It’s Throwback Thursday, and we’re going back to 1998 when R&B music was still relevant, this was the biggest single of R&B singer Jon B.’s career. The song peaked at #7 on the Hot 100, and #2 on the Hip Hop/R&B charts. When you bring up Jon B.’s name 90% of people will think of this song, the other five will either think of his collab with Tupac “Are U Still Down?,” some will think of “Someone to Love,” w/ Babyface, and a few will think of “Don’t Talk,” shoutout to my homegirl Berline for posting this jam on her Facebook wall and giving me the inspiration for this throwback!
So this week I’ll finish my trinity of R&B songs that I remember from being a kid, (the other two are linked in the related posts). We’re going back to when I was 10 years old and R&B music had a place in mainstream world. This song hit #14 on the Hot 100 & #1 on the Hip Hop/R&B charts. This was also when songs about sex could be tasteful LOL.
Two days ago we lost a Hip Hop pioneer, when Heavy D, real name Dwight Myers, passed away on Tuesday after being found unconscious at his home. So it’s only fitting that his most popular song, and highest charting on the Hot 100 is the choice for Throwback Thursday. We’re going back 20 years for this jam and I’m sure everyone has heard or went back and watched this video in the past two days, if not enjoy!!
I know Cody posted a rock song for Throwback Tuesday, but this song has a special meaning which is why I chose it. We’re going back to 1998 for this song from the Armageddon soundtrack, and was surprisingly their only #1 single. Anybody that knows a lot about me knows that I am not a very emotional person, but this song is the only song that has made me cry as an adult. We are almost six years to the day, November 05, since my grandmother passed away. The day after she passed, I went to the grocery store and this song came on the radio and listening to the lyrics just made me get pretty emotional. So now when I hear the song it makes me think of her.
We’re going back to 1995 for this weeks Throwback Thursday, featuring “The G.O.A.T.,” LL Cool J and one of if not the most successful male R&B group of the past 30 years. Big shouts go out to Shebard Coke, for making the suggestion, if you have any Throwback suggestions fell free to hit me or Cody on Facebook or Twitter. I feel as though this song gets overlooked since it was released before LL’s banger “Doin It,” but this song did win a Grammy in 1997, for Best Male Solo Hip Hop, looking back it shows how far Hip Hop has come. The 1997 Grammy’s only had three awards for the genre. Well sort of, in 2012 there will be four, after the restructuring down from 8 previously.
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