Braxton Family Singles: it's Toni Braxton vs. her sisters in her first rate! (scores due April 5) | The Popjustice Forum

Braxton Family Singles: it's Toni Braxton vs. her sisters in her first rate! (scores due April 5)

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by londonrain, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. When will people ever learn?

    With that iconic line, delivered in that growly alto, the career of Toni Michele Braxton was born.



    A multiplatinum recording artist with a career spanning thirty years, Toni is the oldest of six children (in descending order of age, her siblings are Michael Braxton Jr., Traci Renee Braxton, Towanda Chloe Braxton, Trina Evette Braxton and Tamar Estine Braxton) born to Michael and Evelyn Braxton. The five daughters formed a band called The Braxtons, were signed to Arista Records in 1989 (when they ranged in age from 12 to 22) and released their debut single, Good Life, the year later.

    The single bombed, but over the last thirty years Toni, Traci, Trina and Tamar have all forged solo careers. Toni is by far the most critically and commercially successful, with seven Grammy Awards (out of 13 nominations), seven American Music Awards (out of 11 nominations), as well as four gold-certified albums and three multi-platinum albums in the US. After the sisters and their mother appeared in their own reality show, Braxton Family Values, Tamar revived her failed solo career and now has three Grammy nominations to her name and a total of five albums, while Trina and Traci both launched their own solo careers (of which Traci's has resulted in two studio albums) and The Braxtons even reunited for a Christmas album.



    ("Who tryna sing my note?!")

    I could have just run a Toni Braxton singles rate, but given how intertwined her career is with her sisters', it felt appropriate to include all five ladies in this rate.


    Okay. What do I need to do?

    Simply rate each of the songs on a scale from 0 to 10. I'll allow decimals, but keep it sensible. Nobody wants me to screw up the results because I accidentally put down 5.2642 instead of 5.6422.

    You may award one song, and one song only, a score of 11. Choose wisely.

    When you're done, send me a message (using the little envelope in the top right corner of your screen) that contains your scores for all the songs. There are no optional sections in this rate, so you must give a score to all of the songs.

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    But @londonrain, Toni is the only one I've heard of!

    Don't worry - Toni still has the lion's share of the songs in this rate, and Traci and Tamar both have quite similar music to Toni genre-wise (even though Tamar has a much higher range). Trina aims for the bops more, which should be PJ catnip anyway.

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    Can I rate a version that isn't listed in the song list?

    No. Unlike my previous rates, I'd like you to vote only for the versions listed. Part of the reason for this is because I wanted to honour Toni's US dance #1s, all of which are listed separately, and part of the reason is because this is a singles rate so I'd like the single edits to be the ones that get scored here.

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    Do I have to include commentary?

    Commentary is highly encouraged, but is not mandatory.

    Sure, you can just send in a bunch of numbers, but it will make the elimination posts a lot more interesting if you tell us a bit more about why you gave the scores you did.

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    When are my scores due?

    Please send your scores to me by Sunday, March 29 April 5 at 23:59 Pacific time.

    Happy scoring!

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    Last edited: Mar 26, 2020
  2. SONGS TO RATE

    THE BRAXTONS

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    Good Life

    So Many Ways
    Only Love
    The Boss (Radio Edit)
    Slow Flow

    Every Day Is Christmas


    TONI BRAXTON


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    Give U My Heart (Babyface featuring Toni Braxton)


    Love Shoulda Brought You Home
    Another Sad Love Song
    Breathe Again
    Seven Whole Days
    You Mean The World To Me
    I Belong To You
    I Belong To You (Rollerskate Radio Mix)
    How Many Ways

    You're Makin' Me High
    Let It Flow
    Un-Break My Heart
    I Don't Want To
    I Love Me Some Him
    How Could An Angel Break My Heart (with Kenny G)

    He Wasn't Man Enough
    Just Be A Man About It (featuring Dr. Dre)
    Spanish Guitar
    Maybe (Radio Edit)
    The Heat

    Snowflakes Of Love
    Christmas In Jamaica (featuring Shaggy)

    Hit The Freeway (featuring Loon)
    A Better Man

    Baby You Can Do It (Baby featuring Toni Braxton)

    Please
    Trippin' (That's The Way Love Works)
    Take This Ring
    Suddenly
    The Time Of Our Lives (with Il Divo)

