The 90s produced some of the best R&B music ever. To this day, R&B singers try to recreate that 90s R&B sound. Here are 12 90s R&B songs that played on every urban radio station in America.
1. SWV- “Weak”
Let’s keep it real. Everyone knows a Black girl who sang the hell out of this song every time it came on.
2. TLC- “Baby, Baby, Baby”
Every girl crew in the 90s had a crazy, sexy, and cool chick in the mix, and TLC had one of each. They were also one of the first music groups to emphasize safe sex.
3. Ginuwine- “Pony”
Let’s just say Ginuwine became every girl’s “bae” after this song came out.
4. Jodeci- “Come and Talk To Me”
We’re 99% sure K-Ci from Jodeci invented the infamous “Oooh yeah” many male R&B singers do today.
5. Mary J. Blige- “Real Love”
No 90s R&B mix would be complete without the Queen of Hip Hop & R&B herself
6. En Vogue- “Free Your Mind”
EnVogue slayed vocally and fashion wise all through the 90s with their sultry vocals and “rock” edge
7. Xscape- “Who Can I Run To”
You couldn’t turn on the radio without hearing this song play at least 25 times in a day. It’s good to see the group has made their return to music.
8. 112- “Peaches n Cream”
The Bad Boy Era was huge, and 112 definitely made their mark in R&B during that time as one of the flyest groups in the 90s.
9. Brandy & Monica- “The Boy Is Mine”
No doubt these divas remain two of the greatest R&B singers of all time. Now, if only they could get along…
10. Janet Jackson- “I Get So Lonely”
This song was a constant on any radio station’s top 10 list. Both the song and video was dope!
11. Aaliyah- “Are You That Somebody”
Aaliyah is probably one of the most beloved R&B singers in recent history. With one of the most iconic beats that every high school kid tried to replicate on the lunch table, this is a song that still gets radio play today.
12. Usher- “You Make Me Wanna”
Usher is one of the most dynamic male R&B singers of the 90s. In fact, he is still very much relevant today.