Aaliyah - "Try Again"
Reached No. 1: June 17, 2000 Weeks at No. 1: One
“Try Again” was not only a chart topper that didn’t suck, it also deserves a spot among Aaliyah's best tracks. “Try Again” sparked a sound that would be endlessly imitated for the next decade. With Timbaland on production—who at that time was breaking new ground in combining electronic music and hip-hop—they paired an acid house synth line with Aaliyah's smooth vocals and created a pop smash. It was her biggest mainstream success, as “Try Again” was Aaliyah's first and only chart-topper on Billboard’s Hot 100 list.
We should also mention that “Try Again” was off the soundtrack for Romeo Must Die, an updated Romeo and Juliet action movie starring Jet Li and Aaliyah which has a generous 33% on Rotten Tomatoes. Watch the video to see them in action and get some peak 2000s fashion tips, chain belts and all.