The Soundtrack of My Life

the music that keeps me going…

They Be Dancin’

during my morning commute this song came on and I thought “that’s it!” my post inspiration. I really don’t write just to write, and sometimes since I listen to the same songs over and over–with  the sprinkle of new stuff here and there, hence my In My Earbuds features, I often get writer’s block of sorts where I don’t have any inspiration to blog.

This song isn’t new by any means but it just sparked something in me.  Since I have written about my total adoration of 112 before, I won’t repeat but you can read it here if you missed it. I will instead feature some of my favorite dance tracks. When I heard this song I immediately thought of the choreography from the video, and I wanted to dance. Right there on the train, lol. I came up in the era of music videos–actually birthed in the 80s as me, so I remember when a music video was an EVENT. something you couldn’t wait to peep, and it actually correlated with the message of the song. Nowadays, not so much.

Here are a few of my faves from girls, guys, and groups. No rhyme or reason for choosing, the criteria is just that hearing the song automatically makes me think of the video and dancing. I’m not going to go super obvious with Michael Jackson. Or New Edition either–y’all should already know I stan for them!!! And uhm. No Beyonce either.

This woman that taught me how to dance, or put something in my little heart that made me want to dance at a young age. no bs. And I could’ve chose a billion different videos with much better choreography but on some trippy disco shit, I fux with this song. Maybe not at the time it was released, but definitely now. I hope I didn’t lose y’all. lol. But I had to get Madge in first…

When you think of N’Sync, you think of dancing. period. Can’t deny their influence of the late 90s/early 2000s. I def was a fan. Still a JT fan and looking forward to his upcoming project–its about time!

*bows* I mean I know I said I wouldn’t feature her bro but I would be remiss if I didn’t pay homage to the second woman that taught me how to dance! If you are a girl and didn’t stand up in your living room trying to learn this entire routine I don’t know what your youth was like!

This is my favorite Chris Brown dance vid hands down. I remember when he first came out and I thought “Run It” was a cute song; “Excuse Me Miss” as well but it wasn’t until I heard “Gimme That” that I really started paying attention to him. This song stuck with me and every time I hear this song I just wanna dance nonstop, its a perfect pop song to me. “I know you like how I lean in the lac, you can be in the back singing gimme gimme!” Say what you want about Young Chris but that is a dancin mofo. I looooves a guy that can dance.

Aaliyah had many dance hits, but for some reason this one is very memorable to me. Loved this video! “is it my go or is it your go? sometimes I’m goody goody but right now I’m naughty naughty!” I also have to listen to/prefer the VA superfriendz remix of this song because they used to play it OUT on the radio at home!

Uhm. this was back when I still loved me some Ursher. This is a break up/get my swagger back anthem.  Awesome choreography here.

I’m a Slave 4 U still gets regular rotation on my ipod. Can’t deny that Neptunes beat! This was Britney in her prime, right before her downward spiral… “baby, don’t you wanna…dance up on me?”

I had a good time writing this post. Most of these videos I haven’t seen in years and pulling this post together was a good trip down memory lane. I really could do this all day. I mean we have Ciara, Bey, more Usher, Breezy–ah, so many to choose from! But before I go…and because I gotta include some good #hoshit, from the one hit wonder Ester Dean. I mean, this song… *drops it low*

Let me know what some of your favorite dance videos are in the comments.


Another Freaky Friday…

I’m in a randy mood.

here are few of my favorites on my Sexy playlist that I don’t think I’ve shared via the blog yet… All men contenders today…

You know I’m gon’ try not to be so excited
But I can’t help it feels so good to be invited

That line tickled me a lil bit–uhm why wouldnt you be invited? Anyway, people front on Marques but this song was a banger…

I can feel your body shivering, love’s so tasty,
baby when I’m holding you.
Feels so good I can’t resist those sexy lips, baby when I’m kissing you.

you’re gonna get yours, I’ma get mine. and I’m gon’ take my time…

Can’t go wrong with that! I’m always kinda so so on Jamie Foxx. I like him, and really like his voice. At times I wished he sung a bit more mature music but he has a good mix on both of his CDs and this one is a standout for freaky friday.  Freak’in Me with Marsha Ambrosius is another good one.

And lastly an oldie but goodie. This song has been setting it off for…well a long time. LOL


ok. I’m done. Happy Friday 🙂


Where the players dwell…

its room 112 of course.

I mentioned last week how its strange that I never managed to post about 112. Strange considering I.LOVE.THEM. well, I did. as a 80s baby and 90s teen, they of course came out at the PERFECT time.

112 is one group that I can say has mastered the “i wish your interlude was an entire song”. examples are here, and here, and here. “its all about you, sexy you, its all about you my baby, only you..” whew lawd that one! but then again the self titled 112 CD knocks from beginning to end.

112 still one of the best CDs to come out in 1996, one of the best guy group solo CDs PERIOD, to me. This is one of my classic road trip CDs. I can put it in and sing it all the way…Their second CD Room 112 is also a favorite, I actually love the first 3 joints. after Part III is when things get shaky. Hot & Wet had some nice songs, and Pleasure & Pain was just a damn let down. how can you name an entire cd of such an EXCELLENT song, then it suck? jeez, what a fucking let down! I had to use the F word to appropriately describe how disappointed I was. seriously.

ok so here are some of my one-tweezie bangers, I’m listening to them as I type this.

in no particular order:

okay, well I’m lying this one is first because it is the best damn 112 song there is: Cupid

Funny Feelings -one of my favorites from Room 112. this is a sad ass song. I listened to this the other day, and teared up. true story. don’t judge me. this is a true, “we’re about to break up” song.

Pleasure & Pain– just because I mentioned it earlier. like, there’s nothing else to say. great song.

“why do you make me feel this way, feeling betrayed, being pushed away?” this was on my breakup playlist back in the day….

I Can’t Believe -featuring Faith. I also LOOOOOVE Faith! well, I love all late 90s bad boy artists so….yet another sad song.  but I love their voices on this.

Sweet Love– I think when Part III came out I used to play this one over and over….this is on my sexy playlist. mmhmm.

Come See Me -featuring Mr. Cheeks. oh, how I love him. how about I just found a remix for this on youtube with Black Rob, and the Akinyele beat?! how come I have never heard this song in my life before now!?

Its Over Now–I remember this video, it was when Daron grew his hair out and I was thinking, damn! when did he get cute? and they were getting their New Edition on– dancing their asses off wearing one of my favorite pair of J’s (I know random). the remix with G-Dep and Shyne was a banger too. Diddy throws away more rappers I swear! LOL.

This is your day– this song reminds me of my good friend Tashie. this was her song.

Now That We’re Done– ok. I have to add this to my sexy playlist. I don’t know how I forgot this one…

I’ll end this on a more upbeat note, this video features my Bad Boy superfriends, the conglomerate of 90s greatness. you all know which one…..

the Vanson jackets? the times square shot? BIG? M-A-dolla sign-E? come on yall…..this was greatness. when I tell yall I fell in love with MA$E watching this video. I still know his entire verse. aw, to be a teenager…

I thought I told you that we won’t stop….