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R&B BOP QUEENS RATE | I'm Out

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by soratami, Sep 13, 2019.

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    The rate
    From early 00s throwbacks to late 10s gems, from huge hits to late career cuts, from Missy joints to Timbaland bangers, and of course with features from everyone from Lil' Wayne to Mark Ronson to Nicole Scherzinger, this rate features some of the best, and boppiest, R&B songs released in the last 20 years.

    We'll be rating 9 discography highlights by 8 iconic R&B acts, for a total of 72 songs. Throughout the voting period, each of the acts will be highlighted, and we'll also look at other songs by them we could have rated.

    The acts
    We'll be focusing on eight R&B singers whose careers started in the 00s (except for one that actually started in late 1999) and continued into the current decade. Some are more successful than others, some longer have longer discographies, some are still active, others not quite, but what they have in common is they're all somewhat commercially underrated but have really strong discographies, with a wealth of flawless R&B bops between them.

    The songs
    The rate's songs were released between September 1999 and July 2019, so that's literally two decades worth of R&B goodness. In terms of song selection, it goes without saying that priority was given to the bops, but it should be said I use that term loosely. There are some straight up bangers here, but also some much more laidback/lowkey songs, but, well, don't expect to find any ballads. Since some of the acts featured here have explored a variety of sounds, the idea was also to focus on songs that can either be classified as R&B or at least have R&B elements, and also ones that were released as singles. There are a couple of exceptions to these criteria, but the majority of the songs meet them.

    The rules
    Rate the songs from 0 to 10, including one 11, and PM me your ballot. Feel free to use as many decimals and write as much commentary as you want. Also: for each of the eight acts, list your favourite song that's not featured in the rate in your ballot! These songs will be highlighted through the rate.

    The deadline
    October 18th 27th 23:59 GMT


    PART II NOW OPEN
     
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    Amerie
    Why Don't We Fall in Love
    1 Thing
    Touch
    Talkin' About
    Take Control
    Gotta Work
    Why R U
    Heard 'Em All
    Curious






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    Cassie
    Me & U
    Long Way 2 Go
    Is It You
    Official Girl (feat. Lil' Wayne)
    King Of Hearts
    Paradise (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
    Love a Loser (feat. G-Eazy)
    Don't Play It Safe
    Don't Let Go



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    Ciara
    Goodies (feat. Petey Pablo)
    1, 2 Step (feat. Missy Elliott)
    Like A Boy
    Work (feat. Missy Elliott)
    Ride (feat. Ludacris)
    I'm Out (feat. Nicki Minaj)
    Overdose
    Dance Like We're Making Love
    Level Up




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    Keri Hilson
    The Way I Are (Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson & D.O.E.)
    Return The Favor (feat. Timbaland)
    Turnin Me On (feat. Lil Wayne)
    Knock You Down (feat. Kanye West & Ne-Yo)
    Scream (Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson & Nicole Scherzinger)
    Million Dollar Girl (Trina feat. Diddy & Keri Hilson)
    I Like
    Pretty Girl Rock
    Lose Control



    PM list
    Amerie
    Why Don't We Fall in Love
    1 Thing
    Touch
    Talkin' About
    Take Control
    Gotta Work
    Why R U
    Heard 'Em All
    Curious

    Ashanti
    Foolish
    Happy
    What's Luv? (Fat Joe feat. Ja-Rule & Ashanti)
    Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)
    Only U
    Good Good
    I Got It (feat. Rick Ross)
    Early In The Morning (feat. French Montana)
    Say Less (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)

    Cassie
    Me & U
    Long Way 2 Go
    Is It You
    Official Girl (feat. Lil' Wayne)
    King Of Hearts
    Paradise (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
    Love a Loser (feat. G-Eazy)
    Don't Play It Safe
    Don't Let Go

    Christina Milian
    AM To PM
    When You Look At Me
    Dip It Low
    Say I (feat. Jeezy)
    I Gotta Get To You
    Us Against The World
    Rebel
    We Ain't Worried
    Liar

    Ciara
    Goodies (feat. Petey Pablo)
    1, 2 Step (feat. Missy Elliott)
    Like A Boy
    Work (feat. Missy Elliott)
    Ride (feat. Ludacris)
    I'm Out (feat. Nicki Minaj)
    Overdose
    Dance Like We're Making Love
    Level Up

    Kelis
    Caught Out There
    Good Stuff
    Young, Fresh 'N' New
    Milkshake
    Trick Me
    Bossy (feat. Too $hort)
    Blindfold Me (feat. Nas)
    4th Of July (Fireworks)
    Jerk Ribs

    Keri Hilson
    The Way I Are (Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson & D.O.E.)
    Return The Favor (feat. Timbaland)
    Turnin Me On (feat. Lil Wayne)
    Knock You Down (feat. Kanye West & Ne-Yo)
    Scream (Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson & Nicole Scherzinger)
    Million Dollar Girl (Trina feat. Diddy & Keri Hilson)
    I Like
    Pretty Girl Rock
    Lose Control

    Tweet
    Oops (Oh My) (feat. Missy Elliott)
    Call Me
    Boogie 2Nite
    Thugman (feat. Missy Elliott)
    No Panties (Trina feat. Tweet)
    Turn da Lights Off (feat. Missy Elliott)
    When I Need a Man
    International Affair (Mark Ronson feat. Sean Paul & Tweet)
    Magic

    Youtube playlist


    Spotify playlist
    Region locked:
    Paradise (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
    Us Against The World
    Million Dollar Girl (Trina feat. Diddy & Keri Hilson)
    Thugman (feat. Missy Elliott)
     
