With Destiny’s Child’s #1’s debuting at No. 1 on this week’s Billboard album chart, I thought it might be fun to pay tribute to Kelly, Michelle, and Beyoncé with a PopWatch countdown of the group’s three all-time best tracks. But after reviewing DC3’s prolific, terrific output, I found myself paraphrasing one of the group’s well-known song lyrics: I don’t think I can handle this! I mean, a guy just might, ahem, lose his breath leaving out such gems as ”Is She the Reason?,” ”Jumpin’, Jumpin’,” and ”Survivor,” but here goes anyway.
3) ”Bills, Bills, Bills”: Those neck-snapping beats, Beyoncé’s legendary phrasing, and the landmark use of the word ”automobills.” Genius.
2) ”Bootylicious”: No single single showcases the group’s rarely praised sense of humor better. Plus, just try to resist Michelle’s command to ”make your booty touch the ground” when the Stevie Nicks sample kicks in.
1) ”Independent Women Part 1”: All you readers, who believe this, throw your hands up at me! (Sorry.)
Okay, you’ve got my picks. What’s your favorite Destiny’s Child jam?