“Devotion” by Ten City (1987)

Sylvester was still alive at the end of 1987, when Ten City’s “Devotion” broke out of the burgeoning Chicago house scene and became an international hit. The disco legend’s spirit is all over these grooves, through. Sylvester’s best work successfully merged spiritual ecstasy with sensual release, topped off by that otherworldly falsetto. Ten City’s Byron Stingily was… Read More “Devotion” by Ten City (1987)

“Can You Feel It?” by The Jacksons (1980)/”Can You Feel It?” by Mr. Fingers (1988)

One nation under a groove, indeed. Both of these “Can You Feel It” songs are lyrically focused on bringing people together. While The Jacksons’ song is an all-encompassing call to arms similar to “Heal The World” and “We Are The World” (to name two songs MJ wrote with a similar lyrical trope), Mr. Fingers’ “Can You Feel… Read More “Can You Feel It?” by The Jacksons (1980)/”Can You Feel It?” by Mr. Fingers (1988)