Songs You May Have Missed #88

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Inner Circle: “Not About Romance” (1998)

Inner Circle (or whomever created this single mix at least) seemed to feel the gravitational pull of pop giants the Backstreet Boys in 1998, sweetening the chorus here with smooth harmonies and blending the reggae sound with mainstream pop instrumentation. Personally, I think they came up with an irresistible reggae-pop one-off. I used this song as a sound check for years, just because I loved it and it seemed ideal for taking the measure of a room’s acoustics. And I have never tired of it.

Note: the more widely-available LP version is a much different mix.

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