Album: The One I Gave My Heart To / Hot Like Fire (1997)
No shade to the original version of "Hot Like Fire," but the "Timbaland's Groove Mix" was 10 times better. Everyone knew it—that's why it was chosen as Aaliyah's final single from One in a Million, while the album version was swept under the rug.
Timbaland presents another entrancing track, beatboxing Susanne Vega's "Tom's Diner," while Aaliyah brings her melodic voice and habitually sexy style. Aaliyah hums and moans promises to her new bae that his patience will be rewarded, which by today's standards may seem like a tease, but it's enough to keep him holding on and you dancing like it's 1996. —Shannon Marcec