Looking at the R&B genre, 2006 was a really great year. Ne-Yo and other new artists broke through in 2006, while established artists like Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige also had their successes. All of these artists and their hits can be found in our top 100 best R&B songs of 2006. Go check it out now!
Top 10 R&B Songs 2006
- Me & U – Cassie
- Snap Yo Fingers – Lil Jon
- Grillz – Nelly ft. Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp
- Be Without You – Mary J. Blige
- It’s Goin’ Down – Yung Joc
- Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It – Dem Franchize Boyz
- Ridin’ – Chamillionaire ft. Krayzie Bone
- So Sick – Ne-Yo
- Temperature – Sean Paul
- Ms. New Booty – Bubba Sparxxx
About The Playlist
The music industry in 2006 produced an incredible number of hits, with R&B being no exception. This is evident in our playlist, which highlights the 100 best R&B songs of 2006. Let’s take a closer look at a few of them!
“Grilzz” by Nelly, Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp (#3)
“Grillz” by Nelly, Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp is a celebration of the trend of wearing gold or diamond-encrusted teeth jewelry, known as grills.
The song, released in 2005 as the lead single from Nelly’s album Sweatsuit, was a commercial success.
In fact, it reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States and was certified 6x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Critics praised it for its catchy melody and Nelly’s energetic performance.
The song’s lyrics extol the virtues of grills, rapping about how they make the wearer look and feel more confident and stylish.
The song also references the high cost of grills, with Nelly rapping about how he “rob the jewelry store and tell her make me a grill.”
The song’s music video features Nelly, Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp wearing grills and rapping about their love of the jewelry.
“Grillz” is a fun and catchy song that celebrates a unique aspect of hip hop culture. The song’s commercial success and critical acclaim helped to popularize the trend of wearing grills, which remains popular today.
“Snap Yo Fingers” by Lil Jon (#2)
Snap Yo Fingers is a 2006 hip hop single by Atlanta-based rapper/producer Lil Jon. The song features E-40 and Sean P, and was produced by Lil Jon himself.
The song is a catchy, up-tempo track with a simple but effective hook. The lyrics are about getting people to dance and have fun, and the song’s positive message and energy have made it a popular choice for parties and clubs.
The song was a commercial success, reaching number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It was also certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
The song’s success helped to solidify Lil Jon’s status as one of the leading figures in the hip hop scene, and it also helped to popularize the crunk genre.
Critically, the song was praised for its energy and party vibe.
“Snap Yo Fingers” is a classic hip hop song that has stood the test of time. It is a fun and energetic track that is sure to get people dancing, and it remains a popular choice for parties and clubs today.
“Me & U” by Cassie (#1)
And now for the biggest R&B banger of 2006; “Me & U” by Cassie.
“Me & U” is a song by American singer Cassie. It was released on April 25, 2006, as the lead single from her self-titled debut album (2006).
The song is a mid-tempo R&B song with a catchy melody and a sensual groove. The song’s lyrics are about a couple who are inseparable and who are always together.
“Me & U” was a commercial success, reaching number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and number one on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
The song was also a success internationally, reaching the top ten in several countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.
Critics praised the song for its catchy melody, smooth vocals, and sensual groove. They called it a “classic” R&B song and included it on many lists of the best songs of the 2000s.
“Me & U” is a classic R&B song that has stood the test of time. It is a catchy, sensual, and unforgettable song that has been enjoyed by fans of R&B music for over 15 years. Thank you Cassie!
