Beyoncé - "Rocket"
For those of us, myself included, disappointed that one-time R&B icon D'Angelo's career hasn't quite panned out the way we thought it would, this song serves as a much-needed homage to his glory days. For her fifth album, Beyoncé miraculously channels D'Angelo on the eighth track "Rocket," a song which seamlessly samples D'Angelo's 2000 classic "Untitled (How Does It Feel)." In an iTunes Radio interview, Beyoncé says she wanted to be reminded of the vibe she got when she first heard "Untitled" in creating "Rocket." And for a song co-written by Justin Timberlake and Miguel, two of today's leading male R&B stars, it effortlessly captures the intricacies of female sensuality with some of the album's best vocal moments. Oh, and if you're in need of some late-night baby making inspiration, well, just watch the video. - Dee