r-n-b first dance songs

R&B music is known for its soulful and meaningful songs. This is why R&B songs make great first dance songs as well. Contemporary R&B is a combination of rhythm and blues, funk, soul, hip hop, pop, and dance. If R&B is your favorite style of music, celebrate your first dance as a married couple with an R&B song.

r-n-b first dance songs

R&B songs make great first dance songs as they typically are full of expression of love and soulful singing. We feature artists of the past and present to give a wide range of choices.

Similar song lists for further reading:

R&B Love Songs for Your First Dance

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Brian McKnight – Nobody
2020

I’ll hold
Nobody’s hand but yours
You can believe for sure
I’ll be nobody’s man but yours, baby

Ledisi & PJ Morton – Anything For You (The Duet)
2020

I will do anything for you, you
You are my life, one means us two
Anything, anything for you

Will Downing – One in a Million
2020

A one in a million, chance of a lifetime
And life showed compassion.
And sent to me a stroke of love called you
A one in a million you

Pink Sweat$ – 17
2020

You’re something like an angel
You’ll do something to my mind
I can see a thousand years
When I’m lookin’ in your eyes

Rahsaan Patterson – Sent From Heaven
2019

Thoughts of you rise like the sun, and
My days are much brighter
Because you’re sent from heaven

Snoh Aalegra – Find Someone Like You
2019

I’ve been waitin’ my whole life, to find someone like you
Find someone like you

Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant – Perfect
2019

Look how you shining
Girl you a diamond
You know you’re priceless
You know you got that slow glow
I see your halo
In case you don’t know

Derran Day – My Word
2018

Cross every star
Swim the ocean so far
Just to get to you
I’ll be there for you

John Legend – All Of Me
2013

I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I’m winning
‘Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you

Boyz II Men featuring Charlie Wilson – More Than You’ll Ever Know
2011

No I can’t imagine not having you by my side
Everything you are and all you do
I’m still in love with you

KEM – Share My Life
2010

You’re my dream and my joy
My heart belongs to you girl
So I sat down one day and I wrote this song
Cause I need you, in my world

Ruben Studdard – Together
2009

I’m gonna be the one that’s gonna last
And be the one that got your back
Ain’t nothing never that bad that we won’t be together

Alicia Keys – No One
2007

You and me together
Through the days and nights
I don’t worry ’cause
Everything’s gonna be alright

Gerald Levert – Made To Love Ya
2001

My time, to spend with you forever
My life, together I was made
Made to love you

Jaheim – Forever
2001

Forever
The love I have for you will last
Forever
Loving you always

Eric Benet – Spend My Life With You
2000

Can I just see you every morning when
I open my eyes
Can I just feel your heart beating beside me every night
Can we just feel this way together till the end of all time

Sade – By Your Side
2000

Oh, when you’re cold
I’ll be there, hold you tight to me
Oh, when you’re low
I’ll be there by your side

Sisqo – Incomplete
2000

I can make believe I have everything, but I can’t pretend that I don’t see
That without you girl my life is incomplete

K-Ci & JoJo – All My Life
1998

And all my life I’ve prayed for someone like you
And I thank God that I, that I finally found you

Monica – Angel Of Mine
1997

You came into my life
Sent from above
When I lost all hope
You showed me, love

Babyface – Everytime I Close My Eyes
1997

And every time I close my eyes
I thank the Lord that I’ve got you yeah
And you’ve got me too

Kenny Lattimore – For You
1996

Every page that I write
Every day of my life
Would not be filled without the things
That my love for you now brings

Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
1992

I hope life treats you kind
And I hope you have all you’ve dreamed of
And I wish to you joy and happiness
But above all this, I wish you love

Shai – If I Ever Fall In Love
1992

I just wanna be the one who serves you
Sometimes I feel as if I don’t deserve you
I cherish every moment that we share

Surface – The First Time
1991

The love I had for you time won’t ever change
I’ll always feel the same
Now until the end

Luther Vandross – Here And Now
1990

Here and now
I promise to love faithfully
You’re all I need
Here and now
I vow to be one with thee, hey
Your love is all I need

Anita Baker – Just Because
1989

I love you just because
Just because I do, my darlin’
Emotions more than words can help me say
I love you, baby, just because you’re you

Freddie Jackson – You Are My Lady
1985

Just say that you’ll stay with me
Cause our love was meant to be
I promise to love you
More each day

Stevie Wonder – Overjoyed
1985

For did my dreams
Come true when I looked at you
And maybe too, if you would believe
You too might be
Overjoyed

Chaka Khan – Through The Fire
1985

Through the fire, to the limit, to the wall
For a chance to be with you
I’d gladly risk it all

Lionel Richie & Diana Ross – Endless Love
1981

You mean the world to me
I know I know
I’ve found, I’ve found in you
My endless love

The O’Jays – Forever Mine
1979

Oh, girl
I like what you like, you like what I like,
An` we were made for each other

Heatwave – Always And Forever
1977

Every day, love me your own special way
Melt all my heart away with a smile
Take time to tell me, you really care
And we’ll share tomorrow, together
I’ll always love you forever

Barry White – You’re The First, My Last, My Everything
1974

The first, my last, my everything
And the answer to all my dreams
You’re my sun, my moon, my guiding star
My kind of wonderful, that’s what you are

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – You’re All I Need To Get By
1968

Like sweet morning dew I took one look at you
And it was plain to see, you where my destiny
With my arms open wide, I threw away my pride
I sacrificed for you, dedicated my life to you

The Four Tops – Baby I Need Your Loving
1964

Baby, I need your lovin’
Got to have all your lovin’

The Miracles – You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me
1962

You really got a hold on me, you really got a hold on me, you really got a hold, baby
I love you and all I want you to do is just hold me

Otis Redding – These Arms Of Mine
1962

These arms of mine, they are burning
Burning from wanting you

Sam Cooke – You Send Me
1957

You thrill me
I know you, you, you thrill me
Darling you, you, you, you thrill me
Honest you do

Nat King Cole – When I Fall In Love
1956

When I give my heart it will be completely
Or I’ll never give my heart
And the moment I can feel that you feel that way too
Is when I fall in love with you

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