Friday, February 13, 2009

I Love the 90s Friday: Toni Braxton

Toni dominated much of the 90s with her love songs. I feel a lot of nostalgia when I hear one of her songs from this era.

Seven Whole Days


I love how blues-ey she sounds in this song: "What's a girlllllll to doooooooo" They are so wrong in this video for showing the women tearing pages off the daily calendar and drawing X's through the days, lol! They didn't have to make them look that desperate. Although, Toni took the approach that I would take in a video if I was a musician. I would have other women lookin' all sad and alone, I'll be damned if I'm playing the lead role in my own music videos lookin' a fool, lol! 90s video checklist includes close-cropped teased hair, soulful dancing (lmao @ the background singers and guitar player; they were feeling this song!), jeeps, and raw emotion.

Love Shoulda Brought You Home


Heaven help me if I ever got caught singing this song, lol. You can really get into it. Also, LMAOOOO @ the 4:04 mark.

How Could An Angel Break My Heart

Toni Braxton - How Could An Angel Break My Heart (Official Music Video) - Amazing videos are here

This song/video used to make me so sad! I think it was because I was going through the after-math of a break-up at that time. I love the Kenny G. saxophone bridge: "Oh, my soul is...dyyyyyyyying, it's cryyyyyyyyying...I'm tryyyyyyying, to unnnnnnnnnnderstand, please helllllllp meeeeeee"...just wonderful.

You're Making Me High


This song is so fun. I love the blue background of the video.

Toni really had a bunch of great songs. My Honorable Mentions are: Breathe Again, Another Sad Love Song, Talking in His Sleep, In the Late of Night. What are your favorite Toni Braxton songs and/or videos?

6 jewels of thought:

Little Miss Knobody said...

I remember wanting that pink (pleather) couch in the "Making me High" video. LOL! I also remember watching "Unbreak My Heart" and thinking she needs some acting lessons. Toni is cool though!

ChocolateOrchid said...

"Unbreak My Heart" and "How Many Ways" are my fav Braxton songs!

Alicia/InstantVintage said...

Ok, is it wrong that I thougth Breathe Again was sung by Babyface when I first heard it? I mean, it was the first song and no one really knew who she was...

LOL

How old is this woman?

Chanel said...

How could you forget this one?! lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mK3N72UlNc

Gem said...

LMK: Lol @ that couch. Yeah, Toni was a bit extra in that video.

CO: For some reason, I baaaaarely remember How Many Ways as a single.

Alicia: Yes. Yes it is very wrong. LOL. Oh, you got jokes about her age?! LMAO

Chanel: I didn't; it just isn't one of my favs, lol.

Fly Girl said...

I know all of her ballads are classics but my all time fave Toni Braxton song and video has got to be, "You Weren't Man Enough For Me"! I loooved the attitude, the beat and that Robin Givens/Toni face off was it!

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