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3. The Fugees, "Killing Me Softly"
In the same vein as "Aretha," "Killing Me Softly" is about how a good singer can straight up penetrate the listener's soul. Though Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel get credit for writing the song and Roberta Flack gets credit for making it a #1 hit in 1973, nobody kills it (and us) quite like Lauryn Hill.