Category Archives: Music
This past weekend Lifetime premiered their Aaliyah movie to the pleasure of almost no one. I tried to watch it twice but couldn’t make it through either time. Alot of articles have been written roasting the movie so I won’t go into that. (My favorite article was a Grantland blog post by Shea Serrano. Click here to check it out.)
My main issue with the movie was the lack of music. I was an Aaliyah fan from the moment I heard her debut album “Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number”. I was 10 years older than Aaliyah but I admired the woman’s style. She had an allure of confidence and mystery about her that drew you in. The talent was undeniable and she had unlimited potential. When she died, I cried like I had lost a sister.
Fortunately, the music lives on. Here are my favorite Aaliyah’s songs. Enjoy!
One in a Million
Are You That Somebody
More Than a Woman
In need of some inspiration?
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Every generation thinks the music of their youth is better than the what’s being played today. In my case, it is actually true. Let me present, MC Hammer.
Yeah, I had the shoes. I had the baggy pants, white shirt with the black vest. I’m not ashamed to admit it. The “You Can’t Touch This” video, I had all the steps down cold. You couldn’t tell me I didn’t.
I miss the time when rap was fun and actually good.
“You Can’t Touch This”
“Turn This Mutha Out”
“2 Legit 2 Quit”
Every generation thinks the music of their youth is better than the what’s being played today. In my case, it is actually true. Let me present, Milli Vanilli.
Okay, everyone likes to joke about this group now but you know you were jamming to this back in the day. Robert Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan weren’t actually singing on these tracks but that doesn’t change the fact that they made an impact on the 80’s. Look at their style. Look at those braids and tight biker pants. The silly dance moves. They were the 80’s. And we all were singing along.
“Girl, You know it’s True”
“Blame It on the Rain”
Go ahead, admit it. You liked Milli Vanilli, didn’t you?
Every generation thinks the music of their youth is better than the what’s being played today. In my case, it is actually true. Let me present, Michael Jackson vs. Prince.
The 80’s gave us two of the greatest musical artist ever in their prime. Michael Jackson and Prince both released their classic albums in 1982 and 1984, respectively. Sure, they have both gone on to have several other hits but Michael’s “Thriller” and Prince’s “Purple Rain” set records and established both as music royalty.
Remember when there was a debate over who was better? I liked them both equally. Until I say the movie “Purple Rain”. When my teenage self heard Prince Rogers Nelson speak his first line I was down with Team Prince. I didn’t care if he wore heels and lace. The man was and is still sexy.
Favorite Prince song: Too many to name but at the top of the list would be “Adore”.
Favorite Michael song: Again, too many to name but at the top would be “Man in the Mirror.”
What’s your favorite Prince or Michael Jackson song?