Rhythm and blues ballads

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  1. 1+1

    1+1 (2011)


    "1+1" is a song recorded by American recording artist Beyoncé for her fourth studio album, 4 (2011). It was released by Columbia Records in the United States on May 25, 2011, as a promotional single. Serving as the opening track on 4, it was written and produced by Knowles, The-Dream and Tricky Stewart. "1+1" was originally titled "Nothing But Love" and The-Dream had initially planned to include it on his second studio album, Love vs. Money (2009). A down-tempo contemporary R&B and soul music power ballad, "1+1" Knowles expressing her endless love to her soul mate; the lyrics make strong statements about the power of the relationship.

  2. 100%



    "100%" is a song performed by R&B singer Mariah Carey originally recorded as the lead soundtrack single from motion picture Precious but then reassigned to the AT&T Team USA Soundtrack for the 2010 Winter Olympics. The song was also due to feature on Carey's now cancelled thirteenth studio/second remix album, Angels Advocate though it was never tipped as a single from the latter.

  3. 21 Questions

    21 Questions (2003)


    "21 Questions" is a song performed by American rapper 50 Cent and Nate Dogg. The song was written by 50 Cent, K. Risto, J. Cameron, and V. Cameron for 50 Cent's commercial debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003). Released in 2003 as the album's second single, it became his second number one song in the United States after "In Da Club". It reached number six in the UK Singles Chart while "In Da Club" was at #23, giving him the rare feat of having two singles in the Top 30 at the same time. The track was produced by Dirty Swift of Midi Mafia and samples elements from Barry White's "It's Only Love Doing Its Thing". R&B singer Lil' Mo created the answer-back remix titled "21 Answers". Her version received decent airplay, and was often merged together with 50 Cent's version for club play. While the title of the song is "21 Questions," 50 Cent actually asks 22 questions in the duration of the song.

  4. 4 Minutes

    4 Minutes


    "4 Minutes" is the second single from R&B singer Avant's fourth album, Director. It reached #9 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Chart.

  5. 4 Page Letter

    4 Page Letter (1996)


    "4 Page Letter" is a contemporary R&B song recorded by American singer Aaliyah. The song was written by producer Tim "Timbaland" Mosley and Missy Elliott. Mosley produced the song and Elliott provided background vocals. It is the fourth single (third in North America) released from Aaliyah's second studio album, One in a Million (see 1997 in music).

  6. 5 O'Clock

    5 O'Clock


    "5 O'Clock" is a song by American R&B artist T-Pain, which serves as the second official single from his fourth studio album, Revolver. Featured on the song as guest vocalists are American rapper Wiz Khalifa and British pop singer Lily Allen. The song peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Allen's first ever top ten single in the United States.

  7. Adore

    Adore (1987)


    "Adore" is a song by Prince. It is the last track on his 1987 double album Sign "O" the Times, following the live track "It's Gonna Be a Beautiful Night" (the crowd noise from which bleeds into the beginning of the song). A long, ornate slow jam featuring Atlanta Bliss and Eric Leeds on horns, it was described by NME reviewer Paolo Hewitt as "a sugar ballad that harks back to the Stylistics but is indelibly Prince's, a lush yet remarkable piece of music, and a fitting climax". It received significant radio play despite never being released as a single, and became an occasional part of Prince's concert repertoire. A 4:39-long edit of the song appears on the 1993 compilation album The Hits/The B-Sides, and the Girl 6 soundtrack album contains the full-length version. Prince's 2002 box set One Nite Alone... Live! includes a solo performance of "Adore" with piano accompaniment.

  8. After The Love Has Gone

    After The Love Has Gone (1979)


    "After the Love Has Gone" is a 1979 hit single for Earth, Wind & Fire, written by David Foster, Jay Graydon, and Bill Champlin for the album I Am. It reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks, behind The Knack's smash hit "My Sharona".

  9. Agape



    Agape is Zhang Liyin's third overall single, released on August 2, 2014 in China and August 6 in Korea. The song is dedicated to the victims of the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake. Co-written by Zhang Liyin and Taiwanese lyricist Tina Wang, the song is about a mother who allows her child to live at the expense of her own life. The single's B-side track "Back Then" is a cover of the title song from Taiwanese film You Are the Apple of My Eye.

  10. Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City

    Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City (1978)


    "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City" is a 1974 R&B song, written by Michael Price and Dan Walsh, and first recorded by Bobby "Blue" Bland for the ABC Dunhill album Dreamer. While Bland scored a minor hit with the song, landing in the top ten of the R&B charts, it is perhaps best known through cover versions and samples. While it is ostensibly a love song, some critics have also heard it as a lament on urban poverty and hopelessness; the reggae singer Al Brown's cover version even changes most of the lyrics to magnify this emphasis. The song is featured on the soundtracks to the 2009 film Fighting and the 2011 crime drama The Lincoln Lawyer.

  11. Airplanes



    "Airplanes" is the second official and third overall single from B.o.B's debut studio album, B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray. The track features Hayley Williams and was produced by Alex da Kid with DJ Frank E receiving a co-production credit on the song. The music and chorus were written by Kinetics & One Love. The song was released to urban radio on April 27, 2010.

  12. All At Once

    All At Once (1985)


    "All at Once" is a song written by Michael Masser and Jeffrey Osborne and recorded by Whitney Houston. It was released as a single in Japan and several European countries in 1986. While it did not receive an official single release domestically (in the U.S.), the song did receive significant radio airplay there.

