A CRITICAL APPRECIATION OF THE WORK OF R. KELLY

An Attempt at a Comprehensive List of Every Song R. Kelly Has Ever Written (2013)

NUMERIC

12 Play

3-Way Phone Call

808 (Blaque)

A.

A Little Bit Older Now (Hi-Five)

A Love Letter Christmas

A Woman’s Threat

Africa (Maurice Johnson)

Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number (Aaliyah)

All Day, All Night (Changing Faces)

All I

All I Really Want

All Is Not Gone (Changing Faces)

All of My Days (Changing Faces)

All Rounds on Me

Apologies of a Thug

As I Look Into My Life

At Least (The Little Things) (Kelly Price)

At Your Best (You Are Love) (Aaliyah)

B.

Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby

Baby I’m Yours (J Love)

Back and Forth (Aaliyah)

Back to the Hood of Things

Bad Man

Bangin’ the Headboard

Be Careful (Sparkle)

Be My #2

Beautiful in this Mirror

Been Around the World

Believe in Me

Believe That It’s So

Best Friend

Big Chips (w/Jay-Z)

Body Kiss (The Isley Brothers)

Born Into the 90’s (Public Announcement)

Break Up to Make Up (w/Jay-Z)

Break Up (That’s All We Do) (Jay-Z)

Bump, Bump, Bump (B2K/P. Diddy)

Bump N’ Grind

Burn It Up

Busted (The Isley Brothers)

Butterfly

Bye-Bye (JS)

C.

Calling All Girls (ATL & The Serious Crew)

Can You Feel It

Can We Go ‘Round Again? (Billy Ocean)

Celebrate (Whitney Houston/Jordin Sparks)

Charlie, Last Name Wilson (Charlie Wilson)

Chocolate Factory

Circles

Clipped Wings

Club to a Bedroom

Clubbin’ (Marques Houston)

Come to Daddy

Contagious (Ron Isley)

Cookie

Crazy Night

Cry (Michael Jackson)

D.

Dancing with a Rich Man

Dear Ghetto (Boo & Gotti)

Dedicated (Public Announcement)

Definition of a Hotti (Public Announcement)

Did You Ever Think

Discovery (Brian McKnight)

Do What You Gotta Do (112)

Dollar Bill

Don’t Let Go

Don’t Let Me Die (w/Jay-Z)

Don’t Put Me Out

Don’t You Say No

Double Up

Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)

Down Low Double Life

Down with the Clique (Aaliyah)

Dream Girl

E.

Echo

Elsewhere

Etcetera

Every Nation (Red Hot R+B All Stars)

Every Which Way (Vegas Cats)

Everything’s So Different Without You (Billy Ocean)

Exit

F.

Fallin’ From the Sky

Fallin’ Hearts

Far More

Feelin’ On Yo Booty

Feelin’ Single

Feelin’ You in Stereo (w/Jay-Z)

Fiesta

Fireworks

Fly

Fool for You

Foolin’ Around (Changing Faces)

For You

Forever

Forever and Ever

Forever More

Fortunate (Maxwell)

Follow the Wind (Trisha Yearwood)

Freak Dat Body

Freak Tonight

Freaky in the Club

Fuck Y’all

Fuckin’ With the Lights On

G.

Gangsta Girl (Big Tymers)

Gangsta Girl (Nivea)

Genius

Get Dirty

Get This Money (w/Jay-Z)

Get Up on a Room

G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T Part 1 & 2 (Changing Faces)

Ghetto Queen

Gigolo (Nick Cannon)

Girlfriend (B2K)

Girls Go Crazy

Girls Kissing Girls

Go Getta (Young Jeezy)

Go Low

God’s Grace (Trin-i-tee 5:7)

Good Life (Sparkle)

Gotham City

Green Light (w/Jay-Z & Beanie Sigel)

Guess What (Syleena Johnson)

Guilty Until Proven Innocent(Jay-Z)

H.

Hair Braider

Half (JS)

Half On a Baby

Hangin’ Out (Public Announcement)

Happy People

Happy Summertime

Havin’ A Baby

Heart Of a Woman

Heaven I Need a Hug

Heaven If You Hear Me

Heaven’s Girl (Quincy Jones)

Hell Yeah (Ginuwine)

Hey Love (Can I Get a Word) (Public Announcement)

Hit It Til the Mornin’

Hook It Up

Home Alone

Homie Lover Friend

Honey (w/Jay-Z)

Honey Love (Public Announcement)

Hotel (Cassidy)

How Do I Tell Her?

How Did You Manage

How Many

Hump Bounce

Hypnotic (Syleena Johnson)

I.

I Am Your Woman (Syleena Johnson)

I Believe

I Believe I Can Fly

I Can’t Sleep Baby (If I)

I Decided

I Don’t Mean It

I Don’t Want To (Toni Braxton)

I Fell in Love with the DJ (Che’Nelle)

I Know What You Need (Public Announcement)

I Like (The Isley Brothers)

I Like the Crotch On You

I Like Love

I Look to You (Whitney Houston)

I Love the DJ

I Mean (I Don’t Mean It)

I Need An Angel (Ruben Studdard)

I Surrender

I Wish

I Wish - Remix (To the Homies We Lost)

Ice Cream (JS)

If

If I Could Make the World Dance

If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time

If I’m Wit You

Ignition

Ignition (Remix)

I’ll Never Leave

I’m A Flirt (Remix)

I’m Down (Aaliyah)

I’m Gone (Sparkle)

I’m So Into You (Aaliyah)

I’m Your Angel (Celine Dion duet)

Imagine That

In Love Wit a Thug (Sharissa)

In The Kitchen

It Ain’t Personal (w/Jay-Z)

It Seems Like You’re Ready

It’s Gonna Rain (Kelly Price)

It’s Like Everyday

It’s On (Mary J. Blige)

It’s Your Birthday

J.

