MY TOP 30: Year 1 Posts of ALL-TIME! Links – 15-1 & OUTRO

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15. TLC
“What About Your Friends”  
10. Foxy Brown F Jay-Z
“I’ll Be”
5. Left Eye INTRO
 
14. Robyn
MY TOP 2008 Album

9. Paul Simon
“You Can Call Me Al”
4.  Bruce Springsteen
“Streets of Philadelphia”
13. Moulin Rouge! Girls
“Lady Marmalade”
8. Bobby Pulido pop quiz

3. Makano pop quiz
 
12. Puff Daddy & The Family F B.I.G. & Ma$e “Been Around The World”
7. Destiny’s Child
“Independent Women Pt. 1”

2. The Proclaimers
“I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”

11. Mary J. Blige
“Not Gon’ Cry” 
6. Left Eye Legacy podcast with Ron Lopes
1. Donnell Jones F Left Eye
“U Know What’s Up”

OUTRO

MY TOP 30: Year 1 Posts of ALL-TIME! Links – INTRO & 30-16

INTRO

30. Michael Jackson
“Liberian Girl”
 
25. TLC
“Waterfalls”

 
20. Public Enemy
“Fight the Power”
29. Brian Kent pop quiz

24. Scissors For Lefty
[Bryan Garza] pop quiz
 
19. Wayna pop quiz &
BMSR [Tobacco] 5Q

28. Stevie Wonder &
Michael Jackson “Get It”
23. Paula Abdul
“Straight Up”

 
 
18. popolio is…

 

 
27. Los Bad Apples
[Anita Benner] pop quiz
22. George Michael
“Freedom! 90”

 
17. Scissors For Lefty
[Steve Garza] pop quiz
26. Birds Barbershop
[Michael Portman] 20Q Part 1
 
21. TLC
“No Scrubs”

16. Levi Kreis pop quiz

MY TOP 30: Year 1 Posts of ALL-TIME! 1. Donell Jones featuring Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes “U Know What’s Up”

MY TOP 30: Year 1 Posts of ALL-TIME!

See the complete MY TOP 10: Left Eye Videos Countdown here.

Never forgotten. Courtesy of Google

1. Donell Jones featuring Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes “U Know What’s Up”
This is the fifth and, obviously, final and highest entry from MY January 2009 TOP 10: Left Eye Videos countdown and of all of Year 1.  First, at Number 25 was TLC’s hugest hit, “Waterfalls.”  Then, at Number 21 was their second hugest hit, “No Scrubs.”  Both of these are from TLC’s junior release, FanMail.  Third was “What About Your Friends” at Number 15 , one of the string of hits from their debut release, Ooooooh… On The TLC Tip.  Fourth, coming in at Number 5, was the INTRODUCTION post to the entire countdown.

Still Champs. Courtesy of Google

Well, there you have it.  Not sure what else to say other than Left Eye Forever!   I love TLC and I love Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes.  Seems like the popolio visitors agree with me by crowning this with the Year 1 Number 1 spot.  This was based on the total hits each post received and this particular post received the most by far.

I will say TLC is not like other girl groups where girls can be replaced and have (not saying any names).  Perhaps, because there were only 3 members and they each had such distinct personalities. I think other TLC fans will agree with me that though you may have your favorite (mine changed through the years), you will still support the other girls’ projects and endeavors.  It’s like extended family.  You may have your fave cousin, but it doesn’t mean your other cousins are chopped liver. 

Frozen in time. Courtesy of Google

The talent and the chemistry were undeniable.  I don’t gravitate to artists that are necessarily the best singers.  You can be the best singer in the world, but be boring and have no personality.  I’m attracted to artists that I find interesting.  It’s about the whole package.  

Great songs to start with.  Everything else has to back the music up.  It always goes back to the music.  That said, you then add a little dance (I love to dance, so I like performers who dance),  a little stage presence, a lot of personality, a lot of attitude, and a great look (a standout trend-setting sense of style is a must).  

Lastly, the sound and the look have to change and evolve through time.  Most of all, they should have a uniqueness and sincerity that sets them apart from whoever else is out there.  TLC had all of that and then some.  In droves.  ‘Nuff said.

I gave this video the Number 3 spot on Saturday, January 24, 2009.  Read the original post here — MY TOP 1o:  Left Eye Videos — 3. Donell Jones featuring Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes “U Know What’s Up” and watch the video below.





See the complete MY TOP 10: Left Eye Videos Countdown here.

TLC Forever. Courtesy of Google

MY TOP 30: Year 1 Posts of ALL-TIME! 5. Left Eye INTRO

MY TOP 30: Year 1 Posts of ALL-TIME!

See the complete MY TOP 10: Left Eye Videos Countdown here.

