Do you remember this awesome classic from The Stylistics? The song is called “Hurry Up This Way Again,” distributed by Philadelphia International Records. Now the song only peaked at #11 on the R&B charts, but it still did very well. It’s a very sweet and romantic song about a guy who loves a woman so much, that he’s willing to drop everything just to make time to see her. We certainly don’t hear classics like this anymore. Great song to put on for those classic get-together(s).
“Get On The Floor,” by Michael Jackson. Man…. I played this song so much back in the day, the record practically turned to dust! LOL.. This was our jam back in the day, and it remains one of my favorite songs from the “Off The Wall” Album. I don’t know why I’m having trouble finding chart information for this song But it doesn’t matter, ’cause we all know that this is a 10+ platinum album in just the U.S. alone. By the way, I believe that the genius Quincy Jones produced this entire album. I miss MJ. Such a shame how drug addiction is killing our most beloved celebs.
Hi guys! Spotify has put together a real cute playlist that has some great oldies. Definitely in my age group. Not sure if these are hand picked or not, however the selection looks pretty good to me. It includes “When A Man Loves A Woman,” by Percy Sledge; “Georgia On My Mind,” by Ray Charles; “You Send Me,” by Sam Cooke; “My Cherie Amour,” by the legendary Stevie Wonder; and “Try A Little Tenderness,” by Otis Redding. Those are just a few major classic hits on this playlist from back in the day. Listen here.
If I remember correctly, this was Mariah’s first album released in 1990 called “Mariah Carey,” under Sony Music. Now, I know there’s a LOT of Mariah Carey fans, and very heavy in the gay community especially. But I have to be honest, for me personally, I think Mariah’s music was best when she first came out up until about 2000s. I really loved her ballads (and a lot of her dance tunes too), but once she started focusing more on the hip hop genre, I slowly started to lose interest in her music. When she first released “Vision Of Love” from her first album, it immediately became a massive #1 hit. Not only that, it stayed #1 for 3 weeks! Now, that’s impressive. Another massive hit from the same album was called “Love Takes Time,” and it was #1 for one week.
Another great work I feel you should listen to is her “Emotions” album, released in 1991. Her first song that was released from this album, “Emotions,” hit #1 on the dance charts, and stayed there for about 1 week. I can’t tell you just how many remixes I heard of this song (It was sickening). But, it was an awesome tune, and she carried it well). One more song I suggest you check out from this album is called “To Be Around You.” Unfortunately, it appears I can’t find any chart information on this song. However, I do know it was an extremely popular song. To my understanding, the song was a tribute to the legendary Cheryl Lynn.
So, in 1986, the madly popular group New Edition, recorded a 50s/60s album called “Under The Blue Moon.” I have to be honest, although I loved New Edition back in the day, I hated this album. I didn’t like it because most of the songs on this album sounded very karaoke(ish). I really do hate albums that sound like that, especially from groups like New Edition, simply because they were very talented young men. But then again, these guys were young, and probably really didn’t know how to sing these types of songs. However, one song they’ve re-interpreted called “Tears On My Pillow,” which was first recorded (I think) by Little Anthony & The Imperials in 1978, was done quite well. They should’ve left out that little rap session out of the song, but it was kind of their trademark back then. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, this was shortly after Bobby Brown left the group to go solo.
Wow guys! Look what I’ve found! I never heard this song before until about yesterday. The song is called, “I Just Wanna Be Your Girl,” and it was song by the one and only, legendary Anita Baker! The album was released in 1979, under the Sony Music Label. Chapter 8 was a disco/soul group from Detroit. Anita joined the group, and recorded one or two albums before she decided to go on her solo career. I don’t think the group is active anymore, the last record release I was able to find was in 1988. This was indeed a blast from the past!!
U2 is such an awesome group, don’t you think? My ultimate U2 favorite, is a song they recorded in 1987 called “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.” This song not only hit #1, it stayed there for 2 weeks. This is such a beautiful song, yet kind of cryptic. I interpret the song as saying, he tried to find his love in other people he has dated, but nothing compared to having the real thing, which was her. I heard Cher sing this song in one of her live farewell performances here. I loved the way she sang this, her voice is truly suited for this song in my opinion.
I’m not sure what genre this song falls under, but I guess it sounds more logical to put it in Hip Hop. Unfortunately I’m not really fan of this kind of hip hop. However, I wanted to post something about this song, because of the artist’s genius way of not only calling attention to a serious issue, but offering a resource in the title. I gotta give props to an rap artist named Logic. He did a collaboration with, Alessia Cara, and Khalid. The song sounds like it’s geared towards younger teens and suicide. When I first saw this song suggested, I said to myself, this artist is shamefully advertising his personal music store, or whatever. It’s a good thing I actually listened to the song, because they actually talked about a very serious subject. Thoughts of feeling alone and suicide. The name of the song 1-800-273-8255, is a brilliant way to get young people to call and get help. We can’t ignore any longer that hip hop does influence the young, a lot….. Kudos to Logic and everyone else that came together to help produce this.