In just over a decade, Alicia Keys has gone from braided prodigy to married mother, with the discography of a legend. Just about every song she's released has impacted the public, and she has 15 Grammys and eight No. 1 singles across pop and R&B charts to show for it. Between her own solo hits, featured appearances, and well-known album cuts, this list came together with releative ease.

Looking at the scope of the music Keys has released over the past several years really gives pushes the point that she's up there with the best. Music critics will always find it difficult to praise contemporary artists on the level of past phenoms, but Keys' catalog makes it a worthy reach. We took on the task of picking our new cover star's greatest records, and ranking them as well. These are the 25 best Alicia Keys songs.

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