Album: 8701, Year: 2001 My favorite Usher song of all time! I still can imagine the scene of 5 guys in a white Escalade riding through a city at night. Still laugh when thinking of me and my friends trying to dance the same moves from the video. :)
Album: 8701, Year: 2001 So, maybe 2000 was Usher's year. Regardless, my second fav comes from the same album, same year. Who doesn't remember singing along to U Got It Bad? If I'm not mistaken, this may have been the video that started the whole "Usher glasses" trend. Great song!
Album: My Way, Year: 1997 I don't know how I ever got away with playing this song in my mom's car on the way to middle school every morning. Without feeling awkward at least. It's truly a classic. I can't help to sing a long in my head or out loud when I hear the phrase "it's-7-o-clock--on-the-dot--i'm-in-my-drop-top-cruising the streets."
Album: Raymond vs. Raymond, Year: 2010 It may be that this song is so high on my list because of much hype it got on the radio when it was put out just recently. Perhaps it was the first song that Usher fans were truly excited about. Obviously the first one in a while. Nice good beat, great to drive to.
Album: Confessions, Year: 2004 I still remember when this song came out, it took so long for people to stop playing it. It just went over and over again, without getting old. For some people, this is the first song they think of when they think of Usher; his greatest single. I kind of get exhausted hearing it though, since it reminds me of much it was played back in the day.
Album: (featured) Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, Year: 2004 Pretty much one of the few slow songs that was able to pull off rap verses instead of verses that were sung (in my time at least.) I think people loved Yeah so much, that Ludacris and Lil Jon just kept rolling off that energy and slowed it down. I loved it!
Though this wasn't a released single, it is another one of my favorite Usher songs, ever. I would have loved to see this song get more play on the air. It was like hearing aging silence broken when Here I Stand came out, and this song was a great breath of fresh air. If you haven't heard it, I highly recommend it.
Album: Here I Stand, Year: 2008 I knew eventually, Usher would work in some type of way with Lil Wayne. Around this time, Lil Wayne was pretty much on every remix, cameo and guest spot on all albums released in the summer of 2008. I think his play on Usher's Love in This Club remix was well done, and placing Beyonce on it was pretty cool, also.
Album: Confessions, Year: 2004 The sleeper song of the Confessions album, for sure. Another song I wish got more play, or even turned into a single. It may have been as much of a classic to more people as it is to me. Still listen to it often compared to his other songs.
Album: My Way, Year: 1997 Probably the Usher song that bridges any gap between generations in terms of time, age and decade. This slowjam is still played on radio stations and is a favorite of so many people. I think it's Usher's best duet.
I'm a Filipino-American living life as a post undergrad making a start here in beautiful Los Angeles. I love the weather and diversity here and enjoy everything this city has to offer. I'm excited to … more