Not many women have the ability to inspire us, enlighten us and make us move our feet the way Erykah Badu does. And her style is groovy, too.

Frequently shocking and enchanting audiences with extreme hairstyles, colorful ensembles and an intriguing ability to influence her man’s legwear (remember those crocheted pants Common wore?), Erykah always keeps us guessing.

Our favorite analog girl in a digital world turns 40 today, and to honor the occasion, we have put together a few of her most memorable and most outrageous looks.