Location Lyrics by Khalid

Location is the 8th track on my playlist, The Best R&B Ever. Khalid’s voice has a unique baritenor timbre. I love the way his vocals blend with the band sound and the subtle call and response, background vocals. I included this song on the playlist because the arrangement has a good vibe with a good degree of musical complexity.

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Khalid

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American Teen

Composer(s)
Khalid Robinson
Joshua Scruggs
Samuel David Jiminez
Taz Taylor
Olatunji Ige
Alfredo González

Send me your location, let’s
Focus on communicating, ’cause
I just need the time and place to come through
(A chance to come through)
Send me your location, let’s
Ride the vibrations
I don’t need nothing else but you

At times I wonder why I fool with you
But this is new to me, this is new to you
Initially, I didn’t wanna fall for you
Gather my attention it was all for you, so don’t
Take advantage, don’t leave my heart damaged
To understand that things go a little bit better when you plan it

Oh, so won’t you send me your location, let’s
Focus on communicating, ’cause
I just need the time and place to come through
Send me your location, let’s
Ride the vibrations
I don’t need nothing else but you

I don’t wanna fall in love off of subtweets so
Let’s get personal
I got a lot of cool spots that we can go
Tell me what’s the move and I got you
I’m only acting like this ’cause I like you
Just give me the vibe to slide then, oh
I might make you mine by the night, then

Send me your location, let’s
Focus on communicating, ’cause
I just need the time and place to come through
(A chance to come through)
Send me your location, let’s
Ride the vibrations
I don’t need nothing else but you (I don’t need nothing else but you)

Ride, ride, ride, come and vibe with me tonight
I don’t need nothing else but you
(I don’t need nothing else but you)

Ride, ride, ride, come and vibe with me tonight
I don’t need nothing else but you
Nothing else but you


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Before I Let Go Lyrics by Frankie Beverly & Maze

Before I Let Go is the 7th track on my playlist, The Best R&B Ever. I included this song on the playlist because it makes me think about summertime, family, and fun. It’s upbeat R&B that makes you want to dance. Ironically, this is a breakup song. Nevertheless, it makes you feel good. I guess Frankie Beverly came to the conclusion that he was doing the right thing in letting her go, because he had fun with this track from start to finish.

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Frankie Beverly & Maze

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Anthology

Maze - Anthology Album

Composer(s)
Etta Maples
Frankie Beverly Martha Johns

Whoa, whoa

You made me happy this you can bet
You stood right beside me, yeah, and I won’t forget
And I really love you, you should know
I wanna make sure I’m right, girl
Before I let go

We’ve had our good times that’s not the same, no
We’re hurting each other, girl, it’s a shame
I won’t be foolish, no, I wanna know
I wanna make sure I’m right, girl, oh
Before I let go, yeah

You know I think the sun rises and shines on you
You know there’s nothing, nothing
Nothing that I would not do, oh, no
Before I let you go

I would never, never, never, never
Never, never, never, never let you go
Before I know

We were so close, our love was strong
I can’t understand it, no
Where did we go wrong?
I won’t be hasty, girl, I’ve got to know
I gotta make sure I’m right
Before I let go

I wanna know
I can’t, I can’t let you go
I can’t let you go
Before I know
Come on, ya’ll
Come on, ya’ll

I wanna know, I wanna know, I wanna know
Before I let you go
I’ve gotta know
Come on ya’ll
Come on
I can’t let you go
Go, go, go, go, girl
Come on, ya’ll

Move on in real close so we can celebrate
The way we feel about each other’s loving
(Wanna tell you words, words of love)
(Words that make you wanna)
So come closer, love


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Come and See Me & Location Mashup by Kiana Ledé (feat. Maurice Moore)

The Come and See Me & Location Mashup is the 6th track on my playlist, The Best R&B Ever. Like the 5th track, it features two powerful and rich R&B voices that blend together really well. However, unlike the effortless blending of legendary voices in the 5th track, this creative mashup features a high level of individual talent, with two young artists sharing the spotlight together.

I included this song on the playlist because the mashup of Khalid’s Location and Come and See Me by PARTYNEXTDOOR 3 featuring Drake is super duper creative. The seamless transition between the two tracks actually sounds like one song.

