Kali Uchis whose real name is Karly-Marina Loaiza is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. She first gained recognition after her self-released mixtapes Drunken Babble and Por Vida in 2012. Her music genre is R&B, neo-soul, reggaeton, and hip hop. She was born in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S. in the year 1994. She has been active in the music industry since 2012. In this article, we will take a look at the 10 best Kali Uchis songs of all time.
Speed is a song about how fast things can go in a relationship and how it can quickly turn into something else. Kali narrates a story of how she was in a relationship that started fast and then quickly became something else. According to Discotech, the song is about the feeling of being trapped in a relationship that is going too fast. This song was released in the year 2015 as one of the top tracks in the album Por Vida. It did well reaching number 21 on the US R&B charts. The song has been used as a soundtrack in several films, TV shows and movies like Insecure, The Get Down, and Grown-ish.
9. Call Me
Call Me is a song about a girl telling her man to call her when he’s feeling lonely. It is a love song with a bit of an edge to it. It was written by Kali Uchis and produced by Ricky Reed. The song was released on Kali’s debut album, Por Vida, and did well reaching number 21 on the US Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. This song has been used as a soundtrack in several films and TV shows like The Get Down and Insecure.
Released in 2015, Rush is a beautiful song about a relationship that is stagnating at an unhealthy level. The message is about how one person is always pushing the other person away, and how this eventually takes a toll on the relationship. This song is also from the Por Vida album and did well reaching number 37 on the US Billboard Latin Rhythm Airplay chart. It made its way into the film and movie industry being used in the movie The Sun Is Also a Star and the TV show Big Little Lies.
Melting is a song about a girl who has a crush on a man that whenever he comes close to her, she feels like she’s melting. According to Return of Rock, this is a beautiful song that describes the feeling of being in love perfectly. Kali’s voice is so sweet and angelic in this song that it makes the listener feel the same way the protagonist does. The production of the song is very soft and calming, with a light piano melody and gentle percussion.
This creates a serene and dreamlike atmosphere which further enhances the emotion of the song. This song was released in the year 2015 as one of the many top tracks in the album Por Vida. It did well reaching number 23 on the US Latin Rhythm Airplay chart. It has been used as a soundtrack in several movies and TV shows like Ballers and The Get Down.
6. Only Girl
Released in the year 2016, this song is the lead single in the album Only Girl. This song is about a man who is declaring his love for his lady telling her that she is the only girl for him. This song was received well by Kali’s fans reaching number 82 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 21 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. It has been used as a soundtrack in the movie Girls Trip.
Loner is a song about a person telling their lover that before they met them, they lived a secretive, silent life that made them loners. The message in the song is that the person has found their perfect match in their lover and they are no longer a loner. This song was released in the year 2015 as one of the many top tracks in the album Por Vida. The song did quite well reaching number 35 on the US R&B charts. Furthermore, this track is on soundtracks in several movies and TV shows like Insecure and Grown-ish.
This song is about a lady who has seen so much of this violent world and is asking her lover whether he would be her tyrant in her kingdom because she is tired. This song is one of the best Kali Uchis songs because it shows her growth as an artist. She is no longer the girl who sings about love, but she is now a woman who is tired of this world and its violence. According to Popnable, this is one of the best songs on the album Isolation. It reached number two on the US Billboard Latin Rhythm Albums chart. However, this song is in soundtracks in several TV shows and movies like 13 Reasons Why and Black Panther.
3. Know What I Want
Know What I Want is a song about a lady asking her lover to give her what she wants which is the feeling of being loved. The message in this song is clear and anyone in love can resonate with it. This song is among the best-selling tracks on the album and was released in the year 2015. It did well reaching number 21 on the US R&B chart. However, it is a feature song on soundtracks for several movies and TV shows like Insecure and Grown-ish.
2. Ridin Round
Ridin Round is a song about a girl who wants to let her man know that she’s down for him, no matter what he’s into. Being one of the top tracks in the album Por Vida, it achieved huge success reaching number 19 in the US Latin Rhythm Airplay.
This song is about a girl who wants to know if her man feels like he has won a lottery because she now belongs to him. It is a very sensual and intimate song that Kali Uchis sings with so much emotion. This song is one of the many top tracks in 2015 from the Por Vida album. This song reached number twenty-one on the US Latin Rhythm Airplay chart. However, it is also on soundtracks in many TV shows, films, and movies like Crazy Rich Asians.