For those who don’t know, I was a film major.  It was my dream to direct music videos.  I wasn’t even interested in feature films.  I thought I’d be happy doing just music videos.   Don’t get me wrong.  I love film and music.  With this countdown I combine both loves.

This MY TOP 10 features songs that either equaled or transcended the pop cultural significance of the films from whence they came.  It’s less about the movies and more about the songs.  I’m including 5 male and 5 female performers and alternating between them to keep things fair and balanced.  I’m starting off with a woman so a man can be on top. 

Just flipping the script from how I ran thangs with February’s MY TOP 10 (Sexiest Videos for those of you who don’t know) where a woman lead the pack.

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wte6. Mary J. Blige “Not Gon’ Cry” from Waiting to Exhale 

The whole Waiting to Exhale Soundtrack is good.  Produced by Babyface and featuring an all-female ensemble, he did a good job of not only creating great songs, but giving each featured artist a song that was their style and made them sound like themselves.  This particular track is like the theme of the film and really gets to the heart of the main character’s story and plight.  The pain and emotion in Mary’s voice is what really sells this song.  Granted, it’s a woman’s perspective, but who cannot empathize with the circumstance that’s being conveyed in the lyrics.

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