‘TAKING IT BACK’ TUESDAY
Mary J. Blige - Missing You
‘Missing You’ is my favorite Mary J. Blige track ever/so far. It was released in 1997, making it eligible for my ‘Taking It Back’ Tuesday segment.
I don’t know if I mentioned before but all ‘Taking It Back’ Tuesday features must have been released AT LEAST 15 before the current year and ‘Missing You’ only just makes the cut.
The song sounds incredibly classic, like something Aretha Franklin would have recorded, it has a fantastic melody and is relaxed enough so that you feel like you can relate to it. ‘And I’m not the least bit amused by ya baby’.
I highly encourage fans to purchase the ‘Missing You’ CD singles, both contain one remix of ‘Missing You’. However CD Two has the ‘Curtis & Moore Radio Edit’ of ‘Missing You’ and it is a great remix, it speeds up the melody and really blends well the dance and R&B textures.
Along with ‘4 Page Letter, Creep, Weak, Soon As I Get Home and Ex-Factor’, it’s one of the best slow jams of the 90s and I really cannot recommend it enough and is a must have in anyone’s Mary J. Blige collection.