20. Christopher Williams "I'm Dreamin'" (1991)
Album: New Jack City Soundtrack
Label: Giant Records
Producer: Stanley Brown
In retrospect, it may seem weird that such a romantic song would be in the soundtrack for a movie as grim as New Jack City. But the inclusion of "I'm Dreamin'" humanizes the movie's characters. The villainous Nino Brown had dreams just like the undercover cops did in the movie. While reality crushes the characters' dreams, we find Christopher Williams caught living his, and it sounds like he may never wake up.