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Monday, January 25, 2010

Music Monday: Two Versions of You Look So Good In Love -- Jamie Foxx and George Strait

London, Maddie and I spent part of our weekend catching up on the American Idol auditions. We're late to the party... we just started tuning in during the final episodes last season, and the girls are hooked. After researching the American Idol age guidelines (minimum 16, maximum 28) and seeing a sister duo make it to Hollywood, the girls are already planning their first Butter Bites audition in 2018.

In the midst of an emotional weekend, I felt the emotional ups and downs of the auditions fit my mood and I found the show compelling. One of the singers who got a golden ticket to Hollywood was a guy named Bosa, who sang "You Look So Good in Love," a song I knew from the days when I was a single Jersey girl in love with a country music d.j. in Boise, Idaho. The lyrics "take me there"... to a situation in which the singer, seeing his ex with another man, wistfully laments: "he must do something that I didn't do, whatever he's doing, it looks good on you."

I told Rex, "I like this guy, partly because it is unusual to see a black guy singing country music." However, as I searched YouTube for a George Strait video (scroll down for that one, too), the first one I found was this one from Jamie Foxx:





Oh how you sparkle, and oh how you shine.
That flush on your cheeks is more than the wine.
And he must do something that I didn't do.
Whatever he's doing, it looks good on you.

You look so good in love.
You want him, that's easy to see.
You look so good in love.
And I wish you still wanted me.

He must have stolen some stars from the sky,
And gave them to you to wear in your eyes.
I had my chances, but I set you free.
And now I wonder why I couldn't see.

You look so good in love.
You want him, that's easy to see.
You look so good in love.
And I wish you still wanted me.

Darling I've wasted a lot of years not seeing the real you,
But tonight your beauty is shining through.
And I never took the time to let you know,
So before he takes you away please let me say.

You look so good in love.
You want him, that's easy to see.
You look so good in love.
And I wish you still wanted me.


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6 comments:

Mariuca said...

chop

Mariuca said...

YAY! Me too watching American Idol ROxy! :) I like the prison guy who robbed the bank lol! ;)

Mariuca said...

I cant believe how good Jamie Foxx sounds here, great selection this week sweetie! Happy MM! :)

Marites said...

oh my, Jamie Foxx sounds really good on this song and it's a country song! that's cool! great choice!

Ane Fallarme said...

I didn't know Jamie Foxx can sing! :D

Cool MM choice! :D

Happy Music Monday! :D

LadyJava said...

OMG Jamie Foxx sounds awesome here!! Thanks for sharing dearie... and sorry to hear of your Uncle Joe..
Hugs!