"The Thing I Like" is an R&B/New jack swing song recorded in 1993 by American singer Aaliyah. It was released on the soundtrack for the action-comedy film A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994) and the international version of Aaliyah's debut studio album Age Ain't Nothing but a Number (1994). It was released as the album's fifth single in Europe in 1995. Written and produced by R. Kelly, the song features a rap verse from himself. Its lyrics are about a girl's love for a man because of the one "thing she likes" about him.
"The Thing I Like" was the sixth release overall from Age Ain't Nothing but a Number and fifth official release in Europe. The CD version of the single features various remixes produced by Paul Gotel. The song became Aaliyah's fifth single to reach the top-forty singles in the United Kingdom.
More Aaliyah acapellas
Aaliyah – Are You Ready?
Aaliyah – At Your Best (You Are Love)
Aaliyah – Back & Forth
Aaliyah – Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number
Timbaland, Aaliyah, Missy Elliott – Up Jumps da Boogie
Aaliyah – Don’t Know What to Tell Ya
Aaliyah – One in a Million
Aaliyah – More Than a Woman
Aaliyah – Down with the Clique
Aaliyah – The One I Gave My Heart To
Chris Brown, Aaliyah – Don’t Think They Know
Junior M.A.F.I.A. ft. Aaliyah – I Need You Tonight