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This next assignment I chose was called “So and So’s Greatest Hits”. We had to take our favorite singer/band and create a piece that consisted of at least five songs which we considered their best work.
I listen to a lot of music and have quite a few artists that I really like, but I would have to say that Aaliyah is my all time favorite. She made music during the 90s and early 2000s, so being that I’m only 18 I was really young when she was making music but I remember absolutely loving any song that she made. Aaliyah had such this amazing voice that it was hard not to love her.
Unfortunately, Aaliyah died on August 25, 2001 in a plane crash at the age of 22. It sucks that the music industry lost such a talented and beautiful girl because she definitely was going places in her career. It would have been amazing to hear what she would be putting out today, but at least we have all the great music she put out before she died to listen to.
Now even though Aaliyah only made three studio albums and contributed to a few movie soundtracks, she still had A LOT of hits. If I put them all together we would be here for days, so I ended up using nine of what I considered to be her best songs:
I made this using Audacity by importing the songs then cutting about the first minute or so of each song to use for the compilation. I arranged the songs so that one would start playing while one was ending and used the fade in/fade out effects so that while one song was fading out, the other would start fading in. The only song I used in its entirety was the last song, Miss You, since it’s a pretty sad and emotional song for Aaliyah fans. This was pretty simple to do because Audacity has been becoming really easy to use. Hopefully this is something that Aaliyah would be proud of
Back and Forth: (ft. R.Kelly) Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number, 1994
I’m So Into You: Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number, 1994
Are You That Somebody?: (ft. Timberland) Dr. Doolittle soundtrack, 1998
I Don’t Wanna: Next Friday soundtrack, 2000
The One I Gave My Heart To: One in a Million, 1996
At Your Best (You Are Love): Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number, 1994
One in a Million: One in a Million, 1996
Rock the Boat: Aaliyah, 2001
Miss You: I Care 4 U, 2002 (Posthumous Album)
This was 3.5 out of 5 stars.