If 90s RnB karaoke is your thing, then you have come to the right place! Karaoke Kooks will take you right back to the 90s with our Top 10 picks of pure RnB.
It's a fact that you can't talk about music in the 90s without talking about RnB. It was the 'Golden Era' where groups and artists such as, TLC, Boyz II Men, Prince and Janet Jackson to name a few, were making a massive impact on the music charts.
To this day 90s RnB karaoke songs still sound as fresh and their influence can still be felt in the music of present day artists. 90s RnB karaoke music is not only in the past, it is in the present and the future.
90s RnB Karaoke Songs - Kooks Top 10
whitney houston | i will always love you
90s RnB karaoke songs to win any crowd over...... Released in 1992 for the soundtrack of the movie 'The Bodyguard', Whitney's powerful ballad is one of the greatest vocal performances of a generation.
The song was written by country star Dolly Parton who achieved the No.1 spot on the country charts in 1974.
Whitney Houston's cover of the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 14 consecutive weeks with her unforgettable transformation of the ultimate power ballad.
janet jackson | that's the way love goes
Released in May 1993 this song was the lead single from Janet Jackson's 1993 album and went on to achieve worldwide success.
The song remained for 8 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and won the Grammy Award for Best RnB Song. This track is still considered one of Janet's signature songs and a great 90s RnB karaoke song choice.
dru hill | beauty
American RnB group Dru Hill released 'Beauty' in November 1998. The group's rich harmonies rooted in, Soul, Hip-Hop, Gospel and RnB were influenced by many great artists who came long before them.
This single propelled the album 'Enter The Dru' to Double Platinum status.
destiny's child | say my name
From their second studio album 'The Writings On The Wall' in 1999, 'Say My Name' became the groups second No.1 single on the US Billboard Hot 100 and went on to achieve worldwide success.
In 2001 the song won 2 Grammy Awards for Best RnB performance by a group and Best RnB song as well as being nominated for Record of the Year, and Song of the Year.
prince | diamonds and pearls
This upbeat ballad was the title track from Prince and The New Power Generation's 1991 album.
'Diamonds and Pearls' was designed to achieve two things for Prince: To bring him back to RnB and secondly to put him back in the limelight. It accomplished both!
90s RnB karaoke nights will always include a rendition of this classic track!!
michael jackson | remember the time
The 'late' King of Pop's 1992 hit had a memorable classic video to promote it. With some great dance moves and a host of celebrity cameos including, Eddie Murphy and Supermodel Iman, it was one of his longest videos.
Michael was reported to have dedicated the song to his long time friend and Motown legend Diana Ross.
"The one great love, that as far as he was concerned escaped him"
boyz II men | end of the road
One of the most successful RnB soul singing groups, Boyz II Men emerged in the 1990's and dominated the charts during the first half of the decade.
Their recording of 'End of the Road' spent 13 weeks on the Billboards Pop Chart at the No.1 spot.
This chart record was only broken by Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You' which spent 14 weeks at No.1.
One of those great 90s RnB karaoke tracks to end the night on!
sade | kiss of life
From English band Sade's fourth studio album, 'Love Deluxe' in 1992, 'Kiss of Life' reached No.44 on the Uk charts and No.78 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
This was Sade's 7th Top 10 single on Billboards Hot RnB/Hip-Hop Songs Chart reaching No.10.
toni braxton | another sad love song
This song received widespread acclaim from music critics and earned Toni Braxton her first Grammy Award for Best Female RnB Vocal Performance at the 36th Annual Grammy Awards.
It gave Toni her first Top.10 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 and went on to achieve international success. A popular choice for 90s RnB karaoke nights.
lauryn hill | everything is everything
American artist Lauryn Hill wrote and recorded this song for her debut solo studio album 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill'. She wanted to write a song about the injustice and struggles that youth communities faced in the inner city areas of the United States.
The song is a mix of RnB, 60's Soul and Hip-Hop and was acclaimed by music critics for it's genre variance and lyrical themes. The song has been certified Gold by the RIAA.
The accompanying music video depicted Lauryn Hill walking throughout New York City and was nominated in 2010 for Best Short Form Music Video.
In 2022 'American Songwriter' ranked the song at No.4 on the list of the 10 greatest Lauryn Hill songs.
90s RnB Karaoke Songs - Timeless Hits
Contemporary RnB of the 90s included sub-genres such as, New Jack Swing, Neo-Soul and Quite Storm while also incorporating elements of Hip-Hop.
The beauty of 90s RnB was not only it's diversity but also how artists refined the styles of previous decades.
Whether it is Pop, Hip-Hop or RnB there are not many artists who haven't been influenced by the power and soul of Gospel music.
I only hope that one day, America will recognize what the rest of the world has already known, that our indigenous music - gospel, blues, jazz and R&B - is the heart and soul of all popular music: and that we cannot afford to let this legacy slip into obscurity, I'm telling you.