The Top 100 R&B Songs of 2018 Presented by YouKnowIGotSoul X SoulInStereo

Top 100 RnB Songs of 2018

We’ve reached the end of 2018, and as is the tradition around here, we continue to look back on the year that was for r&b music. We recently published our Top 10 Best R&B Albums of 2018 list, and acknowledged that while it wasn’t a great year for R&B, there were a bunch of good projects.

Additionally, we continue to see the trend of artists releasing albums less frequently or not at all, opting instead for just singles or even EP’s. As you’ll see on the list below, many of these songs didn’t make an album. And of course like we always do, we included some album cuts that artists didn’t choose as singles.

Once again, has collaborated with our friend Edd Bowser at to present the Top 100 R&B Songs of 2018. 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 of 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.

If you’re curious about our credentials, between us we listened to every R&B project we could get our hands on this year, including EPs. We also listened to the majority of singles sent our way. So we do have an educated say in this, like we have for nearly a decade now.

100) Tinashe – L-O-V-E

93) Jessie J – Petty

92) Anna Moore – Pity Party

88) VanJess – Rewind Time

85) Queen Naija – Karma

84) Teyana Taylor – Issues/Hold On

83) Tone Stith – Light Flex

82) Ne-Yo – Apology

81) Nao – Drive and Disconnect

79) Chante Moore – Thank You

78) H.E.R. – As I Am

75) Nao – Orbit

71) Jessie J – I Believe In Love

69) Justin Timberlake – Midnight Summer Jam

68) Summer Walker – CPR

67) Jussie Smollett – Ha Ha (I Love You)

62) Justin Timberlake – Breeze Off the Pond

60) Mariah Carey – Caution

57) Tamia – Better

53) Justin Timberlake – Wave

52) Justin Timberlake – Montana

51) Jessie J – 4 Letter Word

49) Ella Mai – Dangerous

48) Leah Labelle – Sun

41) Lloyd – My Bestie (featuring Sevyn)

40) Toni Braxton – FOH

39) Ne-Yo – U Deserve

38) Queen Naija – Butterflies

37) Mariah Carey – 8th Grade

31) Mario – Goes Like That

29) The Internet – Come Over

28) Khalid – OTW (featuring Ty Dolla $ign & 6lack)

27) Usher – You Decide

26) Shawn Stockman – Been Too Long

21) H.E.R. – Hard Place

19) Keith Sweat – Red Negligee

16) Lloyd – Caramel

10) Jessie J – Dopamine

9) Gallant – HaHa No One Can Hear You

6) Janelle Monae – I Like That

Honorable Mention

Chante Moore – Moore
Keith Sweat – Bae Bae
Chante Moore – One Love
Jacquees – Play the Field
Ne-Yo – Good Man
Ne-Yo – Over U
VanJess – Touch The Floor
Xscap3 – Memory Lane
The Internet – It Gets Better
John Legend – A Good Night
Jacquees – You
Craig David – Talk to Me

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