The 10 Best Xscape Songs of All-Time
In 2017 during an interview with V-103, Xscape announced that they were working on an album and a tour, and we couldn’t wait to see what they had in store for us. With three platinum albums and ten number one songs on the Billboard charts, Xscape are one of the most prominent R&B girl groups of the ’90s. The group’s most significant breakthrough came in 1993 after releasing their debut album, Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha, which was certified platinum and sold over 7 million records worldwide. In 1997, two famous African American movies: Soul Food and Love Jones, featured Xscape’s songs as their soundtrack. The group’s next album, Off the Hook, was certified platinum with the tracks “Feels So Good” and “Who Can I Run To,” being certified gold in the United States. The band’s third album, Traces of My Lipstick, dropped in 1998 and was their final album. Xscape dissolved in 1998 for each member to pursue solo projects. The band’s Great Xscape Tour reformed the band in 2017. In 2018, the group announced that one of its members, Kandi Burruss, had taken a break due to being on Broadway and wouldn’t be featured in its upcoming projects. Xscape had to rebrand to XSCAP3, which featured Tamika and Latocha Scott and Tameka “Tiny” Harris. XSCAP3 has released three singles; two of those singles brought about the release of their first EP as a trio. Please check out our ranking of the top ten Xscape songs of all time.
10. Love On My Mind
It’s a little difficult to find songs that express love quite as well as “Love On My Mind” does. This song was released in 1993 as Xscape’s fourth R&B single. This track is characterized as the 1900s R&B/soul music. “Love On My Mind” was written by multi-instrumentalist and composer Manuel Lonnie Seal. The track video is one of the choreographed dance videos released by the band. “Love On My Mind” peaked at number 46 on the Billboard Hot 100 and charted at number 16 on the R&B Singles chart.
9. My Little Secret
There are so many aspects of this song that I adore. But most of all, I love the beats, and Kandi Burruss is killing those high notes. “My Little Secret” is the band’s second single from their third album, Traces of My Lipstick. This track is about a sexual relationship in a cheating love affair. This song became Xscape’s last single to reach the top ten charts, charting at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks. Lil Twist, Lil Wayne’s Young Money group member, sampled this song on his first single, “Little Secret.”
8. Feels So Good
Off the Hook had a couple of liked hits that gave the band a taste of success that they’d been longing for a lengthy moment. “Feels So Good” is the first single from the album. The song’s lead vocalists are Kendi and La Tocha. The track peaked at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #8 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks. It charted at #34 and #24 in New Zealand and the UK.
7. Memory Lane
“Memory Lane” is one of Xscape’s most recent successful singles. It is one of the tracks released after the Queens returned to the music industry. The song is among those released by XSCAP3, the rebranded version of Xscape. The stunning vocals of this catchy song stand out. “Memory Lane” was featured in two movies as their soundtrack. The two movies were the 2000 movie “Hanging Up” and the 2006 “The Return.”
6. Do You Want To
The number six song in our countdown of the best Xscape songs contains one of the most creative videos, which was shot in a beauty salon. The video features Tiny’s ex-fiance and baby daddy, Z-Bo. “Do You Want To” is the fourth single from the band’s second studio album, Off the Hook. MC Lyte is featured in this excellent hit single. The song peaked at #50 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #9 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & tracks.
“Understanding” is the group’s second song from their 1993 debut album, Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha. “Understanding” peaked at position eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and hit the top spot on the Hot R&B Singles Chart, where it spent two weeks. The song also reached number 15 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart. The single was also certified gold in the United States. “Understanding” music video got into the most-played weekly charts at MTV and BET and peaked at number one on The Box.
4. Just Kickin’ It
This song is on Xscape’s debut album, Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha. Jermaine Dupri and Manuel Seal wrote this great hit. “Just Kickin’ It” was Xscape’s most commercially successful single, peaking at position two on the Billboard Hot 100 and hitting the top spot on the Hot R&B Singles, where it spent four weeks.
3. Am I Dreaming
“Am I Dreaming” is the tenth single from Xcape’s Traces of My Lipstick album. This song was also on Ol Skool’s album, Ol Skool, released in 1997. In this song, Xscape teamed up with Keith Sweat and Ol Skool in one of my favorite R&B collaborations of the ’90s. The song’s harmony is excellent, and this song is a straight-up classic.
2. The Arms Of The One Who Loves You
“The Arms Of The One Who Loves You” is the number two song on our list of the best Xscape songs of all time. This pop ballad was released on Valentine’s Day. This track was a significant hit for the band and was sent to mainstream urban radio stations. The Scott sisters take the lead on this particular song. “The Arms Of Who Loves You” charted at No.7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and No.4 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The track sold 800,000 copies and was certified gold by the RIAA.
1. Who Can I Run To
The number one song on our list of the greatest Xscape songs is “Who Can I Run To.” The track is among those released by Xscape that were well received by their fans. Charles B. Simmons, Richard Roebuck, and Frank Alstin Jr. wrote this beautiful masterpiece. “Who Can I Run To” was initially recorded by one of the American R&B vocal bands, The Jones Girls. The song was released as a B-side to the single “You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else.” Billboard ranked the song at No. 58 on their 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time list.