TOP 100 (HUNDRED) R&B SONGS of the 90’s [Uptempo]

THIS LIST consists of mainly some of the best UPTEMPO R&B songs of the 90’s including MANY MANY HITS from the NEW JACK SWING ERA (late 80s – early 90s R&B). Favourites such as “Poision”, “Been Around The World”, “Motownphilly”, “This is How we Do It”, “I Love Your Smile”, “Jus’ One of Dem Days (Don’t Take It Personal)” among others. It features hits from your favorite 90s artistes such as Mariah Carey, WHitney Houston, Aaliyah, Monica, Brandy, Next, Hi-Five, T.L.C., Janet Jackson, SWV, Jade, Adina Howard, Mary J. Blige among many others. The list does taper off near the end with not many big name hits but still a good collection of some of the bigest songs of the 90s.

Noticceable song NOT ON THE LIST: “I Wanna Sex You Up”
Noticeable artiste NOT ON THE LIST: Color Me Badd

100 Greatest R&B Songs of the 90s   
List Begun 8-7-05      Newly added names are in Red Edited by: Jeff B.

1. Black or White – Michael Jackson
  2. Love Will Never Do Without You – Janet Jackson
  3. My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It) – En Vogue
  4. Poison – Bell Biv Devoe
  5. Hold On – En Vogue
  6. Remember the Time – Michael Jackson
  7. Motownphilly – Boyz II Men
  8. I Love Your Smile – Shanice
  9. I Like the Way (The Kissing Game) – Hi-Five
10. Creep – TLC
11. She’s Playing Hard to Get – Hi-Five
12. This is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
13. Scream – Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson
14. I’m So Into You – SWV
15. Back and Forth – Aaliyah
16. Don’t Walk Away – Jade
17. Fantasy – Mariah Carey
18. Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg – TLC
19. All Around the World – Lisa Stansfield
20. I’m Your Baby Tonight – Whitney Houston
21. Someday – Mariah Carey
22. Real Love – Mary J. Blige
23. Just Kickin’ It – X-Scape
24. Jus’ One of Dem Days (Don’t Take It Personal) – Monica
25. Baby – Brandy
26. I’m Every Woman – Whitney Houston
27. Emotions – Mariah Carey
28. No Diggity – Blackstreet feat. Dr. Dre and Queen Pen
29. No, No, No (Part II) – Destiny’s Child feat. Wyclef Jean
30. Too Close – Next
31. Power of Love/Love Power – Luther Vandross
32. Pony – Ginuwine
33. Candy Rain – Soul 4 Real
34. Freak Like Me – Adina Howard
35. If I Had No Loot – Tony! Toni! Tone!
36. The Boy is Mine – Brandy & Monica
37. Are You That Somebody? – Aaliyah
38. No Scrubs (Left Eye rap remix) – TLC
39. You Make Me WannaŠ – Usher
40. I Wanna Be Down – Brandy
41. Anything – SWV
42. Always Be My Baby – Mariah Carey
43. Opposites Attract – Paula Abdul with The Wild Pair
44. Right Here (Human Nature) (remix) – SWV feat. Michael Jackson
45. Alright – Janet Jackson
46. I Wanna Love You – Jade
47. Dreamlover – Mariah Carey
48. On and On – Erykah Badu
49. Only You (remix) – 112 feat. Notorious B.I.G.
50. Can’t You See? – Total feat. Notorious B.I.G.
51. Bills, Bills, Bills – Destiny’s Child
52. Live and Learn – Joe Public
53. Make It Happen – Mariah Carey
54. Free Your Mind – En Vogue
55. Hey Mr. DJ – Zhane
56. If – Janet Jackson
57. Together Again – Janet Jackson
58. Lies – En Vogue
59. Humpin’ Around – Bobby Brown
