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Slow Jam Saturday: The Whispers, “I’m Gonna Make You My Wife”

Yesterday was the sixteenth anniversary of my marital union. In honor of this occasion, I have selected a song for this week’s Slow Jam Saturday that celebrates the sanctity of marriage. While I considered several options, such as Robin Thicke’s “Angels,” Luther Vandross’ “So Amazing,” or Myron’s “Give My All to You,” all of which played a significant role in my wedding, I ultimately decided on The Whispers’ “I’m Gonna Make You My Wife” due to its particular resonance with me.

Initially appearing on the group’s 1977 album, “Open Up Your Love,” by Wayne Bell, I first recall hearing the song during the 1995 film “Waiting To Exhale.” Twelve years later, I met my wife, and I knew about six months into dating she was the one I wanted to spend my life with—a heartfelt declaration of love and commitment. The lyrics depict a deep emotional connection between the Scott Brothers and their partner, expressing their desire to solidify their relationship and build a life together.

The song’s chorus sets the tone as the Scotts declare their intention to make their partner their wife, stating that their partner means everything to them. The lyrics convey a sense of completeness and fulfillment, suggesting that their partner brings all their hopes and dreams to life. The passionate singing is relatable for anyone ready to commit to their partner for life. Throughout the song, the Scott brothers express their unwavering determination to buy rings, symbolizing the formalization of their union. They want everyone to know that their love is genuine and authentic, reflecting the powerful emotions their partner evokes in them.

The lyrics further portray an intense sense of devotion and dedication. The line, “Until there is no more of me, I will try to make you see,” emphasizes unyielding resolve to do whatever it takes to ensure their partner understands the depth of their love. They vow to be their partner’s everything, promising to be there for them from now until eternity.

Over the years, this song has remained a steadfast testament to the enduring power of love and commitment. Its message is inspiring and uplifting, encapsulating the profound devotion that characterizes a successful partnership. As such, it is a fitting choice to commemorate the significant milestone of my marriage.

Final Grade: A

“I’m Gonna Make You My Wife” is available on all streaming platforms.

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Slow Jam Saturday: The Whispers, “I’m Gonna Make You My Wife”