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Anatomy of Hot Song

YouKnowIGotSoul Presents Anatomy of a Hot Song: The Creation of Melanie Fiona’s “4 AM”

It’s interesting sometimes how a song could go relatively unnoticed for a period of months before eventually building steam and catching on with the masses. That is exactly the case with Melanie Fiona’s single “4 AM” from her upcoming “The…

YouKnowIGotSoul Presents Anatomy of a Hot Song: The Creation of Tank’s “Please Don’t Go”

In addition to contributing his pen to some of the biggest r&b hits over the past decade or so, Tank kept one for himself with his number on single “Please Don’t Go”. The song ended up being the lead single…

YouKnowIGotSoul Presents Anatomy of a Hot Song: The Creation of Chico DeBarge’s “Iggin Me” featuring El DeBarge

After nearly a 10 year break from music after dealing with personal issues, Chico DeBarge released his comeback album “Long Time No See” in 1997. The album featured the single “Iggin Me” which was a collaboration featuring his brother El…

YouKnowIGotSoul Presents Anatomy of a Hot Song: The Creation of JoJo’s “Breezy”

Perhaps what is most impressive about the self titled debut album from JoJo in 2004 is not only her amazing voice, but the fact that she was only 13 years old at the time of its release. The album also…

Anatomy of Hot Song

YouKnowIGotSoul Presents Anatomy of a Hot Song: The Creation of Teedra Moses & Raheem DeVaughn “Get Yours”

Today we’re doing something a little different for Anatomy of a Hot Song, choosing a song that not only wasn’t released as a single, but was only a track from a mixtape. However, what the song does represent is a…

YouKnowIGotSoul Presents Anatomy of a Hot Song: The Creation of Mario’s “Kryptonite”

After having a ton of success with the massive single “Let Me Love You” from his sophomore album, listeners were ready and anticipating the release of his third album. One song that drew a lot of attention early on was…

YouKnowIGotSoul Presents Anatomy of a Hot Song: The Creation of Marques Houston’s “Naked”

Marques Houston released “Naked” as the second single from his sophomore solo album of the same name in 2005. The song was produced by star production team The Underdogs and written by Tank who was just coming into his own…

Anatomy of Hot Song

YouKnowIGotSoul Presents Anatomy of a Hot Song: The Creation of Mary J. Blige’s “My Life”

On her sophomore album “My Life” back in 1994, Mary J. Blige released five singles which included the title track as the final inclusion. The album is widely considered to be Blige’s best to date, and it proved to be…

YouKnowIGotSoul Presents Anatomy of a Hot Song: The Creation of Deborah Cox & R.L.’s “We Can’t Be Friends”

Songs like “We Can’t Be Friends” really capture the essence of what r&b music is all about; relatable music that you can feel and touches our emotions. This duet between Deborah Cox and R.L. from her 1998 album “One Wish”…

YouKnowIGotSoul Presents Anatomy of a Hot Song: The Creation of Keri Hilson’s “Knock You Down”

With a huge following even before the release of her debut album, it was only a matter of time before Keri Hilson made her mark on the charts. Prior to release of “Knock You Down”, Keri already had smashes such…