That’s My Jam Thursday

This song. Those first few notes on the trumpet.

TLC’s Crazy Sexy Cool came out when I was fourteen years old. In 1994. Twenty freaking years ago!
TLC album cover Crazy Sexy Cool
And you know what? It still sounds as amazing as it did when I was in the 9th grade. It sounds better than 95% of the crap they play on the radio today. When my sister bought the CD for me, I was in heaven. I listened to it constantly on our disc man (remember those things?). I can still sing along to this day. I mean, I barely remember legal terms but these song lyrics are burned into my brain.

Here’s a bonus track for you, probably my favourite song on the album, Diggin’ On You:

I loved that TLC were strong, unique, talented women who didn’t rely on their sexuality to be popular and successful.

Ok. One more. Waterfalls. I still get chills when I hear this song. I used to rap along with Left Eye, may she rest in peace. When I say I’d rap, I’d do so in private, of course. I knew better than to subject human ears to that hideous sound.

Happy Thursday, y’all! Just one more day till the weekend!

12 thoughts on “That’s My Jam Thursday

  1. Damn. This post made me feel old, HA! From the standpoint of tastes in music, I was transitioning out of my hair metal phase and into classic rock of the 70s: The Who, Zeppelin, Floyd, Frampton, etc.

    Did I ever tell you that I had to explain to my daughter once that the hole in the middle of the dash in my Toyota was the cassette deck, to which she replied, what’s a cassette??

    I’m not a huge fan of their music, but I certainly appreciate the message in the lyrical content which is such a departure from most of the crap that’s published today. How many songs can you write about getting high, drunk, stoned and/or laid and still be original?

    If you appreciate music with a message, try Alicia Keys older stuff. Songs like Un-Thinkable or Karma are lyrically rich.

  2. Dear God – I was 32 that year………….now I feel very old because I remember dancing to those songs at dance clubs all over the greater Denver area, half dressed and enjoying the hell out of it………. thanks for the memory! Now I’ll walk around with a smile on my face the rest of the day and no one will know why. 🙂

  3. TLC certainly are strong and unique – like you, Nancy! They know how to put together a video, too =) Their shots of LV make me want to fly over the town in my own helicopter! Happy weekend dear one ❤ P.s. I'm with Liz on the whew – glad I recognize the waterfalls song…Actually I never knew who sang it until today =)

  4. Thanks for taking down memory land and making me feel extra old. Loved TLC, their songs, and their attitude! Waterfalls always got me *right there*. sniff…

    “Don’t go chasing waterfalls.
    Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to.
    I know that you’re gonna have it your way or nothing at all,
    But I think you’re moving too fast.”

  5. Wow, I can’t believe it’s been that long Nancy! I still remember when Waterfalls came out and it was such a big deal because of the cool special effects in that video. Such a great, but sad song! Thanks for sharing! I agree, most of today’s music is sooooo sleazy!

  6. oh man this album was OMNIPRESENT in my high school! my sis had the CD… SO RACY! “red light special” … hehe! LOOOOOVE jamming to this album and i can’t believe it’s 20 plus years old. RIP LEFT EYE xoxo

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