Sunday, September 29, 2013

Awesome Old Song of the Week: "No Diggity" by Blackstreet

One of my greatest talents (at least in my mind) is identifying random old pop songs within the first couple seconds of hearing them.  Last night the cover band in the bar I was at played exactly two notes, and I said "I think this is No Diggity."  It turned out to be a slowed down acoustic version of Blackstreet's (with Dr. Dre) 1996 hit, exactly the kind of stuff you love to hear post-wedding.

On the wikipedia page for No Diggity one of the first things mentioned is that the song ended the 14 week reign atop the Billboard singles chart of Los del Rio's Macarena.  Wow, three and a half months is a crazy long time for a song to stay #1.  Reading that motivated me to look up the all-time record, which is apparently 16 weeks, held by Mariah Carey's One Sweet Day (featuring Boyz II Men) the year before in 1995.

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