SLS – I’ll Make Love To You – Boys II Men

This week Jim Adams has prompted us with Listen/Hear/Talk/Speak for this weeks Song Lyric Sunday. I chose a very commercially successful song from 1994 that seems to fit the prompt. Seeing how, this is a provocative conversation between a woman and a man. What a sexy tune!

Boys II Men are a R&B & Hip Hop Group from Philadelphia, PA who are well known for their harmonies. They were originally a quartet who was successful under the Motown label in the 1990’s. Michael McCary left the group in 2003 due to multiple sclerosis. The three remaining group members are Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman.

Over their 25 year career, they have 4 Grammys, 9 American Music Awards, 9 Soul Train Awards, 3 Billboard Awards, 2011 MOBO Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. They have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and have won a Casino Entertainment Award for their residency at the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas where they have performed since 2013.

Me with BoysIIMen promoting their wine "Harmony".

February 29th is a special day since it only happens once every four years. Yesterday was no exception. It is a day that being at the “right place at the right time” matters! What a surprise it was!

I went on an unplanned road trip with my friend Nicole to Tallahassee, FL to meet up with her husband and daughter who were attending the Florida Regional Wrestling Championships. When we got off the interstate, we stopped for pizza and then ran some of my errands. Once we were finished, we were heading to Lawton Chiles High School.

While stopped at a light in Thomasville, FL, Nicole said, “Meet Boys II Men today from 1pm-2:30pm”. I said, “What?”. Then I saw what she was reading and I read the message on the digital sign in front of the ABC Liquor store across from the light. I thought I was misreading it or something. We made a U-turn and went to check it out. We got our hand stamped, I bought a bottle of Harmony Rose’ and we got in line. It was 12:50. At 1:04, they announced they wouldn’t be there for 15 more minutes. Nicole was not feeling well, so we got out line to leave. One of the security guys encouraged me to come back and he would get me back in line so I wouldn’t have to go to the end.

After I dropped Nicole off at the high school, I went back to ABC Liquors and, sure enough, there they were promoting their new wine, “Harmony”. Brilliant name for their label!

I found the guy who I had talked to earlier and he took me straight to the front of the line. Talk about VIP status! I apologized to the people that I cut in front of explaining how we had been there before. They were very nice and understood. Then I got my photo taken, shook hands, left the building and got on the road back to Jacksonville.

This is in the top 10 coolest things that has ever happened to me.

Fun Facts about the Song:

  • Written by Kenneth Edmonds AKA as Babyface.
  • Held the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 14 weeks in 1994 which at the time, tied a record for the most weeks at #1 that had been set by Whitney Houston singing Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You”.
  • Topped the US R&B chart for nine weeks in 1994.
  • Sat at #1 for three weeks on the Adult Contemporary chart the same year.
  • It reached #1 on the Canada charts where it remained for 2 weeks in September, 1994.
  • In New Zealand, it reached #1 and stayed there for 4 weeks, in Australia, it sat at #1 for 3 weeks.
  • “I’ll Make Love to You” won the 1995 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
  • Peaked at #5 on the UK Singles Chart
  • Won two American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Singe and Favorite Soul/R&B Single.
  • Ranks #19 on Billboard’s All-Time Top 100 Songs.

I’ll Make Love To You

Close your eyes, make a wish
And blow out the candlelight
For tonight is just your night
We're gonna celebrate,
All through the night
Pour the wine, light the fire
Girl your wish is my command
I submit to your demands
I will do anything,
Girl you need only ask
I'll make love to you
Like you want me to
And I'll hold you tight
Baby all through the night
I'll make love to you
When you want me to
And I will not let go
Till you tell me to
Girl relax, let's go slow
I ain't got nowhere to go
I'm just gonna concentrate on you
Girl are you ready?
It's gonna be a long night
Throw your clothes on the floor
I'm gonna take my clothes off too
I made plans to be with you
Girl whatever you ask me you know I can do
I'll make love to you
Like you want me to
And I'll hold you tight
Baby all through the night
I'll make love to you
When you want me to
And I will not let go
Till you tell me to
Baby tonight is your night
And I will do you right
Just make a wish on your night
Anything that you ask
I will give you the love of your life
I'll make love to you
Like you want me to
And I'll hold you tight
Baby all through the night
I'll make love to you
When you want me to
And I will not let go
Till you tell me to
I'll make love to you
Like you want me to
And I'll hold you tight
Baby all through the night
I'll make love to you
When you want me to
And I will not let go
Till you tell me to
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Kenneth Edmonds / Kenneth B Edmonds
I'll Make Love To You lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

14 Comments on “SLS – I’ll Make Love To You – Boys II Men

  1. OMG, you are very lucky to meet Boyz II Men. They sounded so sweet. Love them! I love their first album more but their 90s tunes are such a delight!

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