10. “Ain’t It Funny (Remix)”
On her second collaboration with Ja Rule, Lopez went with an edgy sound that reworked Craig Mack’s “Flava In Ya Ear.” But there was no mistaking that this was J. Lo’s record. She was no hook girl.
9. “All I Have”
Paired with LL Cool J, “All I Have” was a drippy R&B duet that played cat and mouse with Lopez’s chorus calls and the rapper’s rhymed response. The second single from This Is Me… Then moved the singer into a more formulaic world of the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Grammy Award but it still felt fresh at the time.
8. “First Love”
The electropop ballad was the second single off A.K.A. While it hasn’t had enough time to take off, it’s a smart mid-tempo dance record that doesn’t overdo it.
7. “Feelin’ So Good”
One of the slicker songs produced on her debut album, P. Diddy brought a much-needed urban edge to Lopez’s sound. The song recalled 1997 while managing to still sound contemporary. The song also became a tribute to Big Pun who died around the song’s release.
6. “Let’s Get Loud”
Written by Gloria Estefan for Gloria Estefan, Lopez slipped on some Estefan-like shoes and delivered her best Estefan impression. It worked.
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