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Below is a list of the best selling Soul R&B songs from 1969, sorted by the most popular or best selling first. Place mouse on to see information about song. Click on song title to play song and to read details about the song including lyrics (if available) and to add to playlist. Click on to play song. . Click on label to list songs from that record label. Following on from the top 100 chart are listings of hundreds of other lesser-known Soul R&B songs from 1969, arranged in order of highest US R&B and/or UK chart position.

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# Artist   (click for discography and biography of artist) Title    (click song title to play it, read lyrics etc.) Year Label
1 recordlabel: Motown 1157
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #2
writtenby: Berry Gordy, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards, Fonce Mizell
album: Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5
Jackson 5 I Want You Back 1969 Motown
2 recordlabel: Gordy 7093
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #13
writtenby: Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
album: Puzzle People
Temptations I Can't Get Next to You 1969 Gordy
3 recordlabel: Motown 1156
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #13, US AC #12
writtenby: Johnny Bristol, Jackey Beavers & Harvey Fuqua
album: Cream of the Crop
Supremes (with Diana Ross) Someday We'll Be Together 1969 Motown
4 recordlabel: Soul City 772
chartposition: R&B #6, US #1, UK #11, US AC #1
writtenby: Galt MacDermot, James Rado & Gerome Ragni
album: The Age of Aquarius
5th Dimension Aquarius -- Let the Sunshine In 1969 Soul City
5 recordlabel: Pavilion 20001
chartposition: R&B #2, US #4, UK #2, US AC #22
writtenby: traditional & Edwin Hawkins
album: Let Us Go into the House of the Lord
Edwin Hawkins Singers Oh Happy Day 1969 Pavilion
6 recordlabel: Tamla 54180
chartposition: R&B #4, US #4, UK #4, US AC #3
writtenby: Stevie Wonder, Henry Cosby (as Hank Cosby) & Sylvia Moy
album: My Cherie Amor
Stevie Wonder My Cherie Amour 1969 Tamla
7 recordlabel: Soul City 779
chartposition: R&B #23, US #1, UK #16, US AC #1
writtenby: Laura Nyro
album: The Age of Aquarius
5th Dimension Wedding Bell Blues 1969 Soul City
8 recordlabel: Fontana 1667
chartposition: R&B #20, US #1, UK #9
writtenby: Paul Leka, Gary DeCarlo & Dale Frashuer
Steam Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye 1969 Fontana
9 recordlabel: Tamla 54188
chartposition: R&B #5, US #7, UK #2, US AC #10
writtenby: Ronald Miller [Ronald Norman Miller] (as Ron Miller) & Bryan Wells
album: My Cherie Amour
Stevie Wonder Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday 1969 Tamla
10 recordlabel: Tamla 54181
chartposition: R&B #1, US #4, UK #5
writtenby: Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong & Janie Bradford
album: M.P.G.
Marvin Gaye Too Busy Thinking About My Baby 1969 Tamla
11 recordlabel: Stax 0028
chartposition: R&B #7, US #6, UK #4, US AC #9
writtenby: Booker T. Jones
album: Uptight
Booker T. & the M.G.'s Time Is Tight 1969 Stax
12 recordlabel: T-Neck 901
chartposition: R&B #1, US #2, UK #30
writtenby: Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley & Rudolph Isley
Isley Brothers It's Your Thing 1969 TNeck
13 chartposition: US #9, UK #1
writtenby: Desmond Dekker and Leslie Kong
album: Intensified
Desmond Dekker & the Aces The Israelites 1969
14 recordlabel: Epic 5-10497
chartposition: R&B #3, US #2
writtenby: Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
album: Greatest Hits
Sly & the Family Stone Hot Fun in the Summertime 1969 Epic
15 recordlabel: Tamla Motown 684 (UK)
chartposition: UK #4
comments: [re-release]
Martha (Reeves) & the Vandellas Dancing in the Street 1969 Tamla...
