Monday, 17 February 2014

Beyonce - Day Three - Bootylicious (Destiny's Child)

Day Three of My Week with Beyonce, and how could I possibly not choose this fabulicious number from the band that made her known to us all. Here she is in Destiny's Child with the fabulous Bootylicious.

Make no mistake about it - Beyonce may be huge news on her own sassy self, but Destiny's Child were massive and certainly set the scene for her solo career. This song was actually taken from DC's third album, Survivor back in 2001.  I can't believe they had so many albums - who knew?

Back to the song. Beyonce actually co-wrote and produced this track, showing even then that she was more than just a girl in a band. Amazingly, this still didn't hit the number one spot here in the UK, reaching number two. However, and be honest now, had you ever heard the phrase "Bootylicious" in everyday parlance pre Destiny's Child releasing this song? No? Me neither. Apparently, it was out there, and the likes of Snoop Dogg used it, but it was this huge hit that really brought it to the masses.

When this came out, and Beyonce along with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams wiggled their stuff in an assortment of brightly coloured, revealing outfits, we the British came to recognise what Bootylicious meant. It's now in the dictionary!! Talk about making an impact!

The song itself is R&B come pop. It's catchy "I don't think you're ready for this jelly". At first, when it was still 2001 I had no idea whatsoever what it was on about. Now I've realised that they are, well at least I think they are, referring to the derrière or booty. Us ladies not always having the most firm behinds, its actually hilarious to think about it. Speaking personally, I'm not sure most of us could control our jelly let alone shake it in such a manner, but then most of us are not Beyonce now are we.

This is much more fun than Beyonce as a solo artist, but her voice is still awesome and she and her bandmates every inch fabulous. This still sounds wonderful, and despite being older now, its still a feel good song and well worth a listen. Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Go stick it on and turn it up and have a little dance (when noone is watching!). I don't think my neighbours are ready for this jelly!! Happy listening :)

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