Song of the Day #5,356: ‘The Life’ – Alicia Keys

Today’s random track appeared on Alicia Keys’ 2001 debut album Songs in A Minor.

Buoyed by singles ‘Fallin’,’ ‘A Woman’s Worth’ and ‘How Come You Don’t Call Me,’ the album was a huge hit, eventually going 7X platinum and earning five Grammys for Keys, including Best New Artist.

‘The Life’ is rather simplistic, lyrically (“when it rains it pours,” indeed) but the the music has a nice Sade-esque groove.

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