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Happy 10th birthday to… the remix to Ignition, still hot ‘n’ fresh out the kitchen

Posted at 3:30 pm, May 17, 2013 in Music & Nightlife

Ten years ago today, R Kreepy’s Ignition (Remix) reached #1 in the charts. Take a moment to appreciate its enduring, bouncy legacy…

1) It taught a generation how to party in an easy-to-remember format

Ignition Remix: 10 years old today

Pre-Ignition, people were always heading to the after party before the show, or worse, trying to freak someone before they’d cleared the lobby. No longer!

 

2) It made us wonder: whatever happened to the un-remixed Ignition?

Where is the original to R Kelly's Ignition (Remix)

I’d never heard it, anyway. Well here it is:


And that, my friends, is why the remix is more popular.

 

3) It became the R&B anthem for white indie kids everywhere

Like this guy, on the acoustic guitar:

Or this guy, on the violin:

Or Joseph Gordon-Levitt, on a stage:

In fact it’s inspired a whole Tumblr, Awkward White People Singing R Kelly.

 

4) Everytime it gets remixed, we can say “this is the remix to the remix to Ignition”

 

5) It inspired an Ignition Petition:

Ignition Peitition

Inexplicably, the US government have decided to stick with the Star Spangled Banner.

 

6) Its lyrics still generate debate to this day

R Kelly Ignition: it's like murder she wrote

Is it explanation one:

explanation1

Or explanation two?

version2

It sounds like there’s only one person who can solve this mystery!

angela

 

7) Bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce

bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce

Bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce.

More tunes needed? Try our guide to the best Get Lucky covers and tributes.

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