Take a listen to these jams that you may have forgot about.
Ah, #ThrowbackThursday, arguably one of the most popular hashtags across Instagram, as well as BreatheHeavy! Let's take a trip down memory lane to refresh your memory on these amazing five songs.
Rihanna - "Te Amo"
"Te Amo" is surely the most underrated single from the Rated R era. Though it was only released internationally, it still managed to be certified Gold (500,000 copies sold) in the United States. "Te Amo" is about a woman that is head-over-heels in love with Rihanna while Rihanna does not feel the same way about the other woman. Produced by Stargate ("What's My Name?," "Rude Boy"), this song tends to be looked over among Rihanna's other great singles. While we still sit tight for R8, listen to "Te Amo" below.
Ashlee Simpson - "L.O.V.E."
Remember Ashlee Simpson? AKA Jessica Simpson's younger sister? AKA the girl that got caught lip syncing on Saturday Night Live? The latter didn't shake Simpson up musically because she managed to release "L.O.V.E." The song served as the second single from her sophomore album I Am Me. Some critics described the song as a Gwen Stefani rip-off, but some also said it reminded them of Britney's "Do Somethin'", so you know it's a jam. managed to reach #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2005, and Simpson was able to look like a mix of Jamie Lynn Spears, Gwen Stefani, and Avril Lavigne in the music video. How much better could she get?
Sisqó - "Thong Song"
Before "Anadconda" and "Booty," there was "Thong Song," a hit from 2000 about women who wear, well, thongs. The song peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Although Sisqó has disappeared from the music scene ever since the early 2000's, this hit will forever live on.
Janet Jackson - "I Get Lonely"
The Velvet Rope is without a doubt one of the best Janet albums. It stemmed the track "I Get Lonely," an incredible R&B song that expresses Janet's desire for a lover. It became Janet's eighteenth consecutive top ten hit and it even earned a Grammy nomination, and for good reason. Although it's upsetting that Janet isn't performing the song on her current Unbreakable World Tour, I hope she'll eventually add it to maybe her second or third leg of the show. It's too good not to!
Mariah Carey - "Honey (Bad Boy Remix")
You can't do a proper #ThrowbackThursday without some classic Mariah! "Honey" was the first single released from Mariah's classic album Butterfly in 1997. Mariah gave it the Bad Boy treatment not long after with verses from the Lox and Mase, two of the hottest rap acts in the 90's. Along with the song, Mariah had to remix the video as well with additional scenes, including her looking fabulous as ever in a helicopter with ease. Mariah will (thankfully!) perform the original version at her residency in Vegas starting next year. Take a listen to, arguably, one of Mariah's best below.