[#9] From Stephe’s desk: My fantasy Rain playlist for the U.S. continued.

You didn’t think I was finished, did you?

Nope, not done yet. It’s just that R2B: Return to Base being in Atlanta has had me in G-LOC. 🙂

When I’m rolling in my Excalibur Roadster Hyundai and listening to my very favorite songs, these are the sounds from my playlist—whether he were to do an occasional cover or match the vibe—that I think would have Rain lighting up our airwaves like a Christmas tree. (JiHoon, are you listening?)

What’s on your fantasy Rain playlist, dear fans? Why?

» Numbers 36 through 41 on my fantasy Rain playlist are HERE.

— Stephe @CloudUSA.org ^@@^


#42. Jeff Cascaro – I’m Talking To You Baby. Courtesy of fabaut99 @YT) Get your Jazz-on/croon-on, 비. Jazz musician Jeff Cascaro, of Germany, is the ticket. “Please, be mine. Please, be fine.”

#43. Jeff Cascaro – Waiting. (Courtesy of DirtySnares @YT) As if the vocals aren’t enough, these lyrics are pretty doggone amazing.

#44. Brothers Johnson – Strawberry Letter 23. (Courtesy of foutecd @YT)

#45. Earth Wind & Fire – Be Ever Wonderful. (Courtesy of luvinhappinezz @YT) Oh, my. A Rain version would be l-o-v-e-l-y. Oh, joy.

#46. Al Green – How Can You Mend A Broken Heart. (Courtesy of everth77 @YT) Put your own spin on this, JiHoon, and watch us all literally light up. You can borrow that good ol’ go to church Sunday morning organ music from “Nan” and make it s-w-e-e-t. “How can you stop the rain from falling…” Heheh. You can’t. 😉

#47. Anthony Hamilton – Love Is So Complicated. (Courtesy of ttlove92 @YT) Ain’t it, though?


The proof, as they say, is in the pudding: “Why Of All Things/왜 하필 (Wae Hapil)”, from Rain’s Vol. 2 album How To Avoid The Sun (2003). (courtesy of  goldengal1989)


~ by Cloud USA on September 5, 2012.

14 Responses to “[#9] From Stephe’s desk: My fantasy Rain playlist for the U.S. continued.”

  1. This song by Rahsaan Patterson is just mad funky. He’s another one whose talent was overlooked in the wake of mainstream’s idea of “image.” So many talented people never get the props the truly deserve.

    I guess I’m in a funky groove kind of mood this evening. This is another favorite of mine by Melanie Fiona. Bi I think you can see by these latest choices of mine that I think the performer in you can appreciate these funky grooves. I could see you in videos to grooves like this…………..

    Lastly, my favorite soul sista miss Jill Scott……love this groove. Mercy! Bi you would dance your @ss off with this one.

    This groove speaks for itself Bi. You’re a grown man, you’ll get it. We woman got the “power”…………..SMILES. This is a good video groove…non-singing stage performances too.


  2. This is also a favorite singer of mine. When I talk about authenticity no matter what your ethnic background, Anastasia exemplifies that perfectly. Unfortunately, she debuted here in the 90s when it was all about the Britney Spears type of singers on the scene. Anastasia was too soulful for the American mainstream and she had to work primarily overseas in the U.K. I still love her though. She’s soulful and funky. If you don’t know her, check her out……………………………………

    This song is Anastasia featuring Faith Evans “Thought I Told You That”

    I’d love to hear this song sung with a deep rich male vocal…..like you Bi. This song is so rich and soulful………..Love it!

    This one is just fun and funky. Anastasia never got her props in the States, but she could blow as far as I’m concerned. A true “grown folks” singer…..no teeny bop fluffy stuff.


  3. Being realistic, I know Bi couldn’t just sing strictly R&B and get significant radio airplay. Therefore he would have to include some Pop infused songs, so here’s one of my favorites from one of my favorite singers. Love this man’s voice………………..

    Also since Bi made the foray into Latin infused songs like Sad Tango, this would be a good one…..another favorite of mine.

    And of course two legends together (MJ and Carlos Santana). I always loved this song, that got no airplay. Damned shame too.

    And this instrumental version of Ricky Martin’s “Casi Un Bolero”. The music is quite beautiful. From what I remember of Ricky’s music, he liked to infuse sounds from different cultures. Bi seems like he would be open to this kind of blending of the cultures through music…………..


  4. Well let’s get the party started Bi…………(SMILES)

    Let’s slow it down again Bi………….(SMILES)

    Now you can’t sing this one in Korea Bi baby, this is strictly for an American audience………..(*Wicked Grin*)

    And we can keep THIS particular party going too……don’t be mad.

    The Isleys just take you there and you wanna STAY there!….(SMILES)


  5. Stephe, you still tweeting these to Honey Love?


  6. I think I need some more sweet melodies from Baby Love like this one from Babyface, the ultimate melody man IMHO.


  7. Awe yes to Strawberry Letter 23! Haven’t heard that song in so long. Remember the Tevin remake?


  8. @BiA, if he was on the Apollo stage, that “lady” on the first row that mauls everybody would “get ’em” for reals………and the ladies who are “VIP” backstage probably be on him too before he could get in front of the curtain. #welcometoHarlembaby @Stephe, I can’t even comment on the songs bouncing around in my head because the Al Green – How Can You Mend A Broken Heart imagery with Bi took me LOW…..Lawd have mercy…….follow it up with this one #getthedefibrillatorsready


  9. You know what. I’m going to see what some other Clouds can come up with. I think I’ve established that I see Bi as the hottest, sexiest *R&B* stage performing, soul-stirring singer. He would own the stage with the kind of performances I have envisioned “rolling around” in my head! For “sho!”

    Let’s just say if it was “Bi’s showtime at the apollo” he might have to make a mad dash off that stage….you know…for some extra clothing to cover his…ahem….manly “bits.” Because the clothes are coming off, ripped to shreds. *just saying*….(SMILES)

    Kekekekekeke!! I get a chuckle just thinking about it…Kekekekekeke!! That surprised look on his face….Kekekekekeke!


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