Best R&B Of The 90's

Keith Sweat

Johnny Gill

Mariah Carey

R&andB Of The 90's

This a collection of some of the top ten R&B songs of the 90's higlighting some of the lyrics and artists however not detailing their bio's, many of us have found them to be a moment in time when romance was still alive and making love was well, just that making love. It wasn't about shooting, raping or killing, men were gentleman and everyone dressed exquisitely when going out on the town, certainly not in baggie pants and t-shirts to impress the ladies. The ladies wore high heels and fashionable dresses and of course we were just that ,ladies. Curtis Mayfield said it in the 70's with his song, "People Get Ready" it begins like this, "People get Ready, there's a train a comin', you don't need no baggage, you just get on board.... you see change has come and the world has changed but our memories will be everlasting.

"I'll Give All My Love To You"

Ooh Baby, give it to me now, girl

Can't nobody give it out

For me and you, yeah girl

I wanna pull down the shades and the lights

Keith Sweat didn't move much but he certainly knew how to woo the ladies and every man was envious of the man who had no moves. Not only was it was a tantalizing and teasing song, it was tastefully naughty.

"My,My,My"

My,My,My,

My,My,My you sure look sweet tonight,

Put on your red dress , sleep on those high heels,

My,My,My was right Johnny Gill appeared to be competing with Keith Sweat as the radio stations and the DJ's always played these back to back. Honestly how many of us owned a red dress, just because Johnny Gill was singing about it?

" Body and Soul"

What have you done to me,

I can't eat, I cannot sleep

and I am not the same anymore...

Anita Baker said it , as yes there was heartbreak in the 90's as well but all of us managed to get through it, simply by a song. she was and still is one of the best artists of all time.

"Vision of Love"

Treated me kind sweet destiny,

carried me through desperation...

Mariah went through her changes in the 90's but rose to the occasion and is still going strong, her earlier music is far better then what she is recording now however with time comes change and she is still going strong as she is still one of my favorite artists of all time

"One Moment in Time"

Each Day I live, I want to be

A Day to give the best of me,

I'm only one but not alone,...

Sitting with a bunch of friends, drinking wine and talking about life , this song as always been a favorite and I find myself turning it up and singing to it. I want it all and so many of us said the same thing in the 90's how many of us have it all? Whitney is and always will be artist with so much and although she has had her ups and downs , she is still a star.

"Bump and Grind"

My mind is telling me no,

but my body, my body is telling me yes,

R.Kelly an amazing artist golds and platinums line his home an artist that keeps on writing and making hits, he was the talk of the town in the 90's and I had the honor of meeting the up and coming artist at the time. What a humble and warm man and to think his talent made him who he is today.

BOYZ II Men , Barry White, Luther Vandross, TLC, Bone-Thugs and Harmony, Babyface,there are so many I cannot name all of them. The 90's a time when men were men and ladies were ladies, romance and love were in the air and We all wanted to be given "Just one moment in time".

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goldentoad profile image

goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

you forgot my favorite- Jodeci


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

That will be listed in the next article, as the next one is going to be slighlty different I have a plan for Jodeci.:)


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

I love this hub Julianna. My faves then were PM Dawn, Tevin Campbell of course Babyface and Aaliyah's Back and Forth! Thanks for sharing, awesome list you have here :D


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goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

I can hardly wait.


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tony0724 7 years ago from san diego calif

I always really liked that song " Waterfalls " by TLC


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goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

tony...really?


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Cris A: I had fun doing it as I was listening to my collection and decided to make it a hub, there are so many so I am going to make it into a mini series. :)

Goldentoad: I will have it over the weekend, if not sooner.:)


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Joel McDonald 7 years ago from Denver, Colorado

Now THAT was a stroll down memory lane. Thanks for sharing!


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goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

cool, its good to know, Jodeci hasn't been forgotten.


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tony0724 7 years ago from san diego calif

I know It seems a bit strange Goldentoad ,seeings I listen primarily to alt-rock but that tune to me was always pretty good !


