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Our favorite songs from each year. Basically our version of the Grammy nominations...

2013: "Can't Raise a Man" - K. Michelle, "Paranoid" - Ty Dolla $ign, "Hurt You" - Babyface & Toni Braxton, "The Worst" - Jhene Aiko, "Astray" - Bilal.

2012: "Nothing More" - Andy Allo, "Adorn" - Miguel, "Shadow Days" - John Mayer, "Runnin'" - Eric Benet, "For Love" - Goapele.

2011: "He Won't Go" - Adele, "Play" - Goapele, "Undertow" - Goapele, "Don't Shoot Me Down" - Mateo featuring Goapele, "Lover" - fDeluxe.

2010: “Why Dontcha Call Me No More” - Yazarah, “Walk in Sand” - Prince, “Karaoke” - Drake, “In My Head (remix)” - Jason DeRulo & Nicki Minaj, “Too Late” - Bobby G.

2009: “Colonized Mind” - Prince, “Pretty Wings” - Maxwell, “Everything Changes” - Ledisi, “Milk + Honey” - Goapele, “Love You” - Maxwell.

2008: “Moan” - Mint Condition. “100 Yard Dash” - Raphael Saadiq.  “My Eyes” - Chante Moore. “All I See” - Kylie Minougue w/ Mims. “Bust it Baby” - Plies.

2007: “Love is a Losing Game” - Amy Winehouse.  “The One U Wanna C” - Prince.  “So Far to Go” - Common w/ D’Angelo.  “Baby, Baby, Baby” - Joss Stone.  “Must be Nice (LIVE)” - Lyfe Jennings. 

2006: “I Don’t Trust Myself with Loving You” - John Mayer.  “Speed Racin’” - DJ Drama w/ Little Brother, Skyzoo, and Chaundon.  “The Dance” - Prince.  “Comfortable” - Brian McKnight.  “Can I Talk to You” - Javier.

2005: “Crushed Out” - Goapele.  “Find a Way” - Goapele.  “4:00 A.M.” - Goapele. “Pretty Baby” - Eric Benet.  “First Love” - Goapele.

2004: “Play with Bootsy”  -  Bootsy Collins.  “R&B Junkie”  -  Janet.  “Truth Hurts”  - Usher.  “Steppin’ Out”  -  Kaskade.  “That’s it, That’s all” — Beastie Boys.

2003: “It’s You, It’s Me”  -  Kaskade.  “Midnight Lounge”  -  Jody Watley.  “Fellowship”  - MeShell Ndegeocello.   “Seconds of Pleasure” - Van Hunt. “Down Here in Hell (with you)” - Van Hunt.

2002: “Faithful”  -  Raphael Saadiq.  “Lights, Camera, Action (remix)”  -  Mr. Cheeks w/ Missy Elliott, Petey Pablo, and P. Diddy.  “Guess Who’s Back”  - Scarface w/ Jay Z., and Beanie Sigel. “Unfoolish”  -  Ashanti.  “Body Parts”  - Raphael Saadiq. 

2001: “Like a Feather”  - Nikka Costa.  “Bring Back that G”  - Kurupt w/ Snoop Dogg.  “No one”  - Maxwell.  “Feels so Right”  -  Janet.  “Truth or Dare”  -  N.E.R.D.

2000: “Music”  - Madonna.  “Better Than Making Love”  - Chante Moore.  “By Your Side (remix)”  -  Sade / Ben Watt.  “The Blast”  -  Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek.  “Bag Lady”  - Erykah Badu.

1999: “Def Jam 2000”  -  Funk Master Flex, Big Kap, and Fat Man Scoop.  “The Next Episode”  -  Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg.  “When the Lights Go Down”  -  Prince.  “That’s Just My Way”  - Eric Benet.  “Back that Azz Up”  - Juvenile.

1998: “So Into You”  - Tamia.  “A Party Ain’t a Party”  -  Queen Pen.  “DJ Timmy Tim’s BC Mix”  -  Timbaland.  “Victory”  -  Puff Daddy & The Family w/ Notorious B.I.G.  “Can I Get A?” -  Jay Z.

1997: “Ascension  -  S.o.S remix”  -  Maxwell.  “Phenomenon”  -  LL Cool J.  “It’s All About the Benjamin's”  -  Puff Daddy & the Family.  “Your Face”  - Sam Salter.  “Going Back to Cali”  - Notorious B.I.G.

1996: “Spiritual Thing”  -  Eric Benet.  “Let’s Get Down”  - Tony Toni Tone & DJ Quik. “Sleep Around”  -  Prince.  “Sumthin Sumthin”  -  Maxwell.  “Thinking of You — club remix”  -  Tony Toni Tone.

1995: “Vibrator”  -  Terrence Trent D’Arby.  “How do you Want it?”  -  2Pac w/ Ki Ci & Jo Jo.  “Count the Days”  - N.P.G.  “Back Home”  - Wayman Tisdale.  “Inner City Blues”  - Nona Gaye.  

1994: “Come”  - Prince.  “Creep”  -  TLC.  “Juicy”  -  Notorious B.I.G.  “Prayer for the Dying”  -  Seal.  “Flava in your Ear”  - Craig Mack.

1993: “Pillow”  -  Tony Toni Tone.  “Oh My God”  -  A Tribe Called Quest.  “Power Fantastic”  -  Prince & The Revolution.  “Good for your Heart”  - Mint Condition.  “A Cute, Sweet, Love Addiction”  - Johnny Gill.

1992: “Let me Ride”  - Dr. Dre.  “Nuttin but a G Thang”  - Dr. Dre.  “Soul Trilogy”  - Chuckii Booker.  “And God Created Woman”  - Prince.  “For Lovers Only”  - Chuckii Booker.

1991: “Gett Off -  houstyle”  -  Prince & the NPG.  “Din Da Da”  - George Kranz.  “The Dopamine Rush”  - Eric Leeds.  “Mind Playin Tricks on Me” -  Geto Boys.  “The Fly”  - U2.

1990: “Joy in Repetition”  -  Prince.  “Road Less Traveled”  - Joe Sample.  “So you like what You See”  - Samuelle.  “Show Me” - Howard Hewett.  “Do What I Gotta Do” - Ralph Tresvant.

Before 1990

 

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