Nineteen years removed from her tragic death, revisit one of Aayliah’s classic singles with “Rock The Boat.”
A more laid-back jam than some of her previous singles, “Rock The Boat” drew inspiration from the heavily synthesized bops of the eighties. Over a bouncy synthesizer and lush, subtle, string, Aaliyah set a seductive tone with an intimate vocal performance. “Baby, I love your stroke,” she sings. “Cause you get me where I’m going.” Alive with metaphorical euphemisms designed to get the imagination flowing, Aaliyah’s “Rock The Boat” remains a favorite on bedroom playlists and romantic night-enders to this very day. On the day of her death, bring life to her memory by revisiting one of her classic tracks, and show some love in the comments below.
Baby, I love your stroke
Cause you get me where I’m going
In a jury, you’ll get my vote