16. Jill Scott, “A Long Walk”
Like Badu, Jill Scott is one of the sub-genre’s mainstays. “A Long Walk” was the second single from her debut album and definitely the happy-go-luckiest of album’s songs.
17. John Legend, “Used To Love U”
After playing backup for Lauryn Hill and Alicia Keys, Legend finally stepped out on his own with Get Lifted, which produced two singles: “Ordinary People” and “Used To Love U.”
18. Joss Stone, “Super Duper Love”
Stone, another British import, made a splash with a collection of cover songs that blended old school R&B, punk rock and doo wop vibes.
19. Kelis, “Trick Me”
It’s almost unfair to label Kelis as a neo soul singer, she’s much more than that, having explored punk, tech and alternative R&B throughout her career. “Trick Me” is her finest example of why she’s on this list.
20. Lauryn Hill, “Doo Wop (That Thing)”
The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill is a modern-day classic, combining retro R&B, hip hop, and soul. “Doo Wop” was her most fun, radio friendly track off that album.