Anyone who grew up in the 80’s, are familiar with New Edition. For every child in that era, who grew up in the urban scene, they provided the soundtrack for our maturation process. Even today, when I hear “Did you get it yet,” I can’t help but smile. It evokes memories of my first kiss, from a little red-bone girl whose name will forever escape me. I just remember, how I felt the day she did it, right in the mouth, I was extremely young and it was a moment that has forever shaped, my adult life. The electricity ran through my body, it was like I stuck my finger in a light socket. I’ve far matured from the point, where I would’ve used another analogy but it wouldn’t be apporopriate for this article. Anyway, the sound of their young music still harnesses the child in all of us, if you hear it.
Another beloved Christmas carol or rather Advent carol more commonly film called by the name O Come O Come Emmanuel but sung in the original Latin. The true origins of this song are shrouded in mystery.
So stand up and get ready to get motivated to overcome obstacles. This playlist is empowering no matter what color you are. It will touch you, resonate with you at your core, and make you MOVE! The legacy of this music lives on.
“Aint No Stoppin Us Now” by McFadden and Whitehead is a celebratory song to honor black achievements, and became a number #1 hit selling over 2 million copies.
Another hauntingly beautiful composition from Katharine Blake. The lyric is a 12th-century English poem, just one stanza in length, portraying Christ suffering on the cross.
Read your emails — ingoing and outgoing. I once took a challenge to find the journaling for my scrapbook page in my email in-box. What a light bulb moment! I realized that the messages I was receiving and sending were small pieces of my everyday life. I found enough material for several pages — and inspiration for several more layouts I wanted to create in the future.
The second track is called “Calling Out” and was sung by Luna and Krystal from K-pop group, f(x). Once again it describes the relationship between Song Eun Jo and Hong Ki Hoon and Eun Jo’s love for Ki Hoon. The lyrics begin with the words “From the strong loneliness, I woke up, Because I was picturing you smiling, I smiled too without even knowing.” The song seems to describe Eun Jo’s feelings after Ki Hoon left for eight years without even saying goodbye. The song continues with “My love disappeared like this again.” This song has also gained huge popularity in May.
The one unarguable necessity of any road trip is music. Every movie needs a soundtrack. It sets the mood, it frames the scene, and it eases the passing of the miles. Whether or not you should choose literal road tunes like Born to Run or King of the Road is a matter of personal preference. I invariably take several CD’s by Australian greats The Church. Their dreamy sprawling sound scapes are the perfect compliment to the land as it rolls by, and Steve Kilbey’s lyrics take one on a simultaneous journey to that place where ideas download from cosmic consciousness.