Why I Love Adele: Her Voice and Soul

My love affair with Adele began later than everyone else’s because, well, I’m always tardy for the party. First time I saw her was at some awards show last year singing “Chasing Pavements.” I was all “Who is this? She’s kinda tight.” But she fell off my radar for a bit because I don’t listen to the radio much and I’m a lame.

She stole my heart over a month ago when I heard her song Turning Tables and it had me all in my feelings. Next thing I know, I’m on her YouTube VEVO channel and going from song to song. I could not get enough of her. So I’m here to let y’all know why I LOVE me some Adele Adkins.

Adele knows what she’s good at and she sticks to it. She is PURE. VOCAL. TALENT. Adele ain’t the one to get up and do a two step, drop down and get her eagle on. Nawl. She doesn’t come to us with a show that has fireworks and costume changes. I don’t even want her to do any of this. What she does is sit on a stool and give you EVERYTHING you ever wanted but never knew you needed.

She doesn’t try to do too much. She just comes to SANG and gives life. Adele performs with this “I ain’t even trying to sound this damb good. I am just the shit” swag. And she does it while rocking a ratchet side ponytail. She gives NO dambs. I love she. I love artists who can stay in their own lane. We live in the time where everyone wants to do everything. NOT ADELE! She just wants to SANG. And that she does.

RT @RPinHD “I’ma sang, get my coins, take it to the house and eat a good meal.”

Adele could sing the persian off a rug. She could probably sing the stupid off Tyrese. Gahtdamb that chile can SANG. I listened to one of her songs and kicked down EVERY chair in my house!

Adele

You better SAT up there and don’t give a damb, Adele! YES!

Another reason I love me some Adele is that her songs just get you all in your feelings. When the GOOD Lord was bout to give Adele her vocal gifts, He was like “I want you to sing and make the world reassess their lives. Go, my child.”

“Can I have the looks of a supermodel, too?” “See…..now you’re just being greedy. BE GONE, festively plump child!”@LogicDriven

LOL. Right. Adele being that talented AND skinny would be like Monica unreal. Adele is pleasantly plump and ain’t nothing wrong with that. She still FAHN.

She could sing the Sesame Street theme song and I’d be crying about a lost love by “can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street.” Her voice just makes me wanna stand on a balcony reminiscing about better times. I mean DANG. She sings and I hear 1,000 heartbreaks and unfulfilled love stories. Her music makes me just want to cry in my tea for NO reason.

That child got soul. You see that pale Brit and don’t expect much. Then she opens her mouth and the soloist of a Southern Baptist church comes through. Her singing channels the suffering of 1,000 enslaved negros. The day I listened to her song “Rolling in the Deep,” I coulda sworn I was a fly on the wall of the “Underground Railroad.”

Sit up there and tell me this doesn’t sound like the freedom song the slaves sang after they succeeded from escaping with Araminta Ross. I love it. I betchu Adele was Harriet Tubman’s producer in a past life. This song goes so hard in the ANTIQUATED PAINT!!! She better SANG that 2011 negro spiritual like her freedom depends on it! SHE BETTA!!! *kicks down my lamp*

And the John Legend version??? YES LAWD!!! I need ALLA yall to getchu a piece of that one.

Yeah, I love me some Adele. She just drove through and stole my heart with her voice, her soul and the nerve to rock a side ponytail and dare someone to say something to her. Bet ain’t nobody gon check her. (-___-)

The fact that folks like her exist, yet people like Kim Kardashian still think they deserve to get in someone’s studio and record a song is a SHAME before everything. Someone is still allowing these non-singing raggelly heffas to even grab a mic and shriek. Oh.

Ennehweighs, am I the only one with this deep love for this Brit? Do y’all also wanna jump off a first floor balcony at some of her songs? What’s your favorite Adele song?

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  • A Simple Thing May 9, 2011, 7:12 am

    If I’m walking down the street listening to my MP3 player and ‘Rumour Has It’ or ‘Set Fire to the Rain’ comes on – no longer am I a drab faced student. No, suddenly I am possessed by the spirit of someone whose ‘fierceness’ would have Tyra and Miss J crying their eyes out somewhere, marching down the street, and my neck starts cricking automatically.

