Throwback Thursday: Destiny’s Child – “Bootylicious” (Remix) [featuring Missy Elliott]
It’s amazing how a song that was a huge hit — a song you that loved at the time of its release — could end up being a song you no longer enjoy. That is the story of my relationship with Destiny’s Child’s “Bootylicious.” The song was ginormous in its day, becoming the group’s fourth No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. And its title, a neologism that merges the words “booty” and “delicious,” became such a staple in the pop culture lexicon that the Oxford Dictionary recognized it as an actual English word.
Unfortunately, 18 years later, I’ve grown completely indifferent to its existence.
The remix, however, has aged beautifully in my heart. The slowed-down vocals and mellow beat produced a timeless cool that the original just doesn’t have. And that verse from Missy is one of the ages, per usual. Also, the video is just so 2001 that you can’t help but love it. What a time.