It speaks volumes about the state of the music world that the man with the biggest soul songs of 2006 and 2010 is playing a nightclub on a wednesday night. However, far be it for me to look Miami Beach's gift-horse Cee Lo Green gig in the mouth.
For those who remember (and how could you possibly forget?) 2006's ubiquitous smash "Crazy" , which Green sang as a member of Gnarls Barkley, Green 1-upped himself with last year's "F*** You" (clean version, "forget you") "F*** You" is a timeless ode to having your heartstrings pulled and stomped on by the pretty people. It's up for multiple grammy awards, making it one of the rare times in that craptacular show's history that the best pop song of the year has been nominated. And oddly enough, the video is even better than the song. It's a classic bit of musical americana that belongs on Broadway alongside Avenue Q.
Some folks think that having a #1 song with a profanity in the title is a sign of cultural degeneration. I think they could use a little more protien in their diets and a stump remover. But take a listen to the clean version and decide for yourself if the dirty words wouldn't tell the story better.