Friday, October 14, 2011
LISTEN ~ BEYONCE
"Listen" is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé. "Listen" is one of four compositions written specifically for the Dreamgirls film. In the film, Knowles' character Deena Jones sings the song to assert independence over her controlling husband. The track was released as the lead single from film's soundtrack album on December 5, 2006. "Listen" is an R&B-soul song whose lyrics make reference to tenacity, love, refusal to defer dreams and finally rise towards fame. The song was a critical success. Music critics complimented the strong and emotionally filled vocals of Knowles, and added that the lyrics perfectly elaborate on Deena Jones's life. "Listen" won Best Original Song at the 2007 Annual Critics' Choice Awards. It also garnered nominations in the same category at the 2006 International Press Academy Satellite Award and at the 2007 Golden Globe Awards. It was also nominated for the 2007 Academy Award for Best Song.