16 recordlabel: Atco 6714
chartposition: R&B #10, US #2, US AC #21
writtenby: R.B. Greaves
album: R.B. Greaves
R.B. Greaves Take a Letter, Maria 1969 Atco
17 recordlabel: Soul 35062
chartposition: R&B #1, US #4, UK #13
writtenby: Johnny Bristol, Harvey Fuqua & Vernon Bullock
Jr. Walker & the All Stars What Does It Take (to Win Your Love) 1969 Soul
18 recordlabel: ABC 11240
chartposition: R&B #4, US #2, US AC #36
writtenby: Leon Carr & Earl Shuman
album: I Love You
mpcode: alLgxBUcMbc
Eddie Holman Hey There Lonely Girl 1969 ABC
19 recordlabel: JAD 220
chartposition: US #39, UK #6, US AC #38
writtenby: Sam Cooke
album: Hold Me Tight
comments: originally released as the b-side of "hold me tight"
Johnny Nash Cupid 1969 JAD
20 recordlabel: Gordy 7083
chartposition: R&B #6, US #6, UK #36
writtenby: Johnny Bristol, Harvey Fuqua & Edwin Starr
album: 25 Miles
Edwin Starr Twenty-Five Miles 1969 Gordy
21 recordlabel: Gordy 7084
chartposition: R&B #1, US #6
writtenby: Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
album: The Temptations Show
Temptations Runaway Child, Running Wild 1969 Gordy
22 recordlabel: Philips 40658 (UK)
chartposition: UK #3
writtenby: Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway
album: Melting Pot
Blue Mink Melting Pot 1969 Philips(UK)
23 recordlabel: Scepter 12241
chartposition: R&B #7, US #7, US AC #2
writtenby: Burt Bacharach & Hal David
album: Promises, Promises
Dionne Warwick This Girl's in Love with You 1969 Scepter
24 recordlabel: Mercury 72898
chartposition: R&B #1, US #4
writtenby: Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff & Jerry Butler
album: The Ice Man Cometh
Jerry Butler Only the Strong Survive 1969 Mercury
25 recordlabel: Metromedia 117
chartposition: R&B #2, US #7, US AC #15
writtenby: Richard Spencer
album: Color Him Father
Winstons Color Him Father 1969 Metromedia
26 recordlabel: RCA Victor 74-0107
chartposition: R&B #5, US #3
writtenby: Philemon Hou & Harry Elston
Friends of Distinction Grazing in the Grass 1969 RCA Victor
27 recordlabel: Tamla 54185
chartposition: R&B #2, US #7
writtenby: Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
album: M.P.G.
Marvin Gaye That's the Way Love Is 1969 Tamla
28 recordlabel: Motown 1140
chartposition: R&B #2, US #9, UK #51
writtenby: Harvey Fuqua, Johnny Bristol, Pam Sawyer & James Roach
album: My Whole World Ended
David Ruffin My Whole World Ended (the Moment You... 1969 Motown
29 recordlabel: Cadet 5649
chartposition: R&B #1, US #10
writtenby: Marvin Junior & Johnny Funches
album: Love Is Blue
Dells Oh, What a Night 1969 Cadet
30 recordlabel: Tamla 54178
chartposition: R&B #3, US #8
writtenby: Smokey Robinson, Al Cleveland & Terry Johnson
album: Time Out for Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Smokey Robinson & Miracles Baby, Baby Don't Cry 1969 Tamla
31 recordlabel: AandM 1146
chartposition: UK #6, US #25
writtenby: Jimmy Cliff
album: Wonderful World, Beautiful People
Jimmy Cliff Wonderful World, Beautiful People 1969 A&M
32 recordlabel: Scepter 12273
chartposition: R&B #17, US # 6, US AC #1
writtenby: Burt Bacharach & Hal David
album: I'll Never Fall In Love Again
Dionne Warwick I'll Never Fall in Love Again 1969 Scepter
33 recordlabel: Bamboo 107
chartposition: R&B #3, US #10
writtenby: Mel Hardin & Tim McPherson
album: Good Guys Only Win in the Movies
Mel & Tim Backfield in Motion 1969 Bamboo
34 recordlabel: Motown 1139
chartposition: R&B #8, US #10, UK #14
writtenby: Pam Sawyer, R. Dean Taylor, Frank E. Wilson, Berry Gordy & Henry Cosby