60. Do Me! – Bell Biv Devoe
61. You Remind Me – Mary J. Blige
62. Escapade – Janet Jackson
63. This is for the Lover in You – Babyface feat. L.L. Cool J
64. Touch Me, Tease Me – Case feat. Foxy Brown
65. If Your Girl Only Knew – Aaliyah
66. Where My Girls At? – 702
67. Touch It – Monifah
68. No More Lies – Michel’le
69. Hold You Tight – Basshouse feat. Tara Kemp
70. Here We Go Again – Portrait
71. Girls Nite Out – Tyler Collins
72. Exclusivity – Damian Dame
73. Give It Up, Turn It Loose – En Vogue
74. Sittin’ Up in My Room – Brandy
75. Iesha – Another Bad Creation
76. I Don’t Wanna Fight No More – Tina Turner
77. The Right Kinda Lover – Patti LaBelle
78. Do Me Right – Guy
79. Wanna Get with U – Guy
80. Giving You the Benefit (of a Doubt) – Pebbles
81. Tell Me – Groove Theory
82. Get Off – Prince & The New Power Generation
83. Cream – Prince & The New Power Generation
84. Dream on Dreamer – The Brand New Heavies feat. N’Dea Davenport
85. Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) – Miki Howard
86. I Belong to You – Toni Braxton
87. Stay – Glenn Jones
88. That’s the Way Love Is – Bobby Brown
89. Innocent – The Whispers
90. Thieves in the Temple – Prince & The New Power Generation
91. Runaway – Janet Jackson
92. Bug a Boo – Destiny’s Child
93. Tyrone – Erykah Badu
94. Never Gonna Let You Go – Tina Moore
95. Stay – Eternal
96. Romantic – Karyn White
97. I Like – Montell Jordan
98. Happy Days – Silk
99. The Best Things in Life Are Free – Janet Jackson and Luther Vandross
100. My Name is Not Susan – Whitney Houston
101. I’ll Be Good to You – Quincy Jones feat. Ray Charles and Chaka Khan
102. Can I Get a Witness? – Ann Nesby
103. Betcha’ll Never Find – Chantay Savage
104. Diamonds and Pearls – Prince & The New Power Generation
105. What About Your Friends? – TLC
106. All Nite – Entouch feat. Keith Sweat
107. Best Friend – Brandy
108. Spread My Wings – Troop
109. I Wanna Be Rich – Calloway
110. Nicety – Michel’le
111. Let the Beat Hit ‘Em – Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam
112. Love Makes No Sense – Alexander O’Neal
113. Old Time’s Sake – Sweet Sable
114. One for the Money – Horace Brown
115. I Miss You (Come Back Home) – Monifah
116. Never Knew Love – Oleta Adams
117. I Believe – Sounds of Blackness
118. Don’t Wanna Change the World – Phyllis Hyman
119. Stone Cold Gentleman – Ralph Tresvant
120. Good Love – Klymaxx
121. Men – Gladys Knight
122. Don’t Let Me Down – The O’Jays
123. Bohemian Rhapsody – The Braids
124. The Woman I Am – Chaka Khan
125. If That’s Your Boyfriend (He Wasn’t Last Night) – Meshell Ndegeocello
126. You Don’t Have to Worry – New Edition
127. Thank You – Boyz II Men
128. Love Don’t Love You – En Vogue
129. My Way – Usher
130. Whatcha Gonna Do? – Link feat. Delite
131. Feels Good – Tony! Toni! Tone!
132. The Blues – Tony! Toni! Tone!
133. What’s Love Got to Do with It? – Adina Howard with Warren G.
134. All I Want – 702
135. Booti Call – Blackstreet
136. What About Us? – Total feat. Missy Elliot and Timbaland
137. Honey – Mariah Carey
138. Here We Go Again – Aretha Franklin
139. Do You Really Want Me? (QDIII mix) – Robyn
140. This House – Tracie Spencer

