2004 was a banner year for R&B music. New artists emerged with their own unique sound, while established artists continued to release timeless gems. Check out our top 100 best R&B songs of 2004!
Top 10 R&B Songs 2004
- Yeah – Usher ft. Ludacris & Lil’ Jon
- If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
- Slow Motion – Juvenile
- Lean Back – Terror Squad
- Burn – Usher
- Diary – Alicia Keys ft. Tony, Toni, Tone & Jermaine Paul
- Freek-A-Leek – Petey Pablo
- Confessions Part 2 – Usher
- Goodies – Ciara ft. Petey Pablo
- Jesus Walks – Kanye West
About The Playlist
A list of 100 R&B songs from 2004. Wow! These are too many to highlight all of them, but let’s at least discuss our top three. Let’s go!
“Slow Motion” by Juvenile (#3)
“Slow Motion” is a song by American rapper Juvenile, released in 2004 as the lead single from his fourth studio album, Juve the Great.
The lyrics of the song are about taking it easy and enjoying the moment. The beat of the song is a slow, smooth groove that is perfect for cruising or just relaxing.
The song’s catchy hook, “Slow motion, slow motion,” is instantly recognizable and has been sampled by many other artists.
“Slow Motion” was a huge success, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and selling more than 2 million copies in the United States.
The song was also a critical success, with many critics praising Juvenile’s smooth production and laid-back vocals.
“Slow Motion” is a classic Southern hip-hop song that is sure to get you moving. The song’s catchy beat and Juvenile’s laid-back vocals make it a hit with critics and fans alike.
“Slow Motion” is a song that you will enjoy for years to come, making it a classic that is sure to get you moving. So, if you haven’t heard it before, we definitely recommend you try it out.
“If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys (#2)
“If I Ain’t Got You” is a beautiful piano ballad by Alicia Keys that is sure to touch your soul.
The song’s lyrics deal with the importance of love and relationships, and the song’s melody is both haunting and uplifting.
Keys’ vocals are powerful and emotional, and the song’s simple but effective arrangement allows her voice to shine through.
“If I Ain’t Got You” was a big success, reaching No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and becoming Keys’ second consecutive R&B chart-topper.
The song was also a critical success, winning Keys a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
It’s performance on the 2004 music charts was phenomenal. As mentioned, the song peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and it remained on the chart for 29 weeks.
The song was also a huge success in the United Kingdom, where it reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart.
“If I Ain’t Got You” is a classic R&B song that has stood the test of time. It is a beautiful and moving ballad that fans will enjoy for years to come.
In addition to its great success on the charts, the song is a favorite among karaoke fans. Give it a try!
“Yeah!” by Usher ft. Ludacris & Lil Jon (#3)
“Yeah!” is a crunk song by American singer Usher, featuring Ludacris and Lil Jon. It was released on Jan. 12, 2004, as the lead single from Usher’s fourth studio album Confessions.
The song’s lyrics are about partying and having a good time, and the beat is a combination of crunk and R&B.
“Yeah!” was a commercial success, topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 12 weeks and selling more than 8 million copies in the United States.
The song was also a critical success, winning a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Song collaboration.
“Yeah!” is considered one of the most influential songs of the 2000s and helped popularize the crunk music genre.
The music video shows Usher, Ludacris, and Lil Jon partying in a club. The video was a critical and commercial success and helped popularize the crunk genre.
The song’s simple yet catchy lyrics are easy to sing along to, and the beat is so irresistible that you’ll find yourself dancing along before you know it.
Usher’s vocals are smooth and soulful, and Lil Jon and Ludacris’s verses add a touch of energy and attitude.
The song is a perfect blend of all these elements, making it a timeless classic that will be enjoyed for years to come.
The catchy song has become part of popular culture and has been used in many other songs, television shows as well as movies.
We highlighted only the top three R&B songs of 2004, but there are many other great songs from that year that are worth listening to. You might discover some new favorites on our list!
