It’s Throwback Tuesdays people!
That day of the week when we fish out one special track and give it a royal shout-out! A track that stood out and created history in the past, and blazed a trail for others to follow. It’s time we re-introduced the original game-changers and gave them some major respect that they rightly deserve, especially since the current crop of ‘artists’ are ALL following their trail. (you HAVE to be fungating under a rock if you didn’t know that)
Today’s Throwback Tuesday track of the day is the absolutely jaw-droppingly criminally beautiful and amazing song ‘No More I Love You’s’ by a certain Diva named Mizz Annie Lennox (in case you ask who Annie Lennox? you should really give up your entire life).
The song was originally recorded by a band The Lover Speaks (yes…it’s NOT originally Annie’s song) in 1986, and was covered by Annie for her landmark 1995 album ‘Medusa’. Annie’s version went on to become one of the biggest hits of her career, peaking at # 2 in the UK, and # 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, and won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 38th Grammy Awards, thus making Annie the first British artist to win the award.
Although not originally her own song, Annie OWNED it, period! Her soaring vocals slayed any competition that year (and would have made the likes of Mizz Adele sit down and groan in a corner), and the video featured Annie dancing with drag queen ballerinas as a tribute to the American all-male drag ballet group Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. And zomg her eyes..HER EYES!!
And this was 15 years before Lady Gaga and co decided that drag was fab (i’m just saying). And a certain Mizz Nicki Minaj sampled this song on her hit ‘Your Love’, that went on to become her solo breakthrough hit and one of the biggest hits she’s had so far!
‘Medusa’ was and still remains a classic, and one of my fave albums of ALL time!
BOW DOWN PEEPS, a truly classic moment in the history of contemporary music has just been revisited!