100 Best R&B Wedding SongsMatt Campbell

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These are the Best R&B Songs for Weddings to get people on the dance floor! R&B, aka rhythm and blues, started as a combination of jazz, gospel and blues. R&B is a genre of smooth pop music that is entirely centered on the vocalist. In later years, R&B branched off to create different music styles such as funk, hip-hop, rap, soul and different styles of R&B than its beginnings.

Best R&B Songs started in the U.S. in the 30’s with the migration of African Americans to urban cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City. Early rhythm and blues stars included Count Basie, Cab Calloway and Louis Jordan. In 1949 Billboard started using the R&B music style in their charts. Paul Williams had the first R&B song to reach #1 on the Billboard charts.

The 60’s and 70’s had created a new style of R&B called Funk. Funk became popular with artists such as George Clinton and Sly and the Family Stone. In the 90’s a new style of R&B was created and stayed with acts like Jodeci, Boyonce and Ashanti. The late 90’s gave birth to a new form of R&B with artists like D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill and John Legend.

Our Top Best R&B Songs for Wedding Receptions: 1) How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You – Marvin Gaye, 2) This Will Be An Everlasting Love – Natalie Cole, 3) Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe – Barry White, 4) No One – Alicia Keys, 5) All My Life – K-Ci & JoJo.

Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
Alicia Keys – If I Ain’t Got You
Alicia Keys – No One
All-4-One – I Swear
Anita Baker – Just Because
Aretha Franklin – You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman
Atlantic Starr – Always
Babyface – Every Time I Close My Eyes
Barbara Lewis – Baby I’m Yours
Barry White – Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
Barry White – You’re The First, My Last, My Everything
Ben E. King – Stand By Me
Beyonce – Crazy In Love
Beyonce – Daddy
Beyoncé Knowles & Marc Nelson – After All Is Said And Done
Bill Withers – Just The Two Of Us
Bill Withers – Lean On Me
Bill Withers – Lovely Day
Bobby Brown – My Prerogative
Boyz 2 Men – A Song For Mama
Boyz II Men – On Bended Knee
Brian McKnight – Back At One
Brian McKnight – Crazy Love
Cameo – Word Up!
Chrisette Michele – Your Joy
Commodores – Brick House
Commodores – Three Times A Lady
Earth, Wind & Fire – September
Eric Benet – Spend My Life With You
Estelle – American Boy
Fergie featuring Ludacris – Glamorous
Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup
Four Seasons – December 1963 (Oh What A Night)
Four Tops – Baby I Need Your Loving
Four Tops – I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
Four Tops – Reach Out I’ll Be There
George Benson – Love X Love
George Clinton – Atomic Dog
Gerald Levert – Made To Love Ya
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Midnight Train To Georgia
Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
Heatwave – Always and Forever
Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing
Jackson 5 – ABC
Jaheim – Forever
James Brown – I Got You (I Feel Good)
John Legend – Stay With You
K-Ci & JoJo – All My Life
Kenny Lattimore – For You
Lionel Richie – All Night Long (All Night)
Lionel Richie & Diana Ross – Endless Love
Luther Vandross – Dance With My Father
Luther Vandross – Here And Now
Mariah Carey – I’ll Be There
Marvin Gaye – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Marvin Gaye – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On
Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
Marvin Gaye – You’re All I Need To Get By
Mary J Blige – Family Affair
Monica – Angel Of Mine
Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
Nat King Cole – Smile
Nat King Cole – When I Fall In Love
Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole – Unforgettable
Natalie Cole – This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
Ne-Yo – Closer
Otis Redding – (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay
Otis Redding – These Arms Of Mine
Percy Sledge – When A Man Loves A Woman
Prince – The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
R. Kelly – I Believe I Can Fly
Ray Charles – Ain’t That Love
Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind
Sade – By Your Side
Sam Cooke – You Send Me
Sisqo – Incomplete
Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely
Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours
Stevie Wonder – Superstition
Stevie Wonder – Uptight (Everything’s Alright)
Stevie Wonder – You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Surface – Shower Me With Your Love
The Jackson 5 – I’ll Be There
The Miracles – You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me
The O’Jays – Forever Mine
The O’Jays – Love Train
The Pointer Sisters – Jump (For My Love)
The Spinners – Working My Way Back To You
The Temptations – Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
The Temptations – My Girl
The Temptations – Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone
Tina Turner – Better Be Good To Me
Vanessa Williams – Save The Best For Last
Whitney Houston – Count On Me
Whitney Houston & CeCe Winans – Greatest Love Of All
Whitney Houston – I Have Nothing
Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music
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