2010 Year End: R&B Song

As this year comes to a close I wanted to gather up a list of my favorite songs and albums of the year as a whole. On the 31st I’ll release my top 10 song and album list for the year, but until then I’ll compile other year end charts to hold you over.

If you read the blog regularly then you know I’m an avid lover of R&B, so naturally I would compile a list of the Best R&B songs of the year.

Overall 2010 was actually a slow year R&B wise, with many acts crossing over to a more pop sound. Even with the sudden change of sound, some artists were able to stay true to their roots, and delivered songs that not only inspired us, but entertained us as well.

Before you read the list I want to say that by no means is this an indication of a songs success. This is simply my opinion of the top 10 R&B songs this year. The songs on the list were also officially released this year. While they may have been included on a album or mixtape released prior, I included them if they had a radio release date in 2010.

Top 10 R&B Songs of 2010

10. ‘Find Your Love’ – Drake

9. ‘Window Seat’ – Eyrakah

8. ‘Everything To Me’ – Monica

7. ‘Can’t Be Friends’ – Trey Songz

6. ‘It Kills Me’ – Melanie Fiona

5. ‘ Fistful Of Tears’ – Maxwell

4. ‘Sure Thing’- Miguel

3. ‘There Goes My Baby’ – Usher

2. ‘Deuces’ – Chris Brown feat. Tyga & Kevin McCall

1. ‘Un-thinkable (I’m Ready)’ – Alicia Keys

I would argue that ‘Un-thinkable’ is actually the best Alicia Keys song to date. With its dark tone, and hard hitting beat, the song indulges into the risk and uncertainty of relationships. Co-written by Drake, the song was truly a standout this year, mixing Drakes sound with Alicia’s hard hitting vocals. I commend Alicia for staying true to her genre with this song.

What do you think?

Did I miss any songs?

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