Notable R&B Tracks of 2016

Here’s a list of my favorite R&B tracks this year. Selections have been limited to one per artist.

1. Ameriie, “Sing About It”
2. Badbadnotgood, “In Your Eyes”
3. Guordan Banks, “Keep You in Mind” (2015 track)
4. Beyoncé, “Formation”
5. BJ the Chicago Kid, “Cupid”
6. Mary J. Blige, “Thick Of It”
7. Blood Orange, “Thank You”
8. Charles Bradley, “Ain’t It a Sin”
9. Cody Chesnutt, “Bullets in the Streets and Blood”
10. Childish Gambino, “Me and Your Mama”
11. Denitia & Sene, “Favorite”
12. Drake, “Controlla”
13. Fantasia, “Stay Up”
14. Frank Ocean, “Nikes”
15. Anthony Hamilton, “Save Me”
16. Jahkoy, “California Heaven”
17. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, “Midnight Rider”
18. Kehlani, “Crzy”
19. Alicia Keys, “In Common”
20. Michael Kiwanuka, “Black Man in a White World”
21. Lloyd, “Tru”
22. Maxwell, “Lake by the Ocean”
23. Chrisette Michele, “Steady”
24. K Michelle, “If It Ain’t Love”
25. Mila J, “Kickin’ Back”
26. Kendra Morris, “Twist & Burn”
27. Musiq Soulchild, “Life on Earth”
28. Laura Mvula, “Angel”
29. Nao, “Get To Know Ya”
30. NxWorries, “Get Bigger/Do U Luv”
31. Anderson Paak, “The Dreamer”
32. Partynextdoor, “Come and See Me”
33. PJ, “Gangsta”
34. Dawn Richard, “Paint It Blue”
35. Jordan Rakei, “Midnight Mischief”
36. Rihanna, “Needed Me”
37. Ro James, “Permission”
38. Earl St. Clair, “Good Time”
39. Sampha, “Blood on Me”
40. Lance Skiiwalker, “Lover’s Lane”
41. Solange, “Don’t Touch My Hair”
42. Esperanza Spalding, “Judas”
43. STWO, “Blue Sky”
44. Tigallerro, “Something”
45. Tinashe, “Player”
46. Tweet, “Magic”
47. Usher, “No Limit”
48. The Weeknd, “Keep it Coming”
49. Adrian Younge, “Sandrine”
50. Yuna, “Lanes”

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