Jamaica's lovers' rock king has always possessed a rare talent for crafting memorable records that both empower and entertain, like this classic, a masterpiece of saving grace and steely resolve.
Joe -- "More and More"
A luscious slice of grown-folks' groove from the R&B pro about midnight passion and going that extra mile.
Joe -- "More Than Friends"
The sprightly elastic beat first drew me to this song, which boasts the crooner's signature mix of easy-going bravado and gentlemanly charm.
Chrisette Michele -- "Good Girl"
Repping for the sisters hard on their independent grind, the edgy singer-songwriter delivers an empowering tune about setting high standards and leading by example.
Chrisette Michele -- "Best of Me"
The alluring track that kick-started her career in the R&B game and marked her as a songbird (a cross between Alicia Keys and Jill Scott) whose soulfulness echoes at all the right moments.
Chrisette Michele -- "If I Have My Way"
A lushly orchestrated ballad filled with yearning and hope. Easily the most memorable cut on her smash debut disc, I Am.
Toni Braxton -- "Sposed To Be"
Off her under-appreciated album Libra, a laid-back jam (co-written with Keri Hilson) that exquisitely examines the beauty of commitment.
Toni Braxton -- "Hands Tied"
Without a bit of doubt, one of the sexiest songs you'll ever hear from a fiercely committed woman petitioning a reluctant lover. From the album Pulse.
Toni Braxton -- "What's Good"
Sampling a hypnotic Tupac beat, Braxton makes no bones about pleasing her Mr. Right on a tune (also off Libra) that makes a a solid case for the enduring possibility of real love.
Toni Braxton -- "Spanish Guitar"
One of the lushest records in the R&B diva's oeuvre, this Diane Warren-penned megahit has a timeless resonance and wild, sensual imagery that makes it all the more enchanting.