And Friday is here, bless its little soul. It couldn't have come any quicker.
Today's Old School Friday Theme is: originals vs remakes. Very touchy topic I would think. A lot of music lovers can definitely get into a throw down mode with this one. We can all agree that some songs just shouldn't be touched at all - can anyone say "My Prerogative" by Britney Spears? Yet on the other hand, there are some artists who do take the ride and refrain from the train wreck it could become. I will be pulling a few 90's inspirations, so bear with me. Here are three of my favorites (another hard choice!):
This happens to be one of my all time FAVORITE duets ever. Everyone has a love for one of, if not both of these artists. They were/are talented in so many ways and when they came together, they blew us all away.
Then when I heard this remake, I fell in love immediately. This brother and sister team did a phenomenal job of capturing the smooth laid back energy and the yearning pain that can be heard in the lyrics of the song. I was always a fan of Jesse Powell but not really of his sister Trina ("I Don't Know What You Came Here For" or "My Love Is The..." fame), but after this duet she won me over.
Second choice, one of the best funk bands ever put the sexy in funkay with this song **fanning profusely**:
And before Mr. Sisqo went all "I am the king of R&B" nutso on us, Dru Hill really brought that heat over and over and OVER again on their debut album, which included an amazing remake of this song. Now unfortunately there is no video for this song, but I did find a link for it on Rhapsody. Just click here and take a listen to #12.
And lastly, something a bit more recent. I am a huge Level 42 fan and this song always haunts me. The lyrics are superb, I even wrote the lyrics as a post a while back. This is my favorite track from them:
This phenomenal song was given a soulful touch, by the Grammy Nominated, raspy voiced Acey Ducey himself - Anthony David. LOVE IT.
I promise, that's all I have.
Be sure to check out the rest of my OSF fam here. Have a great weekend!