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January 28, 2008

Song of the Day

“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.

Posted by Karol at 11:18 AM |
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Blackstreet may have technically been a one-hit wonder, but Teddy Riley has a hell of a resume.
Love this fucking song.

Posted by: BG at January 28, 2008 at 12:19 pm

I liked the video, with the Lil’ Penny rip-off.

Posted by: Joe Grossberg at January 28, 2008 at 12:57 pm

I’d say Blackstreet is a three-hit wonder. Can’t forget, “Before I Let You Go” and “Don’t Leave Me.” Classic.
But yeah, “No Diggity” is the jump-off.

Posted by: Claudio at January 28, 2008 at 5:26 pm
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