100 Greatest Neo Soul Songs of All Time

Greatest neo soul songs
Emerging in the early '90s in the US and the UK, neo soul rose to popularity pretty quickly, generating a number of hits as the years went by. This post brings to you a list of the best neo soul songs by some of some of the most popular artists around.
Fun Fact
It has been noticed that neo soul artists are mostly women, as opposed to traditional and contemporary R&B.
Neo soul came into existence in the 1990s from soul music and contemporary R&B. Not long after its emergence in the early '90s, neo soul music gained popularity through artists like Erykah Badu, Maxwell, Lauryn Hill, and D'Angelo. The term neo soul was coined by Kedar Massenburg, a music industry entrepreneur. Although this term is not liked much by the artists, it is almost commonly accepted and associated with this music all over the world.

Neo soul has elements ranging from jazz and funk, to pop, hip-hop, and fusion. The sounds of this kind of music are a bit less conventional than contemporary R&B, though, some traditional elements of R&B are retained. After its initial popularity and commercial success, it spread across other regions of the world, and newer artists started coming in. Over the years, there have been numerous hit songs generated by artists all over. We bring you a list of some of the best neo soul songs of all time, in no particular order.
100 Best Neo Soul Songs
Brown Sugar
D'Angelo
Told Ya
Jaguar Wright
Soul Sista
Bilal
A Long Walk
Jill Scott
You Got Me
The Roots
Sumthin' Sumthin'
Maxwell
Brown Skin
India Arie
Nothing Even Matters
Lauryn Hill
Didn't Cha Know
Erykah Badu
Chicken Grease
D'Angelo
Lady
D'Angelo
Hopeless
Dionne Farris
Brotha
Angie Stone
Lost Without You
Robin Thicke
Epiphany
Chrisette Michelle
Ordinary People
John Legend
On & On
Erykah Badu
Other Side of the Game
Erykah Badu
Subject
Dwele
You
Raheem Devaughn
Jonz in My Bonz
D'Angelo
Emotional Rollercoaster
Vivan Green
Don't You Forget it
Glenn Lewis
Be With You
Elisabeth Withers
Hometown Glory
Adele
Like a Star
Corinne Bailey Rae
Woman
Raheem Devaughn
Telephone
Erykah Badu
Seeing is Believing
Adriana Evans
Killing Me Softly
Lauryn Hill
You Sent Me Flying
Amy Winehouse
Ascension
Maxwell
You Should Be Here
Rapheal Saadiq
Enchantment
Corinne Bailey Rae
I Want to Dance Tonight
Lucy Pearl
Let Go
Lalah Hathaway
Spoiled
Joss Stone
Seconds of Pleasure
Van Hunt
Hypnotic
The Roots
Inside My Love
Trina Broussard
Vain
Dwele
Fade Away
Gaelle
Different
Goapele
Mary Go Round
Musiq
Rebirth of Slick
Digable Planets
Come Close
Common
Where I'm From
Anthony Hamilton
Still Ray
Raphael Saadiq
Umi Says
Mos Def
Fool of Me
Me'shell Ndeg'ecello
Untitled
D'Angelo
Even Matters
Lauryn Hill
Closer
Goapele
Makeda
Les Nubians
Butterflies (Keys Remix)
Alicia Keys
Subject
Dwele
The Way
Jill Scott
My Life
Mary J. Blige
Say Yes
Floetry
Fortunate
Maxwell
Sometime
Bilal
Charlene
Anthony Hamilton
You Don't Know My Name
Alicia Keys
Just Friends
Musiq
Lay Down
Floetry
Prototype
Andre 3000
Love Calls
Kemistry
Get Up
Amel Larrieux
Georgy Pordgy
Eric Benet
K.O.S. Determination
Black Star
Where You Are
Rahsaan Patterson
Sincere
Foreign Exchange
Whatever, Whatever
Jill Scott
Falling
Gaelle
Far Away
Kindred the Family
Pretty Girl
Eric Roberson
Heaven Only Knows
John Legend
I Wish I Didn't Miss You
Angie Stone
He Is
Heather Headley
Your Joy
Chrisette Michelle
Thieves in the Night
Black Star
Alright
Lesdisi
What is Love
Vivian Green
Find a Way
Dwele
I Love You Too Much
Eric Roberson
At This Time
Algebra
Music
Leela James
Down Here in Hell
Van Hunt
Venusian
Julie Dexter
I'm Cheatin
Dwele
Iggin' Me
Chico Debarge
Never Never Land
Lyfe
Alright
Allen Anthony
One Woman Man
Dave Hollister
Sweetest Thing
The Refugee Camp
I Can't Stop Loving You
Kemistry
If I Were You
Donnie
Wintersky
Jazzhole
Lay Your Head on My Pillow
Tony! Toni! Toné!
Me and Those Dreamin' Eyes of Mine
D'Angelo
Although neo soul, as a genre, has not been able to find as concrete an acceptance as that of the hip-hop or R&B genres, it is still alive, and artists continue to engage in this type of music and produce regular hits. If you have your own favorites, do mention them in the comments section below.
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