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  3. Eliminations

    #72: We Ain't Worried
    #71: Early In The Morning (feat. French Montana)

    #70: Liar
    #69: Rebel
    #68: International Affair (Mark Ronson feat. Sean Paul & Tweet)
    #67: I Got It (feat. Rick Ross)
    #66: Talkin' About
    #65: Don't Let Go
    #64: Turn da Lights Off (feat. Missy Elliott)
    #63: Magic
    #62: Turnin Me On (feat. Lil Wayne)
    #61: Official Girl (feat. Lil Wayne)

    #60: Love a Loser (feat. G-Eazy)
    #59: Thugman (feat. Missy Elliott)
    #58: Gotta Get to You
    #57: When I Need a Man
    #56: No Panties (Trina feat. Tweet)
    #55: Curious
    #54: Say Less (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
    #53: Why R U
    #52: Don't Play It Safe
    #51: Why Don't We Fall in Love

    #50: Heard 'em All
    #48 (1): Us Against the World
    #48 (2): Happy
    #47: Paradise (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
    #46: Good Good
    #45: Young, Fresh n' New
    #44: What's Luv (Fat Joe feat. Ashanti)
    #43: Say I (feat. Young Jeezy)
    #42: Blindfold Me (feat. Nas)
    #41: Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)

    #40: Call Me
    #39: Scream (Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson & Nicole Scherzinger)
    #38: Gotta Work
    #37: Take Control
    #36: Is It Love
    #35: Foolish
    #34: Good Stuff
    #33: Boogie 2Nite
    #32: Million Dollar Girl (Trina feat. Diddy & Keri Hilson)
    #31: Return The Favor (feat. Timbaland)

    #30: Jerk Ribs
    #29: Bossy (feat. Too $hort)
    #28: Knock You Down (feat. Kanye West & Ne-Yo)
    #27: I'm Out (feat. Nicki Minaj)
    #26: Level Up
    #25: Pretty Girl Rock
    #24: Caught Out There
    #23: Touch
    #22: When You Look At Me
    #21: Long Way 2 Go

    #20: King of Hearts
    #19: 4th of July (Fireworks)
    #18: Ride (feat. Ludacris)
    #17: Dance Like We're Making Love
    #16: Lose Control (feat. Nelly)
    #15: I Like
    #14: The Way I Are (Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson & D.O.E.)
    #13: Oops (Oh My)
    #12: AM To PM
    #11: Work (feat. Missy Elliott)

    #10: 1 Thing
    #9: Me & U
    #8: Goodies (feat. Petey Pablo)
    #7: Trick Me
    #6: Overdose
    #5: Only U
    #4: Dip It Low
    #3: Milkshake
    #2: Like A Boy
    #1: 1, 2 Step (feat. Missy Elliott)

    Part 2 Eliminations


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  5. You can post now!

    And before anything else, a huuuuge thank you for @vague for making all these amazing gifs!

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  6. Queens!

    No I Bet and Energy though?? Two 11 contenders right there.
     
  7. What a list!!! Luckily I actually know more songs by Ashanti, Kelis and Ciara so I'll be able to tell you which songs of theirs I love most that aren't rated fairly easily! :D

    Can't wait to see how this will go! I can already see @londonrain tanking one of my potential 11s dddddd

    PS- love that we get to Rate Boogie 2nite once a year! :D
     
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  8. This... might be the rate where I'll hand out the most 10s ever so far. All of these girls are a part of my high school years except for Tweet.
     
  9. I Bet is a 10 for sure, but I was going for, well, bops, for this rate, and it doesn't really qualify. Dance Like We're Making Love seemed like a better representative for that album. Choosing the Ciara songs was the hardest part here, because she has the longest discography out of these acts, and I wanted at least one song from each album.

    Don't forget to mention your favourite songs not featured in the rate in your ballot though!
     
  10. Oh, I actually missed that part.

    Fairly confident that I'll be voting though, aren't we hmm? Don't worry, I wouldn't miss it.
     
  11. I'm pretty sure Tweet is the least popular/well-known act in the rate, but her songs here are really good.

    Her work with Missy and Timbaland

     
  12. @soratami not to add even more work (maybe somebody else can do it, maybe I could have the time who knows) but after reading this
    I thought: maybe it would be cool to send a separate ballot with, I don't know, 5 songs or one "missing" song from each gurl and do some kind of list (after the winning song) in the style of @ohnostalgia monthly charts.

    Just writing this now because I know I'll forget it tomorrow.
     
  13. I was already planning something along those lines actually, my idea is to reveal the top "missing" songs by each of the eight acts either before, after or during the main reveals, as a sort of micro-rate.

    That's why I need everyone to remember listing them in their ballots!
     
  14. I'm totally here for this. I'm not really familiar with any of their discographies, so this should be a good introduction.
     
  15. I'm pretty confident that the Ciara selection will get a full 10 average from you. It's so strong it's almost ridiculous. Amerie and Kelis too.
     
  16. Get ready to make some amazing discographies! I think all these songs are great.

    I actually had one song in the rate I couldn't stand so earlier today I ended up replacing it with a different one because 1) honestly, I don't want the rate to feature songs I just don't like and 2) I didn't want [redacted]'s average to get lower because of it.

    Anyone want to try guessing which song I'm refering to? ddd
     
  17. Watch this be my top Ashanti track that's not here ddddd
     
  18. Also, I'm planning on doing a rate Plug.dj session this Sunday, is anyone up for that? I was thinking of starting at 4PM BST but I don't mind doing it a bit earlier or later.
     
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  19. Nah, it's a song you'd probably hate as well ddd
     
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