The 1997 hit has been placed alongside Brandy and Monica’s “The Boy Is Mine” on Billboard’s All-Time Songs of the Summer list.
The track, which was released back in 1997, was a tribute from Diddy to the late Christopher Wallace, better known as Biggie Smalls. Wallace’s widow, Faith Evans, and 112 also collaborated on the project, which spent a record-breaking 11 weeks sitting at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
“Puff said he wanted to make the biggest tribute record that’s ever been done,” Faith Evans once said. Seeing as it’s still topping charts over two decades later, it’s safe to say that Diddy achieved his goal.
“I’ll Be Missing You” also earned the trio a Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, so it only makes sense that the music ranking company would slot them in as the best of the best.
Coming in fourth and fifth place are Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and the fiery “Despacito” by Luis Fonci, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber, proving that the hottest hits can come from a wide variety of genres and voices.
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