The Roots Music Report's
Top R&B Song Chart
for the Year of 2021

Rank Song Title Band/Artist Name Sub Genre
1MotorbikeLeon BridgesSoul
2I NEED YOUJon BatisteSoul
3Blinding LightsThe WeekndSoul
4Take My BreathThe WeekndSoul
5Heartbreak AnniversaryGiveonR&B
6HurtArlo ParksR&B
8Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)Devon GilfillianR&B
9RootsCautious ClaySoul
10Pick Up Your FeelingsJazmine SullivanR&B
11ComplicatedLeela JamesSoul
12HopeArlo ParksR&B
13Lil BitNellySoul
14I Don't Wanna Be in LoveKeyshia ColeSoul
15Can't Let It ShowTankSoul
16Bad HabitsUsherSoul
18Make It After AllDumpstaphunkFunk
19Over NowCalvin HarrisR&B
20Cascade (feat. the Bonfyre)StokleyNeo-Soul
21Pick a SideRaicheNeo-Soul
22You Made a Fool of MeAnthony HamiltonR&B
23SituationRuth B.Soul
24He Don't Know Nothin' Bout ItJam & LewisR&B
25Dying in the SubtletyCautious ClaySoul
26BeautifulRobin ThickeSoul
27Save Your TearsThe WeekndSoul
28Pack LiteQueen NaijaSoul
29Back Home (feat. Summer Walker)Trey SongzSoul
30Born TiredJhené AikoSoul
31Same LoveLedisiSoul
32No Plans for Love (with Ne-Yo & Kent Jones)D-NiceSoul
33I Just DoGuordan BanksSoul
34All This LoveTrey SongzSoul
35Live out Your LoveKemSoul
36Not Another Love SongElla MaiSoul
37Butterflies Pt. 2Queen NaijaSoul
38Starting NowBrandySoul
39Girl Like Me (feat. H.E.R.)Jazmine SullivanSoul
40Anything for YouLedisiSoul
42Give a Little LoveThe Freedom AffairSoul
43One I GotCharlie WilsonSoul
44SteamLeon BridgesSoul
45Be the OneRuff EndzSoul
46Mystery Lady (feat. Don Toliver) [ChopNotSlop Remix]MasegoSoul
47Dance Like Nobody's WatchingYunaSoul
48You Want My Love (feat. Lucky Daye)Earth, Wind & FireSoul
49Born 2 DiePrinceSoul
50Deep EndFousheéSoul
51In Your EyesThe WeekndSoul
52The Last DanceSt. Paul & The Broken BonesSoul
53U 2 LuvNe-YoSoul
54New NormalKhalidSoul
55B.S. (feat. H.E.R.)Jhené AikoSoul
56ShadeAlex Lucero & Live AgainSoul
57Essence (feat. Tems)WizKidSoul
58LOST YOUSnoh AalegraSoul
59Secret Garden (feat. Sisqó, Shawn Stockman & Raheem DeVaughn)Omar WilsonSoul
61Back Together (feat. Rick James)Anthony HamiltonR&B
62Take Care of You (feat. Syd)Charlotte Day WilsonSoul
63My WayAloe BlaccSoul
64Take Me Away (feat. EARTHGANG)Sinead HarnettSoul
65Don't Blame It on Love (feat. Pink Sweat$)YunaSoul
66Come Through (feat. Chris Brown)H.E.R.Neo-Soul
67Cabin FeverJadenSoul
68Walk with MeJoss StoneSoul
69WhoaSnoh AalegraSoul
70Somewhat Loved (There You Go Breakin' My Heart) [feat. Mariah Carey]Jam & LewisSoul
71Lie to MeKemNeo-Soul
72All I WantSuChSoul
73Where is Our Love Song (feat. Gary Clark Jr.)Stevie WonderSoul
74Sweeter (feat. Terrace Martin)Leon BridgesSoul
75Can't FightLianne La HavasSoul
76FREEDOMJon BatisteSoul
77LALA (Unlocked) [feat. Swae Lee]Alicia KeysSoul
78Know Your WorthKhalidR&B
79For TonightGiveonR&B
80Between Us (feat. Snoh Aalegra)dvsnSoul
81Crazy Kind of Love (From "True to the Game 2")Tamar BraxtonSoul
82What ifNe-YoSoul
83Love and Hate in a Different TimeGabrielsSoul
84Temperature RisingTory LanezSoul
85I Can't Let This Slip AwayHannah WilliamsFunk
8650 Foot WomanHannah WilliamsFunk
87Tell MeThe DevonnsMotown
89Black Dog Poem (lo Fi Lounge)Arlo ParksR&B
90Pony UpThe BamboosR&B
91Strange LoveCautious ClaySoul
92Funky MamaDanny GattonR&B
93Say SoDoja CatSoul
94In My RoomDanny GattonR&B
95Everything Changes (feat. Soul Food Horns)Daniel FearsR&B
96ForeverElise LeGrowR&B
97Man on FireEarl St. ClairR&B
98Chain of FoolsAretha FranklinSoul
99United Nations StompDumpstaphunkFunk
100Cola (lo Fi Lounge)Arlo ParksR&B
101Lovely DayBill WithersSoul
102SuperstitionStevie WonderFunk
103Baby Mama (feat. Chance the Rapper)BrandySoul
104Wake Up Love (feat. Iman)Teyana TaylorSoul
105I Need Never Get OldNathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsSoul
106Use MeBill WithersSoul
107Vigilante ManRy CooderR&B
108Stuck in the ShadowsMcKinley JamesR&B
109Time is TightBooker T. & The M.G.'sR&B
110What's Going onMarvin GayeR&B
111Rómpelo (feat. Lupe Fiasco)CimafunkFunk
112Strange FruitBettye LaVetteSoul
