“Flashdance…What A Feeling” by Irene Cara (1983)

I’m not sure how many multi-artist soundtracks have more than one song rated five stars by me. Just writing these entries is an undertaking; I wouldn’t want to spread these even further out by crunching numbers in the interest of presenting fun yet inconsequential facts. At any rate, there will be a second Flashdance song… Read More “Flashdance…What A Feeling” by Irene Cara (1983)

“Everybody Everybody” by Black Bo…uh, Martha Wash (1990)

I remember “Black Box”‘s appearance on Soul Train in summer 1990. I watched Don Cornelius interview Black Box’s “singer”, Katrin Quinol, and wondered how someone who couldn’t speak a lick of English could sing it so effortlessly. Turns out Katrin Quinol didn’t sing a damn syllable of “Everybody Everybody”, and had I been more musically… Read More “Everybody Everybody” by Black Bo…uh, Martha Wash (1990)

“Erotic City (make love not war erotic city come alive)” by Prince & The Revolution (1984)

All I knew about “Erotic City” in 1984 was that it was funky and fun as hell. I had no idea what the word “erotic” meant, and I couldn’t make out most of the lyrics. I didn’t even know that Sheila E sang the chorus with Prince until years later. Thirty-five (almost) years later, I… Read More “Erotic City (make love not war erotic city come alive)” by Prince & The Revolution (1984)