Where are the love ballads? Why don't men plead for their love while singing in the rain anymore? Who are the powerhouse singers of today? During that decade, music fans were gifted with a surplus of groups with distinct styles, the emergence of subgenres such as New Jack Swing and neo soul and classic songs being crafted by producers and songwriters such as Babyface, Timbaland, Jermaine Dupri and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis to name a few. There is no doubt that Mariah Carey was a ruler of the '90s as one of top-selling artists of all time.
"Are You That Somebody?" – Aaliyah (1998)
Our panelists include:. Nicolette Carney, occasional Soul In Stereo columnist and photojournalist extraordinaire. To create this list, each panelist submitted their 30 favorite tracks. Those tracks were merged into one giant master list, which we all ranked. And the list is also available in Spotify playlist form right here. But back in , her career was just beginning. He learned from one of the best, with this track still being fondly remembered today. Kelly Price featuring Ron Isley and R.
"You Make Me Wanna…" – Usher (1997)
The collaboration elevated what could have otherwise been a throwaway track to classic status. Rumoured to be about everything from weed to masturbation, the suggestive lyrics were cleverly buried under a poppy, danceable, uptempo beat that borrowed from the burgeoning electronica movement. Is she hip-hop? Is she soul?
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