Artist
Kiana Ledé
Maurice Moore

Album
Come and See Me & Location Mashup (feat. Maurice Moore)

Composer(s)
Location
Khalid Robinson
Joshua Scruggs
Samuel David Jiminez
Taz Taylor
Olatunji Ige
Alfredo González

Come and See Me
Aubrey Graham
Jahron Brathwaite
Noah Shebib

It doesn’t make sense now
Shit just got real, things are gettin’ intense now, yeah
I hear you talkin’ ’bout we a lot, oh, you speak French now?
You’re givin’ me the signs and I gotta take a hint right now, ooh

I hit you up, like do you wanna hang right now, baby?
On the East side and you know I’m with the gang right now
You say, do I own a watch? Do I know what time it is right now?
It’s after 2 a.m. and that’s asking a lot of you right now, yeah, yeah

All you ever say is come and see me for once
Come and see me for once
You’ll never come to me, naw
You will never come to me
All she ever say is come and see me for once
Come and she me for once
You don’t ever come to me
You’ll never come to me, yeah

So baby, just send me your location, let’s
Focus on communicating
‘Cause I just need a time and place to come through
Place to come through
Send me your location, let’s
Ride the vibrations
‘Cause I don’t need nothing else but you

I don’t wanna fall in love off of subtweets, oh
Let’s get personal
I got a lot of cool spots that we can go
Tell me what’s the move and I got you, girl

Come and see me for once
Come and see me for once
You don’t come to me
You ain’t never come to me

No, girl, just send me your location, let’s
Ride the vibrations
‘Cause I don’t need no one else but you

Ooh, yeah
Come and see me for once


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The Closer I Get to You Lyrics by Luther Vandross

The Closer I Get to You is the 5th track on my playlist, The Best R&B Ever. It features two of the most powerful and rich voices in the history of R&B. I can see this beautiful song being the featured track on a wedding playlist. The lyrics are perfect for a marriage ceremony or the main dance during the reception. The harmony of this duet symbolize the coming together of two people and the effortless blending of their lives. The vocals of this track are as smooth as silk. It’s the perfect example between people that can sing versus people that can sang. I included this song on the playlist because the harmony between Luther Vandross and Beyoncé is perfect, especially around the 4:00 minute mark.

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Luther Vandross
Beyoncé

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Dance with My Father
Dangerously in Love

Composer(s)
Reggie Lucas
James Mtume

The closer I get to you
The more you make me see
By giving me all you’ve got (Tell me more)
Ooh, yeah, your love has captured me, yeah

Over and over again
I tried to tell myself that we
Could never be more than friends
But all the while inside, I knew it was real
The way you make me feel

Lying here next to you, oh honey
Time just seems to fly, yeah
Needing you more and more (More and more)
Let’s give love a try (Let’s give love a try)
I wanna try, love

Sweeter and sweeter love grows
And heaven’s there for those
Who fool the tricks of time
With hearts of love we’ll find
True love in a special way, way

The closer I get
The closer I get to you, baby
The more you make me see
(The more you make me see)
By giving me what you’ve got
Your love captured me

Ooh, over and over again
I try to tell myself that we
Could never be more than friends
And all the while inside I knew this was real
Got to be, got to be real
The way you make me feel
(You know, you know, you know)
My baby, my baby, my baby
My love (My love, my love, my love)
Ooh

(Come closer, love)
Come a little closer so that
We can see into the eyes of love
I wanna see into those eyes of love

(Come closer, love)
Just a little closer let me speak to you
I wanna softly tell you something
Here I am and here’s my love
I just want you too

(Come closer, love)
Come a little closet let me whisper in your ear
‘Cause I wanna tell you something
I wanna whisper in your ear so soft
So come closer, love

Move on in real close so we can celebrate
The way we feel about each other’s loving
(Wanna tell you words, words of love)
(Words that make you wanna)
So come closer, love


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Heaven And Earth Lyrics by Kenny Lattimore


Heaven And Earth is the 4th track on my playlist, The Best R&B Ever. This is a beautiful song that I can see on a wedding playlist, but its lyrics have purpose and meaning through all phases of the marriage. I included this song on the playlist because, underneath my calloused exterior, I am a sentimental, romantic at heart.