    People on the street who see me know I’m listening to the truth.

    That’s why they cross the street T_T

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 10:38 am

      LMAOOO @ you walking down the sidewalk lamenting. Folks prolly think your dog just died. Oh Adele…

  • Alovelydai May 9, 2011, 7:07 am

    My daughter introduced me to Adele. I know. She’s brilliant. But I too fell off her radar then…

    True story: I was sleeping in one Saturday morning while VH1 played some white noise <<See what I did there. "Rolling In The Deep" came on. I literally sat up on my bed, grabbed my iTouch & downloaded the song before the video ended. Then I paraded it around for everyone to hear.

    I love she as well!!!

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 10:39 am

      HA!!! “Rolling in the Deep” changed your life. It had you at “Hello.” Girl, me too.

      • Ashley November 21, 2015, 1:35 pm

        Luvvie – You foretold one of her songs in your reply! Had you at “Hello”. LOL!

      • Clara November 21, 2015, 2:29 pm

        Had to double check the date on the reply Luvvie, what sorcery is this?

  • Kimberly May 9, 2011, 7:11 am

    YES!!! I love Adele and was also hella late hearing about her…but thanks to folk on Twitter, I got hip to the game…I love her cover of Etta James’ “Fool That I Am” and also “Crazy For You” *le sigh*

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 10:38 am

      Dang. There are a lotta Adele songs I haven’t listened to. I’ma get my Adele game ALLA WAY tight.

  • Shannon May 9, 2011, 7:16 am

    I need her to keep on SANGING. This is “stop in the middle of your housework and just look out the window” music.
    “My aim in life is never to be skinny” is going on all my avatars and probably some clothes.

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 10:37 am

      This is the type of music that makes you wanna do housework while rocking a muumuu and an Aunt Jemima scarf.

      • Shannon May 9, 2011, 1:54 pm

        Don’t be peeking in my window Luvvie!

  • Mz. Joy May 9, 2011, 7:26 am

    Her version of Bob Dylan’s Make You Feel My Love….I cry every got damn time she gets to the bridge…like sorrowful tears for families torn apart by the injustice of slavery type tears. I totally understand.

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 10:37 am

      I need to hear that. But maybe not. She gon have me rocking back and forth in a corner. I’ll prolly YouTube it anyway.

    • LV (Resident Goon) February 16, 2012, 8:11 pm

      Listen that song makes me want to hold my baby so tight when we together like she finna go somewhere… Is it me or does that song seem like its supposed to be rainy and gloomy in a seedy bar somewhere..

      Oh and Hometown Glory.

      • KayMac July 17, 2014, 9:59 am

        OOOOOHHHHHHH if Hometown Glory didn’t give me my life!!!!! SWEET JESUS, GLOOOOORRRYYY!!!!!

  • Gee_O May 9, 2011, 7:36 am
    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 10:36 am

      You STAY tryna murk my soul, Geo! STAY!

    • Janee May 12, 2011, 11:18 am

      Why did this song just absolutely ruin my day! OMG, I feel so upset with my own self for being this way. I’m re-evaluating my life right now. I can’t be crying at my desk…

  • TarellRenee May 9, 2011, 7:58 am

    I loved Chasing Pavement and rocked to it but didnt get the album :(. I went and got the 21 album on some recommendations from Twitterfolks and proceeded to do a mental wall slide the first time One and Only played. Yes, Adele is the truth. Luvvie I hope you have the album it’s sooo worth it.

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 10:36 am

      Yeah Adele’s music does make a G wanna *Wall slide* down every wall in a room. I ain’t e’em gon sit up there and lie.

  • Zeezaleez May 9, 2011, 8:02 am

    Yes! She is a-ma-zing. You can feel every note she sings. And those eyelashes. I need them in my life for real. Bow down. All hail Adele.

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 10:35 am

      Her eyelashes are like feather brushes. I love em.

