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Top R&B Songs of 2002

2001 <-2002-> 2003


  

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Lose Yourself
1.
10/2002
439

✫1
US




4
R&B
14
alt.
✫1
UK
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 2002]
[Grammy Award for Best Rap Song 2004]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #166]
[Shady 497815]
written by Eminem (as Marshall Mathers), Jeff Bass & Luis Resto
Dilemma
2.
07/2002

Dilemma by Nelly

from Nellyville   Nellyville
432

✫1
US




✫1
R&B


✫1
UK
featuring Kelly Rowland
[Fo' Reel 19509 Universal ]
written by Nelly (as Cornell Haynes Jr.), Antoine Macon, Kenny Gamble & Bunny Sigler
Foolish
3.
01/2002

Foolish by Ashanti

from Ashanti   Ashanti
389

✫1
US




✫1
R&B


4
UK
[Murder Inc. 588986]
written by Channel 7 (as 7 Aurelius), Mark DeBarge, Ashanti, Etterlene Jordan & Irv Gotti
Hot in Herre
4.
05/2002
363

✫1
US




✫1
R&B


4
UK
[Fo' Reel 019279]
written by Nelly, Pharrell Williams & Chad Hugo
All I Have
5.
12/2002
360

✫1
US




4
R&B


2
UK
Ignition
6.
11/2002
356

2
US




2
R&B


✫1
UK
written by R. Kelly
Without Me
7.
05/2002
319

2
US




13
R&B
15
alt.
✫1
UK
[MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year 2002]
[Web/Aftermath album cut]
written by Eminem (as Marshall Mathers)
Work It
8.
09/2002
308

2
US




✫1
R&B


6
UK
[MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year 2003]
[The Gold Mind/Elektra 67340]
written by Missy Elliott & Timbaland (as Tim Mosley)
Cry Me a River
9.
12/2002
292

3
US


2
dance
11
R&B


2
UK
written by Justin Timberlake, Timbaland (as Tim Mosley) & Storch
I Need a Girl (Part One)
10.
03/2002
286

2
US




2
R&B


4
UK
as P. Diddy featuring Usher & Loon
written by Diddy (as Sean Combs), Loon (as Chauncey Hawkins), Mario Winans & Michael Carlos Jones
What's Luv?
11.
02/2002
286

2
US




3
R&B


4
UK
featuring Ashanti
[Terror Squad 85233]
written by Ja Rule (as Jeffrey Atkins), Fat Joe (as Joseph Cartagena), Irv Gotti, Andre Parker & Big Punisher (as Christopher Rios)
Gangsta Lovin'
12.
07/2002
283

2
US




2
R&B


6
UK
featuring Alicia Keys
[Ruff Ryders 497817 ]
written by Jonah Ellis, Lonnie Simmons & Alisa Yarbrough
Bump, Bump, Bump
13.
11/2002
281

✫1
US




2
R&B


11
UK
featuring P. Diddy
[Epic 76842]
written by R. Kelly & Smitty (as Varick Smith)
'03 Bonnie and Clyde
14.
10/2002
273

4
US




5
R&B


2
UK
featuring Beyoncé Knowles
[Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam 063843]
written by Jay-Z (as Shawn Carter), Darryl Harper, Prince, Ricky Rouse, 2Pac (as Tupac Shakur), Kanye West & Hurt-M-Badd (as Tyrone Wrice)
U Don't Have to Call
15.
02/2002
269

3
US




2
R&B


4
UK
In the UK released as a double A side with P. Diddy's "I Need A Girl (Part 1)".
[Arista 15060]
written by Pharrell Williams
Jenny from the Block
16.
10/2002
256

3
US




22
R&B


3
UK
featuring Jadakiss and Styles P
[Epic 79825]
written by Jennifer Lopez, Troy Oliver, Mr. Deyo (as mrDEYO), Sam Barnes (as Samuel Barnes), Jean-Claude Olivier, Fernando Arbex, KRS-One (as Lawrence Parker), Scott Sterling & Michael Oliver
Girlfriend
17.
02/2002
255

5
US




23
R&B


2
UK
featuring Nelly
[Jive 40013]
written by Pharrell Williams & Chad Hugo
Cleanin' Out My Closet
18.
08/2002
246

4
US




11
R&B


4
UK
[Web/Aftermath album cut]
written by Eminem (as Marshall Mathers) & Jeff Bass
Mesmerize
19.
12/2002
243

2
US




5
R&B


12
UK
featuring Ashanti
[Murder Inc./Def Jam 063773]
written by Ja Rule (as Jeffrey Atkins), Thom Bell, Linda Creed, Irv Gotti & Andre Parker
Luv U Better
20.
08/2002
242

