Best R&B songs
I want a list of the best R&B songs from the 80s & 90s, i also like the hits but add on some rare & unknown tunes as well. As compositions that are mind blowing if u help that would be great
There will be no consensus. You know that, right?
Originally Posted by oldspice676
Princess - Say Im Your Number One
Steve Arrington - Feel So Real
Colonel Abrams - Trapped
Five Star - Find the Time
Anita Baker - Same Ole Love
Ruby Turner Bye Bye Baby
Janet jackson - Pleasure principle (shep pettibone "12)
Jody Watley - Lookin For A New Love/Dont You Want Me
Shalamar - Night To Remember
The Jets - Rocket 2 U
Ardijah - Watchin You
The Boys - Dial My heart
Shanice - I Love Your Smile
Lionel ritchie - My destiny
Bobby Brown - Dont Be Cruel
Gwen Guthrie - Aint Nothin Goin On But The Rent
Cameo - Word Up/Single Life/Candy
Mai Tai - History
Denise laselle _ My Toot Toot
Jermaine Stewart- We Dont Have To/Say It Again
Whitney Houston - Thinking About You/For The Love Of You
Lisa Lisa - Lost in Emotion
Prince - When Doves Cry
TLC - What About Your friends
Luther Vandross - Give Me The Reason
Dionne Warwick -Heartbreaker
..Just some of my favs
It Could Have Been You/Gwen Guthrie
Dont Fight The Feeling/Enchantment
This list is endless. I'll go for a very few to start:
Over and Over - Shalamar
Let Me Put Love On Your Mind - Con Funk Shun
Always and Forever - Heatwave
It's All The Way Live - Lakeside
Try Again - Champaign
Always and Forever - Heatwave
Sweet Love - Anita Baker
Weak At The Knees - Steve Arrington's Hall of Fame
Freaky Dancing - Cameo
Uptown - Prince
Human Nature - Michael Jackson
You Give Good Love - Whitney Houston
I'll Make Love to You - Boyz II Men
Aphrodesia - Alexander O'Neal
When I Think of You - Janet Jackson
Saturday Love - Alexander O'Neal/Janet Jackson
Send for Me - Atlantic Starr
I could literally go all night with my songs for this topic. I could probably come up with at least five more songs for most of the artists above and more in the cases of Cameo, Con Funk Shun, Heatwave, Alexander O'Neal, and Lakeside.
Last edited by Jerry Oz; 04-26-2012 at 10:43 PM.
I don't well understand what it should be considered "R & B" when I see some simply disco-oriented stuff, less feeling, without any soulful value stuff is mentioned (of course this is IMHO).
Anyway, despite the fact that in general aspects, I lost my interest in "soul / R&B" published after 1976, there are some soulful 80's - 90's material I likes a lot (for me the exceptions that confirm the rule):
- Curtis Mayfield: "Homeless"
- Billy Paul: "Sexual Therapy"
- Billy Paul: "Wide Open"
- Marvin Gaye: "Sanctified Lady"
- Gene Dunlap & The Ridgeways: "Rock Radio" / "That's The Way I Feel It"
- George Benson: "Give Me The Night"
- Quincy Jones: "Ai No Corrida"
- Melba Moore: "Love Is Comin' At Ya"
- Lakeside: "Your Love Is On The One"
- Paul Hardcastle: "Ypo're My Number One"
- O'Jays: "Don't Take Your Love Away"
- O'Jays: "Love Fever"
- Montana: "Heavy Vibes"
- Incognito: "Parisienne Girl"
- US 3: "Cantalope"
- Carmen Lundy: "You're Not In Love"
... this is simply the ones that comes to my mind at this moment (there are much more "exceptions" in the "insipid not soulful" panorama in these two decades...)
Shirley Jones - Do You Get Enough Love
Bloodstone - We Go A Long Way Back
Larry Graham - Just Be My Lady
Last edited by Ngroove; 04-27-2012 at 07:12 PM.
Debra Laws - Very Special
Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots
Carrie Lucas - Show Me Where You're Coming From
Last edited by Ngroove; 04-27-2012 at 07:26 PM.
Perhaps not that well known to an North American audience, 80's British R&B group, Loose Ends are a standout! Originally known as Loose End, they eventually added an "s" to their name. They recorded several albums in their original three member format and perhaps their most famous recording is "Slow Down." Well worth checking out on Youtube.
Oldspice676 , the list of tracks you would get from this forums members would be infinate. The "Hits" are one thing ,but what would be called album cuts and singles of that "Best " title ,would out number hits 2 to 1. This is an interesting question , let me go and prepare my list....
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