Throwback Thursday: Destiny’s Child – “Bug-A-Boo”
In September of 1999, Destiny’s Child released “Bug-A-Boo” as the second single from their sophomore album, The Writing’s on the Wall. The song is about a suitor who just wouldn’t stop calling in a time when MCI was still in existence and people still used AOL.
The “Bug-A-Boo” video would be the last one with the original Destiny’s Child lineup – LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson were kicked out of the group before the release of their next single, “Say My Name.” The video also featured a cameo by then-up-and-comer Kobe Bryant, who passed away this past week in a fatal helicopter crash.
Written by Kandi Burruss, Kevin “She’kspere” Briggs and the ladies of Destiny’s Child, “Bug-A-Boo” peaked at No. 33 on the Billboard Hot 100. Coming on the heels of the group’s first No. 1 hit, “Bills, Bills, Bills,” it was a relative flop. However, the group will more than make up for this, with their next five singles peaking in the top three and their next eight peaking in the top 10.
In any case, we don’t need a chart to know that “Bug-A-Boo” is an absolute chune. Check it out below.