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The Urban Buzz Top Ten R&B Covers of All-Time   

I awlays felt like if you can’t do it better… you’d be better off staying away from covering someone elses song, especially if the song is a hit. After lots of thought and reflection, here are MY Top Ten R&B Cover Songs of All-Time. I would love to see YOUR choices. Post yours in the Leave a Comment section below.



En Vogue “Giving Him Something He Can Feel” (Aretha Franklin)


Will cover

Will Downing “Wishing On A Star” (Rose Royce)


Aretha respect

Aretha Franklin “Respect” (Otis Redding)


Isley Bros. Hello

Isley Brothers “Hello” (Todd Rundgren)



Luther Vandross “A House Is Not A Home” (Dionne Warwick)



Aaliyah “At Your Best” (Isley Brothers)



Lalah Hathaway “Forever, For Always, For Love” (Luther Vandross)



Chaka Khan “I Feel For You” (Prince)



Aretha Franklin “Natural Woman” (Carole King)



Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” (Dolly Parton)

Honorable Mention:

Whitney Houston “I’m Every Woman” (Chaka Khan); Mary J. Blige “Sweet Thing” (Chaka Khan); Luther Vandross “Always And Forever” (Heatwave); Will Downing “I Try” (Angie Bofill); Ronald Isley “The Look of Love” (Dusty Springfield); K-Ci Hailey “If You Think You’re Lonely Now” (Bobby Womack); Avant & KeKe Wyatt “My First Love” (Rene & Angela); Luther Vandross “Creepin’” (Stevie Wonder); Run DMC “Walk This Way” (Aerosmith); Mary J. Blige “I’m Going Down” (Rose Royce); Crusaders “So Far Away” (Carole King); Will Downing “You Sure Love to Ball” (Marvin Gaye); George Benson “Someday We’ll All Be Free” (Donny Hathaway). There’s no doubt I’ve forgotten a few, so post YOUR favorite R&B Covers of All-Time in the Leave a Comment section at the bottom of the page.

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