"Enough complaining about what songs were and were not hits...here is the down low (and what the perfect 2 CD R. Kelly compilation would be):
1. She's Got That Vibe (#59 U.S. pop hit, but huge top ten U.K.)
2. Honey Love (#39 U.S. pop hit)
3. Slow Dance (Hey Mr. D.J.) (#43 U.S. pop hit)
4. Dedicated (#31 U.S. pop hit)
5. Sex Me (#20 U.S. pop)
6. Bump N' Grind (his first number one hit)
7. Your Body's Callin' (#13 U.S. pop)
8. You Remind Me Of Something (#4 U.S. pop)
9. Down Low (#4 U.S. pop)
10. I Can't Sleep Baby (ORIGINAL VERSION NOT REMIX) #5 U.S. pop--(one of his biggest hits...why is it missing from this collection???)
11. I Believe I Can Fly (#2 U.S. Hit)
12. Gothan City (ORIGINAL VERSION NOT REMIX) #9 U.S. pop
13. Be Careful (top 40 U.S.) duet with Sparkle
14. Half On A Baby (R&B hit U.S.)
15. Soldier's Heart
16. Summer Bunnies (Remix) with Aaliyah
17. Bad ManDisc 2
1. I'm Your Angel (with Celine Dion) #1 6 wks U.S., making it his biggest hit.
2. Home Alone (w/ Keith Murray) #65 U.S. pop, bigger R&B hit
3. When A Woman's Fed Up (#22 U.S. pop)
4. Did You Ever Think (w/ Nas) #27 U.S. pop)
5. If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time (#12 U.S. pop, top 10 U.K.)
6. Satisfy You (with Puff Daddy) #2 U.S. pop
7. I Wish (#14 U.S. pop)
8. Fiesta (Remix) (#7 U.S. pop)
9. Feelin' On Yo Booty (#39 U.S. pop)
10. Guilty Until Proven Innocnet (with Jay-Z)
11. A Woman's Threat (small R & B hit)
12. We Thuggin' (w/ Fat Joe)(#15 U.S. hit)
13. Ignition Remix (#4 U.S. pop, #1 all over Europe)
14. The World's Greatest (U.S. Top 40)
15. Step In The Name Of Love (current Top 25 U.S. hit)
16. Snake (U.S. #16)
17. Thoia Thoing (U.S. #13 pop)
18. Touched A Dream
19. Ghetto Religion
20. Heaven I Need A HugAnd with that we have the complete R-ruh hit collection!"
Cop this one
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A previous reviewer complained about some tracks that were on this set. Considering that Kelly has so many hits, that is fair enough coz not everything can be fit on one volume. However to say that "Sex Me" is a filler and not a hit is totally wrong. It was R&B top 10, Pop top 20 and went Gold. In fact it charted higher than "Dedicated" which the reviewer insisted should have made it on the cd. Also "Fiesta" remix was indeed one of Kelly's biggest hits, being an R&B # 1 and pop #6, and was named the most popular (chart wise) R&B/Hip Hop song of 2001 by Billboard themselves. The songs from Born Into The 90s that made it here are also justified. "Honey Love" was the first of the R.'s 10 R&B #1 hits and "She's Got That Vibe" was the song that gave him his initial worldwide popularity. Every song on this set is contemporary R&B at its greatest and deserves to be on vol. 1 and I totally recommend this to any new or longtime R&B fan. Bring on BOBW2, The Secret album and R. In R&B Vol. 2!!!"
What Do You Expect from a GENIUS like the R...?
(5 out of 5 stars)
"From the first track "Bump N` Grind" to the last one,(THE THREE TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER)"I Believe I Can Fly" you just have CLASSIC MASTERPIECE SONGS on THIS UNBELIEVABLE GREATEST HITS ALBUM BY THE MUSICAL GENIUS HIMSELF...WHO ELSE? - MR. R.KELLY.
AND THEN YOU GET FOUR AWESOME NEW SONGS BY HIM:HIS SMASHING HIT "THOIA THOING", THE BEAUTIFUL MAGIC "TOUCHED A DREAM", THE CLASSIC "GHETTO RELIGION" AND THE ENTERTAINING "THOIA THOING" REMIX, WITHOUT COUNTING THE BONUS REMIXES CD THAT IS ALL GREAT TOO. I TELL Y`ALL, YOU COULDN`T HAVE A BEST R&B GREATEST HITS ALBUM LIKE "THE R. IN R&B COLLECTION VOL.1", BECAUSE R. IS R&B AT HIS BEST. I SUGGEST TO EVERYONE WHO DOESN`T EVEN LIKE R&B TO BUY THIS CLASSIC BECAUSE R. IS MAKING THE WHOLE MUSIC INDUSTRY BUMPING AND HAVING HITS FOR EVERYBODY. I RECOMENDED TO BUY AT 2 COPIES OF THIS GREATNESS OF MUSIC. GET SOME LOVE TO YOUR LIFE AND GET THIS NOW...HURRY UP!!!!"
A Serious Reviewer
Z. D. Houghton | Indianapolis, IN | 07/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Let me tell you all, in a stream of words, what R. Kelly's new CD means. First of all, it's nice to see an artist not completely obscured by a golden shower of jewelry. Early leaks of this project said that Kelly piddled his studio time away; however, this young wiz has done it again.Missing are the tinkling of bells or wind instruments so many artists choose to lend credence to their compilations; instead R. Kelly has dumped all his talent into a smooth blend of remixes that seem to just slide out of the man. Considering the extreme competion for the dwindled music market, it has to be a load off that his CD has done so well.In closing, R. Kelly had done it again, rating a solid #2 in the world of music."
If You Want Some Old-School R. Kelly, This Is The One To Buy
Brandon Ousley | Chicago, Illinois United States | 04/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"From his 1991 debut, Born Into The 90's to his latest, Chocolate Factory, The R. In R&B Collection Vol.1 is a great compilation of R. Kelly's biggest hits. Now, let's get one thing clear: this is a 2-disc compilation of hits and remixes. Disc 1 has 18 #1 hits, some of them are newly recorded songs. My favorite songs has to be "Bump & Grind", the sensual, "Your Body's Calling", "Step Into The Name Of Love", "Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)", "Touched A Dream", the classic, "Honey Love", "When A Woman's Fed Up", "I Wish", "I Believe I Can Fly", and "You Remind Me of Something". All 10 of those tracks are R. Kelly's best works. Disc 2 is a disc of 4 remixes plus a bonus track, "If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time", which is R. Kelly's greatest song ever. The new mixes of "Bump & Grind" and "Down Low" are better than the original versions. R. Kelly really needs to release a remix album. To my advantage, this special remix bonus CD is just an EP. This collection is missing some great tracks. There is totally nothing from the R. Kelly/ Jay-Z collabration, Best Of Both Worlds or the bootlegged, Loveland. I would've added "Get This Money featuring Jay-Z", "Half On A Baby", "Heaven I Need A Hug", "Did You Ever Think", "One Man" (from the album R.), "I Wish (Remix)", "I Can't Sleep (If I)", "Feelin' On Yo Booty", and "Only The Loot Can Make Me Happy". I was a little disappointed, but this collection is still hot. The R. In R&B Collection Vol.1 is a little incomplete, but Vol.2 will probably complete the whole R. Kelly saga. Buy this essential collection with TP-2.Com and the double-disc opus, R. The R. In R&B Collection Vol.1 is a must buy. A-"