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tony0724 7 years ago from san diego calif

Oh yeah by the way nice choice CrisA I liked PM Dawn too !


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

tony0724: Don't go chasing waterfalls, I love that one too and saw them in concert with Bone-Thugs and Harmony that was a wonderful concert.:0

Joel: I love memory lane and was happy to take you for a stroll we all need some R&R once in awhile.

goldentoad: Who could forget Jodeci ? For you I have even a better plan my friend , what was your favorite song?


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goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

Tony- Those are songs you're not supposed to tell any of your homeboys about

AE- I guess its either feenin' or the remix of come and talk to me


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Golden: Thanks duly noted ,mmmm "come and talk to me" or feenin okey dokey and then one of those to shall be..:)Big Hugs


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tony0724 7 years ago from san diego calif

DAMMIT ! Now people know I have a soft side ! I knew I should,nt have opened my big mouth ! But goldentoad In my defense I would like to point Out I did,nt pick MC Hammer or Vanilla Ice . Oh by the way STAN by Eminem was Interesting too !


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goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

there's no defense for the crime committed


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jerryjackson 7 years ago

I love been taken back to time and that is exactly what you have done. i love this hub but wish you had included my favourite artist-Chris de Burgh... please write about him or do you want me to.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

jerry: Chris is coming in the next article , I am writing another one of these with a different flare, check back and see.:)


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jerryjackson 7 years ago

Alright, i am looking forward to this hub. It would be great to read about my favourite artist from you because you are a great hubber. Thanks


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

jerry: You are to kind, why would you believe I am a great hubber? Maybe it is my kindness as I always enjoy helping others as I have been new too.:)


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

tony: Eminem??? Which Song?


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tony0724 7 years ago from san diego calif

The song was called "STAN " It came out at the end of the decade of the 90s,It was pretty Interesting .Dido was sampled on It of all people !


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Tony: Thanks for sharing it as I am writing a mini sequel to this one which will be around the corner so Iwon't forget about you.:)


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TheLoanConsultant 7 years ago from Orange County

So true. They don't make music like that anymore. Don't you miss Luther?


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

I certainly do miss Luther and Teddy too!!:)


jjrubio 7 years ago

wow! I cannot beleive I missed this hub before. I absolutely love this!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

jjrubio: I am glad you do , I do too and it was really exciting to write about it, thanks for stopping by.:)


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DJ Funktual 7 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

Another cool hub. HOWEVER, I must point out that I have just read two of your hubs and both promised one thing a list and then halfway through it seems it was just..."I'm bored, move on and PUBLISH!

Don't get me wrong I like your style but I think if you nurture your subjects, you will probly find it helps the overall quality of the hub.

Back on subject...I will go with "Rub You The Right Way" for JGill

Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder) by MAXWELL is a glaring omission I think

and I am would also add Virtual Insanity - Jamiroquai,

You Gotta Be by Des'ree is another that comes to mind.

Great topic, cool hub.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

DJ, Thank you for the sound advice and I believe I will run with that and get back on track as I appreciate your wonderful feedback. :)


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jxb7076 7 years ago from United States of America

I love the music from the nineties and you listed a few good ones I forgot about.  However, I am a product of Motown and Stix, and Capitol Records, and the sound of Elvis, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, KISS, Charlie Daniels Band, BB King, and well...you get the picture (so I am old - big deal!)  (lol)

Thanks for sharing  :-)


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Harlem6 7 years ago from Worcester, MA

My mom always listened to R&B on Sundays all during my childhood. Boys 2 Men was one she always loved. Looking forward to more from you.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

jxb7076: I am working on others ones as I type this so they will be coming up later in the week, I am so glad that you enjoyed it!!!

Harlem6: Check back there will be more. and thanks so much for commenting.:)


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cobraski 7 years ago from Maryland

Sweet! Thanks for the memories...


