If you've ever felt like you need someone more than you need oxygen or to live, then you can probably feel Tank on this intensely romantic song, particularly when he sings "Girl, I need you more than my next breath, never would I ever leave you, 'cause darlin' I need you more than the next breath I breathe." That's pretty heavy stuff.
This is a romantically sweet song for all the men out there who are getting ready to propose marriage to your lady and need a little inspiration, this might be the perfect song for you. It starts out softly as Kem tenderly makes his case to his love, then builds power and momentum as he declares his love in a bolder, stronger voice.
Sometimes guys get so caught up in trying to be manly, or macho or whatever, that they forget how to love, how to trust, how to show their feelings. For everyone who's dealing with that or knows someone who is, this song speaks directly to you. The song "teachme," is about a man who wants his woman to show him how to explore his feelings. "Teach me how to love, show me the way to surrender my heart, girl I'm so lost," he sings.
Year released: 2009. From the album: BLACKsummers'night.
"Pretty Wings," which was Maxwell's first single after a hiatus of over seven years, is a bittersweet love song. "It’s about the last relationship I had," Maxwell said about the song during an interview. "How you meet the person of your dreams but at the wrong time ... the song is a testament to what I wanted to say and say, to her."
Year released: 2006. From the album: Once Again.
After achieving mainstream success with his debut album, John Legend decided against tailoring his sound to contemporary popular tastes. "Save Room" goes against the grain of what's popular in R&B music today by being a slow-burning, sophisticated song.
As the title of Eric Benet's "Real Love" implies, the song's a celebration of genuine emotion, as opposed to the Kardashian kind. Or as Eric puts in in the song: "In a work full of make believe, we've got something real girl ... I bet everything on you and me."
'Love, Need and Want You,' Patti LaBelle
Year released: 1984. From the album: I'm in Love Again.
This classic song has been sampled in recent years by Kelly Rowland (for her song "Dilemma," feat. the rapper Nelly) and OutKast's Big Boi (for the song "Ghettomusick,") among others.