Vote For Your Favorite TLC Song

by (@sllambe)

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On Tuesday, TLC released a new greatest hits compilation celebrating the 20th anniversary of the group. In those years, T-Boz, Left Eye and Chilli have given fans a number of ’90s classics from “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg” to “Creep” and “No Scrubs” to “Waterfalls.” Each song represents a signature moment in TLC’s career and in fans’ lives. Now it’s time for you to vote on your favorite song!

Review the songs featured on TLC’s greatest hits album and sound off below. You have until Friday at midnight to make your voice heard. On Monday, we’ll reveal the fans’ top three songs as well as T-Boz and Chilli’s favorite three music videos!

“Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg”

The group’s first single was a surprise hit, peaking at no. 6 in 1992. The song freely discussed sex but the video made sure to promote a longstanding issue for the group: safe sex. The video was also noted for the group’s funky fashion, which included baggy shirts, parachute pants and condoms.

Peak Chart Position: 6 (Hot 100)

“Baby-Baby-Baby”

The group’s second single showcased TLC’s more sensual side. T-Boz and Chilli were front and center on the Babyface-penned song. “Oh baby, baby, baby” quickly became the group’s first memorable catchphrase. The song proved to be a major hit, landing the group’s first no. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart and no. 2 on the Hot 100.

Peak Chart Position: 2 (Hot 100)

“What About Your Friends”

“What About Your Friends” became TLC’s third consecutive top ten single and cemented their status as the hot new group of the early ’90s. The song was an uptempo track about the bonds (and woes) of sisterhood.

Peak Chart Position: 7 (Hot 100)

“Creep”

The first single from CrazySexyCool represented a more sensual and sexier side of TLC. The song penned by Dallas Austin told the story of a girl cheating on her man after learning about his on infidelity. The song’s catchy rhymes were irresistible. The entire nation was singing “so I creep yeah / Just keep it on the down low / Said nobody is supposed 2 know.”

Peak Chart Position: 1 (Hot 100)

“Red Light Special”

The second single from CrazySexyCool couldn’t top Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It” but it was a certifiable hit. The slow jam was pure sex and the perfect song for a little bump-n-grind on the dance floor. The video sparked a bit of controversy for how sexy it and, of course, there were three versions: sexy, sexier and sexiest. Hello, MTV After Dark.

Peak Chart Position: 2 (Hot 100)

“Waterfalls”

The iconic TLC video saw the girls dancing in a pool of water but it was the song’s message that truly made it memorable. Discussing HIV and drugs, TLC provided a voice for people directly affected by both problems plaguing America. Left Eye’s rap (“I seen a rainbow yesterday / But too many storms have come and gone / Leavin’ a trace of not one God-given ray”) would serve as the late-singer’s legacy in music and pop culture.

Peak Chart Position: 1 (Hot 100)

“Diggin’ On You”

The fourth single from CrazySexyCool was the group’s second hit written and produced by Babyface. The song mixed smooth, seductive R&B with new jack swing beats — a signature sound for the group. Though it was less successful than “Waterfalls,” it was still a massive hit and capped off a big year for the group.

Peak Chart Position: 5 (Hot 100)

“No Scrubs”

After a five year absence, TLC exploded back onto the scene with the unstoppable “No Scrubs.” The song quickly found itself on top of the Billboard Hot 100 and became one of the biggest hits of 1999. By the end of the year, everyone knew what a scrub was and how to avoid them. The video didn’t hurt either. Hype Williams turned the girls into the most viciously fabulous space cadets.

Peak Chart Position: 1 (Hot 100)

“Unpretty”

Penned by T-Boz and Austin, the song explored body image, self-esteem and insecurities. The song had a noticeably different vibe for the group, exploring an alternative rock sound. But fans loved it, making it a number one hit, proving that socially conscious songs have a place on radio.

Peak Chart Position: 1 (Hot 100)

“Damaged”

T-Boz and Austin teamed up again for the second single from 3D. The song furthered the sound explored on “Unpretty” channeling former Laface Records label mate, Pink. Despite not being a huge hit, the song (and video) had a powerful message, dealing with issues of abuse, pain and suffering.

Peak Chart Position: 53 (Hot 100)

Now that you reviewed TLC’s biggest hits, it’s time to vote.

If you can’t get enough of the group and all things ’90s, then check out all of our posts for TLC Week.

[Photo: Getty]

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