Producer: The-Dream, Tricky Stewart
Album: Love vs. Money

"Girl, I'm in love with you, baaaby!" It might sound like the first lines of a ballad, but this is how R&B genius The-Dream chose to kick-off the most unlikely party-starter of 2008. More of a mid-tempo two-stepper than a sweat-your-weave-out club banger, "Rockin' That Shit" was pure feel-good music, brimming with bright synth horns, tinkling triangles and echoing Linn drums that would make Prince do a double take. After The-Dream's unexpectedly brilliant solo debut, this follow-up proved that he and producer Tricky's creative chemistry was no fluke.