Holy Grail: ’90s R&B Classics You Better Not Even Think About Remaking


Tires screeched on Tuesday (Nov. 11) when news spread that Jessie J and Ariana Grande were remaking Brandy and Monica’s “The Boy Is Mine.”

OG producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins told Hits Daily Double that the “reimagined” version of the 1998 duet will be placed on the commemorative album for his 20th anniversary. Sam Smith is also reworking Whitney Houston’s “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay,” which isn’t really, but back to J and Grande.

No knock to their impressive vocal talents, but throwback jams like “The Boy Is Mine” are better left right where we left them—in the solitude of the 90s’ greatness. For future reference, here’s a lengthy list of R&B classics that no one better F with. Sound off in our comments if we missed any below.