In honor of R&B’s First Lady Faith Evans birthday today, @RnBJunkieOfficial features her top ten songs in our latest edition of Top 10 Best Songs. As a disclaimer, we’ve only listed singles for the top ten selections but also included bonus honorable mention album cuts that span over her seven studio albums, so without further ado, here’s Faith Evans Top 10 Best Songs:
10 KISSING YOU
Written and produced by Babyface, this standout song appears on the multi-platinum Waiting to Exhale Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
09 AIN’T NOBODY (REMIX) FEAT. QUEEN LATIFAH
A standout cut from Faith’s self-titled debut album and the Puffy & Chucky Mix which features rap legend Queen Latifah is the icing on the cake.
Described by Faith as a “testament”, this song was chosen as the lead single from The First Lady album and became a top 10 R&B hit. It features a sample of The Whatnauts classic, “Genuine”.
07 TEARS OF JOY
One of the standout tracks from the Grammy-nominated compilation album R&B Divas. Inspired by the hit reality show R&B Divas Atlanta, the project also includes appearances from Nicci Gilbert, Syleena Johnson, KeKe Wyatt, Monifah, Kelly Price & Fantasia.
06 CAN’T BELIEVE FEAT. CARL THOMAS
First issued on Diddy’s compilation album The Saga Continues… and later on Faith’s Faithfully album, this dynamic duet earned both Faith and Carl Thomas a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group.
05 LOVE LIKE THIS
Faith’s highest-charting solo single to date peaking at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #2 on R&B. This Grammy-nominated song was released as the lead single from her sophomore album Keep the Faith and includes a sample of the iconic band Chic’s “Chic Cheer”.
04 TRU LOVE
This song was released as the final single from The First Lady album and while not as successful as previous singles, it has held up well in her repertoire based on vocal delivery.
03 SOON AS I GET HOME
Produced by Chucky Thompson, this song is amongst Faith’s most signature tracks. When faced with the possibility of loneliness, she promises and apologizes to her significant other for her wrongdoing.
02 YOU USED TO LOVE ME
Faith’s gold-selling solo single to the world as a singer from her self-titled debut album. Combining elements of Hip Hop Soul, this song cemented her impact on the subgenre of contemporary R&B music.
01 I LOVE YOU
Released as the third single from Faith’s Grammy-nominated third album Faithfully, this song became a top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #2 on R&B. Originally intended for Jennifer Lopez who co-wrote the song passed on it and the rest is history.
“Lay With You” El DeBarge featuring Faith Evans
“Just Burnin” (Burnin’ Up Remix) featuring Diddy & Freeway
BONUS - HONORABLE MENTION ALBUM CUTS:
“Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” featuring Mary J. Blige
“Caramel Kisses” featuring 112
“You Are My Joy” (Interlude)
“Life Will Pass You By”
“Tears Away” (Interlude)