The Isley Brothers showed their creative genius by providing us with some of the greatest R&B/soul hits. Among the most influential bands in American history is this group. The Grammy Award-winning group is proof that you can achieve everything and more with a long career—they have 33 hit albums under their belt.
The group is clearly not going anywhere anytime soon, as evidenced by their big songs from 1973, “The Lady,” to 2022, “Make Me Say it Again, Girl,” which features Beyoncé. Since becoming popular, they have dominated every generation. The trio has received numerous awards throughout the years, including recognition from the BET Awards, NAACP Image Awards, American Music Awards, and Soul Train Awards. With Beyoncé, the brothers’ song “Make Me Say it Again, Girl” took home the “Best Collaboration” trophy from the previous year.
Let’s consider the greatest collaborations between The Isley Brothers in light of the upcoming Soul Train Awards in 2023.
Floatin On Your Love (Angela Winbush and Lil Kim Remix)
The legendary Lil Kim and Diddy remix of “Float On Your Love” by Bad Boy is the one 90s song that you should listen to again. The group’s 1996 album Mission to Please included the original song “Floatin On Your Love,” which was already a sensual R&B hit. But the remix turned out to be just as good thanks to Lil Kim’s savage rapping and Diddy’s musical touch.
Friends & Family featuring Snoop Dogg and Ronald Isley
The song “Friends & Family,” which is taken from their latest album, Make Me Say It Again, Girl, is perfect for listening to at a barbecue or wedding celebration with loved ones. The “two-step” dance and the electric slide appear in the song. The song is really powerful because of its retro feel. Snoop Dogg is a fantastic fit for the song since it embodies the laid-back, relaxed vibe that the Isley Brothers are known for, even though he isn’t the first person that comes to mind while listening to the song.
Said Enough with Jill Scott
The group’s “Eternal” album from 2001 features an intimate R&B soulful melody that is the perfect example of a feel-good love song. And Jill Scott, the legendary R&B singer, is the ideal choice to appear on the vulnerable tune. The song is well enhanced by Jill’s lovely tones, which evoke memories of a warm summer day.
Make Me Say It, Again Girl ft Beyonce
The group is living proof that their music is ageless and will captivate listeners of all generations with the seductive and soulful ballad “Make Me Say It, Again Girl,” featuring the legendary Queen Bey. “Make Me Say It, Again Girl (Parts 1 & 2)” is a 1975 song that has been remade into this tune. The addition of Beyoncé’s twist only serves to heighten the personal atmosphere of the song.
Busted ft Johnson Sisters
Ron Isley sings to Asia Johnson of the R&B group Johnson Sisters in the soap opera-inspired song “Busted” from the group’s 2003 album “Body Kiss.” Unlike her, Asia has arrived home later than she has. She keeps changing her story, but he finds out about her falsehoods. It’s up to us to decide whether Johnson is lying because the R&B music keeps the listener interested as it bounces back and forth. The song showcases the band’s versatility and smooth ability to step outside of their comfort zone, departing from what listeners are used to from The Isley Brothers.
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