January 28, 2008
“No Diggity” by Blackstreet.
In the winter of 1997, you couldn’t get into a car in Brooklyn without this song playing on the sound system. Years later I would hear the opening beats of the Bill Withers song “Grandma’s Hands” and realize that’s where Blackstreet got that great backing beat. I guess Blackstreet is technically a one-hit wonder though they’ve done background stuff on other big hits. Still, one-hit wonder or not, ten years later while driving around Manhattan with my, um, Netflix partner and his visiting Israeli cousin, everyone knew to sing along with the line of the song:
“I can’t get her out of my mind…OW…I think about the girl all the time.”
Pretty damn classic.