I love this song and I’ve been listening to it 8x a day for the last week. It came out back in September. Wayne lets Chance the Rapper own the track, and it’s because of him that this feels perfectly summer-like and sweet. I especially love the tongue twister of these lines: 

You the best bride / And I’m the best groom / Wedding presents got my best man at the Best Buy / Buyin’ the Best of Fresh Prince for the bedroom. 

The MJ sample means that I could never put it on a Songza playlist, unfortunately. 

  • Source SoundCloud / Dedication 5
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Sparks on… Disco
It’s not the worst music I’ve ever heard (that’s reserved for Toby Keith’s special brand of xenophobic country songs), but I wouldn’t say that I’m a fan of disco.  I would say most disco sucks.  But Sparks on disco?  That’s pretty good.
Prior to the No. 1 in Heaven album being released in 1979, disco had already started to feel old.  Saturday Night Fever hit theatres in December of 1977.  Blondie’s “Heart Of Glass” dropped the following year.  And 1979, was the height of disco backlash, with KISS releasing “I Was Made For Lovin’ You” and alienating the hard rock fan base they spent years building.  Less than two months later was Disco Demolition Night at Chicago’s Comiskey Park.  Disco might not have been dead, but it was certainly not faring well.
And here comes Sparks’s No. 1 in Heaven album in September of 1979.
So why would Sparks release an album that fans, especially the Kimono My House crowd, would identify with a soulless style of music listened to by the vapid populace?  Why jump on a sinking ship? 
Because Sparks would not be making an album that sounded like the disposable disco hits of the day—that means you Rick Dees’s with your god-awful “Disco Duck” and its equally repulsive follow-up, “Dis-Gorilla.”  Instead, Sparks crafted an album of richly layered synthesizers, witty lyrics, and the well-utilized falsetto of Russell Mael.  At that point, Sparks didn’t need disco’s popularity, which was a good thing because that was fading fast.  Disco needed Sparks to exhibit how to craft a synth-heavy dance album and not fall into the trite void that would be disco’s fate.  Disco did not take heed.  Disco is dead.
"The Number One Song in Heaven"  “Tryouts for the Human Race”  “Beat the Clock” 

It’s Sparks week on One Week One Band!  High-res

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Sparks on… Disco

It’s not the worst music I’ve ever heard (that’s reserved for Toby Keith’s special brand of xenophobic country songs), but I wouldn’t say that I’m a fan of disco.  I would say most disco sucks.  But Sparks on disco?  That’s pretty good.

Prior to the No. 1 in Heaven album being released in 1979, disco had already started to feel old.  Saturday Night Fever hit theatres in December of 1977.  Blondie’s “Heart Of Glass” dropped the following year.  And 1979, was the height of disco backlash, with KISS releasing “I Was Made For Lovin’ You” and alienating the hard rock fan base they spent years building.  Less than two months later was Disco Demolition Night at Chicago’s Comiskey Park.  Disco might not have been dead, but it was certainly not faring well.

And here comes Sparks’s No. 1 in Heaven album in September of 1979.

So why would Sparks release an album that fans, especially the Kimono My House crowd, would identify with a soulless style of music listened to by the vapid populace?  Why jump on a sinking ship?

Because Sparks would not be making an album that sounded like the disposable disco hits of the day—that means you Rick Dees’s with your god-awful “Disco Duck” and its equally repulsive follow-up, “Dis-Gorilla.”  Instead, Sparks crafted an album of richly layered synthesizers, witty lyrics, and the well-utilized falsetto of Russell Mael.  At that point, Sparks didn’t need disco’s popularity, which was a good thing because that was fading fast.  Disco needed Sparks to exhibit how to craft a synth-heavy dance album and not fall into the trite void that would be disco’s fate.  Disco did not take heed.  Disco is dead.

"The Number One Song in Heaven"  “Tryouts for the Human Race  “Beat the Clock”

It’s Sparks week on One Week One Band!