75 Best 1990s R&B Love Songs of Soulful Serenades

90s R&B love songs are not only for weddings. The songs are for romantic dinners at home or late-night romances. Plan your 90s playlist with our list of the top 75 90s love songs.

1990s R&B Love Songs

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Top 1990s R&B Love Hits

112 – Cupid

Released in 1997 on the album 112

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Cupid doesn’t lie
But you won’t know unless you give it a try
Oh baby, true love

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3T – Anything

Released in 1995 on the album Brotherhood

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I wait for the day when I can say that love’s mine
‘Cause I would do anything for you

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4 P.M. – Sukiyaki

Released in 1995 on the album Now’s the Time

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

If only you were here
You’d wash away my tears
The sun would shine once again

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98 Degrees – I Do (Cherish You)

Released in 1998 on the album 98 Degrees And Rising

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’ve waited so long to say this to you
If you’re asking do I love you this much
I do

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Aaliyah – At Your Best (You Are Love)

Released in 1994 on the album Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

But at your best, you are love
You’re a positive motivating force within my life
Should you ever feel the need to wonder why

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Az Yet – Last Night

Released in 1996 on the album Az Yet

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

In you soul
You felt incredible
I started to explode
I almost cried ’cause it was so beautiful

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Babyface – Every Time I Close My Eyes

Released in 1996 on the album The Day

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

And every time I think of it, I pinch myself ’cause
I don’t believe it’s true yeah
that someone like you loves me too

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Blackstreet – Before I Let You Go

Released in 1994 on the album Blackstreet

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

True love is so hard to find
And it’s right between your lips and mine

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Boyz II Men – I’ll Make Love to You

Released in 1994 on the album II

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’ll make love to you
When you want me to
And I will not let go
Till you tell me to

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Brandy – Have You Ever?

Released in 1998 on the album Never Say Never

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Have you ever been in love
Been in love so bad
You’d do anything to make them understand

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Next, read upbeat R&B tracks for a fun vibe.

Brian McKnight – Back at One

Released in 1999 on the album Back at One

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

One, you’re like a dream come true
Two, just wanna be with you
Three, girl it’s plain to see
That you’re the only one for me and
Four, repeat steps one through three
Five, make you fall in love with me

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Brownstone – If You Love Me

Released in 1995 on the album From the Bottom Up

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

If you love me say it
If you trust me do it
If you want me show it

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Case – Happily Ever After

Released in 1999 on the album Personal Conversation

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Couldn’t we be the happily ever after
We can be strong together for so long

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Changing Faces – Stroke You Up

Released in 1994 on the album Changing Faces

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Dim the lights, unplug the phone
And turn the radio on
I’ve got what you need

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Color Me Badd – I Wanna Sex You Up

Released in 1991 on the album New Jack City

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I wanna sex you
All night
You make me feel good

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D’Angelo – Lady

Released in 1995 on the album Brown Sugar

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Maybe at the liquor store, or maybe at the health food stand
They don’t know that I’m your man
You’re my lady

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Deborah Cox – Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here

Released in 1998 on the album One Wish

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’ve spent all my life
On a search to find
The love who’ll stay for eternity

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Donell Jones feat. Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes – U Know What’s Up

Released in 1999 on the album Where I Wanna Be

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’m digging you (baby) I’m feeling you (yeah)
And you know what’s up

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Dru Hill – How Deep Is Your Love

Released in 1998 on the album Rush Hour

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

How deep is your love for me
Tell me what it’s gonna be

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Eric Benét feat. Tamia – Spend My Life With You

Released in 1998 on the album A Day in the Life

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Can I just see you every morning when I open my eyes
Can I just feel your heart beating beside me every night

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Fugees – Killing Me Softly With His Song

Released in 1996 on the album The Score

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Strumming my pain with his fingers
Singing my life with his words
Killing me softly with his song

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Groove Theory – Tell Me

Released in 1995 on the album Groove Theory

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I promise boy that I’ll be true
You’re the perfect find
So tell me if you want me to

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Guy – Let’s Chill

Released in 1990 on the album The Future

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Come closer
Let me talk to you
Let’s chill