4
US




✫1
R&B


7
UK
featuring Marc Dorsey
[Def Jam 063956]
written by LL Cool J (as James Todd Smith), Pharrell Williams & Chad Hugo
21.
06/2002
238

6
US




3
R&B


4
UK
featuring Ja Rule, Ashanti, Charli Baltimore & Vita
[Murder Inc. album cut]
written by Ja Rule (as Jeffrey Atkins), Channel 7 (as 7 Aurelius), Irv Gotti (as Irving Lorenzo), Ashanti (as Ashanti Douglas), T. Lane & Andre Parker
Miss You
22.
11/2002
234

3
US




✫1
R&B


76
UK
[Blackground 000384]
written by Johnta Austin (as Johntá Austin) & Teddy Bishop (as Ted Bishop)
Hey Ma
23.
08/2002
233

3
US




7
R&B


8
UK
featuring Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey & Toya
[Roc-a-Fella 063958]
written by Cam'ron (as Cameron Giles), Juelz Santana (as LaRon James), Darryl Pittman & Lionel Richie
Oops (Oh My)
24.
02/2002
229

7
US




✫1
R&B


5
UK
featuring Missy Elliott
[The Gold Mind/Elektra 67280]
written by Tweet (as Charlene Keys) & Missy Elliott
What About Us?
25.
01/2002
228

7
US




3
R&B


4
UK
[Atlantic 85217]
written by LaShawn Daniels, Rodney Jerkins, Brandy (as Brandy Norwood), Nora Payne & Kenisha Pratt
Addictive
26.
04/2002
227

9
US




2
R&B


3
UK
featuring Rakim
[Aftermath 497710 ]
written by Static Major (as Stephen Garrett), DJ Quik (as David Blake) & Rakim (as William Griffin)
Oh Boy
27.
03/2002
224

4
US




✫1
R&B


13
UK
featuring Juelz Santana
[Roc-a-Fella 582864]
written by Cam'ron (as Cameron Giles), Juelz Santana (as LaRon James), Just Blaze (as Justin Smith) & Norman Whitfield
Gossip Folks
28.
12/2002
202

8
US


✫1
dance
5
R&B


9
UK
featuring Ludacris
[The Gold Mind/Elektra 67356]
written by Missy Elliott, Timbaland (as Tim Mosley) & Ludacris (as Christopher Bridges)
Just a Friend 2002
29.
05/2002
201

4
US




4
R&B


18
UK
I'm Gonna Be Alright
30.
04/2002
200

10
US




32
R&B


3
UK
Like I Love You
31.
09/2002
198

11
US


✫1
dance
53
R&B


2
UK
I Need a Girl (Part II)
32.
06/2002
188

4
US




2
R&B




featuring Loon, Mario Winans & Tammy Ruggieri
written by Diddy (as Sean Combs), Loon (as Chauncey Hawkins), Mario Winans, Frank Romano (as Frankie Romano), Michael Carlos Jones & Adonis Shropshire
33.
05/2002
187

10
US




2
R&B


11
UK
[Def Jam 582914]
written by Chad Hugo, N.O.R.E. (as Victor Santiago) & Pharrell Williams
Air Force Ones
34.
11/2002
187

3
US




4
R&B




featuring Kyjuan, Ali & Murphy Lee
b side to Dilemma
written by Ali, Kyjuan, Murphy Lee, Nelly & Trackboyz
Gimme the Light
35.
05/2002
187

7
US




3
R&B


32
UK
[Black Shadow/2 Hard 6400]
written by Sean Paul & Troy Rami (as Troyton Rami)
Happy
36.
05/2002

Happy by Ashanti

from Ashanti   Ashanti
183

8
US




6
R&B


13
UK
featuring Ja Rule
[Murder Inc. 582935]
written by Raymond Calhoun, Ashanti (as Ashanti Douglas), Irv Gotti & Andre Parker
Breathe
37.
12/2002
157

70
US


17
dance
83
R&B


✫1
UK
featuring Sean Paul
[Arista 50984]
written by Arnavour, Richard Bembery, Melvin Bradford, Stefan Harris, Xzibit (as Alvin Joiner), Andrea Martin, Eminem (as Marshall Mathers) & Ivan Matias
Don't Mess with My Man
38.
08/2002
157

