To Die For: 25 Flawless Songs About Death

R. Kelly "I Wish" (2000)


Although it's been "four long years" since Kelly's friend passed, he's still having a hard time coping with the loss. Reminiscing on everything from partying to playing basketball with his pal, R. Kelly's putting his pain and grief on full (and sometimes agonizing) display. It just takes one listen to "I Wish," and anyone who's ever lost someone they've been close to—especially a platonic friend, who's been around since the old days—will find R. Kelly's sentimental asides resonating particularly hard.  

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