Tuesday's Tunes: Volume 1

Do you all start your morning's work with a good playlist like I do?  For my first installment of "Tuesday's Tunes" I wanted to share with you guys a few throwbacks on my playlist this morning.  I hope you enjoy these blasts from the past!

Breakin' My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes) by Mint Condition-This was the first song I have ever heard by the R&B group Mint Condition, formed in the late 80's.  After falling in love with the smooth vocals of lead singer Stokley Williams, Mint Condition became one of my favorite groups of the 90s.

Girl Next Door by Musiq Soulchild- Hearing this song reminds me of childhood in a warm way.  Musiq and featuring vocalist Ayana do a beatuiful job of vocalizing memories of the girl and boy next door, making this one of my all-time favorite songs.  

I Swear by Cherokee- I promise you I got chills when I first heard this song on the radio in high school.  The explosion of the guitar, the horns, the lyrics, and Cherokee's captivating vocals lured me in instantly.  And to later find out that this song was inspired by her then relationship with Bilal (who I adored) put the icing on the cake.  It's just too damn bad they didn't give this song the spins it should have gotten back then. Speaking of, where is Cherokee nowadays?

Don't Mess With the Radio by Nivea- Seeing this colorful video for the first time in 2001 made me want to get up and dance.  This is such a fun and upbeat song.  This song marked the beginning of my participation in the Nivea fan club lol.

Love for Free by Rell- ...and this song right here!  Yes, "Love for Free" still gets heavy rotation from me, as if it were newly released. This song is from Jay's Streets Is Watching soundtrack and was in my top three from the album (along with "Only a Customer" and Christion's "Pimp This Love").  Rell's vocals are everything to me on this track and the hook is so catchy! But what happened to Rell though?

Were you a fan of these tunes? What are you listening to today? Please share in the comments :-)
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