R&B is one of my favorite genres of music. I’ve been listening to it as long as I can remember. The first album I ever bought was Monica’s Miss Thang. The second album I bought was Jodeci’s The Show, The After party, The Hotel. Why my parents let me listen to Jodeci when I was eleven is beside the point. However, from Joe, Public Announcement and R. Kelly to 112, Case, and Dave Hollister, I always find myself turning on those jams regardless of what’s going on in my life.

Listening to the song is one thing, but listening to the words is totally different. I found myself cracking up as I went back and listened to the lyrics of some of my favorite songs. Here are some lines that only work when used in an R&B song. If you want to try these out on a person, do so at your own risk. I’ll start with ten, but feel free to add your favorites in a comment below. Until next time…peace.

“Friends don’t let friends sleep alone.” – Joe
“1…2 girl whachu wanna do, baby pump me while I pump you.” – Jodeci
“You remind me of my jeep.” – R. Kelly
“Don’t sleep on the woman.” – H-Town
“Seeing you reminds me of all the nights I used to beat it up.” – Dave Hollister
“Girl I feel you when you comb your hair.” – Maxwell
“I bet the neighbors know my name.” – Trey Songz
“I wanna do you after school like some homework.” – Tevin Campbell
“I gotta Jonz in my bonz” – D’Angelo
“If you’re horny, let’s do it, ride it, my pony.” – Ginuwine
“I like the crotch on you” - R. Kelly