I grew up during the 1970s. At the time, the quality of the music was much better. We had love songs, party songs, songs that addressed the issues of the day, and much more. With that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite old school R&B songs. These songs are part of the soundtrack of my life, and I’ll always cherish them.

1 Dancing Machine

The Jackson 5

2 Love Train

The O’Jays

3 Mighty Love

The Spinners

4 Flashlight


5 The Bottle

Gil Scott Heron

6 Don’t Cost You Nothing

Ashford & Simpson

7 Love Ballad


8 Shake Your Pants


9 Boogie Nights


10 Slide


11 It’s All The Way Live


12 Fire

The Ohio Players

13 Let’s Get It On

Marvin Gaye

14 Pillow Talk

Sylvia Robinson

15 Sexy Mama

The Moments

16 Best Of My Love

The Emotions

17 You Can’t Turn Me Off (In The Middle Of Turning Me On)

High Inergy

18 Cause I Love You

Lenny Williams

19 Shining Star

Earth, Wind & Fire

20 Bad Luck

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes