HOLD ME KNOW (1983)
This generally regarded as their best tune, and one of the most memorable songs of the early ’80s. It’s one of my favorites for sure.
Not their best work (which would come on their sophomore album), but a great introduction to the music scene, and emblematic of the early ’90s R&B which was infused by the new jack swing sound.
FAMILY AFFAIR (2001)
It’s hard not to like anything Mary J. Blige touches. Super-producer Dr. Dre produced this great track. No female singer in modern history (not even Mariah Carey) has had such continuous success over so long a period.
HARDER TO BREATHE (2002)
Maroon 5 rocked this tune. I like them because they weren’t apprehensive about using influences from other musical genres to compliment their decidedly mainstream rock sound.