I love 90s songs. I love the beat, the rhythm, and the lyrics. In fact, I’ve had my fair share of articles written about my favorite 90s songs on the website. So, whether it’s alternative or R&B, I got it covered.
Truth be told, the 90s was one of the best eras in the music industry. I was pleasantly surprised when I heard through the grapevine that TLC and SWV are performing live in Manila.
So “I got so weak in the knees, I could hardly speak,” knowing they’re gonna be “right here!”
Although, Left Eye is gone, I know they would perform like nothing has changed. I cannot wait for them to sing these classic songs live!
Let’s listen together, shall we?
SWV or Sisters With Voices is one of the iconic R&B artists in the 90s. The award-winning group popularized the classic songs Right Here and Weak. Come on, who wouldn’t know the song, WEAK?! For those who do not know these amazing ladies, here are the songs to live by:
I’m So Into You
As Wikipedia stated, this song was a certified gold record with 600,000 copies sold worldwide!
This is one of my favorite songs to listen to when I’m trapped in the traffic. I prefer the Human Nature Remix, though. This song has been the number 1 R&B single, selling 500,000 copies, Wikipedia stated. Furthermore, this song also earned a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. (Source: Wikipedia).
Probably the national anthem of those who are “weak in the knees and can hardly speak” about love. This song was released 1993 and the rest was history.
TLC is an American girl group consisted of Tionne ‘T-Boz” Watkins, the late Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes, and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas. This famous American girl group was the epitome of the word: phenomenal.
Unfortunately, Left-Eye passed away due to a car accident. However, their fans (including me) remained loyal and supported them, all the way.
Here are some of the songs that are ubiquitously included on my playlist:
Such a classic song, Creep, was critically-acclaimed and one of the number 1 songs that hit the Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for nine consecutive weeks in 1994 and 1995. Furthermore, this song bagged the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 1996 Grammy Awards.
Another hit song from TLC that talked about issues of the illegal drug trade, promiscuity, and HIV/AIDS. Apart from its thought-provoking lyrics, the song won MTV Video Music Awards in 1995, including top honors for Video of the Year. TLC was the first African American group or artist to ever receive the trophy.
Diggin’ On You
Such a chill song, perfect when cuddling on a rainy and cold evening. This song was produced by another iconic 90s artist Babyface.
The lyrics intelligently describes the beauty enhanced with cosmetic surgery just to “fit in.” I personally love this video because Left-Eye signed some of the lyrics of the song.
No Scrubs became TLC’s signature song as well. Left-Eye’s rap was remarkable.
The supposedly last performance without Left Eye happened during the annual concert hosted by New York radio station Z100 in June 2003.
However, life must go on.
Don’t miss two of the most iconic R&B groups of our generation taking the stage on November 6, Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum as presented by Music Management International and the Araneta Center.
For ticket prices and further details, read here.
What’s your favorite SWV and TLC song? Share them in the comments!