The year 2001 saw superproducers Timbaland and The Neptunes expanding hip-hop into mainstream pop and a pair of robots from France breaking ground on the international EDM scene. But which massive hit are you still bumping a decade later?
Billboard let Missy Elliott and Timbaland's freak flags fly at No. 1 with "Get Ur Freak On" on our 100 greatest songs of 2001 list. On Tuesday (April 6), Elliott recalled on Twitter how the lead single from her 2001 album Miss E... So Addictive almost didn't make the cut. "My album 'So Addictive' was completed & be4 turning it in I told Tim i feel like I’m missing something. He said no 'You good' I said No pls I need 1 more," she tweeted. "He was over me but he got on the ASR10 hit a key and I said F--- thats it! It was 'Get UR Freak On.'"