We absolutely love some flashbacks, and so that's why we wanted to take a stroll down memory lane of some of the BEST jams that we still groove to about being the 'ride or die' partner in a relationship. Plus, these are just freakin' amazing songs.
50 Cent - "21 Questions"
50 asks what kind of situations he could get himself into and if you'd still stay by his side. (Hint: we would.)
Ja Rule Feat. Ashanti - "Always On Time"
"I'm not always there when you call, but I'm always on time." #NeverForget Ashanti and Ja Rule.
Mariah Carey - "Always Be My Baby"
Though this is more along the lines of a lost love, the fact that she explains that he will always be a part of her, even if he was gone.
Beyonce Feat. JAY Z - "'03 Bonnie & Clyde"
I consider this the beginning of one of the biggest power couples conceptions.
Lumidee Feat. Fabolous & Busta Rhymes - "Never Leave You (Remix)"
She clears it up right in the chorus, "If you want me to stay, I'll never leave." BAM.
JAY Z Feat Ja Rule & Amil - "Can I Get A..."
This was the "21 Questions" before 50 came up with it. This song features JAY asking his chick if she'd still roll with him if he wasn't "ballin' it up."
Method Man Feat. Mary J Blige - "You're All I Need (Remix)"
"When I was nothin' you made a brotha feel like he's somethin'," and "Lie together, cry together, and I swear to God, I hope we f****** die together, to get by, you're all I need" are just a couple samples of reasons why this jam makes the list.
Fabolous Feat. Ne-Yo - "Make Me Better"
The best part about a great relationship is that they bring out the best in the other person. Fab covers that in this song, and also, Ne-Yo's croon "I'm a movement by myself, but we're a force when we're together."
LL Cool J - "Luv U Better"
This one has got some awesome lyrics of a guy realizing that he can't let go the great girl that he's got and realizes he's gotta love her better.
Usher Feat. Alicia Keys - "My Boo"
Even after time has passed, both of them still felt that they were connected in such an important way, and they were still loyal at the end. Maybe sometimes things don't always work out, but you never forget that one person who made you feel that way. Plus, look how fabulous Alicia looks in this video. And you gotta ask yourself if anything ever happened with those two - that chemistry!
Amy Cooper is a writer and pop culture fact nerd, and on multiple occasions has been referred to as a “Walking iPod.”