7-Day Wayback Music Challenge: Day 1 - Loving You (By Minnie Riperton)

in musicwaybackchallenge •  10 months ago

Okay, so I get to join the challenge-rave of the moment.....the #musicwaybackchallenge, thanks to @samminator. It has been quite an interesting challenge, as enthusiasts get to share their favourite hits from way back in time.

So, I'd begin my very own #musicwaybackchallenge with a track I fell in love with way back during my high school days; partly because it was one of the few songs that elicited a romantic atmosphere for our budding teenage romance at the time (yea, teenagers knew the meaning of romance way back in time too...lolz).

The track Loving you by Minnie Riperton was a massive hit in 1975.

"Loving you" was a brilliant track which simmered with a loving sensuality and supreme vocal expressionism by the American songstress, Minnie Riperton. She reached the peak of her career with the then No. 1 single, from her 1974 gold album, "Perfect Angel".

Riperton's blossoming career was however, cut short by cancer; as she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1976. But despite the diagnosis she pushed on to record more songs and tour. She became the American Cancer Society spokesperson and even received a "Courage Award" in 1978 from the Society - the award which was presented to her by then US President Jimmy Carter at the White House.

The exceptional vocalist, singer and songwriter eventually bowed to the cold hands of death from the cancer disease on 12th July, 1979 at the very young and tender age of just 31 years of age.

The "Loving you" song itself released in January 1975 remains an evergreen soul genre of a track, which was written by Minnie Riperton and Richard Rudolph, and produced by Stevie Wonder and Richard Rudolph.

Had to break the rules of this challenge by putting the song on repeat, while creating this.....(Yea, I ain't good at sticking to rigid rules....😁😁). The song still takes me places I used to be familiar with in the good old days. How time flies!

Well, before this turns into an article......I would revisit the simple rules of this challenge by nominating someone I'm curious to learn about his musical ingenuity.

So, I'd be nominating @greenrun for this 7-day #musicwayback challenge. I hope @greenrun would accept the challenge and oblige us with his musical prowess from his tender beginnings....Lolz

The Rules to follow (courtesy of @samminator's post):
  • Choose one song from your high-school/college years.
  • Write a few words about who made you listen to this song for the first time, what this song means to you (was it a breakup song? you blasted it at 100% on your audio system when you were partying with your friends?) whatever you want.
  • Write your text while listening to the song. As soon as the song ends, wrap up what you where writing and submit it.
  • Do this for 7 days in a row if you get nominated.
  • Mention one person who should do this on each day.
  • Tag it with #musicwaybackchallenge and include these rules at the bottom of your post.
  • Follow @greek-trail for great content made by our fellow Greeks!

I think I have tried to do some reasonable justice to the rules stated above, and so I'd be giving a big shout-out to @dimitrisp for putting up this challenge, and thanks to @samminator for nominating me.

Thank you for your time and for reading.
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Oh! LOVELY first entry @rickie 😍
Looking forward to seeing what Green will be sharing with us!


Thanks @abigail-dantes. Loved the challenge and had to give it a go. I'm patiently waiting for your own musical collections though. June is just around the corner, Ab!! And yes, i hope @greenrun would take up the challenge though. He has successfully evaded every challenge in the past, I hope he fancies this one. Thanks for visiting @abigail-dantes.


@rickie I know this song but I never really checked to see the singer. Marie Carey remixed it right? You listen to good music. Challenge is good :)


Thanks @greenrun. Hoping to follow up your own musical rundown.



Thanks for honouring the nomination.
You've got a very cool taste of music. Nice one bro :)


Thanks pal, for the nomination @samminator. And yes, I try when it comes to music too....lolz

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