Happy birthday Lauryn Hill! 5 songs we’ll never stop singing

Lauryn Hill performs live for fans at Palais Theatre on May 21, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.Graham Denholm/Getty Images

Happy birthday Lauryn Hill! The iconic artist — and Essex County native — turns 41 today. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter has touched the hearts of millions around the world with an album that will go down in history as one of the best music projects of all time: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

Her 1998 debut solo album could easily become the soundtrack to anyone’s life, male or female. For Lauryn’s ability to transcend through time and evoke emotions that we didn’t even know we had locked away, we’re highlighting the top five songs from the album we’ll always keep in rotation!

1. “Ex- Factor

2. “To Zion

3. “Doo Wop (That Thing)

4. “Nothing Even Matters

5. “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

Okay let’s be honest, we’re going to continue to sing along to every track on the album.