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    Posted on Dec 1, 2015

    A Definitive Ranking Of Babyface's Greatest Hits

    Because the multi-Grammy award winning songwriter/producer is basically responsible for R&B's golden age (and the conceptions of at least a third the millennial population).

    33. "Slow Jam" - Usher ft. Monica

    Warner Sunset/Atlantic

    Because for some of us, this jam was discovered on the Space Jam soundtrack and it was one of the first love songs we ever found ourselves listening to on repeat.

    32. "Seven Whole Days" – Toni Braxton

    LaFace Records

    Because, from this point on no man could go seven whole days without calling his woman and expect not to hear about.

    Fun Fact: All the Braxton sisters can be seen singing backup in this video (yes even a young Tamar).

    31. "Song For Mama" – Boyz II Men

    Motown Records

    Because Babyface gave us the perfect song to sing to our mamas on Mother's Day.

    30. "Rock Steady" - The Whispers

    Solar/Capitol Records

    Because I guarantee you this was your grandma's jam back in the day.

    29. "It Hurts Like Hell" – Aretha Franklin

    Arista

    Because when Aretha sings about heartbreak, you will listen, you will cry, and you will be thankful for the blessing.

    28. "Why Does It Hurt So Bad" – Whitney Houston

    Arista

    Because Babyface wrote the entire "Waiting to Exhale" album and every damn song was perfect so it was hard not to just put them all on this list! Greatest soundtrack of all time.

    27. "Best Thing I Never Had" - Beyoncé

    Columbia Records

    Because even Queen Bey knew who to go to when she wanted an R&B hit.

    26. "Water Runs Dry" - Boyz II Men

    Motown Records

    Because leaving this song off the list would be "the biggest mistake of our lives."

    25. "Soon As I Get Home" – Babyface

    Epic Records

    Because Babyface reminded women everywhere what they deserved when he dropped this timeless record. There's also an entire Forest Whitaker movie dedicated to this song.

    24. "Take A Bow" - Madonna

    Warner Bros.

    Because not even Madonna made it out of the 90s without knocking at Babyface's door. It became one of his first Pop No. 1 hits.

    23. "Queen Of The Night" - Whitney Houston

    Arista

    Because this song had the stuff that you want and the thangs that you need and more than enough to come to your knees. Plus this beat was lit!

    22. "Every Little Step" – Bobby Brown

    Geffen Records / Via thecorereader.com

    Because it's impossible not to dance to this jam.

    21. "When Can I See You" – Babyface

    Epic

    Because at this point it became evident that very few people could put heartbreak into words like Babyface.

    20. "You Mean The World To Me" - Toni Braxton

    LaFace Records

    Because lets face it, every time Babyface and Toni got together in the studio magic was made and Grammys were won.

    19. "Don’t Be Cruel" - Bobby Brown

    MCA Records

    Because this was one of the many songs that made Bobby the "King of R&B." It also won the Grammy for Best R&B song.

    18. "For The Cool In You" - Babyface

    Epic Records

    Because this Grammy-nominated single is the coolest song Babyface ever made.

    17. "Another Sad Love Song" – Toni Braxton

    LaFace Records

    Because this was anything but just another sad love song. It also nabbed Braxton her first of many, many Billboard Hot 100 top ten hits.

    16. "Exhale (Shoop, Shoop)" - Whitney Houston

    Arista

    Because no one made it out of the 90s without saying "shoop" at least 20 times and it's not even a real word.

    15. "My, My, My" – Johnny Gill

    Motown Records

    Because everyone's uncle still sings this song when their auntie steps out dressed to the nines.

    14. "Every Time I Close My Eyes" - Babyface

    Sony

    Because what other song has three of the 90s top artists (Mariah Carey, Kenny G, and Babyface) on it!? Who else could have even gotten Mariah to sing background in her prime?! I'll wait.

    13. "I’ll Make Love To You" - Boyz II Men

    Motown Records / Via Jenny Shafei

    Because in addition to being No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 14 weeks this song also won five awards (including two Grammys and American Music Awards). It's also one of the most feminist-friendly sex songs by a male group in the 90s.

    12. "You're Making Me High" - Toni Braxton

    LaFace Records

    Because aside from being one of the best videos of the 90s (who can forget Toni, Tisha Campbell, Vivica A. Fox, and Erica Alexander grading men with playing cards as they pop up in the elevator?!) this was also Braxton's first No.1 single on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B charts.

    11. "Superwoman" - Karyn White

    Warner Bros.

    Because this was the only song in 1989 to be No.1 on the R&B Billboard charts for three straight weeks.

    10. "Red Light Special" - TLC

    LaFace Records

    Because this Grammy-nominated single is one of the best (and sexiest) songs from the super-group's best album.

    9. "Sittin’ Up In My Room" - Brandy

    Arista / Via thecorereader.com

    Because this is one of the best teenage crush songs of all time.

    8. "Whip Appeal" - Babyface

    Epic Records

    Because 25 years later, this is still arguably the best song Babyface ever put out as a solo artist.

    7. "Two Occasions" - The Deele

    Solar

    Because before cuffing season was a thing, Babyface (who back then was in a group called The Deele w/ his later business partner LA Reid) reminded us that when the love is real it doesn't matter what the season is, they'll still love you. Classic Babyface.

    6. "Not Gon’ Cry" – Mary J. Blige

    Arista

    Because "THROUGH SICKNESS AND HEALTH TILL DEATH DO US PART THOSE WERE THE WORDS THAT WE SAID FROM OUR HEARTS SO NOWWWW WHEN YOU SAY THAT YOU'RE LEAVING MEEEE I DON'T GET THAT PARTTTTT!" – this is the greatest breakup song of all time and you know it.

    5. "Roni" - Bobby Brown

    MCA Records

    Because this song is responsible for the birth of a good amount of millennials.

    4. "Breathe Again" – Toni Braxton

    LaFace Records

    Because this song got Toni Braxton her first Grammy, "please understandddddddd."

    3. "Can We Talk" – Tevin Campbell

    Warner Bros.

    Because you can't listen to this without singing "AND I!" with Tevin at least once. It's also one of Babyface's most popular songs on Spotify.

    2. "End of the Road" - Boyz II Men

    Motown Records

    Because this song has made grown men cry for decades. It was also one of the Top 10 songs of the entire 1990s.

    1. "I’m Your Baby Tonight" - Whitney Houston

    Arista

    Because, Whitney "The Voice" Houston. Nuff said.

    Here's a playlist so you can relive the golden age of R&B: