All month we’ve been looking back at the best – and worst – of 2017.
But we couldn’t let 2017 pass without saluting the best R&B had to offer these past 12 months.
I teamed with my partners in rhyme Tom and Kyle at YouKnowIGotSoul.com to compile a list of the 100 best R&B tracks of the year. Each of us nominated roughly 50 songs we believed were worthy of consideration, and then
screamed at each other held a healthy debates to narrow the list and rank the cream of the crop.
This isn’t a Stan-complied list filled with our personal favorites (even though Kyle did slip in that “Juicy Booty” nonsense on us). It’s a compilation of what we truly believe are the best produced and performed tracks of the year.
Check ’em out below, listen to them on our official Spotify playlist and share your faves too.
75) Sammie – Tsunami
67) Kehlani – Advice
66) Ledisi – Hello
65) Dondria – Over
61) 112 – Wanna Be
54) Elijah Blake – Occupied
53) Syd – Know
50) Ledisi – High
45) Niia/Jazmine Sullivan – Sideline
40) Jessie J – Not My Ex
39) Daniel Caesar – Get You
34) Ella Mai – Boo’d Up
25) SZA – The Weekend
12) Daniel Caesar – Best Part (featuring H.E.R.)
-Bel Biv Devoe – I’m Betta
-Musiq Soulchild – Sooner or Later
-Jhene Aiko – Moments (featuring Big Sean)
-Sevyn Streeter – Been A Minute (featuring August Alsina)
-Mack Wilds – Crash
-Dwele – Wanna Dance (featuring Phife Dawg)
-August Alsina – Wait
-Musiq Soulchild – Serendipity (featuring Willie Hyn)
-Keyshia Cole – Best Friend