  • MissMaryMack May 9, 2011, 8:11 am

    …..can’t say I ever listened to this Brit, but I will say she set my Monday off P-R-O-P-E-R. And if you wanna here some soul sangin’ (and live instruments), you gotta check out Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. eyethankyou.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ouI5KcyHfE

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharon_Jones_(singer)

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 10:34 am

      I’ll def check more out. I need some gooder music in my life. Yes, gooder.

    • paintgurl40 May 10, 2011, 9:35 am

      yeah sharon jones and the dap kings are the business!

  • TC May 9, 2011, 8:17 am

    *tryingtofigureouthowimissedthiswonderfulfind*

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 10:30 am

      *Itsokcuznowyouknow*

  • MrsCamp May 9, 2011, 8:25 am

    Adele could sing about Donald Trump being awesome and I would love it! I thought “Rolling in the Deep” really was a re-done Negro spiritual the first time I heard it. I LOVES me some Adele!!!

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 10:30 am

      Adele could sing Donald’s hay hairhat off this scalp! Yes, she could.

    • Cee February 28, 2017, 5:36 am

      I imagine you no longer feel this way

  • Britt May 9, 2011, 8:37 am

    I work in a retail store and about half of the songs on Adele’s first album were on the store’s soundtrack and I didn’t know it was her. Then I got 19 and kept getting surprised when I loved all the songs. “Take It All” is my favorite song (today) because the quality of her voice just makes you expect that she’s singing bout Jesus but she’s singing about love… I just can’t with Adele. I LOVE her so. She gives me all of the above. *dreamy sigh*

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 10:29 am

      Join me in this girl crushdom for Adele. Just join me.

  • meka May 9, 2011, 8:42 am

    You aint that late to the Adele party, Luvvie. I just discovered her in February ’11. I listen to “Someone Like You” er’damn day! I then follow it up with “4evermore” by Anthony David so I don’t go the wrist with a butter knife.

    I plan to download the album off album of itunes ASAPtually.

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 10:28 am

      Yeah I don’t have her whole album yet so I’ma fix that.

  • Britt May 9, 2011, 9:09 am

    And another thing… the way Adele sounds in the studio is ZACKLY the same way she sounds live… this is her singing “Make You Feel My Love” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLoyNxjhTzc

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 10:28 am

      leyomi drops through the goalposts of life* That child’s voice is ANOINTED.

  • Brittahfly May 9, 2011, 9:39 am

    Yessssss! *nods* first time commenting here…just had to co-sign this entire post. I first heard her on The View singing Chasing Pavements & I wondered “who is this woman vocally slaying heauxs?” I googled her, listened to ALL of 19 (purchased it too!) & waited (not-so) patiently for 21. She just has this ability to make you feel whatever she’s feeling in her songs. I STILL get fired up whenever Rolling in the Deep plays.

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 11:10 pm

      Aw man! So sorry but your comment got marked as spam. Glad I checked my spam folder.

      But yayyyyyyy to you commenting for the first time. It makes my soul glad. Don’t be a stranger around these comment sections. Take off your coat and stay awhile.

      Anywho, YESSSS she slays heauxs w/ them vocal cords of hers.

  • brran1 May 9, 2011, 9:44 am

    I don’t think I have an overall favorite song but I have one (or two) from each album.

    From ’19’: “Chasing Pavements” and “Right as Rain”
    From ’21’: “Set Fire to the Rain” and “He Won’t Go”

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 10:27 am

      The fact that she got a song called “Set Fire to the Rain.” I mean, DANG! That title alone makes me think of struggles.

  • Yoles May 9, 2011, 9:45 am

    Luvvie

    there is something about these brits/australian singers… they have so much soul.. i love adele my favorite is Hometown Glory…

    here is another lady that sings your socks off.. her name is sia and this is her live in a radio station with a 2 musicians… enjoy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Jj-7pYFzto&feature=BFp&list=FLzsSL6HJHaLc&index=7

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 10:26 am

      Sia, eh? And yeah these Brits are SLAYING right now. SLAYING, I say!!!

  • 20somethingsurvivor May 9, 2011, 9:50 am

    I love love love Adele too! I found out about her a couple of years ago while watching an Ugly Betty episode. I’d love for Adele, Jill Scott, and Chrisette Michelle to go on tour together…all three can sang and are very underrated.

