John Legend needs little introduction so I’ll keep this short and just list his career achievements in bullet points.
- 10 Grammy Awards
- 1 Golden Globe
- 1 Academy Award
- Sung with/for Kanye West, Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, Lauryn Hill, and more
- Reached Billboard 100 #1 with single All Of Me
- Married to swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen
- Super into charity
I could go on, but the general idea is that he is an amazing, successful, talented human being, and we should all listen to more John Legend. Especially before, during, and after sex.
OK, fine. This isn’t really an unknown song, and I’m a little biased because this is one of my favourite songs ever and has been since I was a kid. The opening baseline gets my feet tapping every time and the crisp organ is groovy as hell. This song makes me wish I was Chrissy Teigen, so I could spend my life being serenaded by John Legend.
Let’s Get Lifted Again
Most casual John Legend fans know the song Let’s Get Lifted, but this deep cut is also essential. Short, sweet, and sexy. You can barely hear what John Legend is saying under the slow funk guitar riff, but it doesn’t matter. His perfect falsetto is breathy and his voice goes on these high wandering notes as he croons, “So much, so much I want to show you.”
Another track off Legend’s legendary album Evolver. The lyrics are bittersweet and melancholy as Legend asks for a second chance in a relationship he messed up. Stuff about wasting love and taking a chance. It’s a bit sappy, but anyone who’s ever been too afraid to commit to a relationship fully will relate to the song. With swelling violin in the background and John Legend’s voice at the forefront, this is one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard.