but there isn’t a lot of depth to the lyrics. The lyrics sound like the song was written for her when she was in her late teens. All-in-all, it’s a good song besides the fact that it would have been better in like May. The video makes up for it because we like to picture she’s playing Lizzie in the video:


Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, she released her next single a week later (we had a heart attack). “All About You” is a more adult song from Hilary (which we love). The song is pretty much a get it on song. It’s extremely catchy like the herp. But what really made it stand out is that we are treated to a very adult Hilary Duff baring it all in the lyrical video:


Overall, we can’t wait to hear more new music from Ms. Duff. We would recommend purchasing both singles but if you are in a monetary jam and can only afford one: Pass on “Chasing the Sun” and buy “All About You”



Chasing the Sun: 3 pockets full of sunshine out of 5

All About You: 4 copies Lizzie McGuire Movies DVDs out of 5

Oh my lucky stars! It’s actresses that aren’t known for singing


In the world of hollywood these days, it’s extremely common for celebrities to be able to do multiple skills (i.e. Sing/Dance, Sing/Dance/Act). Well sometimes actresses think they are the next “J-Lo” and then their singing careers just don’t take off. We’ve compiled a list of actresses that aren’t know for their singing careers. Here a few that made us cringe or just are overshadowed by something they did.

Victoria Justice

Everyone remembers Victoria Justice, or Vicky J as we call her, as the star of the hit Nickelodeon show “VICTORiOUS”. After rumors spread that she ended the show because she wanted her own solo tour instead of a cast tour, Victoria took a break from acting to focus on her “music” (aka do nothing because it never seems like anyone who says they are going to focus on music does a lot).  Vicky J is also the rumored bully of the second coming of Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande. So I think the fans of the world finds the irony in the fact that Ariana has a hit album and Vicky J has…well a song that went Gold with Zumba. Either way, Vicky J is now one of the actresses that doesn’t have a successful singing career…or even a successful acting career either at this point. She’s just getting her Zumba on and no one really cares. Hey Vicky J, say hi to Ariana Grande as she’s on tour with a hit album that actually didn’t go gold…but rather Platinum.

Emily Osment

You remember her as Hannah Montana’s best friend that really couldn’t sing but then magically could in the series finale as she sang subconsciously with Miley “I’m secretly learning how to twerk behind my daddy’s back” Cyrus. This, along with Disney needing to fill their quota of Disney stars that could sing, proceed to have Emily Osment think that she could have a singing career. Granted, Emily does have a good voice, probably a little better than the 2010s Disney Queen Miley and probably could have had the career that Miley has had, minus the foam finger and twerk all up on Beetlejuice part. But she probably turned may people off when she told them “Let’s be friends so we can make out” in song off of her début album. Emily, you’re pretty but that’s just too forward for people but I give you props for telling them your intentions right out of the gate.

Miranda Cosgrove

Miranda Cosgrove is a victim….a victim of the war between Nickelodeon and Disney Channel and we are a victim of having to hear her sing. Miranda was the star of one of the first breakout shows of the late 2000’s Nickelodeon boom, iCarly,  and was up against Disney’s powerhouse show, Hannah Montana. They decided that “Hey, Miranda can carry a tune! Let’s get her to sing a song or three on the iCarly soundtrack” and that’s how her first single “About You Now” was released. Slowly as time grew on, Miranda thought she could sing and she even released her own album and went on tour when we all really wished that she could stop.  Nowadays, Miranda isn’t acting that much but she is working on her second album…let’s hold in our excitement. Especially after she released this on her YouTube Channel:

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff really isn’t that great of a singer! There, I said it! Hilary was the face of the Disney Channel for 65 episodes, the Disney standard for the early 2000s, of her show “Lizze McGuire”  where we learned that Hilary had a voice…a voice that sounded like she was talking but talking to a jaunty tune.  Disney jumped on this and began their “pimping”  their stars and signed Hilary to their record company, Hollywood Records (she’s still with them too!) and she’s been poppin’ out albums (and the occasionally baby) ever since even though the first one was probably enough.  Don’t get me wrong, Hilary a better singer than most of the Disney stars that came after her but she really should have only released one album. She’s more of a one album joy instead of a 5 album and two compilation albums joy. Don’t quit your day job, Hilary.

Kim Kardashian

This is pretty much self-explanatory. Kim Kardashian released her one, and thankfully only song, for the children. Too bad those children will be scared for life after listening to that song because frankly, it will leave someone begging for their lives. Like most venereal diseases, the song is catchy. It’s three words chorus, which is a lot for her, and will leave you going “Turn me up, Turn Me up” all day to the point where you will want to stab your vocal cords. Like her marriage to Kris Humphries, her singing career ended as quickly as it started. Now if only her family will disappear from our television sets.

Heidi Montag

Oh dear, the one we wish would stop singing. Heidi Montag and her crystal obsessed Husband, Spencer Pratt, having been plaguing our television since the monster known as “Speidi” appeared on “The Hills”. It was only a matter of time before the hated couple (they are more hated than the Kardashians) decided that they were going to try to capitalize on their “success”. Their version of this is by making Heidi think she can sing.  And if seeing them every week wasn’t torture enough, they were going to make us listen to her sing as well. Heidi’s début album “Superficial”, such a fitting name for it too, was……well, Kim Kardashian’s album would have been better, even if she was saying the same three words every moment of ever day. It’s literally the worst album in the history of civilization. Luckily for us, Heidi is working on a follow-up…….yay. If there is one album I could live without, it’s the follow up to her. Nope, I lied. It would be a tie between her first album and then this second album.  But I would like to thank Miss Heidi Montag for scaring me for life with her music like she scared up after her massive amounts of plastic surgeries.

Paris Hilton

This, again, is pretty much self-explanatory. The Heiress extraordinaire Paris Hilton has made a name for self by just being herself….and by releasing a sex tape. The Simple Life star also decided that she could sing and wanted to share it with the world. She taught us so much information in her first album.  She taught us that no only are the stars blind but they are also deaf, that Nothing in the World will stop her from hitting on a teenager and making him feel alright in a music video, and that auto tuning can’t fix everything.  Maybe her album is the reason Tinkerbell is no longer with us? Then she sang her theme song for her show chronicling her never-ending search for a BFF. And who could forget her presidential theme song (HILTON 2016):

Bella Thorne

Don’t know who this is? Don’t worry, you aren’t missing out.  Bella Thorne was on a little Disney Channel gem called ‘Shake it Up” and that show pretty much sucked. It wasn’t as bad a A.N.T. Farm but it still sucked. Like all the Disney Darling’s before her, Disney decided to “pimp out” both her and co-star Zendaya for all the money they are worth. Bella’s music wasn’t as beautiful as her name is in Italian and Spanish. Her only “hit” was kinda like Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok” but it was stupid and sucked more than Heidi Montag’s liposuction did.  They even tried to mash-up with Zendaya’s real hit song but that just sounded awkward so Disney thought, “Hey, Let’s just let her record another song”. Sadly, the song sucked worse and made millions of people HATE her even more.  It took Disney at least until the end of “Shake it Up” to realize that they shouldn’t have Bella sing so they stopped giving all the attention to her and focused on Zendaya, who actually better way better than Bella.  Bella Thorne, and Heidi Montag, is the reason not everyone should be made to believe they can sing.