Ginuwine Controversy: Best Songs of the Late 1990's and Early 2000's - Sweet Sixteen

Been a lot of chirping out there these last few days. "Hey where's this song" or "You idiots didn't put in that song." Most often, the implication is that I somehow "forgot" to include "Pony" by Ginuwine.

(Sean Spicer voice) Let me make one thing abundantly clear: I did not "forget" to include "Pony." Or any other song, for that matter. When we scoured the Billboard charts for all the hits from each relevant year (for hours, I might add), we ended with approximately 186 smash singles worthy of consideration. I do not envy the man who had to step up and make these difficult decisions. (It was me.)

Now, is "Pony" a good song? You're god damn right it is. It's one of the best songs ever, period. (End Sean Spicer voice, I guess.) If we could do it again, we'd probably try and squeeze it in there somewhere. But take a look at the Free & A.J. Region. What are you eliminating to make room for "Pony?" Can't get rid of Usher. It's not "Gone Till November." Shit, "Return of the Mack" got bounced in the first round and that's one of the best party songs of all time. We had to snub somebody!

The lesson here is that those of us who were lucky enough to come of age during this era should thank the hip-hop and R&B gods for blessing us with about three dozen once-in-a-lifetime jams. I'll hang up and listen.

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Here's the borderline NSFW video for "Pony." Don't listen at work or the sprinklers might go off.