In honor of this decade coming to a close I decided to compile a list of the top songs of the decade.  I tried my best to pull the top 5 R & B/Hip Hop songs of each year but of course some songs tied for the top spot.  My findings are based on the number of weeks that each song stayed at #1 on the Billboard Chart. (The Top 10 Singles of the Decade are in BOLD print)

Top Songs of 2000

  1. Bag Lady- Erykah Badu (7 weeks)
  2. I Wish- Carl Thomas (6 weeks)
  3. Hot Boyz- Missy (4 weeks)
  4. Incomplete- Sisqu (4 weeks)
  5. He Wasn’t Man Enough  (4 weeks)

Top Songs of 2001

  1. U Got It Bad- Usher (7 weeks)
  2. Stutter- Joe (5 weeks)
  3. Fiesta- R. Kelly (5 weeks)
  4. Missing You- Case (4 weeks)
  5. Fallin- Alicia Keys (4 weeks)
  6. Differences- Ginuwine (4 weeks)
  7. You Remind Me-Usher ( 4 weeks)

Top Songs of 2002

  1. Foolish-Ashanti  (10 weeks)
  2. Dilemma- Nelly ft. Kelly Rowland (9 weeks)
  3. Always On Time- Ja Rule ft Ashanti (8 weeks)
  4. Work It- Missy (5 weeks)
  5. Hot In Herre- Nelly (5 Weeks)
  6. Oh Boy- Camron ft. Juelz Santana (5 Weeks)

Top Songs of 2003

  1. In The Club- 50 Cent (9 weeks)
  2. 21 Questions- 50 cent (7 weeks)
  3. Frontin- Pharrell (5 weeks)
  4. Baby Boy- Beyonce (5 weeks)
  5. So Gone- Monica (5 Weeks)

Top Songs of 2004

  1. Yeah- Usher (8 weeks)
  2. Lean Back- Terror Squad (7 weeks)
  3. Drop It Like It’s Hot- Snoop (7 weeks)
  4. Goodie- Ciara (6 weeks)
  5. You Don’t Know My Name- Alicia Keys (6 weeks)

Top Songs of 2005

  1. We Belong Together- Mariah Carey (14 weeks)
  2. Let Me Love You- Mario (11 weeks)
  3. Candy Shop ft. Olivia- (4 weeks)
  4. Gold Digger- Kanye West (4 weeks)
  5. Slow Down- Bobby Valentino (4 weeks)
  6. Soul Survivor- Young Jeezy ft. Akon (4 weeks)

Top Songs of 2006

  1. Be Without You- Mary J. Blige (15 weeks)
  2. It’s Going Down- Yung Joc (8 weeks)
  3. What You Know- T.I. (6 weeks)
  4. Irreplaceable- Beyonce (5 weeks)
  5. Say Goodbye- Chris Brown (4 weeks)

Top Songs of 2007

  1. Lost Without U- Robin Thicke (11 weeks)
  2. No One- Alicia Keys (10 weeks)
  3. When I See You- Fantasia (8 weeks)
  4. Buy You a Drank- T-Pain (8 weeks)
  5. Bed- J. Holiday (5 weeks)

Top Songs of 2008

  1. Heaven Sent- Keyshia Cole (9 weeks)
  2. I Remember- Keyshia Cole (7 weeks)
  3. Like You’ll Never See Me Again-Alicia Keys (7 weeks)
  4. Lollipop- Lil Wayne (6 weeks)
  5. Single Ladies- Beyonce (5 weeks)

Top Songs of 2009

  1. Pretty wings- Maxwell (14 weeks)
  2. Blame It- Jamie Foxx (14 weeks)
  3. Single Ladies- Beyonce (7 weeks)
  4. Best I Ever Had- Drake (7 weeks)
  5. Empire State Of Mine- Jay Z ft Alicia Keys (3 weeks)
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