Despite Jennifer Lopez trying to nominate “Louboutins” as the Best Song of the Decade by performing it on Ellen, So You Think You Can Dance? and the American Music Awards (where her brief tumble was more talked about than the song itself), the track is officially DOA. According to That Grape Juice, Lopez’s label has “scrapped the single in its entirety – no video, no iTunes release, no nothing. Instead, her team are deeming ‘Louboutins’ a ‘buzz single’ (sound familar?) and are gearing up for the release of an entirely new ‘first official single’ – set to be rolled out early 2010.”
It’s hardly unusual for a label to drop a track and hold off calling it an official single til they hear the public’s response. But it’s not that often that the artist performs the song multiple times on national television and then tries to slink away after the fact like it never happened.
Pretty embarrassing for a woman who used to be a regular in Billboard‘s Hot 100. Hope she already started a college fund for her twins, because this isn’t a great sign that Lopez’s upcoming Love? will be the comeback hit she was hoping for. And though the world might forget about Jenny’s louboutins (if they haven’t already), everyone still fondly remembers other, more successful fashion statements she’s made this decade.