For her recent soon-to-be radio hit “Body Party,” Ciara sought the assistance of her boyfriend Future and go-to producer Mike Will Made It. The instrumental adds life of the repeat-worthy track, sampling the 1996 Ghost Town DJ’s hit “My Boo.” But what other throwback tunes should CiCi sample from those who inspired her? Check out this list of five R&B/hip-hop groups the singer can take a few sounds from.
1. Total “Kissing You”
In 2010, a video surfaced of Ciara playfully singing Total’s standout hit “Kissing You.” The ATLien could take this sample off the YouTube and put it on wax as an official track.
Ciara may be dating the president of Pluto, but her anthems of making her own path in a male-dominated music industry (see: “Like A Boy” and “G Is for Girl (A-Z)”) could sync well with TLC’s no-losers-allowed classic.
3. Destiny’s Child “Jumpin Jumpin”
You can almost see the choreography already. This track is full of bounce and high-powered moves that Ciara will be able to execute, putting her own little style on the DC bumping party hit.
4. Salt-N-Pepa “Push It”
Ciara can push this sexually-charged track out of the 80s and into 2013 keeping the “ooh baby, baby” line. With a tweak of twerk with the help of Mike Will Made It, this potential track can keep this sample on repeat.
5. SWV “Weak”
To wind things down a notch, Ciara could dedicate this song to her newfound boyfriend, taking the slow-tempo ballad and reviving the love song for this year.