Tunes Tuesday: R&B Dance Favorites

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | music

Mar 14

What type of random music is on your playlist right now?

It’s time for Tunes Tuesday hosted by Kimberly at Kooky Runner, Steffany at Run Steff Run and me!  Every Tuesday we’ll be sharing our favorite music with a different theme each week.  We hope it’ll be a fun way to find new music to listen to and also get to know each other a little bit better!

Since it’s the second Tuesday of the month, we’re keeping it random, and I’m sharing my favorite R&B Dance tunes!  I hope you enjoy it!

In case you’ve missed it, here are my previous random-themed Tunes Tuesday posts:

I’m also joining Erika, Patty, and Marcia for Tuesdays on the Run!

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Tunes Tuesday: R&B Dance Favorites

Growing up, I listened to a lot of R&B music.  There were the old school songs that my Mom would play from the 60’s and 70’s, and then there was a lot of great music in the late 80’s and 90’s that I loved listening to on the radio.  Brandy, Usher, Aaliyah, Mary J. Blige…there were so many great options!  And while the slower love songs were great from artists like Maxwell, 112, and Toni Braxton, I was always a bigger fan of the upbeat songs that you could dance to!

I don’t know what it is, but I’m not really a big fan of current R&B music.  Sure, there’s Ne-Yo and Chris Brown…but I tend to be stuck in the past when it comes to R&B music.  I hope you enjoy this week’s Tunes Tuesday playlist the features some of my favorite R&B dance songs!  There are so many more that I love that I may need to create a new dedicated playlist with all my jams!

Featured Artists – R&B Dance Music

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Mary J. Blige –  Family Affair:  Once the beat starts, the party begins!  I can’t help but dance to this song…Mary gets it done!

Dru Hill – In My Bed:  Dru Hill was a GREAT R&B group in the 90’s.  I love this remix with Jermaine Dupri and Da Brat!

Mya – Case of the Ex (Whatcha Gonna Do):  Whatever happened to Mya?  She was a great performer and had a unique voice.  This was a great song!

Usher – U Don’t Have to Call:  8701 was the album when Usher really hit it big.  I’ll always be sentimental about this album.  The music video for U Don’t Have to Call had amazing choreography!

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Aaliyah – Back & Forth:  Aaliyah was such an awesome artist and gone too soon.  I wish Spotify had more of her music available because she had so many great songs to dance to!  Just ignore R. Kelly in the background, smh…

Ashanti – Foolish:  Does anyone remember when this song came out?  It was a huge hit!

Brandy ft. Mase – Top of the World:  First, if you’ve never listened to Brandy’s Never Say Never album…do it now!  It’s a classic!  This is one of my favorite Brandy songs to dance to.

Donell Jones ft. Left Eye – U Know What’s Up:  I LOVED this song, especially with the remix with Left Eye (RIP)!  You can’t help but two-step to this song!

Kelis – Milkshake:  This song was HUGE a few years ago!  I love Kelis’s voice.  I may need to do a dedicated week all about Kelis on an upcoming Tunes Tuesday…

Michael Jackson – Workin’ Day And Night:  This is off of MJ’s Off the Wall album – definitely one of my favorites!  Off the Wall is such an underrated album!

Join Us Every Tuesday and Share Your Tunes!

  1. Write your post on the topic of the week. You can also include a playlist focusing on the week’s topic!
  2. Link back to KookyRunner, Run Steff Run and Run With No Regrets. Make sure you mention the link up, you never know who is reading and would love to join in on the fun!
  3. Add your link to the link up at one of our blogs.  Please remember to post the link to your actual post and not just your blog, it makes things a lot easier!
  4. Make sure you visit the other posts in the linkup and leave a comment! This is about building a community and showing the other bloggers how much you appreciate them joining the link up!

For this specific link up we will operate on a four-week schedule. Each week will have a specific theme. You can take the theme any way you choose, be creative and just have fun with it!

  • First Tuesday – Motivation Music (Music that inspires you)
  • Second Tuesday – Random Music (One-Hit Wonders, Dance Songs, etc.)
  • Third Tuesday – Pump Up Music (Fast-paced jams that get your heart pumping!)  Next week’s theme!
  • Fourth Tuesday – Your Current Favorite Music (Favorite song, band, music artist or type of music)
  • In a month with five Tuesdays, we’ll have a free week!

Do you enjoy any R&B dance tunes?  What type of music are you listening to lately?

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