Usher featuring Plies, "Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)"

82 Billboard Rating

Usher's last album failed to meet critics' expectations, and plenty counted him out because of it. But his latest single, "Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)," is a clear indication that the R&B crooner is bringing sexy back. " 'Cause what I got, you gonna wanna get some/But girl, that's only if you ain't scared . . . Tonight we're gonna do a lot of sexin'/Can't nobody do your body like this," the recently divorced father of two teases in his honeyed tenor. He keeps up his flirtatious taunting on the chorus, singing, "I'ma fall back while you work that chair/Do the damn thing, let the neighbors hear," atop a silky piano pattern and hand claps. Plies makes a nice addition to the already sexified track, as the self-proclaimed goon drops a raunchy verse in his raspy Southern drawl. "Hey Daddy" may not be a chart-topper-yet-but it sure will make the naysayers pay attention again.

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