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: 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

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: P!NK – LET ME LET YOU KNOW

WHO DO I HAVE TO BEG TO GET P!NK TO DO ANOTHER R&B ALBUM?????Her debut offering ‘Can’t Take Me Home’ is one of the best records from the early 00s and most definitely my favourite P!nk album. As I understand it the direction of Can’t Take Me Home was led very much by LA Reid who believed P!nk’s strength lay in R&B music (which was … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: P!NK – LET ME LET YOU KNOW

COVER OF THE WEEK: LUCKY (BRITNEY SPEARS) – THIRDSTORY feat. YEBBA

I love when singers breathe new life in to someone else’s song by switching up the arrangement and delivery. Some of course do it more successfully than others but my choice for Cover of the Week this week I believe fulfils the brief above and beyond. Yebba is well known online for her unique vocal tone and flawless runs and here she joins forces with … Continue reading COVER OF THE WEEK: LUCKY (BRITNEY SPEARS) – THIRDSTORY feat. YEBBA

SONG OF THE DAY: JANET JACKSON – I WANT YOU

I won’t dwell on the unfortunate incident that happened to Janet is 2004, but I will however bring to your attention a song that many casual fans will not have heard due to the blacklisting that Janet faced post aforementioned incident. Today’s song of the day is I Want You from the Damita Jo album. The cut featured (amongst others) John Legend and Kanye West … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: JANET JACKSON – I WANT YOU

SONG OF THE DAY: LEDISI – I BLAME YOU

Is it possible to listen to this song without your body spontaneously moving along to the groove? The answer is no. I particularly enjoyed the live showing Ledisi gave the song at Black Girls Rock in 2013 which included a full dance break. Who knew she was such great dancer?! Ledisi was really feeling her oats that night and for good reason. The performance goes … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: LEDISI – I BLAME YOU

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