Best R&B Wedding Songs, Top 101Matthew Campbell

R&B Wedding Songs

These are the Best R&B Wedding Songs 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 1930’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 1960’s and 1970’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 1990’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 5 R&B Wedding Songs

1) Happy – Pharrell Williams, 2) All Of Me – John Legend, 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

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

Heatwave – Always and Forever

Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing

Jackson 5 – ABC

Jackson 5 – I’ll Be There

Jaheim – Forever

James Brown – I Got You (I Feel Good)

John Legend – All Of Me

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 – L-O-V-E

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

Pharrell Williams – Happy

Prince – Kiss

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 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

One Comment

  1. SheilaReply
    April 2, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Totally Awesome List!
    Celebrating our 50th Anniversary in May 2015.
    Thank you!

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