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 10:25 am

      OMG!!! If Adele, Jilly and Chrisette toured together, my life would just be MADE!!! I’d go to the concert w/ 2 boxes of kleenex. It’s just that serious.

      • Melissa February 16, 2012, 6:30 pm

        kleenex?? no ma’am. they would need a separate section for suicide watch for the folks who got sad, then another for the police to hold folks back from going and burning down the ex’s home for the folks who got mad!

  • Talie C May 9, 2011, 10:15 am

    My love for Adele is a serious effin matter. In a day I gotta eat, I gotta sleep, and I GOTTA listen to some Adele. Sometimes I just sit down and watch her interviews even tho I don’t understand anything she says with that accent, I just want to gaze at her and admire her genius. The album 19 was PERFECT. per. frickin. fect. If that were my first album, I’d just lay down and say “lawd, my work in this world is finished I have drained out all the bits of genius I’ve had in me’….then she wrote rolling in the deep which sounded like a Slave reality show theme song and an Abba hit rolled into one, and I just shouted and spoke in tongues. I can’t. It’s that serious. You are not alone in your love, Luvvie.

    • Talie C May 9, 2011, 10:17 am

      ps my favorite songs:
      19 – “melt my heart to stone” and “daydreamer”
      21 – Turning Tables, somone like you, Rolling in the Deep

      Yes Lawd.

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 10:24 am

      GLORAY!!! You get me, Talie! You unnastand me! Adele just gives me ERRTHANG! I need to get her albums ASAPTUALLY.

  • Will May 9, 2011, 10:23 am

    I JUST wrote about her last week. Her song “He Won’t Go” is like a country song wrapped in R&B clothing. Love the drums. Love the chords. And the pleading of her voice, the yearning… man, listen. I love she, too. Great post.

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 10:23 am

      I need to check that song out. It sounds like my kinda tune.

  • DuallyConscious May 9, 2011, 10:26 am

    I will never forget the first time I heard her. Had never heard of her before and then she was on SNL singing “Chasing Pavements”. I remember sitting there in utter amazement. I put my hand up like she was preaching. That chile vocal cords are ANNOINTED.

    “Someone Like You” should definitely get Song of the Year at the Grammy’s. That song makes thugs cry.

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 10:41 am

      “Chasing Pavements” still goes sooooo hard in the paint! And Adele better get a coupla Grammys! Shoo…

  • Ms. Smart May 9, 2011, 10:36 am

    Girl please! This is my official riding music. Grocery shopping? Adele. Happy hour? Adele. Doctor’s office? Adele!

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 10:41 am

      Funegro? ADELE. Her voice is just appropos across any occasion where you wanna wail, reminisce, *Wall slide*, think bout life, reassess situations… They ALL work.

  • PhenomenalWoman May 9, 2011, 11:13 am

    my personal favorite melt my heart to stone:) love everything she does

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 1:15 pm

      I’ma go listen to that one now.

  • Kim May 9, 2011, 11:17 am

    I was late on Adele too, but my homie put me on to “Rolling in the Deep.” I have been converted, and I must spread the word. #Adelevangelist In the book of 21, Track One, Adele saith “You had my heart inside of your hand, and you played it to the beat.” Amen.

    LAWWWWWWD, that woman can sang!

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 1:14 pm

      “Rolling in the Deep” touches everyone’s soulspace. For realsies.

  • Gwen (@ashlee1969) May 9, 2011, 11:21 am

    I love Adele!!!! She is the truth!!!!

