The 10 Best R&B Groups from the '90s

Not too hard, not too soft.
Not too hard, not too soft.

R&B (NOUN) 1. Short for rhythm and blues 2. A music genre that combines elements of rhythm and blues, soul, funk, pop, hip-hop, and dance.

Only you know how the '90s treated you and only you can share pictures of that wardrobe you chose to lace yourself up with. The thing we all have in common when thinking back on the '90s is the music. And when it came time to set the tone to make sweet sweet love, picking the perfect "mood setting medley" was a must. Back before the word "baby" was replaced by "bitch," the variety was beyond bountiful which made it hard to narrow down what jammy jam you'd play after lighting the candles and cracking that bottle of Cisco. (The booze, not the dude.) Thank god for the mix tape, right? And there were plenty of one-hit wonders during this time but we're not going to focus on that, for now. We're looking towards R&B groups that did the most to make us sway, fall in love, sing along, gyrate...all of that. Picking this list was crazy difficult because that era was so kind to our ears with a buffet of tunes that made us feel the softer side of music. And while we gained affection (and ADD) once again while researching this idea, we also managed to line-up some stellar picks. Do these groups have a shelf life or do they stand the test of time? You be the judge and bitch to us later. We'll be here.

10- Hi-Five Who could forget about this little quintet of cuties that warmed our hearts with thoughts of love? You know, back when adults could sing along with kids about love and it didn't possibly boarder on pedo? Hi-Five was killing it amongst a crop of fresh young talent with catchy songs like "I Like the Way," I Can't Wait Another Minute," and "She's Playing Hard to Get." Real feel good music. That's what Hi-Five brought. No sexual undertones, no video skeezers, just memorable and adorable tunes. Ahhh the good old days. (R.I.P. Tony Thompson)

9- Shai There was a time a lot of gals (ehh hmmm) were truly wishing Garfield of Shai was singing "If I Ever Fall in Love" to them. But honestly, without the rest of the boys (Marc, Carl, and Darnell), this jam would've been nothing. We're not suggesting a five some or anything, we're just merely stating the obvious, Shai was a force to be reckoned with in the '90s, as a group. That explanation out of the way, Shai went on to nail down chart toppers like "Baby I'm Yours," "The Place Where You Belong," and "Comforter." OMG swoon. WTF is Shai now? Someone look them up and give em' our digits.


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