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Holiday Groove of the Day/Destiny’s Child/”8 Days of Christmas”

“You know Christmas was made for the chi’ren
Destiny’s Chi’ren, 2G Christmas
Destiny’s Child, ha ha, haaaa
Ah, kagigi, kabuki say what
On the eighth day of Christmas my baby gave to me
A pair of Chloe shades and a diamond belly ring
On the seventh day of Christmas my baby gave to me
A nice back rub and he massaged my feet
On the sixth day of Christmas my baby gave to me
A crop jacket and dirty denim jeans
On the fifth day of Christmas my baby gave to me
The poem that he wrote for me
The feeling that I feel is so good, he makes me feel so in la-la-la-la-love
If he only knew what he does to me, my man, my man, my baby
Oh he makes me feel so lovely, so sexy, I’m so in la-la-la-la-love
How I love him for his generosity, my man, my man, my baby
Doesn’t it feel like Christmas (It feels lovely)
Doesn’t it feel like Christmas (Feels so lovely)
Doesn’t it feel like Christmas (Whoa)
Yes, it feels like Christmas
Doesn’t it feel like Christmas (It feels lovely)
Doesn’t it feel like Christmas (Feels so lovely)
Doesn’t it feel like Christmas (The spirit of Christmas)
Yes, it feels like Christmas
On the fourth day of Christmas, my baby gave to me
A candlelit dinner, just me and my honey
On the third day of Christmas, my baby gave to me
A gift certificate to get my favorite CD’s
On the second day of Christmas, my baby gave to me
The keys to a CLK Mercedes
On the first day of Christmas, my baby gave to me
Quality T-I-M-E
The feeling that I feel is so good, he makes me feel so in la-la-la-la-love
If he only knew what he does to me, my man, my man, my baby
Oh he makes me feel so lovely, so sexy, I’m so in la-la-la-la-love
How I love him for his generosity, my man, my man, my baby
Doesn’t it feel like Christmas (It feels lovely)
Doesn’t it feel like Christmas (Feels so lovely)
Doesn’t it feel like Christmas (Whoa)
Yes, it feels like Christmas
Doesn’t it feel like Christmas (It feels lovely)
Doesn’t it feel like Christmas (Feels so lovely)
Doesn’t it feel like Christmas (The spirit of Christmas)
Yes, it feels like Christmas
Doesn’t it feel like Christmas (It feels lovely)
Doesn’t it feel like Christmas (Feels so lovely)
Doesn’t it feel like Christmas
Yes, it feels like Christmas
Doesn’t it feel like Christmas (It feels lovely)
Doesn’t feels like Christmas (Feels so lovely)
Doesn’t it feel like Christmas (The spirit of Christmas, oh yeaaee)
Yes, it feels like Christmas
Doesn’t it feel like Christmas (It feels lovely)
Doesn’t feels like Christmas (Feels so lovely)
Doesn’t it feel like Christmas (ooh)
Yes, it feels like Christmas
Doesn’t it feel like Christmas (It feels lovely)
Doesn’t feels like Christmas (so lovely)
Doesn’t it feel like Christmas (ooh)
Yes, it feels like Christmas
Doesn’t it feel like Christmas”

Enough said. 

Lyrics provided by Google 

Cover photo courtesy of Getty Images 

 

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Destiny’s Child Groove of the Day/”No, No, No Pt. 2″

We’ll just call this pair of Destiny’s Child grooves the ones that started it all

Perhaps the best part of the single that introduced the world to Beyoncé, Kelly, LaTavia and LeToya (you just have to show them some love) is that we were absolutely served with not one, but two “No, No, No” music parts. The slinky “Pt. 1” is all wrapped up in baby makin’ music magic, complete with an accompanying video that in 2015 plays out like a Destiny’s Child time warp.

However, this is no way shade towards “Pt. 1,” but let’s face it, when it comes to “No, No,No,” Pt. 2 is the only version we truly remember-it’s truly that late ’90s music joint. Back then, Mr. Wyclef Jean was quite the industry baller, fresh from the Fugees and red-hot from his smash album, The Carnival. He added just the right amount of flavor to DC’s feisty debut ditty, providing a shrill beat that was perfectly topped with a lavish sample from the classic Love Unlimited Orchestra single, “Strange Games and Things.” Throw in a middle breakdown that just represented ’90s R&B perfectly, and “No, No, No Pt. 2”  still has us clutching our Destiny’s Child pearls nearly twenty (!) years later. 

 

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Destiny’s Child Groove of the Day/”Soldier”

Released as the second single from their fourth (and final) album, Destiny Fulfilled, “Soldier” was cooked up by mega-producer Sean Garrett as a krunk-tastic southern hip hop banger that would also become the ladies last top five hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Featuring guest spits from rappers T.I. and Lil Wayne, DC’s grimy groove had each of the ladies laying down the music law about the certain types of guys they like. Let’s see, there was Queen Bey whose about those “boys up top from the BK.” Ms. Kelly prefers gentlemen who live that “chiefin'” life, and there was Ms. Michelle (who has the BEST verse on the track) who “just might give one the phone tonight.” I wonder if she did? 

Of course, the track’s accompanying black-and-white music video  is always worth an esteemed DC mention. Directed by Ray Kay and featuring cameo appearances by (a very pregnant) Solange Knowles, Lloyd, Bow Wow, Ginuwine, Ice Cube, WC and Young Jeezy, we see each of the ladies holding onto their Dobermans for dear life, looking fierce and fly all wrapped up in Tina Knowles’ BK Style fashion. 

Nothing better. 

Then there’s THIS video….can you keep up with Philly Mixtape‘s Destiny’s Child week?