The year 2003 was a good year for R&B music in the United States. Many artists released successful albums and singles that showcased their talent and creativity. But what were the very best R&B songs? Check them out in our Top 100 R&B Songs of 2003 playlist!
Top 10 R&B Songs 2003
- In Da Club – 50 Cent
- Right Thurr – Chingy
- Get Low – Lil’ Jon & The Eastside Boyz
- Ignition – R. Kelly
- Get Busy – Sean Paul
- Can’t Let You Go – Fabolous
- 21 Questions – 50 Cent
- Magic Stick – Lil’ Kim ft. 50 Cent
- I Know What You Want – Busta Rhymes ft. Mariah Carey
- Into You – Fabolous ft. Tamia
About The Playlist
In 2003, R&B music was one of the most popular and influential genres in the United States. It had a significant impact on the culture, fashion, and politics of the time.
Altogether in 2003, three hip-hop songs dominated the music charts in the USA. Those were 50 Cent’s “In da Club”, Chingy’s “Right Thurr” and Lil’ Jon & The Eastside Boyz’s “Get Low”.
These songs were catchy, energetic, and influential, reflecting the trends and culture of the early 2000s. Let’s highlight them for you.
“Get Low” by Lil’ Jon & The Eastside Boyz
The third spot goes to Lil’ Jon & The Eastside Boyz. They teamed up with fellow Atlanta rappers Ying Yang Twins to create a crunk anthem that became a staple of every party playlist.
Get Low is a song that celebrates the dance moves of women in the club, as they “get low” to the ground and “shake it like a salt shaker”.
The song features Lil’ Jon’s signature shouts and ad-libs, as well as a catchy hook and a bouncy beat that makes you want to move.
The song peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and stayed on the chart for 39 weeks.
It also won a Billboard Music Award for Rap Song of the Year, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
“Right Thurr” by Chingy
The second spot belongs to Chingy, who made his debut with a smash hit that introduced his unique style and slang to the world.
Right Thurr is a song that expresses Chingy’s admiration for a woman’s physical appearance and personality, as he repeatedly says “I like the way you do that right thurr“.
The song features a smooth and melodic chorus, as well as a catchy and rhythmic verse that showcases Chingy’s flow and wordplay.
The song peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and stayed on the chart for 33 weeks.
It also won a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist, and was nominated for a BET Award for Best New Artist.
“In Da Club” by 50 Cent
The top spot of our list goes to 50 Cent. He took over the music industry with his debut single which became one of the most successful songs of all time.
In Da Club is a song that celebrates 50 Cent’s lifestyle and success, as he invites everyone to join him in the club and have fun.
The song features a simple and catchy hook, as well as a hard-hitting and iconic beat produced by Dr. Dre. The song peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and stayed on the chart for 32 weeks.
It also won several awards, including a Grammy Award for Best Rap Male Solo Performance, an MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video, and a Billboard Music Award for Hot 100 Single of the Year.
These are the top 3 songs of R&B music in 2003, according to their performance on the music charts.
These songs represent different aspects of R&B music, such as crunk, hip-hop soul, and gangsta rap. They also reflect the culture and trends of the time, such as clubbing, dancing, and flaunting wealth and status.
These songs have left a lasting impact on R&B music and popular culture, as they have influenced many artists and genres that came after them.
