Friday, August 15, 2008

Soundtrack of My Life

Song: No One
Artist: Alicia Keys
Album: As I Am (2007)

Sarah already knows this, but just so the rest of y'all understand - I love Alicia Keys.

Like, there ain't many women in the world who rank higher than her. The list is pretty much Sarah, Diane Lane, Natalie Portman and P!nk. That's some pretty heady company right there...

As has been the case for a couple of previous Soundtrack pieces, I've decided to pick one song that most exemplifies all the things I love about the artist being featured. At least, when it comes to an artist the caliber of Alicia Keys, the honest truth is that there are a whole list of songs that I could use here without hesitation.

This one is extra special though for somewhat obvious reasons which are heightened this weekend.

Plain and simple, this is an old-fashion love song and with this being Engagement Party Weekend, nothing was more fitting than a song that expresses the thoughts I have for Sarah.

When the rain is pouring down
And my heart is hurting
You will always be around
This I know for certain

You and me together
Through the days and nights
I don't worry 'cause
Everything's gonna to be alright
People keep talking they can say what they like
But all i know is everything's gonna to be alright

No one, no one, no one
Can get in the way of what I'm feeling
No one, no one, no one
Can get in the way of what I feel for you, you, you
Can get in the way of what I feel

Of course, the other kicker is that Ms. Keys is the talent tickling the ivories throughout this track and all the others that make up her albums.

Just to recap, she's an insane musician, pens solid lyrics and is crazy attractive. I honestly don't understand people who don't love Alicia Keys. With all the bullshit Pop Tarts out there today, here is a fierce young woman who does it herself and does it better than almost everyone else.

If you haven't listened to an entire Alicia Keys album yet, I suggest you do so. It doesn't matter which one you pick -they're all outstanding.

Just know that if you do, you're going to get hooked and end up listening to them over and over and over again.

Don't say I didn't warn you.


Newt said...

I love Alicia Keys (but sorry, you still rank lower than Natalie Portman). No One has such a great basic thumping beat to it yet still is such a solid song. I have a serious soft spot in my heart for gorgeous women who can play the piano and sing though.
Nice song to kick off Engagement Party weekend though.

Anonymous said...

I adore DIANE LANE !

What a beauty ? And what talent !