I’ve been wanting to do a countdown featuring songs about songs (you know, songs about music, dancing, and/or a certain genre). I have my 10 songs, but even as I posted Number 10, I wasn’t sure about the order. So, this one will form as I go. I normally have my list ready to go before I start. MY TOP 10 is a music video countdown, but with some songs (maybe one in particular) occuring before the MTV era, I will have to improvise and pull something from Dailymotion or YouTube. Here goes.
8. Shannon “Let The Music Play”
This is the one that’s credited with starting the freestyle era in the 1980s and into the 1990s. Its producers added Latin rhythms to the pre-existing concept of electro-funk/dance and created a whole ‘nother genre. In the modern music era you can measure a song’s staying power long after its release by how many remixes and/or covers accumulate throughout the years after. “Let The Music Play” has too many remixes to count and they continue into 2009.