Album: I Care 4 U (2002)

Aaliyah's voice did longing so well. The lightness of her touch when stretching out and fluttering the final syllable of a word like "over" in "Come Over" is too pretty. It's actually painful. R&B in the '90s and early aughts isn't synonymous with restraint, which is what makes this ode to booty calls all the more necessary. It's even got a little dying-cell-phone bit that's just amusing enough to inspire a brief smile in a song that's otherwise very serious about desire and its satisfaction. —Ross Scarano

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