The Soundtrack of My Life

the music that keeps me going…

You Got to Show Me…

and mean the words you say
its not a game for me baby
its just not that way…

I’m only one woman baby
treat me like a lady
you gotta take the time to show me
that I’m your one and only
I’m only one woman baby
and I need a one woman man

check out those 90’s fashions! I used to be a HUGE Jade fan back in the day.

Jade to the Max was released in 1992, and went Platinum. I totally wore this CD out. My favorite songs were of course their hit “Don’t Walk Away” and also their cover of “Don’t Ask My Neighbor.”  Their debut single “I Wanna Love You” was also featured on the soundtrack to the movie Class Act–one of my personal 90s faves. You really couldn’t go wrong with a Kid N Play flick back then.

The early 90s were filled with girl groups, and Jade was one of many.  I think the lyrics of this song, are pretty straight forward and basically describing what most women want–a faithful man that’s ride or die. lol

The portion of the bridge highlighted at the beginning of the post stand out to me because I pretty much want  actions to align with your words. Being cognizant of one’s actions; how they treat you are better indicators of someone’s interest that just lip service. In my humble opinion, of course.

you never have to wonder if  I care
If you’re sharing the way I feel for love you know I’m real
I’m the kind of girl to dedicate my world
but you gotta give me all you got
I need it all every drop…

I don’t know about every drop, save some for Jesus and ya mama’nem too!

Now peep this track below from their second album which I assume in my mind is the anthem if the guy in question isn’t holding up his end of the bargain… Before “to the left to the left” and that other countdown, Jade were bringing it in a similar kick him out fashion.

were you fans of Jade? or were they a blip on the radar amongst all the other girl groups that didn’t go that far? 

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It don’t take a rocket scientist…

To know I love you…

And it don’t take a rocket scientist to know I need you
See if you believe that you and me can change the world someday
Then you’ll believe me when I say

I still love you
I still love you
I decided I still love you
I still love you

**it kinda irks my spirit  to intentionally title my post with don’t instead of doesn’t…but that theres the lyrics, lol**

revisiting this song, the thing that stands out to me the most is  in the chorus: “I DECIDED I still love you” because love is an action, and absolutely a decision…

I heard this song and on the random wanted to feature it for Throwback Thursday.

702 came on the scene back in the 90s with a feature on Subway’s puppy love anthem This Lil Game We Play. This song still gets regular rotation on my iPod because I am an 80s baby and a 90s teen and therefore its part of my youth’s soundtrack.

The group’s membership changed after that feature; losing a cousin and a sister, then adding a member– and 702 went from a quartet to a trio. The song above was featured was on their last studio album, Star. I can admit that I didn’t really get into this CD at all, despite this gem of a song with The Neptunes production. It was so simple and repetitive yes with the chorus but still absolutely a banger.

While I did not get into this CD, their debut No Doubt was a favorite. Peep some of my faves below:

Steelo is my favorite 702 song. How can you not love this song? and the Missy feature? Biv10 was the ish back then and I really loved all the various groups in the early to mid 90s especially because they included people in my age range. “ask Michael Jackson who’s bad? He say I am but the queen not drag…” my shat!

Get it Together, also from their debut is one of those songs I think every teenage girl played when she was “going thru it.” with a guy. its just one of those breakup songs…

and lastly, probably their most popular song, from their second release 702. Remix featuring Missy. I couldn’t tell you much else about this album either, as I never owned it.

This video had the look of many late 90s videos. Looking at it now, it reminds me of an Aaliyah vid. 702 were not playing with this song! A girls anthem before we had girls anthems, lol.  Always a good move. Sing with me: where my girls at, from the front to back. well is ya feeling that? put one hand up…

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