    Yesterday
    Yesterday (featuring Trey Songz)
    Hands Tied
    Make My Heart

    I Heart You

    Hurt You (with Babyface)
    Where Did We Go Wrong? (with Babyface)
    Roller Coaster (with Babyface)

    Deadwood
    Long As I Live

    You're Makin' Me High (T'empo Mix)
    Un-Break My Heart (Classic Radio Mix)
    Un-Break My Heart (Soul-Hex Anthem Radio Edit)
    I Don't Want To (Frankie Knuckles Radio Edit)
    Spanish Guitar (HQ2 Radio Edit)
    Coping (Disco Killerz Remix)


    TRACI BRAXTON


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    Last Call
    Perfect Time

    Moonlight (Kokayi featuring Traci Braxton)

    Broken Things (featuring Toni, Towanda and Trina Braxton)
    Lifeline


    TRINA BRAXTON


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    Party Or Go Home
    Game Time


    TAMAR BRAXTON

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    Get None (featuring JD & Amil)
    If You Don't Wanna Love Me

    Love And War
    The One
    All The Way Home
    Hot Sugar
    Prettiest Girl
    Pieces

    She Can Have You

    Let Me Know (featuring Future)
    If I Don't Have You
    Angels & Demons
    Love It

    My Man
    Blind
    The Makings of You
    Wanna Love You Boy

    Crazy Kind Of Love

    THE BRAXTONS

    Good Life
    So Many Ways
    Only Love
    The Boss (Radio Edit)
    Slow Flow
    Every Day Is Christmas

    TONI BRAXTON

    Give U My Heart
    Love Shoulda Brought You Home
    Another Sad Love Song
    Breathe Again
    Seven Whole Days
    You Mean The World To Me
    I Belong To You
    I Belong To You (Rollerskate Radio Mix)
    How Many Ways
    You're Makin' Me High
    Let It Flow
    Un-Break My Heart
    I Don't Want To
    I Love Me Some Him
    How Could An Angel Break My Heart
    He Wasn't Man Enough
    Just Be A Man About It
    Spanish Guitar
    Maybe (Radio Edit)
    The Heat
    Snowflakes Of Love
    Christmas In Jamaica
    Hit The Freeway
    A Better Man
    Baby You Can Do It
    Please
    Trippin' (That's The Way Love Works)
    Take This Ring
    Suddenly
    The Time Of Our Lives
    Yesterday
    Yesterday (featuring Trey Songz)
    Hands Tied
    Make My Heart
    I Heart You
    Hurt You
    Where Did We Go Wrong?
    Roller Coaster
    Deadwood
    Long As I Live
    You're Makin' Me High (T'empo Mix)
    Un-Break My Heart (Classic Radio Mix)
    Un-Break My Heart (Soul-Hex Anthem Radio Edit)
    I Don't Want To (Frankie Knuckles Radio Edit)
    Spanish Guitar (HQ2 Radio Edit)
    Coping (Disco Killerz Remix)


    TRACI BRAXTON

    Last Call
    Perfect Time
    Moonlight
    Broken Things
    Lifeline

    TRINA BRAXTON

    Party Or Go Home
    Game Time

    TAMAR BRAXTON
    Get None
    If You Don't Wanna Love Me
    Love And War
    The One
    All The Way Home
    Hot Sugar
    Prettiest Girl
    Pieces
    She Can Have You
    Let Me Know
    If I Don't Have You
    Angels & Demons
    Love It
    My Man
    Blind
    The Makings of You
    Wanna Love You Boy
    Crazy Kind Of Love
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2020 at 10:40 AM
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  7. I'm very much here for this. Toni and Tamar have some absolute classics to their name. I never heard anything by the other two though, and I take it Towanda never attempted a solo career?
     
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  8. Traci sounds a lot like the slower side of Toni’s music, and no, Towanda never tried, as far as I know.
     
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  10. Nope. And I have no idea what my 11 will be dddd.

    (He Wasn’t Man Enough is the only song in this rate to have been in a previous Winners’ Rate, so you may decide to give another song a chance at the win if it deserves it...)
     
  11. RainOnFire

    RainOnFire Staff Member

    The thought of having to decide between He Wasn't Man Enough, Long As I Live, and All the Way Home for my 11...

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