Ciara vs. Monica — The Boombox Battle
Ciara’s latest single, “Oh Baby,” is a slow-paced R&B track that’s perfect for cuffing season. On the song, CiCi talks about how much she loves the guy she’s with, which we can only presumed that she’s talking about her new boo Russell Wilson.
“Every time he calls, I pick up / When he doesn’t I be quick to double check my signal / Hold it out the window and pull up my antenna / I’m so gone gotta hit ’em, I’m infatuated with ’em / And ooh, I never felt this before,” she sings on the first verse.
Ciara's opponent this week is a veteran in the R&B game. Monica has been musically wearing her heart on her sleeve since she was a young songstress on the scene in the 1990s. And while she was out of the limelight for a while, Monica is back stronger than ever with "I Know," off her upcoming LP, Code Red. The now 35-year-old mom really puts out all the feels on this piano-driven ballad.
“When I told you I love you, I mean it / For the first time, I’m not afraid of needing you so / No matter what, I’m not leaving you, no,” she delivers on the chorus.
Whose love song will win this week? Will Ciara's cuddly soft tune win over fans? Or will Monica's heartfelt proclamation make everyone vote for her? It’s time for you to decide. Go vote for your favorite song in the poll below. Remember, you can vote once per hour until the poll closes on Tues., Dec. 15 at 10AM ET.
Listen to Ciara's "Oh Baby"
Listen to Monica's "I Know"
Rules of The Boombox Battle
Two artists and their respective songs compete against each other each week. The triumphant artist goes on to compete in the next The Boombox Battle. If an artist wins The Boombox Battle four times consecutively, their song will be honored in The Boombox Battle Hall of Fame.