List of 100 Best R&B Songs of 2004
|#||Title - Artist|
|1||Yeah - Usher ft. Ludacris & Lil' Jon|
|2||If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys|
|3||Slow Motion - Juvenile|
|4||Lean Back - Terror Squad|
|5||Burn - Usher|
|6||Diary - Alicia Keys ft. Tony, Toni, Tone & Jermaine Paul|
|7||Freek-A-Leek - Petey Pablo|
|8||Confessions Part 2 - Usher|
|9||Goodies - Ciara ft. Petey Pablo|
|10||Jesus Walks - Kanye West|
|11||Splash Waterfalls - Ludacris|
|12||Dirt Off Your Shoulder - Jay-Z|
|13||Slow Jamz - Twista ft. Kanye West & Jamie Foxx|
|14||Tipsy - J-Kwon|
|15||U Should've Known Better - Monica|
|16||Overnight Celebrity - Twista|
|17||You Don't Know My Name - Alicia Keys|
|18||Me, Myself And I - Beyonce'|
|19||I Don't Wanna Know - Mario Winans ft. Enya & P. Diddy|
|20||Game Over - Lil' Flip|
|21||Sorry 2004 - Ruben Studdard|
|22||Why - Jadakiss ft. Anthony Hamilton|
|23||One Call Away - Chingy|
|24||My Place - Nelly|
|25||All Falls Down - Kanye West ft. Syleena Johnson|
|26||Salt Shaker - Ying Yang Twins ft. Lil' Jon & The Eastside Boyz|
|27||My Boo - Usher & Alicia Keys|
|28||Charlene - Anthony Hamilton|
|29||The Way You Move - OutKast|
|30||On Fire - Lloyd Banks|
|31||Sunshine - Lil' Flip|
|32||No Problem - Lil Scrappy|
|33||Rubber Band Man - T.I.|
|34||Read Your Mind - Avant|
|35||So Sexy - Twista ft. R. Kelly|
|36||Hotel - Cassidy ft. R. Kelly|
|37||Locked Up - Akon ft. Styles P.|
|38||Through The Wire - Kanye West|
|39||Don't Take Your Love Away - Avant|
|40||Damn! - Youngbloodz ft. Lil' Jon|
|41||Walked Outta Heaven - Jagged Edge|
|42||Drop It Like It's Hot - Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell|
|43||Naughty Girl - Beyonce'|
|44||Step In The Name Of Love - R. Kelly|
|45||Headsprung - LL Cool J|
|46||Go DJ - Lil' Wayne|
|47||Happy People - R. Kelly|
|48||Southside - Lloyd ft. Ashanti|
|49||Nolia Clap - Juvenile ft. Wacko & Skip|
|50||Let's Get Away - T.I.|
|51||Roses - OutKast|
|52||Wanna Get To Know You - G Unit ft. Joe|
|53||Change Clothes - Jay-Z|
|54||In My Life - Juvenile ft. Mannie Fresh|
|55||I Can't Wait - Sleepy Brown ft. OutKast|
|56||Milkshake - Kelis|
|57||Breathe - Fabolous|
|58||Hey Ya! - OutKast|
|59||Dude - Beenie Man ft. Ms. Thing|
|60||Shorty Wanna Ride - Young Buck|
|61||Let Me In - Young Buck|
|62||Stand Up - Ludacris ft. Shawnna|
|63||No Better Love - Young Gunz|
|64||You Don't Want Drama - 8-Ball & MJG|
|65||Neva Eva - Trillville|
|66||Selfish - Slum Village|
|67||I'm Still In Love With You - Sean Paul|
|68||Wat Da Hook Gon Be - Murphy Lee ft. Jermaine Dupri|
|69||Knuck If You Buck - Crime Mob|
|70||Whoknows - Musiq|
|71||Breathe, Stretch, Shake - Mase|
|72||Hush - LL Cool J|
|73||U Saved Me - R. Kelly|
|74||Let's Go - Trick Daddy|
|75||Talk About Our Love - Brandy ft. Kanye West|
|76||Flap Your Wings - Nelly|
|77||Whats Happnin! - Ying Yang Twins|
|78||Wonderful - Ja Rule ft. R. Kelly & Ashanti|
|79||I Like That - Houston ft. Chingy & Nate Dogg|
|80||Bring It Back - Lil' Wayne|
|81||Lose My Breath - Destiny's Child|
|82||Holidae In - Chingy ft. Snoop Dogg & Ludacris|
|83||Move Ya Body - Nina Sky|
|84||I Smoke, I Drink - Body Headbangers ft. Youngbloodz|
|85||What It's Like - Jagged Edge|
|86||Let Me Love You - Mario|
|87||Welcome Back - Mase|
|88||More & More - Joe|
|89||Baby Boy - Beyonce' ft. Sean Paul|
|90||White Teez - Dem Franchise Boyz|
|91||Balla Baby - Chingy|
|92||Stunt 101 - G Unit|
|93||Dip It Low - Christina Milian|
|94||I Want You - Janet Jackson|
|95||Questions - Tamia|
|96||Hot 2 Nite - New Edition|
|97||Got It Twisted - Mobb Deep|
|98||Compton - Guerilla Black ft. Beenie Man|
|99||Ride Wit U - Joe ft. G Unit|
|100||Rain On Me - Ashanti|
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Final Thought – 100 Best R&B Songs of 2004
The year 2004 was a great year for R&B music. There were so many great songs released that year it was hard to choose just a few. But after careful consideration, we have compiled a list of what we believe are the best R&B songs of 2004.
The songs on our list represent a wide range of styles, from the soulful ballads of Alicia Keys to the crunk party anthems of Usher. But they all have one thing in common: they are all great songs that will continue to be enjoyed by fans for years to come.
We hope you enjoy our list of the best R&B songs of 2004. And if you haven’t heard some of these songs before, we encourage you to check them out. You won’t be disappointed.