List of 100 Best R&B Songs of 2003
|#||Title - Artist|
|1||In Da Club - 50 Cent|
|2||Right Thurr - Chingy|
|3||Get Low - Lil' Jon & The Eastside Boyz|
|4||Ignition - R. Kelly|
|5||Get Busy - Sean Paul|
|6||Can't Let You Go - Fabolous|
|7||21 Questions - 50 Cent|
|8||Magic Stick - Lil' Kim ft. 50 Cent|
|9||I Know What You Want - Busta Rhymes ft. Mariah Carey|
|10||Into You - Fabolous ft. Tamia|
|11||Miss You - Aaliyah|
|12||P.I.M.P. - 50 Cent|
|13||Shake Ya Tailfeather - Nelly ft. P. Diddy & Murphy Lee|
|14||Crazy In Love - Beyonce' ft. Jay-Z|
|15||Baby Boy - Beyonce' ft. Sean Paul|
|16||All I Have - Jennifer Lopez ft. LL Cool J|
|17||Rock Wit U (Awww Baby) - Ashanti|
|18||Beautiful - Snoop Dogg|
|19||Mesmerize - Ja Rule ft. Ashanti|
|20||Bump, Bump, Bump - B2K And P. Diddy|
|21||Suga Suga - Baby Bash|
|22||Air Force Ones - Nelly|
|23||Frontin' - Pharrell ft. Jay-Z|
|24||Never Leave You - Uh Ooh, Uh Oooh! - Lumidee|
|25||Gossip Folks - Missy Elliott ft. Ludacris|
|26||Damn! - Youngbloodz ft. Lil' Jon|
|27||Work It - Missy Elliott|
|28||How You Gonna Act Like That - Tyrese|
|29||Wanksta - 50 Cent|
|30||03 Bonnie & Clyde - Jay-Z ft. Beyonce'|
|31||Stand Up - Ludacris ft. Shawnna|
|32||In Those Jeans - Ginuwine|
|33||Thugz Mansion - 2Pac|
|34||No Letting Go - Wayne Wonder|
|35||Holidae In - Chingy ft. Snoop Dogg & Ludacris|
|36||Can't Stop, Won't Stop - Young Gunz|
|37||I Can - NAS|
|38||Lose Yourself - Eminem|
|39||Hell Yeah - Ginuwine|
|40||Superman - Eminem|
|41||Where Is The Love? - Black Eyed Peas|
|42||My Love Is Like...Whoa - Mya|
|43||The Jump Off - Lil' Kim ft. Mr. Cheeks|
|44||So Gone - Monica|
|45||Angel - Amanda Perez|
|46||Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake|
|47||Don't Mess With My Man - Nivea|
|48||Excuse Me Miss - Jay-Z|
|49||Like Glue - Sean Paul|
|50||Let's Get Down - Bow Wow|
|51||Sick Of Being Lonely - Field Mob|
|52||The Way You Move - OutKast|
|53||Do That... - Baby ft. P. Diddy|
|54||Don't Wanna Try - Frankie J.|
|55||Snake - R. Kelly ft. Big Tigger|
|56||Like A Pimp - David Banner ft. Lil' Flip|
|57||Gimme The Light - Sean Paul|
|58||When The Last Time... - Clipse|
|59||Thoia Thoing - R. Kelly|
|60||Cry Me A River - Justin Timberlake|
|61||Never Scared - Bone Crusher|
|62||Act A Fool - Ludacris|
|63||Still Ballin' - 2Pac/Trick Daddy|
|64||In Love Wit Chu - Da Brat|
|65||Pump It Up - Joe Budden|
|66||Satisfaction - Eve|
|67||Dilemma - Nelly ft. Kelly Rowland|
|68||Rain On Me - Ashanti|
|69||Tell Me - Smilez And Southstar|
|70||If I Can't - 50 Cent|
|71||B R Right - Trina ft. Ludacris|
|72||Hey Ma - Cam'ron|
|73||Wat Da Hook Gon Be - Murphy Lee ft. Jermaine Dupri|
|74||Roll Wit M.V.P. - Stagga Lee|
|75||Girlfriend - B2K|
|76||X Gon Give It To Ya - DMX|
|77||Deliverance - Bubba Sparxxx|
|78||I Want You - Thalia ft. Fat Joe|
|79||Jenny From The Block - Jennifer Lopez|
|80||Luv U Better - LL Cool J|
|81||Love @ 1st Sight - Mary J. Blige|
|82||Sing For The Moment - Eminem|
|83||Can't Hold Us Down - Christina Aguilera ft. Lil' Kim|
|84||Got Some Teeth - Obie Trice|
|85||24's - T.I.|
|86||4 Ever - Lil' Mo ft. Fabolous|
|87||Beware Of The Boys - Panjabi MC|
|88||Baby - Ashanti|
|89||Light Your Ass On Fire - Busta Rhymes|
|90||Paradise - LL Cool J ft. Amerie|
|91||Pimp Juice - Nelly|
|92||Walked Outta Heaven - Jagged Edge|
|93||Pass That Dutch - Missy Elliott|
|94||A.D.I.D.A.S. - Killer Mike|
|95||Hey Ya! - OutKast|
|96||Milkshake - Kelis|
|97||Beautiful - Christina Aguilera|
|98||Breathe - Blu Cantrell ft. Sean Paul|
|99||Ooh! - Mary J. Blige|
|100||Runnin' (Dying To Live) - 2Pac ft. Notorious B.I.G.|
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Final Thought – 100 Best R&B Songs of 2003
In conclusion, R&B music in 2003 was a diverse and dynamic genre. It showcased the talents and creativity of many artists.
From the smooth and soulful sounds of Alicia Keys and John Legend to the upbeat and catchy melodies of Beyoncé and Usher, there was a little bit of everything.
R&B music in 2003 also reflected the social and cultural issues of the time. Such as the war in Iraq, the rise of hip-hop culture, and the emancipation of women.
R&B in 2003 was not only a source of entertainment, but also a means of expression and inspiration for many listeners.