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10 Underrated Destiny’s Child Grooves

So, anyone spill any Beychella, err, Coachella tea this past weekend? 

In case you were somehow stuck under a rock over the last few days, the world’s most highly publicized music festival once again took place in great Indio, California and will most likely continue to own our lives until this Sunday, April 22nd

And as we all witnessed, the opening weekend was home to tons of celebs, fabulously over-the-top festival ‘digs, and as usual, lots and lots of Lisa Rinna.

Of course, the talent on display, um, err, trumps all when it comes to this extravagant (?) music affair, and this year is no exception as The Weeknd, SZA, Kygo, St. Vincent, Kelela, Soulwax are all rivaling to make their mark on those Coveted Coachella stages. 

And as you might’ve expected, your headliner, Beyoncé, took full advantage of who the f@#k she is and delivered a set that once again gave the world another reason why she is indeed…Queen Bey.

However, the moment the Lemonade stirrer brought on Kelly and Michelle for a surprise (!!) Destiny’s Child reunion extravaganza? Music pearls across the globe were clutched in unison. And Mizz Williams‘ abs? Slay. 

With this life altering taking place this weekend (as a DC reunion do…), there’s no reason why everyone shouldn’t dive into the Billboard chart owning ladies’ music vault…because at the end of the day, thou shall not think you got it like that when it comes to not reveling in all things Destiny’s Child

While the gals’ classic hits like “Say My Name,” “Bills, Bills, Bills,” “Survivor” and “Jumpin, Jumpin” will remain as fresh and fierce as the day they strutted into our CD players and TRL lives, it’s their more underrated body of werk that equally deserves some love. So, here’s ten oh, so deliciously underrated DC romps that’ll have you checkin’ up on these lovely ladies like it’s Darkchild ’99 all over again. 

“No, No, No” (Part 1) While we’ll forever cherish Part 2 of DC’s debut ditty (hey, Wyclef), its’ silky smooth rewiring deserves our headphones (and the bedroom’s) attention because it feels like we just don’t get down to it enough. 

“Get on the Bus”  Because you might have been too busy listening to both versions of “No, No, No,” DC’s follow-up single might have slipped under your Bey-dar. But it’s all good, because this Timbo touched treasure is right here on the best list possible. Now, turn it up and live that underrated DC life. 

“So Good”  Not just one of DC’s best recorded tracks, but one of the best god damn songs of all time. 

“Temptation”  That moment when Destiny’s Child throws down elements of “Knick Knack Paddy Whack” on top of one hell of a baby makin’ groove….flawless. 

“Bug A Boo” This only went to number thirty-three on the Billboard Hot 100. No further statements. Well, that and you betta cut those MCI phone poles, boo. Oh, the ’90s…bliss. 

“Independent Women” (Part 2)  You know these gals and sequels. Well, here’s another that’s equally as fiery as its predecessor. Yas, independent kween. 

“Nasty Girl” The real question is……why didn’t this Survivor burner/life theme song spend twenty-six weeks at number one? 

“Girl” Finally, Michelle gets to be the center of attention in a video! Sigh….

“Bootylicious” (Rockwilder Remix)   While the original will always liiiivvve in our Stevie Nicks hearts, we’re still not ready for this deliciously underrated remix. Isn’t that right, Missy and Rockwilder? Now, let’s shake that booty like a fat lady’s belly. 

“Check on It” Is this one B’s? DC’s? (it appears on the gals #1’s album, buy Bey just owns the video) Whatever the diva music case may be, this Swizz Beatz flavored ’06 romp is no doubt from The Pink Panther Movie, so it’s underrated by default. Now, check up on it and may you continue to live that underrated Destiny’s Child life…because it’s oh, so wonderful, isn’t it? Yaaaas. 

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10 Classic Mandy Moore Singles

Kicking things off with a bit of TRL truth, we all know how it went back in the Carson Daly day…Godney, Xtina, Jessica SimpsonMandy Moore

However, looking at how Ms. Simpson is still stuck in the Macy’s shoe department (although they are quite fabulous) and Ms. X decided to continue her “career” on The Voice, it’s safe to say that Ms. Moore is now a runner-up to the legendary Ms. Spears..and it’s about god damn time. 

Of course, the “Candy” coated girlfriend has rightfully earned that spot with her solid wig snatching portrayal as “The Mom” on the NBC ratings blockbuster/life destroying show, This Is Us, in which coincidentally sales for Kleenex have gone way up because this show will make you feel all kinds of it

So, while we patiently clutch our pearls in anticipation for next Tuesday’s episode, let’s celebrate Ms. Moore’s well deserved time to shine in the spotlight by remembering all of those singles that became her path to own all of Us and the world. 

