John Legend isn’t the most famous celebrity out there. He’s not the most successful or the richest entertainer either. And, Legend doesn’t care to have the media’s attention on his personal life.
We can all agree, the singer is far from being the most obnoxious celebrity in Hollywood, and that’s just fine with him. Fans love the entertainer because of his down-to-earth personality and charm.
Legend is an incredible singer and songwriter, and his music showcases the emotions and depth he has. He clearly proves one thing: You can be a great singer today, without “flexing” your clothes or chains and cars on social media.
So, if you haven’t heard of his music, you should check out these 25 Top John Legend Songs you will fall in love with!
We are opening our list with Legend’s latest song. “Preach” was released as a single by John Legend Music and Sony Music Entertainment on February 15, 2019. Nothing special but we like it.
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
John Legend and Ariana Grande covered “Beauty and the Beast” two years ago.
The song was part of the 2017 movie’s soundtrack, but it’s not quite the same as Celine Dion’s and Peabo Bryson’s classic 1991 version.
No Other Love (2009)
Legend surprises us nicely here, with adding a reggae twist to the song.
British R&B singer Estelle is joining Legend beautifully in this song and the outcome is really catchy. Whatever happened to her, really?
When Christmas Comes (2011)
You know a Christmas song’s good when the legendary Mariah Carey is in it.
Legend and Mariah joined forces in 2011, producing an awesome Christmas song that unfortunately didn’t have any significant commercial success.
Tonight (Best You Ever Had) (2012)
“Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” peaked at number 12 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, but didn’t conquer the charts or anything.
However, it still sold over a million copies becoming platinum in the United States.
Ludacris also takes part in the song, in one of his last successful collaborations.
Save Room (2006)
Shot in various locations of New York, “Save Room” is one of Legend’s best songs. Hopefully, he saved enough room for all those girlfriends in the video.
Lay Me Down (2015)
Technically, this isn’t a John Legend song. Originally released by Sam Smith, “Lay Me Down” was released in 2015 as the official Red Nose Day charity single.
“Glory” was released on December 11, 2014, by Columbia Records as the theme song from the 2014 film Selma. The film portrays the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches.
John Legend and Common (who also co-starred as Civil Rights Movement leader James Bevel in the film) gave us a very powerful performance that we will not forget easily.
Everybody Knows (2009)
“Everybody Knows” was the third single from John Legend’s third studio album, Evolver.
The song was released as a download-only single in the UK in 2009, which coincided with his UK tour for Evolver.
A Good Night (2018)
As Legend stated, this song is about a magical night where you meet someone you immediately connect with and can envision a future together.
Produced by Ryan Huffman for Whitelist.tv in conjunction with Google, it was captured entirely on 23 Google Pixel 2 smartphones.
Summer Nights (2016)
Make no mistake! This is a Tiësto song, OK? However, it wouldn’t be the same song without Legend’s contribution.
The song was written and produced by the legendary Dutch DJ and Legend just donates his voice.
It was released by Musical Freedom three summers ago and we still dance to it.
Wake Up Everybody (2010)
Originally recorded by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, with Teddy Pendergrass singing it, this song is a Soul classic.
John Legend decided to do his thing with this tune back in 2010. After joining forces with The Roots, this was the first single taken from their politically themed album ‘Wake Up!’ (2010).
Despite failing to enter the Billboard Hot 100, “Heaven” treated Legend really good.
Legend won his second consecutive Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 49th award ceremony with this song.
It produced two music videos. Not bad for a song that didn’t even make it to the charts.
Number One (2015)
“Number One” is the third single released from John Legend’s debut album ‘Get Lifted.’
It features Kanye West and includes a sample of the song “Let’s Do It Again” by The Staple Singers. Unlike its title suggests, it didn’t go anywhere near the top spot of the Billboard charts.
If You're Out There (2008)
This song was released digitally back in 2008 and was heavily inspired by Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.
Not the kind of song you will hear to a party. I’m just warning you.
Show Me (2007)
The song is special to John Legend, as it’s one of his favorites according to his own words.
Interestingly, the music video of the song is tailored to fit the theme of the Anti-Poverty campaign which Legend started shortly afterward.
Is this one of his best songs? Definitely not. Why is it so high in this list you may wonder, right?
Let’s just put it this way: in the music video of this song, he met his wife Chrissy Teigen. How could we ever ignore that?!
“Higher” isn’t exactly a John Legend song. It was released as the third single from DJ Khaled’s album ‘Father of Asahd’ on May 17, 2019.
However, the song features the late rapper Nipsey Hussle and John Legend.
Furthermore, it’s the most recent release including John legend as a lead or featured artist.
Like I'm Gonna Lose You (2015)
“Like I’m Gonna Lose You” is a song recorded by Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend.
It was released on June 23, 2015, as the fourth and final single from Trainor’s debut studio album ‘Title.’
The song was a major success and was certified quadruple platinum in the US for selling over four million copies.
You & I (Nobody in the World) (2014)
This is a song in which Legend shows his respect and appreciation for the true beauty of all women.
Most importantly, he sings about his love, thus his wife Chrissy Teigen. And he has our respect for this.
Ordinary People (2005)
“Ordinary People” was released as Legend’s debut album’s second single.
While Legend was still introducing his music to the crowds, the critics were complementing the song, praising it for its raw emotion and simplicity.
At the 48th Annual Grammy Awards “Ordinary People” won him an award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.
Love Me Now (2016)
In this song, John Legend sings about the love he feels for his family and life.
And he’s obviously grateful about it. He also introduces us to his gorgeous baby girl.
All of Me (2013)
This is another song that Legend has dedicated to his wife. In 2014, the song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 becoming his first number-one single in the US.
It also sold more than 12 million copies worldwide and has reached over 1,5 billion views on YouTube. You made it big Mr. Legend.
Green Light (2008)
“Green Light” was released in 2008 by Columbia Records.
It features vocals from André 3000 of the Outkast (Sorry Mrs. Jackson), who literally takes this song on another level.
Used to Love U (2004)
Released as Legend’s debut single as well as the album’s first single in August 2004, “Used to Love U” remains to this day the best song from the singer.