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 two in particular) occuring before the MTV era, I will have to improvise and pull something from Dailymotion or YouTube. Here goes.
6. Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam “Let the Beat Hit ‘Em”
Before J. Lo there was Lisa Lisa — the first Nuyorican pop diva. This was one of a long string of Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam freestyle/R&B/dance hits. This came out some time after the earlier stuff, but it’s still as potent as anything from the first album. The audio play is fun and keeps things moving on the dance floor. One to keep on replay and sing and dance to over and over.