Kelly Rowland, also known as one-third of Destiny's Child, has been making the rounds recently to promote her forthcoming album "Talk a Good Game" and tour with The Dream. Her new album features a few buzzed about songs, including "Dirty Laundry" (released in late May) which talks a bit about how Kelly envied Beyonce's solo career and "You Changed," which actually features Beyonce and Michelle Williams — an unofficial DC reunion!
Technically, the single isn't billed as a Destiny's Child song, but since it contains all of the elements, I like to count "You Changed" as the second new "Destiny's Child" song this year (following "Nuclear," which was featured on their compilation album). Plus they reunited during the Super Bowl, sparking rumors that a reunion was eminent... but to no avail. Still, I won't give up hope. So here are five iconic Destiny's Child, which I think also serve as five awesome reasons the group should get back together.
5. Independent Woman (Part 1)
This song was made for the "Charlie's Angels" reboot with Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, and Cameron Diaz, and it quickly became a radio hit. It was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for 11 weeks from 2000-2001 and ultimately became a "girl power" anthem (along with several other of the trio's songs).
4. Bills, Bills, Bills
This song was actually the group's first single to reach No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Some argued that "Bills, Bills, Bills" was anti-man, but really, it was just anti-people-who-don't-pay-for-stuff. The song brought Destiny's Child to the forefront of R&B, for which we are all thankful.
Written by Beyonce, "Survivor" tackled some of the drama that surrounded Destiny's Child's ever-changing group make-up. Beyonce, Kelly, and Michelle let the other girls know that their unwillingness to stick around wasn't going to impact them. Considering most don't even mention the members that once were part of the group, I think they were right.
2. Say My Name
This is Destiny's Child's most-watched video on their YouTube channel, and with good reason: not only is it aesthetically pleasing (each girl has her own monochromatic room!) but the song is pretty great. And by "pretty great" I mean you will be singing it all day if you watch the video.
To me, there are two periods of time. That really dark, scary, sad time when "bootylicious" was not part of our regular vocabulary, and that bright, beautiful period when you could say "bootylicious" and literally everyone knew what you meant. Thankfully, we are still living in the blissful aftermath. Thanks, ladies!
In total, Destiny's Child has sold more than 50 million records worldwide to date, recorded five albums (including a Christmas-themed one!), and totally rocked their Super Bowl performance this year — further proof they should tooootally do a reunion. Which Destiny's Child songs are your favorite?