8
US




25
R&B


41
UK
featuring Brian & Brandon Casey
[Jive 40041]
written by Bryan-Michael Cox & Brian Casey
Stole
39.
09/2002
146

27
US


24
dance
54
R&B


2
UK
[Music World 79820]
written by Steve Kipner, Dane Deviller & Sean Hosein
Move Bitch
40.
06/2002
141

10
US




3
R&B




featuring Mystikal & The Infamous 2.0
written by Ludacris (as Chris Bridges)
Rainy Dayz
41.
02/2002
131

12
US


6
dance
8
R&B


17
UK
featuring Ja Rule
[MCA 155972]
written by Irv Gotti (as Irving Lorenzo) & Ja Rule (as Jeffrey Atkins)
Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop)
42.
08/2002
129

9
US




✫1
R&B




featuring Common
[Fox 113987]
written by Erykah Badu, Bahamadia, Queen Latifah & Angie Stone
Pass the Courvoisier (Part II)
43.
02/2002
128

11
US




4
R&B


16
UK
featuring P. Diddy & Pharrell
[J Records 21154]
written by Busta Rhymes (as Trevor Smith), Diddy (as Sean Combs) & Pharrell Williams
44.
04/2002
103

18
US




16
R&B


15
UK
[Atlantic 85269]
written by Mike City
Still Fly
45.
03/2002
98

11
US




4
R&B




[Cash Money 860995]
written by Birdman (as Bryan "Baby" Williams) & Mannie Fresh (as Byron Thomas)
I Love You
46.
01/2002
96

14
US




2
R&B




[Bad Boy 79425]
written by Buckwild (as Anthony Best), Faith Evans, Isaac Hayes, Michael, Jamison, Jennifer Lopez & Bobby Springsteen
Wanksta
47.
11/2002
95

13
US




4
R&B




[Shady 497816]
written by John Freeman, 50 Cent (as Curtis Jackson) & Sha Money XL (as Michael J. Clervoix)
Thugz Mansion
48.
12/2002
94

19
US




10
R&B


24
UK
featuring Nas
written by 2Pac (as Tupac Shakur)
49.
06/2002
90

16
US




3
R&B




[album cut]
written by Missy Elliott & Timbaland (as Tim Mosley)
Halfcrazy
50.
03/2002
89

16
US




2
R&B




written by Ivan Barias (as Ivan "Orthodox" Barias), Carvin Haggins (as Carvin "Ransum" Haggins), Francis Lai & Musiq Soulchild
Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)
51.
06/2002
88

77
US




92
R&B


3
UK
featuring Tra-Knox
[Columbia 79768]
written by Will Smith, Mark Sparks, Theron Feemster (as Ron Feemster), Lennie Bennett, Lance Bennett & LeMar Bennett
Through the Rain
52.
11/2002
88

81
US
17
AC
✫1
dance
69
R&B


8
UK
[Monarc 063904]
written by Mariah Carey & Lionel Cole
Dontchange
53.
09/2002
88

17
US


31
dance
3
R&B




written by Ivan Barias (as Ivan "Orthodox" Barias), Carvin Haggins (as Carvin "Ransum" Haggins), Frank Romano & Musiq Soulchild
Feel It Boy
54.
07/2002
88

28
US




31
R&B


9
UK
featuring Janet
[Virgin 38846]
written by Beenie Man (as Moses Davis), Chad Hugo & Pharrell Williams
Two Wrongs
55.
07/2002
86

28
US




11
R&B


14
UK
featuring Claudette Ortiz of City High
[Columbia 79776]
written by Jerry Duplessis & Wyclef Jean
Baby
56.
06/2002

Baby by Ashanti

from Ashanti   Ashanti
83

15
US




7
R&B




featuring Crooked I
[Murder Inc. 063851]
written by Channel 7 (as 7 Aurelius), M. Dean, Anselm Douglas, Scarface (as Brad Jordan), Irv Gotti & Andre Parker
When the Last Time
57.
08/2002
81

19
US




8
R&B


41
UK
featuring Kelis & Pharrell
charted as When the Last Time / Grindin' in UK charts
[Arista 15154]
written by Chad Hugo, Pharrell Williams, Malice (as Gene Thornton) & Pusha T (as Terrence Thornton)
Saturday (Oooh! Ooooh!)
58.
02/2002
80

22
US




10
R&B


31
UK
featuring Sleepy Brown
[Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam South 588875]
written by Ludacris (as Christopher Bridges), Sleepy Brown (as Patrick Leroy Brown), Ray Murray & Rico Wade
If I Could Go!
59.
06/2002
79

