Because it’s the first day of May. And *NSYNC got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday. And because I’m always #TeamNSYNC even before hashtags were cool!
Sometimes, I wonder if kids today will look back at this era of music decades from now and still enjoy the artists of the day as much as kids in my day look back to the music and artists of the 80’s and 90’s. There are so many songs from that period that I either know the lyrics by heart or, at the very least, sing the chorus convincingly! I miss songs like “All I Want” by Toad the Wet Sprocket. And bands with interesting names!
Sometimes politics isn’t always protest alone, but reminding humanity that kindness is always needed.
Back in the day, there seemed to be many R&B/pop vocal groups like Riff, Hi-Five, Boyz II Men, and Next. Just as music seems to cycle through genres, reminiscing on the music of that day has me wondering and waiting for the reinvention of these groups sometime soon.
The bass of the song remind me of Londonbeat and the house/dance music of the 1990s. The muted staccato of vocals in the first few bars before the chords get drawn out are definitively catchy.
Having chosen so many playlists from the 1990s on SongPop2, it’s no wonder so many songs like this one have me wondering what ever happened to distinctive voices like the one Morrison has?
The funk. The tempo. The mastering of the vocal tracks. But the lyrics above all else! Love “People’s Champ” by Arkells!