Kelly Rowland’s Favorite Destiny’s Child Song Is an Underrated Classic
Destiny’s Child has delivered many hit songs that fans are still jamming out to today. Though some tracks are more popular than others, everyone has their favorite or least favorite from the group’s catalog, including its members.
Though she’s shared which Destiny’s Child song is one she’d be fine never hearing again, Kelly Rowland has also revealed the track she can’t get enough of — which actually isn’t one of the group’s biggest hits.
Kelly Rowland reveals her favorite Destiny’s Child song is ‘Confessions’
While sitting down with Us Weekly in 2018, Rowland made some confessions, sharing 25 things about herself people might not have known. One small tidbit she shared was which of Destiny’s Child’s many powerful songs was her favorite — and her answer might honestly shock you.
“My favorite Destiny’s Child song is “Confessions” — such a great record,” Rowland said. For those of you who don’t know, “Confessions” comes off of Destiny’s Child’s second studio album, The Writing’s on the Wall.
Though the track didn’t top the music charts like “Bills, Bills, Bills” and “Say My Name,” “Bug a Boo,” and “Jumpin’, Jumpin,” it still showcased the singers’ powerful vocals and went along with the album’s loose theme of the failings of relationships.
In “Confessions,” the group sings about a girlfriend (Beyoncé) confessing to her boyfriend that she hasn’t been faithful to him. As the song’s first verse goes, “He kissed me like a guy could never kiss a girl before/ So you know what happened baby I need to say no more.”
In 2018, Missy Elliot, who wrote the track, explained to Billboard why she focused on this specific topic for the song.
“It’s funny when I think back on it because you rarely get women having to confess. It’s always the guy who ends up having to confess,” she recalled. “That was a different kind of twist for a female to be like, ‘Look, I basically kicked it with Mike when you was gone, this went down and that went down.'”
With its right to the point message and groovy sound, its no wonder Rowland considers “Confessions” her favorite Destiny’s Child song.
She’s previously said that ‘Bug-a-Boo’ is her least favorite
In addition to having a favorite Destiny’s Child song, Rowland also has a least favorite, which she revealed during a 2019 appearance on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.
While answering a series of questions, the singer admitted that her least favorite Destiny’s Child song is one of the group’s biggest hits.
“My least favorite would probably have to be, oh gosh, ‘Bug-A-Boo,'” she revealed.
Rowland then went on to explain why she isn’t a fan of this particular track. “It’s like this one part on the bridge where I’m like ‘Ughhhhhhh.’ That part kind of makes me [hate it].”
Though the song isn’t Rowland’s preferred Destiny’s Child track, it did help make The Writings On The Wall a multi-platinum album.
Despite the record initially landing in the No. 6 spot on the US Billboard 200 chart, it eventually grew in popularity following the release of singles like “Bills, Bills, Bills” and “Bug-A-Boo” and “Say My Name.”
Thanks to these tracks, The Writings On The Wall earned six Grammy nominations, including Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Best R&B Song, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year and was certified eight times.
Today, the record is known as one of the best-selling R&B albums of all time, with Billboard ranking it No. 39 on their Top 200 Albums of the Decade.