Best R&B Songs of 2016

If you've only been listening to mainstream pop/urban radio, you've probably been missing out on most of these jems! Unsurprisingly, the best songs are songs that weren't hits or were not released as singles for radio. This is because sadly r&b does not do well on the radio anymore, that work/no limit crap they play on the radio really ain't r&b!

The Top Ten

1 Tell Me - Usher

Not just the best song of 2016, but probably Usher's best song, and one of the greatest r&b songs ever made! How can such a great song be included on such a bad album! - DaWyteNight

2 Versace on the Floor - Bruno Mars

This song is everything. Reminds me of Melt Away/I'll Make Love to You a bit. - DaWyteNight

3 lUcOzAdE

I love it, it's like a freestyle! - DaWyteNight

4 Better - Brian McKnight

No BETTER song than this one! - DaWyteNight

5 Ivy - Frank Ocean

I thought that I was dreaming, when I first heard this amazing song! And Frank! - DaWyteNight

6 I Want You Back - Nicole Scherzinger

Even though it's a cover of I Want You Back by The Jackson 5, Nicole nailed it with her soothing, silky sexy vocals! It's a much different interpretation than the original, a very soulful rendition and I love how she did this and didn't just do a cover but made it her own! I just wish something could be done with it, I mean it's too good to be this unnoticed! Even without a beat it's still great because of her smooth sexy soulful voice! 10/10 Nicole, now we just need some new music from you...hurry up girl! - DaWyteNight

7 Love 4 U to Like Me - Silk

I love the song, such a feel good song and it describes how new love first feels. I can relate! - DaWyteNight

8 wRoNg - ZAYN

Love this song, so dark and chilled, and Kehlani does good too! - DaWyteNight

9 Comfortable - Nick Jonas

Best song of the album and by Nick Jonas. It's so chill and then the beat picks up, I love songs like this one. - DaWyteNight

10 All the Ways that Love Can Feel - Maxwell

The Contenders

11 Definition of a Woman - Dave Hollister
12 Secrets - The Weeknd

Love this song and I especially love the bridge! Good job King Abel! - DaWyteNight

13 Struggle Love - Jaheim
14 Gods - Maxwell
15 Good Love - Keith Sweat
16 Come and See Me - Partynextdoor
17 Drunk - Zayn
18 Die for You - The Weeknd
19 Pink + White - Frank Ocean
20 Bump - Usher
21 D4L - Sevyn Streeter
22 Gangsta - Kehlani
23 Who - Zayn
24 Party Monster - The Weeknd
25 Infamous - Mariah Carey
26 Complete Me - Marques Houston
27 Can't Tell U Enough - Eric Benet
28 Shortage - Dave Hollister
29 Insane - Eric Benet
30 Broke Beat and Busted - Eric Benet
31 Happy Hour - Joe
32 Hurricane - Joe
33 Wear the Night - Joe
34 Don't Lock Me Out - Joe
35 Lean Into It - Joe
36 Our Anthem - Joe
37 Lay You Down - Joe
38 Hello - Joe
39 Straight Up and Down - Bruno Mars
40 Calling All My Lovelies - Bruno Mars
41 Too Good to Say Goodbye - Bruno Mars
42 Cover Girl - The-Dream
43 Pillowtalk - Zayn
44 Superlove - Tinashe
45 A Lonely Night - The Weeknd
46 I Feel It Coming - The Weeknd
47 24K Magic - Bruno Mars
48 Reminder - The Weeknd
49 Runnin' Out - After 7
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