It’s Thursday. This week I’m throwing it back to the year after I was born. I was one year old this song came out. But I love my old school 50s-80s music. I remember hearing this a lot at home growing up. I heard this song twice on the radio in one week, each time I sang, danced and felt good…. Let’s go back with Kool and The Gang! Get ready to boogie for a full four minutes. She’s fresh, exciting … she’s so exciting to me…
It’s Thursday! New followers you’ll soon see I love to throw it back musically on Thursdays. Music is a big part of my life. This week’s Throwback Thursday tune came to me last Saturday night. I was at home in the late evening, just about to pick up my e-reader and escape. I tuned into a station I’ve not listened to for a long time, Radio 1 in the UK. They play a variety of music from hip hop, dance and indie-pop. Sia came on, I said to myself ” I remember this song” I turned it up and started to sing along. Sia is such a talented lady, who I think is so underrated!! She’s wrote so many of the big songs we hear on the radio. She has made stars like Rhianna a huge success. Not to mention her actual singing voice, amazing too. I never would have imagined such a voice could come out of her. A bit like Lady Gaga when she actually sings the woman can sing! No need for auto tune, Gaga.
This song here is the original of “little Man”, I read her Wiki page and learned she was in a jazz band in her early days. Listening to the throwback tune it makes sense. This song here it reminds me of a jazzy Amy Winehouse, or I should say Amy may have been influenced by Sia back in the day, if you listen to Amy’s first album Frank you can see the relation between the two singers. I like the jazzy, soulful feel.
I’m throwing it back to about 2000 with some old school Sia, when we could see her face. Which I don’t think she should hide. I love the original and the remix UK Garage version too. One of the UK’s well know underground DJ’s called Wookie remixed this tune. OMG the beat is so so so out of this world! I remember dancing in the clubs in my early twenties to the remixed dance version. Great nights! Some very tipsy nights too! Thanks Sia (and Wookie) for your great music, these lyrics highlight the relationship between a mother and son, I can relate. And the UK remix is such a great tune to dance to :).
Goooooood Mornin’ to ya!
It’s a grey cloudy one in London. I’m sitting here about to crack on with the final touches on my first, of two published books this July. You know me by now right? The music is going, coffee is being made, I’m in the zone. This song came on the radio as I was in the kitchen waiting for the kettle to boil, giving it so much attitude as I sang along, doing my best Beyonce impression. (Not a very good one, but plenty of attitude though).
This song came out in 1999… Woah I was sixteen years old ! How old were you in 1999? Do you remember singing along to this song?
It set me in a good mood to work. I like Beyonce’s work ethic too. Eighteen years she has been a successful woman since this first song came out. Inspirational being the same age too.
Music will always be my saviour in life! And what I write to.