Ranking All Of Sade’s songs

Ranking All Of Sade’s songs

Sade (pronounced: shah-DAY) is a band from London, England with Sade Adu as the lead vocalist. The genres can be described as: R&B, Soul, Smooth Jazz, Quiet Storm and Sophisti-Pop.

This is a personal list. And honestly, I haven’t heard one bad song by Sade – I never skip a song. I believe I have most – if not all of Sade’s songs (please comment if I have left any songs out!).

Disclaimer: I don’t count remixes as part of this list, but “The Moon And The Sky (ft. Jay-Z)” and “By Your Side (Neptunes Remix)” from The Ultimate Collection 2011 are both great tracks.

Throughout the list I will post some quotes that other artists has said about Sade. Let’s get into it!

I grew up on soul music, but when my pops introduced me to Sade just before Diamond Life hit, it was a revelation. That voice and her style just took out even the hardest hood at the knees. “Smooth Operator” may have been a smash for everyone worldwide, but that was my track, and you can catch me referencing what she was trying to get across from Paid in Full up to my new album. Being in the biz for about the same amount of time, I respect and try to emulate how she floats above the industry … one of the few that can do things on her own terms, knowing her fans will watch out for her. To this day, she’s one of the artists I can listen to with 100 percent admiration.

Rakim

69. Mermaid (instrumental)
Album: Love Deluxe
Track: 9 of 9
Year: 1992

68. Punch Drunk (instrumental)
Album: Promise 7 of 11
Year: 1985

67. Siempre Hay Esperanza (instrumental)
Album: Stronger Than Pride
Track: 10 of 10
Year: 1988

66. Bring Me Home
Album: Soldier Of Love
Track: 7 of 10
Year: 2010

65. Love Is Found
Album: The Ultimate Collection
Track: 12 of 15
Year: 2011

64. Give It Up
Album: Stronger Than Pride
Track: 8 of 10
Year: 1988

63. Be That Easy
Album: Soldier Of Love
Track: 6 of 10
Year: 2010

62. Mum
DVD: Voices For Darfur
Year: 2005

61. Keep Looking
Album: Stronger Than Pride
Track: 6 of 10
Year: 1988

60. I Would Have Never Guessed
Album: The Ultimate Collection
Track: 13 of 15
Year: 2011

My favorite Sade memory is watching her perform Love Deluxe in its entirety at Madison Square Garden. The band (Sweetback) was so tight, and even though she left her spot at the mike only a couple of times, when she did she was so sexy it was magical. I learned a lot about precision that night. There was not a note or move out of place.

Talib Kweli

59. Turn My Back On You
Album: Stronger Than Pride
Track: 5 of 10
Year: 1988

58. Killer Blow
Album: Absolute Beginners (soundtrack)
Track: 2 of 10
Year: 1986

57. Immigrant
Album: Lovers Rock
Track: 9 of 11
Year: 2000

56. Long Hard Road
Album: Soldier Of Love
Track: 5 of 10
Year: 2010

55. Tar Baby
Album: Promise
Track: 10 of 11
Year: 1985

54. Still In Love With You
Album: The Ultimate Collection
Track: 11 of 15
Year: 2011

53. Fear
Album: Promise
Track: 9 of 11
Year: 1985

52. War Of The Hearts
Album: Promise
Track: 3 of 11
Year: 1985

51. Every Word
Album: Lovers Rock
Track: 8 of 11
Year: 2000



50. Paradise
Album: Stronger Than Pride
Track: 2 of 10
Year: 1988

I always think of the song “Ordinary Love” whenever someone brings up Sade, because that song came out around the time my dad bounced. After he left, my mom used to sit in her room, getting high while listening to “Ordinary Love” over and over again for weeks. That was saddest time of my young life. Whenever I hear that song, I well up with tears.

Joell Ortiz

49. Morning Bird
Album: Soldier Of Love
Track: 3 of 10
Year: 2010

48. The Safest Place
Album: Soldier Of Love
Track: 10 of 10
Year: 2010

47. It’s Only Love That Gets You Through
Album: Lovers Rock
Track: 11 of 11
Year: 2000

46. Haunt Me
Album: Stronger Than Pride
Track: 4 of 10
Year: 1988

45. Love Is Stronger Than Pride
Album: Stronger Than Pride
Track: 1 of 10
Year: 1988

44. Flow
Album: Lovers Rock
Track: 2 of 11
Year: 2000

43. The Moon And The Sky
Album: Soldier Of Love
Track: 1 of 10
Year: 2010

42. I Couldn’t Love You More
Album: Love Deluxe
Track: 3 of 9
Year: 1992

41. Slave Song
Album: Lovers Rock
Track: 6 of 11
Year: 2000



40. Feel No Pain
Album: Love Deluxe
Track: 2 of 9
Year: 1992

“..She walked away smiling, singing Gregory Isaacs

Like, “If I don’t, if I don’t have you”

Showing me her tan line and her tattoo

Playing Sade, Sweetest Taboo

Burning candles, all my other plans got cancelled..”

