#7 Boyz II Men

The music, the lyrics, the white suits and Timberlands, those reading glasses! One of the first albums I ever bought when I was 12 years old was the 96 Grammy Nominees tape which included the uber-collaboration between Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey, One Sweet Day. (Darling, I never told you…. all I wanted to say… and now it’s too late to hold you…. cos you’ve gone away… so far awayyayaayayayy) Has there ever been such a pairing since? Not to the best of my knowledge but if you can think of one, feel free to let me know.

The thing I love best about Boyz II Men is that they’ve got a song that’s applicable to every situation. You wanna party? Motown Philly. It’s your wedding night? I’ll Make Love to You. Your partner’s just died? One Sweet Day. Your girl’s cheated? End of the Road. You’re breaking up? Water Runs Dry.

And how many of us didn’t have one of those crucial moments while a Boyz II Men song was playing. You know the ones. Slow dancing at the school disco with that girl or boy you liked so much, your first kiss, sitting in your room crying after you’d broken up, graduating high school, the list goes on.

Copy and paste the following links for a fast track to reminiscenceville.

End of the Road

One Sweet Day

Motown Philly

I’ll leave you with some lyrics.

Although we’ve come to the end of the road…
Still I can’t let go….
It’s unnatural. You belong to me. I belong to youuuuuuuu

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