Mary J. Blige's 50 Best Songs

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8. "I'm Going Down"

We don't know who came up with the unlikely idea of Mary resurrecting this forgotten 1977 Rose Royce ballad, but it was a perfect match. She owned the song—one of the rare cases where a cover exceeds the O.G.—and fit in seamlessly with My Life's theme of lost and unrequited love.

(Photo: Courtesy Geffen Records)

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