Joe’s Top 10 Best Songs Presented by YouKnowIGotSoul

Joe BB Kings August 2015-9

We’re close to the release of Joe’s twelfth album “My Name is Joe Thomas”, so it’s only right we do him the honor of featuring 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.

In our most recent interview with Joe which we just published last week, he hinted that this may be his final album, so what better time to show our appreciation for 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.

Honorable Mention:

-The Love Scene
-Thank God I Found You (Remix) featuring Nas & Mariah Carey
-Stutter (Remix) featuring Mystikal
-My Love
-If I Was Your Man
-We Need to Roll

Bonus – Honorable Mention Album Cuts:

-Table for Two
-A World of Girls
-Life of the Party
-Miss My Baby
-Time of Your Life


  • Omar says:

    I’d of told you what other songs you could throw on that list, but then there’s far too many. One of the most consistent R&B artists of this era.

  • ricky says:

    Not one mention from his debut album Everything? That cant be right? Im In Love should be on that top ten list as well as “all or nothing and maybe even “the one for me”!

  • Daniel Bamber says:

    ‘Another Used To Be’ is possibly my favourite EVER Joe song – but there’s no mention of it anywhere in this article. Key change craziness in that song!