In celebration of Black Music Month I’ve listed some timeless classics that will last until the end of time. These songs are what R&B is all about.

1 Shop Around

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

2 It’s All Right

The Impressions

3 My Girl

The Temptations

4 My Guy

Mary Wells

5 Please, Please, Please

James Brown

6 Respect

Aretha Franklin

7 Try A Little Tenderness

Otis Redding

8 Sitting In The Park

Billy Stewart

9 I can’t Help Myself

The Four Tops

10 I Want You Back

The Jackson 5

11 Keep Your Head To The Sky

Earth, Wind & Fire

12 I’ll Take You There

The Staple Singers

13 Theme From Shaft

Isaac Hayes

14 Who’s Making Love

Johnny Taylor

15 Everybody Plays The Fool

The Main Ingredient

16 Sexy Mama

The Moments

17 Dancing In The Streets

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

18 What’s Going On

Marvin Gaye

19 If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don’t Want To Be Right)
Luther Ingram

20 Oh Child

The Five Stairsteps