Mi – 5: Top 5 Mary J. Blige Songs

June 28, 2013

If you’ve read my blog before or follow me on Twitter, you know that I blame Mary J Blige (and Puff) for killing R&B
Briefly, Before “What’s the 411!?” There was next to no blending of ‘Hip Hop’ Beats with Soul singing … after that it became a staple
She even had a Remix album … once that happened R&B was never the same, it all melded to Hip Hop w/ singing …Soul tracks and singing with meaning and differing topics was all but gone
… Anyway, maybe that’s another post

THIS is my Top 5 Favorite Mary J Blige songs of all time

Ironically no songs from What’s the 411 appears on the list, despite me LOVING that CD … and 3.5 of the 5 coming from My Life (Everyone knows that’s her best CD)

…also know, I gave up on MJB after “Share My World” and officially stopped caring after she uttered the words “Hateration”, “Holleration”, and “Danceree”

Anyway, here’s #my5

5. You bring me Joy

The Second song on My Life “Some try to play me, but they can’t fade me” … I was like wow lol the track is crazy on the breakdown too

4. I’m going down (Remix)

im going down

I couldn’t stand the Original “I’m Going Down” song on My Life, honestly never cared for the real song either … but the remix!? The Remix is one of her best songs ever! Over the B.I.G/Meth track for “The What?” She rocks it

3. Don’t Go

If New Edition never existed Guy would be my favorite group of all time, the sample of “Goodbye Love” on this track roped me in, everyone knew I was going to love this as soon as it came on

2. Mary Jane (All Night Long)

My Life is crazy! Mary Jane was the first song after the Intro and set off the whole album I love the twist on the classic Mary Jane Girls song … the line “What I got is better than Money” got me!

1. You don’t have to worry

This joint came on the What’s the 411 Remix Album, it’s the only song on there that was NOT on the original Album … she had a video for it though

*You gotta believe
I wanted to add this but since it’s a duet, I disqualified it … this is for all Solo


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  • msdailey

    It’s hard for me to pick 5, but I can definitely pick 1, my favorite MJB song is Be Happy, My Life.

    I’m also not a fan of the I’m going Down original or MJB’s.

    I have all of her CD’s including the remix cd and the on tour cd.

    Love MJB

    • luvly6footer

      Well E…
      I love this chick, MJB has been one of my top 5 since I first heard “Real Love” which is one of my top 5 but on the Chubb Rock remix. My other favorite off the top of my head is “Be Happy”. I agree with you on Mary Jane. I love too many of her songs tho to just pull 5 but these are my go tos along with “Enough Cryin” and “Our Love”. A lot of women say that they can relate but I can honestly do a soundtrack to my life using her songs…”Grown Woman ” and “The One” would definitely be in that soundtrack.

      thanks for sharing

  • http://gravatar.com/12kyle 12kyle

    Your lack of love for MJB is comical.

    Top 5 (in no particular order)

    1. My Life

    2. Never Wanna Live Without You

    3. Real Love

    4. Everything

    5. You Remind Me

  • http://gravatar.com/ksfeminism KSFem

    You gotta dig deeper bro

    My Top 5 Mary J Blige songs: Beautiful Ones, 2 U, Smoke, Empty Prayers, and The Love I Never Had

  • http://eb4prez.tumblr.com Eric B.

    Top 5? So hard to do.
    1. The Love I Never Had (1999, Mary)
    2. Don’t Go (1994, My Life)
    3. Changes I’ve Been Going Through (1992, What’s the 411)
    4. Beautiful One (1999, Mary)
    5. Brand New (2009, Stronger with Each Tear)

    Honorable mentions: I Luv U (Yes I Du), Sincerity, Round & Round, About You, and All of my Love

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  • @JuggernautLB

    1. Get To Know You Better
    2. Real Love
    3. WHat’s the 411
    4. Fine (grandma danced to this) (she also danced to No Diggity)
    5. Collabo but Still the best Method Man and MJB (I’ll Be There For You / You’re All I Need To Get By)

    That’s about it.

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