Album: Next Friday Soundtrack (1999)

It's strange: In her short career, Aaliyah managed to craft five hits that were released solely on movie soundtracks. This was one of them. Featured on the soundtracks for both Romeo Must Die and Next Friday, "I Don't Wanna," was a sullen record that would have fit perfectly on One in a Million, thanks to its somber keys, halted delivery, and abrasive honesty. It also made for the perfect (or worst) song to play after a breakup, with lyrics like "I can't sleep with you, think without you, eat without you, speak without you, be without out you, I can't even breathe without..." It's heavy stuff made palpable thanks to Aaliyah's even tone. —Damien Scott  

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