The 50 Best Timbaland Beats

13. Aaliyah "Try Again" (2000)

Album: Romeo Must Die: The Album
Label: Blackground

"Try Again" was the lead single from the soundtrack of the 2000 Jet Li film Romeo Must Die, which featured Aaliyah in the first starring role of her tragically short film career. "Try Again" uses programmed snares, kicks and shakers for drums and overlays a wide array of synth sounds, sitars, horns, guitars, and a snaky, distorted bass line underneath it all. As the song nears the end, a haunting growling noise stalks the edges of the mix like a monster on the prowl.

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