Throwback Thursday: Brandy – “U Don’t Know Me (Like U Used To)”
Unless you reside underneath a rock, you must be aware that Brandy and Monica gave music fans a treat by putting their differences aside to do “battle” on Verzuz. The R&B icons’ Verzuz show became the most watched one yet, with over six million viewers across Instagram Live and Apple Music. The power that that has.
Depending on who you ask, either singer “won” the contest, but real ones know that the real winners were the fans. It was a glorious trip down memory lane. However, I am left wanting. I am left wanting because Brandy Norwood had the audacity to not include “U Don’t Know Me (Like U Used To)” in her list of songs.
Released as Never Say Never‘s fifth single in the US, “U Don’t Know Me” never had much of a chance to be a ginormous hit. However, it is def more easily recognizable than at least four of the songs B-Rocka played.
Co-produced by Brandy and Darkchild, “U Don’t Know Me” is one of those songs that felt incredibly futuristic at the time of its release, but looking back, is so ’98. That being said, that beat knocks as hard today as it did back then. If you’re not familiar, thank me later.