Through the years there have been many beautiful R&B love songs and here are just some of the most famous ones that are timeless. No matter what genre of music is popular at any given time, these R&B love songs are still meaningful to lovers of any generation.
- “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers This R&B song was first recorded by Bill Withers in 1971 for his “Just as I Am” album. It has also appeared on many of his other albums and still can be heard on television in several commercials. The song is about the sun not shining when your loved one is gone.
- “Always and Forever” by Heatwave This beautiful R&B song was written by Rod Templeton and released as a single in 1977. It was included in Heatwave’s album “Too Hot to Handle.” It is about the everlasting love of a man and his woman and how they will be together forever.
- “Just to Be Close to You” by The Commodores Lionel Richie wrote this wonderful R&B song and it was included in the Commodores “Hot on the Tracks” album, which was released in 1976. It’s the story of a man who had a very lonely life until he met his girl who provided him inspiration and completed him. He tells her how he will love her forever.
- “My Girl” by The Temptations Ronald White and Smokey Robinson wrote this timeless R&B song in twenty minutes in 1964. It was included in “The Temptations Sing Smokey” album released in 1964. It is all about a man’s dedication to his girlfriend and how nothing can ever tear him away from her.
- “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston This incredible R&B love song was written and sung in 1973 by Dolly Parton and was featured in her movie “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.” Houston’s rendition was released as a single in 1992 and featured in the movie “The Bodyguard.” It sold 12 million copies worldwide. In the film, Whitney’s sings her love to her departing lover, her bodyguard Kevin Costner.
- “I’ll Be There” by The Jackson 5 Originally released in 1970 by The Jackson 5, this song was later sung by Mariah Carey. It was written by Barry Gordy, et al., and was produced by Motown. It was the Jackson 5’s most successful single, selling 4.2 million copies in the United States and 6.1 copies worldwide. It is a song letting your lover know that you will always be there anytime they call, no matter what happens in your relationship.
- “Give Me You” by Mary J. Blige This soulful R&B single went platinum after it was released in 2000 and later included on Blige’s album entitled “Mary” on MCA Records. Blige sings about how unimportant material things are in life and all she needs is her man and his promise to love her and never leave her.
- “Fallin” by Alicia Keys. Alicia wrote and sang this song, which was the first hit single off her album “Songs in A Minor” released in 2001 by J Records. She won several awards and three Grammys for this single. It is the story of the ins and outs of relationships that everyone goes through.
- “My All” by Mariah Carey Carey wrote and sang this song on her album “Butterfly” released in 1997 by Columbia Records. The intro is done in Latin percussion. It is about a lonely woman who would giver her all to spend one last night with her lover that has abandoned her.
- “You Make Me Feel Brand New” by the Stylistics Thom Bell and Linda Creed wrote this beautiful R&B love song. It was released on the album “Rockin’ Roll Baby” from Avco Records in 1974 and later recorded again on “Let’s Put it All Together.” This song is about your loved one always being there for you through thick and thin and making you feel like a new person.
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