Sunday, 20 January 2013

Whatever Happened To RnB? - Destiny's Child: No, No, No

Remember when TLC ruled the charts and Trevor Nelsons 'The Lick' was the best show on TV? In this weekly feature, I’m going to take a look back at some of the best RnB artists of yesteryear, sharing their signature videos and underrated hits, as well as looking at what they’re up to nowadays. Previous posts have focussed on Macy GrayTweet, Ashanti and the classic Mary J.Blige album My Life. Today, it’s Destiny's Child!

The legendary RnB girl group have reunited, over six years after they first announced their split. Whether this becomes permanent remains to be seen but in the meantime, the girls are about to release a compilation of their romantic hits, titled 'Love Songs'. The album contains a new track called 'Nuclear', which was produced by Pharrell Williams. Listen to it here

Looking at the track list got me thinking though. The groups debut album, 'Destiny's Child' (1998) is represented here by two songs; 'Killing Time' and 'Second Nature' but what about 'No, No, No', the girls very first single? The song became a breakout hit following the release of Wyclef Jean's remix and while it does include the signature sass that we have since come to expect from the girls, the lyrics are all about the beginning of a new relationship and that fits the theme right? Right???

"Boy I know you want me, I can see it in your eyes. But you keep on frontin', won't you say what's on your mind?"
I think 'No, No, No Part 2' would have given 'Love Songs' more of an edge by providing a respite from the slower jams, but if the track was left out because of its tempo then what about 'No, No, No Part 1'? The original version of the song has a much slower pace to it which would have fitted in nicely with the rest of the new compilation. It seems silly not to have included such a classic Destiny's Child single on the album so here it is now for your viewing pleasure.

"When I walk up to you baby, you seem so shy. What's the problem baby, never had a girl like I?"

Classic Destiny's Child! So what do you think of the new release 'Love Songs'? Are there any other tracks that the girls should have included from their past albums? And is 'Nuclear' the comeback single you were hoping for? Let me know by commenting, liking and sharing below. Remember to come back soon for another edition of Whatever Happened To RnB?

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