Songs We Used To Love… Until They Got Played Out

October 24, 2013  |  
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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.

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  • cellyb2000

    I swear I still I hear Next’s “Too Close” like everyday! That should’ve made the list instead of “Wifey”

  • Is It 5:00 Yet?

    I remember BET use to play the mess out of that “We Need a Resolution” song. I still loved Aaliyah though.

  • Julie

    this list is a little old school, which is cool.. I think the one for today… would definitely be Robin Thickes Blurred Line.. you can’t go anywhere with out that darn song playing. I am so over it… oh and lucky, and drakes new one

  • danx3

    Beyonce feat. Destinys Child got old, her Me me me attitude stank

  • Chanda

    Ain’t nobody listening to “Goodies” nowadays either. A lot of late 90’s/early 2000’s songs just didn’t age well. Now you should make a list of songs that actually did..

  • Chanda

    I actually agree with most of this list but I don’t mind listening to “Fallin'” once a blue moon.

  • Me not you

    What about Nelly’s Hot in Here? That song was a club staple.

  • uhh

    You forgot “My Heart Will Go On”, “Thong Song “, “You Can’t Touch This” and “Everybody Dance Now”.

  • chanela

    White people are playing ” no diggity” now because that song was sung by white girls in the movie “pitch perfect” which came out last august.

  • nolimit_soldier

    I remember when that tootsie roll song came out when I was a kid…I ALWAYS hated it from the song to the dance lol but it will always be considered a classic.

  • nolimit_soldier

    I never cared for the “I Miss You” Aaliyah video bc I feel that video was rushed and just thrown together. Anybody made a cameo in that video. Overall that video could’ve been better BUT as far as the song go it never gets tiring.

  • Aaliyah Noelle

    hahahahaahaha even my generation(90’s) loves that destinys child song! it will never be played out lol. especially since drake quoted it in the girls love beyonce song.

  • Noelle

    I can never get tired of Aaliyah’s voice lol maybe it’s just me

    • Aaliyah Noelle

      nope. not just you. i cant get tired of her voice either.

  • NachoAverage

    Sorry to be petty but I really wish u guys would get ur facts straight before u publish ur articles… Fyi “Butter Love” was Next’s 1st single (before “Wifey”).

    • Tiffany Shaw

      That irked the hell outta me too.. lol

      • NachoAverage

        Ha… Ok i thought it was jus me 😉

  • Almost Friday

    I agree with most on the list except “I Believe I Can Fly.” I love the son and the movie Space Jam. “Where my Girls At?” was the most annoying song ever, and being from Las Vegas they played it all the time. I wanted to throw my radio away.

  • Yamini

    I could never stand to listen to I Believe I Can Fly…still can’t

  • Kenya Tyler

    It would be Foolish by Ashanti for me. The other songs here deserves to be on the list.

  • QueenNTheMaking

    Til this day I still can’t listen to “We belong together” by Mariah Carey…I’ve heard that song enough for 3 lifetimes….

    Also I love the album Confessions til this day but the actual “Confessions” track can n lay to rest as well…lol #DontJudgeMe

  • shaylynnvacca321

    my aunty just got a 9 month old Lexus RX 350 SUV by working parttime
    off of a macbook air. straight from the source J­a­m­2­0­.­ℂ­o­m


    “At first we started out real cool…” were the lyrics for Bills, Bills, Bills, not Say My Name

  • CKT76

    I hated Brandy/Monica’s The Boy Is Mine when it came out