After my Twitter fam realized they weren’t holding the $640 million, winning Mega Million ticket, a collective sigh of broken pipe dreams and dissipating hood fantasies ran across my timeline. Overwhelmed by the would, shoulda, coulda and almost tweets, one song came to mind, “Almost Doesn’t Count.”

Brandy’s 1998 Grammy-Award nominated ballad is definitely one of my favorites.  Written by Shelly Peiken and Guy Roche and produce by Guy Roche, the timelessness of this song is evident in the song’s sound and lyrics. Brandy clearly reminds us that almost just doesn’t count.