Welcome to Music
Apologies for the lateness – I was in behind-gods-back-canada where wireless internet only exists in science fiction books.
So a friend recently posted the video below on my facebook wall:
I found it amusing, and anyone who knows me knows there’s no music I love better than wutliss music. So today’s post is dedicated to sidetingism – known in some judgmental people’s worlds as “cheating” – across genres.
1. Slip Away – Zan
This was one of my favourite songs of 2009. The melody catches me but that “old fire sticks burn slow” line hits me more than anything – it just is one of those lines that sounds so home-ish to me. This song is great for those people who think that cheating doesn’t count if it’s an ex.
2. Saving All My Love – Whitney Houston
I know people try to play like this isn’t one of the ultimate matey/side ting/other woman songs but I don’t see how when there’s a line like “My friends try and tell me, find a man of my own” in the middle of it. Wutlissniss disguised as a slow tune always slips under the radar!
3. The Other Woman – Nina Simone
Undoubtedly, the most depressing song on this list. “And when her baby comes to call/he’ll find her waiting like a lonesome queen”, definitely doesn’t make the life of the side ting sound glamourous.
4. Tek Him Back – Tanya Stephens
I’m not sure which came first – my love for Tanya or my love for wutlissniss. In either case, the two loves now reinforce each other and anyone who knows Tanya knows that I could have filled this whole post with Tanya since 50% of her material seems to be inspired by her involvement in wifey/matey situations. I chose “Tek Him Back” because I do believe it takes a supreme level of boldness to “steal” someone’s man and then when you realise he’s useless ask the woman to come get him.
So Fyah Stirrers, what would make your side ting list?