Top 10 Best R&B Dance Songs 2017

Most R&B records seal with relationships and are typically slow-tempo records, suitable for relaxing to. There are some R&B records however, that combine the lush nature of the genre with dance.

Top R&B Dance songs 2018
Source: Billboard

Whether it is a purely R&B jam, or it is an incorporation of hip-hop or trap,

The following top 10 best r&b dance songs 2017-2018 songs will have you getting your groove on.

10. Kendrick Lamar – Humble

Humble is an extraordinary track in more ways than one. It is an instructional song that speaks on black women, to black men. The song gives a breakdown of Kendrick Lamar’s relationships with women in his life from his grandmother to his sexual experience. He praises his grandmother for basically bringing him up and speaks on his ideal woman – “Show me somethin’ natural like ass with some stretch marks”. The song explores superficial standards that most women are forced to subscribe to, and asserts that all black women should break free from. Despite its lyrical message, the song is great to dance to and has already inspired a wide array of dance routines online. The video has over 293 million views.

9. Childish Gambino – Redbone

Most people know Childish Gambino for his rapping and acting; they do not know he can sing. Redbone exposes listeners to Childish Gambino’s beautiful singing vocals. Dripping with soul, the song can also be used on the dance floor. It got the number 12 spot on the Billboard Hot in 2017 and as a result is his best acclaimed song. The song also made an appearance on the Adult R&B chart where it clinched the number one slot. The song’s video on YouTube has 120 million views.

8. DJ Khaled – I’m The One

The star-studded feature song is a pot of positivity; good vibes only. This is the second single off Khaled’s project called Grateful and it includes Quavo, Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne. This song is the first collaboration between serial hit maker DJ Khaled and Justin Bieber. Justin Bieber sings the hook of the song with the rappers contributing their verses. The song is solid and has replay value. Justin Bieber’s involvement in the song took it in a different direction, away from hip-hop and made it more appealing to pop fans. The song is a great dance track with its hedonistic vibe and catchy beats. The video of the song has over 649 million views.

7. Post Malone ft. Quavo – Congratulations

Released on January 2017 as part of Post Malone’s album, Stoney, the song features vocals from a member of Migos, Quavo. The song was a hit, peaking at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100, surpassing another one of his singles, White Iverson which was a top 20 hit. The song also was number 5 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. With its catchy beat and great melody, this is a wonderful dance track. Its music video has been viewed over 410 million views.

6. 21 Savage – Bank Account

Bank Account is the only track out of 21 Savage’s Issa Album that he himself produced. It stinks of Metro Boomin’s influence. The beat is simple, yet a fully realized mood setter. The song is solemn – the artist sings through the darkness. What might seem brags when coming from another artist sounds like jabs in 21 Savage’s mouth. Every mention of his bank account is followed by a threat. The song shows that this artist is still as tough and hood as ever; unaffected by fame. The video of the song has seven million views.

5. Yo Gotti ft. Nicki Minaj – Rake It Up

This hip-hop and trap song features Nicki Minaj and samples Too Short’s Freaky Tales. This is the second time that Nicki Minaj and Yo Gotti have worked together. The song peaked at number 5 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs . This strip club anthem is just what the doctor ordered in as far as dance tracks are concerned. The video has Nicki Minaj and Blac Chyna racing expensive cars, Nicki Minaj twerking (as always), Minaj raking up dollars in a yard then going to collect them; the usual affair. The music video has “raked up” over 4 million views.

4. Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like

Bruno Mars continues to please in That’s What I Like. The R&B track with its danceable beats has become an instant favorite for those who like to get their groove on. The song has sick beats, great lyrics and as usual, amazing vocals from Bruno Mars. The song did really well, becoming number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and also topping the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. The video of the song in YouTube has 880 million views.

3. French Montana – Unforgettable

The song Unforgettable has become a formidable presence on the charts. The song remained for 11 weeks the Billboard Hot 100, at number 16. The song features Swae Lee who is a half of the duo,Rae Sremmurd. Certified platinum, this jam is one if the hottest dance hits out there. The video, which was shot in Uganda features young Ugandan dancers that break it down, better than Chris Brown, French Montana claims. The video has over 301 million views.

2. Cardi B – Bodak Yellow

Cardi B has certainly put haters and those who underestimated her in their place. Jumping in while the intro plays, Cardi ferociously begins rapping. She began boasting about her expensive shoes “. these is red bottoms, these is bloody shoes/Hit the store, I can get ‘em both, I don’t wanna choose”. Cardi B’s is an unusual story, beginning with a career in stripping to becoming an Instagram celebrity before becoming the formidable hi-hop presence we know today. The sing has amazing beats which when coupled with B’s lyrics provides a great dance track. The song has 93 million views on YouTube.

1. DJ Khaled, Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts

This song is yet another Rihanna dance R&B song in addition to super hits such as “Where Have You been”, “we Found Love”. We all know Rihanna releases killer dance songs. DJ Khaled is also known for his amazing collaborations with other artists “I’m the one” being latest example. Wild Thoughts is a tropical-flavored track, enriched with acoustic guitar that will get you dancing. This jam has staying power in the clubs and has definite replay value. The song’s video has over 337 million views.

Whether you were in a bad mood, wanted to exercise, wanted to practice a routine or were just plain bored, these top 10 best r&b dance songs 2017 are great for dance. In the case of exercise, you get to listen to your favorite jams while losing weight at the same time which is the perfect bargain.

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