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I am absolutely a music head! I LOVE music!!! It is the soundtrack to my life. Luckily for me, my daughter, Cierra Brianna, aka "Ce Ce Momma" or "Princess Cierra," is probably more of a music buff than I'll ever be. It's perfect because we share our musical loves and discoveries all the time, which is our little unique bonding thing. Ya mean??! And now that I think of it, my BFF, Shan, and I also have a musical thing going on! Anyways, I tend to be a little obsessive (Aries trait) with songs and certain artists (aka Rick Ross, Kanye West and allllll dem) and replay the same songs over and over and over again when I'm loving it. Here are my current top 3 songs, w/accompanying YouTube links and lyrics, I play (I can't sing but guess what, I don't care one bit. Aries trait. I will
#1 Bruno Mars- It Will Rain
Ok so this song is totally blowing my mind right now!! I listened to it on repeat ALL day today. No exaggerating. Not only can dude blow and got a cute little look going on (the dimples and the hair are adorable), but the lyrics to this song are crazy. And it definitely does not hurt that the song is from the Twilight: Breaking Dawn soundtrack... OMG Like DUHHH! Anywho,when I fall in love (LOLOL at the thought. Darn I'm mean and difficult at times), this is the kinda love I need to have! Please watch the video (I included the official video and a video of him singing live and sounding better than the recording version...talent), listen to the song, and check out the lyrics in the intro verse!! OMG! Powerful. That's that real for real all the way live kinda love! Right tho!
"If you ever leave me baby, leave some morphine at my door cause it would take a lot of medication to realize what we used to have, we don't have it anymore.
There's no religion that could save me, no matter how long my knees are on the floor, ohhhhh....
So keep in mind all the sacrifices I'm making to keep you by my side and keep you by my side and keep you from walking out the door.
Cause there'll be no sunlight if I lose you baby; There'll be no clear skies If I lose you baby; Just like the clouds, my eyes will do the same if you walk away. Everyday it will rain, rain, rainnnnn..."
#3 Frank Ocean - If I'm in Love
Frank Ocean got next!!! This young dude is killing it on the low but soon enough you will all hear and know what it's really hitting for. Underground and real music heads already know and he has a cult following. Right now, he's better known for being an amazing song writer (he wrote Beyonce's "Missing You" and a few other hot tracks out there) and very well known for being not only 1 of 2 collaborators on the Watch the Throne CD (ummm not only did he get a rare spot on the CD but he was on 3 different songs on the CD... amazing), but singing/writing the best hook of 2011 "Sweet Baby Jesus...We Made it in Americaaaaaaa." He's been releasing music via the web b/c he doesn't even have an album out as of yet. He did release the single "Novacane" last summer but only to luke warm reviews and from what I understand, he had a deal to release a full album but it somehow got pushed. Anyways, I'm in love with his song "If I'm In Love" (oh the irony!!) and Frank. This particular song is an ode to some of the greatest musical romanticists of our time: John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway and Prince. Enjoy! He's all over YouTube so be sure to check him out!