I'm driving there, so I've been putting together a playlist that will keep me pumped on the road. Being a huge fan of The Neptunes I decided to expand my current playlist dedicated to their artistry for the ride.
Don't know who The Neptunes are? It's a production team comprised of Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams who got their start in Virginia Beach, VA. I came to know of them with Mystikal's single "Shake Ya A**" although they had done plently of work before then.
With their rise in the late 90s and early 2000s, when they were making beats for EVERYONE (JT, Jay-Z, Brittney Spears, Nelly, Kelis, etc.), their sound became the soundtrack of my college years and early adult life; back when two-way pagers, Escalades, and Manolo Timbs were the ish.
Last year a friend asked, "what's your favorite Neptunes produced song?" I could not answer. There were just too many! We spent the afternoon going through hot song after hot song. Since then I've read a few blog post dedicated to listing the top 10 or 50 songs produced by The Neptunes and for me, each list failed to list some of the best. Even "official" discography lists left out important songs. So I need for there to be an official compilation album of Neptunes hits.
With that said, I wanted to share a few songs that I've added to my list. Some of which I totally forgot about, and some you may not know. Here they go in no particular order, but do know that my top favorite are "There She Goes" by Babyface, "I Still Love You" from 702, and "Last Night" from Justin Timberlake.
(Side note: You know how they have artist themed parties? Like Prince and Michael Jackson, there should totally be a Neptunes themed party.)
1. "Hit the Freeway" Toni Braxton ft. Loon
2. "There She Goes" Babyface
3. "Wanna Love you Girl" Robin Thicke
4. "Girls Dem Suga" Beenie Man ft. Mya
5. "Last Night" Justin Timberlake
6. "I Still Love You" 702
7. "Green Light" Beyonce
8. "Incredible" Madonna
9. "U Don't Have to Call" Usher
10. "Love U Better" LL Cool J
11. "Youngin'" Fabolous
12. "Say Somethin" Mariah Carey ft. Snoop Dogg
13. "Blue Magic" Jay-Z
14. "Change Clothes" Jay-Z
15. "I Just Wanna Love Ya" Jay-Z
16. "Pass the Courvoisier" Busta Rhymes <--- I totally forgot about this one!!
17. "Touch" Omarion
18. "Hot in Herre" Nelly
19. "Drop it Like's Hot" Snoop Dogg
20. "Frontin'" Pharrell ft. Jay-Z
What is your favorite Neptunes produced track?