Born December 22, 1989, Jordin Brianna Sparks is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She came into the limelight in 2007 after becoming the youngest winner in the history of American Idol at 17. She then released her debut studio album later that year, which sold more than 2 million copies worldwide and was certified platinum by RIAA. From this album, Jordin gifted the music world Tattoo and No Air, both Billboard Hot 100 top-ten singles. Here are ten of the best Jordin Sparks Songs ranked.
10. S.O.S. (Let the Music Play)
Jordin Sparks released S.O.S (Let the Music Play) in 2009 as part of her Battlefield album. In addition to being her second release from that album, the song rose to number thirteen in the United Kingdom and number forty-four on the Australian Music Charts. S.O.S (Let the Music Play) was most successful in Sweden, where it peaked at number 7, making it a top 10 hit in that country. Unfortunately, it failed to chart on US Billboard Hot 100 despite its international success. It is a remix of the earlier original.
9. This Is My Now
This Is My Now is the hit most fans first associated with Jordin Sparks. Jordin sang it in her final performance on American Idol, which she later won. Written by Scott Krippayne and Jeff Peabody, this amazing track was also her first official single release. Its popularity among American Idol fans – thanks to Jordin’s performance – propelled it to number fifteen on the US Billboard Hot 100.
8. Double Tap
Jordin Sparks released Double Tap in 2015 on her Right Here Right Now album. As the first song in the album, it served as a great introduction to Spark’s growing vocal range and talent. It features 2 Chainz, who contributes a magnificent rap verse that brings the song together perfectly. Overall, Double Tap is a smooth jam that is somewhat reminiscent of Janet Jackson.
7. Don’t Let It Go to Your Head
In 2009, Jordin Sparks released an album entitled Battlefield, which spawned the song Don’t Let It Go to Your Head. This soft ballad was released as the third single from the album and as a single only in the United Kingdom. Composed by Fefe Dobson, Billy Steinberg, and Josh Alexander, Don’t Let It Go to Your Head is a beautiful song with powerful, heartwarming lyrics delivered through Spark’s exceptional voice.
6. One Step at a Time
Almost anyone who was alive at the time of its release can sing the lyrics to One Step at a Time. This 2009 release was part of Sparks’ album entitled Jordin Sparks and took the music world by storm. On the US Billboard Hot 100, One Step at a Time peaked at number seventeen. It also rose to number two on the New Zealand Charts, number twelve on the Australian Music Charts, and number sixteen in the UK.
5. Art of Love (with Guy Sebastian)
Art of Love is credited to Guy Sebastian, featuring Jordin Sparks, and was a collaboration between these two powerhouses. Released in 2009 as part of the Like It Like That album, this song experienced notable success outside the United States. It rose to number seven on the New Zealand Music Charts and number eight on the Australian Music Charts. It is an overall beautiful song that will leave you wanting more from Jordin Sparks.
4. Celebrate (Duet with Whitney Houston)
Celebrate was the collaboration of the year in 2012. Bringing together Jordin Sparks and the once-in-a-lifetime talent Whitney Houston, this duet is simply sensational. It was released as part of the Sparkle: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album and is the last song Whitney Houston recorded before her unfortunate death. Both artists lend their incredible voices to this spectacular rendition in a way that music lovers will never get enough of, even after multiple repeats.
Released in 2007, Tattoo was part of the Jordin Sparks album. It was also the first single from Jordin Sparks – the album – and became a top ten hit in the United States, peaking at number eight on the US Billboard Hot 100. Internationally, Tattoo was a sensational hit with fans, peaking at number twenty-four in the United Kingdom and number three on the Canadian Music Charts. It also rose to number five on the Australian Music Charts.
Battlefield the song was released on the Battlefield album in 2009. It was the first song from the album and one of Jordin Spark’s most popular and successful releases to date. Upon its release, this powerful track rose to number ten on the US Billboard Hot 100, making it a top ten hit. It also peaked at number five on the Canadian Music Charts and number eleven in the United Kingdom. In Australia, Battlefield held the number four position on the Australian Music Charts.
1. No Air
Number one on our list is the most famous song from Jordin Sparks – No Air. A collaboration between her and Chris Brown, this song was released in 2007 as the second single from the Jordin Sparks album. Fans immediately fell in love with the song, as evidenced by its performance on major charts. No Air is the highest Billboard Hot 100 ranking song by Jordin Sparks, having peaked at number three on the chart. Internationally, it dominated several charts, including holding the number three position in the United Kingdom and peaking at number one on the New Zealand Music Charts. No Air was also the top song that year on the Australian ARIA Music Sales Charts.
Obviously, this list of the top ten best Jordin Sparks Songs does not cover Sparks’ entire career, which has been impressive, to say the least. However, it is the crème de la crème of her repertoire, featuring some of her best work to date. Songs like Battlefield, Tattoo, and No Air continue to be as enjoyable and relevant today as they were when Sparks released them years ago. What you will most likely enjoy from this collection is Sparks’ powerful and unique voice that saw her earn an American Idol win at only 17.