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#HelloChallenge... Can We All Just Admit That Adele's HELLO Is Just Okay?

Before you attack me, I'm one of Adele's BIGGEST fans, I can sing practically all the songs from her previous albums word for word, I remember once saying to someone that if Adele was a religion, I might be tempted to convert (well maybe not, but you get the drift)

The first time I heard Hello I'll admit that I listened to it two or three times. I thought it was a good song, but even then I thought she could do better. I mean, we'd waited for three years! Besides, when you put it beside songs like Set Fire To The Rain, Rolling In The Deep and Someone Like You, it doesn't even come close. So what then is all the hype about!!!

I was subjected to listening to the song, it's remix and over five of its covers, including Omawumi's version, played back to back on radio today (don't ask me why I couldn't just change the station).
     MTN even went as far as getting the rights for caller tunes. In its first week it had over 200 million views on YouTube and I still can't figure out why!

Still, I'm a huge Adele fan, and I would sucker-punch you of you start that Adele vs Sia debate. Sia is awesome, she is extremely talented and gets 10/10 for originality and creativity. But most of you who say Sia is better than Adele have only heard Chandelier, and maybe Elastic Heart (which is another "OK" song). So please, give it a rest. Adele is King. (Let's not even talk about the likes of Beyoncé or Riri right now, those ones dey try *shrugs*). 

I don't know about you but I think Hello is just ok, and if it was sung by someone else no one would even listen to it twice. But that's why you've just got to love Adele. She varnished for 3 years, did no Publicity, has almost zero social media presence, keeps a very verrrry low profile, and still she quietly dropped one track suddenly and it's BOOM; FIRE. Respect!

And the #HelloChallenge (where people send lines from the song to their Ex) is just hilarious, although a bit annoying. See some chats below. 


ROTFL. Goodnight Shirley!


This literally killed me. Nigerian mothers are epic!

Awww. LOL. 

So guys, thoughts on Hello and the #HelloChallenge? 


  1. Gosh, I'm just too dry. "Adele" "Hello" "Hello Challenge". If ever you can imagine the slightest clue a guy could have about all this, I don't have that amount of clue you just imagined.

  2. hello challenge cracked me up,I was in stitches, as for the song, I sincerely prefers joe's cover of that song, Joe sang that song in a way that even if you don't have an ex, you would create one ad start crying.lool

  3. Hillarious.

    I found Adeles hello just ok as well.

    I love Sia too

    Yawns, sleep et callie

  4. Lmao!! The last one got me in stitches,lol.
    I mean its Adele,she's just...idk!,the song has basically grown on me.
    The most annoying or ridiculous thing about this #hellochallenge is that,I kept singing the song over and over again as I read each of those messages.

  5. Stop beefing abeg... if you love someone like you have claimed even if the person says rubbish it's not to you. Adele is just highly favoured. .. that's just the explanation. I love the song...

  6. I think hello is just okay,its really no where compared to her other songs but it's cool though.

  7. I agree with you. I told my colleagues the same thing yesterday...but when you are Adele, you can pull off an ok song to become what hello is today. I love Adele.j

  8. Very funnny. For doz who still chat wth der ex

  9. I tried it on my mom... lmaooo! when I got to the "They say that time is supposed to heal us but I ain't done much healing..."part... she called me sharply! "Kilo se e?" lmaooo! She was so worried!

    I tried it on a friend too.. that wan was just violent! Lool! Cool "sturv"

  10. I love Adele's songs and Sia's and okay, Lourde's songs ... and I think HELLO by Adele is a lil above 'ok' because of the video

  11. Oh, wow.
    I think "Hello" is breathtaking to be honest- it's just an amazingly sad love song- plus, Adele looks great, her slight weight loss shows off her lovely facial structure, her cleft chin is to die for.
    I love everything about the song- the mood, setting, everything - it's just a tad depressing so I've only listened to it in very small doses.
    Adele does come across as a serious depressive which must explain how she can go to that deep place and draw out such great talent.
    Loved "Elastic Heart" too- loved that the video told a story and showed the irony between the personalities of the two dancers and their sizes/build.
    All these women are so amazingly talented- I can't even see where any one of their songs can be termed "just ok" to be honest, lol.

  12. Thelma listen to Sia's "Alive" and you will understand why she's compared to Adele. That song gives life.

  13. You have to give a standing ovation to the creators of #HelloChallenge. White people are so creative with their campaigns/marketing. HelloChallenge has put the words of the song in our mouths and made us all sing along.

    The song is above average.

    Imagine if they do a social media campaign for VicOs songs. I still wont jam them.



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