R&B BOP QUEENS RATE | I'm Out

Well I guess that means Cassie made the top 10.

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#11

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Work (feat. Missy Elliott)
Ciara 5/9
8.991
11 @Hurricane Drunk @Riiiiiiiii
| 10 @elektroxx me @Bslg17 @berserkboi @Ana Raquel @vague @GimmeWork @londonrain @lalaclairi_ @Sprockrooster @Robsolete @godspeed @Music Is Life @Aester @Fuchsia @Untouchable Ace @Conan @slaybellz @Remorque | 9.5 @livefrommelbs @Cutlery
4 @Empty Shoebox | 4.25 @casually crazed | 6 @KingBruno @Phonetics Boy

Trajectory:
5: #13 (9.1)
10: #8 (9.55)
15: #12 (9.107)
20: #11 (9.188)
25: #15 (8.83)
30: #10 (8.958)
35: #10 (9.021)
All: #11 (8.991)

Work was released in July 2009 as the fifth and final single from Ciara's third album Fantasy Ride, which had been released two months earlier. It was written by Ciara, Missy Elliott, Danja and Marcella Araica (who has also worked with Mariah, Britney, Keri and several others), and produced by the latter two. Work was the third time Ciara and Missy collaborated (the first being Ciara's second single 1, 2 Step in 2004, and the second Missy's Lose Control the year after), and Ciara had this to say about working with Missy, and Work in specific: When Missy and I do a record, the energy is on a whole other level. I can't explain exactly what it is. It's just the energy, I think. She knows how to really make a party a party. That's what I want – to make this record to be the ultimate party record. That's pretty much how that all came about. ... I guess each time we work together, we give 100% of our energy to each other. It's crazy. Sometimes you can't explain what the chemistry is. It's just how you feel. Work was a moderate hit, charting at #52 in the UK and #66 in Australia, which is surprising because it definitely seems like it was a bigger hit than that, but maybe that's just because it feels like such a forum favourite.

With nineteen 10s and two 11s, Work has both the most 10s and the most 10s+11s (twenty-one, beating Oops (Oh My) by one). It was in the top 10 until the very last ballot, but @Butterfly's 7.4 both made it drop to #11 and prevented it from having a 9+ average, ouch. Had @Butterfly's score been just 0.3 points higher, Work would have tied at #10. Personally I'm not mad at all this is out. It is fantastic, and a huge banger, but I definitely prefer 9 of the 10 songs in the top 10 to it.


Ok work:
@KingBruno (6) It’s far too reminiscent of their earlier collaborations.

@Holly Something (7) Overrated.

Work work work work:
@Rei Ayanami (8) The song is all right but that VIDEO tho. The ‘ponytail helicopter’ move as the reason I like this so much.

@Verandi (8) This would be a 10 if the production and mixing were… good. Iconic video, Fifth Harmony plagiarizing it for that wet sock of a song tho? Not so much.

@godspeed (8) "This bangs and the music video is a work of art."

@livefrommelbs (9.5) A DANCEFLOOR ANTHEM. Deserved to be the hit that 'Love, Sex, Magic' was. It's loud and ridiculous and relentless and that's all part of its charm. Ciara and Missy really are that dream team. Also, props to the video.

@berserkboi (10) Amazing! As ever! A contender for my 11 but it won’t need me like REDACTED (Foolish - obviously it’s leaving before Work)

@GimmeWork (10) Another contender for my 11. What a moment!

@lalaclairi_ (10) There's plenty of good songs named "Work," but this might be the best.

@Sprockrooster (10) LAST FM tells me this is my most played song from this entire rate (probably because it has never left my work out playlist), but it can't have my 11. It is not my most played Ciara track (both High Price and Oh are played more) and it is not also my fave Ciara and Missy moment as that has to go Lose Control. Ciara's verse there is literally one of her grandest contributions to the music industry. But Work is still a 10, cause simply it is FIRE. The inability to sit still on this one. YES. I am dropping down Missy. And no I can't do it like you Ciara, but I damn well try. WORK WORK WORK WORK WORK!

@Music Is Life (10) Loving the squelchy synths in this. Extremely loving this. This song is fire. Straight fire. (Straight? More like...)

@Fuchsia (10) GAY RIGHTS

@Untouchable Ace (10) Classic.

@slaybellz (10) I'm sorry but Fifth Harmony stole this song and video's whole concept. A whole bop!

The video:


Legends only:
 
Top 10

Amerie
1/9

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


Ashanti
1/9

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
1/9

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
1/9

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
4/9

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
2/9

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
0/9

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
0/9

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
 
So, that's 10 songs left, and I'm extending the Part 2 deadline by one week, to 10 days from now, which should more or less coincide with the last Part 1 eliminations.

The new and definitive Part 2 deadline is 14/02 23:59 GMT, make sure to vote!

Tagging spree incoming later today.
I was about to say how I'm afraid there won't be enough time for me to listen and rate all songs, but this extension will help a lot - thank you!
 
Top 10

Amerie
1/9

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


Ashanti
1/9

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
1/9

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
1/9

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
4/9

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
2/9

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
0/9

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
0/9

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
Tweet should have been there, but i'm glad the other girls all made it.
 
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