Jazmine Sullivan’s Best Songs


Jazmine Sullivan, Reality Show © RCA

After a lengthy hiatus, Jazmine Sullivan finally returns back to the music industry with her third studio album, Reality Show. Even though Sullivan’s output is limited to two albums, both Fearless and Love Me Back were exceptional, consistent albums from top to bottom. Given Sullivan’s consummate musicianship, it’s easy to pick multiple songs from Sullivan’s brief career that are truly notable. Here’s a list of Sullivan’s best songs.

1) “Bust Your Windows”

Key lyric: “I bust the windows out your car / you should be lucky that was all I did / after five whole years of this bullsh*t / gave you all of me and you played with it.”

The aforementioned lyric, not to mention the track itself, sums up a black woman scorned (and it’s not pretty).

2) “Need U Bad”

Key lyric: “Boy I need you bad as my heartbeat (bad like the food I eat) / Bad as the air I breathe…Boy I’m about to go insane”

She needs him, she needs him, she needs him – can’t you see that? 

3) “10 Seconds” 

Key Lyric: “1, 2, 3, 4! / 5, 6, 7 (OH!) / 8, 9, baby we getting close / just don’t let me get to 10”

If she gets to “10,” she’s going to whoop some…

4) “Excuse Me” 

Key lyric: “Excuse me if I’m sounding crazy… I’ve searched all around but there’s nobody else in the world / love me like you do.”

 

Nobody loves her like you do, whoever “you” are.

5) “Hold You Down (Goin’ In Circles)”

Key lyric: “I feel so stupid, foolish / loving you all this way / but what can I say / but I wanna go / I wanna go but I keep coming back”

 

Love will make you do foolish things, and Sullivan sho nuff was foolish here.

6) “In Love With Another Man” 

Key lyric: “If I could, could forget him / I would, please believe me / and I know that I should throw the towel in / but baby it’s not, not that easy”

 

Girl, you better decide! 

7) “Stuttering”

Key lyric: “But I can’t stop stuttering”

 

He’s got her so bother she can’t speak right…

8) “Redemption” 

Key lyric: “Oh please, Lord I plead, just save me (If you’re really there) / Here’s a sinner’s prayer” 

None of us are worthy Jazmine, none of us!

9) “One Night Stand”

Key lyric: “You are my kryptonite / you take my powers away / and if I spend the night you probably drive me insane”

 

To quote Yung Joc, “It’s goin’ down!”

10) “Lions, Tigers and Bears”

Key lyric: “I’m not scared of lions and tigers and bears / but I’m scared of loving you”

 

Jazmine stop playing – you know you would “Run Like Hell” (Pink Floyd) if you saw a lion, tiger, or bear near your presence!

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