1. Young Love “Find A New Way”
I was introduced to Number 1 through J. Lo’s MTV reality show about dancers trying to make it, DanceLife. I love to dance. Not a trained dancer, but not a bad freestyle/club dancer, if I do say so myself. And I love J. Lo. So, I checked out the show and loved it. Wish MTV had picked it up for a second season.
Anyway, Young Love’s “Find a New Way” was the opening song. And the routine the dancers on the show do to it just bananas. I also think it was genius to use this song for a J.Lo vehicle. You would think it’d be a J.Lo song or pop/R&B song, but they used this instead.
It embodies what the show was about and what a passion for dancing entails. I liked it so much I checked out Young Love. I didn’t know if it was just a guy or a band or what. I still don’t really know. Dan Keyes seems to be the main guy. I picked up the debut album, Too Young to Fight It. Loved it! He really felt like a rich man’s Justin Timberlake; really hipper than JT, to me. Not as poppy and R&B, more electro. I just dug the sounds and songs.
His record company won’t allow the videos to be embedded on YouTube, so I could only link them here. The first video is the DanceLife intro so you can see my inspiration. The links that follow are 2 versions of Number 1 – the original version and a black-and-white version directed by fashion photographer Terry Richardson and featuring model Kemp Muhl. I really do love to dance! Just felt like confessing that to the universe.