Artist Countdown: Teena Marie Top 25 Hits 6pm ET

TMarieMary Christine Brockert (March 5, 1956 – December 26, 2010), better known by her stage name Teena Marie, was an American singer, songwriter and producer. She was known as Tina before taking the stage name Teena Marie, then she later acquired the nickname of Lady Tee (sometimes spelled Lady T), given to her by collaborator and friend, Rick James.

She was known for her distinctive soulful vocals which initially caused many listeners to believe she was African-American. Her success in R&B and soul and loyalty to these genres would earn her the title Ivory Queen of Soul. She played rhythm guitar, keyboards and congas. She also wrote, produced, sang, and arranged virtually all of her songs since her 1980 release, Irons in the Fire, which she later said was her favorite album.


1 I Need Your Lovin’
2 Lovergirl
3 Behind the Groove
4 Square Biz
5 I’m a Sucker for Your Love
6 Ooo La La La
7 It Must Be Magic
8 Fix It
9 Still in Love
10 Jammin’
11 A Rose by Any Other Name (with Gerald Levert)
12 Ooh Wee
13 If I Were a Bell
14 Work It
15 Lips to Find You
16 Midnight Magnet
17 Young Love
18 Can’t Last a Day (with Faith Evans)
19 Just Us Two
20 Portuguese Love
21 Out on a Limb
22 Can It Be Love
23 Since Day One
24 Love Me Down Easy
25 Dear Lover