Tuesday, July 22, 2008

You! Are My Shining Star

303. Tanya Stephens - "Need You Tonight" (Germaican Records, 2002)
302. Ce'Cile - "Rude Bwoy Thug Life" (Germaican Records, 2002)
301. TOK - "Shining Star" (Germaican Records, 2002)

Now, surely, our scientific analysis placed these three cuts so close on the list because they happen to share the same riddim. That would be the Cure Riddim, created by a German producer Tom, and you might notice that it is based on the Cure's "Close to Me," my favorite song by that band. Tanya Stephens' song is about effectively cheating and, much like the single version of "Close to Me," throws some horns into the mix and Ce'Cile has a killer "uh oh uh oh" hook in the chorus, but TOK steal it for me by jacking the chorus of the Manhattans' "Shining Star." All great summer joints for sure tho.

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