The 50 Best Timbaland Beats

20. Aaliyah "If Your Girl Only Knew" (1996)

Album: One in a Million
Label: Blackground/Atlantic


The lead single off Aaliyah's Timbaland-produced second album One in a Million was "If Your Girl Only Knew", where Aaliyah chastises a frisky dude trying to get with her even though he's already spoken for. Timbaland's production fits a slap bass melody over boom bap drums accentuated by hand claps over the snares and clattering cymbals and hi hats. "If Your Girl Only Knew" charted highly in the U.S., U.K., and Japan and kicked off a string of hit collaborations with Timbaland that would keep her on top until her untimely passing in 2001.

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