Way Back Wednesday- The Quiet Storm

Last night I had a bit of insomnia.  Really I was just lazy and didn’t feel like going to bed.  So as I played on my laptop, I was listening to the Quiet Storm on various stations in the DMV.  I have to admit part of the reason I wasn’t going anywhere was because I was having too much fun listening to the radio, despite the fact a certain station continued to play the same songs over and over again…but I digress.  Today’s post will be some of my favorite songs from the Quiet Storm.  If you are easily seduced or distracted, you may want to listen to these when you get home.

First up, anything by Jodeci is great…well, from the first 2 albums.  I could listen to K-Ci and JoJo and look at DeVante Swing and Mr. Dalvin all day.  I have a ton of Jodeci songs I love, but “Cry For You” is one of my absolute favorites.

I love SWV.  One of my favorite songs is “Right Here”, but one of the best Quiet Storm songs is “Rain On Me”.

Not too far back, but Floetry was one of my favorite groups.  And this song never gets old.

Despite his cheating on Halle Berry, I am in love with Eric Benet.  I remember going to sleep to this song as a freshman in high school (or was I in middle school???).  Regardless, this is when Eric stole my heart. 

Lastly, is Mary J.  It’s funny, I’m not a big fan on MJB, but this is one of my all-time favorite songs.  Go figure.

I had you going way back, didn’t I?!?!  What are some of your favorite Quiet Storm songs?  I’ve made myself now want to purchase “Diary of a Mad Band”.  (I’ll be going to amazon.com soon!)  Happy Humpday, and until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!


  1. I would not consider that music as “Quiet Storm” music. If you really want a QUIET STORM night listen to the Isley Brother, Diana, Barry White, O’Jays, Whispers, Maze, Glady Knight and the Pips, Temptation, Four Tops, Patti LaBelle and the LaBelles, Whitney Houston, Klymaxx, Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass, Marvin Gaye, Stylistics, Commodores, Al Green, Dramatics, Freddie Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Teena Marie, Rick James, Gap Band, Moments, Anita Baker, Toni Braxton, Stephanie Mill, Roberta Flack, Eddie and Gerald Levert, The Levert, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Bar Kays, E. W. F., Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonderland, Bloodstone, Tyrone Davis, Deniece Williams, Atlantic Starr, Babyface, Etta James, Roll Royce, Natile Cole, Con Funk Shun, Switch and the list can go on forever, THIS IS THE QUIET STROM!

    • Say it, JT! As someone in her latter twenties, I think our quiet storm choices are a little underwhelming over all. I like the songs that are on this list, but it’s just something about the music before my time that speaks to me more. Our radio here in Florida is a hot mess, playing the same quiet storm over and over again. I thought it was impossible to get tired of a Luther Vandross song, but I can’t even hear A House is Not a Home without sighing and rolling my eyes. I especially hate when they play a “back in the day” jam and it’s from 2005; are you serious right now? Babies.

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