Old School Friday: Duets!
Duets are special for their instant cheesiness. Sure the nineties ushered in the r&b/hip-hop remix (thanks Method Man and Mary J.), but when it comes down to it a real duet is deliciously corny when two singers pour their hearts out in unison.
My first pick, 1987’s “There’s Nothing Better Than Love,” oozes sappiness. Both Luther Vandross and Gregory Hines have passed on, they are really jammin’ in this video, and call me a hopeless romantic but the message is spot-on in a way that makes me wanna fall in love!
I really wanted to post 1995’s “Someone to Love” by Jon B and Babyface but you’ll have to click through the title to watch it since embedding is disabled for most of Babyface’s videos. It’s too bad considering all Jon B is up to these days is sticking pins in some Robin Thicke voodoo doll and could use all the exposure he can get. Instead, reminisce over Brain McKnight and Vanessa L. Williams singing 1993’s “Love Is,” a song that had me believing I knew what love was at the tender age of 14.
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