Album: Aaliyah (2001)

If it weren't from some low-in-the-mix beatboxing and complicated drum programming, "I Care 4 U" wouldn't register as a Timbaland production. The electric piano and extremely earnest multi-tracked vocals give off the sheen of neo-soul; this is Aaliyah doing Angie Stone. Simmering over with a warmth that has seemingly little in common with the eccentric soundscapes of "Are You That Somebody" or "Try Again," "I Care 4 U" showed a different path Aaliyah might've walked down. —Ross Scarano