Top 10 Songs People Think Are R&B Songs But Are Not

You know those songs that are called R&B just because of the artist who sings them, but they really are more pop/hiphop than R&B.

The Top Ten

1 Run It - Chris Brown

I can see why people would wrongly label this as r&b without really thinking about it, but to me this is not r&b by the true definition. This is just pop music mixed with hip hop music, people just think that any black artist who sings and uses urban beats is automatically r&b. - DaWyteNight

2 Do Me! - Bell Biv Devoe

If this is really thought of as r&b then that's just sad for r&b's sake. - DaWyteNight

3 Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) - Beyonce

Yup coming from someone who listens to a lot of r&b and has listened and studied many different r&b artists throughout the years, I can definitely say this is to r&b what The Jonas Brothers and One Direction are to rock music. This is just total garbage, and not r&b at all. The only "r&b" thing about this are Beyonce's vocals during the bridge, but that still isn't enough to make this a true r&b song. - DaWyteNight

4 Post to Be - Omarion

This is just total garbage. None of the three artists in this can really sing, Chris Brown is the most talented artist here and that's saying something. - DaWyteNight

5 Loyal - Chris Brown

I hate to live in a world where a song like this is thought of as r&b. No wonder why people don't have respect for r&b these days when they here songs like this and lyrics like "take a broke n***a b***h", last time I checked r&b was about love not taking someone's girl. This is just bad hip pop disguised as r&b for brainless teenagers and thots. - DaWyteNight

6 Poison - Bell Biv Devoe

This is a great song to listen to at a summer pool party, but don't try to tell me it's r&b. - DaWyteNight

7 Goodies - Ciara

Labeled as "crunk-n-b", I still don't call this r&b. I'd put this in a playlist with 2000's pop/urban pop songs long before I would put it with soul/r&b. - DaWyteNight

8 No Diggity - Blackstreet

Most of their songs are r&b, but I wouldn't call this one r&b. - DaWyteNight

9 False Alarm - The Weeknd
10 Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd

This isn't r&b at all - DaWyteNight

The Contenders

11 Bottoms Up - Trey Songz

Yeah, this is not even close to r&b. Catchy and a banger yes, but don't try to tell me this is r&b to my face if you don't want me to laugh at you and slap you lol. - DaWyteNight

12 Ride - Ciara

This is just trashy pop garbage.

13 Apple Berry Nana - Eric Bellinger

More r&b than anything else on this list, but still not really. - DaWyteNight

14 Yeah! - Usher

See Ciara's Goodies - DaWyteNight

15 1, 2 Step - Ciara

Most of her singles are not actually r&b - DaWyteNight

16 Omg - Usher

I'll admit when I was a dumb and uninformed 12 year old, like an idiot I labeled this as r&b just because it was by Usher. I wish I could slap that 12 year old me for being so stupid. - DaWyteNight

17 Motownphilly - Boyz II Men

This is their least r&b song but it's still a pretty good song - DaWyteNight

18 I'm a Flirt - R. Kelly

More r&b influenced than actual r&b - DaWyteNight

19 Kiss Kiss - Chris Brown

Totally not r&b - DaWyteNight

20 Forever - Chris Brown

Way more pop than r&b - DaWyteNight

21 With You - Chris Brown

This is r&b-influenced pop music. - DaWyteNight

22 Level Up - Ciara

ITunes put this under "r&b/soul", boy were they wrong! - RnBLover

23 Kisses Down Low - Kelly Rowland

This is total crap and not r&b, Kelly Rowland has too much talent to be making trash like this.

24 Touch My Body - Mariah Carey

R&B infused pop music. Why can't people understand the difference?

25 Obsessed - Mariah Carey

This song sucks, and no, I am not, nor have I ever been, obsessed with you Mariah.

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