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”



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.

Courtesy of Google

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.

Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes Remembered – 9 Years Later

"No Scrubs" video still from junior release, FanMail

Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes (May 27, 1971 — April 25, 2002).

Those who know me know that Grammy Winners TLC are my favorite group of all-time.    They also  know that when Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes died I took it very hard.

When I first kicked off this blog about three years ago, I sought and landed a popolio podcast interview with Left Eye’s brother, Ron Lopes.  The family was releasing her first posthumous release, Eye Legacy, and that’s what we talked about.

I also did a MY TOP 10:  Left Eye Videos countdown, reviewed the first single, “Let’s Just Do It,” featuring TLC (T-Boz and Chilli), and a few other things.

So, though I have no new Left Eye content, I’d like to re-present that content in memory of  Ms. Lopes.

Remember, these posts are at our first location on the web,  Now, I’m at   I know it can get confusing, but I had to remember Left Eye.  Especially since I didn’t do anything official last year.

ALSO!  Glee will be featuring a TLC song on TOMORROW’S all-new episode.   It will be “Unpretty” mashed up with “I Feel Pretty” from West Side Story.

I’ve had a campaign going on Facebook for Glee to feature an all-TLC episode, that, candidly speaking, hasn’t really gained much traction.  I also proposed an all-girl group episode if a TLC one was more than what they were willing to do.  Now, Lady Gaga has gotten two as this is the Born This Way episode.  And, TLC just the one song, but it’s a start.  Hopefully, more TLC to come on Glee.  Join the Facebook group, In Support of Glee Making a TLC Episode!

Check out THE REAL popolio Year 1 Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes content!

+Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes Remembered  – 7 Years Later
+popolio podcast with Ron Lopes
+MY TOP 10:  Left Eye Videos — intro, ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, twoone, and outro.
+Single and Listening (includes review of “Let’s Just Do It” featuring TLC)
+Tuesday Tease (includes listing of Eye Legacy)