  • Skmart72 May 9, 2011, 11:44 am

    thank you for this post. I could have wrote this. I’m late to the party too. I’m just mad I deprived myself of Adele for the past few years. Saw her sing Chasing Pavements on some award show..had my head down & when I looked up I was shocked! LOL She wasn’t what I expected. that Brit girl has soul! Then she fell off my radar. then I heard Rolling In the Deep & was MOVED! Finally bought “21” & I’m officially obsessed with Adele. All things Adele. just bought “19”. Wanted to see her in concert. Nope! All US & UK dates in May & going forward are SOLD OUT! Watch her sing “Someone Like You” in her house on her Youtube channel. Flawless. Sounds just like the CD. Fav songs on “19” – Chasing Pavements & Melt My Heart To Stone”. Fav songs on “21” – Rolling In the Deep, Rumour Has It, He Won’t Go, Lovesong, Someone Like You…ok the whole damn CD! I mean really..how can you pick?. Calling it now: 21 WINS ALBUM OF THE YEAR

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 1:14 pm

      Yeah I’m Team Adele through and through. She don stole my heart!!! She should clean up at the Grammys. She sure should.

  • Lynae May 9, 2011, 12:23 pm

    i love Adele! i was skeptical about the Tyga and Adele collaboration and I still loved her!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nt6sZC4z80

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 1:20 pm

      Oh wow. I def didn’t know about this song. It BEATS though. I SEE YOU, ADELE!

  • lexi May 9, 2011, 12:28 pm

    When I say Adele is my chic. She is my girl. I been down since chasing pavements! But she tore the roof off rolling in the deep! Lawd I get goosebumps everytime I hear it and her latest album 21 is a classic. She gives it to you so effortlessly!

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 1:12 pm

      She slays EFFORTLESSLY. She doesn’t even break a sweat.

  • Marq May 9, 2011, 12:32 pm

    I discovered Adele when she released Chasing Pavements. And she won a Grammy for Best New Artist that year. Hometown Glory is still one of my favorite songs.

    Her voice is pure TRUTH. I stalked iTunes waiting for the release of “21”. And I was not disappointed. I listen to “21” daily. It gives me everything! Adele’s voice is so pure and soulful it makes my heart hurt.

    I love that she’s not apologetic for the way she looks. I think she’s beautiful. Did you see her on the cover of Rolling Stone? Homegirl looked FIERCE!

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/adele-opens-up-about-her-inspirations-looks-and-stage-fright-in-new-rolling-stone-cover-story-20110413

    My favorite song off her album is “Lovesong” and “Someone Like You”.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k8vtbJxOdw

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 1:12 pm

      Her voice is truly a gift. I mean, my goodness. Who sounds like her right now? And I’m SO glad she’s comfortable w/ the skin she’s in. Akinny Adele would make my soul uncomfortabo.

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 1:22 pm

      She is STUNNING on that “Rolling Stone” cover. GET EM!

    • Kikib May 12, 2011, 11:38 am

      That cover of Lovesong is the Truth!

  • M.E. May 9, 2011, 12:58 pm

    LMAO…you are a complete fool and I love it! I needed this on this crazy ass Monday. I love her music too.

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 1:11 pm

      Glad I could make your Monday less Monday-ish lol

  • Shanna May 9, 2011, 1:15 pm

    I loves me some ADELE!! I have a whole routine to Rumour Has It that I perform when I play “make-believe Apollo” in my apt at night in the dark.

    (No lights on because I need to escape my sad, rhythmless reality)

  • SquarerootZ May 9, 2011, 1:15 pm

    Adele is truth! Another thing an Adele fan, new or old, should have on deck is the Mick Boogie remake tape he did of her vocals over 80’s tracks >> http://www.mediafire.com/?zqkmfmtftyj

  • Niasia May 9, 2011, 1:16 pm

    For me it was “Don’t you Remember” My gawd that woman can SANG!! And yes, she does make you sit and assess your live like “what am i doing” I love Love Adele!!

  • SquarerootZ May 9, 2011, 1:16 pm

    Adele is truth! Another thing an Adele fan, new or old, should have on deck is the Mick Boogie remake tape he did of her vocals over 80’s tracks. Comments wont let me post the linkage but Google can show you the way.

  • Cece May 9, 2011, 1:29 pm

    I’ve been an Adele fan since she was a You Oughta Know artist on VH1yrs ago. I cannot even begin to explain my love for this girl. To say she is perfection is an understatement. I legit checked every city trying to get tickets for her concert, but sadly she sold out everywhere insanely quickly. Anyway, not only does she slay with her own songs, she will cover someone else’s and slay.

