AALIYAH : Try Again
It’s hard to believe that it’s been eleven long years since American R&B singer Aaliyah topped the Billboard charts with the lead single from the ‘Romeo Must Die’ soundtrack. ‘Try Again’ also gifted the star a top ten placing here in Australia, along with success throughout Europe.
Produced by Timbaland, the track was in a lot of ways ahead of its time – and still sounds relatively fresh today.
Dressed in black shiny pants and a barely-there bikini top and sporting metallic eye make-up, Aaliyah explodes onto the scene on a huge set that almost swamps her.
Meantime, Jet Li clearly has eyes for her and pulls a couple of ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ style moves in order to impress.
The choreography may look a bit laboured in comparison with some of the moves Beyonce’s pulling these days, but it’s no less impressive.
Sadly just one more album was to come before the singer was tragically killed in a plane crash coming home from a video shoot in the Bahamas.