album: Let the Sunshine In
Supremes (with Diana Ross) I'm Livin' in Shame 1969 Motown
35 recordlabel: King 6245
chartposition: R&B #1, US #11
writtenby: James Brown & Pee Wee Ellis (as Alfred Ellis)
James Brown Mother Popcorn 1969 King
36 recordlabel: Cadet 5641
chartposition: R&B #5, US #22, UK #15
writtenby: Arthur Hamilton, Bryan Blackburn, Andre Popp & Pierre Cour
Dells I Can Sing a Rainbow -- Love Is Blue 1969 Cadet
37 recordlabel: Soul 35066
chartposition: R&B #1, US #14
writtenby: Marvin Gaye & Anna Gordy Gaye
album: Green Grow the Lilacs
Originals Baby I'm for Real 1969 Soul
38 recordlabel: Sound Stage Seven 2628
chartposition: R&B #1, US #13
writtenby: Harlan Howard
Joe Simon The Chokin' Kind 1969 Sound Stage 7
39 recordlabel: RCA Victor 74-0204
chartposition: R&B #3, US #15
writtenby: Jerry Peters & Anita Poree
Friends of Distinction Going in Circles 1969 RCA Victor
40 recordlabel: Pyramid 6068 (UK)
chartposition: UK #7
writtenby: Dacres, Kong
album: Intensified
Desmond Dekker & the Aces It Miek 1969 Pyramid(UK)
41 recordlabel: Atlantic 2650
chartposition: R&B #1, US #13
writtenby: Al Braggs & Don Robey
album: This Girl's In Love With You
Aretha Franklin Share Your Love with Me 1969 Atlantic
42 recordlabel: Warner/Seven Arts 7250
chartposition: R&B #12, US #11
writtenby: Charles Wright
album: In the Jungle, Babe
Charles Wright & Watts 103rd St. Rhythm... Do Your Thing 1969 Warner/7 Arts
43 recordlabel: Soul 35068
chartposition: R&B #2, US #17
writtenby: Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
album: Gladys Knight & the Pips Greatest Hits
Gladys Knight & the Pips Friendship Train 1969 Soul
44 recordlabel: King 6213
chartposition: R&B #1, US #15
writtenby: Charles Bobbit
James Brown Give It Up or Turn It a Loose 1969 King
45 recordlabel: Bluesway 61032
chartposition: R&B #3, US #15
writtenby: Roy Hawkins & Rick Darnell
album: Completely Well
B.B. King The Thrill Is Gone 1969 Bluesway
46 recordlabel: A&M 1053
chartposition: R&B #8, US #13
writtenby: Phil Spector, Toni Wine & Irwin Levine
album: Love Is All We Have to Give
Sonny Charles & Checkmates Ltd. Black Pearl 1969 A&M
47 recordlabel: Soul 35067
chartposition: R&B #3, US #16
writtenby: Randy Bachman & Burton Cummings
album: What Does It Take to Win Your Love
Jr. Walker & the All Stars These Eyes 1969 Soul
48 recordlabel: Capitol 2550
chartposition: R&B #3, US #18, US AC #35
writtenby: Isaac Hayes & David Porter
album: The Way It Was, The Way It Is
Lou Rawls Your Good Thing (Is About to End) 1969 Capitol
49 recordlabel: Capitol 2550
chartposition: R&B #3, US #18, US AC #35
writtenby: Isaac Hayes & David Porter
album: This Girl's In Love With You
Aretha Franklin The Weight 1969 Capitol
50 recordlabel: Scepter 12262
chartposition: R&B #13, US #16, US AC #10
writtenby: Phil Spector, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
album: Soulful
Dionne Warwick You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin 1969 Scepter
51 recordlabel: Curtom 1943
chartposition: R&B #1, US #21
writtenby: Curtis Mayfield
Impressions Choice of Colors 1969 Curtom
52 recordlabel: Soul 35063
chartposition: R&B #2, US #19
writtenby: Lincoln Chase
album: Nitty Gritty
Gladys Knight & the Pips The Nitty Gritty 1969 Soul
53 recordlabel: Tamla Motown 696(UK)
chartposition: UK #9
writtenby: Smokey Robinson, Pete Moore (as Warren Moore) and Marv Tarplin (as Marvin Tarplin)
comments: re-release
Smokey Robinson & Miracles The Tracks of My Tears 1969 Tamla Motown...
