The best songs have the ability to take you right back to a certain memory or time in your life. As soon as i hear the first few notes of this song, I’m instantly transported to summer of 1994 as a elementary-aged kid hanging out with her older cousins. It was the first time I really started appreciating the music I was hearing and began harboring my own favorites.
Aaliyah’s Back & Forth was one of the first cassettes I ever bought and it holds a special place in my heart. Even now, twenty years later, it still sounds just as good as it did to that little girl trying to copy Aaliyah’s bandana, sun glasses, baggy jeans and dark lipstick look.
It sounds cliche, but it just never gets old.