Wednesday, November 18, 2009
FLASHBACK REVIEW: CHANTE MOORE'S CLASSIC MEN APPRECATION SONG
CHANTE'S GOT A MAN
WRITTEN MY CHANTE MOORE, JAMES HARRIS III, TERRY LEWIS
PRODUCED BY JIMMY JAM & TERRY LEWIS FOR FLYTE TYME PRODUCTIONS
RELEASED SUMMER 1999
When Chante Moore dropped her comeback single "Chante's Got A Man" ten years ago, not only did it become her biggest selling single to date, it also became a huge hit with the males, who praised her for reconding a song showing men in a positive light.
The sultry singer and songwriter had a huge following with her sexy looks, and her angelic voice, but when she released her gold single, she was able to cross over to the Pop charts. In countless interviews, Moore had acknowledge how Black men have (and still do) thank her for letting people know that there are good Black men in the world, who don't rob, steal and beat women (It's no wonder why Oprah didn't have her on her show). It also became a huge hit with the Gay commuinity as well.
This classic songs has smooth Pop melodies courtesy of the piano and keyboards riffs, soulful vocals from Moore, who sang the hook to The Osmond's top charting classic "One Bad Apple" and heartfelt lyrics about being in love while letting her friends know that she's sorry they're in bad relationships and though she's sensitive to their situation, she reassures them that there are good men out there and she's not gonna allow their situation to persuade her from leaving hers.
Chante's got a man at home
It's hurting me that he's leaving you alone
I can't help it that your baby daddy's
Cheating with you
Creeping on you
Beating on you
Chante's got a man
This classic is timeless and it shows that there are good men in the world and it takes time for you to find your Prince Charming.
UNKNOWN FACTS ABOUT CHANTE'S GOT A MAN
1. The song came about during a playful conversation Moore was having with producers Jimmy Jam, who was teasing her about now singing songs about heartbreak and heartache. Chante responded with 'I can't help it if I got a man at home. Jam was excited with her reply he told her that was a hot idea for a song. He gave her the track and she wrote the lyrics that night in her hotel room.
2. The song was inspired by her relationship with actor/writer Kadeem Hardison, who she began dating in the early 1990's. They secretly married in the late 90's but divorced in 2000, and after the divorce she was on tour, and when she would perform that song, she would say 'It's ironic that I'm singing about having a man at home when in reality I don't have a man at home right now. That chagned when she married singer Kenny Lattimore on New Years day in 2002.
3. The song has been became a popular phrase that many writers have used in their stories including Lee Hayes, who used it in his debut novel Passion Marks, but instead of saying Chante's Got A Man, he had one of the character's use his name instead of Chante's
4. Whenever Chante performs at Gay Pride events, she always performs this song as her closing number.
This review is dedicated to all the men in the world who are making positive impacts in people lives and to the men who show their partners love and respect.