13 Great R&B Songs You Might Have Missed in 2013

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Overall 2013 has been one of the best years we’ve seen for R&B releases in quite some time. There’s been so much music released that hearing everything would’ve been nearly impossible, unless you’re us, which is why we’ve created this list of some standout songs that you might have missed this year.

This list looks past the hit singles and common favorites on albums, and shines light on some great songs that makes the genre of R&B soar.

The list is in no particular order, as each track is well deserving of your attention. Check out our ‘13 Great R&B Songs, You Might Have Missed in 2013‘ below!


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JoJo – “Can’t Handle the Truth”

Despite her being the caged bird that just wants to sing, due to an awful deal at Blackground Records when she was 12-years-old, JoJo gave fans a treat with her ‘Agape’ mixtape at the very end of 2012. This track in particular shows the vocalist in her true essence, through her conviction and the lyrics. Songs like this is why people want JoJo to be freed from her contract so she can deliver great music to the masses.

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Tamar Braxton – “Pieces”

It’s no secret that 2013 has been kind to Tamar Braxton, with the release of her sophomore album ‘Love and War,’ 2 Soul Train Awards, and now 3 Grammy nominations. Aside from the singles, the song “Pieces” is definitely the stand out track on her new album, with the sass of her explaining why she will not settle for being anyone’s side piece. We’re hoping that in 2014 this could be a single.

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Joe feat. Fantasia – “Love and Sex”

No matter how much R&B is evolving there will always be the need for a great duet. Joe and Fantasia knocked down all doors with “Love and Sex,” off Joe’s new album Doubleback: The Evolution of R&B. In an era where many just want to have sex, these two illustrated how sex is not better than love.

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Raheem DeVaughn – “Greatest Love”

The self-proclaimed “Love King” delivered an instant love/baby making tune, that is guaranteed to bring thrill to the bedroom on “Greatest Love,” off his new album A Place Called Love Land. “Girl, not to be cocky, not to brag, but I’ll be the best you’ve ever had,” sings DeVaughn on this smooth tune.

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Kelly Rowland – “Put Your Name On It”

‘Talk A Good Game’ is exactly what Kelly Rowland did on this record, while coming out of her shell and getting dirty between the sheets. We’ve all witnessed the growth of Ms. Rowland over the years, and she reminds you that she’s a sexy grown woman on this song!

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Fantasia – “End of Me”

Fantasia always delivers musically and “End of Me” removes all doubt from those that may have been living under a rock. Produced by Harmony Samuels, Fantasia sours vocally and lyrically on this record. We’re definitely happy that Tasia earned a Grammy for The Side Effects of You. The album is a true winner.

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Janelle Monáe – “It’s Code”

This song is very nostalgic of the Michael Jackson and Jackson 5 eras. Monáe often falls under the radar, but with records like this you can’t help but become an instant fan of ‘The Electric Lady,’ because
she is definitely a “Q.U.E.E.N.” that is a force to be reckoned with.

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20 Comments
  1. MrM3Ls 7 years ago

    Made it into a Spotify playlist 

  2. FrenchRnbProducer 7 years ago

    Mario – Bed Love
    Ariana Grande Ft Nathan Sykes – Almost Is Never Enough
    Chrisette Michele – Can The Cool Be Loved
    Urban Mystic – I Promise

  3. Soulific 7 years ago

    Fantasia – If I Was A Bird – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaxCYo7IUdY
    Bradd Marquis – Winner- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0vtanGoFzM
    Nick Eden – Let’s Chill – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPcAZUQi5HA
    Chrisette Michele – Supa – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u4CLsTzV_I

  4. SirMikeH 7 years ago

    “ThisIsRnB: 13 Great R&B Songs You Might Have Missed in 2013 http://t.co/8Ys6khaw5v | TamarBraxtonHer – “Pieces””

  5. ChanteriaGadson 7 years ago

    ThisIsRnB TamarBraxtonHer loooove this song! Her whole album, I love :)

  6. lashayecooper84 7 years ago

    ThisIsRnB Tyrese TGTlife Ginuwine TheRealTank I love that song

  7. mzzmely12 7 years ago

    ThisIsRnB Tyrese TGTlife Ginuwine TheRealTank Love this song and the whole cd is beautiful!!!

  8. IconFlow215 7 years ago

    ThisIsRnB kmichelle Support my new single focused #buynow https://t.co/2JcGVBDpJq … #musicvideo #comingsoon

  9. Casper_227 7 years ago

    Baby00Girl24 yes it is!

  10. CARLEASE1 7 years ago

    ThisIsRnB TGTlife Tyrese Ginuwine TheRealTank All my favorite singers. I named my son after Jaheim! Literally! On Purpose! Love Music!

  11. Divine_Woman 7 years ago

    ThisIsRnB Listen to this song everyday. Love it ❤️

  12. LeeC_Maximus 7 years ago

    ThisIsRnB GeMini_TeamJo JoJoistheway I also can’t handle the Truth. Tell me little lies.

  13. YoUrNaturAlHigh 7 years ago

    ThisIsRnB Raheem_DeVaughn Looking for the like button!!!

  14. kinggque 7 years ago

    YES! “ThisIsRnB: 13 Great R&B Songs You Might Have Missed in 2013 http://t.co/cnQ0NrOm2a | TamarBraxtonHer – “Pieces””

  15. DanteMarquis 7 years ago

    callmedollar kmichelle Yes! “Sometimes” is better than a lot of them R&B songs nominated for Grammy’s this year…

  16. lessypooh98 7 years ago

    “DanteMarquis: callmedollar kmichelle Yes! “Sometimes” is better than a lot of them R&B songs nominated for Grammy’s this year…” RT

  17. LawyerGIRLL 7 years ago

    “lessypooh98: callmedollar kmichelle Yes!”Sometimes” is better than a lot of them R&B songs nominated for Grammy’s this year…” RT” Tbh

  18. callmedollar 7 years ago

    DanteMarquis I just pray for better days.

  19. crizzoman99 7 years ago

    ThisIsRnB TGTlife Tyrese Ginuwine TheRealTank I got faith My boi EmariJMusic gone be on this list next year https://t.co/jatqHxjy09

  20. Territc2000 7 years ago

    12 out oF 13 – NOT BAD.  NOW TO GET NO. 13.

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