Our Top 10 Joss Stone Songs list takes a look at one of the most soulful singers to arrive on the music scene in the past twenty years. Joss Stone is a perfect example of the differences between the United States and the United Kingdom as far as taste in music goes. In similar fashion to Amy Winehouse, Joss Stone found instant success in the UK when she released her first album. In fact, in the UK, Joss Stone had five charting singles on the UK music charts from her first two albums. In the U.S she had none. Eventfully Joss Stone did find some success in the U.S., but she has been a far bigger star in the United Kingdom.
Joss Stone’s debut album was released in the U.K and around the world in 2003 entitled The Soul Sessions. Joss Stone’s follow up album Mind Body & Soul was released one year later in 2004. Three years would pass by before Joss Stone would release her third record in 2007 entitled Introducing Joss Stone. In 2009, she released Colour Me Free!, in 2011 LP1, in 2012 The Soul Sessions Vol. 2 and her most recent album as of this writing was released five years ago in 2015 entitled Water for Your Soul.
Our Top 10 Joss Stone songs list is just a sampling of some of our favorite Joss Stone Songs. If you are unfamiliar with some of her work, we hope this list inspires you to check out her entire catalog. We tried to include songs from all aspects of her career. Of course, there are many missing, but we think this will serve as a great starting point.
# 10 – Super Duper Love
We open up our top 10 Joss Stone songs list with a track from her first album entitled “Super Duper Love (Are You Diggin’ on Me?) Pt. 1.” We wanted to open up this Joss Stones songs list with a great one. The song appeared as the second track on the album. “Super Duper Love (Are You Diggin’ on Me?) Pt. 1” was written by Willie Garner. The song was originally released by Sugar Billy in 1974. Joss Stone’s first album entitled The Soul Sessions was an album that consisted entirely of covers. And what great cover versions they were.
# 9 – No Man’s Land – feat Jeff Beck
When one of the greatest guitarist of all time meets one of the most soulful singers of the past twenty years, sparks will fly. And that’s exactly what happened when Joss Stone and Jeff Beck teamed up to record this non-album single “No Man’s Land.” The song was written in 1976 by Eric Bogle. The song was written as a tribute to young soldiers killed in battle. It utilizes themes that go back to the 18th century in European History. It’s a a folk song that has been covered by hundreds of artists.
# 8 – The Anwser
This great grooving song “The Anwser,” was released on Joss Stone’s 2015 album Water for Your Soul. Its such an inspiring song that just fills your heart with hope and passion This is a great one. It was released as the album’s second single. The song was written by Joss Stone, Jonathan Shorten and Conner Reeves.
# 7 – Pillow Talk
One of our favorite songs of all time meets one of our favorite singers of all time. Joss Stone’s cover of “Pillow Talk,” just oozes 70s soul. Her laid back vocal approach on this one defines just how brilliant and talented a singer she is, as singing soft is ten times harder than letting loose. A great addition to this top 10 Joss Stone songs list to simply define her versatility and talent.
# 6 – Tell Me What We’re Gonna Do Now
Continuing with our top 10 Joss Stone songs list we turn to her great album Introducing Joss Stone. This was Joss Stone’s third album . It was released in 2007. The album was a huge success in the United States as Joss Stone’s record company got behind a mass campaign to break the singer in the U.S after she had found great success in the U.K. The song “Tell Me What We’re Gonna Do,” was released as the album’s second single.
# 5 – Cry Baby / Piece of My Heart with Melissa Etheridge
We could not out together a top 10 Joss Stone songs list without including this dramatic performance that Joss Stone celebrated with the legendary Melissa Etheridge at the 2005 Grammy Awards. Many singers have tried to cover Janis Joplin songs but could never come close to matching Joplin’s iconic vocals. Joss Stone had no problem with this one. Her incredible performance was one for the ages. When Melissa Etheridge joined Joss Stone on stage while she was batting cancer, the audience went wild. This performance will go down as one of the greatest in Grammy Awards history. The live performance was also released as a single. Do not miss watching this.
# 4 – Fell In Love With A Boy
This great Joss Stone cover of the classic White Stripes song “Fell In Love With A Boy,” was released on Joss Stone’s debut album The Soul Sessions. Wow, talk about really reworking a song. This sounds nothing like the original and really speaks to how brilliant an artist and singer Joss Stone is. You know Jack White had to be digging this.
# 3 – Tie – You Had Me /Right To Be Wrong / Spoiled
Sorry, but we are going to cheat just a bit here. Joss Stone’s second album Mind Body & Soul stands as one of the great rock and roll soul albums released in the past twenty years. We were at a loss for how we were going to pick out our favorite songs from this album since the record is just packed with great ones. So, in the end, we decided to initiate a three way tie to be placed on this list. And we still got one more to go. If your only going to pick up one Joss Stone album, Mind Body & Soul is the one to get.
# 2 – Don’t Cha Wanna Ride
As we close in on the number one spot on this Joss Stone songs list, we present the great track “Don’t Cha Wanna Ride.” The song was released on the album Mind Body & Soul. It was the fourth single released from the album and the second one to reach the UK top 20. It stands as our favorite track from the Mind Body & Soul album and one of our favorite Joss Stone songs of all time
# 1 – Tell Me About It
Our number one pick on this top 10 Joss Stone songs list is the classic Joss Stone track “Tell Me ’bout It.” The song was released on Joss Stone’s third album Introducing Joss Stone. The song was the lead single from the record. It was the first Joss Stone single to break the U.S. Billboard Top 100. The song was more successful in the U.K as it was a top 40 hit on the Eastern side of the Atlantic. The video for the track was amazing as is the song, and of course as is the great Joss Stone
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