97 Words: “Body Do” by Chlöe

Vincent Anthony
2 Min Read

This song is part of our “THE SUMMER 97 (1998 x 2023)” playlist. Check out the full list.

Presenting the 2023 valedictorian of the Janet Jackson School of Spoken Word Intros and Interludes: Chlöe Bailey. The ever-fearless, never-fucks-given Ms. Bailey opens what should’ve been her lead single, “Body Do,” with a loaded, messy question: “Do you ever wonder.. who else is FUCKIN’ your man?” As if this, infectious 2-minute-long bop doesn’t gag the girls enough as is, that opener really seals the deal. The frenetic yet impeccably produced banger plays with the question at hand. Chloe’s answer? “I can trust you as far as I can throw you, but I’ma trust what that body do.” Period.

Watch the visualizer, stream it, or grab some Chloe x Halle vinyl.

In celebration of summer, the staff at THE 97 has compiled a playlist containing some of our favorite summer songs, from then and now. Each day we will reveal one song, rotating daily between past and present with pairings from 1998 and 2023, for a total of 97 days/songs. Since we love nostalgia, we’re celebrating summer songs from 1998 as they turn 25, alongside new songs that we feel deserve some shine. Pairings could be thematic, sonic, or based connections between the artists.

Check out our full “THE SUMMER 97 (1998 x 2023)” playlist here

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Vincent is the founder of the magazine and has had a strong passion for popular music since, well, 1997! If it's not obvious, his favorite artists include Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, P!nk, and many more. Vincent lives in New York, where he is a high school English teacher, and currently he is pursuing a Master's in Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.