Monday, October 23, 2017

Keyshia Cole’s Top 10 Unreleased Songs

With R&B artist Keyshia Cole having just dropped her seventh album, 11:11 Reset, it’s a great time to look back on her career and some of her best unreleased songs from her past six albums. Without further ado, here are the Top 10 Unreleased songs by Keyshia Cole.

10. “Who’s Gonna Hold Me Down” (2012)
“Who’s Gonna Hold Me Down” finds Cole channeling her inner Isaac Hayes on the sample of Theme from Shaft which is found on the deluxe edition of Woman to Woman.
09. “So Impossible” (2010)
On this Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis produced track, Cole expresses the strain of broken love.
08. “Brand New” (2008)
Perhaps one of the most affectionate and sensual songs Cole had recorded up to this point from the critically-acclaimed third album A Different Me, which is by far her most cohesive body of work to date.
07. Thought You Should Know (2008)
On the laid-back groovy cut “Thought You Should Know”, Cole let’s it be known that she’s not a gold-digger and can buy her own liquor. The subtlety in Cole’s vocals makes this one of the finer songs in her catalog.
06. “Losing You” ft. Anthony Hamilton (2007)
The piano driven cut “Losing You” finds Cole and Hamilton duetting on how a good relationship falls apart.
05. “Wonder” (2012)
Produced by Hit-Boy and found on the Target edition of Woman to Woman. “Wonder” is one of the more stronger songs musically from this offering.
04. “Love, I Thought You Had My Back” (2005)
“Love, I Thought You Had My Back” is what I call a hit single that never was although it’s been performed several times, most notably at VH1 Unplugged and Live from The Village.
03. “I Can’t Make You Love Me” (2012)
Written by the legendary Betty Wright and Cole’s hitmaker Greg Curtis (“Love”, “I Remember”), “I Can’t Make You Love Me”, is a smooth groove and one of the most honest deliveries lyrically on record in the past 5 years.
02. “Woman to Woman” ft. Ashanti (2012)
In 2012, Cole teamed up with fellow R&B singer Ashanti on what is described as a female anthem “woman to woman” about the same man they are both involved with. Critics and fans have dubbed it the grown-up version of Brandy and Monica’s 1998 hit, “The Boy Is Mine”.
01. “Fallin’ Out” (2007)
Produced by Soulshock & Karlin for the sophomore album Just Like You, “Fallin’ Out” finds Cole trying to save a difficult relationship. This is by far the best non-single on the album.

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