Mos Def – Ms. Fat Booty

39. Bullet Proof
Album: Love Deluxe
Track: 8 of 9
Year: 1992

38. All About Our Love
Album: Lovers Rock
Track: 5 of 11
Year: 2000

37. Mr. Wrong
Album: Promise
Track: 6 of 11
Year: 1985

36. When Am I Going To Make A Living
Album: Diamond Life
Track: 5 of 9
Year: 1985

35. Please Send Me Someone To Love
Album: Philadelphia (soundtrack)
Track: 5 of 10
Year: 1993

34. Never As Good As The First Time
Album: Promise
Track: 8 of 11
Year: 1985

33. Should I Love You
Single: When Am I Going To Make A Living
Track: 2 of 2
Year: 1984

32. Spirit
Single: Smooth Operator
Track: 1 of 1 (b-side)
Year: 1984

31. Soldier Of Love
Album: Soldier Of Love
Track: 2 of 10
Year: 2010



30. Maureen
Album: Promise
Track: 11 of 11
Year: 1985

“..That most of these cats is featherweight, let me demonstrate

Walking the streets is like battling, be careful with your body

You must know karate and think your soul is bulletproof like Sade..”

Talib Kweli from Black Star – Definition

29. Lovers Rock
Album: Lovers Rock
Track: 10 of 11
Year: 2000

28. The Sweetest Gift
Album: Lovers Rock
Track: 7 of 11
Year: 2000

27. I Will Be Your Friend
Album: Diamond Life
Track: 8 of 9
Year: 1985

26. Hang On To Your Love
Album: Diamond Life
Track: 3 of 9
Year: 1985

25. Somebody Already Broke My Heart
Album: Lovers Rock
Track: 4 of 11
Year: 2000

24. Why Can’t We Live Together
Album: Diamond Life
Track: 9 of 9
Year: 1985

23. Like A Tattoo
Album: Love Deluxe
Track: 4 of 9
Year: 1992

22. Nothing Can Come Between Us
Album: Stronger Than Pride
Track: 3 of 10
Year: 1988

21. In Another Time
Album: Soldier Of Love
Track: 8 of 10
Year: 2010



20. The Sweetest Taboo
Album: Promise
Track: 2 of 11
Year: 1985

“For years I’ve turned to Sade for inspiration – I cannot even begin to count the nights, days, hard times – when I need her – she is there, to inspire me, and brighten me.Her music has been a true friend, as all true music should be. Thank you SADE.”

– Beyonce

19. King Of Sorrow
Album: Lovers Rock
Track: 3 of 11
Year: 2000

18. Sally
Album: Diamond Life
Track: 7 of 9
Year: 1985

17. Babyfather
Album: Soldier Of Love
Track: 4 of 10
Year: 2010

16. Jezebel
Album: Promise
Track: 5 of 11
Year: 1985

15. Skin
Album: Soldier Of Love
Track: 9 of 10
Year: 2010

14. Clean Heart
Album: Stronger Than Pride
Track: 7 of 10
Year: 1988

13. Pearls
Album: Love Deluxe
Track: 7 of 9
Year: 1992

12. Love Affair With Life (Live)
Single: Your Love Is King
Track: 2 of 2
Year: 1984

11. By Your Side
Album: Lovers Rock
Track: 1 of 11
Year: 2000



10. No Ordinary Love
Album: Love Deluxe
Track: 1 of 9
Year: 1992

Tyler, the Creator: Yeah, I know, I know that one. I know that one. My favorite album is In Search Of…, by N.E.R.D. I think that’s the greatest shit ever. And then, probably, like, The Marshall Mathers LP. And then, I don’t know, maybe Love Deluxe, by Sade. Oh! And Hell Hath No Fury, by Clipse.

Nas: Really? Sade’s Lovers Rock album—that is one of my favorites.

Tyler, the Creator: Oh, yeah. That came out in 2000. That shit’s legit.

Nas: In the new record, I like “Babyfather.”

Tyler, the Creator: Yeah, yeah, yeah. Sade is awesome. She’s so cool. Have you met her?

Nas: I wish.

Tyler, the Creator: I do, too. She’s super low-key. That’s cool, though.

– Tyler, The Creator Interviews Nas

9. Your Love Is King
Album: Diamond Life
Track: 2 of 9
Year: 1985

8. Cherry Pie
Album: Diamond Life
Track: 6 of 9
Year: 1985

7. Is It A Crime
Album: Promise
Track: 1 of 11
Year: 1985

6. Smooth Operator
Album: Diamond Life
Track: 1 of 9
Year: 1985

5. Cherish The Day
Album: Love Deluxe
Track: 6 of 9
Year: 1992

4. Frankie’s First Affair
Album: Diamond Life
Track: 4 of 9
Year: 1985

3. Kiss Of Life
Album: Love Deluxe
Track: 5 of 9
Year: 1992

2. You’re Not The Man
Album: Promise
Track: 4 of 11
Year: 1985

1. I Never Thought I’d See The Day
Album: Stronger Than Pride
Track: 9 of 10
Year: 1988