Happy Tuesday ladies and gentlemen! How is your week going so far? Have you started off your day with a playlist of your favorite songs or are you just enjoying random selections today? My musical choices this morning lean more on the random side, though a couple of them are among my favorites. Check them out:
You Got Me by The Roots-"Somebody told me that this planet was small. We used to live in the same building on the same floor and never met before until I'm overseas on tour." This is how Black Thought, the front man of band The Roots, began his tale of a budding relationship. Black Thought and Eve dialogue in perfect poetry, sharing concerns of trust while Erykah Badu belts out the chorus with her one-of-a kind vocals over the infectious instruments of the band. The Roots, Jill Scott (who co-wrote and did the original vocals on the chorus), Eve, and Erykah made a classic with this one.
Unpretty by TLC- This song really needs no explanation. Every woman has experienced feeling "unpretty" as TLC suggests with the title. With so much pressure from society and the media to look and act a certain way, we can easily become obsessed with perfection. I commend TLC for making a song that amplified the pressure and obsession as well as for making this thought-provoking video.
I'd Rather Be With You by Bootsy Collins- Who doesn't love hearing a little Bootsy every now and again? I'm a fan of the funk and Bootsy's vocals and guitar put me in a mood every time I hear this song! And of course it makes me think of the movie Baby Boy as well. Speaking of Bootsy, will Old Navy be selling Bootsy's boots again in the fall? I'm so serious.
Bra by Cymande- I am so glad that this song was featured on the soundtrack of Spike Lee's movie Crooklyn. Had it not been for indulging in this film several nights with my younger siblings, I would have missed out on this classic piece from the 70s. This electrifying surge of vocals, percussion, saxophone, and guitar is out of this world! If you have never heard this song, please click play on the video and drink deeply. And promise me you will enjoy that awesome break at the 2:50ish mark.
Are you a fan of these tunes?
What are you listening to today?