By title alone, Beyonce’s “Love On Top” is deceptive. The song’s tame as hell as is the video so save yourself a click if you’re watching in hopes of softcore porn. What we do have here is maybe more choreography jacks by the pop queen. Mr. North’s dead-on in saying that the dance steps in B’s latest vid find at least some of their inspiration from New Edition’s “If It Isn’t Love.” Yes, I’m old enough to remember the greatest boy band ever and their dance routines.
Recently, Bey’s taken her share of flack for
stealing paying homage to others’ choreography, which isn’t like music sampling where the originator can gets credit and a check as a result. Still, a chunk of the criticism may be unwarranted as the moves she’s lifting from aren’t iconic routines. It’s not like she’s reinterpreting and renaming The Moonwalk, saying she made it up while practicing in the basement.