Here is a list of some of my favorite songs. Of course since I am a Music Lover there will be other lists to follow, so this is the first of many to come… First this was going to go under BGT Randomness, since I honestly could care less about grammar and informative content for this post, but then I thought about the fact that there will be other music lists to follow and decided that this should be an “actual” blog post.
I present to you 5 Songs I Will Love Forever!
(click the accompanying picture to view the song’s video the music video)
Lyfe Jennings – Must Be Nice
This song is so spectacular to me because when I first heard it I was like hey he is talking about me ヅ I also appreciated the lyrics so much, because it came around the time that I was getting pretty sick and tired of hearing a bunch of bubble gums songs about nothing. Then came along Lyfe Jennings speaking on unconditional love. The kind of love that makes you say umph! I got something good going on here, I think I will stick with this one! Must Be Nice was a love song, but not a love song…you follow me? It was a hood anthem…and yall know how much I love hood anthems lol Plus Lyfe is one of the FEW celebs that I be crushin’ on. I must have tweeted the man a million times on Twitter just because he responded once lol
JaRule ft. Ashanti – Always On Time
Now I know it may seem like this is a list of hood love songs lol, but it’s not. This song was actually one of those songs that made me go woah did he actually say that. But then once I realized that he did actually say that I was cool and I loved the song! I think the first thing about this song that grabbed my attention was the catchy beat….loved it! Now I just wish Rule and Ashanti could both get it together and put out something worth listening to again!
Bone Thugs & Harmony – 1st of tha Month
Right now this song is loaded onto my phone’s MP3 player. I almost set it as my incoming call ringtone, but that wouldn’t pan out right if it rang out loud by mistake one day while I was at work. Set aside the fact that I had a major crush on Bizzie Bone…that has nothing to do with me being a fan of Bone Thugs in Harmony. I loved just about every song they made. 1st of tha Month was another one of those songs that had a catchy beat that immediately grabbed me. They were rapping about real life…not necessarily my life…but real life. Each one of the group members adds their own special something to the collaboration which makes the group a hit. I am still a Bone Thugs N Harmony fan. Tell me who else has or can do what they did?
Marcia Griffiths – Electric Boogie
This is by far my favorite dance song of all time. If I even hear Boogie Woogie Woogie, I know its time to run out to the floor and cut my step! lol I can incorporate this dance into house cleaning, exercising etc. If you can’t do any other line dancing you better be on point with your Electric Boogie aka Electric Slide. I don’t think there is one black person in the United States of America who has not done the Electric Slide in their lifetime. If you have not done it successfully you have at least attempted it or done a part of it…maybe without even knowing you were doing it lol This is a part of our culture! It is played at each and every wedding reception, ole skool party, card party…hell Black Folks can throw in the Electric Slide at any function. I have even seen it done at a political campaign party lol Check out Marcia Griffiths getting her Boogie on in the video, and she wasn’t a spring chicken herself, but she was cuttin’ that step wasn’t she? Whether you are old or young, The Electric Boogie/Slide is something you must learn to do..you must!!!
Jeffrey Osbourne – You Should Be Mine
Affectionately known as the Woo Woo Woo song! This is an oldie but goodie. Jeffrey has always been a smooth, laid back love song balladier, and You Should Be Mine is one of those love songs that sends chills down your spine. I bet the women were screaming back then “Yes I Can Woo Woo Woo Jeffrey, Yes I Can!” lol I think I developed a love for Jeffrey Osborne’s music from my mother. She has always been a Jeff O. fan ever since I can remember. You Should Be Mine is one of my favorite Jeffrey Osborne songs. But there is just one thing about this song that always puzzled me **scratches chin** What exactly does Jeff O. mean when he says “You’ve Got to Fortify My Love, You Fortify Me.” hmmm so I looked up the word fortify and I think I found the answer after all of these years! (insert lightbulb here lol) To fortify means to make strong or to protect. Ohhhh now I get it! Who woulda thought!