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

cobraski: You are so welcome and I hope that they were great ones..:)


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izettl 7 years ago from The Great Northwest

I got goosebumps remembering back to the 90's and the songs you mentioned. I loved them all- yes you do need to mention Jodeci and maybe even Bell, Biv, Devoe. I even made a pack with my best friend at the time (in high school) that our future husbands had to sing "I'll Give All My Love to You" to us before we would marry them. Hmmm....that one didn't turn out. My husband doesn't sing and I love him enough to not make him. H-Town is good too-"Lick You Up" and "Knocking Da Boots"!  


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

izettl: I am so glad that you enjoyed it here, those were the days weren't they?


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izettl 7 years ago from The Great Northwest

I miss those days when there was "making out"/foreplay.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

izettl: You can still have them, but I do understand woman to woman what you are talking about, as it isn't the same once you get married. The excitement isn't always the same.:)


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izettl 7 years ago from The Great Northwest

Kids happen! Routine happens! I remember putting in a Jodeci (casette) tape and making out the whole time. Music, especially the R&B you mentioned in this hub, really created the mood. Maybe it's just me, but since the 90's not many good R&B/mood/soul music has been made. It's like rap is rap now, but where's R&B? I grew up listening to Smoky Robinson and others, but I mostly remember him and his very smoothe voice and music- he's a classic.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

izettl: I do know what you are saying and I do not care much for the rap of today, as it is to busy and they are always rapping about whatever comes to mind and the younger generation enjoys it. I don't understand it either, where is the love. I love the 90's R&B as well as the 70's Oldies as it is refreshing and soothing to the soul. :)


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izettl 7 years ago from The Great Northwest

You inspired me to write a hub- hopefully I can finish it this week. You got me thinking back to the music I grew up on. THANKS!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

izettl: I am glad that I could inspire you and I am looking forward to your new article. :)


eaasi3574 7 years ago

Thank you very much for this hub! It's really very useful.. I appreciate it very much and will follow your advice!


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Christenstock 7 years ago from Mililani, HI & Rye, NY

Ahhh...the good ol' days...I miss Aaliyah!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Christenstock: Me too!!! I really miss the 90's :)


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midnightbliss 7 years ago from Hermosa Beach

i love your lens, I really don't have favorites in particular but I love listening to music, specially R&B songs.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

midnightbliss: I do too. :)


KStyle 7 years ago

AEvans, we share the same appreciation of great music!

Your hubs are super!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

KStle: Thank you I am so glad! :)


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drej2522 6 years ago from Augusta, GA

I have to give a shout out for Boyz to Men. My family is from Philly so I must represent every chance I get.

I enjoyed the hub!


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

drej2522: Thank you for commenting they are a really great group and I was happy to have them on the list.:)


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Leighandrew 6 years ago from USA

Great read--We all love Mariah !,


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

LeighAndrew: Mariah and Whitney were my two favorites of the 90's, Maria was great! :)


JAigh 6 years ago

I just started listening to this kind of R&B im a 17 year old and im already inlove with the oldies stuff, thanks for the post. much appreciated.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

JAigh: You are so welcome and I truly believe you will enjoy! :)


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

I love One Moment in Time! Great choices!


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

habee: I love that song to and no matter how old it becomes it certainly is a wonderfon song. Sometimes when I am down I turn that song up as loud as I can and sing out loud with Whitney, it is refreshing! :)


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

Beautiful Hub. I like the way you wrote the first few Lyrics of the songs.

I really like Mariah Carey and she's still going strong. I know the others but Mariah is my favourite.

Regards. :)


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Lady_E: Mariah is also one of my favorites! Her voice is beautiful! I own everyone of her CD's so I see that you and I enjoy the same music! :)


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blackreign2012 6 years ago

This was when music was music and you could feel the artists feelings in their songs. Not this regurgitated swill they peddle in the industry today. I listen to very little of the new stuff. But anything 99 on back I bump (means play for the ebonically challenged lol) Cool hub; it took me back ~hugs~


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

blackreign2012: 90'S back is a great music I am with you when it comes to the music of today I believe it is missing substance! lololo :)


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trusouldj 3 years ago from Indiana

Unfortunately when artists come back, they don't always get the same reception they did when they were originally in the spotlight.

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