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Old School Fridays: Breakup Songs

18 July 2008 13 Comments

People from Philly tend to love Benjamin Franklin, Freeway, and Boyz II Men. This Fourth of July, Boyz II Men (minus Mike, who is suffering from health problems) gave us a free concert on the Waterfront. You’ll be glad to hear that they’re all holding up pretty well – in fact I’d even say that they “still got it.” They sounded great and have turned their Boyz dance moves into grown and sexy Men moves. Since I’ve had a crush on chunky lil’ Wanya since around ’92, I’ve played his 1995 duet with Brandy (remember when they were an item? and she still had braids?), “Brokenhearted,” on repeat every time I’ve been…well…brokenhearted. Enjoy.

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  • MsMarvalus said:

    Wow…I think I may have to add this to my mp3 player…their voices sound so good together…

    Happy OSF!

  • Whitney said:

    Ah what a nice little flashback, thank you for that :) And fab blog too honey! Since you def keep up with the latest, I have to ask if you’ve heard about If Looks Could Kill? I work for Toyota, who released an interactive web series that follows an aspiring fashion designer, Bianca (Femi Emiola, Wicked Wicked Games), into a world of espionage.

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  • SjP said:

    this is a good…no great cut! i’m digging it!

  • Invisible Woman said:

    Now I keep hearing that line in my head from back in the day:

    “Boyz To Men, ABC, BBD!”

    Member that?

  • ShAé - ShAé said:

    This used to be my song. I had this on repeat in my discman when I was commuting to work/school.

    Have a good weekend!

  • Thembi said:

    “Boyz To Men, ABC, BBD!”

    …the east coast family!

  • Vivrant Thang said:

    I wanted to make it up to that show but gas prices made me rethink my plans. F&$*(#&$( economy.

    Anyway, I loved this song. I never thought Brandi had a stellar voice or anything but she really shined on this one with her former boo.

  • MrsGrapevine said:

    This song was too depressing for me to listen to, because I knew this song would come true for Brandy and Wanya. She was young and not wise enough…

    Boyz II Men were kings of sad love songs, I’m surprised I haven’t seen more of them on OSF…

  • MsMJP said:

    I can’t believe there are doves AND puppies in this video. I didn’t remember such excess.

  • Lola Gets said:

    “…never missing a beat…
    while cooling on South Street…”

    Sorry, I just had to do that!


  • Regina said:

    I had forgotten all about this song! Nice pick! I didn’t know you were part of the OSF family! I’ll add you to my list! Welcome!

  • Malcolm said:

    I haven’t heard this song in awhile. Plus, I had forgotten that Brandy and Wanya were a couple at one point. Thanks for the flashback.

  • Shelby said:

    now the entire city of philadelphia gets to know that you’re a celebrity… congrats!!

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