Hi all - I posted this up on my site a few days ago and wanted to share it here as well. As the title suggests, it's every D'Angelo vocal track placed in order working up the best ever. Thoughts/opinions/etc most welcome...
Well, here we are again...!
Four years ago, in a project that took a fair few months, I sat down as a die-hard fan of Prince and ranked my top 100 Prince songs placing them in order and even making a companion mix too. The list was fun, exhausting and definitely divisive but is still something I'm incredibly proud of.
So now 4 years later, I thought let's do it again... and rank every D'Angelo song that he's ever sang on.
As with the Prince list, there are a couple of rules to adhere to before we get started:
- Firstly, no bootlegs. It just seemed fair that every song should be completely accessible by all. - No remixes. The list would be endless if we started to include remixes as new ones seem to emerge every week so we're sticking with original versions of tracks only, or in the case of GZA's 'Cold World', track that D'Angelo recorded vocals specifically for. - For the purposes of this list, we're sticking to vocal performances only and not including tracks that D'Angelo may have written or produced or remixed or played instruments on for other artists. - And finally, no live stuff. Again, the list would be endless if we included all the live recordings floating around so official studio releases only in this case.
Hold my hand friends and let's take the deep dive together...