Here’s my thing about Valentine’s Day. Um. I don’t get it (which is why I’m celebrating V-Day). Is it about love? Is it about sex? Or capitalism (yeah, probably capitalism)? Is it an excuse to look at hot guys? Another day to make single people feel like ish? Or an awesome holiday because it involves the glory that is chocolate? Well, this Valentine’s Day was hilarious for me, since it was the first year I had a child in school, and it involved taking my son to the store so he could pick out a box of cards for his classmates (he chose… duh… the Superhero collection) and flowers for his teachers. BTW, he has four teachers, so by the time we got to the third bouquet, I lit’rally had to ask the store clerk if they could, like, separate some of the flowers out and make a fourth bouquet for me and my budget. LMAO! It’s Valentine’s Day y’all! Click inside for some Throwback jams that I hope you miss and love as much as I do!
Irregardless of your relationship status, it’s an awesome day to listen to some Throwback jams about lurve. And since my definition of lurve is very loose (and, apparently, involves a lot of… um… sex), this Throwback list is kind of all over the place. And I tried reealllly hard to stick to one song by each artist, otherwise this list would have had 72 songs instead of 30. Anyway, y’all know me… so there’s definitely a Lil Wayne track, and there’s definitely a Jon B. track, and then there’s definitely a song by 2Pac called Rather Be Ya N—-. LMAO, yeah… no. I really need to work on my definition of lurve. I’m gonna go read Corinthians 13, and then I’m gonna come back and join y’all in here. Happy Valentine’s Day, PITNBrs!
Also, please see our Throwback Aaliyah post, which could also double for a Throwback Valentine’s Day post as well, depending on your mood :)
1. D’Angelo, Untitled (How Does It Feel)
2. Lauryn Hill Feat. D’Angelo, Nothing Even Matters
Sigh. Nobody talk to meeeee:
3. TLC, Red Light Special
See? I totally think love and sex are the same! LMAO. God help me:
4. Mariah Carey, Always Be My Baby
I know, I know. There are, like, 52 Mimi songs I could have picked. But this one brings me back to elementary school. Shouts-out to Jonathan Alexis. I’m pretty sure I convinced myself that this song was about our very intense, very real, very 5th grade love affair:
5. DMX, How’s It Goin’ Down
Because I’m obviously going to put a DMX song after the Mariah Carey song. And because my love for DMX knew no bounds… in 1998:
6. Immature, Never Lie (Remix)
Yes, PITNBr Tina G. The Immature Throwback Thursday post is coming soon, lol! Hope this holds you over in the meantime. You can watch the Throwback video HERE:
7. Janet Jackson, Feat. Blackstreet, I Get So Lonely
Because if you’ve never been lonely, you’ve probably never been in lurve. Real talk. Aghhhh:
8. Corinne Bailey Rae, Just Like A Star
Everybody shut up please. Corinne Bailey Rae is singing. Kthanksbye:
9. Jill Scott, He Loves Me
Remember Neo-Soul AKA good music? Sigh:
10. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Maps
I’m not gonna front. I just heard this recently… and by ‘recently’ I mean a few minutes ago after I got lost in YouTube vortex. But I’m pretty sure this is a love song. And I’m pretty sure I love it:
You know you want to keep jamming! More Throwback Lurve on the next page!