T-Pain? Rihanna? Who Had The Hottest R&B Single Of ’08?: Mixtape Monday Bonus

Ne-Yo, Usher, Beyoncé and Lloyd also make our year-end list.

All we had to do was press send, and boom, another bomb dropped.

On Monday, the Mixtape Monday family sparked debate when they gave their picks for Hip-Hop Singles of the Year . Obviously, the team couldn’t overlook the singers. We loved the ballads from [artist id="2408193"]Alicia Keys[/artist], and [artist id="1244412"]Keyshia Cole[/artist]
has mastered the midtempos that dominated the dance floor ([artist id="1162899"]Ray J[/artist], [artist id="1715121"]Ryan Leslie[/artist] and [artist id="1998098"]T-Pain[/artist]
also locked things down nicely). Not too many heavy dance records, but when they came ([artist id="1784962"]John Legend[/artist]
surprised us, [artist id="1236911"]Beyoncé[/artist]
held the crown), they brought the thunder.

So here it is: a salute to the anthems, the bangers and the songs to make love to. But this is just our list — share yours in the comment section.

28 In ’08: Commercially Released R&B Singles

1. T-Pain (featuring Lil Wayne) – “Can’t Believe It”
2. The-Dream (featuring Young Jeezy) – “I Luv Your Girl” remix
3. T-Pain (featuring Ludacris) – “Chopped and Screwed”
4. Ray J (featuring Yung Berg) – “Sexy Can I”
5. Usher (featuring Young Jeezy) – “Love in This Club”
6. Lloyd (featuring Lil Wayne) – “Girls Around the World”
7. Beyoncé – “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”
8. Ne-Yo – “Closer”
9. John Legend (featuring Andre 3000) – “Green Light”
10. Keyshia Cole – “I Remember”
11. Alicia Keys – “Like You’ll Never See Me Again”
12. Chris Brown – “Take You Down”
13. Ryan Leslie (featuring Fabolous and Cassie) – “Addicted”
14. Keyshia Cole – “Heaven Sent”
15. Ryan Leslie (featuring Kanye West) – “Diamond Girl”
16. Jennifer Hudson – “Spotlight”
17. Kanye West – “Love Lockdown”
18. Estelle (featuring Kanye West) – “American Boy”
19. Mariah Carey – “Touch My Body”
20. Rihanna – “Take a Bow”
21. Slim (featuring Ryan Leslie and Fabolous) – “Good Lovin’ “
22. Ne-Yo – “Miss Independent”
23. Gnarls Barkley – “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul”
24. O’Neal McKnight – “Check Your Coat”
25. Alicia Keys – “Teenage Love Affair”
26. Beyoncé – “If I Were a Boy”
27. Jazmine Sullivan – “Need U Bad”
28. Mariah Carey (featuring T.I.) – “I’ll Be Lovin’ U Long Time”

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