I know that we all dragged Gwen Stefani's "Baby Don't Lie" for sounding like a Nicole Scherzinger b-side, but I gotta admit that it kind of grew on me in a so innocuous it's just easy to listen to kinda way.
I wasn't particularly interested in Danity Kane's cumback until earlier today. "They're just a bunch of overrated reality TV has-beens that got lucky with a few hot songs once upon a time," is what I've been telling myself, but I'll need to check my salty attitude at the door now that I've heard the foursome's new buzz single, "Bye Baby."
What's the deal with all these dusty pop flops from the early-to-mid 2000s suddenly becoming relevant again? Annie and Richard X are both back in business, Ciara's charting again, the original Sugababes have reunited, and Pharell Williams is producing No. 1 hits again. The nostalgia is crazy, y'all.
The latest blast from the past is Nelly, who's been back on the rise ever since releasing the radio-friendly crack known as "Hey Porsche" earlier this year. Now he's teamed up with Pharrell for his second single, "Get Like Me," which follows the same swaggy sparse production as Pharrell's Robin Thicke mega-hit, "Blurred Lines." It's also got booty bongos, too.