Best of the Rest: Alicia Keys’ Jane Doe

Songs In A Minor album cover This is one of the better songs from Alicia’s debut joint, but a lot of critics called the song too childish and beneath the talent of an artist like Alicia Keys.

The song is a catty little ditty about not letting a man go so some other chick can take him, but the melancholy quality in Alicia’s voice actually gives this song a bit more depth.  More importantly, this is one of the best tracks Alicia has ever sung over.  This joint knocks (check out the beatboxing) and co-writer Kandi’s background vocal arrangement, with those ill ass harmonies, completely elevates the song. Don’t sleep.

More:
Best of the Rest – Full List
Best of the Rest – Explained

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