Jodeci's 10 Biggest Billboard Hits
The '90s' favorite harmony-laden R&B quartet Jodeci recently dropped The Past, The Present, The Future, their first album in 20 years. To commemorate the occasion, we're taking a look back at all the group's chart success. From the kings of new jack swing's triple-platinum debut Forever My Lady to the smooth grooves of The Show, The After-Party, The Hotel, the voices of K-Ci, Jo-Jo, DeVante, and Mr. Dalvin were the soundtrack to some of the 90s most...intimate moments.
Jodeci's 10 Biggest Billboard Hits are based on actual performance on the weekly Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, through the chart dated April 18, 2015. Songs are ranked by peak position on the chart, with ties broken by weeks at peak, then if necessary, weeks in the top 10 and weeks on chart.
10. "I'm Still Waiting" (1991)
Cementing their place as the crooners to beat, the fifth single off Jodeci's debut spent 22 weeks on the chart, and eventually rose to No. 10 -- but the group already knew it was something special. Written while they were still living in North Carolina, the song was one of two they performed at their Uptown Records audition in 1989.
9. "Love U 4 Life" (1995)
By the group's third studio album, they were a genuine Top 40 threat, with millions of records sold and a devoted audience of R&B aficionados and slow dancers nationwide. "Love" peaked at No. 31 on the Hot 100 and No. 8 on R&B/Hip-Hop, spending 25 weeks on the chart.
8. "Get On Up" (1995)
The group's final single prior to their long hiatus, the funky "Get On Up" debuted at No. 13 and stuck around for 27 weeks, peaking at No. 4. Jodeci was even invited to perform the song on an episode of the UPN's Moesha.
7. "Freek'n You" (1995)
One of Jodeci's most memorable songs, the provocative "Freek'n You" peaked at No. 3 during the summer of 1995. At six and a half minutes the full-length version of the seductive ballad is practically an epic -- with the radio edit, however, the song hit No. 14 on the Hot 100.
6. "Feenin'" (1993)
A potent addiction metaphor and an irresistible hook, as well as a very vivid video courtesy of Hype Williams, brought the song to No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop, and No. 25 on the Hot 100.
5. "Stay" (1991)
"Stay" was the group's second No. 1 R&B/Hip-Hop hit -- JoJo and Mr. Dalvin were just 20 during the song's two week reign at the top of the chart.
4. "Forever My Lady" (1991)
Jodeci's first No. 1 hit cemented their status as "the bay boys of R&B" with the unforgettable introduction "So you're having my baby..." Despite their label's hesitation, the heartfelt lyric resonated with listeners looking for R&B with an edgier sound.
3. "Come & Talk To Me" (1992)
The imminently singable "Come & Talk To Me" spent 30 weeks on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart, peaking with a two-week stint at No. 1 in 1992. Jodeci's longest-charting song might be best known today via Diddy (then Puff Daddy)'s stripped-down remix for Bad Boy Records.
2. "Lately" (1993)
Jodeci's live recording of the Stevie Wonder classic tugged heartstrings all the way to the bank, going gold and becoming the group's highest-peaking Hot 100 song, hitting No. 4. The track, which appeared on the Uptown MTV Unplugged compilation, was also the group's fourth No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop, holding onto the top spot for four weeks during the summer of 1993.
1. "Cry For You" (1993)
The group's last No. 1 hit was also their biggest: four weeks at the top and 24 weeks on the chart, ultimately going gold. Yes, it was even big enough to hit the Mickey Mouse Club (hint: Ryan Gosling, Justin Timberlake, and JC Chasez are the ones playing Jodeci).