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Singles: Dec. 3, 2011

Reviews of the latest songs from LL Cool J, Ingrid Michaelson, and more

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Will.i.am feat. Mick Jagger and Jennifer Lopez, ”T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)”
Jagger yowls about hardness. J. Lo drones robotically about hardness. Will.i.am talk-shouts, “Hard I am!” The hardest thing about this electro track? Liking it. CMelissa Maerz

LL Cool J, ”No More”
LL gets his emo on with these heartbroken rhymes about the one who got away. Guest Ne-Yo’s velvety croon helps soften leaden couplets like ”We’re saying cheers/While we’re holding back tears.” BKyle Anderson

Ingrid Michaelson, ”Ghost”
Grey’s Anatomy‘s favorite balladress luxuriates in sadness on her chiming, mournful latest, wistfully haunting the halls of her own broken love affair. B+Leah Greenblatt