Album: Waiting to Exhale: Original Soundtrack Album

Best line: “Eleven years, of sacrifice/And you can leave me at the drop of a dime/Swallowed my fears/Stood by your side/I should have left your ass a thousand times!”

Complex says: We could have picked half the songs on the Waiting to Exhale soundtrack for this list, but out of all the jilted-lover jams on that brilliant CD, this joint takes the cake.

It doesn’t take an R&B historian to know that Mary J. has had her share of rocky relationships. Though things turned out happily ever after for the now-wedded R&B icon, her heartbreaks with K-Ci are well documented. Back when Beyoncé was still in training bras, Mary J. Blige was the go-to girl for inspiration when dealing with a no-good man.