Today marks the 20th anniversary of R&B female group Xscape’s third and so far last full-length studio album ‘Traces of My Lipstick’ with original members: LaTocha, Kandi, Tiny & Tamika. Just last year the group reunited for the highly-successful ‘The Great Xscape Tour’. The platinum-selling album produced two top 10 Hot 100 singles “The Arms of the One Who Loves You” and “My Little Secret”. Check out our rankings of the songs from the album.
12 I WILL
Another Jermaine Dupri produced groove. The track samples Diana Ross “Upside Down” and Thug Life’s “Str8 Ballin”. Led by Kandi & LaTocha.
11 DO YOU KNOW
This infectious groove was produced by Jermaine Dupri and led by LaTocha.
10 ALL ABOUT ME (INTRO/REPRISE)
Presented as the Introduction and reprise for the album. Led by LaTocha and it definitely sets the tone for the album.
09 ALL I NEED
Musical and vocal brilliance are the best ways to describe this gem. Co-written by Tamika and led by Tiny & Tamika.
08 ONE OF THOSE LOVE SONGS
Another standout cut led by Kandi, LaTocha & Tiny and produced by Warryn Campbell.
07 THE RUNAROUND
Produced by hit-maker Daryl Simmons. This standout song is led by LaTocha & Kandi.
06 YOUR EYES
Led entirely by LaTocha, this Babyface produced cut showcases LaTocha’s soaring voice.
05 HOLD ON
Although never chosen as a single, this overlooked smooth groove is led by Tiny & Kandi.
04 THE ARMS OF THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU
The signature ballad of the album written by the legendary Diane Warren was released as the first single and led by LaTocha & Tamika. The song would go on to become their last Gold certified single and a top 10 hit on the Hot 100 singles chart.
03 SOFTEST PLACE ON EARTH
Written and produced by R&B singer Joe Thomas and led entirely by LaTocha. This song would become the groups last single with all original members. A top 30 R&B hit.
02 AM I DREAMIN’ FT. OL’SKOOL & KEITH SWEAT
The Atlantic Starr remake first appeared on R&B group Ol’Skool self-titled debut album and released as the first single becoming a top 5 R&B hit. Led by Tiny, LaTocha, Keith Sweat and the guys of Ol’Skool.
01 MY LITTLE SECRET
Released as the second single and one of four songs from the Traces of My Lipstick album produced by mentor Jermaine Dupri. Led by Kandi, LaTocha and Tiny, the song would become the group’s last top 10 entry on the Hot 100 singles chart. Rapper Lil Twist sampled the song in his 2010 single “Little Secret” which features Bow Wow (Jermaine Dupri’s protege).