#45 – Mary J. Blige – “Family Affair” – (2001)

Here’s the biggest song of Mary J.’s career. It’s a chart topper that still receives occasional airplay. What’s interesting is that it doesn’t sample anything – unlike many recent #1 hits. The beat is actually by Dr. Dre, among others. The lyrics are intelligible and they let you know that she wants you to have “no more drama in your life.” Also, the use of “percolating” has always stood out to me and this song is all I think of when I hear the word.