In this edition we talk to Mr. “Rub You The Right Way” about his childhood crush, what it takes to be an amazing performer, the greatest compliment he ever received, and ultimately what makes him happy.
RadioFacts: I don’t have to tell you that your song “My My My” is a classic and every time I hear that song, it reminds me of Chicago and listening to WGCI back in the day. That song was on their “Coke Top 8 at 8 ” countdown for several weeks and at that time I had a huge crush on this girl and I always envisioned me and her dancing to that song. Sounds corny but its true… What song does that for you? What song takes you to a moment in your life where you had that childhood crush that every time you hear the song you can’t help think of that person?
Johnny Gill: Wow, great question! The song for me has to be Donnie Hathaway and Roberta Flack, “The Closer I Get to You.” I remember having a crush on this girl and that song was my anthem. I had to have been all of 13 or 14 years old. That song was amazing and I didn’t even have the understanding or passion for music at that time like I do now. When that song came out that was the theme song for my life in regard to discovering love or at least what I thought love was then. I was at least starting to (For More JG Click “Next”)