69. Celebration (Single Version) – Kool & The Gang

EDITORS’ NOTES Kool & The Gang continued the winning streak begun on Ladies Night with Celebrate!, which perfects its predecessor’s subtle disco...

66. Focus – H.E.R.

EDITORS’ NOTES With H.E.R., the singer and multi-instrumentalist of the same name, who declines to show her face or confirm her identity,...

65. The Hills – The Weeknd

EDITORS’ NOTES In the wake of his trilogy of 2011 mixtapes and his addictive contributions to 2015’s Fifty Shades of Grey...

64. Mama’s Hand – Queen Naija

EDITORS’ NOTES She originally established herself as a YouTube influencer, but Queen Naija’s got a voice on her, too. The Michigan-born R&B...

63. Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers

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60. Let’s Groove – Earth, Wind & Fire

EDITORS’ NOTES Earth, Wind & Fire redefined black pop music in the '70s, fusing R&B, rock, funk, soul, jazz, and disco into...

57. Starboy (feat. Daft Punk) – The Weeknd

EDITORS’ NOTES A year after the release of his GRAMMY®-winning breakthrough—2015’s Beauty Behind the Madness—The Weeknd returns with Starboy, a double album...

57. Starboy (feat. Daft Punk) – The Weeknd

EDITORS’ NOTES A year after the release of his GRAMMY®-winning breakthrough—2015’s Beauty Behind the Madness—The Weeknd returns with Starboy, a double album...

55. Beyond – Leon Bridges

EDITORS’ NOTES On his brilliant 2015 debut album, Coming Home, Texas singer/songwriter Leon Bridges invited comparisons to Sam Cooke and Otis Redding...

55. Beyond – Leon Bridges

EDITORS’ NOTES On his brilliant 2015 debut album, Coming Home, Texas singer/songwriter Leon Bridges invited comparisons to Sam Cooke and Otis Redding...