“Love That Girl” is definitely on my playlist of “songs that make my mood better”. It is, no doubt, one of the best songs on Raphael’s The Way I See It album. It seems as though Raphael Saadiq took a 60′s, old school R & B style with these songs and he most definitely succeeded in a achieving feel-good, down-home, let’s-just-have-a-good-time kind of vibe. I chose this song for this week also because Raphael Saadiq was one of the acts during this year’s Lollapalooza weekend, here in Chicago. Unfortunately I missed him perform, but from what I heard, he was phenomenal! ( I wouldn’t doubt it…)
I ran into this song and dubbed it a great walking song when I’d just ended the running portion of one of my morning interval runs. As soon as I’d slowed down a bit and started to walk, this song came on my iPod. The up-tempo beat of the base drum that drives the music was perfect for the speed I was going for. (Listen for that base drum!) Not only that, but the words to this song are so sweet and I sometimes imagine myself as the girl he’s singing to in the juke joint. Yea, I know that’s a little ridiculous, but hey, a girl can dream! Enjoy and Be Renewed!
This video is a live taping of the song on AOL Black Voices. I love the dance moves and energy coming from the stage! Awesome song!