By Jeremy Helligar
Updated February 23, 1996 at 05:00 AM EST

At first, ”Before You Walk Out of My Life” sounds like more of the same old fluff: Another big voice somersaulting over a breezy jack-swing beat. But the hooky charm of Monica’s second top 10-er works in mysterious ways. Five zillion spins later, her plea for puppy love on the rocks sounds more persuasive than ever. B