Memory Lane

Destiny Child’s “The Writings On The Wall” Turns 15 Today!

Everyone find your dentures and put on your reading glasses… today makes it 15 years since the release of Destiny Child’s “The Writings On The Wall” (go ahead and pick up your jaw on the floor). Like, the CD would be learning how to drive right now. I distinctly remember opening that CD and playing it on my boom box in my room… over and over. I guarantee I can sing that entire album still. Now some of you Spring Chickens are probably wondering, “Queen B was in a girl group?” Yes.

Or some of you a bit older than a Spring Chicken (maybe a Fall Turkey??) are thinking, “Hey now Mr. BLENDERtunes, Destiny’s Child only had three members!” WRONG.

Back during this CD, the group was a revolving door of members… kinda like Menudo – minus the Latin boy part.

Now, why is this so important? Excellent question. Thanks for asking. Without this CD, there wouldn’t be the Beyonce of today. True statement. “The Writing’s On The Wall” is one of the best selling R&B albums of all time. It went platinum 8x! From “Bills, Bills, Bills” to “Bug-A-Boo” to my favorite off the album “Say My Name”, these songs help solidify the group as one of the best girl groups of all time. Check out some of the videos below.

“Say My Name” was the biggest hit from the album. Side note: The video shows the two new members Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin but the song itself still contains the vocals of the two ousted members LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett. And the reason why the video is a bit basic is because due to the changing member lineup, the girls weren’t able to learn choreography to the song.

Kids today probably don’t even know what a beeper is or what MCI and AOL are.

Look at those outfits! Beyonce’s mom really did try though. Bless her heart.

So what do you think? Does it bring you back down memory lane? Lemme know.

you’re welcome.

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  1. Thoroughly enjoyed this reading! Keoki I LOVED this album, too! On that note, I challenge you to a karaoke show down! “Bill, bills, bills” was my “go to” at EVERY karaoke venue I came across. I even sang it at Great America! That being said, I went as far as getting my hair did just like “Queen B.” Yup, I drove to the ghetto, bought my hair and paid my “african american” friend to hook me up. oh, if I only had a pic I’d posted and say “happy birthday” to that! Keep writing. I love reading them. 🙂


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