Cee Lo Makes Swearing Work

Cee Lo Green doesn't think his song 'F**k You' would have worked for any other singer.

The upbeat soul singer - who is one half of 'Crazy' hitmakers Gnarls Barkley -wrote the song with singer and songwriter Bruno Mars, but doesn't think anyone else could have made it a success.

Cee Lo said: "Some people have misconstrued Bruno's contribution as him writing the song for me.

"If he knew the song was gonna be a big hit, he'd- a wrote it for himself. Nobody else would've got away with it but me.

"Look at me! I'm not idea image wise. I don't think. I get a chance to stand out there and redefine what's doable. I am a f**k you - that's why the song works."

The track - which is also available as a radio friendly version titled 'Forget You' - is presently on course to reach number one in the UK singles chart this Sunday (10.10.10).

Cee Lo admitted he's happy to release a commercial song, about a character's jealousy over a gold digging ex-girlfriend, with a controversial title.

He said: "I'm an artist and I like the risk - I'm not in it for the sure things. I like the want, the need the desire to live and die by it - it's that serious for me. But on the other hand someone like myself should survive. This should not be a kamikaze mission."


Contactmusic

Tags: Gnarls Barkley - Bruno Mars

Advertisement

More Gnarls Barkley

Cee Lo Green Reactivates Goodie Mob After 14 Years, New Album Out Now

Cee Lo Green may have had a successful project as one half of Gnarls Barkley with Danger Mouse, and a hit solo song 'Forget You'...

Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple

Album Review of 'The Odd Couple' by Gnarls Barkley.At their best, Gnarls Barkley manage to effortlessly combine accessibility with gravitas. They are able to execute...

Gnarls Barkley - Run Video

Gnarls Barkley Run Video Gnarls Barkley release their new single, Run on March 24th 2008 taken from their second album titled 'The Odd Couple' which...

Gnarls Barkley - Who Cares?

Gnarls Barkley Who Cares?Single ReviewThe amazing voice of Gnarls Barkley and super producer Danger Mouse are back with a new single 'Who Cares?' These boys...

Advertisement

Gnarls Barkley, Gone Daddy Gone, Video Stream Video

Gnarls Barkley Gone Daddy Gone Video Gnarls' latest video, for their irresistible rethink of the Violent Femmes classic, "Gone Daddy Gone," has now begun receiving...

Gnarls Barkley - Who Cares Video

Gnarls Barkley Who Cares Video The double-A single released November 6th on Warner Bros. Records With their gargantuan debut single 'Crazy' and its Top 10...

Gnarls Barkley - Smiley Faces

Gnarls BarkleySmiley FacesSingle ReviewWet Wet Wet, Bryan Adams, and Tony Blair. What is it that those three have in common? Well, apart from the obvious,...

Gnarls Barkley, Go-Go Gadget Gospel, Audio Stream Video

Gnarls BarkleyGo-Go Gadget GospelAudio StreamCee-lo & Dangermouse are all over the place at the moment. The Mighty Gnarls Barkley is a force not to be...

Advertisement

Comments

Gnarls Barkley Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Gnarls Barkley

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All