Posts Tagged ‘80’s

22
Jan
10

Flashback Friday – 1/22/10

Happy Friday All! After paying tribute to the late Teddy Pendergrass last week, I am back to throwing some random old school Hip Hop and R&B at you all this week. Today’s blog features old cuts from Cherrelle, Cece Peniston, Donell Jones, Joe Public and Yo-Yo. As I was looking up these videos and actually listening to the content, it actually made me sad about today’s music. If you’ve read my old blog, “Will Work For Good Music”, you’ll understand why. I mean, the beats from the past might not be as hot in some cases, but the lyrical content was about something at least! I digress. For example, Donell Jones’ song ‘Where I Wanna Be’ was real talk. Saying he’d rather leave the woman he was with because there were too many temptations facing him, but instead of cheating, he broke up with her. Even though it hurt her and him, he still ended up coming back. after he “sowed his royal oats”, lol.  How many folks do you know who have been in that situation? (BTW-I still believe that Mr. Jones is very underrated…where are all my Donell fans at?! )And Joe Public’s song talking about living and learning. Nobody does that anymore. They make mistakes…..and then make them again for whatever reason. No learning whatsoever. Smh. Then we have Yo-Yo telling dudes they can’t play with her “yo-yo”. I think y’all are smart enough to know what she’s talking about. This was like a the ladies anthem when it came out. Tellin the fellas at the clubs and parties that if you touch my “yo-yo” without consent, I’m stompin you out!  Haha. Anyway, please enjoy these old school tunes and take a second to vote, suggest and comment on them. Have a blessed weekend! 🙂

*Exits Outta The Firescape*

Cherrelle – Everything I Miss At Home (1988)

Cece Peniston – Keep On Walkin (1991)

Donell Jones – Where I Wanna Be (1999)

Joe Public – Live and Learn (1992)

Yo-Yo – You Can’t Play With My Yo-Yo (1993)


15
Jan
10

Flashback Friday – 1/15/10 – Teddy Pendergrass Tribute (1950-2010)

Teddy Pendergrass

March 29, 1950 – January 13, 2010

Happy Friday All! The music world lost a legend this past Wednesday, as we learned of the death of  R&B/Soul singer Teddy Pendergrass in Philadelphia, PA. He was 59 years old. Today’s blog is dedicated to Teddy. I stuck to only 5 songs but there could’ve been more since he has been a part of many hits from his gig as the lead singer with Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, to his lengthy stint as a solo artist. He may have been before my time, but I vividly recall my parents listening to him on their favorite radio station as I grew up, whether at home or in the car.  His infamous slow grooves like “Turn off The Lights”, “Come Go With Me” and “Close The Door” are the reason why most of you all are here, so you can thank  the late, great crooner for your very own existence, lol.  Please enjoy, suggest, comment and vote on your favorite Teddy P. song. Have a blessed weekend! 🙂

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Teddy Pendergrass, the seductive American rhythm-and-blues singer who continued his recording career after he was paralyzed in a 1982 car accident, has died at the age of 59, media reports said on Thursday.

Pendergrass’s son, Teddy Pendergrass II, told the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper that his father died on Wednesday at a Philadelphia-area hospital. He had undergone colon cancer surgery eight months ago and his son said he had a difficult recovery.

Pendergrass began his career as a drummer but first rose to fame in the 1970s when he became lead singer of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, which had hits such as “If You Don’t Know Me by Now” and “I Miss You.”

Click here for the complete story from Yahoo! News

*Exits outta the firescape*

Close The Door

Come Go With Me

Love TKO

Turn Off The Lights

When Somebody Loves You Back


08
Jan
10

Flashback Friday – 1/8/10 – Cornball Edition

Happy Friday All! Its the end of the first full week of the New Year. How are those resolutions coming along? You quit yet?!?! Lol, just kidding. Anyway, today’s Flashback Friday has a theme to it. I call it, the “Cornball Edition”. Why? Just watch the videos and listen to the songs and you tell me! The majority of the songs I post every Friday, at least in my opinion, are songs you can still rock to and proudly sing out loud or nod your head to without shame. Can’t say the same about the videos posted today, lol. I dare all you Fif Followers, to blast the songs I’m posting out of your car stereo or loudly through your headphones at the gym and see if you get any side eye looks, haha. Today’s blog features infamous throwbacks from Kriss Kross, MC Hammer, Milli Vanilli, Sir Mix A Lot and Vanilla Ice. Ok, I won’t lie–I bumped some Kriss Kross as a youngin’ and they were a hot little duo when they were out, but looking back now I still have to wonder why their mamas let them walk around with their clothes on backwards all the time. SMH. Show of hands for anyone out there who owned pair of those Hammer style parachute pants!! Those of you who still own them, I’m praying for you. I wanted to post the video “Girl You Know Its True” by Milli Vanilli, because its just terrible, but it didnt embed correctly, so here’s a warning for all you young males out there who are a part of the skinny jeans fad: be mindful of just how tight your pants are getting or else you could end up wearing spandex like pants like Milli Vanilli and nobody wants that. I can do this all day, but I will leave you all to watch the videos and take it back for a few minutes to ask yourself, “what were they thinking?”. Comment, suggest and vote for  the corniest video/song of the day! Have a blessed weekend! 🙂

