Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel is a British singer and songwriter known as Seal. He started his music career singing in local clubs and bars. His performance of the 1988 S-Express song “Superfly Guy” led to a collaboration with the producer Adamski. They did a cover of Adamski’s single “Killer,” which featured Seal as the vocalist. The song was a significant breakthrough and Seal was signed to ZTT Records. Seal released a self-titled album in 1991, which had several singles and was positively received by critics. The single “Crazy” became an international hit and one of his best-selling singles. His debut album generated instant attention, and he successfully crossed over into the music industry. Over the course of his career, Seal has released several albums such as; Seal II, Human Being, Togetherland, Seal IV, and others. In this article, we take a look at ten of his best songs v ever. Here are the ten best Seal songs ranked in descending order.
10. Future Love Paradise
“Future Love Paradise” is our tenth song on the best Seal songs. The song is about anti-racism and spreading love, and teaching future generations to choose love rather than hate based on race. It is an excellent song received positively by critics and emerged number 12 on the UK Singles Chart. Seal released the song in April 1991 as the lead track on the Future Love EP. The song is featured in POSE’s American Drama Television series, which premiered in May 2021.
9. I Am Your Man
The melodies of the song “I Am Your Man” are so lovely, and Seal’s voice is so calming. The song was written by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson for the Canadian band Bobby Taylor and Vancouververs. Seal did a cover of this song and released it as the lead single for his 2009 greatest hits collection, Hits.
The song “Killer” is a significant hit that gave Seal international recognition. This single was released in March 1990, and it features record producer Adamski as an instrumental while Seal as the vocalist. The song is about transcending whatever holds you back and encourages people to fight for their freedom. “Killer” was a commercial success and sold over 400 copies in the UK, and became number one on the UK Singles Chart. The song was also certified gold by The British Phonographic Industry.
7. My Vision
“My Vision” was produced by Dave Lee, well known as Jakatta, and it features Seal as the vocalist. Seal teamed up with Lee and Rick Salmon to write the song and released it in September 2002. This was one of the best-selling singles that peaked at number six on the UK Singles Chart, and it remained there for 11 weeks. The music video features Seal singing in the desert.
“Amazing” was released in September 2007 as the lead single from Seal’s fifth album, System. Lyrically, the song is about getting off substance abuse and becoming clean and friends who stood by you during the process. This single has been used as the theme song for the Germany’s Next Top Model, Cycle 3 television show. During the Annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2007, Seal performed this single.
5. A Change Is Gonna Come
“A Change Is Gonna Come” was initially recorded and released by American singer Sam Cooke in December 12964. Seal did a cover version of the song and released it in November 2008 as the lead single of his sixth studio album, Soul. The cover version of the song generated instant attention and became a popular version of the song. It is an inspirational song and is used as an anthem for Civil Rights Movements.
4. Love’s Divine
The number four song on our list of the top ten Seal songs is a masterpiece that sees Seal talk about how he was blind in faith, and through prayer, he rediscovers himself and finds fullness and love from God. “Love’s Divine” was written in F Sharp Minor scale and released in May 2003 from Seal’s fourth album, Seal IV. In the music video, Ukrainian-French actress Olga Kurylenko is featured in an acting role.
3. Fly Like an Eagle
“Fly Like an Eagle” was initially written by American artist Steve Miller who released it in December 1976. Later after twenty years, Seal did a cover version of the song and was used as the soundtrack for an American film, Space Jam, in 1996. Seal’s version gained attention and it emerged number ten on the Billboard Hot 100. Steve Miller appreciated Seal, saying that was the best cover version of the song he had heard.
“Crazy” is one of Seal’s biggest hits. Seal wrote the song together with songwriter Guy Sigsworth and released it in November 1990 as his official debut single. Seal was motivated to write the song by the fall of the Berlin Wall and Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989. The song being Seal’s solo hit, it sold over 200,000 copies, and Seal was awarded the 1992 Ivor Novello Award. Also, the single earned a BPI Silver certification and became number two on the UK Singles Charts.
1. Kiss From a Rose
Coming in top of our list is the song “Kiss from a Rose,” which is arguably Seal’s greatest and most famous song. The song was first released as a single from Seal’s second eponymous album in 1994 and later in 1995 re-released it after the producer Trevor Horn made some changes to the recording. The song made over 8 million record sales and topped on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, among other charts. This single won awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year during 1996 Grammy Awards.