2005 was a great year for R&B music. In fact, there were so many good songs that we’ve compiled a list of the 100 best R&B songs of 2005. You can listen to the songs as a playlist or watch the accompanying music videos.
Top 10 R&B Songs 2005
- We Belong Together – Mariah Carey
- Let Me Love You – Mario
- Candy Shop – 50 Cent
- Lovers & Friends – Lil’ Jon & The Eastside Boyz ft. Usher & Ludacris
- 1, 2 Step – Ciara ft. Missy Elliott
- Disco Inferno – 50 Cent
- Drop It Like It’s Hot – Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell
- How We Do – Game ft. 50 Cent
- Just A Lil’ Bit – 50 Cent
- Oh – Ciara ft. Ludacris
About The Playlist
The music industry produced incredible numbers of hits in 2005. R&B was no exception. You will notice this when going through and listening to our playlist. Let’s highlight some of the biggest hits for you. Let’s get started!
“Candy Shop” by 50 Cent ft. Olivia (#3)
“Candy Shop” is a song by American rapper 50 Cent featuring Olivia. It was released in 2005 as the second single from 50 Cent’s second studio album, The Massacre.
The song is a hip hop/R&B track with a catchy melody and explicit lyrics about sex. It was a commercial success, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States and topping the charts in several other countries.
The song was praised by critics for its catchy melody and 50 Cent’s playful delivery. It is considered one of 50 Cent’s signature songs.
“Candy Shop” was a commercial success, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States and topping the charts in several other countries.
It was also certified 6x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting sales of over 6 million copies in the United States.
The song’s success helped to solidify 50 Cent’s status as a major hip hop artist and made him one of the most popular rappers in the world.
“Let Me Love You” by Mario (#2)
“Let Me Love You” is a song by American singer Mario, released as the lead single from his second studio album, Turning Point (2004).
The song is a smooth R&B ballad about a man who is offering his love and affection to a woman who has been hurt or mistreated in a previous relationship.
The song’s message of unconditional love and its desire to help someone heal is both relatable and empowering.
“Let Me Love You” was a commercial success, topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart for nine consecutive weeks in 2005.
It also reached number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and was certified 6x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
The song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 2006.
“Let Me Love You” is considered to be one of Mario’s signature songs and one of the best R&B songs of the 2000s. It is a timeless classic that continues to be enjoyed by fans of all ages.
Overall, “Let Me Love You” is a great song that is sure to please fans of R&B music. It is a song that is both relatable and empowering, and it has a timeless quality that will make it a classic for years to come.
“We Belong Together” by Mariah Carey (#1)
“We Belong Together” is a song by American singer Mariah Carey from her tenth studio album, The Emancipation of Mimi (2005).
Carey released the song on March 15, 2005, as the second single from the album. It is a mid-tempo R&B ballad about a woman who regrets breaking up with her boyfriend and wants him back.
“We Belong Together” was a critical and commercial success. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 14 weeks, becoming Carey’s longest-running number-one single. It also won four Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
The song is considered one of Carey’s signature songs and one of the greatest love songs of all time. It is a powerful and emotional ballad that has resonated with listeners of all ages.
“We Belong Together” is a timeless classic that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come.
We have highlighted only the top three R&B songs of 2005. However, there are many more great songs from that year worth listening to.
You might discover new favorites on our list or do a re-discovery of a wonderful R&B song you had totally forgotten!