15
US




26
R&B




featuring Lil' Mo & Sacario
[Elektra 67311]
written by J. Austin, Lil' Mo (as Cynthia Loving), Angie Martinez & Rahiem Prince Thomas
React
60.
10/2002

React by Erick Sermon

from React   React
73

36
US




12
R&B


14
UK
featuring Redman
[J 21221]
written by Erick Sermon, Redman (as Reginald Noble) & J. Smith
Why Don't We Fall in Love
61.
05/2002
72

23
US




9
R&B


40
UK
featuring Ludacris
[Rise 79774]
written by Rich Harrison
Satisfaction
62.
11/2002
72

27
US




22
R&B


20
UK
[album cut]
written by Eve, Dr. Dre (as Andre R. Young) & Mike Elizondo
Po' Folks
63.
07/2002
71

21
US




13
R&B




featuring Anthony Hamilton
[Atlantic 85323]
written by R. Prophet (as Ryan Anthony), Skinny DeVille (as William Hughes), Joe Kent, Big V (as Vito Tisdale) & Mark "Tar Boy" Williams
64.
04/2002
70

21
US




8
R&B


91
UK
featuring Charli "Chuck" Baltimore
[Murder Inc./Def Jam 588941]
written by Ja Rule (as Jeffrey Atkins), Channel 7 (as 7 Aurelius), T. Lane & Irv Gotti
65.
12/2002
70

18
US




10
R&B




I Do (Wanna Get Close to You)
66.
08/2002
69

58
US




50
R&B


8
UK
featuring P. Diddy & Loon
[Nine Lives 79769]
written by Diddy (as Sean Combs), Loon (as Chauncey Hawkins), Mike Jones (as Michael Jones [rapper]), Winsome Singh, Adeka Stupart & Mario Winans
67.
07/2002
66

22
US




6
R&B





[Ruff Ryders album cut]
written by Styles P (as David Styles), Marilyn McLeod, Pam Sawyer (as Pamela Sawyer), R. Hankerson & Swizz Beatz (as Kaseem Dean)
Paradise
68.
12/2002

Paradise by LL Cool J

from 10   10
66

36
US




14
R&B


18
UK
featuring Amerie & Terri Walker
[Def Jam 063820]
written by LL Cool J (as James Todd Smith), Sam Barnes (as Samuel Barnes), Jean-Claude Olivier, Amerie (as Amerie Rogers), Keni Burke (as Kenneth Burke), Allan Felder & Norma Jean Wright
69.
11/2002
65

28
US




7
R&B


41
UK
Make It Clap
70.
10/2002
64

46
US




17
R&B


16
UK
featuring Sean Paul & Spliff Star
[J Records 21236]
written by W. Michael Lewis, Busta Rhymes (as Trevor Smith) & Rahiem Prince Thomas
Whatchulookinat
71.
08/2002
63

96
US


✫1
dance
75
R&B


13
UK
[Arista 15170]
written by Tammie Harris, Whitney Houston, Andre Lewis, Muhammad, Harry Palmer, Christopher Stain, Debbie Harry (as Deborah Harry), KRS-One (as Lawrence Parker) & Jesse West
72.
08/2002
63

20
US




14
R&B




featuring P. Diddy & Jagged Edge
[Epic Soundtrack Cut ]
written by Fabolous (as John David Jackson), Brandon Casey, Brian Casey, Loon (as Chauncey Hawkins), Duro (as Ken Ifill) & DJ Clue? (as Ernesto Shaw)
73.
06/2002
62

31
US




9
R&B


35
UK
[The Gold Mind/Elektra 67312]
written by Tweet (as Charlene Keys) & Missy Elliott
74.
01/2002
61

27
US




4
R&B




featuring Avant
[MCA album cut]
written by Avant & Steve Huff
Thug Lovin'
75.
11/2002
61

42
US




16
R&B


15
UK
featuring Bobby Brown
[Murder Inc./Def Jam 063838 ]
written by Ja Rule (as Jeffrey Atkins), Irv Gotti, Andre Parker & Stevie Wonder
76.
59

22
US




6
R&B





written by Styles P (as David Styles), Marilyn McLeod, Pam Sawyer (as Pamela Sawyer), R. Hankerson & Swizz Beatz (as Kaseem Dean)
77.
12/2002
59

25
US




6
R&B




Wish I Didn't Miss You
78.
03/2002
59

79
US


✫1
dance
31
R&B


30
UK
79.
10/2002

Girl Talk by TLC

from 3D   3D
59

28
US




23
R&B


30
UK
[Arista 15171]
written by Kandi (as Kandi Burruss), Edmund Clement (as Edmund "Butter" Clement), Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, Anita McCloud & T-Boz (as Tionne Watkins)
Made You Look
80.
12/2002
59

