The Backstory: The incredible story behind "Thanks For My Child"

Back in 1988, the music world seemed to stop for a moment when a beautiful new song arrived that expressed the thoughts of millions of moms -- a message of thanks for the birth of a child, even in difficult circumstances.

The song was the coming out for talented singer Cheryl Pepsii Riley, and was the product of one of the decade's most prolific and talented songwriting/production teams, Full Force.

But what kind of emotions would bring out such a classic song? Well, in the newest The Backstory, Full Force's Bowlegged Lou tells us the poignant story of a personal tragedy, and how it became a musical blessing for the rest of the world.

Back in 1988, the music world seemed to stop for a moment when a beautiful new song arrived that expressed the thoughts of millions of moms -- a message of thanks for the birth of a child, even in difficult circumstances.

The song was the coming out for talented singer Cheryl Pepsii Riley, and was the product of one of the decade's most prolific and talented songwriting/production teams, Full Force.

But what kind of emotions would bring out such a classic song? Well, in the newest The Backstory, Full Force's Bowlegged Lou tells us the poignant story of a personal tragedy, and how it became a musical blessing for the rest of the world.

When we asked Lou if he would tell us The Backstory behind this song, he simply could not have been more gracious: "Writing "Thanks For My Child" for Cheryl Pepsii Riley was so awesome because of the Cheryl Pepsii Riley Diva herself. And I'm so proud to do this special Backstory video for all you SoulTrackers. Stay blessed and may all the positive and optimistic things in life forever be yours."

For those who have lost track, Full Force is still going strong today. Their most recent album, With Love From Our Friendsis an incredible treat, with great songs galore and an All-Star cast on hand. It is worth seeking out. Meanwhile, Cheryl Pepsii Riley is also sounding better than ever on her latest album, Still BelieveBoth artists continue to impress us, nearly three decades after they came together to create a gem of a song.

We hope you will check out the newest music from Full Force and Cheryl Pepsii Riley. But now, take a few minutes to see Bowlegged Lou's account of the making of a classic.

 

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