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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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Grammy Performance of the Day/Beyoncé/Jay Z/”Drunk in Love”

What happens when you take Beyoncé, that hair, one lucky chair, and well, that was all we needed when it came to her 2014 show snatching opening performance of “Drunk in Love.”

Of course, lots of smoke, a few thousand spotlights and an on-point cameo from hubby Jay didn’t hurt, and you can’t help but wonder if this is the one they watched to get them in the mood for when it came time to make those recently announced twin babies.

Either way, werk all day with this show stopper and the world can’t wait to witness whatever Bey and the fam have in store for us during this Sunday’s Grammy festivities. 

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2016 Groove of the Day/Beyoncé/”Formation”

If we were to spill 2016 tea about the many, many, many ways Queen Bey slayed our lives this year, we would simply be here all damn day.

Isn’t that right, Becky? 

Whether it was that HBO special which visually catered to the explosive numbers on her blockbuster Lemonade set, any one of the performances from her bulldozing stadium sized Formation World Tour (splash, splash, eh?) or one performance from this year’s VMA’s that Britney and the rest of the world will never forget, there’s no denying that Bey took 2016 and made it her Solange. 

But of there’s one moment from the year of Mizz Knowles that no one will ever forget (and I do mean ever…isn’t that right, Mom?) it’s that moment during the first week of FeBeyuary when the former Destiny’s Child diva unleashed (literally) the video for the behemoth single that was and always will be “Formation.” 

Getting the head start before her Super Bowl performance that following Sunday night with Bruno Mars and Gwyneth Paltrow’s ex, “Formation” (that Mike Will Made It beat, though) was served up on Saturday night, Feb 1st and the rest of our lives were once again altered because of Bey.

Directed by the brilliant Melina Matsoukas (Ne-Yo “Closer,” Rihanna “Rude Boy), the now legendary video made stunning use of its New Orleans backdrop, gave us Big Freedia werk and featured lots and lots of Queen Bey giving us life with her looks for daze and those…dance….moves. Yas.

Naturally, the clip received mixed response for its alleged anti-police stance and (brilliant) depiction of today’s social angst, but either way, it all werked because not only did it help launch Beyoncé into a new Beyoncé era, but “Formation” is now nominated for three Grammy Awards next year including Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Music Video. 

Okay.

Besides, with lyrics “I got hot sauce in my bag…swag,” how could you not want to get into complete life formation overtime Bey’s “Formation” twirls on? 

Slay. All day. Red Lobster for lyfe.

Cover photo courtesy of Rolling Stone

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