40. Timbaland & Magoo "Luv 2 Luv U (Remix)" (1997)
Album: Welcome to Our World
Label: Blackground, Atlantic
"Luv 2 Luv U (Remix)" was the second single off Timbaland & Magoo's debut album Welcome To Our World. The remix swapped out the minor key grand piano theatrics of the original for a faster beat and an insistent, repetitive two-note guitar melody not too far removed from Diddy's "It's All About the Benjamins", which blew up around the same time. Tim and guest Shaunta Montgomery kept it light-hearted, trading sex-charged boasts until Magoo shows up spitting a non-stop, almost free-associative verse that, somehow, ends with him singing "The bird is the word."