1. Roberta Flack – First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Release Date: 1969
Originally released as a (quicker paced) folk song in 1957 by Peggy Seeger, and covered by many other known artists before her, Roberta Flack’s voice was the perfect complement for this slower and more melodic version. In 1971, first time director Clint Eastwood (yes, that Clint Eastwood) featured this song in his film Play Misty for Me. If there’s a voice that can keep LeAnn Rimes out of the top spot, it is definitely Roberta’s.