An edgy Neptunes beat keeps it pumping, while star-in-the-making Kelis gets braggadocious about her dairy drinks. It probably made grans blush worldwide when it hogged the airwaves in 2002, but in its intended setting on the dancefloor it never fails to get hips thrusting. Janet Jackson - What was it about 1998? Freak Like Me - Adina Howard 17. Whitney Houston — Heartbreak Hotel feat. I honestly have no idea how Janet does it.
Released in 1997, this song was all the rage, featuring a young guy who knew how to sing and dance. Gypsy Woman She's Homeless - Crystal Waters 6. Well, in the video that is, where he channels Michael Jackson both physically and musically while alight. And can you believe Mekhi Phifer was the romantic interest in this 1996 music video too? This song was one of the biggest hits by the group, and I've heard they've reunited, so my chance to hear this live is still a possibility. I'm Your Baby Tonight - Whitney Houston 47. Touch Me, Tease Me - Case feat.
Monica was her favorite singer -- mine was, and will always be, Aaliyah. Here We Go - C + C Music Factory. Bills, Bills, Bills - Destiny's Child 45. This is for the Lover in You - Babyface 73. They made a hit song together instead of mudslinging on Twitter. Thieves in the Temple - Prince 97. The whole song shimmers with a very feminine kind of sexual confidence 'You gotta do much better if you're gonna dance with me tonight' as it rolls out a dazzling succession of vocal, lyrical and musical hooks.
Salt-n-Pepa - Yes, before you ask, I do know all the words. This is my favorite song from Ms. R Kelly knows what you want, he knows what you need and frankly, he sees nothing wrong with it. Humpin' Around - Bobby Brown 70. This effervescent mid-'90s gem shows off her formidable musical brain: sampling Tom Tom Club's 1981 hit 'Genius of Love' is a total boss move, and refashioning it into all-time great summer jam is pure class.
If Your Girl Only Knew - Aaliyah 79. Got 'Til It's Gone - Janet Jackson 83. I love how the song quelled rumors that Brandy and Monica hated each other. More often than not when this funk-laced, smooth groove jam drops a flash mob kicks off. Girls Nite Out - Tyler Collins 50.
Even after moving from Virginia to New York and being christened Timbaland by mentor DaVante Swing, Mosley continued to craft beats that sounded curiously leftist. This song was boss and featured a relatively unknown Mekhi Phifer as the boy who is now 40 years old, by the way. Gonna Make You Sweat Everybody Dance Now - C + C Music Factory 2. Lauryn Hill - Let's just take three minutes and 57 seconds to listen to this 1998 smash hit, performed by one of the most talented artists of our time. Candy Rain - Soul for Real 23.
The simplest two-chord piano riff, a few familiar shoop harmonies and a burst of horns announced the former Fugee as a formidable, rare talent in 1998. Mariah is rightly lauded for her multi-octave vocals and late-career reinvention as the , but as a songwriter, she's still somewhat underrated. Running Back to You - Vanessa Williams 100. . I Love Your Smile - Shanice 15. My Love is Your Love - Whitney Houston 80. They were like Nicki Minaj but cooler.
Jumpin' Jumpin' - Destiny's Child 87. Following the infuriatingly repetitive hook of 'Umbrella', which sent Rihanna to Number One pretty much everywhere, the prolific Barbadian singer dropped another in 'What's My Name? Live and Learn - Joe Public 43. Giving You the Benefit - Pebbles 49. The song is dope and the video is still one of the coolest things ever. And yet, this enduringly popular genre can also be smooth and seductive — perfect baby-making music, you could say — so we've made sure our list covers every base.
Everybody Everybody - Black Box 5. I Like the Way The Kissing Game - Hi-Five 16. Funk guitar wah-wahs behind a disco beat on 'Can't Feel My Face' that complements The Weeknd's outrageously silky vocals so well you'll be humming this infectious number until your face goes numb. Keith Murray — Main Pass Babyface;Mariah Carey;Kenny G;Shelia E. I'm Every Woman - Whitney Houston 37.
This time in the form of 'oh na-na', which she intones in the video at Drake while flashing her come-to-bed eyes. Following the seductive 'Earned It' that The Weeknd wrote for softcore erotic film , he released something that is so hot it literally set him on fire. It's from her amazing album The Velvet Rope. The beat is undeniably danceable, yet Rihanna maintains a gentleness throughout that's endlessly easy on the ears. Underpinned by the distinctive guitar riff from Stevie Nicks' 'Edge of Seventeen' it apparently reminded Beyoncé of a 'voluptuous woman' , 'Bootylicious' is one of Destiny's Child's most infectious and energetic floor-fillers. All 4 Love - Color Me Badd 77. Kelly — Down Low Nobody Has To Know featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley Seal — Kiss From A Rose Mariah Carey — Fantasy — Feat.