12. "Angel," Chaka Khan
It takes a little while for "Angel" get going, but once it warms up - whew. With this song, Chaka Khan proved once again that she's still one of R&B's premiere vocalists. She hits notes on this song that most of today's young female singers can only dream about.
13. "Never," Jaheim
14. "You," Lloyd
Your Guide to R&B isn't real big on taking old hit songs and recycling the melodies to make new hit songs - it's kind of a lazy thing to do. But despite that, the use of a classic Spandeau Ballet song on Lloyd's "You" is brilliant. And the remix, which features the rappers Andre 3000 (Of OutKast) and Nas is pretty sweet.
15. "Hate On Me," Jill Scott
This song is quite different from Jill's usual cool, peaceful, jazzy style. She says she wrote it as a response to a group of online haters talking trash about her while hiding behind a keyboard and computer screen.
16. "My Love," Joe
Joe's latest album, Ain't Nothin' Like Me, may have slipped through the cracks in 2007, but one of it's best tracks, "My Love," is unquestionably one of the year's most romantic songs.
This song, off Musiq's fourth album, Luvanmusiq, is a breezy jam about the "friends before lovers" philosophy. It's laid-back, no-pressure mentality and catchy hook make it one of the best Musiq singles ever. You can stream the song's video by clicking the link below or the image to the left.
19. "Ice Box," Omarion
Omarion's not the best singer, but this is a cold song thanks to Timbaland's dope production skills.
20. "Like This," Kelly Rowland feat. Eve
Kelly Rowland may not be the best singer in the world, but she didn't have to be to sound good over this tight beat. Both Kelly and Eve - two talented stars who aren't quite superstars - were put in the best possible situation with this song.