Missy Elliott’s 10 Greatest Songs and Greatest Discs (Representative Songs and Hidden Masterpieces)

In this article, we have created a ranking of Missy Elliott.

This person is a rapper and a singer, both of which are top notch.

She has also teamed up with Timbaland to produce some innovative work.

Please listen to the songs that combine high quality of music and innovation.

This blog is an automatic translation of a Japanese blog into English.

Please understand that it may be difficult to read.


No.1 「Beep Me 911」(Album:Supa Dupa Fly)


■Artist Name:Missy Elliott(featuring 702 and Magoo)
■Song Title:Beep Me 911
■Album Name:Supa Dupa Fly
■Video link:「Beep Me 911」

This is a song from the first Album.

The song “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly),” which quotes Ann Peebles’ “I Can’t Stand the Rain,” may be more famous on this album.

I like this one better.

There were four other singles on this album, including “Sock It 2 Me”, which reached #4 on the album chart.

I think it was a great success for her debut album.

In later years, she successfully lost weight and was talked about as being quite beautiful.


ミッシー・エリオット ウィキペディア

She is a person who made her debut because of her ability.

She wasn’t just recognized for her visuals.


No.2 「Work It」(Album:Under Construction)


■Artist Name:Missy Elliott
■Song Title:Work It
■Album Name:Under Construction
■Video link:「Work It」

Some people often say that Timbaland’s sound is perverse.

There is definitely something strange about it.

The rhythms are simple, but there is something inherently strange about them.

In this song, too, the rhythms are simple and abstract.

It feels strange at first, but once you get used to it, it starts to feel exciting.

If you like old soul music, this may not be to your taste.

For those who do, think of the rhythm box in Timmy Thomas’ “Why Can’t We Live Together”.

Timmy Thomas – Why Can’t We Live Together

I’m listening to “Work It” as an extension of the song above.


No.3 「All n My Grill」(Album:Da Real World)


■Artist Name:Missy Elliott(featuring Nicole Wray, MC Solaar or Big Boi)
■Song Title:All n My Grill
■Album Name:Da Real World
■Video link:「All n My Grill」

She writes most of her songs by herself.

There is not a bad song in her Album, and all of them are worth listening to.

The high averages have to do with her songwriting ability.

She is the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2019.

And the reason she was able to make her solo debut in the first place was because of her highly acclaimed achievements as a songwriter.

This song has a great European sound, but the music is purely charming.

However, Big Boi from OutKast appears in this song at 2:50.

With his appearance, this song is not just over with elegance.


No.4 「Get Ur Freak On」(Album:Miss E…So Addictive)


■Artist Name:Missy Elliott
■Song Title:Get Ur Freak On
■Album Name:Miss E…So Addictive
■Video link:「Get Ur Freak On」

This song is probably the most famous in Japan.

However, the Japanese words in the intro, “From now on, let’s all dance and make a lot of noise, let’s make a lot of noise, let’s all dance and make a lot of noise,” makes me feel restless no matter how many times I hear it.

This song has an oriental PV, perhaps inspired by Japan.

The tricky Timbaland-like track is also wonderful.

The best part of the song is Missy’s rap part at 3:17.

I also love the song “Dog in Heat” on this album.

But this song is more than that.

Missy Elliott – 4 My People(featuring Eve)

Although it was regrettably not ranked, it is a song you should definitely listen to.


No.5 「I’m Not Perfect」(Album:This Is Not A Test)


■Artist Name:Missy Elliott(featuring The Clark Sisters)
■Song Title:I’m Not Perfect
■Album Name:This Is Not A Test
■Video link:「I’m Not Perfect」

This song has not been cut as a single.

The Clark Sisters are a famous female gospel chorus group.

The Clark Sisters are a famous female gospel chorus group.

Missy sings wonderfully with their support.

She is also a very talented singer.

This album also contains a perverted song called “Pass That Dutch,” which I will discuss later.

These two extremes may be her interesting points.


No.6 「Hot Boyz」(Album:Da Real World)


■Artist Name:Missy Elliott(featuring Lil’ Mo)
■Song Title:Hot Boyz
■Album Name:Da Real World
■Video link:「Hot Boyz」

Let me mention Timbaland again.

His rhythms are known as “chik-chik-chik beat” or “chik-chik-kei”.

As the name implies, it’s a tiki-tiki rhythm, but there are many variations of it.

When chikichiki first came out, many people rejected it.

It is quite a tricky rhythm and certainly not relaxing to listen to.

Some songs are almost like drum ‘n’ bass.

Now, I think this song is one of the variations of Chiki Chiki.

It is relatively easy to listen to, so it might be a good introduction to chikichiki.


No.7 「Can You Hear Me」(Album:Under Construction)


■Artist Name:Missy Elliott(featuring TLC)
■Song Title:Can You Hear Me
■Album Name:Under Construction
■Video link:「Can You Hear Me」

This song is performed with TLC.

This song is dedicated to Aaliyah and Left-Eye who passed away.

There was a time when I was obsessed with TLC, and Left-Eye was my favorite of all.

While Missy was very close to Aaliyah, she did not know much about Left-Eye.

This song is a memorial song by Missy for the loss of Aaliyah and TLC for the loss of Left Eye.

The video features footage of Aaliyah and Left Eye.

If you are a fan of theirs, please check it out.


No.8 「Pass That Dutch」(Album:This Is Not A Test)


■Artist Name:Missy Elliott
■Song Title:Pass That Dutch
■Album Name:This Is Not A Test
■Video link:「Pass That Dutch」

The first half starts quietly, but the heretical rhythm at 1:25 is exciting.

The abstract rhythms that he creates are truly wonderful.

However, this album did not do well in terms of sales.

It may not be a matter of quality.

The content of this album is still of a high standard, and Timbaland continues to perform well, especially on this track.

However, this Album is the fifth album with Timbaland.

She made a decision to reduce the number of songs with Timbaland in the next album.


No.9 「Remember When」(Album:The Cookbook)


■Artist Name:Missy Elliott
■Song Title:Remember When
■Album Name:The Cookbook
■Video link:「Remember When」

This song is not the one with Timbaland.

I think she started to show herself as a singer around this time.

This can be seen from the album cover.

Originally, she was a member of a female chorus group called Sista.

The reasons for Sista’s debut are as follows.

They were able to sneak into Jodeci’s backstage and perform. Divante Swing saw them and liked them, and introduced them to Elektra, which led to their debut as Sista and a contract to produce five albums.

ミッシー・エリオット ウィキペディア

Missy grew up in a motherless home.

She dreamed of success in the world of singing in order to escape from poverty.

With this album, she may have been trying to get back to her roots.


No.10 「4 My Man」(Album:The Cookbook)


■Artist Name:Missy Elliott(featuring Fantasia)
■Song Title:4 My Man
■Album Name:The Cookbook
■Video link:「4 My Man」

It is said that her best works are “Da Real World”, “Miss E…. So Addictive” and “Under Construction”.

However, she herself seems to say that this album is her best work.

Other great songs on this album are as follows.

Missy Elliott – Lose Control(featuring Ciara and Fatman Scoop)

Missy Elliott – Meltdown

This piece was released in 2005.

Around 2008 she began to suffer from Graves’ disease, which slowed her down.

Nevertheless, an EP called Iconology was released in 2019.

Currently she seems to be active in producing and directing music videos.

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