I can’t believe I waited this long to feature today’s song for the morning groove. I’ll tell anyone who will listen that this is my favorite song by this group/woman. I even listed it in the first Flashback Friday post I did. Yet I waited. Did dance songs, hip-hop songs, tributes to other singers, songs that inspire (me at least).
And then, when I hear the beginning of this song, even though it’s been 30 years since its release, it’s as if time stands still. Like I’m hearing it for the first time, all over again.
I have said before that even though the group has only released six studio albums in the course of their 32-year run, what has been released has been so good, so classic, that it stands the test of time. There hasn’t been any new music in years, and yet if you play any of their classic songs, they still feel fresh. I love so many of their songs, so I don’t go about choosing my favorite lightly. But for me, this one is it.
Watching the video, and having seen the live performance of this as the years have gone on, Ms. Helen Folasade Adu, certainly moves much more in the live performance of the song than she does here in the video. But that is a minor quibble; for me it goes back to that classic, smooth groove that never fails to thrill. And even at 57 years young, she still looks every bit as good as she does in this video.
I wish the song would go on longer, but it really isn’t necessary. It says what it needs to say in its allotted time. And the fact that it ends when it does, it leaves me wanting more. It’s the Tuesday morning groove. Made to enjoy at any hour of the day, or night. As one of my regular commenters noted in my shuffle post where a song of hers came up:
And Sade? She’s a perfect “mood” setter, and our go-to for a little, you know, mood setting.
Consider the mood set. And as always, thanks for reading and listening.