Album: City High

Look, times are tough, and people got to do what they got to do, but City High doesn't want you to act all crazy, resorting to stripping or even prostitution to make some money. "What Would You Do?" tells a "true story" about a girl named Loni, whose back is against the wall and is desperate to feed her son after his father abandoned them for a life of drugs and prison. City High may be a one-hit wonder, but what a hit it was. "What Would You Do?" peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100, and even features a sample of Dr. Dre's "The Next Episode." The chorus, beginning with the songs title, has outlived the R&B trio themselves by some measure. Try breaking out the song or blurting out the hook's first line and see how many people join you in unison. Good times and what you call life don't have to be mutually exclusive after all.-Ted Simmons