The Best Things In Life Are Free

  1992年發行的"The Best Things In Life Are Free"最早收錄在原聲帶"Mo Money"中, 由Janet JacksonLuther Vandross一同演唱,在Billboard Hot 100的最佳名次為No. 10,當年也獲得了葛來美獎"Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals"這獎項的提名。


  1995年在英國這首歌則再次重新混音發行,收錄在Janet Jackson的精選輯"Design of a Decade 1986/1996"的國際版裡;另外,在2006年時,Peter AndreKatie Price有重唱過這首單曲,收錄在專輯"A Whole New World"中。


  "The Best Things In Life Are Free"這單曲的版本相當多,兩次發行所收的混音更是多到讓人眼花撩亂,連非混音的92年原聲帶版本也和Janet精選輯中的版本不同,最早的原聲帶版本裡面多了Bell Biv Devoe的rap和Ralph Tresvant的口白,Janet的精選輯版本就全抽掉了。


  這首輕快流暢的舞曲,主要是在宣揚愛的可貴,真愛是無法用金錢買到的,這個道理也許大家都知道,不過在現今越趨物質化的社會裡,"Money can buy everything."的觀念越來越深植於大家的心中,任何事物被價值化的情況多如牛毛不計其數,從MV中一開始的那一段帶點小諷刺的對白,女子脫口而出"Nothing in America is free.",其中背後的意義是否也代表著『金錢萬能』已在眾人心中成為一種偏頗的普世價值了呢?值得大家深思囉,廢話不多說了,大家聽聽歌吧!

 

單曲封面:

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MV:

Janet Jackson & Luther Vandross - The Best Things In Life Are Free

 


Live Performaced:

Peter Andre & Katie Price - The Best Things In Life Are Free

 

 

Lyrics:

(Duet with Luther Vandross)

Janet:

Boy, when you look at me, boy

Do you judge me by my cover?

Ya got to be kiddin' me,

To think that I'm that kind of lover

I don't mean to disagree

Sorry you can't buy my kisses

Open your heart and see

True love comes for free



Luther:

I'm keepin' my heart open

Hopin' you won't stab me in it

'Cause I've been in love before,

And when i had to pay I didn't

I'll lose my sanity

Tryin' to measure your intentions

What do you want from me How much will it be?



Janet:

No more than you're willing to give 'cause

you won't pay nothin' for this good lovin'

It's for free



Luther:

And I won't make you promises

I'll just do all that I can to be your lover

'Cause I understand



Chorus:

The best things in life are free

Now that I've discovered what you mean to me

The best things in life are free

Now that we've got each other

The best things in life are free



Luther:

I know you are my baby

My one and only baby

You said it twice

I'll say it thrice

My baby baby baby



Janet:

I got so much love for you

And it's easy to give it

When I know you feel the same way too



Luther:

That's all I expect from you

Just do all that you can to be my lover

'cause I understand (I do)



Repeat Chorus



Janet:

No more than you're willing to give 'cause

you won't pay nothin' for this good lovin'

It's for free



Luther:

And I won't make you promises

You see I'm gonna be, I'm gonna be,

We're gonna be, I'm gonna be

The very best I can

To be your lover 'cause I understand



Repeat Chorus

 


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