“The Seeker”-The Who: This song is from the super/mega hit album, “Tommy,” which was released in 1969. The album was a concept album and it was very popular. The Who was already a popular band, but this album put them into another atmosphere. The Who have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and without a doubt, this is one of those songs that we all need to know. As a matter of fact, this album is one that any person worth their salt should have! Seek the truth and you shall find!
“Anything, Anything”- Dramarama: I’ve been waiting to feature this song! This is one of my all-time favorite songs. It is often labeled as a “flashback” but it is a rock classic! This song just rocks from the opening to the end. The bass in the middle of this track is crazy good and I cannot say enough about how much I love this track. I am sure you’ll feel the same if you’ve never heard this song before! Simply amazing! Just Marry Me, Marry Me, Marry Me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This song is taken off the 1985 album, “Cinema Verite.” Dramarama was not around a long time, but they were an LA based band, so for that we give them major props!
“No Woman No Cry”- Bob Marley: You may ask yourself, “Why feature Bob Marley? Everyone has heard of him!” Believe it or not, some people haven’t! I couldn’t believe it when I heard it! Bob Marley created a whole new genre and was the social voice for many Jamaicans. It saddens me when some of us haven’t heard of these legendary singers! You don’t have to like them, but at least know who they were and maybe you’ll understand the lyrics! This song is very powerful to me! Bob Marley was also a great humanitarian. Although he wrote the song, he gave writing credits to Vincent Ford, a friend of Marley’s. He received the royalties and it allowed him to run his soup kitchen in Trenchtown. This song is off his 1975 “Live” album. This song was was ranked as #37 in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All-Time!
“Mona Lisa”- Slick Rick: Released in 1988, “The Great Adventures of Slick Rick,” was the debut album by rapper Slick Rick. I feel this album is one of the greatest albums ever made! This song is the eighth track on the album, which was on The Source’s list as one of the 100 Greatest Rap Albums of All-Time. This album is good from start to finish and includes one of my all-time favorite songs, “A Teenage Love.” Slick Rick was in jail for several years, but he is out now and back on the scene!
“Sweet Thing”- Chaka Khan: This song was actually recorded as Rufus with Chaka Khan and it was featured on the album, “Rufus featuring Chaka Khan.” Released in 1975, this is one of those timeless slow jams that still sounds as good today as it did when it was first released. Everyone knows that the great Mary J. Blige covered this song on her “What’s the 411” album, but the funny thing is that both versions sound a lot alike. Chaka Khan is a “Diva” in every sense of the word. She recorded many albums with Rufus, all the while turning out hit after hit!