Dallas (lipsoflove) wrote,

NaBloPoMo Day 6: Memories of Love Sung By

I was walking home last night and randomly listening to my "liked" songs on Google Music when "All My Life" by KC & JoJo started. Talk about a song that threw me back into a memory. It is a classic late 90s R&B love song that was played on the airwaves constantly, and I never tired of it. Ever.

I remember sneaking into my brother's room while he was at work and putting his CD into his boombox and playing that song repeatedly. Learning the lyrics and inflections and falling in love with the story of it all.

Listening to that song made me realize that during that time - the late 90s - there was a boom of deliciously fantastic R&B love songs over about a two to three year period. I made a fun list for you. :)

  • "All My Life" by KC & JoJo: You turned my life around, you picked me up when I was down...

  • "Stingy" by Ginuwine: You're the only one, the only love, that's strong enough to claim me...

  • "Ex-Factor" by Lauryn Hill: Loving you is like a battle, and we both end up with scars...

  • "Gotta Be" by Jagged Edge: You make me whole, you make me right; girl I never want to think about you leaving my life...

  • "Back at One" by Brian McKnight: I see the coming of the sun. I feel like a little child whose life has just begun...

There have very simple structures and the choruses repeat forever; so whoever wrote these songs made the easiest money of their lives. Hahaha. However, they are beautiful in my eyes. So soft and sexy and hopeful. Always hopeful.

Remember to love.

Tags: memories, music, nablopomo
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