The latest article on the top ten Keri Hilson songs looks at some of the best songs from the Georgia born singer and actress who rose to prominence after appearing in Timbaland’s music video for the song, “The Way I Are.” She was signed to Timbaland’s record label Mosley Music in 2006 and became popular for her R&B songs which mainly talked about intimacy and womanhood. Her debut studio album, In a Perfect World, debuted at #4 on the US Billboard 200 and was certified gold by the RIAA. The album featured some great hits such as, “Knock You Down,” which were influential in helping her earn two Grammy Award nominations. Over the course of her career, she has released two studio albums and appeared in several films including the 2012 film, Think Like a Man. Check out the top ten Keri Hilson songs of all time.
10. How Does It Feel
According to Keri Hilson, this song was a female anthem dedicated to men who don’t want to act right. The song is contained in her 2009 album, In a Perfect World. In the song, Keri Hilson goes as far as warning the man in question to get his act together or else he will have to suffer the consequences of seeing her with another man. The song’s production is excellent and it is surprising how the whole album was so underrated.
9. Turn My Swag On
“Turn My Swag On” was initially recorded by Soulja Boy in 2008 but there is no doubt that Keri Hilson killed it in her own version of the song. The song contains some DJ vocals and Keri Hilson’s verses are quite catchy. The song is featured in Keri Hilson’s album, In a Perfect World.
8. One Night Stand
The number eight song on our list of the top ten Keri Hilson songs is an underrated gem from her 2010 album, No Boys Allowed. This R&B and Soul ballad features verses from Chris Brown which were co-written by himself, alongside Kevin McCall and Charlie Bereal who was also among the song’s producers. Despite many critics calling it a “soggy duet” there is no doubting the fact that Keri Hilson and Chris brown’s vocals were very impressive.
Coming in at number seven is a son that is primarily set in a boxing ring with Keri Hilson playing as a love interest whose trainer is also her lover. In the song, Keri Hilson depicts how she is doing much to save their relationship but nothing is working hence the phrase, “this love is taking all of my energy.” The song was a hit among critics and performed well on the charts, peaking at #78 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and #21 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
6. Lose Control ft. Nelly
“Lose Control” is the sixth song from Keri Hilson’s 2010 album, No Boys Allowed. The song’s lyrics were written by Ester Dean and was produced by Stargate. The song tells the tale of a woman who is attracted to a guy who knows his dance moves in the club. In the chorus, Keri Hilson encourages the man to put his hands on her body before Nelly comes in with his equally sexually-charged verse. With over fifty million views on YouTube, there is no doubt that this song was quite popular at its peak.
5. Number One ft. R. Kelly
Coming in at number five is Keri Hilson’s collaboration with R.Kelly from her 2009 album, Untitled. The duo complements each other perfectly, and, sadly, we never got to see them make more music together. The song’s video features both artists wearing Michael Jackson-inspired jackets in what was a tribute to the late great MJ. The video appeared at #92 on BET’s Top 100 Notarized videos.
4. Turnin Me On ft. Lil Wayne
Back in 2008, when this song was released, Lil Wayne was at his peak, and getting him on your song was something big. “Turnin’ Me On” marked a slight change in sound for Keri Hilson, with the song having a more urban, hip hop in favor of pop-oriented tunes, which we had heard in her previous tunes. As usual, Keri Hilson impressed so much on the vocals with Lil Wayne complementing her with one of the most surprising raps since Lisa Lopes appeared on TLC’s “Waterfalls.”
3. Pretty Girl Rock
The number three song on our countdown of the top ten Keri Hilson songs was arguably the standout song on her 2010 album, No Boys Allowed. The track contains some catchy lyrics, and its production was excellent. The song was written by Ne-Yo and Chuck Harmony, and the lyrics were about how every woman should feel about herself. The song has an amazing video in which Keri Hilson portrays herself as a woman living in different eras from 1920 to 2010. In the video, she had to change her outfit at least ten times.
2. Superhuman ft. Chris Brown
Coming in at number two is a duet that Keri Hilson did alongside Chris Brown, and what a superb collaboration it turned out to be. The song has aged well, to be honest, and “Superhuman” is one of those songs you would want to play at your wedding. The song’s video was shot in Charlotte, North Carolina, along with Ludacris’s “Dreamer” and “What Them Girls Like.”
1. Knock You Down
“Knock You Down” comes out top in our list of the top ten Keri Hilson songs, and what a hit this song was back in 2009. Despite critics arguing that Kanye West and Ne-Yo overwhelmed Keri Hilson’s appearance in the song, the song was radio-friendly, and it is arguably the greatest Keri Hilson song. Keri Hilson’s vocals are incredible, and Kanye West’s verse referenced Michael Jackson and the abuse he faced from his father. The chorus talks about how hard love can get, despite it being so sweet. “Knock You Down” peaked at #3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and has been certified double platinum.