Various Artists

Essential R&B: Summer 2010

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Essential R&B: Summer 2010, released by Rhino U.K., entails not just R&B but R&B-leaning pop, rap, and dance-pop that bears little relation to rhythm and blues. While the selections are mostly up to date, some of them reach back a couple years (John Legend’s “Green Light” and Jennifer Hudson’s “Spotlight,” for instance). Among the more popular songs included here are Usher’s “OMG,” Alicia Keys’ “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart,” Alexandra Burke’s “Broken Heels,” and Chipmunk’s “Look for Me.” All in all, a decent, if somewhat random, round-up of major charting U.K. singles circa mid 2010.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 4:31
2
4:31
3 3:37 Spotify
4 3:53 Spotify
5 3:22 Spotify
6 3:26
7 3:58 Spotify
8 2:53 Spotify
9 4:14 Spotify
10
3:56 Spotify
11 4:00 Spotify
12 3:06 Spotify
13 4:53
14 3:22 Spotify
15 3:41
16 4:11 Spotify
17 3:07 Spotify
18 3:13 Spotify
19 3:11 Spotify
20 3:17

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:16 Spotify
2 4:02 Spotify
3
JLS
3:41
4 3:35
5
3:26 Spotify
6 2:53
7 3:42
8 3:45 Spotify
9 3:09 Spotify
10 3:38
11 4:48
12 4:46
13 2:52
14 3:11 Spotify
15 3:15 Spotify
16 4:51
17 4:16 Spotify
18 3:56
19 3:46 Spotify
20 4:53
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