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: USHER feat. BEYONCÉ and LIL’ WAYNE – LOVE IN THIS CLUB, PART II

A few months ago I wrote a post about a few Mariah Carey remixes that I thought were better than the original versions, and this remix of Usher’s 2008 single ‘Love In The Club’ is another example of when that happens. It’s not just the addition of Beyoncé that elevates the song, but lyrically it’s far more interesting than the original which is simply just … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: USHER feat. BEYONCÉ and LIL’ WAYNE – LOVE IN THIS CLUB, PART II

SONG OF THE DAY: LUCAS and STEVE feat. BRANDY

Brandy’s 1994 debut single ‘I Wanna Be Down’ is given an unexpected twist in this uplifting and feel good dance track which has become a regular on my workout playlist! Created by Dutch production team Lucas and Steve, the pair are quoted as saying: “We’ve been fans of Brandy for so long! Her voice is amazing and it already caught our attention when our parents … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: LUCAS and STEVE feat. BRANDY

SONG OF THE DAY: TEYANA TAYLOR – GONNA LOVE ME

A few years ago I started worrying that traditional R&B music was slowly disappearing from our speakers and being replaced either by a generic pop sound or harder, trap influenced beats. Case in point: Usher. Known for releasing some of the best R&B mid tempos (U Remind Me, U Got It Bad, Confessions, Burn…), in recent years he has distanced himself from the sound and … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: TEYANA TAYLOR – GONNA LOVE ME

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

MARIAH CAREY – WHEN THE REMIX IS BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL

In 1995 Mariah Carey released the smash hit song Fantasy from her fifth album Daydream. Accompanying the original release was a more hip hop driven remix featuring Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’Dirty Bastard. It would be this song that started a trend in Mariah’s career to take a more pop flavoured song and give it an urban makeover, oftentimes completely reinventing the original track with barely … Continue reading MARIAH CAREY – WHEN THE REMIX IS BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL