5. Bobby Womack, "That's the Way I Feel About Cha," 1971
For his second solo album, Communication, Womack fully transformed into the smoothly ornery loverman character who swaggered at the center of his most memorable hits. The self-proclaimed "Preacher" states upfront: "Everybody wants love, but everybody's afraid of love," and then he informs his object of affection that she's "pushing his love a little bit too far." But the groove is so sultry and enticing, with its hypnotic guitar lines caressing your cheek, that he gets away with it, asking her to trust in him because, oh, "you don't know, but God mighta sent me here." Later, just over three minutes in, the music ascends as he begs and knocks on her door, crying "Please, please," then steps back to reiterate that she shouldn't mistake his love for weakness. Nobody worked an emotional hustle harder.