Throwback Thursday: 3LW – “I Do (Wanna Get Close to You)” [featuring Loon]
At the turn of the millennium, most of the successful girl groups of the ’90s had essentially disappeared. Some disbanded and some were simply abandoned by the music-buying public.
Destiny’s Child, which had the advantage of gaining prominence in the late ’90s, was the only prominent holdover. And in the early 2000s, the closest thing to an alternative was 3LW. No, Dream doesn’t count, but “He Loves U Not” was cute.
Kiely, Adrienne and Naturi looked like possible leaders of the new school, but infighting essentially cut their run short. Naturi left after a much-publicized plate-throwing incident at KFC, and nothing was the same. She was eventually replaced, but the public had moved on. The group failed to chart another single.
The last 3LW song to crack the Billboard Hot 100 was “I Do (Wanna Get Close to You),” produced by Diddy and featuring Loon. It only made it to No. 58 on the Hot 100, but it was popular on TRL and sort of indicated that major success might be around the corner. Unfortunately, we’ll never know for sure.