Watch: A Dose of Old-School Destiny's Child
From 'Survivor' to 'Say My Name,' the girl group's most memorable videos.
While Beyoncé will open the much-anticipated halftime show solo, rumor has it that the multi-Grammy winner will be joined by former bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams for a Destiny’s Child reunion on stage in New Orleans, La.
Though Williams wouldn't confirm teaming up with the DC3 for the football finals, word on the street suggests Queen B has planned out a three-song set for the former chart-topping trio, including “Bills, Bills, Bills,” “Survivor” and spanking-new track “Nuclear."
So as the countdown to touchdown continues — and as Destiny's Child fans hold out hope for the gossip to prove true — Celebuzz is blasting back to the past. From the band's quartet beginnings to their 2000 reinvention as a trio, relive the girl group's best music videos.
"Survivor" Somewhere in the South Pacific, Destiny's Child washes up on a shore, wearing nothing but brightly-colored, curve-bearing rags. While little goes down in the video on a deserted island, no fan can ever forget the image of a soaking-wet Beyoncé seductively crawling on the sand, crooning to the camera how she's a "Survivor." Well, any girl that can transform some scraps of animal skins in a sexy getup is sure "gonna make it."
"Say My Name" Just after former bandmates LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson were unceremoniously dropped from Destiny's Child, this video debuted, featuring newly-minted members Farrah Franklin and Michelle Williams. But despite the band drama, the clip made a splash, showcasing the ladies striking poses in color-coded sets.
"Bills, Bills, Bills" In this clip, as Destiny's Child bemoans all the "good-for-nothin' type of brotha," the singers find strength in numbers among the other fed-up women getting glam in a beauty salon. Fun fact: the locale was chosen in tribute to Tina Knowles, Beyoncé's mother.
"Bootylicious" Are you ready for this jelly? 'Cause Destiny's Child thinks not. In the opening sequence, the bling-out trio strike poses, as they ask, "Can you handle this?" After an appearance from a guitar-strumming Stevie Nicks, the girl group breaks it down — wearing, what else, but bright, body-hugging hues — in dance routines that pay homage to the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Though the singers were already lusted after, this sex-soaked video fully established Destiny's Child as, well, bootlycious.