Great R&B Party Songs That Stand Up to Time

R&B Dancing Faves for a Club or House Party

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Keep the party going with these ten R&B tracks. Henrik Sorensen / Getty Images

Picking out music for a dancing fun R&B time is serious business. A certain mix is needed: get the dancing mood started, build momentum and keep the party going all night long. Check out this list for some obvious faves and some more obscure tracks that will guarantee a fun time. Whether at a BBQ, house party or club, the following songs will win you compliments all day and night long.

This 2005 song, which jump-started Chris Brown's career and turned him into a household name, is one of those signature jams that can still be played at parties and get people on the floor. As the lyrics state, "Is ya man on the floor? If he ain't... Let me know."

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"Just Fine" was the first single on Mary J. Blige's eighth studio album, "Growing Pains." "Just Fine," which was produced by Jazze Pha and Tricky. It is a sunny, optimistic and upbeat track about how great life is. Blige sings, "I ain't gonna let nothin' get in my way, no matter what nobody has to say." 

"Champagne Life," which can be found on Ne-Yo's "Libra Scale" album, is a Michael Jackson-esque tune about enjoying the type of life where "trouble is a bubble in a champagne glass" and "dreams and reality are one and the same."

"Bounce with it, drop with it, lean with it and rock with it." Cherish may turn out to be a one-hit wonder, but undoubtedly their hit, the Southern-fried "Do It To It," featuring Sean Paul (the one from YoungBloodZ, not the dancehall reggae artist), is a perfect party song. 

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"Like This," Kelly Rowland feat. Eve

"Like This" is one of the best solo tracks that Kelly Rowland has ever recorded. The song, off of her "Ms. Kelly" album, was her first solo outing after Destiny's Child. The song has an addictive go-go beat that is laced throughout this ladies' party anthem album.

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The "Cupid Shuffle" was a novelty hit from 2007 that sparked a short-lived dance craze in the South, which has been since forgotten. Despite its short shelf life and thin lyrical content, the song is still a great party song.

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"Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," Michael Jackson

An oldie but goodie from the late King of Pop's "Off the Wall" album. The song was the first solo recording over which Jackson had creative control. The song also won Jackson his first solo Grammy and American Music Awards. The song is considered to be the first song to showcase Jackson's talent as a solo artist, both as a singer and songwriter.

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"Wall to Wall," Chris Brown

"Wall to Wall," a popping banger off Chris Brown's second album, "Exclusive," was produced by Sean Garrett and Big Walt. The song's chart success was short-lived, but the song continues to stand up to time.

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"DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love," Usher feat. Pitbull

Ultimate dance song, "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love," has you "dancing like it's the last night of your life." The track is featured on Versus, the follow-up album to his mega-hit album, Raymond v. Raymond. Usher is joined by rapper Pitbull in this high-energy club song that is one of the more dance and electronic music-oriented songs Usher has recorded.

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"September," Earth Wind & Fire

"September" by funk band Earth, Wind and Fire is perhaps the most played party song for Labor Day weekend every year since its release in 1978. The classic American holiday is on the first Monday in September.