“Candy” Let the games begin with a fond remembrance of all of those Abercrombie & Fitch outfits and one shiny lime green VW Bug that you know you wanted to cruise around in and pick up boys with Mandy…and most likely still do. 

“Walk Me Home”  The first of two offerings from the 2000 dance flick, Center Stage. If you don’t remember the movie, this video will definitely jog your ballet’ lovin’ memory. 

“So Real”  Like, it’s just so real we can’t f#$king take it. Oh, wait, yes we can because those late ’90s teeny boppers synths still own our lives. 

“I Wanna Be With You”  Sigh…just went you thought it was safe to put down the Kleenex..

“In My Pocket” One of the most delicious and most underrated tracks to ever hit radio airwaves. And no no, Ms. Hathaway, that certainly wasn’t a question. 

“Cry” You might as well grab that second box of Kleenex and press play on A Walk to Remember because…life. 

“Crush” When it comes to this light and frothy tune, we’ll meet Ms. Moore by the water fountain after study hall any day of the week. 

“I Could Break Your Heart Any Day of the Week” Her name is Amanda Leigh and she’s coming to break your heart into a million tiny pieces…and you’ll indeed love every single moment of it. 

This…. No explanation needed. 

 

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20 Tracks You Should Get Down to Before 2016 Ends

Okay, let’s talk about 2016, shall we? 

Now, that that’s over with, let’s spill about that dear sweet music and how it kept us all from going all Britney-in’07 this year.  

Well, most of us.

By the way, Brit Brit is on this list as well as delicious offerings from Demi Lovato, The Knocks, JoJo, Miguel Migs, Lisa Shaw, Lion Babe and a handful of other fabulous music artists who’ve got tracks you should absolutely get down to right about…now. 

Go. 

Demi Lovato/”Body Say”  Without a doubt, the best pop song the former Camp Rock diva has ever recorded…and of the year. It’s too bad she, like, quit the biz. Those high notes from “Heart Attack” must have put her over the edge. 

The Knocks/”Dreaming”/”The Feeling” Although this pair of gummy grooves by NYC’s The Knocks came out a few years back, they’re still delightful as ever and will get you more than ready for when the gentlemen take over The Foundry on March 4th. 

JoJo/”Honest” That ’90s flavored beat, though. Prepare to vogue and serve….for your life. You’ve been warned, queen. 

Gwen Stefani/”Send Me A Picture” Because who wouldn’t want to fantasize about sexting Blake Shelton. Oh, Ms Stefani…you lucky bish. 

Skizzy Mars/JoJo/”Recognize” Go on, Ms. JoJo, for being the only music artist to be up on this list twice. And once you dive in and recognize, you’ll certainly understand why. 

Rihanna/”Kiss it Better” The best sex jam of 2016. Bedroom door locked. 

Britney Spears/”Just Luv Me” Just….listen. 

Rationale/”Something for Nothing”  These guitars mixed with those blinding synths mixed with that pop hook equals…sigh…

Pascal Junior/”Overdose” What happens when you take elements of Ciara’s irresistible (and oh, so highly underrated) pop groove and mix it with a lil’ deep house action? You get…this. 

Mya/”Elevator”  Looking to keep straight up elevatin’ all life long? Play this Mya groove on repeat. And yes, she’s still around. 

Miguel Migs/Lisa Shaw/”I Can See It” Because you can never, ever, ever go wrong with a deeply layered Miguel Migs/Ms. Shaw collaboration. Ever. 

Lion Babe/”Jump Hi”  For those of you planning to join the gym for that first week in January, this track’s for you. It might even get you going for the whole entire year. 

Chairlift/Moth to the Flame Another one of the best pop singles of the year is right here. And no, no, that certainly wasn’t a question. 

Nite Funk/”Let Me Be Me”  This delicious deep house groove is guaranteed to hit that music “G” spot in all of the right places. Just turn it up and..enjoy. 

Zayn/”She” Go on, Mr. Malik, and your shirtless album cover, too.

Drake/Rihanna/”Too Good”  Because another red-hot collaboration between Dreezy and RiRi always deserves another listen. 

Conrad Sewell/’Who You Lovin'” One of the biggest pop songs of the year….that nobody cared about. 

A Tribe Called Quest/”The Donald” Pure early ’90s/futuristic political music truth.

Zendaya/Chris Brown/”Something New” That classic TLC “Creep” sample, though…ooh.