What's Destiny's Child's best song ever?

162052__dc_lWith 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?

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  • William

    I would have to say that one of the best destiny’s child songs would have to be Say My Name, but I am a fan of all things Desitny Child.

  • William Schneider

    I would have to pick “Say My Name”. How many other pop songs could use a cabasa and sleigh bells so effectively?

  • Joe

    How can I pick? Any song from Survivor is acceptable, and Bug-a-Boo is pretty good, too. If I had to pick, Id say Happy Face or Nasty

    • lerato

      Gospel medley is 1 of the bst sngs

  • miv

    i like their early stuff, “no,no,no” and “say my name as well”

  • Marcus

    Glad to see “Is She the Reason” up for consideration. It was the song the most flew under the radar off of “The Writings on the Wall”
    I think I’m going with “Bills” or “Say My Name” however

  • dlmn

    My top three would have to be………
    1.Emotions(begees song originally)
    2.Independent Women
    3.Lose My Breathe

  • EP Sato

    Bootylicious remains my fave. What an awesome word! The song ain’t that bad either, though I bet them Philly fans were not happy to see them girls wearing Lakers jerseys while they sang it…

  • D

    independent women, and i seem to find myself leaving the same radio station on when ‘cater 2 u’ comes on so that must count for something, esp. ause i’m not exactly aa destiny’s child fan.. i just don’t buy their albums, i don’t dislike them.

  • Cprach

    Mine would be:
    3. Jumpin’ Jumpin’
    2. Independent Women
    1. Say My Name
    so hard to narrow it down to just three, though!

  • LuvDC

    I LOVE all of DC’s singles!! Michelle, Beyonce, and Kelly are such talented singers, leaving us with some of the greatest R&B/pop songs over the last decade…I love “Say My Name,” “Soldier,” “Jumpin’ Jumpin’,” and “Girl.” But if I absolutely had to choose, they would be:
    3.”Bootylicious”-Best song to go crazy to!
    2.”Emotion”-I love the beat of this song and the meaning it has.
    1.”LOSE MY BREATH”-Basically, my favorite dance song!!!
    And…my new DC favorite, “Stand Up For Love,” it really has to be the group’s overall best song!!

  • BeckEye

    Bootylicious is the best. I could be in bed with mono and that song would make me get up and dance.

  • Leah

    I have to go back to the spring of freshman year when ‘no no no’ (or is it ‘no no no no no”?) was played at every lawn party.

  • Pete Lucchesi

    I love Destiny’s Child my favorite three are
    3. Emotions
    2. Independent Women
    1. Survivor
    I can’t believe no one has suggested Survivor as a favorite, it is so catchy and fiesty. One of the songs that defines Destiny’s Child in my mind.

  • bk

    Can we have more than one favorite #1 DC3 song? I mean, come on… how can I argue that “Bills, Bills, Bills,” “Bootylicious” and “Independent Woman” don’t belong in the top 3? I can’t… However, how can it be a top 3 without “Say My Name,” a song that has so much attitude and sass, that it hurts? I’m sad to see that this is the end for my girls. But I comfort myself with the fact that sooner or later Beyonce will have to come out with a follow up to her first solo album.

  • michael r.

    Stand Up For Love is a great song. A classy way to go out…love these girls

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