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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Playlist: The Best R&B Ever

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The Best R&B Ever is a list of R&B songs that I consider to be the greatest of all time. The list is not in any specific order. However, my goal is to collaboratively create a playlist of R&B tracks that provide hours of listing pleasure. R&B is a genre of music that is being forgotten. It is being lumped together with Hip-hop, but R&B is the origin of many genres of music. With that being said, I believe we need to preserve the genre. We do that by paying respects to the many artists and composers that have given us this amazing music. So, make sure you like, comment, and share. I will rank the playlist in fan favorite order, according to the number of total votes, once we get to 100 songs.

There are two lists below. The first one is my list of 100. I have already published a few, but more are coming soon. My goal is to post at least one song every couple of days. Please, take some time to review the list. Visit the individual post of each song. And make sure to like the post, if you want to vote for that song. Also, feel free to share the songs that you love to your social media. Ask your friends and family to vote.

The second list is a fan list. I would love to get another 100 suggestions from you. The voting will be the same. Visit the individual post of each song. And make sure to like the post, if you want to vote for that song. Also, feel free to share the songs that you love to your social media. Ask your friends and family to vote.

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My Top 100 (Vote for Your Favorites)

*To Vote: Click on Song Title and “Like” the blog post. Voting also takes place on my social media accounts.

#Song Title AlbumArtist/GroupVotesTotal Votes
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2AlwaysAlwaysPebbles1
3SpecialThe VIIAvant0
4Heaven And EarthFrom the Soul of ManKenny Lattimore0
5The Closer I Get to YouDance With My FatherLuther Vandross0
6Come and See Me & Location MashupCome and See Me & Location РSingleKiana Led̩1
7Before I Let GoAnthologyFrankie Beverly & Maze0
8LocationAmerican TeenKhalid1
9Love You GentlyHere I StandUsher0
10Love In This Club, Part IIHere I StandUsher1
11BeyondGood ThingLeon Bridges
12My Heart Belongs to UDiary of a Mad BandJodeci1
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Fan Picks ( for Your Favorites)

*To Vote: Click on Song Title and “Like” the blog post. Voting also takes place on my social media accounts.

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Who are we missing?

R&B has had many, many talented artists, and we don’t want to leave anyone out. Who do you think should be included on this list?

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