LaShawn Daniels DEAD

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  1. Ag

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    I don't THINK I'd heard of him, but he wrote:

    • It's Not Right But It's Okay - Whitney Houston
    • The Boy Is Mine - Brandy and Monica
    • Telephone - Lady Gaga
    • Say My Name - Destiny's Child
    • Lose My Breath - Destiny's Child
    • He Wasn't Man Enough - Toni Braxton
    • If You Had My Love - J-Lo
    • Holler - Spice Girls
    • What About Us - Brandy
     
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  2. Yvonne Mondle

    Yvonne Mondle I’M A LOVELY SIGHT

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    Car crash. And only 41 :(

    I’m quite surprised to learn that he had a WIFE with some of that back cat :side-eye:

    ‘What About Us?’ (amongst others) remains an absolute classic. Just incredible. I thought the radio was broken when I first heard it. In fact I was very disappointed that it didn’t kickstart a whole trend of similarly staggering, disjointed rip-offs
     
  3. Christian

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    Bangers galore :disco:

    I though the same about "What About Us?" when I heard it too. The weird, out of time bass and drums still sounds like they've just been beamed down from MARS to this day.
     
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  4. Ag

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    It's Not Right and Lose My Breath are both legit 13/10s.

    Everything there are all varying degrees of amazing (Holler aside).
     
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  5. Rita

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    Wow. What a back catalogue. He is responsible for at least 3 of my favourite songs of all time. RIP. :(
     
  6. Rita

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    I say that on one hand and then notice nestled in to the middle of that ASTONISHINGLY GOOD back catalogue is Mel B’s - Tell Me. :D

    So HE was responsible for that iconic line “ All you loved was Mel Beh’s Moneeeyyyy”.
     
  7. Ag

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    APPARENTLY Mel herself was one of the co-writers.
     
  8. Yvonne Mondle

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    Naturally it took THIS for me to realise the immensity of ‘Say My Name’, not least because it exposes DC’s horrendous hard-faced sass as fatuous posturing. Thank goodness for ‘Smalltown Boy’ magically revealing the not so quiet, increasing desperation :disco:



    I mean as if she’s really going to come over with her clique :rolleyes:
     
  9. Yvonne Mondle

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    :disco: Shall we?

     
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  10. cwej

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    This is genuinely sad. One of those people I'd seen the name of a thousand times on credits, but never knew who he was so I'm glad it made the news cos he's brought a hell of a lot of joy to my life.
     
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  11. SDF

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    :oi: I like that song :D
     
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    I assume he was part of Darkchild's team AND more a musician than a lyricist?
     
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    Yes, me too! Best song on that debut album no less.

    I love Holler too, so there's that as well :disco:
     
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  14. Christian

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    Yes, he was one of Darkchild's gang. No idea how the writing duties were split between them all.

    The list of his more obscure co-written bangers in addition to the ones mentioned in the first post is immense:

    TLC - Turntable
    Spice Girls - Tell Me Why :disco:
    Brandy - After The Flood
    Janet - Feedback
    Shola Ama - Imagine :disco:
    Whitney - Get It Back

    And that's just for STARTERS
     
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  15. lolly

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    I knew the name and the genre, but had no idea of actual songs.

    I guess this is like for millennials when Burt Bacharach goes (he is still alive, right?) for me.
     
  16. lolly

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    And re. What About Us?, I'm quite certain I actively disliked that song for quite a few years initially. Then I heard it again after several years and suddenly it made sense.
     
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    octophone fucking ADMIN, bitches

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    Poor sod, rotten way to go and too young.
     
  18. Rita

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    I see your plan, you’re not my man. So get from under my ROOF.
     
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    BURT BACHARACH? :D

    How old ARE you?
     
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  21. VoR

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    Holler has aged exceptionally well and that is a hill I am 100% willing to die on.
     
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  22. lolly

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    I agree, in as much as I don't think it's any more shit now than it was then.
     
  23. Rita

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    Agreed. I actually don’t think Holler was ever as bad as many made it out to be at the time.
     
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    I hated Holler at the time. But I agree it's aged well.
     
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    I'm having a LaShawn Daniels tribute day today but no hun I ain't going to waste my time listening to Let Love Lead The Way, what a pile of old CACK.
     
  26. Ag

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    I've been having a sample from Christian's list and Tell Me Why, Turntable and Imagine are all brilliant. I really should remember them all, but I was a messy little cunt back then.
     
  27. Rita

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    When they released Holler had the tide not pretty much totally turned for them and most people who enjoyed their music before suddenly developed great vitriol for them?
     
  28. Ag

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    That, and an RnB pastiche just wasn't what I wanted from them. Like so much music time tells.
     
  29. Rita

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    I think it would have worked for them better now. At the time they were releasing RnB music pop was still very much on top.
     
  30. Rita

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    Although SURELY the haters were still wanting them to trounce BLOODY WESTLIFE in the race to number 1 album.
     
  31. Ag

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    At that point in time it was all about Vengaboys, Steps and Geri for me.
     
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    Turntable is one of my faves :(
     
  33. VoR

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    The knives were properly out for the Spice Girls by the time Holler was released. The album being mostly crap and Mel C actively not wanting to be there didn't help much, of course, but I think by their very nature they had a major uphill struggle not to burn out as quickly as they did.

    Alongside sitting through the God Forsaken West End Musical, the Westlife album battle definitely ranks highly among my own personal 9/11s.
     
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