How many times have you sat by your laptop listening to the words it’s over now coming from the voices of the men of 112 over and over and over again? Or you stayed in bed for hours listening to Trey Songz croon Black Roses, Toni Braxton sing Unbreak my heart and Destiny’s child hide behind Emotions. Some may deny it, but not me. Music forms a great part of our lives. And the thoughts that flooded my head after I saw a friend change her BBM status to “What would life be without music” were definitely interesting.
Being the kind of music lover I am, going one day without music would probably kill me (ok, iKid) but just think about it, sooooo many things we do find expression in music. Why? It’s pretty simple, over 6 Billion people in the world living for thousands of years equals an unthinkable bank of experience. Luckily for us today, some of the people from the past, found expression in music and as a result, we can learn a lot from past mistakes while also leaving messages in our music for generations to come. (The content of the present day music is however subject for another post).
It is really amazing to think that anything, no, ANYTHING you’re going through, has been expressed musically by someone somewhere at some point in time. When Usher sang How do I say, he never imagined at some point you’d be so confused about how to approach that gurl. And if all you have is a crush, David Archuleta sang Crush. Petrified about your first date? The guys of Blink 182 were once there. Dates and dates follow and it’s all so great, feels like a teenage love affair? Alicia Keys said it already. Approaching love but got obstacles on the way? Mario sang Let me love you. She is getting impatient? Avant and Nicole – Our love. She’s feeling undecided? John Mayer – Friends, lovers or Nothing. But if you can wait…then Trey Songz – Can’t help but wait. You could also do the Unthinkable like Alicia Keys and Drake.
If you eventually make it there and it’s all you’ve dreamt of, nobody said it better than KCI & Jojo – All my life. Tell her why you chose her: Mario – I choose you. Make a promise: N’Sync – This I promise you. Tell her exactly what you want: Adam Sandler – Growing old with you. Tell your story: Robin Thicke – 2 love birds, Taylor Swift – Love Story. Be appreciative: Bon Jovi – Thank you for loving me. Remind her what life would be without her: Sisqo – Incomplete, what she really is to you: Michael Buble – Everything. And always be proud of her: Usher – There goes my baby.
And when you crave that other errm.. ‘love’, say it like Lumidee & Shaggy – feel like making love or Usher – Making Love (into the night) or Keri Hilson – Make Love. And make it worth her while too: Trey Songz – Jupiter Love, Neighbours know my name. Always keep things interesting: Usher – Trading Places and if you’re up for it: R.Kelly, Tyrese, The dream, Robin Thicke – Pregnant but what ever you do, keep it sweet: 112 – Sweet Love.
Whenever you get into a little fight…. Neyo – Mad. Suspecting there’s another woman? Neyo & Jennifer Hudson – Leaving tonight. So many rumours from her friends choking you? Usher – Echo. Cheating on her? Dwele – Cheating. Love another? Usher – what’s a man to do. If things don’t work out and you’re wondering what next, ask: Diddy & Keri Hilson – After Love. While waiting for an answer, mourn with: Mario – Soundtrack to my broken heart. And always go away with a lesson: Alicia Keys & John Mayer – Lessons learned.
Which song expresses how you feel right now?