SONG OF THE DAY: BRITNEY SPEARS feat. TINASHE – SLUMBER PARTY

This song was a moderate success but I do think it should have done better. ‘Glory’ was Britney’s best album since ‘Blackout’ and had a number of songs that could and should have done well on the charts, including this one. The official video is expensive looking and engaging which gives it great replay value – essential in this era of streaming where every play … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: BRITNEY SPEARS feat. TINASHE – SLUMBER PARTY

SONG OF THE DAY: ETERNAL feat. BEBE WINANS – I WANNA BE THE ONLY ONE (LIVE GOSPEL VERSION)

Last week I documented how my passion for music began in the late 80s with Kylie Minogue, well a few years later in September 1993, Easther, Vernie, Kéllé and Louise – collectively known as Eternal – released their debut single ‘Stay’; well and truly solidifying my love for music. Their debut record ‘Always and Forever’ is the first CD album I owned and it’s one … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: ETERNAL feat. BEBE WINANS – I WANNA BE THE ONLY ONE (LIVE GOSPEL VERSION)

SONG OF THE DAY: DEBORAH COX – NOBODY’S SUPPOSED TO BE HERE

There’s really not much to say about this song because just from reading the title above, a wave of 90s nostalgia will have washed over you and you’ll be feeling the desperate urge to hit play on the song below.So go ahead and click play on what is probably one of the greatest R&B records of the late 90s, a song that his Cox’s most … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: DEBORAH COX – NOBODY’S SUPPOSED TO BE HERE

SONG OF THE DAY: CHRISTINA AGUILERA feat. XNDA – PIPE

I love hearing Christina in this realm. She’s laidback and sexy in an effortless way and the mood of the song means she’s uncharacteristically restrained when it comes to her vocals and believe me, that’s no bad thing. Christina’s talent is undeniable, but at times I do wish she’d approach her delivery with more ease and not throw everything she has vocally at each and … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: CHRISTINA AGUILERA feat. XNDA – PIPE

COVER OF THE WEEK: UNTHINKABLE (ALICIA KEYS) – BROCKHAMPTON

If you are familiar with Brockhampton’s music you might not think this alternative Hip Hop group an obvious choice to cover an Alicia keys down-tempo, but here they are tackling what is possibly one of Alicia’s finest moments artistically. Unthinkable (I’m Ready) was the fourth release from Alicia’s 2009 album The Element of Freedom and not only did it top the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop … Continue reading COVER OF THE WEEK: UNTHINKABLE (ALICIA KEYS) – BROCKHAMPTON

SONG OF THE DAY: MEL B feat. MISSY ELLIOTT – I WANT YOU BACK

At the time of writing, this song is just over 20 years old. 20 YEARS! If I knew how to insert an emoji here I would put the little face with the raised eyebrows and open mouth. Scary had always been my favourite Spice Girl and I was truly excited at the news of solo music from her. But then to hear that Missy had … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: MEL B feat. MISSY ELLIOTT – I WANT YOU BACK

SONG OF THE DAY: ANGIE STONE – WISH I DIDN’T MISS YOU

As one of Angie Stone’s most well known songs many people believe I Wish I Didn’t Miss You to be a bigger commercial hit than it really was. Aided by a club remix by Hex Hector, the track became a dance floor anthem and much loved particularly amongst the gay community, but did not light up the charts as one might have imagined. Still, who … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: ANGIE STONE – WISH I DIDN’T MISS YOU

SONG OF THE DAY: JOHN LEGEND – HEAVEN

Credit where credit is due, Kanye West produced some great music in the mid-00s didn’t he? His production style was so distinct and many of the songs he produced for other artists still sound great almost 15 years later. Combine West’s production style with John Legend’s irresistible tone and pleading lyrics and you’re left with a breakup song that if you’re in love makes you … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: JOHN LEGEND – HEAVEN

SONG OF THE DAY: WHITNEY HOUSTON – WHY DOES IT HURT SO BAD (LIVE)

I don’t think I can do this performance any justice by trying to intellectualise its brilliance and beauty. It. Is. Perfection. The original recording features on the Waiting to Exhale soundtrack and was officially released as the 7th single from the film. Most people will of course be more familiar with the set’s lead single Exhale (Shoop Shoop) which was a Billboard Hot 100 number … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: WHITNEY HOUSTON – WHY DOES IT HURT SO BAD (LIVE)

SONG OF THE DAY: MUTYA KEISHA SIOBHAN – FLATLINE

So apparently a new Sugababes album IS coming. In August 2018 Keisha revealed new music would be coming soon and so would an explanation as to what has taken so long… Until then we have Flatline. Released five years ago (!) this song still bangs and frankly should have been a hit. Sadly, I believe there are a lot of people out there who do … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: MUTYA KEISHA SIOBHAN – FLATLINE