While Ruthless Records has become synonymous with N.W.A., J.J. Fad is really where the journey began for the label. After the West Coast group shrunk from six members to three, they linked up with Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, and company, and cultivated a fan base that was intrigued by their pop-sounding, electro-influenced style. "Supersonic," the title track off their debut album, was a catchy tune, albeit somewhat simplistic, with the goal clearly to get a party grooving, especially for the summer time. Both song and album went platinum, but the track's impact expands beyond sales. Why else would Fergie have sampled and paid homage to the track with her hit single "Fergilicious?"
39. J.J. Fad "Supersonic" (1988)