For the next edition of our Top 10 Best Songs series, we revisit the discography of Carl Thomas.

Signed by Puff Daddy to Bad Boy Records in the late 90’s, we got the solo debut album “Emotional” from Carl in 2000. He quickly established himself as one of the premiere R&B artists in the 2000’s through his own hit singles and of course his dynamic features on many other artists albums.

The career of Carl Thomas of course began years earlier the 90’s with his group The Fourmula, but this list is all about his solo material. Carl has not released music as frequently as many of his peers to it’s easy to forget how much good music he does give us when he puts out an album.

We haven’t forgotten all of the music of Carl Thomas, and for that reason we could not stop at just 10 songs for this list. You’ll find a healthy honorable mention section that follows below for that reason.

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Without further ado, here is our list of The Top 10 Best Carl Thomas songs in chronological order. (click any song title to listen to it).


I Wish (from the “Emotional” album)

“I Wish” is one of the biggest hits by Carl Thomas, released in 2000 on his debut album “Emotional.” It’s a soulful R&B ballad where Thomas expresses longing and regret over a lost love, reflecting on what could have been. The song was a major hit at the time and remains one of his signature tracks.

Carl Thomas Emotional Album Cover


Emotional (from the “Emotional” album)

Also the title track of Carl Thomas’s debut album, “Emotional” has become one of his most memorable songs as it highlights his talent for heartfelt and expressive music.
Carl Thomas Emotional Album Cover


Summer Rain (from the “Emotional” album)

This smooth jam produced by Heavy D contains an undeniable groove and always gets fans on their feet when he performs it at his shows. Also included on the debut album “Emotional”.
Carl Thomas Summer Rain


Can’t Believe (with Faith Evans) (from the P. Diddy & The Family “The Saga Continues…” album)

An undeniable timeless duet between former Bad Boy labelmates Carl Thomas and Faith Evans.
Faith Evans Carl Thomas Can't Believe


Make It Alright (from the “Let’s Talk About It” album)

A standout single from Thomas’ sophomore album “Let’s Talk About It”. This soulful R&B ballad is a great example of how Carl has the dynamic ability to convey emotions through his music.
Carl Thomas Make It Alright


My First Love (from the “Let’s Talk About It” album)

This Just Blaze produced song was a standout from Carl’s sophomore album. The song’s smooth melody and heartfelt lyrics make it a winner.
Carl Thomas My First Love


She Is (featuring LL Cool J) (from the “Let’s Talk About It” album)

Carl originally linked up with LL Cool J for the remix to his hit single “I Wish” on his debut, and brought him back for this hit single from his next album.
Carl Thomas Lets Talk About It


Late Night Rendezvous (from the “So Much Better” album)

The smooth atmospheric vibe of the song really caught our attention, and make it a true standout from his third album.
Carl Thomas So Much Better


Thought You Should Know (featuring Lalah Hathaway) (from the “So Much Better” album)

This dynamic duet between two R&B heavyweights was tucked away as an album cut on Carl’s third album.
Carl Thomas So Much Better


Don’t Kiss Me (from the “Conquer” album)

This Rico Love penned jam helped usher in a new sound from Carl. It was the lead single from his last release.
Carl Thomas Don't Kiss Me

Honorable Mention:

-My Valentine (from the “Emotional” album)

-Giving You All My Love (from the “Emotional” album)

-Woke Up In the Morning (from the “Emotional” album)

-Anything (from the “Let’s Talk About It” album)

-Rebound (from the “Let’s Talk About It” album)

-Work It Out (from the “Let’s Talk About It” album)

-If You Ever (from the “So Much Better” album)

-All My Life (from the “So Much Better” album)

-Round Two (from the “Conquer” album)

-Long Distance Love Affair (form the “Conquer” album)