*Exits outta the firescape*

Kriss Kross – Jump

MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This

Milli Vanilli – Blame It On The Rain

Sir Mix A Lot – Baby Got Back

Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby



25
Dec
09

Flashback Friday – 12/25 – Merry Christmas Edition – Pt. 4

Happy Friday and Merry Christmas to all!  I’m slowly but surely realizing that this time many, many years ago, I’d be asleep already–waiting to get up at the butt crack of dawn to rip open any and every Christmas present with my name on it. Now I’m up wrapping gifts and preparing food for Christmas dinner and whatnot. This whole reminiscing thing has me feeling aged, so I’m gonna stop now, lol. Today’s Merry Christmas blog features classic Christmas songs from Alvin and The Chipmunks, Drifters, Nat King Cole, The O’Jays and The Treacherous Three with Doug E. Fresh. Yes–you read right–I did indeed include Alvin and The Chipmunks in this blog. I don’t care what anybody says; that song is classic! Lol. I will just close out by wishing everyone reading this a very Merry Christmas from us here at Da Fif Floor. Please enjoy these songs, vote, comment and have a blessed holiday with your loved ones! *Deuces*

*Exits outta the firescape*

Alvin and The Chipmunks – Christmas Don’t Be Late

Nat King Cole – O Come All Ye Faithful

Drifters – White Christmas

The O’Jays – Christmas Just Aint Christmas

The Treacherous 3 And Doug E. Fresh– Christmas Rap



20
Nov
09

Flashback Friday – 11/20

Happy Friday All! How is everyone’s Friday going? Most likely wonderfully because it IS Friiiiiiidaaaaay after all and most likely payday! With that said, I will gladly set up an account for donations for all this internet DJing I do for y’all if you want, :D. Today’s blog features Case, Lost Boyz, Oaktown 357, Tony Terry and Warren G. Song of the day though in my opinion, goes to Oaktown 357. That beat, the rhymes, the dances, the style had me LOL and made me think, what the h*ll were they thinking?? Lol. I won’t knock it though, thats what was hot back then. And just watching the Warren G video has me realizing that Nate Dogg was the West Coast version of T-Pain back in the day. Minus the Autotune, top hat and Big A$$ Chain of course, lol. Enjoy today’s songs, vote, suggest, comment and have a blessed weekend. 🙂

*Exits outta the firescape*

Case – Touch Me, Tease Me (1996)

Lost Boyz – Jeeps, Lex Coupes, Bimaz & Benz (1995)

Oaktown 3-5-7 – Yeah Yeah Yeah (1989)

Tony Terry – With You (1990)

Warren G – Regulate (1994)



13
Nov
09

Flashback Friday – 11/13

DFF_FF_long

Happy Friday All!  I have just four words to say: The weekend is here. That is all. Enjoy the songs folks–gotta run! Y’all know the drill; five old school Hip Hop and R&B songs chosen at random for your reminiscing and listening pleasure. Please listen, vote, comment and suggest as always. Have a blessed weekend! 🙂

*Exits outta the firescape*

Johnny Gill – My My My (1990)

Kid N Play – Ain’t Gonna Hurt Nobody (1991)

Luniz – I Got Five On It (1995)

Redhead Kingpin – Do The Right Thing (1989)

Sade –  No Ordinary Love (1992)


30
Oct
09

Flashback Friday – 10/30

DFF_FF_longHappy Friday All! It’s Halloween Eve, so I should post some scary songs for the occasion, but I think Tone Loc’s voice is scary enough, so I’ll leave well enough alone. I have posted up, as I have done every Friday since late April, five random Hip Hop and R&B videos that must be at least 10 years old. Today, Jody Watley, Kool Mo Dee, Next, Monica and the aforementioned Tone Loc grace this Friday’s blog. I actually posted Monica today because I was watching a little bit of her Keyshia Colesque reality show in BET called “Still Standing”, which is also the title of her upcoming unreleased album. I remember the song I posted by her in particular as  kinda of anthem for all PMSing females– real talk, lol. I would love Monica’s videos because she always had the cutest dudes in them, haha. I admittedly always thought the song I posted by Next was corny, but I put it up because it got tons of spins when it was released, so thats why its up, lol. Please enjoy the rest of the videos I didn’t speak on, as well as commenting, voting and suggesting. Have a safe and fun Halloween weekend and as always, have a blessed one. I’m out! 🙂

*Exits outta the firescape*

Jody Watley – Looking For A New Love(1987)

Kool Mo Dee – I Go To Work (1989)

Monica – (Don’t Take It Personal) Just One Of Dem Days  (1995)

Next – Butta Love (1996)

Tone Loc – Wild Thing (1989)