A weekend-long marathon of countdowns: the Top 100 R&B Singles of 1953, 55 and 61, along with the Top 100 Soul Hits of 1968 and '70.
Rhythm & Blues is the most consistently creative of all American musical forms. Since its inception during the World War II years, R&B gave birth to rock 'n' roll, it morphed into soul music, it spawned disco and funk in the '70s, and by the '80s had transitioned into hip-hop and rap. African-American music has influenced nearly all of today's most popular genres in the U.S. and beyond. Rhythm Radio features the best in R&B, Soul and Funk music from the 1940s through the early '80s.