Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Blast From The Past

The year was 1992, and I was 14 thinking I was about 20 when this one hit and every girl I knew, in the damn school had to quickly learn this entire song, word for word and the ones who could sing (like me) had to try their best impressions, nearly every chance we got. We ran this song in the hole! But SWV were my girls! And I was wearing out every song they put out from my meager lil boombox. I recall my best friend and I analyzing every detail of their videos and for the life of us, we coudnt figure out how Garfield from Shai (the hot one in the beginning) could even date Coko, who we thought wasn't much of a looker. And those fingernails! But I always loved her voice and jocked all their songs. I miss them. Come back!

(As I was posting this, I had to sing along through the whole thing. Twice!)


Erika 2004 said...

Girl, you took me back. I have possibly every single remix from that first album!

Shai, man, they could have been so much better. They had the vocals, but some of their songs just fell flat for me. And "If I ever fall in love" just got played to death. However, my absolute favorite Shai song "Yours". Classic! I never get tired of this version. Thanks for the memories and the reminder that I need to put that song on my iPod.

Erika 2004 said...

P.S. Coko released a solo effort in 1999 called "Hot Coko". Then in 2006, decided to go gospel with the album "Grateful". I wonder what happened to the other two girls. I thought I heard that one got married to a basketball player???

eclectik said...

I own Hot Coko that CD was/is rockin...esp Better than We

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