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Posted on Dec 29, 2015

Can You Match The Phone To The R&B Video?

Seriously. Can you?

  1. Whose metallic nail varnish matched their phone so perfectly?

    YouTube / Island Def Jam
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The answer is: "Promiscuous"

    One of Nelly Furtado's biggest hits, back in 2006, plus a video featuring one of Nokia's greatest hits.

  2. Who was receiving this call from Carlos?

    YouTube / Arista / J Records
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The answer is: "Spotlight"

    Jennifer Hudson's 2008 UK top 20 song about a dude who needs to step off a bit.

  3. Who was being called from a private number?

    YouTube / Island Def Jam
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The answer is: "Because Of You"

    Ne-Yo was memorably "stuck between a fantasy and what is real" on this 2007 track.

  4. Whose perfectly manicured hand was using this snazzy model?

    YouTube / WMG / Atlantic Records
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The answer is: "Long Way 2 Go"

    Back in 2006, Cassie used only the finest phone to take a quick shot of her friends outside the club.

  5. Who was using this boxy bad boy?

    YouTube / Island Def Jam
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The answer is: "SOS"

    This "Tainted Love"-sampling track came from Rihanna's second album. The video's still pretty ~flame emoji~

  6. Who should've read the manual before using this phone in a video?

    YouTube / Geffen
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The answer is: "Be Without You"

    Truly, there was no finer pop culture moment than 2006 for the Nokia 7373, and Mary J. Blige knew it too.

  7. Who's confidently sliding up their phone to make a call here?

    YouTube / LaFace
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The answer is: "Can't Leave 'Em Alone"

    Shoutout to this Sony special. (50 Cent also used his phone in this 2007 video, but for only a second.)

  8. Who was using this Nokia Communicator 9210 to handle some personal business?

    YouTube / Universal Motown / Columbia
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The answer is: "Dilemma"

    BUT YOU ALREADY KNEW THAT. This was all the way from 2002, years before an iPhone. Don't hate: Kelly was ahead of the curve.

  9. Whose phone could LL be lighting up?

    YouTube / Sony / BMG
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The answer is: "All I Have"

    "Pride is what you had, baby girl/I'm what you have," croons LL. But J-Lo also has this sweet little flip phone.

  10. Yes, it's clearly a Rihanna video – but *which one*?

    YouTube / Island Def Jam
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The answer is: "Take A Bow"

    Only a BlackBerry would do to set a fiery appointment for a cheating ex-lover back in 2008.

  11. Whose red nail varnish is popping next to this big old screen?

    YouTube / Bad Boy / Atlantic / Wondaland
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The answer is: "Electric Lady"

    Q: How do you make a product placement look cool? A: A dope squad led by Ms Monáe.

  12. Who's just got this text from "The Team"?

    YouTube / RCA
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The answer is: "Refill"

    The video for Elle Varner's Grammy-nominated track saw her as a high school cheerleader having a wild night in New York. Fresh manicure, too.

  13. This was a phone du jour back in 2006. Who's using it?

    YouTube / NextSelection / Bad Boy / Atlantic
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The answer is: "Me & U"

    This is the video where Cassie dances in a studio and kisses the mirror. Precious memories.