Jagged Edge is a popular R&B/Hip-Hop group from Atlanta, Georgia that consists of brothers Brandon “Brian” Casey and Kyle Norman along with Richard Wingo. Jagged Edge’s soaring vocals helped them become a dominant force in the 90s and early 2000s with major hits that made the group one of the most successful acts in urban music. Ranging from traditional R&B to upbeat songs with a hip-hop flair Jagged Edge has a diverse catalog showcasing the talented vocals that have helped them become an unforgettable part of 90s music. The following are The 10 Best Jagged Edge Songs that made the group vocalist thrilled in the music industry;
10. I Gotta Be
The lead single for Jagged Edge’s fifth album, This Is Us is a straightforward ballad about the struggles of relationships. The song starts with a flowing piano melody and low bass kick leading into the first verse where the group sings about a love interest from their past. The constant use of the words “I gotta be” throughout the song drives home how important it is for them to share their lives with another person and how they plan to do that even if the person is not with them anymore. They were able to win different awards in 2001 with the success of this song, including an American Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single.
9. Where the Party At
The 2002 song, Where the Party At is about taking a girl to a party and having fun with all of the festivities that come along with it. This song was very popular in clubs and still gets a lot of play on mainstream radio. The lyrics are not that deep, but it is an entertaining party song. The song ‘Where the Party At’ was well received by music critics and won different awards such as an American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist and BET Award for Best Group.
One of Jagged Edge’s most loved songs is Promise which was the title track to the group’s second album. The song is about them promising to be there for someone in their time of need. The lyrics have stayed relevant to this day with lines like “Promise I’ll be around no matter how much you’re down”. Jagged Edge’s vocal performance is top-notch in this particular song showing just how versatile their vocals are. The group went ahead and won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
7. Good Luck Charm
Jagged Edge’s first hit song was Good Luck Charm which has the ’80s feel down to the synthesizer lead. The song is about a guy trying to find the perfect woman and when he finally does, he wants her to be his lucky charm. The song has a great message and like many of Jagged Edge’s best songs, has an unforgettable chorus that will get stuck in any listener’s head. The ‘Good Luck Charm’ won the group the MTV Video Music Award and Billboard Music Award for Best R&B/Urban New Artist.
6. What’s It Like
One of Jagged Edge’s most underrated songs is What’s It Like. This song was the second single from their debut album and it has a great message about staying true to yourself. The song is about the types of women they like and do not like. Jagged Edge’s vocal performance is top-notch on this track too, showing another side to their singing ability. The wards won were numerous for this song including an American Music Award and Billboard Music Award.
5. Let’s Get Married
Jagged Edge’s third single from their debut album received a lot of airplay back in the 90s. The song is about finding that special someone and wanting to spend the rest of their lives together. What makes this song so popular is not only Jagged Edge’s singing, but Usher singing the second verse. His vocals added an extra element to the song. It was nominated for Best R&B/Urban Dance Track at the Billboard Music Awards.
4. Walked Outta Heaven
Another Usher featured song on this list is Walked Outta Heaven. This upbeat party song had the ladies singing along with the lyrics of “Walked Outta Heaven” from the start. Jagged Edge’s vocal performance on this track is amazing and they sound like a group of angels singing on this track. It was the top 20 R&B/Hip-Hop song on the Hot 100.
3. He Can’t Love U
The 2000 hit song, He Can’t Love U is about a man who feels he has done everything possible for the woman he loves and yet she still is not giving him the attention he desires. The song samples Mary J. Blige’s “Real Love” and was brought to life by a great music video.
The 1997 song, Goodbye is a ballad that Jagged Edge releases as their first single ever. The group sings about a past love who has decided to leave them and how hard it is for them to let go. Jagged Edge’s vocal performance on this track is amazing showcasing their range from high notes to low ones. This song has made it on several best songs of all-time list and awards won were a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group and MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video.
1. So Amazing
The number one spot on this list goes to the song, So Amazing from Jagged Edge’s second album. The song is about a man who loves the woman he is with and feels that there is nothing they cannot get through if they just stick together. The lyrics of this song are some of Jagged Edge’s best work and the music video was great too. The song made the group wins various awards and it even won a Grammy award in 2003 for Best R&B Vocal Performance by the Group. It is an amazing modern R&B love song that got more attention to the fun.
Jagged Edge is one of the best R&B groups to come out in the 90s and early 2000s. They have several hit songs that everyone knows, but just as many underrated songs that should be recognized more than they are. Their debut album was one of the best albums in 1997, so they have a ton of great songs to be ranked on this list. The group will always have my respect for making some of the best R&B songs of all time.