Every so often, as you are jamming to your playlist, a familiar tune from yesteryears evokes a flood of memories. This sensation is often linked to iconic artists who once dominated our playlists but have since decided to let newer voices lead the charts.
Now, let’s dive into a list of eight vocal legends we are all secretly wishing would grace our airwaves once more:
Transport yourself back to the early 2000s. And you would be hard-pressed not to feel Ashanti’s influence on R&B. Who could forget the harmonious melodies of “Baby” or her sizzling duets with Ja Rule?
Although she has explored other avenues of entertainment since we are hopeful she will return to her first love: Music.
While many knew her as Jessica Simpson’s younger sister initially, Ashlee carved out her own niche with punk-pop anthems like “Shadow” and “Boyfriend.” After her break, she delved into various ventures.
But fans are eager to hear her raspy voice light up the charts again.
Journey back to the ’90s, when a girl from Alaska took the world by storm with her deeply emotional ballads. Jewel’s rawness, best experienced in tracks like “Hands” and “You Were Meant For Me,” made listeners feel seen.
In a world now brimming with autotuned voices, Jewel’s authentic sound is a breath of fresh air we are all missing.
A prodigy of her time, JoJo’s vocal prowess in tracks like “Too Little Too Late” left an indelible mark. Although she has teased us with snippets of music over the years, we can not help but hope for a full-fledged album.
Something that will once again showcase her vocal dynamism.
This singer’s genre-blending capabilities were nothing short of magical. With Nelly, you never quite knew what was next, from the soul-searching “Turn Off The Light” to the playful “Maneater.”
In the age of genre crossovers, Nelly’s return could be both timely and revolutionary.
McCartney was not just another teen idol. He was a sensation. From the earnest “Beautiful Soul” to the bop that is “Shake,” McCartney offered us a rollercoaster of emotions.
While he has been on a hiatus, exploring various artistic avenues, we believe the pop scene could use his melodic touch once more.
The prince of neo-soul, D’Angelo was in a league of his own. Songs like “Lady” showcased his ability to merge sultry vocals with unforgettable beats. In today’s world, where old-school R&B is making a resurgence, D’Angelo’s return would be nothing short of monumental.
With her unforgettable guitar riffs and catchy choruses, Michelle gave us classics like “All You Wanted.” Her voice, filled with both vulnerability and strength, is something we would love to see take over the pop-rock scene once again.
So, the world would undoubtedly groove a little harder and feel a touch more magical if these eight stars decided to serenade us anew.