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Hip hop and r&b was going strong in 2005. The southern movement in hip hop was in full swing, and one artist returned with a vengence.
Mariah Carey dominated much of the year with her hit single “We Belong Together.” Mario’s “Let Me Love You,” Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” and The Game & 50 Cent’s “How We Do” were other big hits during that time.
Destiny’s Child needed a “Soldier” so that they can “Cater 2 U.” Meanwhile Ciara had everyone shocked with her video for “Oh.”
Those were all big hits that year. But what about the tracks that weren’t quite smashes. We’re going to take you back. Back to the year 2005 with some songs that you may have forgotton, but still have a special place in your heart for.
Young Buck – “Shorty Wanna Ride”
Ray J – One Wish
Brooke Valentine – Girlfight
Dem Boyz – Boyz In The Hood
The Notorious B.I.G. ft. Jay-Z – Whatchu Want
Fat Joe – Safe 2 Say (The Incredible)
Chamillionaire – Ridin’
Memphis Bleek – Like That
Lil Kim – Whoa
With a star-studded lineup it is also hard to remember what was poppin’ back in 2005 when this show went on! Go back into time with some of the biggest songs from Summer Jam artists that year.
The Diplomats – Crunk Muzik
Ludacris – Pimpin’ All Over The World
Ciara – Oh
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz – What U Gon’ Do
The Game – Hate It Or Love It
Kanye West – Gold Digger
Amerie – 1 Thing
For more highlights from Summer Jam 05 look at the gallery below.
Summer Jam 05 – Recap