“French Kiss” by Lil’ Louis & The World (1989)

Early house music produced some absolute bangers. “French Kiss” by Lil’ Louis is one of the songs that defined the genre in the last moments before house became commercial. Truthfully, there’s not much to the song. A wave of synthesizers pulses over the course of nine minutes (in its highly regarded “underground” mix, occasionally punctuated… Read More “French Kiss” by Lil’ Louis & The World (1989)

“Freeway Of Love” by Aretha Franklin (1985)

After becoming anointed The Queen of Soul following a lengthy string of hits in the late ’60s through the early ’70s, Aretha Franklin’s career became volatile.  1976’s Sparkle soundtrack provided a temporary relief, but it was followed by a string of underwhelming albums that ultimately necessitated her departure from her long time home of Atlantic Records.… Read More “Freeway Of Love” by Aretha Franklin (1985)

“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)