Checkout the below listed latest and best top 10 best R&B Dance songs of all time 2017, R&B music is a commercialized version of rhythm and blues that has its origins in the 1940s. This music consists strong vocals, rocking beats and a groove inspired rhythm. Listeners could “jam” to most R&B songs and many of them enjoyed the lively tunes that were played on the air. R&B music did not just sound great it is also good dancing music.
Trying to figure out which R&B songs are the best dance songs of all time is an extremely difficult thing to do. This is because there are so many dynamic R&B tunes that made people want to get up and jam. However, the following dance tunes were R&B hits that had dances associated with them. Here is a look at those songs.
- 10. Electric Boogie by Marcia Griffiths
- 9. The Twist by the early 60s
- 8. Watch Me by Stanky Leg
- 7. Hit the Quan by Rich Homie Quan
- 6. Do the Hustle by Van McCoy
- 5. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) by Beyonce
- 4. The Humpty Dance by Digital Underground
- 3. JuJu on that Beat by Zay Hilfigerrr and Zayion McCall
- 2. Tootsiee Roll by 69 Boyz
- 1. Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
Here we present the list of top 10 best R&B Dance songs of all time 2017.
10. Electric Boogie by Marcia Griffiths
The Electric Boogie is also known as the Electric Slide and this was a huge hit song in 1982 and it created the Electric Slide. This song was a big hit and dance during the 80s. Marcia Griffiths is from Jamaica and the dance was created there before reaching the states. This song went on to become a favorite dance for many people within the black community and all over the rest of the world.
9. The Twist by the early 60s
The Twist was a powerful dance song that dominated the late 50s and the early 60s. This song got people up and jamming during both times it was released. In the late 50s it was the young people who rocked out to this song and in the early 60s it was the adults. This is a great R&B dance song from the past that had a lot of flavor and style. Everybody enjoyed this tune and the dance. It really was a long time before people calmed down from twisting with this tune.
8. Watch Me by Stanky Leg
Watch Me came out in 2015 and it featured lyrics for the Nae Nae dance. It also had lyrics for the Stanky Leg. When this song was released it as a huge song that ushered in a new era of dancing. The song was so popular that it literally dominated R&B charts for 6 week though technically this song is a rap or hip hop tune. Watch Me really got a boost from YouTube where hundreds of millions of people could not get enough of Nae, Naeing, Whipping and doing the Stanky Leg.
7. Hit the Quan by Rich Homie Quan
Starting sometime around 2015 dances inspired by YouTube and rap music artists started to become the norm. Hit the Quan was released in 2016 and it quickly became a huge dance sensation and it also fueled a huge hit. This song made it to number 15 on the top 100 but her reached the number 1 spot on the R&B and Hip Hop charts. The dance that went along with this song was created by Rich Homie Quan. People could not get enough of. Hit the Quan was a popular hit that made young people want to dance. ILoveMemphis is the rapper that made this song a popular R&B dance tune.
6. Do the Hustle by Van McCoy
Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony made Do the Hustle in 1976. This was a chart topping hit song that inspired a huge dance movement. When this song came on people did “The Hustle”. It was an extremely popular dance during the disco era of music. People loved husting and this song helped to ensure that they could do just that. It was a defining dance song for the 70s and for the Disco era.
5. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) by Beyonce
Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) by Beyonce was a popular piece in 2008. This song did not inspire a particular dance but it did inspire many of females to dance from the choreography that was shown in the video for this great hit. Many people (women and young females mainly) took to YouTube to create their own or similar choreographed dance versions for this song. Many women also danced heartily to this song while taking showers. This song is shunned by men for the most part. However, it still remains a great dance hit.
4. The Humpty Dance by Digital Underground
Digital Underground was a huge and popular hip hop group back in the late 80s and early 90s. They had a song called the Humpty Dance which was a big hit back then. This group featured the legendary rapper 2Pac Shakur before he became the most important rapper of all time. The Humpty Dance was the dance of Humpty Hump who was Shock G’s alter ego. Shock G was the leader of Digital Underground at the time. The Humpty Dance was a huge dance tune and dance song that helped to spawn a new dance for the emerging hip hop scene of that day. It was a great time in those days to do the humpty dance.
3. JuJu on that Beat by Zay Hilfigerrr and Zayion McCall
Juju on that Beat is a 2016 release that inspired a viral dance challenge on YouTube. This viral dance challenge paid off for Zay Hilfigerrr and Zayion McCall. Their song spawned a dance craze that was real big in 2016 and over 101 million people watched their video on YouTube. JuJu on that beat is an R&B dance song of epic proportions and it too was a part of the dance song music crazes that was sweeping across the globe starting in 2015.
2. Tootsiee Roll by 69 Boyz
The Tootsie Roll was a 69 Boyz fun loving song that featured a fun loving dance that was popular in 1994. This song inspired a dance craze during its day. It was fun to listen to and even better to dance to. The Tootsie Roll dance was another hustle like song that was commonly popular within the hip hop and African-American community.
1. Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson was not a song about a dance but the song did inspire Michael Jackson’s Moonwalking dance that became a hit all on its own. People all over the world went nuts when they saw the King of Pop perform this move on stage. Michael showed the world that he is truly the master of dance and that no one in their right mind would dare to challenge him in this area. Billie Jean was a great song to introduce the dance the Moonwalk. Once it was out there, millions of people all over the world wanted to walk on the moon Like Mike.
R&B dance music is fun, lively and it can keep a party going all night long. This type of music is considered some of the best club music in modern times.