113Congo SquareSonny LandrethR&B
114Stand UpJoshua HenrySoul
115Hurt (lo Fi Lounge)Arlo ParksR&B
116Try a Little TendernessOtis ReddingR&B
117Little BirdieIzo FitzroySoul
118While We WaitDominique Fils-AimeR&B
119WE ARE (feat. St. Augustine High School Marching 100, David Gauthier, Gospel Soul Children Choir, Craig Adams, Braedon Gautier, Brennan Gautier & Autumn Rowe)Jon BatisteSoul
121AgreeableCautious ClaySoul
122I Hold No GrudgeBettye LaVetteSoul
123Rise AgainLaura Rain and the CaesarsSoul
124For Your ConsiderationMaggie RoseR&B
125TELL the TRUTHJon BatisteSoul
126RespectAretha FranklinSoul
127Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)Marvin GayeR&B
128SunnyBooker T. & The M.G.'sR&B
129Good and ReadyPaul CarrackDisco
130Rock SteadyAretha FranklinSoul
131Maybe Your BabyStevie WonderR&B
132The WeightAretha FranklinSoul
133(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural WomanAretha FranklinSoul
134Turntables (from the Amazon Original Movie "All In: the Fight for Democracy")Janelle MonaeSoul
135I Miss You SoPaul CarrackDisco
136At LastKaz HawkinsSoul
137United Nations Stomp (feat. Marcus King)DumpstaphunkFunk
138I'll Be DoggoneMarvin GayeR&B
139Let's Get at ItDumpstaphunkFunk
140RollingMichael KiwanukaSoul
141Shakey GroundThe TemptationsMotown
142Clear Skies (Since You've Been Gone)McKinley JamesR&B
143Coming HomeLeon BridgesSoul
144Let Them KnockSharon Jones & The Dap-KingsSoul
145I'll Still Be TrueSharon Jones & The Dap-KingsSoul
146I Say a Little PrayerAretha FranklinSoul
147Let's Get It onMarvin GayeR&B
148Nobody's BabySharon Jones & The Dap-KingsSoul
149Rock Me BabyOtis ReddingSoul
150Collapsed in SunbeamsArlo ParksR&B
151Bittersweet (Full Length)Lianne La HavasSoul
152The Power of the One (feat. George Benson & Williams Singers)Bootsy CollinsFunk
153Never Too MuchErin StevensonNeo-Soul
154Better off DeadBill WithersSoul
155Ain't Too Proud to BegThe TemptationsMotown
156Spirit in the DarkAretha FranklinSoul
157Playing GamesSummer WalkerSoul
158100 Days, 100 NightsSharon Jones & The Dap-KingsSoul
159Standing in the Shadows of LoveFour TopsMotown
160Ain't That PeculiarMarvin GayeR&B
161Rescue MeSharon Jones & The Dap-KingsSoul
162ADULTHOOD (feat. Hot 8 Brass Band)Jon BatisteSoul
163Ball of Confusion (That's What the World is Today)The TemptationsR&B
164Stranger to My HappinessSharon Jones & The Dap-KingsSoul
165My Favorite LieNicollette SullivanR&B
166Snow Bunny (feat. Tyshawn Colquitt, Snowbunny & World-Wide-Funkdrive)Bootsy CollinsFunk
167I Heard It Through the GrapevineMarvin GayeR&B
168Do It with SoulTower of PowerR&B
169Elmira St. BoogieDanny GattonR&B
170Zero Sum GameThe BurroughsNeo-Soul
171Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)The TemptationsMotown
172Mr. Midnight (feat. the Colleagues)Raheem DeVaughnNeo-Soul
173Just Dropped in (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsSoul
175Portra 400Arlo ParksR&B
176Knock on WoodOtis ReddingSoul
177You're All I Need to Get byAretha FranklinSoul
178My GirlThe TemptationsMotown
179Do Right Woman, Do Right ManAretha FranklinSoul
180Love and UnityThe BurroughsSoul
181I'll Be AroundThe SpinnersSoul
182Pusherman (feat. Dru Down, BlvckSeeds & Mr. Talkbox)Bootsy CollinsFunk
183Butter FriedTower of PowerR&B
184On the Soul Side of TownTower of PowerR&B
185The Way You Do the Things You DoThe TemptationsR&B
186I Can't Get Next to YouThe TemptationsMotown
187Same Page, Different BookPrinceSoul
188Rock SteadyMaceo ParkerSoul
189Lovin' You is EasyMaysaR&B
190So Many Good Die YoungWill DowningR&B
191Yes We Can CanMaceo ParkerSoul
192Itchy BooDumpstaphunkFunk
193Woman of the WorldMarvin GayeR&B
194I Had Some Money (But I Spent It)Nick WaterhouseSoul
195StopTower of PowerR&B
196Papa's Got a Brand New BagJames BrownFunk
197Up All NightKhalidSoul
198Last DanceNicollette SullivanR&B
199Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)Otis ReddingSoul
200PushermanCurtis MayfieldSoul

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