“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)

“(Can You) Remember The Rain” by The 21st Century (1975)

Rain is a metaphor for bad romantic times once again. “(Can You) Remember The Rain” is a dramatic ‘70s deep soul ballad by a group called The 21st Century. The Chicago-based harmony group claimed this as their only hit, and it was relatively minor, at that. This was one of those 45s that I found laying… Read More “(Can You) Remember The Rain” by The 21st Century (1975)

“Build Me Up Buttercup” by The Foundations (1968)

Favorite drunken karaoke sing along song? This might be it. It might be a tie between this and “Livin’ On A Prayer”. Also…”There’s Something About Mary”. Still one of my favorite credit-roll sequences ever in a movie. Plus, Ol’ Dirty Bastard (well, Rhymefest with Ol’ Dirty Bastard) covered it excellently. WAIT-the singer from The Foundations… Read More “Build Me Up Buttercup” by The Foundations (1968)