47. WHERE I WANNA BE (1999)
Artist: Donell Jones
Production: Donell Jones, Edward “DJ Eddie F” Ferrell
Acclaim: Buoyed by soft mid-tempos and guitar-plucked instrumentals, Jones offers sophisticated R&B that warms you like a mug of hot cocoa.
Peak moment: The iconic breakup ballad “Where I Wanna Be,” a relationship escape hatch for cold-footed dudes for 14 years (and counting).