10 Best R&B Party Songs
If you're looking for the 10 best R&B party songs, then these ten blazing smash hits may be to your liking. When it comes to parties, danceable R&B jams are always a necessity. Look at the New Jack Swing era (which you will see some of on this list), that whole period practically upped the ante for up-tempo R&B party songs. From Brandy, Bobby Brown, Faith Evans and 112, to Usher, Destiny's Child and more, they're all here to make you do one thing: Dance your booty off.
- "Only You (Bad Boy Remix)" by 112 featuring Puff Daddy, Mase, and Notorious B.I.G. Both the original and this remix is what launched 112 to stardom in the music world. Featuring freestyle by Puff Daddy, the supreme presence of Notorious B.I.G., as well as Mase's introduction into rap, the remix blazed the billboard charts back in the mid '90s.
- "Too Close" by Next. Released as the second single from their debut album, Next's "Too Close" made the R&B male trio a hot commodity to have on the dance floor. Featuring a sample from Kurtis Blow's "Christmas Rappin," Next's "Too Close" broke Platinum status by hitting number one on the U.S. Hot 100 and R&B Billboard charts.
- "Don't Walk Away" by Jade. This R&B party song was perhaps one of the hugest R&B dance jams of the year when it was released, breaking records on the Hot R&B, Hip-Hop, and Billboard Hot 100 charts. This is all thanks to mastermind Vassal Benford who also helped Toni Braxton and Chante Moore.
- "Sittin' Up in My Room" by Brandy. Straight from the hit-generating soundtrack for the film "Waiting to Exhale," Brandy's "Sittin' Up in My Room" became one of the R&B singer's biggest singles, featuring a danceable mid-tempo rhythm up against a soulful melody over which Brandy sings her heart out.
- "Why You Getting Funky on Me" by Today. Released off of the soundtrack of the smash hit film "House Party," Today's "Why You Getting Funky on Me" became one of the R&B group's highest charting singles at the start of the 1990s decade, featuring a bumping up-tempo and vocals that make you wanna get up out of your seat.
- "Every Little Step" by Bobby Brown. Coming right from his highly successful hit-churning debut album "Don't Be Cruel," Bobby Brown created another smash single with "Every Little Step" which helped to usher in the New Jack Swing era to heights like you wouldn't believe.
- "Fantasy (Bad Boy Remix)" by Mariah Carey featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard. Hip Hop mastermind and impresario Puff Daddy helped to engineer this high chart-topping successor of an R&B party song, with background vocals from Puff Daddy himself, guest raps by Ol' Dirty Bastard and a stronger emphasis on the song's sample "Genius of Love."
- "U Don't Have to Call" by Usher. Following up with the mega success of "U Remind Me" and "U Got It Bad" from his "8701" album, Usher's "U Don't Have to Call" emphasizes the newfound fun in a single's life of partying the night away with friends. The R&B party song won Usher a Grammy for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.
- "All Night Long" by Faith Evans featuring Puff Daddy. This R&B party song was released as the second single from her sophomore album titled "Keep the Faith," following the previous R&B party song "Love Like This." Faith Evans puts the heat on the dance floor with a sizzling rhythm and guest raps by Puff Daddy.
- "No, No, No (Part 2)" by Destiny's Child featuring Wyclef Jean. Released off of their self-titled debut album, "No, No, No (Part 2)" is practically a remixed club version of Part 1 which was recorded in the form of a slow ballad. However, this version of the song became the more successful of the two.