Rufus & Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody

02 February Critic Jonni 0 Comments



I have literally had this song stuck in my head all day, along with 99 Souls' "The Girl Is Mine", inside my head this song fit perfectly with the lyrics of "The Girl Is Mine", and I think 99 Souls should mash it up to make an ultimate perfect song. It wasn't exactly this version of the song, it was Liberty X's version "Being Nobody", however I reckon I'll end up reviewing that in the future, and so I chose the original instead. Chaka Khan proves that nobody can sing this song better than her, and she doesn't even look like she is trying in this authentic performance based music video.

Rufus is the band in which Chaka Khan was the lead singer of, the band kickstarted her career. She left the band to concentrate on a solo career, however she was still contracted to the group. She returned to the band to record the final album. The band also consisted of, at the time of this release, Tony Maiden, Kevin Murphy, John "JR" Robinson, Bobby Watson and Dave "Hawk" Wolinski. The song was written by the latter.

The music video is mostly a performance based music video, where Chaka Khan proves how great of a singer she is. However she looks like her heart isn't into performing.

Surprisingly she is extremely relaxed, just going with the flow and singing as if she doesn't have a care in the world. Although she is an amazing singer, her performance fails to entertain.

The video also features a dancer, I was expecting some sort of narrative, however it never took off, and it was left with just some sultry dancing clips.

Overall this fails to entertain, it's too relaxed to keep the audience interested. This could've been so much better but there is no substance to it whatsoever. A brilliant song that is totally iconic, but a music video that doesn't impress.
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