James Blake, "My Willing Heart" (2016)
Though Ocean has appeared on other artists' albums since Channel Orange, his writing credits have been few and far between. But he broke this rule to work with James Blake on "My Willing Heart," which appeared on The Colour in Anything. According to Blake, Ocean encouraged him to manipulate his vocals on the track. "I remember feeling kind of justified by someone of that caliber of songwriting saying, 'Well, actually, I think you should do this because it works,'" he told EW. "I'd say he's one of the best lyricists around." Blake also interpolated Ocean's song "Godspeed" later on his album.