9. "Doesn't Mean Anything" (2009)
Producer: Alicia Keys, Kerry "Krucial" Brothers
Album: The Element of Freedom
The first single from her fourth studio album is about love over materialism. Scaled piano chords and heavy drums give the record a heavy emotional tug which is intensified by Keys' vocals. She nails the perspective of someone madly in love so well. It’s so simple but she crafts the track beautifully.