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This was featured on the soundtrack to the movie Dr. Dolittle, starring Eddie Murphy. Aaliyah had a small role in the film.
Timbaland produced this and did the rap toward the end. Aaliyah had previously worked with R. Kelly and Jermaine Dupri. She didn't write songs, but prided herself on being able to interpret them.
Aaliyah was 19 when this was released.
This was nominated for a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal in 1999.
The baby giggling and cooing in the background is Aaliyah at age 18 months. The sound was dubbed from a home video. (thanks, Ivy - Birmingham, AL)
The December 2008 issue of Vibe
magazine includes an article about songwriter Stephen "Static Major" Garrett, who wrote this song. It mentions that Aaliyah did not initially like this song and another Static wrote for her, "Try Again
." She recorded them both, though, and they became big hits for her. (thanks, Whitney Robinson - Dallas, TX)
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A band so baffling, even their names were contrived. Check your score in the Ramones version of Fact or Fiction.
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Mike Watt of the Minutemen tells the story of the song that became an Indie Rock touchstone. It's also the story of what Mike calls "The Movement."
Loudon Wainwright III
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