Teddy Pendergrass is one of the most inspiring African American singers of all time. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,  a place that is commonly known in giving rise to great musicians. Early in his career, he realized his true talent and became the leader of a famous singing group called Herold Melvin &  The Bluenotes.

Teddy Pendergrass decide to go solo and left Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes in the year 1976, after a series of disputes. He quickly became a superstar during solo career and released five inspiring albums using the Philadelphia international tag which made him even more famous.

Teddy then proceeded further and set up a record of becoming a legend of R&B and soul music. However, his career suffered a blow in 1982 when he was paralyzed after getting in a severe car accident. During his lifelong recovery, his career continued until the year 2007, when he decided to retire. Teddy Pendergrass died on January 13, 2010, after complications with battling colon cancer.

Below are some of Teddy Pendergrass’ TOP 5 Songs that are still topping the list of best songs.

1. Love T.K.O

Track No. 7 on his “TP” album, this song was recorded and written in 1980 by Edie Gip in collaboration with Cecil Womack

2. You’re my Latest, My Greatest Inspiration

In this song, Teddy showers praise to his lover who has been a pillar for him through his life and in all places he had been to.

3. The Whole Town’s Laughing at Me.

This song registers a disappointment of losing a friend after being unkind to him with the whole town mocking him for losing such a precious friend. He wishes he had been a little bit patient and kind.

4. Feel The Fire.

It’s a love song by Teddy featuring Stephanie Mills and written by Peabo Bryson. It’s expressing a mutual love between two lovers.

5. Joy

It was released in 1998 and marked his 10th album recording under the Electra label. The song was ranked position 2 on the R&B charts in 1979 and marked one of his highest rankings in history.

 

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