There’s nothing like a good R&B song—You know that one song that can make you remember the best of times (your first crush) or the worst of times (your first breakup)? And while there are an infinite number of songs that evoke the emotions you may have felt way back when, there are only a few that stand the test of time.
No top R&B list would be complete without Whitney, Anita, or Luther, but who else measures up? We’ve compiled some of our favorite R&B songs from the past few decades that will have you feeling nostalgic, but also leave you wanting to sing along. Take a trip down memory lane and add each of these songs to your next playlist.