Top 100 RnB Songs of 2019

The Top 100 R&B Songs of 2019 Presented by YouKnowIGotSoul X SoulInStereo

Top 100 RnB Songs of 2019

It’s that time of year again! As 2019 draws to a close, it’s a great time to reflect back on the year that was in R&B and present our annual Top 100 Best R&B Songs of the year list.

Once again, YouKnowIGotSoul.com has collaborated with our friend Edd Bowser at SoulInStereo.com to present a list of the best R&B songs we’ve heard this year. We also collaborate with Edd in our weekly SoulBack R&B Podcast so make sure you check those episodes out if you haven’t yet.

This list is a culmination of votes tallied by Tom and Kyle of YouKnowIGotSoul, and Edd of SoulInStereo. Each of us nominated what we felt were the best songs we heard over the course of the year, and then debated which deserved to be included in the list. We all agree that the list you’ll find below came out fairly.

Among the three of us, we all listened to every R&B project we could get our hands on this year, including the majority of singles sent our way. We take great pride in these lists and want to ensure our rankings are as accurate as possible.

Feel free to click any of the songs below to be directed to our original post where you can hear the song. Enjoy!

100) Chaka Khan – Hello Happiness


99) Sammie – Playlist


98) Eric Roberson – Leave It In


97) Deja Blue – Color You


96) Leah Jenea – Gold Ring


95) YK Oriris – Sexual


94) Heather Victoria – Sunbeams (featuring Raheem DeVaughn)


93) Summer Walker – Come Thru (featuring Usher)


92) Lyfe Jennings – Life This


91) Jacquees – Fact or Fiction


90) Layton Greene – Never Knew


89) Tao Soprano – What Ever Happened to Love


88) Kehlani – Butterfly


87) Tinashe – Story Of Us


86) Chante Moore – Fresh Love


85) Daron Jones – Pleasure


84) Calvin Richardson – Love You Tonight


83) Yuna – Castaway


82) DJ Mustard – Surface (featuring Ella Mai & Ty Dolla $ign)


81) Ciara – Trust Myself


80) Devon Culture – Fears


79) Ari Lennox – Shea Butter Baby (featuring J. Cole)


78) Gallant – Hips


77) Kehlani – Morning Glory


76) Raphael Saadiq – Something Keeps Calling


75) Tinashe – Save Room For Us


74) Lyfe Jennings – Look at Them Now


73) Elle Varner – Pour Me (featuring Wale)


72) Brian McKnight – Neva Get Enuf of U


71) Justine Skye – Maybe


70) LeToya Luckett – Feeling


69) Bria Jhane – Back Bone


68) Johnta Austin – Love Culture


67) Angie Stone – Gonna Have to Be You (featuring Jaheim)


66) Jordin Sparks & Elijah Blake – 90’s R&B


65) Gabrielle Lynn – Who Do You Love


64) Jacquees – Risk It All (featuring Tory Lanez)


63) Alicia Keys – Show Me Love (featuring Miguel)


62) Kissie Lee – All the Way In (featuring Keke Wyatt)


61) Sir – That’s Why I Love You (featuring Sabrina Claudio)


60) Jon B. – Priceless


59) Victoria Monet – Ass Like That


58) Rahsaan Patterson – Break It Down


57) Fabich – Can’t Even Be


56) Teyana Taylor – How Do You Want It? (featuring King Combs)


55) Louis York – No Regrets (featuring The Shindellas)


54) Amber Mark – Mixer


53) Raheem DeVaughn – KING


52) Chris Brown – Back to Love


51) Daron Jones – Summertime


50) Montell Jordan – When I’m Around You (featuring Lecrae)


49) Montell Jordan – Can’t Go to Bed Mad


48) Ro James – Last Time


47) Johnta Austin – Love Angel


46) Robin Thicke – That’s What Love Can Do


45) The Amours – All the Time


44) Chris Brown – Come Together (featuring H.E.R.)


43) JoJo – Sabotage


42) Chris Brown – Sorry Enough


41) Adrian Marcel – Slow Burn


40) Monica – Commitment


39) Ari Lennox – New Apartment


38) Shay Lia – Dangerous


37) Lucky Daye – Fly


36) Tinashe – Know Better


35) Snoh Aalegra – Love Like That


34) Queen Naija – Away From You


33) Arin Ray – Change (featuring Kehlani)


32) PJ Morton – Say So (featuring JoJo)


31) K. Michelle – The Rain


30) Raheem DeVaughn – Just Right


29) Anna Moore – Never Too Far


28) Lucky Daye – Real Games


27) Nicole Bus – Rain


26) Lucky Daye – Karma


25) Snoh Aalegra – Whoa


24) Lucky Daye – Call


23) Nicole Bus – You


22) Johnny Gill – Bed on Fire


21) Ari Lennox – BMO


20) Lion Babe – Get Into the Party Life


19) Lipstick Gypsy – Dammit (STRPD)


18) Kevin Ross – Thing Called Love


17) Lion Babe – Never Before


16) Lipstick Gypsy – Remind Me


15) Kelly Rowland – Don’t You Worry


14) VanJess – Addicted 2 (Keep Cool Remix)


13) The Bonfyre – Automatic


12) BJ the Chicago Kid – Feel the Vibe (featuring Anderson Paak)


11) Jung Key – My Girl (featuring Musiq Soulchild)


10) Snoh Aalegra – I Want You Around


9) Rahsaan Patterson – Sent From Heaven


8) Gallant – Sleep On It


7) Daniel Caesar – Love Again (featuring Brandy)


6) Robin Thicke – When You Love Somebody


5) H.E.R. – Racks (featuring YBN Cordae)


4) Fantasia – Enough


3) Louis York – Don’t You Forget


2) Usher – Don’t Waste My Time (featuring Ella Mai)


1) Jon B. – Understand (featuring Donell Jones)




Honorable Mention

Syleena Johnson – Woman

Lumi Trice – Same Way (featuring Musiq Soulchild)

Talea – RFY

The Hamiltones – Pieces

Tank – Do You (featuring Keith Sweat & Candice Boyd)

Ricardo Williams – Come Over (featuring Teedra Moses)

5 comments

  • Julien says:

    Deborah Cox’s Easy Way should’ve been on the list.

  • LaMelle says:

    And i curious where Queen Mary J Blige is on this list with 3 top 10 singles im not sure you hit the mark here

    • YKIGS says:

      Charting position is determined by payola, and it has no factor on what we consider the best songs. Mary did release some solid songs, but we felt these were better.

  • O says:

    “Kings Fall” by Raphael Saadiq was song of the year IMO. Also thought “Cherry Blossom” by Kyle Dion and “Comfort Me” by Nicole Bus were great songs as well

  • The Respirator Shop says:

    You’re doing a excellent job Man,Keep up it.
    King regards,
    Demir Raahauge