Sunday, April 24, 2011
WHATCHULOOKINAT ~ WHITNEY HOUSTON
"Whatchulookinat" is a 2002 single released by American R&B/pop singer Whitney Houston. The song serves as the initial single from Houston's U.S. platinum selling fifth studio album, Just Whitney. The song, which was co-written by Houston, was her response to what she felt was intense and sometimes unfair and inaccurate media criticism at the time. The single peaked at #96 on the Billboard Hot 100, but fared much better on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart, where it hit #1. "Whatchulookinat" has several remixes from Thunderpuss, Full Intention, Junior Vasquez, Peter Rauhofer, Razor 'N Guido and P. Diddy. The single performed strongly in some international markets; reaching #3 in Canada, #6 in Belgium, #17 in Italy and #13 in the United Kingdom. Released as the lead single of the album, song failed to capture critics' favourable reviews. Billboard magazine gave a negative comment on the song saying, "This song co-produced by Bobby Brown and co-authorised by Houston herself - comes across like a poor little rich girl whining. That's just boring.." Rollingstone said that the song was "creaky and unconvincing"