Happy Tuesday, guys and dolls! How are you all doing today? I hope your week is off to a positive start and you're all in good spirits! As it usually goes, I would like to thank you guys for stopping by here today and checking out the tunes I've been grooving to so far. I appreciate each and every one of you and hope that you hear at least one song you like or can reminisce to or vibe with while listening along today.
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is by Rose Royce- One of my favorite comedies of all time is Carwash, starring Richard Pryor. Along with being a hilarious movie with an all-star cast made up of very colorful characters, this movie had an incredible soundtrack. "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" could easily be one of my favorite tracks from the album. It's definitely a song that will get you up and going early in the morning. I don't know if it's the funky groove of the track or the "put up or shut up" lyrics, but it definitely gets me up on "being about it instead of talking about it." You should have seen me up dancing to this song this A.M. like I was on Soul Train or something lol. Shaking my pseudo-afro and all!
All About You by SWV- Now this song reminds me of that innocent middle school crush from back in the day. I have vivid memories of the guy who used to bring me candy and treats when I got off the school bus in the mornings when I heard this song earlier. It gave me that warm feeling you get when you wonder if your crush likes you just as much as you like them. It didn't help that the goody bags would have those infamous notes attached. You know the ones-- Do you like me? Yes or No. Those were the days! Trust, I was up snapping my fingers grooving with the refreshing change of lead vocals from Taj as I sang along.
The Light by Common- Every time I hear those opening lines "I never knew a l-l-l-love like this," I'm overwhelmed with all types of gushy feelings. There's nothing like watching a rapper take off his cool to profess his love for the lady in his life. Common is one that doesn't mind baring his soul in endearing, thought-provoking lyrics, which is why he's one of my favorite artists. Could you imagine being the muse for this song? I ain't mad at 'cha, Erykah Badu!
Gots Ta Be by B2K- I ain't even gonna lie to y'all. I was a big fan of B2K back in the day. And this, which I believe was their second single, is my favorite song by the group. One of the things I loved most about this song is the fact that the sugary sweet lyrics were professing some serious requirements for such young men! Omarion sang that you gotta let him eat off your plate and all that! Now these guys did suggest a ring towards the end of the song so I'm not even upset about the eating off my plate business lol. Were you a fan of B2K back in the day?
Stay by Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko- Though this song makes me feel so sad, I can't stop listening to it. It's almost painful listening to the begging on both Rihanna and Mikky Ekko's parts. Nonetheless, I feel this longing for something whenever I listen to it. It's like I feel as they do, wanting desperately for that special someone to stay. Especially when you know breaking up is inevitable, but something in you just can't let go. Have you ever felt that way about someone?
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