JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER THE REMIXES - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2011)

We never thought we’d say this, but this Justin Bieber character has really has got something to have us playing this CD album repeatedly on our player. Running at barely half an hour, this musical companion piece to his documentary concert film Never Say Never (available in glorious 3D!) is a short and sweet collection of Bieber-licious tracks that will please the uninitiated (yes, that’s us and probably thousands of readers out there who are over 14 years old).

The album kicks off with the single “Never Say Never”, the theme song to The Jackie Chan/ Jaden Smith vehicle The Karate Kid. The energetically catchy track is a performed in collaboration with Will Smith’s kiddo, and it’s going to be difficult for anyone not to fall in love with it – Long live feel good radio friendly songs!

Elsewhere in the 28 minute disc, you’d find the biggest names in music performing with the boy wonder: American band Rascal Flatts on the soulful “That Should Be Me”, the successful recording artist Usher on the heart thumping “Somebody to Love” and R & B singer Chris Brown on the suave “Up”.

It doesn’t end there - you’d find Miley “Hannah Montana” Cyrus singing the accessible duet “Overboard (Live)” with Bieber and Kayne West rapping away on “Runaway Love (Kanye West Remix) while Bieber croons the lyrics.

While hard core Belieber will tell you that listening to the CD is nothing like experiencing his concert (we heard he appeared exhausted at the Singapore tour a while ago, but we forgive him – which 17 year old wouldn’t feel tired after performing a string of concerts around the world?), we are happy with this CD. As it ends with the Diane Warren penned “Born to be Somebody”, we have this feeling that he will go far in the industry because he is made of the real stuff.


Recommended Track: (1) Never Say Never

Review by John Li

Posted on 3 May 2011


Never Say Never (3:48)
That Should Be Me (3:51)
Somebody To Love Remix (3:40)
Up (3:55)
Overboard (Live) (5:08)
Runaway Love - Kanye West Remix (4:47)
Born To Be Somebody (3:01)



Artistes: Justin Bieber
Label: Island
Release Date: February 14, 2011