54 recordlabel: Tamla 54192
chartposition: R&B #18, US #50, UK #9
writtenby: Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
album: Easy
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell The Onion Song 1969 Tamla
55 recordlabel: Atlantic 2683
chartposition: R&B #5, US #17
writtenby: John Lennon & Paul McCartney
album: This Girl's In Love With You
Aretha Franklin Eleanor Rigby 1969 Atlantic
56 recordlabel: Stax 0023
chartposition: R&B #2, US #20
writtenby: Homer Banks, Don Davis, Raymond Jackson & Tom Kelly
Johnnie Taylor Take Care of Your Homework 1969 Stax
57 recordlabel: Gordy 7086
chartposition: R&B #2, US #20
writtenby: Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
album: Puzzle People
Temptations Don't Let the Joneses Get You Down 1969 Gordy
58 recordlabel: Mercury 72960
chartposition: R&B #4, US #20
writtenby: Kenny Gamble, Thom Bell & Jerry Butler
album: Ice on Ice
Jerry Butler What's the Use of Breaking Up 1969 Mercury
59 recordlabel: Soul City 776
chartposition: R&B #15, US #20, US AC #9
writtenby: Neil Sedaka & Roger Atkins
album: The Age of Aquarius
5th Dimension Workin' on a Groovy Thing 1969 Soul City
60 recordlabel: Uni 55143
chartposition: R&B #5, US #20
writtenby: Jo Armstead (as Josephine Armstead), Garland Green, Cash McCall & Rudolph Browner
album: Jealous Kind of Fella
Garland Green Jealous Kind of Fella 1969 Uni
61 recordlabel: King 6280
chartposition: R&B #3, US #24
writtenby: James Brown
James Brown Ain't It Funky Now 1969 King
62 recordlabel: King 6255
chartposition: R&B #2, US #21
writtenby: James Brown
James Brown Let a Man Come in and Do the Popcorn 1969 King
63 recordlabel: King 6224
chartposition: R&B #3, US #20
writtenby: James Brown
James Brown I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing... 1969 King
64 recordlabel: Tamla 54179
chartposition: R&B #11, UK #26, US #30
writtenby: Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
album: Easy
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Good Lovin' Ain't Easy to Come By 1969 Tamla
65 recordlabel: Tamla 54180
chartposition: R&B #16, US #39, UK #14
writtenby: Stevie Wonder, Paul Riser, Don Hunter & Lula Hardaway
album: For Once In My Life
Stevie Wonder I Don't Know Why (I Love You) 1969 Tamla
66 recordlabel: Josie 1005
chartposition: R&B #4, US #23
writtenby: Art Neville, Ziggy Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli & George Porter Jr.
album: The Meters
Meters Cissy Strut 1969 Josie
67 recordlabel: Mercury 72929
chartposition: R&B #3, US #24
writtenby: Kenny Gamble, Thom Bell & Jerry Butler
album: Ice on Ice
Jerry Butler Moody Woman 1969 Mercury
68 recordlabel: Uni 55100
chartposition: R&B #2, US #26
Betty Everett There'll Come a Time 1969 Uni
69 recordlabel: T-Neck 902
chartposition: R&B #6, US #23
album: The Brothers: Isley
Isley Brothers I Turned You On 1969 TNeck
70 recordlabel: Epic 26456
chartposition: R&B #14, US #22
writtenby: Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
album: Stand!
Sly & the Family Stone Stand! 1969 Epic
71 recordlabel: Atlantic 2619
chartposition: R&B #3, US #28
writtenby: Ronnie Shannon
album: Aretha Now
Aretha Franklin I Can't See Myself Leaving You 1969 Atlantic
72 recordlabel: Motown 1142
chartposition: R&B #8, US #25
writtenby: Smokey Robinson
album: Diana Ross & the Supremes Join the Temptations
Diana Ross & the Supremes & the Temptations I'll Try Something New 1969 Motown
73 recordlabel: Atlantic 2605
chartposition: R&B #4, US #31
writtenby: Clarence Carter & George Jackson
album: Testifyin
Clarence Carter Snatching It Back 1969 Atlantic
74 recordlabel: Columbia 44948
chartposition: R&B #9, US #34, US AC #6
writtenby: Mac Davis
album: O.C. Smith at Home
O.C. Smith Daddy's Little Man 1969 Columbia
75 recordlabel: Motown 1148
chartposition: R&B #17, UK #37, US #31
writtenby: Berry Gordy & Henry Cosby
album: Let the Sunshine In
Supremes (with Diana Ross) No Matter What Sign You Are 1969 Motown
76 recordlabel: SSS Int'l 770
chartposition: R&B #8, US #28
writtenby: Myrna Smith & Margaret Lewis
Johnny Adams Reconsider Me 1969 SSS Int'l
77 recordlabel: Yew 1001
chartposition: R&B #10, US #31
writtenby: Alfred Brown, Ronald Hamilton, James Harris [The Intrigues] & James Lee