"The Eye is Right." Courtesy of Google

5. Left Eye INTRO
This is the fourth entry from MY January 2009 TOP 10: Left Eye Videos countdown.  First, at Number 25 was TLC’s hugest hit, “Waterfalls.”  Then, at Number 21 was their second hugest hit, “No Scrubs.”  Both of these are from TLC’s junior release, FanMail.  Third was “What About Your Friends” at Number 15 , one of the string of hits from their debut release, Ooooooh… On The TLC Tip Coming in at Number 5 is the INTRODUCTION post to the entire countdown.

TLC being my fave group of all-time, I really wanted to celebrate Left Eye’s first posthumous release, Eye Legacy, back in January 2009.  In addition to the podcast interview with her brother, Ronald Lopes, regarding the project that just took the Number 6 spot, I did this countdown counting down to the release date.  I alternated TLC videos with those that featured Left Eye as a guest on other artists’ songs. 

Something fun I did with the countdown was to try to find a unique Left Eye photo to feature with each post that weren’t familiar images of her.  Or at least ones that I hadn’t seen before.  I googled high and low for those never-before-seen-shots.  Go to countdown to check out a nice collection of cool Left Eye pics!

Read the original post here — MY TOP 10:  Left Eye Videos – INTRODUCTION.

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See the complete MY TOP 10: Left Eye Videos Countdown here.

MY TOP 30: Year 1 Posts of ALL-TIME! 6. Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes Eye Legacy popolio podcast [with Ron Lopes]

MY TOP 30: Year 1 Posts of ALL-TIME!

LEFT EYE POW-ER. Courtesy of Google

6. Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes Eye Legacy popolio podcast [with Ron Lopes]
This is the only popolio podcast to make the countdown.  It is also the first one I ever did for THE REAL popolio. TLC is my favorite group of all-time.  I’ve said that many a times and it will never change.

When I started this blog, I had reached out to Left Eye’s sister, Reigndrop Lopes, who is an artist in her own right, to try to feature and/or interview her.  I never got a response.

One I found out the family was putting out the first posthumous Left Eye release through independent label in Boston (there’s that Boston connection again), I reached out through the official site that was created for that project, which was called Eye Legacy.  To my surprise, they responded to my email and I was able to set something up with her brother, Ronald Lopes.

I was so excited and probably more nervous than anything.  I actually spoke to him on my birthday in December 2008, but the interview was not posted until January 2009 closer to the release date of Eye Legacy.

It will go down as one of my highlights of doing this blog.  It’s a birthday I will never forget.  Ron was very down-to-earth, which I appreciated.  At one point, he even says he’s “regular peeps,” which is classic and echoes what is said about Left Eye and Chilli on one of the interludes on FanMail.

I’ve tried to get interviews with T-Boz and Chilli since, but have not been successful in getting any responses.  For me, Ron stands in Lisa’s place, so the other two are left.  If I continue to interview artists in some form or fashion, T-Boz and Chilli will always be two dream “gets.”

TLC Forever.  Left Eye Forever.  ‘Nuff said!

Listen to the original Wednesday, January 7, 2009 post here — popolio podcast: Interview about Left Eye Legacy [with Lisa Lopes’ brother, Ron Lopes].  It includes her song, “Let’s Just Do It” featuring TLC and Missy Elliott.

Listen to all 5 popolio podcast interviews here.

MY TOP 30: Year 1 Posts of ALL-TIME! 15. TLC “What About Your Friends”

MY TOP 30: Year 1 Posts of ALL-TIME!

See the complete MY TOP 10: Left Eye Videos Countdown here.

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15. TLC “What About Your Friends”
This is the third entry from MY January 2009 TOP 10: Left Eye Videos countdown.  First, at Number 25 was TLC’s hugest hit, “Waterfalls,” and, then, at Number 21 was their second hugest hit, “No Scrubs.” This time around, it’s one of the many hits from their 1991 debut release, Ooooooh… On The TLC Tip.

I gave this video the Number 6 spot on January 21, 2009.  Read the original post here — MY TOP 10:  Left Eye Videos – 6. TLC “What About Your Friends” and watch the video below.





See the complete MY TOP 10: Left Eye Videos Countdown here.


MY TOP 30: Year 1 Posts of ALL-TIME! 21. TLC “No Scrubs”

MY TOP 30: Year 1 Posts of ALL-TIME!

See the complete MY TOP 10: Left Eye Videos Countdown here.

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21. TLC “No Scrubs”
This is the second entry from MY January 2009 TOP 10: Left Eye Videos countdown.  Whereas before, at the Number 25 spot, it was TLC’s hugest hit, “Waterfalls,” this time around it’s their second hugest hit, “No Scrubs.”

I gave this video the Number 4 spot on January 29, 2009.  Read the original post here — MY TOP 10:  Left Eye Videos – 4. TLC “No Scrubs” and watch the video below.




See the complete MY TOP 10: Left Eye Videos Countdown here.

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