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.

4. Erykah Badu featuring Common “Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop)”

The theme song to Brown Sugar, the love letter to hip hop in film form, plays like “I Used to Love H.E.R.” Part Deuce (see Number 5) and even features Common.  The song is the 2003 Grammy-Winning Best R&B Song and Soul Train Lady of Soul Best Solo R&B/Soul Single.  It got a lot of airplay on the radio and TV and exhibits Badu’s potential at its finest.  A fun video and a surprise appearance by MC Lyte top it off.