Friday, June 8, 2007

20 Greatest Songs (Part 2)

Chaka Khan: Through the Fire & I’m Every Woman

We all know Through the Fire- it’s practically an anthem in bars, karaoke places, and singing contests. Khan was one a member of the funk band Rufus (circa the 70’s) before she became a solo artist. “I’m every Woman” was her huge disco hit at that time- it also became a hit a decade later for Whitney. These hits will definitely remain on playlists as they are regarded the “templates” of modern day R & B.

Janet Jackson: Let’s Wait a While & Where are you Now

Who hasn’t bumped and grinded to any of Janet’s songs? I was in high school when the hits Again and That’s the Way Love Goes came out (I believed she also performed in Manila). My all-time favorite Janet song has to be the mushy Let’s Wait a While (for its message) and Where are you Now (ka-relate daw ba? ; )

Madonna: Material Girl & Fever

Madonna hits are a staple of the gay community. Since she first stepped out in her Marilyn Monroe pink satin gown (in the Material Girl music video), I was hooked. The critics described her voice as “Minnie mouse on helium”, but hey, Material Girl certainly became one of my favorites. She had a more “disco/ electronica” sound in the albums Bedtime Stories and Erotica, and I picked Fever as my choice. Very danceable ; )


Anonymous said...

i so like chakas Thru d fire (luv to sing it 2 esp d high notes hehehe). K janet i like most "Again", k madonna, my all time fave is "Borderline". Hope u can read my new post b4 sunday. happy weekend!

riki the dark said...

For me, Maddie was at her best during her "Ray of Light" and "Like A Prayer." Her best hits were the original versions of Like A Prayer and Express Yourself. Great Gay-gay-gay anthems!!!


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