I’ve always maintained that 1985 – 88 were the greatest years of music
Alexander O’Neal made “Fake” and “Criticize” … those rocked
Anita Baker made Rapture; everybody’s mother rocked that tape.. People thought it was her first album
Vesta dropped, but at that point I only cared about her breasts
Remember Whistle? They came out with “Just Buggin” that’s really the only song people remember … Kangol from UTFO put them out
Babyface came out with Lovers but it was wack
Chico deBarge first made his solo joint in 86 … NO ONE cared lol …why?
El Debarge dropped like a week later with “Who’s Johnny”
Shirley Murdoch came out with my two songs! “As we Lay” and “Go On without You”
Remember “Shake you down” by Gregory Abbott?
Phyllis Hyman and Howard Hewitt dropped but feh.
Full Force get Busy 1 Time came out with “Temporary Love Thing” and Old Flames never die” I use to rock those daily lol
New Edition didn’t know what to do after Bobby Left, they made the Under the Blue Moon joint … weird but I rocked it
Luther released “So Amazing” “Give me the reason” and “There’s nothing better than love” … he looked real NutraSweet on the cover to boot
None of that mattered because Album of the year:
Janet Jackson dropped Control!
What have you done for me lately
The Pleasure Principle
When I think of you
Lets wait awhile
Funny How time flies
… I still say that album is the GOAT (Not to mention those black jeans in the Pleasure principle video)
Bobby Brown dropped his first solo King of t Stage … Girlfriend is STILL one of my favorite songs by him, and the video was dope … but my video for real? “Girl next Door”
… he killed the wop on that joint lol
Mike release BAD … personally I thought it was mostly wack but you canít deny the impact he had on everyone
Miki Howard and Regina Belle dropped albums … feh
Shanice came out and the crush was in full effect, I wanted some of all of her!
… I remember when she was on Kids Incorporated
Remember Terrance Trent D’Arby? Wishing well came out and Sign your name … he annoyed me though with the EXTRA long album title lol
Whitney hit again with I wanna dance with somebody, didnt we almost have it all, and where do Broken Hearts go
…those were great and all but MY pick for Album of the year?
He had 8 songs on that joint but EVERY one of them was a BANGER … and STILL KNOCKS!
Next is 1988 One of the greatest years of music EVER (and the last post in this series)