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List of 100 Best R&B Songs of 2006
|#||Title - Artist|
|1||Me & U - Cassie|
|2||Snap Yo Fingers - Lil Jon|
|3||Grillz - Nelly ft. Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp|
|4||Be Without You - Mary J. Blige|
|5||It's Goin' Down - Yung Joc|
|6||Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It - Dem Franchize Boyz|
|7||Ridin' - Chamillionaire ft. Krayzie Bone|
|8||So Sick - Ne-Yo|
|9||Temperature - Sean Paul|
|10||Ms. New Booty - Bubba Sparxxx|
|11||U And Dat - E-40 ft. T-Pain|
|12||Check On It - Beyonce|
|13||So What - Field Mob ft. Ciara|
|14||Promiscuous - Nelly Furtado|
|15||Run It - Chris Brown|
|16||What You Know - T.I.|
|17||Pullin' Me Back - Chingy|
|18||I'm N Love (Wit A Stripper) - T-Pain|
|19||Yo (Excuse Me Miss) - Chris Brown|
|20||Money Maker - Ludacris ft. Pharrell|
|21||Do It To It - Cherish|
|22||Don't Forget About Us - Mariah Carey|
|23||Sexy Love - Ne-Yo|
|24||I Know You See It - Yung Joc|
|25||Shoulder Lean - Young Dro ft. T.I.|
|26||(When You Gonna) Give It Up To Me - Sean Paul|
|27||One Wish - Ray J|
|28||Unpredictable - Jamie Foxx ft. Ludacris|
|29||Gimme That - Chris Brown|
|30||I Think They Like Me - Dem Franchize Boyz|
|31||Bossy - Kelis|
|32||Say Goodbye - Chris Brown|
|33||Turn It Up - Chamillionaire|
|34||Get Up - Ciara ft. Chamillionaire|
|35||There It Go (The Whistle Song) - Juelz Santana|
|36||Hips Don't Lie - Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean|
|37||Stay Fly - Three 6 Mafia|
|38||Tell Me When To Go - E-40|
|39||Unfaithful - Rihanna|
|40||Girl - Paul Wall|
|41||Doing Too Much - Paula DeAnda ft. Baby Bash|
|42||Laffy Taffy - D4L|
|43||Sexyback - Justin Timberlake|
|44||Buttons - Pussycat Dolls|
|45||Love - Keyshia Cole|
|46||Soul Survivor - Young Jeezy ft. Akon|
|47||I Wanna Love You - Akon ft. Snoop Dogg|
|48||Stickwitu - Pussycat Dolls|
|49||Gold Digger - Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx|
|50||Why You Wanna - T.I.|
|51||My Love - Justin Timberlake ft. T.I.|
|52||Fresh Azimiz - Bow Wow|
|53||Smack That - Akon ft. Eminem|
|54||Show Stopper - Danity Kane|
|55||Shake That - Eminem ft. Nate Dogg|
|56||Chain Hang Low - Jibbs|
|57||I'm Sprung - T-Pain|
|58||When You're Mad - Ne-Yo|
|59||SOS - Rihanna|
|60||Come To Me - Diddy ft. Nicole|
|61||My Humps - Black Eyed Peas|
|62||Here We Go - Trina ft. Kelly Rowland|
|63||Rompe - Daddy Yankee|
|64||Torn - LeToya|
|65||Bring Out The Freak In You - Lil Rob|
|66||S.E.X. - Lyfe Jennings|
|67||Gettin' Some - Shawnna|
|68||Touch It - Busta Rhymes|
|69||Shake - Ying Yang Twins ft. Pitbull|
|70||Deja Vu - Beyonce ft. Jay-Z|
|71||Shortie Like Mine - Bow Wow ft. Chris Brown|
|72||Walk Away (Remember Me) - Paula DeAnda ft. Dey|
|73||London Bridge (Oh Snap) - Fergie|
|74||Walk It Out - DJ Unk|
|75||Everytime Tha Beat Drop - Monica|
|76||Rodeo - Juvenile|
|77||Luxurious - Gwen Stefani|
|78||Superman - Brown Boy|
|79||Like You - Bow Wow ft. Ciara|
|80||That Girl - Frankie J|
|81||Kryptonite - Purple Ribbon All Stars ft. Big Boi|
|82||Git It - Ying Yang Twins ft. Bun B|
|83||About Us - Brooke Hogan ft. Paul Wall|
|84||Poppin' My Collar - Three 6 Mafia|
|85||We Be Burning (Legalize It) - Sean Paul|
|86||Enough Cryin - Mary J. Blige|
|87||Need A Boss - Shareefa ft. Ludacris|
|88||Call On Me - Janet Jackson ft. Nelly|
|89||Stuntin' Like My Daddy - Birdman & Lil Wayne|
|90||Say I - Christina Milian ft. Young Jeezy|
|91||Crazy - Gnarls Barkley|
|92||Bojangles - Pitbull|
|93||I Love My Chick - Busta Rhymes|
|94||Hustlin - Rick Ross|
|95||Unappreciated - Cherish|
|96||Blow The Whistle - Too Short|
|97||Vans - The Pack|
|98||Control Myself - LL Cool J ft. Jennifer Lopez|
|99||I Should've Cheated - Keyshia Cole|
|100||Ring The Alarm - Beyonce|
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Final Thought – 100 Best R&B Songs of 2006
By 2006, R&B music was changing from a hip-hop-influenced genre to a more soulful sound. Ne-Yo, Beyoncé and Ciara, for example, all released critically acclaimed singles that year.
Their crossover success helped legitimize R&B as a mainstream genre, and their music paved the way for R&B’s future.
One of the most prominent trends in R&B music in 2006 was the rise of the “slow jam.” These songs contain smooth, sensual grooves and sultry vocals, making them perfect for late-night lovemaking.
Other popular trends included the use of Auto-Tune and the integration of electronic elements.
Overall, R&B music in 2006 was a vibrant and exciting time. The genre was undergoing a period of change, but it was clear that it was still going strong.
The artists who emerged during this time helped shape the future of R&B, and fans still enjoy their music.