All Articles Tagged "MN Jam of the Day"
Oh how I miss the days of Justin Timberlake singing and dancing around on my TV screen instead of just standing around while talking and trying his best to be a character actor. Off of the FutureSex/LoveSounds album, “My Love” was one of the standout tracks from the album, and definitely one of the most live with its bass-bumping Timbaland beat. The video was fabulous as well with the slick dance moves, the well-dressed men and the sleek way it was shot in black and white. Personally, I was just jamming to the track on the train earlier this morning and it definitely made me want to pull out the old-school body roll. If you need something to put you in the right mood for a long day, you won’t regret checking this chic clip and awesome song out. Happy Friday friends!
Seriously, how can you not love Sade Adu? The woman’s voice, even to this day, is like butter. “Paradise” is definitely one of her certified classics, what with the catchy chorus and the salsa-worthy beat. Plus, the video is mad colorful and creative. I can’t believe that it was released so long ago in 1988, as it has been more than 20 years since she let us know that she would give a special someone the world if it were hers to give, but it’s actually a timeless song that even when played today, it gets people grooving. Personally, it’s a jam that gets my head bobbin’ and my hips moving, and when you’re having a hard time warming up to the work day, it’s sure to get you more motivated. Check it out and see for yourself!
You’ve got to love music with a message; and in this very cleverly written song Dwele tells all of us that instead of stepping out on the one you love, just switch up the game a little bit. We dig it. Check it out.
It’s a new dawn, a new day, a new life, and a new year. We hope you’re all feeling good! Happy New Year ladies!
It’s the last MN Morning Jam of the year folks! So it’s fitting that we go out with a bang (and some wine, which we will drink much later in the evening), and some Nas, who is coincidentally playing a New Year’s Eve show tonight in NYC at Radio Music City Hall. The extra fine rapper teamed up with the late and great Amy Winehouse for this groove-worthy track about his search for the right lady. And the good news is, he doesn’t sound too picky in his search for a boo (“She could be from out the hood or either work for the president”). The song is off of his album, Life is Good, which was one of the best albums of the year, and it’s definitely worth a two-step at your desk.
No matter what you’ve been through this year, we’ve made it to a new year (in a few hours) with new opportunities. Let’s be thankful, and remember as Nas would say, that yes, life is good! Happy early new year loves!
I never quite understood why people were always comparing Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears. Sure they were both young “white,” (Christina’s father is Ecuadorian), girls who just so happened to be on the Mickey Mouse Club together; but when it comes to vocal talent, Britney is nothing like Christina. And that’s not a bad thing, these ladies are just in entirely different lanes. And today, for our jam of the day, we’re riding with Christina. Remember her hit “Come On Over (All I Want Is You)” from 2000? Hopefully you still appreciate it, twelve years later.
Throwback! Unlike most rappers out here doing the usual braggadocio rap about what they have in their bank accounts and how fly they are, rapper Skee-Lo kept it really real–he didn’t have a girl, he was short, his money was funny, and I don’t even think he had a car. Well, at least a nice one. That’s what I took away from the track for the most part. He was getting dissed because of his size by the ladies (except for the hoodrats) and just wasn’t getting much respect in general, so Skee-Lo had a wealth of wishes that he was hoping would make him the man. With a groove-worthy beat and a catchy chorus, this track definitely still gets many folks excited on the dance floor. Skee-Lo wound up being a one-hit wonder for the most part (he gets no respect!!!) but this track from ’95 still bangs. Enjoy it this morning and be glad that your luck might not be as bad as Skee’s.
If you ask me, a whole lot of other black folk, the best Christmas song ever written is “This Christmas” by Mr. Donny Hathaway. There was something so rich and soulful about Donny’s voice, that it only makes sense that his foray in the world of Christmas Carols would be just as wonderful. Then you add the horns and other instrumentation on top of it, and you have Christmas gold. If you haven’t heard this song yet this season, it’s time to catch up. Grab some egg nog to sip on, kick back and let Donny tell you how this Christmas is about to go down.
Nothing like starting off the day with a “hello” and “good morning” before you get on the daily grind!
There’s nothing like a man, who can actually sing, crooning to you in the morning. And John Legend must know that. Which is why he penned, “Good Morning.” It’s a little slower than what we like for the morning, but we want today to be easy and breezy type of day. Are you feeling this one?