Intrigues In a Moment 1969 Yew
78 recordlabel: Enterprise 9003
chartposition: R&B #13, US #30
writtenby: Burt Bacharach & Hal David
album: Hot Buttered Soul
Isaac Hayes Walk On By 1969 Enterprise
79 recordlabel: King 6240
chartposition: R&B #11, US #30
writtenby: James Brown
album: The Popcorn
James Brown The Popcorn 1969 King
80 recordlabel: Tamla 54189
chartposition: R&B #4, US #37
writtenby: Smokey Robinson, Marv Tarplin (as Marvin Tarplin) & Al Cleveland
album: A Pocket Full of Miracles
Smokey Robinson & Miracles Point It Out 1969 Tamla
81 recordlabel: Stax ‎0033
chartposition: R&B #4, US #36
writtenby: Daron Taylor & George Clinton
album: The Johnnie Taylor Philosophy Continues
Johnnie Taylor Testify (I Wanna) 1969 Stax ‎
82 recordlabel: Tamla 54183
chartposition: R&B #7, US #32
writtenby: Smokey Robinson, Marv Tarplin & Al Cleveland
album: Time Out for Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Smokey Robinson & Miracles Doggone Right 1969 Tamla
83 recordlabel: Motown 1146
chartposition: R&B #21, US #27
writtenby: Smokey Robinson
album: Let the Sunshine In
Supremes (with Diana Ross) The Composer 1969 Motown
84 recordlabel: Original Sound 89
chartposition: R&B #4, US #36
writtenby: Arlester Christian
Dyke & the Blazers Let a Woman Be a Woman, Let a Man Be a Man 1969 Original Sound
85 recordlabel: Original Sound 86
chartposition: R&B #7, US #35
writtenby: Arlester Christian
Dyke & the Blazers We Got More Soul 1969 Original Sound
86 recordlabel: Josie 1001
chartposition: R&B #7, US #34
writtenby: Art Neville, Ziggy Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli & George Porter Jr.
album: The Meters
Meters Sophisticated Cissy 1969 Josie
87 recordlabel: Stax 1006
chartposition: R&B #3, US #39
writtenby: Sheila Hutchinson
Emotions So I Can Love You 1969 Stax
88 recordlabel: Dakar 605
chartposition: R&B #5, US #34
writtenby: Barry Despenza & Carl Wolfolk
Tyrone Davis Is It Something You've Got 1969 Dakar
89 recordlabel: Philly Groove 157
chartposition: R&B #6, US #40
writtenby: Thom Bell & William Hart
album: The Delfonics Super Hits
Delfonics You Got Yours and I'll Get Mine 1969 Philly Groove
90 recordlabel: Scepter 12249
chartposition: R&B #33, US #37, US AC #8
writtenby: Burt Bacharach & Hal David
Dionne Warwick The April Fools 1969 Scepter
91 recordlabel: Tamla Motown 709(UK)
chartposition: UK #18
writtenby: Smokey Robinson and Al Cleveland
album: Diana Ross and the Supremes Join the Temptations
comments: [only released in the UK]
Diana Ross & the Supremes & the Temptations I Second That Emotion 1969 Tamla Motown...
92 recordlabel: Stax 0055
chartposition: R&B #4, US #43
writtenby: Don Davis & Al Bell (Alvertis Isbell)
album: The Johnnie Taylor Philosophy Continues
Johnnie Taylor Love Bones 1969 Stax
93 recordlabel: Alston 4574
chartposition: R&B #7, US #40
writtenby: Clarence Reid & Willie Clarke
Clarence Reid Nobody But You Babe 1969 Alston
94 recordlabel: Tamla 54184
chartposition: R&B #16, US #33
writtenby: Dick Holler
album: Time Out for Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Smokey Robinson & Miracles Abraham, Martin and John 1969 Tamla
95 recordlabel: King 6258
chartposition: R&B #8, US #37
writtenby: James Brown
mpcode: aHGF_y4gcKs
James Brown World (Part 1) 1969 King
96 recordlabel: Stax 0037
chartposition: R&B #35, US #37, US AC #20
writtenby: Paul Simon
album: The Booker T. Set
Booker T. & the M.G.'s Mrs. Robinson 1969 Stax
97 recordlabel: Tamla 54183
chartposition: R&B #15, US #37
writtenby: Smokey Robinson, Pete Moore (as Warren Moore), Terry Johnson & Al Cleveland
album: Time Out for Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Smokey Robinson & Miracles Here I Go Again 1969 Tamla
98 recordlabel: Capitol 2382
chartposition: R&B #14, US #38
writtenby: Hank Cochran
Bettye Swann Don't Touch Me 1969 Capitol
99 recordlabel: Mercury 72935
chartposition: R&B #18, US #35
writtenby: Margaret Lewis & Myrna Smith
Moms Mabley Abraham, Martin and John 1969 Mercury
100 recordlabel: Tamla 54175
chartposition: UK #5
writtenby: Beatrice Verdi and Ivy Hunter
album: Soul on the Rocks
Isley Brothers Behind a Painted Smile 1969 Tamla

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