Happy Tuesday, ladies and gentlemen! How is your day going so far? I hope all is well with each and every one of you. I also want to thank you all for stopping by my little corner of the web today. You could have been on any other site right now, but you're here rocking with me. And for that, I am very appreciative :-)
For this week's installment of Tuesday's Tunes, I would like to share with you a few songs on my playlist today. I hope you enjoy the selections!
Miss My Love by Antoine Dunn- What can I say about Antoine Dunn and his smooth Baptist Church soul- stirring vocals? I became a fan of Antoine Dunn after hearing his single "Can't Forget" a while back. So I was pleasantly surprised to hear the release of another single in "Miss My Love." If you like this song and are asking yourself "Who is Antoine Dunn?" please get familiar by visiting his site at www.antoinedunn.com. His debut album Truth of the Matter will be released on October 16, a week from today, so be on the lookout!
I Don't Know Why I Love You by Brand New Heavies- Anyone who has ever heard this song cannot ignore the beautifully painful lyrics N'Dea Davenport is forcing out of herself in "I Don't Know Why I Love You." I never knew love and pain coupled could sound so good! As a fan of the Brand New Heavies, I must say this is one of my favorites by them.
Cheers 2 U by Playa- The first time I heard "Cheers 2 U" I was riding in my mom's minivan enjoying a chocolate-covered vanilla ice cream bar. We had just left the grocery store and it was apparent that music and the ice cream were all that would ensure a peaceful 30 minute ride home for mommy and her four precocious children. It's crazy what songs memories attach themselves to. After hearing this song I went home and begged my cousin to buy me Playa's album by the same name. As my siblings can probably recall, this allowed me the opportunity to play the tape repeatedly in the car and house until everybody got tired of hearing it. I wonder if any of them grew to love the late-great Static Major as much as I did.
Never Make a Promise by Dru Hill- This was such a touching song. I love each sentiment that the song leader "Jazz" expressed in these lyrics. "I promise I'll never hurt you, I'll never make you cry... I'll keep you safe, I'll keep you warm, I'll keep you satisfied." And he vowed to keep these promises in the video, when he learns his pregnant girlfriend is being abused by her stepfather. This one is definitely a tear-jerker for you.
Cherry Wine by Nas featuring Amy Winehouse- If you know me well, you know I Stan for three rappers. Nas happens to be one of them, so you can probably imagine how much I have played out Life Is Good since its summer release. My favorite track from the album, "Cherry Wine," features the vocals of the late Amy Winehouse in the chorus. In the video, Nas serves the drinks in this classic bar setting as projections of Amy performing adorn the walls.
Are you a fan of these tunes? What are you listening to?
Please share in the comments :-)