Songs We Used To Love… Until They Got Played Out
When it comes to music, there are classics and then there are songs that just got all the way played out. We loved these tracks when they first came out in the ’90s, but eventually they were played so much we lowkey ended up hating them. Check out our list songs people played out thoroughly.
Monica – For You I Will
Monica belted out lyrics that had us crossing oceans and bringing the moon to our significant others. With the melodic sound of her voice, the talented songbird convinced us to lay our life on the line for our lovers without batting an eye, but eventually we ended up feeling like for you I will…turn the radio station.
R. Kelly – I Believe I Can Fly
The sky was not the limit when we listened to R. Kelly sing this uplifting and inspirational song. It was written, produced, and performed by the talented singer in 1996, but we know somewhere someone is playing that song right now. There isn’t a high school student who graduated in ’96 who didn’t have this song as some part of their ceremony.
K-Ci and JoJo- All My Life
Jodeci crooners K-Ci and JoJo cranked out a number one hit and got an air high-five from all the fellas who were trying to woo their ladies with “All My Life.” How many weddings did you go to in 1998 that used this song in the ceremony?
Aaliyah – I Miss You
Indeed we do miss Aaliyah, but this song, not so much. The track was recorded in 2000 and was set to debut on her third album. Eerily enough, as though the song itself was a foreshadowing of what was to come, Aaliyah died in an airplane crash before it dropped. It was released posthumously after her untimely death that broke a many a fan’s heart. Her death, along with the subject of the song, made this one of the most played tracks of the early 2000s.
702- Where My Girls At
“Hey, hey, hey, hey!” We bet you couldn’t leave the house in ’99 without hearing the biggest hit of 702’s career.
Blackstreet -No Diggity
Play on, Playette! R&B group Black Street sold more than 1.6 million copies of their hit single “No Diggity” in 1996 and we all know white folks are still playing this song like it came out yesterday.
Jagged Edge- Where The Party At
This 2001 jam sung by Jagged Edge featuring Nelly asked the question so many of us wanted to know on a payday weekend. It was a feel good song that had us grooving on the dance floor at the club and despite the fact that it only spent three weeks as number one on the U.S. R&B chart, we swear it was in heavy rotation for like three years once it dropped.
Mya, Pras and ODB- Ghetto Superstar
“Ghetto Superstar” was released in 1998 and was featured in the motion picture film, Bulworth, but it lived on for many years past the fame of that flick. So much so we can’t stand to hear it to this day.
Usher – Yeah (Burn honorable mention)
Released as the lead song for his fourth album, Usher’s “Yeah” was the longest running number one single in 2004. We’d be surprised if you made it through one college party without hearing this.
Bobby Valentino – Slow Down
Bobby’s debut single was a hit with us. It spent four consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and remains one of those end of the night slow jams DJs love to play (out).
Destiny’s Child – Say My Name
The foxy ladies of Destiny Child demanded that their men say their name and profess their love to prove they weren’t cheating and soon every woman in the world was walk around quoting, “Say my name, say my name. If no one is around you, say, ‘Baby I love you.'”
Brandy/Monica – Boy Is Mine
The “Boy is Mine: was released in 1998 and spent 13 weeks on top of the US Billboard Hot 100 during the summer of 1998. This was the ultimate duet for girls back in the day, but after the track got played to death, we just stuck with the “you need to give it up” part.
Alicia Keys – Fallin’
Alicia Keys thoroughly impressed us with her sultry voice on “Fallin’.” The song was featured on her debut album, “Songs in A Minor,” in 2001 and was one of the best-selling singles of that year. It was also said that “American Idol” had to ban the song from their show because so many contestants would audition singing the hit single.
Next – Wifey
The first single to drop from the R&B group Next, “Wifey” showed the softer side of a man caring for his significant other, whom he considers to be wifey material. The group croons about how they desire a sweet freak (to them only) to be in their life to make it complete. It was released in May of 2000, but still lives on (unfortunately) do this very day.