1. Here Comes the Hotstepper
    (Heartical mix)
    – Ini Kamoze

2. Mr. Loverman
    – Shabba Ranks

3. You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No)
    – Dawn Penn

4. Bad Boys
    – Inner Circle

5. Boombastic
    – Shaggy

6. Shy Guy
    – Diana King

7. Tour (remix)
    – Capleton

8. Luv Me, Luv Me
    – Shaggy feat. Janet Jackson

9. Who Am I? (Sim Sima)
    – Beenie Man

10. Dancehall Queen
    – Beenie Man feat. Chevelle Franklin

Honorable Mention:
    Sorry (Baby Can I Hold You?)
    – Foxy Brown
  1. Kiss from a Rose
    – Seal

2. Tennessee
    – Arrested Development

3. Everyday People/People Everyday
    – Arrested Development

4. Change the World
    – Babyface and Eric Clapton

5. You Gotta Be
    – Des’ree- You Gotta Be

Honorable Mention:
    Bring It All to Me
    – Blaque feat. J.C. Chasez of NSync
1. Finally
    – CeCe Peniston

2. Show Me Love
    – Robin S.

3. 100% (Pure Love)
    – Crystal Waters

4. Strike It Up
    – Black Box

5. Everybody Everybody
    – Black Box feat. Martha Wash

1. Stomp (remix)
    – Kirk Franklin & God’s Property
    feat. Salt of Salt N Pepa

2. Revolution
    – Kirk Franklin & The Nu Nation

3. You Are the Only One
    – Kirk Franklin & God¹s Propertys

4. Gotta Have Love
    – Yolanda Adams

5. (You Can Always) Call His Name
    – Trin-I-Tee 5:7
 1. All I Want for Christmas is You
    – Mariah Carey

2. Let it Snow
    – Boyz II Men

3. Sleigh Ride
    – TLC

4. Joy to the World
    – Mariah Carey

5. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts
    Roasting on an Open Fire)
    – Natalie Cole
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18 Responses to “TOP 100 (HUNDRED) R&B SONGS of the 90’s [Uptempo]”

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  2. ‘black or white’ is hardly an R&B song. If you’re going to go by that album, choose ‘remember the time’.

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  6. i need to find a r&b song dont know the singer or any words to the song but the band has the same sound as boyz 2 men and all for 1 any help would be nice

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  8. i need hip pop not R AND B

  9. Does anyone know that artist or the name of this song?? The song is from the new jack swing era and the guy sounds a little like christoper williams. The lyrics are something like:
    Whatever you want whatever you need i’ll be. I’ll give you the world but in return all i want is you…..i remember the day when he first broke your heart said he left you all alone said you had no one to call your own. You called me up and like a friend i was right there cause what i feel for you is so strong that i’ll put you before myself….whatever you want…

  10. Does anyone know this somg I have the words but no artist or song title if some one could tell, please help me:

    course: when ever your hurting, when ever your lonley, come to me, Me….cause you are my lifetime, my every morning, come to me, Me…..
    verse: come a little closer whip those tears away. Let me take away the hurt in your eyes, let me hold you in my arms when it’s possible free from all the pain and harm. You say that’s what you want to do so you say, but he dont give a damm for you, why do you stay
    Repet course.

  11. Why is there no P.M.Dawn on this list?What is wrong with you?

    • Just to clarify I didn’t make the list. I do, however, approve of most of the songs on the list. P.M. Dawn being omitted is probably due to the fact that they were really a hip-hop act. So they would appear on the hip-hop/rap songs of the 90s not r&b.

  12. For the top 100 R7B songs, I believe that your missing Tevin Cambpell.

    • Tevin Campbell is a symbol of 90s r&b music! i didn’t make the list, but thought it had a lot of good songs. However, it does miss a couple of songs and artistes.

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  15. Can anyone tell me the name of the artist or the name of the song where the hook goes something like this
    “Something about you, it makes me butterfly” ??? It’s a song from the mid 90’s

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