33. Ja Rule Ft. Lil' Mo & Vita, “Put It on Me” (2000)

On the surface, Ja Rule's 2000 hit was a gritty urban love song, something that often seemed sexual and risky because of the beat and the provocative hooks.

However, if you kept listening to it after dirty dancing with your crush at Homecoming, you heard about a love that went beyond the idea that “every thug needs a lady” and realized you wanted someone to wipe your tears and tell you there's nothing to fear.

You wanted your own Ja.

Usher Ft. Alicia Keys, “My Boo” (2004)
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