The intangible elements of a song like this are what separates good from great. The lyrics alone on paper might not make your hair stand up but the performance, the energy, the chemistry gives it a gestalt that often finds a home in soul classics. It really is more funky than it is soulful, but the aura surrounding Chaka Khan's voice is powerful enough to be more than one thing at a time - and it is.
Tell Me Something Good will stay stuck in your head for the rest of the day, and you won't even be upset about it. It is also worth mentioning that the performance of the band should not be overshadowed by the vocal performance on the song. The funk lives in the chord progressions, and it lives large. This song is the soundtrack to dancing while cooking, singing and laughing on a road trip, or just about any other happy atmosphere.
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About The Curator - Jake Greenstein
Jake Greenstein is a student, a rapper, a basketball lover, and an avid music fan. He loves movies, books, stand-up comedy, and would be happy to debate Jordan versus Lebron, the top five rappers dead or alive, The Beatles versus The Stones, Veganism versus the Standard American Diet, or basically anything else. Jake was born and raised in Tampa, Florida.