Producer: Alicia Keys, Jermaine Dupri

Any R&B singer that can flip Ol' Dirty Bastard's "Brooklyn Zoo" into a melodic and soulful song about a woman's insecurities deserves a gold star, and that's exactly what Alicia Keys did with "Girlfriend." ODB's hit is interpolated throughout "Girlfriend" and provides a certain grittiness quickly became a signature part of Keys'sound. While ODB's original record was aggressive, Alicia manages to add a sultry vibe to her rendition while staying true to her New York roots. —Tannis Spencer

Inspiration: Ol' Dirty Bastard "Brooklyn Zoo" (1995)

Producer: True Master, Ol' Dirty Bastard