Classics: Jennifer Lopez – Love Don’t Cost A Thing (Epic)
“Think you gotta keep me iced, you don’t. Think I’m gonna spend your cash, I won’t. Even if you were broke, my love don’t cost a thing. Think I wanna drive your Benz, I don’t. If I wanna floss, I got my own. Even if you were broke, my love don’t cost a thing…” Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez evoking the “money can’t buy love” theme. This on the heels of artists such as The Beatles and eventually BLACKStreet. With, more recently, Ne-Yo adding his voice to the subject with ‘Money Can’t Buy’.
Back then, the rising superstar also known as J-Lo, was turning everything she was touching into gold. On screens as musicwise. Thus standing as the most influential Huspanic performer in the United States.
The straight to the point ‘Love Don’t Cost A Thing’ made quite some noise by the time of its release back in December 2000. With its message reported to be based around her two-year liaison with Rapper/record exec Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs. The latter allegedly “showering” her with expensive jewelry. With the whole resulting in the couple parting ways shorly after the release of the aforementioned…
With production work courtesy of Rick Wade, ‘Love Don’t Cost A Thing’ came as the leading single to her 2001 ‘J-Lo’ album. An effort which came to light simultaneously with the Adam Shankman directed film – ‘The Wedding Planner’ – on which she co-starred along with Matthew McConaughey.