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Hi-Five – I Like The Way

Released in 1990 on the album Hi-Five

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

We’ve got it good, we have it all it seems
We’re living dream

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H-Town – Knockin’ Da Boots

Released in 1993 on the album Fever for da Flavor

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

When we made good love
Listenin’ to some Marvin Gaye
All night long

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Immature – Never Lie

Released in 1994 on the album Playtyme Is Over

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Sittin in my window, I’m thinking of you
All the fun things we used to do
I feel the pain, please come back to me

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Intro – One Of A Kind Love

Released in 1993 on the album INTRO

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You’re always on my mind, you’re the one of a kind love, I
Come let me take you down to the sweetness
The love that is yours and mine

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Jagged Edge – I Gotta Be

Released in 1997 on the album A Jagged Era

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I gotta be the one you touch
And baby, I gotta be the one you love

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Janet Jackson – That’s The Way Love Goes

Released in 1993 on the album Janet

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

My love is blind
Can’t you see my desire
That’s the way

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Jodeci – Forever My Lady

Released in 1991 on the album Forever My Lady

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You and I
Will never fall apart
You and I
We knew right from the start

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Joe – I Wanna Know

Released in 1999 on the album The Wood

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Nobody ever made me feel this way
You kiss my lips and then you take my breath away

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Johnny Gill – My, My, My

Released in 1990 on the album Johnny Gill

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Tonight will be a special night
No matter where we go
And I’m so proud to be with you

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Jon B. – They Don’t Know

Released in 1997 on the album Cool Relax

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You should know baby you’re my angel
Nothing’s gonna make you fall from heaven
Girl I just want to love you love you

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K-Ci & JoJo – All My Life

Released in 1998 on the album Love Always

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

All my life
I prayed for someone like you
And I thank God
That I
That I finally found you

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Keith Sweat – Twisted

Released in 1996 on the album Keith Sweat

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Baby, I love you so
But you don’t feel like I do
Tell me what can I do?

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Keith Sweat & Athena Cage – Nobody

Released in 1996 on the album Keith Sweat

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Don’t be afraid
‘Cuz I won’t bite
I promise to give it to you
Just the way you like

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Kenny Lattimore – For You

Released in 1996 on the album Kenny Lattimore

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Nothing I’ve said is hard to understand
All I feel, I feel deeper still
And always will, all this love is for you

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Kevon Edmonds – A Girl Like You

Released in 1999 on the album 24/7

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

And even though love has been kind to me
Never did I dream
I would find me a girl like you

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Kut Klose – Surrender

Released in 1995 on the album Surrender

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’ll make you surrender (make you surrender)
to my loving baby (all of your love)

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Lauryn Hill – Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You (I Love You Baby)

Released in 1998 on the album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Please, let me know that it’s real
You’re just too good to be true
Can’t take my eyes off you

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LSG – My Body

Released in 1997 on the album Levert.Sweat.Gill

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Nine one one zero zero twenty-four
Baby, it’s an emergency
I’m callin’ ‘cuz gotta have some more

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Luther Vandross – Always and Forever

Released in 1994 on the album Songs

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Take time to tell me you really care
And we’ll share tomorrow together
And I’ll always love you forever

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Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men – One Sweet Day

Released in 1995 on the album Daydream

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Like so many friends we’ve lost along the way
And I know eventually we’ll be together
One sweet day

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Mary J. Blige – Real Love

Released in 1992 on the album What’s the 411?

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’m searching for a real love
Someone to set my heart free
Real love

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Maxwell – Fortunate

Released in 1999 on the album Life

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’m so glad you’re in my world
Just as sure as the sky is blue
I bless the day that I found you

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Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson – Scream

Released in 1995 on the album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Stop pressurin’ me, just stop pressurin’ me
Stop pressurin’ me, make me wanna scream

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Mint Condition – Breakin’ My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)

Released in 1991 on the album Meant to Be Mint

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Listen to love, your heart is pounding with desire
Waiting to be unleashed
Quit breakin’ my heart

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Monica – Angel of Mine

Released in 1998 on the album The Boy Is Mine

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You came into my life sent from above
(Sent from above)
When I lost all hope, you showed me love

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Montell Jordan – Falling

Released in 1996 on the album More…

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Oh, I’m falling for you
And I just can’t help myself

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New Edition – I’m Still in Love with You

Released in 1996 on the album Home Again

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

They’re just jealous of me and you
And I’ll always keep you happy
’cause I’m still in love with you

