music monday: unpretty by tlc

I was able to catch a rerun of the final episode of the recently concluded American Idol + one of my favorite group from the 90’s performed + it sparked the inspiration for today’s post, not to mention it brought me back to my younger + carefree days! ūüėČ

This is one of my all-time favorite songs + it tackles girls + women’s struggle over self-image. During those days I think a lot of girls my age can totally relate to it + made this song a battle hymn towards their self-empowerment. I love the melody, but more importantly, I love the lyrics + the message that this song imparts. To the 19-year old me, it was my perfect song!


I used to really love these girl group, + Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes (may she rest in peace) is my favorite TLC. I remember avidly waiting for their videos to be shown on MTV and read articles about them featured on song magazines that I used to buy in College. I particularly loved their album, FanMail, along with a hosts of amazing singles this album spawned, which include this one, I Miss You So Much, Dear Lie + No Scrubs. Although I was not able to purchase a copy of this album I got to listen to these songs over again, much thanks to the radio stations + MTV! Which reminds me, I will check out where I can download a copy of this online later one ūüėČ

TLC is comprised of T-boz, Left-Eye + Chilli and is considered one of the most influential artist of their time. The single Unpretty was released in August 1999 + went on to become number one at the Billboard Hot 100 Charts.

This is my share for this week’s Music Monday. I have not participated in this meme in a while + I sooo miss it! Music Monday is one of my very first favorite bloghops + I’ve been joining in a while almost every single week. I hope I can continue joining regularly again.

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