List of 100 Best R&B Songs of 2005
|#||Title - Artist|
|1||We Belong Together - Mariah Carey|
|2||Let Me Love You - Mario|
|3||Candy Shop - 50 Cent|
|4||Lovers & Friends - Lil' Jon & The Eastside Boyz ft. Usher & Ludacris|
|5||1, 2 Step - Ciara ft. Missy Elliott|
|6||Disco Inferno - 50 Cent|
|7||Drop It Like It's Hot - Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell|
|8||How We Do - Game ft. 50 Cent|
|9||Just A Lil' Bit - 50 Cent|
|10||Oh - Ciara ft. Ludacris|
|11||Hate It Or Love It - Game ft. 50 Cent|
|12||Grind With Me - Pretty Ricky|
|13||Obsession (No Es Amor) - Frankie J. ft. Baby Bash|
|14||Some Cut - Trillville|
|15||Let Me Hold You - Bow Wow ft. Omarion|
|16||Gold Digger - Kanye West|
|17||Shake It Off - Mariah Carey|
|18||Like You - Bow Wow ft. Ciara|
|19||Soldier - Destiny's Child|
|20||Wait (The Whisper Song) - Ying Yang Twins|
|21||Slow Down - Bobby Valentino|
|22||Baby I'm Back - Baby Bash|
|23||Play - David Banner|
|24||Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani|
|25||Lose Control - Missy Elliott|
|26||Badd - Ying Yang Twins ft. Mike Jones|
|27||Run It - Chris Brown ft. Juelz Santana|
|28||Pon De Replay - Rihanna|
|29||Your Body - Pretty Ricky|
|30||Goin' Crazy - Natalie|
|31||Soul Survivor - Young Jeezy ft. Akon|
|32||I'm Sprung - T-Pain|
|33||Girlfight - Brooke Valentine ft. Big Boi & Lil' Jon|
|34||Pimpin' All Over The World - Ludacris|
|35||Bring 'Em Out - T.I.|
|36||Get It Poppin' - Fat Joe ft. Nelly|
|37||My Humps - Black Eyed Peas|
|38||Sugar (Gimme Some) - Trick Daddy|
|39||Lean Back - Terror Squad|
|40||Lonely - Akon|
|41||Mockingbird - Eminem|
|42||Summer Nights - Lil Rob|
|43||Caught Up - Usher|
|44||Goodies - Ciara ft. Petey Pablo|
|45||Okay - Nivea ft. Lil' Jon & Youngbloodz|
|46||My Boo - Usher & Alicia Keys|
|47||Give Me That - Webbie ft. Bun B|
|48||You Don't Know Me - T.I.|
|49||It's Like That - Mariah Carey|
|50||Outta Control - 50 Cent ft. Mobb Deep|
|51||How To Deal - Frankie J.|
|52||Shake - Ying Yang Twins ft. Pitbull|
|53||Back Then - Mike Jones|
|54||Cater 2 U - Destiny's Child|
|55||Over And Over - Nelly ft. Tim McGraw|
|56||Get Back - Ludacris|
|57||Gasolina - Daddy Yankee|
|58||Make Her Feel Good - Teairra Mari|
|59||Wonderful - Ja Rule ft. R. Kelly & Ashanti|
|60||O - Omarion|
|61||Oye Mi Canto - N.O.R.E. ft. Nina Sky & Daddy Yankee|
|62||Don't Cha - Pussycat Dolls ft. Busta Rhymes|
|63||Only U - Ashanti|
|64||How Could You - Mario|
|65||One Thing - Amerie|
|66||We Be Burnin' - Sean Paul|
|67||Karma - Lloyd Banks|
|68||Girl Tonite - Twista ft. Trey Songz|
|69||Let's Go - Trick Daddy|
|70||Energy - Natalie|
|71||Here We Go - Trina w/Kelly Rowland|
|72||One Wish - Ray J|
|73||What U Gon' Do - Lil' Jon & The Eastside Boyz ft. Lil Scrappy|
|74||Lose My Breath - Destiny's Child|
|75||Laffy Taffy - D4L|
|76||Stay Fly - Three 6 Mafia|
|77||Toma - Pitbull ft. Lil' Jon|
|78||Dreams - Game|
|79||Karma - Alicia Keys|
|80||Don't Cha - Tori Alamaze|
|81||U Already Know - 112|
|82||Number One Spot - Ludacris|
|83||Locked Up - Akon ft. Styles P.|
|84||Pretty Girl - NB Ridaz|
|85||I'm A Hustla - Cassidy|
|86||Notice Me - NB Ridaz ft. Angelina|
|87||Truth Is - Fantasia|
|88||If You Were Mine - Marcos Hernandez|
|89||I Think They Like Me (Remix) - Dem Franchise Boyz ft. Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat & Bow Wow|
|90||Gotta Getcha - Jermaine Dupri|
|91||Don't Phunk With My Heart - Black Eyed Peas|
|92||Tell Me - Bobby Valentino|
|93||Welcome To Jamrock - Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley|
|94||Girl - Destiny's Child|
|95||Shorty Wanna Ride - Young Buck|
|96||More Than Words - Frankie J.|
|97||Go DJ - Lil' Wayne|
|98||Rich Girl - Gwen Stefani ft. Eve|
|99||Still Tippin' - Mike Jones ft. Slim Thug & Paul Wall|
|100||Must Be Nice - Lyfe Jennings|
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Final Thought – 100 Best R&B Songs of 2005
R&B music in 2005 was a time of transition. The genre was still heavily influenced by the neo-souls of the 1990s, but there was also a growing trend toward more electronic and urban sounds.
Some of the biggest hits of the year came from artists who successfully combined these two styles, such as Alicia Keys and Usher.
Overall, 2005 was a year of innovation and creativity in R&B music.
R&B music in 2005 was a diverse and vibrant genre, and it continued to evolve and grow. In short, the future for R&B music looks bright!