    I implore you to check out her cover ofCheryl Cole’s “Promise This”. She came in, & shamed Cheryl on her own song…and she was tryna pay homage!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czwlth4mx5Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  • LB May 9, 2011, 1:50 pm

    Yer Mostest Awesomelynessis Luvvie?
    Uh … well … maybe it’s a guy thing … but …

    I’ll take Keri Hilson’s The Way You Love Me (the video) any day
    ‘cause … ummm …
    THAT somthin’ to look at …

    L “That’s Talent” B

    • Luvvie May 9, 2011, 2:02 pm

      I’ve never kicked you out my blog before, Lite Bread but GERROUT!!!!

      How you gon mention Keri Hilson in the same post as ADELE? What type of blasphemy… NAWL!!!

      • Shanna May 9, 2011, 4:16 pm

        W & TF??

        SECURITY!!!

      • Rachel May 9, 2011, 9:10 pm

        BOO Lite Bread. SADDOWN!

        • LB May 10, 2011, 2:30 pm

          Sorry cutie girlie’s … but …
          Super-hottie (that truly be Ms. Keri) Epileptic-shakin’ Va-jaja’s beat Talent any daum day ..

          L ‘I jus proved I a male” B

          (PS … I’ma leavin’ by the back e-door rights now Ms. Luvvie …)

  • Conscious_media May 9, 2011, 9:18 pm

    Whew, you really hit the nail on the head with this on Luvvie! I have loved Adele since hearing ‘Chasing Pavements’ on a commercial for one of those Lifetime movies. Her music really got me through some tough times and I’m so excited I’m gonna see her in concert later this week!!

  • Sophia May 9, 2011, 9:10 pm

    Adele is life. Like manna from heaven, life. She makes you wanna have heartbreak just so you can feel what she’s singing. I don’t mind singing her from the tops of my lungs and when folks ask, I am proud to say, I’m stanning for this chubby white chick!

    Her cd’s are magic….and her Live from SoHo cd….butta baby.

    so now I’m sad again cause she’ll be in DC in like 3 day and the darn tickets are SOLD out!!

  • Jennifer May 10, 2011, 12:10 am

    Been girl crushin on Adele for a long time now. Loved Chasing Pavements but forgot to pick up her cd because I just fell out of the habit of buying new music since most of it is craptastic these days. I will be fixing ALL that this week. My 11yr old daughter is mad that we get to claim Brittney Spears and England gets to claim Adele. Baby throwing shade @ 11yrs old. Lol!

  • paintgurl40 May 10, 2011, 9:48 am

    I heard about her last year and was blown away by her voice! It’s so raw and she has total control over her notes. That’s a bad ass chick!

    Now I’m gonna go get me some Crown Royal and listen to some Adele!!

  • Stace May 10, 2011, 11:50 am

    See now you gonna make me purchase and launch my own British invasion up in the crib. Sade just dropped her ultimate collection. I need get the (now not so new) Corrine Bailey rae and my new life soundtrack is ‘You are the Universe’ by the Brand New Heavies. And now I must add Adele to my list. I got traffic tickets to pay BUT if I dont have driving music what’s the point…to the stores I go.

    • Luvvie May 10, 2011, 1:13 pm

      YESSS!!! Them Brits ain’t playing games w/ n’an person.

  • NyaFyaFly May 10, 2011, 12:09 pm

    luv me some “set fire to the rain”. i just love the drama in her songs and if i was one fer karaoke, i’d hafta sing at least one adele tune. werdlife

  • LadyMahogany May 10, 2011, 12:14 pm

    PS22 Chorus’ version of Rolling in the deep>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>John Legend’s version of Rolling in the Deep

    look it up on youtube

  • Capricorn May 10, 2011, 1:53 pm

    I’m going thru a really rough patch with the mr right now. I needed to update my “I dont know what the HELL I’m feeling bout him right now” list.
    So, today, whilst job searching (Ugh!), I stumbled on this post (since I e-stalk Luvvie) and I have now found songs to add to said list.

    This gurl. CAN. BLOW. Period. And the videos? Chile. Bang. Icant.

