Every Little Step: R&B of the 80s & 90s

So I’ve written my post for tomorrow (it’s a nice one this time), and now I’m easing my boredom with some good ole 80s & 90s R&B jams. Wanna come along for the ride?

First up, Bobby Brown

Man, YouTube is awesome. Who knew I’d get to watch old school Bobby Brown (well, more middle school since New Edition came first) whenever the whim struck?

Come on, who could resist those Bobby biking shorts and suspenders? If you say you could, you’re a damned liar.

It’s Friday Monday night, and I feel alright

Why’s he so fly? (I’ll tell you why: because he’s Usher. That’s why.)

Don’t worry. I didn’t forget Janet.

There was a time in my life that I wanted to be Cyndi Lauper. Not long after, I distinctly remember wishing I had even a fraction of Janet Jackson’s cool and sex appeal.


These are some of the first that come to mind. I intentionally left off Michael Jackson & Prince. Michael Jackson, because how does one pick one song? And Prince, because while I’m madly in love with 1980s Prince’s music, I never considered him R&B.

Are you into this genre at all? Or this era of the genre? If so, what are some of your faves?


One more that doesn’t count, but it’s funny as hell and YouTube seems to think it fits the vids I was looking at: