R&B singer Joe is without a doubt a legend and we’re excited to feature him in the latest edition of Top 10 Best Songs. Perhaps our most ambitious task with this feature yet, it’s sometimes easy to forgot that Joe has been at this for well over two decades now. He’s also had more hits than you can count on your fingers and toes, so revisiting his discography will be fun.
Joe has released twelve albums to date with the latest being “My Name is Joe Thomas” in 2016. In our most recent interview with Joe which we just published during the release of that album, he hinted that this may be his final album, so it’s important to continue to celebrate his legendary career. As a disclaimer, we stuck to singles for our top ten selections, but also noted some of his best album cuts at the bottom. Without further ado, here is our list of The Top 10 Best Songs by Joe.
10) If You Lose Her
This song was the final single on his last album “Bridges”, and while it was not as successful as some of his previous hits, it was vintage Joe through and through.
9) Why Just Be Friends
If you’ve had a chance to catch Joe live, then you know he likes to come out grooving to this song. It provides a perfect uptempo compliment to his many slow jams.
8) Let’s Stay Home Tonight
Packed with an infectious groove, Joe led off with this single from his 2001 album “Better Days”.
7) Don’t Wanna Be a Player
Though it was Big Pun’s version of the song that helped turn Joe into a household name, the original was also a standout jam.
6) Worst Case Scenario
Joe has made a name for himself by putting his heart on display through vulnerable slow jams, and “Worst Case Scenario” is one of the best examples.
5) Dear Joe
See our previous write up. Joe is a master of turning the heart break song into a melodic ballad.
4) More & More
This R. Kelly written and produced song was the lead single from Joe’s 2003 album “And Then…”
3) Good Girls
Did we mention Joe had a talent for masterfully putting his heart on display?
2) All the Things (Your Man Won’t Do)
Back in 1996, this song became Joe’s original standout single and eventually drove his sophomore album “All That I Am” platinum.
1) I Wanna Know
Timeless, just like the legendary career of Joe. He can barely sing this song at his shows because his fans sing it so loudly. Certainly a sight to see and a testament to it’s power.
-The Love Scene (From the “All That I Am” album)
-Thank God I Found You (Remix) featuring Nas & Mariah Carey (from the “My Name is Joe” album)
-Stutter (Remix) featuring Mystikal (from the “My Name is Joe” album)
-My Love (from the “Ain’t Nothin’ Like Me” album)
-If I Was Your Man (from the “Ain’t Nothin’ Like Me” album)
-We Need to Roll (from the “Joe Thomas, New Man” album)
Bonus – Honorable Mention Album Cuts:
-Table for Two (from the “My Name is Joe” album)
-World of Girls (from the “Better Days” album)
-Life of the Party (from the “Ain’t Nothin’ Like Me” album)
-Chameleon (from the “Joe Thomas, New Man” album)
-Miss My Baby (from the “Signature” album)
-Time of Your Life (from the “The Good, The Bad, The Sexy” album)
-Easy (from the “Doubleback: Evolution of R&B” album)