Flashback Friday: Just Got Paid

By the time this post is active on my blog, I will indeed have been paid.

I’ve been trying to get this song on a Flashback Friday for weeks. But I wanted to sync it to a week that I actually got paid. But it seemed that every time a pay week would arrive, I had something else in mind for Flashback Friday. Of course, if I were still at my old job (the one where I was “newspapered”), I was getting a paper check every week. When I accepted my current job, I had to learn how to accept being paid every other week, and by direct deposit. Let’s just say that I managed to get used to it, without worrying that there would be too much month at the end of the money.

Funny how that works. You never hear anyone say there is too much money at the end of the month, do ya?

Ladies and gentlemen, the payday song for those who remember the “new jack swing” era: Johnny Kemp’s “Just Got Paid.”

Kemp passed away a little over a year ago at the age of 55 (or 56, depending on which news account you accept). This was by far his biggest hit, but he did have three other songs that made the R&B top 25 back in the 80s. With a big assist from Teddy Riley, one of the architects of New Jack Swing, Kemp gave working stiffs a Friday (or any payday) anthem to celebrate collecting those wages. Oh, and for getting down. Because, at least in this tune, you can’t have one without the other.

So, get on down and enjoy this Flashback Friday jam. And as always, thanks for reading and listening.

42 Replies to “Flashback Friday: Just Got Paid”

      1. Like I said in the post, you never hear anyone say there’s too much money at the end of the month! But they often say there’s too much month at the end of the money!

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      1. Well, there’s nothing we can do about the football teams, but one day you gotta try the white pizza! Everyone I’ve had try it likes it… or they’re lying to spare my feelings lol!

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  1. I had never heard this song until I met Hannah and we went out on one of my paydays. She was singing it and I’m like, “What are you doing?” She was so mad I hadn’t heard it she went right to YouTube and made me listen. 🙂

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      1. No I love it!

        To me, it shows someone who is free to be his whole entire damn self!!!!

        Hey, you only go round once so you might as well have a ball–and it looks like you are doing just that! Yasss!

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      2. Thank you Twin!

        For the longest, I wouldn’t do something like that. But in the last few years, I have decided to let go and be me. If it means saying or doing things that make others uncomfortable, so be it. At the end of the day, I have to be me. Whatever it entails.

        Thanks so much for the kind words!

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      3. Twin, I am coming to that realization myself. Hence my starting this blog. I don’t do Facebook because I find it too intrusive. Therefore, I have been glaringly out of the loop with most everybody I know from that perspective.
        But as I get older, I am thinking about having something that my children can go back and look at and get to know me better.
        On my blog, I can talk about exactly what the hell I want to talk about and I can talk to people that I want to talk to. I am not interested in my ex-coworker’s sister’s little boy that’s why I can’t be bothered with stuff like Facebook. I do tweet a little bit but not much. My handle is msfleurs87 just so you know.
        Anyway, I am so happy to know that you have come out of your shell. Little do you know, you are helping me to come out of mine.

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      4. Aw, Twin! I think we are both helping each other. It’s a process-and while I am not all the way through mine, it makes me feel good to hear you say that I’m helping you with yours.

        I’m glad I could help. We are here on this earth to be good to one another. It’s what I try to do every day, as well as be a little bit better than I was the day before. Only God knows if I am doing that. Slowly but surely, I am coming out of the shell. And slowly but surely, I’m finally doing things that I should have handled years ago.

        Thanks, Twin. Just for being you, and saying such good things about me. I don’t plan to get a swelled head about it, but it does make me feel good about where I am and how far I have come.

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      5. This is true!
        We have a God give right to be just who we are. How did we let people and circumstances let us forget that?
        Hit me up on twitter! In the meantime, check this out; I think it applies!

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  2. Thanks for reminding me of this song! I can remember driving all of my girlfriends on a Friday night to the Officers club on the base. We would blast it singing every word while dancing in sync to it. It was our Friday night prep. You always being back my great memories with your song picks! Thanks and have a great weekend T. Wayne

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