Time Flies! Five Songs That Turn 15 This Year

Published: Friday 21st Apr 2017 by TGJ Team

2017 has brought with it projects from some of today’s top titans – such Drake, Ed Sheeran, and Kendrick Lamar.

Yet, this year is noteworthy on another front.

Namely, the lengthy list of releases celebrating their 15th (yes 15th) anniversary.

As the age adage goes: time flies. And, in reminiscing on the following, we’re sure you’ll agree,

Journey back with TGJ below….

Ashanti – Foolish

 In a world where Beyonce was yet to make her stamp as a solo artist, Ashanti’s debut established her as the definitive one to watch in the early 2000s. Cut from her self-titled album ‘Ashanti,’ ‘Foolish’ remains an R&B classic that still knocks til this day.


Nelly – Hot In Herre 

Arguably one of Nelly’s most notable hits, ‘Hot In Herre’  is plucked from the rapper’s Grammy nominated album ‘Nellyville.’

Released at the height of his popularity, the track remains the gas to set any party off!


Missy Elliott – Work It

No introduction needed for this rap veteran. Missy Elliott’s ‘Work It’ remains a musical staple. With enduring cuts like these, the four-time Grammy award winner opened, or should we say bulldozed, doors for the Nicki’s and Iggy’s of the world.


Jay-Z & Beyoncé  – ’03 Bonnie & Clyde 

Before becoming music’s first family, The Carters were ‘on the run’ in their first joint effort ’03 Bonnie & Clyde.’ Fifteen years later, the couple have a wealth of success – both together and apart – as well as a growing brood – including  their daughter Blue Ivy and a set of twins the world is waiting to obsess over.


Jennifer Lopez & LL Cool J – All I Have 

‘All I Have’ may have hit airwaves back in 2002, but we’d be lying if we said we didn’t belt it word for word when it shuffles through our library. The Debra Laws assisted cut is still one of our favorites from both J.Lo and LL.


Feeling old? Where were you when you first heard these bops? Which was your jam? Let us know below!

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  1. BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 April 21, 2017

    It’s crazy how HUGE NELLY & ASHANTI USED TO BE, Now both of them have fallen off. Missy she got sick with Graves Disease but she was still making millions behind the scenes writing & producing. Beyonce & Jay-z…. There relevance speaks for it’s self! Thanks TGJ for taking me back to my middle school days! Great songs that have all aged well!

  2. DanYiel Iman April 21, 2017

    Wow these were the days when you didn’t like a song until you saw a video…IMO..✌??

  3. JOHNVIDAL April 21, 2017

    Absolutely nobody cares about those songs now with the exception of Missy´s Work it, which is the most iconic of them all (and still, sad to say it, Missy is irrelevant to the general public outside the USA). Like I´ve always said, the early 00s were already worse than the previous decades in mainstream music.

  4. Tink April 21, 2017

    TGJ getting 0-20 comments lately, I wonder why

  5. of to work April 21, 2017

    jennifer should be working on more music like this it fits her so well

  6. mr.m April 21, 2017

    03 Bonnie & Clyde
    was STOLEN from Toni braxton and it could’ve been a big hit for her
    it would put her back to the top and her career on track …. but …..
    usual thiefs from the right start …. smh

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