Editors’ Notes Feelings of sincerity, tenderness, and sensuality are what listeners seek from great slow jams—and that's exactly what they get from the leaders of the form. While the term itself is elastic enough to include R&B ballads of many eras, the slow jam is epitomized by a more contemporary variety of love song whose rich, deep texture bears a hip-hop influence yet still boasts the sultry feel and slower tempo that allows for a full expression of emotion. For divas like Mariah Carey and Beyoncé, the key to making slow jams that connect is about balancing subtle inflections with more impassioned moments. Smooth crooners such as Marvin Gaye and Maxwell know what a falsetto can do to turn listeners into objects of desire. No matter what means these singers use, their straightforwardness and use of buttery grooves make for slow jams that go straight to the heart of the matter.

SONG
ALBUM
If I Ain't Got You
3:48
 
Adore
6:31
 
That's the Way Love Goes
4:25
 
Forever My Lady
5:20
 
No Ordinary Love
7:20
 
Ex-Factor
5:26
 
Soon As I Get Home
5:24
 
He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat)
4:45
 
I'm Still in Love with You
3:11
 
Computer Love
4:43
 
Nice & Slow
3:47
 
Untitled (How Does It Feel)
7:15
 
Let's Get Married
4:23
 
Be Without You (Kendu Mix)
4:06
 
Before I Let You Go
4:59
 
Saturday Love (feat. Alexander O'Neal)
6:30
 
Me, Myself and I
5:01
 
Next Lifetime
6:26
 
4:15
 
I'll Make Love to You
II
3:56
 
At Your Best (You Are Love)
4:51
 
Thinkin Bout You
3:20
 
Weak
4:52
 
Make It Last Forever (with Jacci McGhee)
4:55
 
Slow Motion
3:17
 
Let's Get It On
4:53
 
Angel
5:00
 
Am I Dreaming (feat. Keith Sweat & Xscape)
5:47
 
Me and You
4:10
 
Secret Lovers
5:30
 
Saving All My Love for You
3:57
 
Nite and Day
3:58
 
The Worst
4:14
 
I Wanna Be Down
4:51
 
Sweet Lady
4:50
 
Lady
5:45
 
The Sweetest Thing (feat. Lauryn Hill)
4:51
 
A Long Walk
4:40
 
Through the Fire
4:46
 
Love You Down (Extended Remix)
6:31
 
The Lady In My Life
4:58
 
A House Is Not a Home
7:07
 
Ordinary People
4:41
 
You Mean the World to Me
4:56
 
Until the End of Time (Duet with Beyonce)
5:22
 
Yearning for Your Love
5:43
 
Portuguese Love
7:49
 
Say Yes
4:28
 
Love
5:04
 
U Send Me Swingin' (7" Radio)
4:11
 
Sexual Healing
3:58
 
Let's Chill
5:23
 
Lifetime (Uncut)
Now
5:29
 
Promise
4:27
 
U Got It Bad
4:07
 
He Can't Love U
4:04
 
Love Faces
4:02
 
Brown Skin
4:56
 
Choosey Lover
4:42
 
Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)
4:29
 
Nobody (feat. Athena Cage)
4:24
 
Love All Over Me
3:49
 
Ready or Not
4:35
 
The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite) [feat. Barry White, Al B. Sure!, James Ingram & El DeBarge]
6:40
 
Body and Soul
5:42
 
If Its Love
4:15
 
Water Runs Dry
II
3:21
 
...Til the Cops Come Knockin'
6:56
 
Read Your Mind
4:23
 
The Closer I Get to You (with Beyoncé)
4:57
 
Scandalous
6:15
 
Breakin' My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)
5:56
 
Boo'd Up
4:16
 
Knocks Me Off My Feet
3:42
 
Rock Wit'cha
4:49
 
Can We Talk
4:44
 
Stroke You Up
3:36
 
I Get Lonely
5:17
 
Angel of Mine (Radio Mix)
4:10
 
Sweet Love
4:26
 
Cupid
112
4:12
 
If I Ever Fall In Love (Original Acapella Version) [Edit]
3:09
 
Lost Without U
4:14
 
Seven Days (feat. George Benson)
5:09
 
All This Love
5:52
 
All In the Name of Love
5:26
 
Alone Together (feat. Marsha Ambrosius)
3:59
 
I'll Give All My Love to You
6:32
 
It Won't Stop (feat. Chris Brown)
4:41
 
As We Lay
6:20
 
Who Can I Run To
3:36
 
All I Do Is Think of You
3:49
 
I Miss You
6:21
 
Rehab
4:54
 
If Only You Knew
4:45
 
Permission
4:38
 
Knockin' da Boots
5:30
 
Something In My Heart
5:53
 
I Call Your Name
7:20
 
We Belong Together
3:21
 

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