“Flava In Ya Ear (remix)” by Craig Mack feat. The Notorious B.I.G., Rampage the Last Boy Scout, LL Cool J & Busta Rhymes (1994)

Puffy didn’t invent the remix. Even the idea of reconstructing a song so it was almost completely different from the original and calling it a remix existed before Puffy. However, his re-rub of Bad Boy’s first hit set a couple of precedents and served several purposes. Oh, and it might also be the best hip-hop… Read More “Flava In Ya Ear (remix)” by Craig Mack feat. The Notorious B.I.G., Rampage the Last Boy Scout, LL Cool J & Busta Rhymes (1994)

“Everything You Want” by Vertical Horizon (2000)

Vertical Horizon are almost a one-hit wonder band. Not many people remember a song of theirs other than “Everything You Want”. Hell, most people would be hard pressed to remember “Everything You Want”. Never mind the fact that it topped the Billboard Hot 100 in summer 2000, standing out like the sorest of thumbs amidst… Read More “Everything You Want” by Vertical Horizon (2000)

“Emotion” by Samantha Sang (1977)

From 1977-1979, The Bee Gees were on the hottest of hot streaks. Saturday Night Fever‘s soundtrack was hitting, the songs they wrote and produced for little brother Andy Gibb were topping the charts, and they also were behind smashes for Yvonne Elliman, Frankie Valli, and this disco-spiced smoochie-dancer from Samantha Sang. “Emotion” features Barry, Robin… Read More “Emotion” by Samantha Sang (1977)

“Don’t Wanna Fall In Love (New Jack Swing Remix)” by Jane Child (1990)

After a one-song break to accommodate Rick Springfield’s finest moment, Teddy Riley returns to give another white singer some extra flavor. Jane Child got more attention for her look than her music, which was fairly prototypical L.A. pop/soul. She rocked feathered hair on top with cornrows on the bottom. She also had a nose ring… Read More “Don’t Wanna Fall In Love (New Jack Swing Remix)” by Jane Child (1990)

“Don’t Look Any Further” by Dennis Edwards & Siedah Garrett (1984)

“Don’t Look Any Further” is Dennis Edwards’ biggest solo hit. It went all the way to #2 on Billboard’s R&B charts. It didn’t cross over, because even in the age of Thriller, “Don’t Look Any Further” was way too black for top 40 radio. Thanks to a long life as a hip-hop sample (providing the… Read More “Don’t Look Any Further” by Dennis Edwards & Siedah Garrett (1984)