When it comes to music, I am completely okay with living in the past. Decades ago, men sang about love. They sang to us and praised us.
So if music has been proven to have a significant sociological impact, how can we expect men to treat us as gems when the music they listen to paints us as disposable objects? I think they need to turn the station to The Music of Way Back Then. Here are 10 songs that promote love making, not booty shaking.
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You – Marvin Gaye
The only thing more beautiful than Marvin’s voice is listening to Marvin sing about cherishing a woman’s love.
The Agony and the Ecstasy – Smokey Robinson
“Forbidden love” has forever existed, but this isn’t just your average song about a “sidechick.” Smokey Robinson’s use of language and incredible vocals capture a harsh reality in only a few verses.
For the Love of You – The Isley Brothers
A group of men collaborating to praise women rather than battle for the hottest verse about boobies and booty? Could this be real?
You Are My Lady – Freddie Jackson
Freddie Jackson was onto something, teaching these men how to express to a woman that she’s the one.
Always – Atlantic Star
When men and women shared a track, the last thing you’d expect is “Truffle Butter” quality music. This is the kind of song that’ll have a couple feeling ready to say, “I Do.”
Night and Day – Al B. Sure
Once you’ve gotten past that mean shoulder roll, you’ll hear a man eager to express his feelings for a woman, unlike this “IDFWU” crap that’s got people thinking it’s ok to suppress and mask feelings.
Let’s Chill – Guy
Alright, I’ll cut Big Sean some slack. He did score some points by sampling a Guy song on that new album of his. If only men were still this sexy and smooth when asking a gal to “chill”…sigh.
Someone To Love – Jon B ft Babyface
Voices like these, heartfelt lyricism and a glass of wine. Is that too much to ask for these days?
Good Man – RL
Just over a decade ago, men were singing TO us more than they were singing ABOUT us.
Let’s Get Married – Jagged Edge
Who could forget this club classic, encouraging men to just do the damn thang since 2000.