The 25 Best Alicia Keys Songs

21. "Karma" (2003)

Producer: Kerry "Krucial" Brothers
Album: The Diary of Alicia Keys

This brilliant mash-up of hip-hop, haunting violin, and classical undertones was not as commercially successful as the other three singles off Keys' The Diary of Alicia Keys but that doesn't make it any less of a track. The repeated violin riff is sampled from Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 by Brahms, and Keys makes the most of it with deeper, frustrated vocals on the record.

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