Music Monday: Throwback Jams

Planet Retro Records on Central Ave in St. Petersburg
Planet Retro Records on Central Ave in St. Petersburg

Throwback Jams is exactly what it means. A particular song that is a sudden reminder of the past, whether good or bad. Growing up in a household in which music was a main focal point, I have plenty of throwback jams. Sometimes, I even find myself wondering how I was able to listen to such songs because now that I’m older and understanding the mean of┬ácertain songs like “Freak Like Me”…….

Anytime I walk past a record store that sells vinyls, I have to stop in, even though I don’t play them, I find them really cool to have on hand. A habit that my mother started, she has some pretty rare records like “The Purple Album” from Prince and many more.

Recently, I stopped into Planet Retro Records in St. Petersburg, and found a bunch of neat finds. I even picked up some Barbra and Judy for a friend of mine in NYC who is ├╝ber obsessed. Brand new condition, kind of scary how well-preserved these albums are.

What are some of your favorite throwback songs? Below is a list of my favorites:

  • Pleasure Principle – Janet Jackson
  • Love Don’t Live Here Anymore – Rose Royce
  • Juicy Gotcha Krazy – Oaktown’s 357
  • Love You Down – INOJ
  • Bilingual – Jose Nunez feat. Tania
  • Best Of Me(Remix) – Mya feat Jay-Z
  • Honestly anything by Jon B.
  • Midas Touch – Midnight Star
Dionne Warick, One Way, The Deele, England Dan & John Ford Coley, Lionel Richie, Flashdance
Dionne Warwick, One Way, The Deele, England Dan & John Ford Coley, Lionel Richie, Flashdance

Classic Janet Jackson “Say You Do”

I’ve been very bad at my blog lately. I’m trying to find the inspiration but in the mean time, I decided to share with you one of my favorite Janet Jackson song’s off her debut album, the track is called “Say You Do” Reminds me of when music was innocent, listen to it and I know you’ll love it…..

It’s the Pleasure Principle

Growing up for some reason I’ve always felt a strange connection to this song. Before truly understanding the meaning of this song, just alone watching the video, I always felt a connection. The excitement of the video, the choreography simple yet so intricate. Something just always resonates and makes me feel so good.

In terms of the meaning of the lyrics, haha I just really figured out the meaning of it. Or what it means to me.

I often times think of the song as being about a person who is sick of the bullshit games that’s being played by the person he or she is involved with. It’s about liberation, freedom, maybe independence!!! It’s a song that speaks on so many different levels that I think that almost anyone can relate too! Plus it’s Janet Jackson….I mean HELLO!!!!