Aug, 27, 2009
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'No Scrubs' by TLC
For this week’s Flashback Friday feature we are partying like it’s 1999 with our favorite jams from ten years ago.
Our favorite southern trio put passenger-side-riding busters on blast in this bangin’ female anthem.
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'Angel of Mine' by Monica
Before Beyoncé was singing about halos, this ballad captured euphoric feelings of love by southern songbird Monica.
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'Heartbreak Hotel' by Whitney Houston feat.Faith Evans & Kelly Price
We would have been happy with just one, so putting these powerhouse singers on one track was a vocal goldmine, even if they were singing about trifling men.
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'Where My Girls At?' by 702
You must know the rules and we appreciate this trio reminding the masses our girls will be right there if another woman tries to push up on our man.
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'Have You Ever?' by Brandy
We’ve all fallen deep for someone who hadn’t made the leap, and Brandy captures the feeling in this touching tune.
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'Bills, Bills, Bills' by Destiny's Child
The independent woman’s movement got a jump-start with this catchy song of a man being called out for running up bills he can’t afford.
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'Fortunate' by Maxwell
Ten years ago we were just as enthralled with Maxwell as we are now. We’re feeling fortunate he returned, and this song captures what good love feels like.
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'What's It Gonna Be?' by Busta Rhymes feat..Janet Jackson
Music videos got an upgrade with this futuristic on-screen affair, and the booming beat had us rocking (back in the days of portable CD players).
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'Fly Away' by Lenny Kravitz
Our favorite rocker was doin’ it big with this catchy song that served as the soundtrack from commercials to cookouts.
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'Heartbreaker' by Mariah Carey feat.Jay-Z
Our plaid-shirt and big-haired Mariah was officially gone with this sexy song and video, and the beginning of the songbirds journeyed deeper into the world of hip-hop.
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'Can I Get A...' by Jay-Z feat. Amil (of Major Coinz) & Ja Rule
His mic always sounds nice, and the Jiggaman had us moving on the dance floor and thinking by the bar with his questioning of whether the ladies would love him if he couldn’t lace us in a lavish lifestyle. Figures he found a lady who can always pay her own way.
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The incomparable L Boogie first graced the ESSENCE Festival stages alongside her Fugees group members in 1996, before later returning to headline the Festival as a solo act in 1999.
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'Sweet Lady' by Tyrese
Tyrese quickly upgraded from the cutie on the Coke commercial with this hit song, and had us all wishing the Chocolate crooner was singing to us.
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'Anywhere' by 112 feat. Lil' Z
The fellas of 112 were pretty clear on the many places they would like to get down, and even gave us a few ideas with this sizzling love song.
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'Tell Me It's Real' K-Ci & Jojo
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'808' by Blaque
Left Eye’s protégés caught our attention with their funky style and this upbeat single, though it took us a second to find out what an 808 was . . .
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'You' by Jesse Powell
His small size packed a big voice on this sweet ballad.
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'Trippin' ' by Total feat. Missy Elliott
We couldn’t get enough of Total in the 90’s, and when the trio teamed up with Missy for this sassy single, we had a new favorite song in the rotation.
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'If You (Lovin' me)' by Silk
These sensual brothers made a strong return with this song of seduction. It was No.61 on the hottest songs of the year.
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'Spend My Life With You' by Eric Benet feat.Tamia
Luther and Stevie got a break from the wedding rotation as this song became a favorite of couples ready to say forever and always.
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'Chante's Got A Man' by Chante Moore
When Chante got a man she wanted the whole world to know, and if he was treating her that great, we were happy to hear.
What’s your favorite party memory or song from 1999?