Jeffrey Osborne - "Stay With Me Tonight"

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"You know what comes next and you love it, oh"

Well, well, well, someone's feeling forward! This whole song, in fact, is awfully sexually forward (mid-'80s, remember) - and also awfully great. Osborne's never gotten the credit he deserves, first as the lead singer of the great, largely overlooked '70s R&B group LTD (cf. "Love Ballad" - they did it first, not George Benson, and they version wallops his, dripping with ache), then for his steady-grooving '80s solo work, of which this and "You Should Be Mine" (a/k/a "The Woo Woo Song"!) are obvious highlights. I'll take Osborne's rich, sexy voice over the likes of James Ingram any day, too.