Jessica Simpson is NOT the new Shania

I was trying to pretend that Jessica Simpson’s country album wasn’t happening, but Slezak just made me listen to the single, "Come On Over" (below), because he wasn’t man enough to do it himself.

If Simpson’s people try to market her — suddenly all brunette and fond of form-fitting flannel — as the next Shania Twain, I will be forced to hurt someone. Shania has a voice, soul, and love for exclamation points that is pure country. (She also has a better song titled "Come On Over.") If this track is any indication, Simpson’s country album will be as unnecessary as we thought it might be.

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  • Winona

    Ick. If I thought I wasn’t a huge fan of country before, this just sealed it for me. Glad to hear she’s still the queen of belch-singing, though.

  • Phil

    I love how spin works, and as a memeber of the media I see it ALL the time, but seriously from the moment I heard she planned to put out a country album I just knew it would be HORRENDOUS. But lets be honest, fans of country albums BUY records? Why? Well not to be all mean, but a good amount of them are white trash/non educated high school drop outs that don’t quite know how to still go on the internet and get music illegally. THERE I SAID IT. And please do NOT attack me for saying that, cause if you have any amount of intelligence, you know that statement is grounded in TRUTH. This song is so bland, and not even interesting by country standards, but I do love 1. How Jess is all, I’m a TX girl! I grew up on country music! REALLY!? Cause I recall you singing a different tune when you broke out in the late 90’s saying how your dad (then a minister) had you singing in Church and you eventually wanted to do Christian music, not necessarily pop. She aggravates me to no end.

  • NineDaves

    i love how artists think that country is an easy answer to their flegging careers. bon jovi didn’t succeed with their country record. i don’t think our DWTS girl will be successful. and i’ll bet jessica simpson probably won’t either. at least jewel’s country record is good and understood. she’s been living in the country for years now, and her songwriting always had a country feel to it. i’m hoping she kicks jsimps behind!

  • Bertie

    That is bad! I do listen to country and wow…
    Does she need the money that bad??

  • Yee-haw

    Ummm…actually the Bon Jovi record and tour was a HUGE success and totally revitalizd their career. Julianne’s album is doing pretty well too, and rumor has it that the new Jewel country CD is also pretty good. Still, I am not clicking on that link. NO JESSICA!! It will go away soon enough.

  • dma69

    Let’s see: first Christian music, then pop music, now country music. No matter what genre she picks, she still sucks as a singer. Period. Shania has nothing to worry about.

  • Snarf

    Memo to Pervy Papa Joe (Jess’ father/manager/jailer) just because your kid routinely makes the front pages of the tabloids, does not mean she’s a “superstar” or talented.

  • Elizabeth

    My thoughts exactly dma59. Oh, and she’s a damn crappy actress to boot! (you can choose between Ugg or cowboy -which ever flavor suits the reincarnation you want to refer to.)
    Just think Jess: if Nick hadn’t let you come out and open for 98 Degrees back in the day, where would you be?

  • Minutiae

    My apologies to Mandi, but Shania’s voice is terrible. It’s flat, scratchy, and she has virtually no vocal range. Her career has been made on her looks and catchy songs that were mostly written for her.

  • Lynny

    It’s not earth shattering, but I think if one of the other country blondes were singing it, people would probably like the song. She sounds better here than I’ve ever heard her and the song is catchy. I’m not really a fan, but I think people have been waiting to hate on it no matter what it sounded like. It’s really not bad.

  • LisaMama

    This is a classic example of someone trying to hard — the country look and vibe, the strained vocals, the lame song — blech!

  • Dublin

    I agree – I never thought Shania was that great of a singer either. Her voice wasn’t that great – she was just very pretty and charasmatic with some catchy tunes and it all came together for her. Having said that…
    Jessica’s song is plain okay. But, it all seems a bit desparate and that turns me off. If she hadn’t made a parody of herself during and after her reality TV show, she may have been able to make something of herself. I think she’s doomed to a life of a C-list celebrity with no outstanding talent other than being pretty and popping up in the tabloids.

  • jake

    minut, thanks for the laugh.
    Shania Twain is an icon because of her charisa,voice and how she took country music worlwide on a massive scale.
    Do you research, Shania takes the lead on all song writing for her songs.
    Shania Twain is worth hundreds of millios of dollars and the biggest selling country female of alltime.
    Anyone who bashes Shania on this site is just pure jealous of her astonishing career,wealth,talent and success.
    She also has been a class act her whole life and living a private live in Switzerland and New Zealand.
    I can’t wait for Shania to return with her new songs she wrote and a new world tour.
    Shania is truly in a league of her own.

  • Simon Cowell

    A Nightmare:
    It sounds terrible. She is completely off pitch she is trying to sing a range that isn’t hers.
    It is also a terrible rip off of Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert. The title also is very original. Shaina Twain had a song with the same Title about 10 years ago. Its as if Jessica and her manufaturers think we do not have any type of a long term memory. Maybe they don’t.
    On a Scale of 1 being the worst and 10 being the best I give her a 5 for this song.

  • Sally

    I think Shania is great and the best thing to every happen to country music.
    But she became much bigger than nashville and her money and power allows her to take long breaks and come back as she pleases.
    Shania is the totaly package, she has talent,looks and charisma and amazing songs that she and her soon to be ex co wrote and produced.
    There will never be another Shania who took the music world by storm on such a high level.

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