32
US




12
R&B


27
UK
written by Salaam Remi (as Salaam Gibbs), Jeremiah Lordan & Nas
81.
02/2002
57

27
US




7
R&B




featuring Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
[Magic Johnson album cut]
written by Avant & Steve Huff
82.
02/2002
57

28
US




6
R&B




featuring Next
[Divine Mill album cut]
written by Kay Gee (as Kay Gee Gist), R.L. (as R.L. Huggar) & Falonte Moore
Hit the Freeway
83.
10/2002
54

86
US


2
dance
32
R&B


29
UK
featuring Loon
[Arista 15196]
written by Loon (as Chauncey Hawkins) & Pharrell Williams
Grindin'
84.
05/2002
50

30
US




10
R&B




[Arista 15078]
written by Chad Hugo, Pharrell Williams, Malice (as Gene Thornton) & Pusha T (as Terrence Thornton)
Stingy
85.
08/2002
48

33
US




7
R&B




[Epic Soundtrack Cut]
written by Johnta Austin, Bryan-Michael Cox & Jason Perry
Hey Sexy Lady
86.
11/2002
43







97
R&B


10
UK
with Sean Paul featuring Brian Gold & Tony Gold
written by Robert Livingston, Shaggy (as Orville Burrell), Christopher Birch, Rik Rok (as Ricardo Ducent), Brian Thompson & Patrick Morrison
87.
11/2002
42

33
US




21
R&B




as Baby (aka Da #1 Stunna) featuring P. Diddy, Mannie Fresh, & Tateeze
[Cash Money 060079]
88.
03/2002

Gots Ta Be by B2K

from B2K   B2K
42

34
US




13
R&B




89.
04/2002
40

59
US




30
R&B


26
UK
[J Records album cut]
written by Prince
You Know That I Love You
90.
04/2002
39

54
US




16
R&B


41
UK
[Untouchables 15112 Arista]
written by Chris Absolam, Jamie Hawkins & Richard Smith
Feels Good (Don't Worry Bout a Thing)
91.
03/2002
36

53
US




25
R&B


44
UK
featuring 3LW
[TVT 2344 ]
written by Treach (as Anthony Criss), Vincent Brown, Allen Gordon, Teron Beal, D'wayne Wiggins, Raphael Saadiq (as Raphael Wiggins), Timothy Christian Riley (as Timothy Christian), Carl Wheeler & Joel Campbell
From tha Chuuuch to da Palace
92.
11/2002
34

77
US




31
R&B


27
UK
featuring Pharrell
[Doggystyle/Priority 77843 Capitol]
written by Snoop Dogg, R. Kelly & Pharrell Williams
Awnaw
93.
03/2002
33

51
US




18
R&B


89
UK
[Atlantic 85222 ]
written by Fish Scales (as Melvin Adams), R. Prophet (as Ryan Anthony), James Chambers, Skinny DeVille (as William Hughes) & Big V (as Vito Tisdale)
94.
05/2002
33

49
US




12
R&B




[Epic album cut]
written by Cory Rooney
My Neck, My Back (Lick It)
95.
05/2002
32

42
US




20
R&B


141
UK
featuring DSD
[Dirty Down 751136]
written by Khia (as Khia Chambers)
96.
05/2002
31

63
US




21
R&B


53
UK
[Jive album cut]
written by Allen Gordon Jr., J. Scott Skinner & J. Karen Thomas
97.
10/2002
30

90
US


4
dance
38
R&B




[RCA 60635]
written by Joshua Nile & Jeff Smith (as Vernon Jeffrey Smith)
Roc the Mic
98.
02/2002
29

55
US




16
R&B




written by Nelly (as Cornell Haynes), Beanie Sigel (as Dwight Grant), Freeway (as Leslie Pridgen), Just Blaze (as Justin Smith) & Tohri Harper
99.
08/2002
29

46
US




23
R&B




featuring Tateeze, Boo & Gotti
[Cash Money 060065]
written by Mwata Mitchell, Sabrian Sledge, Mannie Fresh (as Byron Thomas) & Birdman (as Bryan Williams)
One Mic
100.
04/2002

One Mic by Nas

from Stillmatic   Stillmatic
28

43
US




14
R&B




[Ill Will 79723 ]
written by Nas (as Nasir Jones) & Chucky Thompson

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