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John Roger Stephens is a singer, writer, musician, songwriter, and actor professionally known as John Legend. He is an icon and a true legend just like his name which he adopted at the beginning of his career when a friend compared his old-school music sound to music legends. John Legend songs are one of the greatest choices for weddings.
John has made a great name for himself all around the world for being a soulful and sensual singer. Below are his top songs that you should add to your playlist.
1. All of Me
All Of Me was first released in the year 2013. It was John Legend's first song to be at number 1 in the USA after knocking down ‘Happy' by Pharrell William which for ten weeks had charted at number 1. The romantic tune was sung to John Legend’s wife, Chrissy Teigen. It was the 2nd best-selling single in the US in 2014 and also 3rd best-selling single in the United Kingdom.
2. Ordinary People
Ordinary People was an eminent track before his hit tune ‘All of Me’. He inscribed the song with Will.I.Am for his debut ‘Get Lifted ‘album release of 2004. His piano game and how he sang to the lyrics was amazing. The song peaked to number 24 in the Billboard as at March 2005.
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3. Used to Love You
Take a look back in 2004, days when John was not anywhere near to his current fame. He dropped his first single co-produced by Kanye West for his debut album ‘Get Lifted'. This tune was a hit and a milestone for John Legend as it topped to number thirty in New Zealand and the UK. It was also number eleven in the Flemish region of Belgium and number 32 on the US Billboard Hot R&B and Hip-Hop songs.
4. Green Light
Green Light was a hit song from Legend in collaboration with American rapper, Andre 3000. This track was written by John, Fin Greenall Andre Benjamin, Rick Nowels and James Ho. The video was directed by Allan Ferguson featuring John and Andre 3000. They create the scene by chasing women at a house party occasion. The single reached number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is the best-selling single to earn a platinum certification.
5. Tonight (Best You Ever Had)
John Legend featured Ludacris for the vocals in this track. When you are in love, your hands will be on the move together with your mouth to sing along the lyrics to this song. John, Keith Justice, Allen Arthur, Ludacris, Clayton Reilley and Miguel put a hand in the tune production under production label Moniker Phatboiz for release in 2012. The track hit number 12 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-hop songs and also managed the lower half of the US Billboard Hot 100. As if not enough, the track attained platinum status in the US and grossed a Grammy award nomination for the top rap/song performance.
6. Love Me Now
This track that featured Chance the Rapper, Brittany Howard and Miguel for the vocals will not only make you fall in love but also appreciate and love what you have now. “Love Me Now” is a lead single from John Legends fifth studio album Darkness and Light. Blake Mills almost entirely produced this song that was recorded at East West Studio 2 in Los Angeles by Colombia Records on December 2016. It peaked number 23 on US Billboard as at December 2016.
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7. Everybody Knows
This track is about a relationship that never worked. Most people seek advice from close friends yet in reality, nobody knows what the real issue is, but they all pose to know about the problem. The naked truth is that you really cannot know what other people are going through not unless you are them.
John Legend wrote this song alongside Kawan Prather, James Ho, Terrence Smith, and Demetria McKinney and it was produced by Malay and KP. It was released in March 2009 with its video recorded in New York City. John walks in the streets of downtown Manhattan interacting with couples of diverse races, ages, and sexual orientation trying to get a slice of New York life.
8. Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast by Ariana Grande and John Legend premiered on March 2017 in the beast’s castle. Its production is undoubtedly appealing with a piano and a complete orchestra backing John and Ariana Grande. The magical duo with their soulful and soaring execution made the track a hit. They took the lead from Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson who did the original version recording in 1991. In the song video, Ariana unfolds a fairytale wearing a red dress and John appearing more gallant in his classical wear.
9. Show Me
This sweet lyrical track is a tribute to singer Jeff Buckley. John had this actual exciting muttering vibrato that sounded so close, spiritual and fragile that reminded him of Jeff. Show Me was his 7th single from the album Once Again, produced by Raphael Saadiq and Craig Street. It was first released as a single in December 2007. The video was custom-made to suit the subject of an anti-poverty eradication which he started later.
10. You & I (Nobody in the World)
John sang this devotional song to his fiance, Chrissy Teigen. It was the 4th single from Love In The Future album. Dave Tozer and Frank Ocean’s produced it. The guitar sets the tone, and the blossoms open followed by ‘80' Linn drum trap to give it more vigour in the second chorus.
11. So High
When you are in love, affection can surely take you so high to the incredible places. This track has that factual theme filmed in it. Legend wrote the tune alongside Paul Cho and DeVon”Devo” Harris for his debut album Get Lifted. It was first released on December 2005 under music Label GOOD, Sony Urban and Columbia. So High topped at number 53 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs.
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12. Who Do We Think We Are
From John’s fourth solo album Love in the Future, this was his first single featuring rapper Rick Ross. Legend chants overpoweringly of an affection that possesses him. He rises through the stratosphere while Rick Ross performs on the template by speaking about planes. This song hit no 13 in the US billboard as at July 2013.
This track talks about eternal faith. Even at a time human advancement is going through an unexpected moment in time, love is capable of attaining more good than ever in history, but people get stalled by countless systematic failures that continue to crop up due to the endless lack of empathy to each other. With love, we can withstand the darkness and trouble that surrounds us. Surefire peaked at number 21 in the US billboard as at April 2017.
14. Like I’m Gonna Lose You
Are you looking for a sweet lyrical track? This tune is a soul love tune that will make you keep replaying it. Meghan Trainor featured John Legend in the 4th and final single from Trainor’s debut major-label studio album Title in 2015. Trainor did the writing to this track together with Justin Weaver and Caitlyn Smith. She wrote the tune after a dream about an adored one dying. Like I’m Gonna Lose You peaked at number 8 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian Hot 100.
These are the 14 best John Legend songs. We hope you enjoyed the legendary tracks.
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