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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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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.