    LOVES. HER.

    • Luvvie May 10, 2011, 9:11 pm

      SEE??? Adele makes you REASSESS life and situations. I hope you get soem clarity, chica. Sorry to hear about the rough patch.

  • Amy May 10, 2011, 7:18 pm

    Well, if you have time, maybe you can tell me whatchu think…yes I am sitting in bed!
    http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150186218842859

  • Bella May 11, 2011, 7:19 am

    I LOVE her and I LOVE you for this post. She gives me life. My cousin just said the other day her eyes stay on the drinking gourd listening to john’s rollin in the deep cover. Lol

    • Luvvie May 11, 2011, 10:53 am

      LOL!!! I’d LOVE to hear Adele sing “Follow the drinking gourd.” She gon raise the spirits of Sojourner an’ em.

  • TheTrueQ May 11, 2011, 12:08 pm

    Adele’s singing makes you wanna caress the tv then when no one is looking you do a little *wall slide* down the fridge just because her songs make you dig deep into what would otherwise be hidden thoughts. This girl made me tell my mom to stfu when she was on tv. Girl lemme tell you when “Set Fire To The Rain” comes on I am no longer a young adult. I am an ageless adult who has been through all the years of oppression. Haha girl makes me so pensive its crazy.

    • Luvvie May 12, 2011, 2:37 am

      LOL @ u telling ur ma to stfu. Did you still have teeth after adele performed or did she slap the taste out your mouth?

  • Kikib May 12, 2011, 10:23 am

    I Heart Adele. My favorite songs from 19 are Melt My Heart to Stone and Cold Shoulder. My absolute favorite from 21 is He won’t Go…Loves she with a passion!

  • Tonyette May 12, 2011, 12:15 pm

    I LOVES me some Adele! I started seeing her picture on various blogs before I knew who she was. But I loved her “I’m fat, so what” attitude! (Being full-figured and lovely myself, HA!, I love that attitude!) So when I first heard her song “Hometown Glory” when Joshua and Katee danced to it on Season four of “So you think you can dance”, I was like “ohhh, the white girl from London?! Wow!” and I went and purchased the song immediately! I would picture myself walking contemplatively around London (knowing I’m from Baltimore!) while listening to that song. I then heard the entire “19” CD and was like “MUST BUY NOW”! I need to buy “21” just because I already know I’ll love it! My favorite song is still probably “Hometown Glory”. I already know that I’ll be treating her like I treat Jill Scott…WHENEVER she’s on tour and in any city I can drive, skate or swim to, I’m there! (I just found out she’ll be in D.C. tonight. I could weep at the thought! I know I can’t make it this late in the game!)

  • Marcus Freeman May 12, 2011, 8:03 pm

    Adele and John Legend’s version of Rolling in the deep are amazing. But it just kills me when folks like Glee and Mike Posner do versions of songs like that.

  • Erin May 18, 2011, 10:55 pm

    My favorite songs are ‘I Found A Boy’ and ‘Someone Like You’ listening to her album actually made me cry…but I love her and that voice! No one should be allowed to sing her songs but her…ever! That’s just my opinion though!

  • NoHablaBS June 5, 2011, 10:36 pm

    I LOVES me some Adele! I’ve been fan since Chasing Pavements but my fave song is “Someone Like You”, such beauty!

  • Heyo July 28, 2011, 11:12 pm

    GOOOOOODDD i love this lady. I cry I laugh I dance all to one song. She’s got IT whatever it is she has it and she better not leave or die or God is gonna be hearing from me 😀

  • Roni September 22, 2011, 12:46 pm

    My teenage daughter was playing “Rolling in the Deep” on the computer and I RAN,not walked my azz in there to see who it was. I ended up playing her music all night. I just LOVE and can’t get enough of this woman. Her voice is chillingly beautiful and moves me to tears sometimes, and that face,vibe and spirit, and loves to eat too? This chicks too much.

  • Renee February 16, 2012, 8:11 pm

    Yes Adele is the truth! I have both her cd’s and play them as if my life depended on it!!!!