Meet the Artist
Kenny Lattimore

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From The Soul Of Man

Composer(s)
Herb Middleton
Kenny Lerum

Some say love’s complicated
Some say love wants too much
But when you find that someone
Too much is never enough
How much it means to me

Cause every joy my heart has ever dreamed of
Has come from loving you
And nothing that’s asked of me is too hard or too tough
No fire I wouldn’t run through for you

I’ll move heaven and earth
The moon in the sky
Cross mountains and rivers to be with you
Risk everything I possess for your happiness
The only thing that comes first
On heaven and earth

Some say I’m sentimental
That true love’s only a myth
But I, I say love is special
Cause I’m blessed to have you to share it with
And every day there’s no greater purpose
Than keeping you satisfied
And nothing you ask of me is too hard or too tough
No battle I would not fight
I’d give up my life

I’ll move heaven and earth
The moon in the sky
Cross mountains and rivers to be with you
Risk everything I possess for your happiness
The only thing that comes first
On heaven and earth

I’ll move heaven and earth
The moon in the sky
Cross mountains and rivers to be with you
Risk everything I possess for your happiness
The only thing that comes first
On heaven and earth

And how I feel is not temporary
It’ll last until the day that I die
A love this good is not ordinary
It comes only once in your life

I’ll move heaven and earth
The moon in the sky
Cross mountains and rivers to be with you
Risk everything I possess for your happiness
The only thing that comes first
On heaven and earth (x4)


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Special Lyrics by Avant

Special is the 3rd track on my The Best R&B Ever playlist. I included this song because of the melody. And for some reason, it reminds me of the years that I spent on active duty.

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Avant

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The VIII

Composer(s)
Avant
Travis Sayles

If I could take away all the pain you ever been through
I’m hoping that I would be the one you would wanna run to
Cause there is no doubt in my mind that you’re the one for me
Now I got to get the whole world to see
How much it means to me

We didn’t get married (But it feels so special, Yes it feels so special)
This ain’t a baby (But it feels so special, Yes it feels so special)
Didn’t hit the lottery (But it feels so special, Yes it feels so special)
That’s what you mean to me (Cause you are so special, Yes you are so special)

You’re like a diamond in a cave that’s never been seen
And you’re the most beautiful place I go to when I dream (When I dream)
And if the world turned on you I would be there to pull you through
Cause can’t nobody ever take your place (Yeaaah)

We didn’t get married (But it feels so special, Yes it feels so special)
This ain’t a baby (But it feels so special, Yes it feels so special)
Didn’t hit the lottery (But it feels so special, Yes it feels so special)
That’s what you mean to me (Cause you are so special, Yes you are so special)

You’re all to me, the perfect sea and I can’t be without your love
Girl you take me there now I can reach the stars
There’s no doubt about it you got my heart now and I’m all yours
And I’m ready to be all that you asked for

We didn’t get married (But it feels so special, Yes it feels so special)
This ain’t a baby (But it feels so special, Yes it feels so special)
Didn’t hit the lottery (But it feels so special, Yes it feels so special)
That’s what you mean to me (Cause you are so special, Yes you are so special)


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After 7

Group, Male Vocalist

ABOUT

Active: 1988 to Present
Hometown: Bloomington, IN
Genre: R&B/Soul

The founding members are Melvin Edmonds (top middle), Kevon Edmonds (left), and Keith Mitchell (seated). They entered the business in 1989 with the self-titled album, After 7. Jason Edmonds (right) began touring with the group before the 2016 release of Timeless.

As a group, they have had several Top 10 and Top 40 hits, including Ready or Not, Can’t Stop, and Nights Like This. Follow for the Best R&B Ever.

Albums
After 7
Takin’ My Time
Reflections
Timeless
Unfinished Business

Top Singles
Ready or Not

Can’t Stop

Nights Like This

J. Howell

Solo, Male Vocalist

ABOUT

Active: 2014 to Present
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Genre: R&B/Soul

He began his career as an independent artist by releasing single projects, such as Put Me on Luv.

My introduction to J. Howell came when Deserve hit my eardrums. However, Talk, from the same album that gave us Deserve, was the track that gave him enough traction to be picked up on radio stations.

Albums

RedRoom
2019

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