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Next – Too Close

Released in 1997 on the album Rated Next

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

‘Cause I’mma want you now and here
The way that you shake it on me
Makes me want you so bad sexually

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Ralph Tresvant – Sensitivity

Released in 1990 on the album Ralph Tresvant

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You need a man with sensitivity
Someone who can love you
Someone who will need you

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Rome – I Belong To You (Every Time I See Your Face)

Released in 1997 on the album Rome

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Girl, you are the love of my life, babe
And I’d give it to you baby
You belong to me and only me

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Sade – No Ordinary Love

Released in 1992 on the album Love Deluxe

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I gave you all the love I got
I gave you more than I could give
Gave you love

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Seal – Kiss From A Rose

Released in 1994 on the album Seal

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Baby, I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the gray
Oh, the more I get of you, the stranger it feels

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Shai – If I Ever Fall In Love

Released in 1992 on the album …If I Ever Fall in Love

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Promise that you’ll never leave me lonely
I just wanna be the one you need

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Shanice – Saving Forever for You

Released in 1992 on the album Beverly Hills, 90210

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Love is all you’ll see
I’ll loving you forever baby
Leave it just to me

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Silk – Freak Me

Released in 1993 on the album Freak Me

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Let me do all the things you want me to do
‘Cause tonight, baby, I wanna get freaky with you

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Soul 4 Real – Candy Rain

Released in 1995 on the album Candy Rain

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

All I want, all I need now, I know
I know I found it in you, I found it in you
‘Cause you are
My love

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Stevie B – Because I Love You (The Postman Song)

Released in 1990 on the album Love & Emotion

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Girl I want you please come on near
Because I love you, I’ll be right by your side
To be your light to be your guide

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SWV – Weak

Released in 1992 on the album It’s About Time

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Your love is so sweet
It knocks me right off of my feet
Can’t explain why your love, it makes me weak

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Tamia – So Into You

Released in 1998 on the album Tamia

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I really like what I feel when I’m with you
You’re a dream come true
Don’t you ever leave my side

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Tevin Campbell – I’m Ready

Released in 1993 on the album I’m Ready

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’m ready
To love you
Forever
Hey love now
Come and love me forever more

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TLC – Diggin’ On You

Released in 1994 on the album Crazysexycool

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

It’s on like that, it’s on like that
I gotta be in love or somethin’ like that
Diggin’ the scene, diggin’ on you, diggin’ on me

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Toni Braxton – You’re Makin’ Me High

Released in 1996 on the album Secrets

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I get so high
When I’m around you, baby
I can touch the sky
You make my temperature rise

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Tony Rich Project – Nobody Knows

Released in 1995 on the album Words

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

And I just keep thinkin’ about the love that we had
And I’m missing you and nobody knows it but me

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Tony! Toni! Tone! – Whatever You Want

Released in 1991 on the album The Revival

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I want to be the one who will always be there
To give you
Whatever you want

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Total – Kissin’ You

Released in 1996 on the album Total

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You make me feel things that I never felt
I wanna kiss you

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Troop – All I Do Is Think Of You

Released in 1990 on the album Attitude

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

To think of how to say
My heart is here to stay
Hey, I’m in love with you
I think the world of you

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Tyrese – Sweet Lady

Released in 1998 on the album Tyrese

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

We could talk about you being my
Sweet lady would you be my
Sweet love for a lifetime

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U.N.V. – So In Love With You

Released in 1995 on the album Universal Nubian Voices

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I will feel here and now
As we both take this vow
I am so in love
With you

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Usher – Nice & Slow

Released in 1997 on the album My Way

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Let me take you to a place nice and quiet
There ain’t no one there to interrupt
Ain’t gotta rush
I just want to take it nice and slow

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Vanessa Williams – Save the Best for Last

Released in 1991 on the album The Comfort Zone

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Sometimes the sun goes ’round the moon
Just when I thought our chance had passed
You go and save the best for last

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Voices of Theory – Say It

Released in 1997 on the album Voices of Theory

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

So please hold out your hand and let’s exchange these golden bands
Cause I want you in my life I want you to be my wife
And I wanna know if I can live inside your world

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Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You

Released in 1992 on the album The Bodyguard

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

And I will always love you
I will always love you
You

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Well, here’s my list of favorite 1990s R&B love songs. If you have a favorite, please share it below!

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