Take a look at the below list of Chaka Khan Top 10 Songs and Albums of All Time till 2017 with new and upcoming songs 2017. Perhaps, you know the name, Chaka Khan; you know her hair, her smile; but most importantly you know her voice. Chaka is a legend, straightforward and understandable. Yvette Marie Stevens (legendary Chaka Khan) is both a singer and a songwriter. Chaka has been active in the music industry since the 1970’s. Her flavorful and melodic vocals have enabled her to establish herself as one of the greatest artists in the entertainment world. For the last four decades, Chaka Khan has written many songs which range from the “I’m Every Woman” to I feel for you. Luckily, most of her songs have entered the Billboard charts and even won her awards.
List of Top 10 songs by Chaka Khan of all time Till 2017
10. I Feel For You
The first version of “I Feel For You” produced by Prince, featured a Melle Mel’s rap, a sample of Wonder’s track “Fingertips” and Stevie Wonder on the harmonica. The blend of high-quality funk, tech, and hip hop hit number one on Billboard R&B chart in addition to earning Chaka a Granny in the year 1985. Chaka was selected the Best R&B Vocal Performance Female.
9. I’m Every Woman
Chaka released “I’m Every Woman” in the year 1978 on his album “Chaka.” The writer of this song is the legendary duo, Nickolas Ashford, and Valerie Simpson. The high single reached number one on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. The legendary Whitney Houston later released another version of the same song.
8. Through the Fire
Penned by the legendary songwriter King David Foster, “Through the Fire” was a 1980s pop power ballad which ranked as number one on the R&B charts. The adult contemporary hit enabled Chaka to stand out as a powerful woman among the many producing R&B/soul music. The song is a real classic, and any R&B lover should give it a listen.
7. Ain’t Nobody
“Ain’t Nobody” was the last single track that Chaka released with Rufus. The song, recorded in the year 1983, appeared on the band’s live “Stompin’ at the Savoy” album as a bonus track. The favorite also appeared on the singer’s “Life Is a Dance” remix album later. What’s more, the song hit number one on the Billboard’s R&B charts after the release.
6. Tell Me Something Good
The iconic Stevie Wonder is the writer of this song: “Tell Me Something Good.” The excellent track marked Chaka Khan and Rufus’ bona fide track unitedly as a band. The singers featured it on the 1974 gold selling album “Rags to Rufus.” The song also ranked among the top five on both the Billboard R&B and the Pop charts. The legendary Stevie Wonder was the writer of the song.
5. Never Miss the Water
In 1995, Gerry DeVeaux and Charlie Mole wrote the song “Never Miss the Water.” Chaka Khan later performed it including the vocals of Meshell Ndegeocello. The song had taken a long time before the production team released it. It appeared in the 1997 Chaka Khan’s Epiphany: The Best of Chaka Khan, Vol. 1. The song hit number 36 on the United States dance chart. It was Khan’s sixth and the latest issue one track, to date.
4. What Cha’ Gonna Do for Me
Released on 15th April 1981, “What Cha’ Gonna Do for Me” ranked as number one hit on the Billboard R&S chart. It was Chaka’s third single and the title track of Chaka’s “What Cha’ Gonna Do for Me” album. The song hit number one on the Billboard R&B chart soon after its release. The writers of the impressive track included the underrated singer and songwriter Ned Doheny (recently celebrated on hailed Numero Group anthology). This is one of the Chaka Khan Top 10 Songs of All Time till 2017.
3. Them There Eyes
Hearkening back to her firm jazz influences, Chaka Khan paid homage to the singer Billie Holiday with the inspired lush cover version of “Lady Day” song. The song appeared on Chaka Khan’s Granny nominated album “Echoes of the Era” released in the year 1983.
2. My Funny Valentine
Issued on november 14, 1995, “My Funny Valentine” was a great contribution to Chaka’s album “Waiting to Exhale.” Even though Chaka Khan didn’t release the song immediately after production, after hitting the airwaves it managed to move a large population. The soulful voice of Chaka Khan in the slow ballad shows that the producer had put the finishing touch on the soundtrack.
“Masterjam” was the title track of Chaka Khan and Rufus album “Masterjam.” The song boasted master horn arrangements, danceable funk grooves and killer vocals. The song was also a mark of the second or last studio album Chaka Khan released with the group.
Chaka Khan Bonus Love Songs
1. Do You Love What You Feel
“Do You Love What You Feel” is a song that Chaka Khan and Rufus released their eighth album, “Masterjam” in 1979 (Quincy Jones was the producer of the album). The song stood at number one on the R&B Billboard Singles chart. In addition to singing all the lead and the background vocals on the album, Chaka also offered the vocal arrangements.
2. I Know You, I Live You
Producer Arif Mardin produced “I Know You, I Live You” for Chaka Khan’s album “What Cha’ Gonna Do for Me.” The single demonstrated what happens after Chaka’s vocals have met Jazz shaped funk soul, stellar song arrangement, and a killer horn section. The great album was also selected for Granny award.
The legendary songwriters Valerie Simpson and Nick Ashford wrote and produced this classic song: “Clouds.” After it had hit the airwaves, the song rose to the top 10 on the Billboard R&B single chart. The song also featured on the second solo album, “Naughty,” which Khan produced. If you don’t know what Chaka Khan says in this song, you better give it a listen today.
Chaka Khan released many great hits. For instance, her song “We Can Work It Out” proved her abilities in creating excellent pop tunes. The song which appeared on her 1981 album, “What Cha’ Gonna Do for Me,” features new horns symphony and Moog bass that the diva’s powerful voice drives.