  • LV (Resident Goon) February 16, 2012, 8:19 pm

    Any woman that makes me wanna call up every raggely broad I’ve ever messed with and apologize even if they hurts me gets ALL KINDS OF love from me. I’m talmbout my ex who cheated on me ‘Someone Like You’ makes me feel like I should pick up her burdens and carry them on my back..

    I’M SORRY

  • whatupdoe February 17, 2012, 2:18 pm

    I love Adele, but recently decided to listen to both her albums all the way through (have only been listening to singles). Listened to 19 after re-reading the comments here. Anyway, while listening to Melt Your Heart to Stone, I finally realize what was meant by something giving me life. I heard the hook (which was used in my favorite Childish Gambino song “Do Ya Like”) and I SWEAR I caught the spirit. I love she with ALL my heart. ALL of it.

  • jcanwisegrrl October 18, 2013, 9:37 am

    The year was 2008, the month of July, the day 22, to be exact. The show was So You Think You Can Dance, the contestants Katee Shean and Joshua Allen, choreographed by the illustrious Miss Mia Michaels. The song was ‘Hometown Glory.’ I was bowled right over by the voice I was hearing, in addition to the choreo and performance (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i199lnJLUc). I ran to Youtube and had the song on repeat, then turned to ‘Chasing Pavements.’ I just couldn’t BELIEVE that voice belonged to anyone under 50 years of age! I was tardy to the ’21’ party, but once I got into it, my gums! I have so many songs on that album that I put on repeat that I’ma just go ahead and declare the entire thing my favourite. I totally see why it sold so damb many copies. If she never makes another album (but she betta had! We waiting on ’23’ Miss Adkins!), she’d have nothing to regret.

  • Ms_PrettyKwl February 23, 2014, 2:25 pm

    Adele is my hero. Her music goes way deeper than my heart. It touches my soul. You have to listen to ‘Best for last’ and my personal favourite ‘I found a boy’. Heavenly. She deserves her own planet. She so super humble about errr’thang and so grounded and down to earth. I love Her. Whether you’re going through a break up or encountering a speed bump on this road called life, Adele is yo go to girl. God bless her soul. <3

  • Sili July 17, 2014, 9:49 am

    Yasss, hunty! Yasss!

  • Sarah July 17, 2014, 10:12 am

    I want Adele and Jill Scott to do a duet together. I would melt in chubby sexy hotness.

  • Elise July 17, 2014, 10:24 am

    Why did I ever think I was the only one who felt this way?! The first time I heard “Someone Like You,” I was in a stable, committed relationship and STILL cried like a newborn out the womb. RiDICulous. My man calls Adele my “emo” music and steers clear if he comes home and I’m cleaning the house and she is singing her sweet heart out. Ahh, well. That’s when the best cleaning gets done. Mopping with passion and tears. Can’t wait for “25” to come out.

  • Tasha July 17, 2014, 10:53 am

    Yassssss!! I can’t wait for this. I would love for her and Sam Smith to do a duet.

    • Luvvie July 17, 2014, 10:56 am

      If those 2 do a duet, the world might implode from the combined awesomeness.

      • Diane July 17, 2014, 12:56 pm

        What is really hawt about Adele is that you can hear her song with a bounce beat on any urban radio station and no one even blinks. Rolling in the Deep is my jam!

  • Tish July 17, 2014, 3:52 pm

    I’m not sold on Adele’s voice (no song of hers on my ipod), BUT I love her personality-She seems like someone I could serve rice and stewed chicken to on my weekday dishes, with iced tes in a jelly jar, and she would be cool. Have seconds, chew and stuck the bones with the waistband of her jeans undone, then help you with the dishes… We need more celebs like this.

  • Natasha November 21, 2015, 7:21 pm

    First Love for me is probably one of my absolute favorite songs. It starts out like a child’s lullaby… but she’s asking for forgiveness from her first love for leaving… GIRL… I didn’t even know why she was apologizing but I was sorry too

  • AJS721 February 17, 2016, 1:44 pm

    I just fell over at work listening to John Legend.
    LAWD PRAISE JEEEBUS these goosebumps and tears.
    *pause* *handwave*

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