  13. All I Do Is Think Of You

    All I Do Is Think Of You (1975)


    "All I Do Is Think of You" is a ballad single released by The Jackson 5 as the b-side to the group's single, "Forever Came Today" on the Motown label in 1975, and was the final charted single the group issued as The Jackson 5 before they left Motown for CBS the following year. It was featured on their final Motown album, Moving Violation.

  14. All I Have

    All I Have (2005)


    "All I Have" is a song recorded by American entertainer Jennifer Lopez, featuring American rapper LL Cool J. Written by Lopez, Makeba Riddick, Curtis Richardson, and Ron G and produced by Cory Rooney, Ron G, and Dave McPherson, it was released in December 2002 as the second single from Lopez's third studio album, This Is Me... Then (2002).

  15. All My Life

    All My Life (1997)


    "All My Life" is a song recorded by American R&B duo K-Ci & JoJo. The track was produced and written by Joel "JoJo" Hailey and Rory Bennett for K-Ci & JoJo's debut studio album, Love Always (1997). The song was released physically as from January 6, 1998 as the third single from the album through MCA Records. "All My Life" is an R&B / soul song. Music critics have claimed this as the duo's most successful song of their career.

  16. All of Me

    All of Me


    "All of Me" is a song by American contemporary R&B recording artist John Legend from his fourth studio album Love in the Future (2013). Legend co-wrote the song with Toby Gad and co-produced it with Dave Tozer. The song is a dedication to Legend's wife Chrissy Teigen. "All of Me" impacted American mainstream urban radio as the album's third single on August 12, 2013.

  17. All The Man That I Need

    All The Man That I Need (1990)


    "All the Man That I Need" is a song written by American songwriters Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore. The song was first recorded as "All The Man I Need" by Linda Clifford in 1982, for her album I'll Keep on Loving You. Pitchford and Gore (who wrote the song "Red Light" from Fame for her in 1980) had in mind Clifford and her husband when they wrote the song.

  18. Almost Doesn't Count

    Almost Doesn't Count


    "Almost Doesn't Count" is an R&B ballad written by Shelly Peiken and Guy Roche for Brandy's second studio album, Never Say Never (1998). It also was produced by Roche and released as the album's fourth single during the second quarter of 1999 (see 1999 in music). The ballad reached the top 20 in New Zealand, the UK, and on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on June 8, 1999 (after reaching the Top 40 on April 27). Brandy performed the song in the 1999 film Double Platinum, starring Diana Ross and herself.

  19. Always And Forever

    Always And Forever


    "Always and Forever" is an R&B song written by Rod Temperton and first recorded by the British-based multinational funk-disco band Heatwave in 1976. Released as a single in 1977, the song is included on Heatwave's debut album Too Hot to Handle and has been covered by numerous artists.

  20. Always On Time

    Always On Time


    "Always on Time" is a song by American rapper Ja Rule, featuring Ashanti, and produced by Irv Gotti. The music was written by 7 Aurelius, Ja Rule and Irving Lorenzo. The song became both Ashanti's first Hot 100 number one single and Ja Rule's second.

  21. Amnesia

    Amnesia (2008)


    "Amnesia" is the title of the second and final single released from Cherish's second album, The Truth. Cherish confirmed this on their blog on March 9, 2008, and announced March 27 that the single's video would be in production the following month. The video premiered on BET's Access Granted on May 6. The single debuted at #100 on Billboards Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, then rising up to #61. The song failed to chart inside the Billboard Hot 100, becoming a commercial failure for the band and their label.

  22. Angel

    Angel (2008)


    "Angel" is a pop song performed by Natasha Bedingfield for her second North American album Pocketful of Sunshine. It was released as the album's third single in North America on August 11, 2008. The song was produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, hence the "Darkchild forever" line at the beginning of the song, he also sings the chorus.

  23. Angel Of Mine

    Angel Of Mine


    "Angel of Mine" is an R&B ballad written by Rhett Lawrence and Travon Potts (produced by Lawrence) for British R&B girl group Eternal's Greatest Hits album in 1997. The song became the group's fourteenth top ten hit on the UK singles chart peaking at #4 and spent a total of 13 weeks in the chart, helping their Greatest Hits album go three times platinum. "Angel of Mine" was the group's final single as a three-piece as after the release of Angel of Mine, Kéllé Bryan left the group.

  24. Angels Brought Me Here

    Angels Brought Me Here


    "Angels Brought Me Here" (aka "Faith Has Brought Me Here") is a pop song performed by Australian singer Guy Sebastian. It was released in Australia on 24 November 2003 as the lead single from his debut album Just as I Am (2003). The song was written by Jörgen Elofsson and John Reid for Network Ten's TV talent competition, Australian Idol's inaugural season. Recorded versions were made for both grand finalists, Sebastian and Shannon Noll, with only Sebastian's version officially released by BMG. On 22 November the promotional video had premiered on the same network's Video Hits – produced by Australian Idol's Stephen Tate and directed by its musical director, John Foreman.

  25. Angels Cry

    Angels Cry (2009)


    "Angels Cry" is a song performed by American R&B singer Mariah Carey. Written by Carey, Christopher Stewart, Crystal Johnson, James Wright the song features on her twelfth studio album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel. It was remixed to feature fellow American R&B singer, Ne-Yo and then released on February 23, 2010 as the intended second single from Carey's now cancelled thirteenth studio album and second remix album, Angels Advocate. "Angels Cry" was moderately successful having peaked at number 26 on the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart and its music video was produced by Carey and husband, Nick Cannon. Soon after its release, Angels Advocate was cancelled as well as all subsequent promotion and release of the song.

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