Just Can’t Get Enough

Just Like That

K.

Keep It Flowin’ (The Isley Brothers)

Keep It Street (Public Announcement)

Kickin’ It with Your Girlfriend

King of the Dancehall (Beenie Man)

L.

Ladies Night (Treat Her Like Heaven)

Lady Sunday

Laundromat (Nivea)

Lean on Me (Sparkle)

Leap of Faith

Leave Your Name

Legs Shaking (w/Ludacris)

Let’s Get It Started (Keep It Goin’ On) (Hi-Five)

Let’s Lay Together (The Isley Brothers)

Life (Juvenile)

Like a Real Freak

Like I Do

Looking for Love

Lost in Your Love

Love Angel (JS)

Love for Me

Love Is

Love Is On The Way

Love Letter

Love Signals

Love Street

Love Will (Jordin Sparks)

Loveland

Lucky Charm (The Isley Brothers)

M.

Magic (Charlie Wilson)

Magic Chick (Do Or Die)

Mailman (Faith Evans)

Make Me Love Her (w/Plies)

Make You My Baby (Joe)

Makin’ Me Wanna

Men Like Us (Gerald Levert)

Mission to Please You (The Isley Brothers)

Mo’ Money (w/Jay-Z & Twista)

Money Makes the World Go Round

More & More (Joe)

Music Must Be a Lady

My Story (w/2 Chainz)

N.

Naked

Next to You (Ciara)

No Greater (Sparkle)

No One Knows How to Love Me Quite Like You Do (Aaliyah)

No Way In, No Way Out (Lady)

No Words (Charlie Wilson)

Not Feelin’ the Love

Not Gonna Hold On

Nothing Can Compare (Sparkle)

Number One

Number One Hit

Old School (Aaliyah)

One Man

One Me

One More Chance (Michael Jackson)

One Step Closer

One Wing (Jordin Sparks)

Only the Loot Can Make Me Happy

Outrageous (Britney Spears)

P.

Party Jumpin’

Peace

Pick Up the Phone (Tyrese)

Play On (Sparkle)

Playa’s Only

Plenty of Good Lovin’ (Sparkle)

Poetic Sex

Prayer Changes

Pregnant

Pretty Girls (w/Jay-Z)

Prize Possession (The Isley Brothers)

Pussy (w/Jay-Z)

P.U.S.S.Y. Cry

Put My T-Shirt On

Q.

Quality Time (Hi-Five)

Questions (Tamia)

Quiet Place (Sparkle)

Quit Actin’ (Ray J)

R.

R&B Thug

Radio Message

Raindrops

Real Talk

Reality

Red Carpet (Pause, Flash)

Reggae Bump Bump

Relief

Religious

Religious Love

Remote Control

Rich Man (Russell)

Ringtone

Rise Up

Rock Star

Rollin’

Rose (Billy Ocean)

S.

Sadie

Salute (Whitney Houston)

Same Girl

Second Kelly

(Sex) Love Is What We Makin’

Sex Me (Pt. 1 & 2)

Sex Planet

Sex Weed

Shake Ya Body (w/Jay-Z & Lil’ Kim)

Share My Love

She’s Coming Home with Me (w/Jay-Z)

She’s Got that Vibe (Public Announcement)

She’s Loving Me (Public Announcement)

Shorty (w/Jay-Z)

Show Ya Pussy

Showdown

Showdown Vol. 1 (The Isley Brothers)

Shut Up

Sign of a Victory

Signs of Love Makin’, Pt. 2 (Tyrese)

Sister (JS)

Slow Dance (Hey DJ) (Public Announcement)

Slow Grind (JS)

Slow Wind
Snake

So Sexy (Twista)

Somebody’s Girl (w/Jay-Z)

Someone to Love (Johnny Gill)

Some Things Never Change

Special Occasion (Syleena Johnson)

Speechless (The Isley Brothers)

Speedin’ (Rick Ross)

Spend the Night (N-Phase)

Spendin’ Money

Spirit

Start Again (Vanessa Williams)

Stay Right Here (JS)

Step in the Name of Love

Step in the Name of Love (remix)

Steppin’ Into Heaven

Step Into My Room

Stimulate Me (Destiny’s Child)

Stop (w/Jay-Z & Foxy Brown)

Street Thing (Aaliyah)

Straight Up (Sparkle)

Strip for You

Stroke You Up (Changing Faces)

Sweet Tooth

Suicide

Summer Bunnies

Supaman High

Superstar (The Isley Brothers)

T.

Take A Ride (The Isley Brothers)

Take My Time Tonight

Take You Home with Me a.k.a Body (w/Jay-Z)

Taxi Cab

Tear It Up (w/Future)

Tempo Slow

Text Me

Thank God It’s Friday

That Extra Mile (The Winans)

That’s That Shit (Snoop Dogg)

The Best of Both Worlds (w/Jay-Z)

The Champ

The Chase

The Diary of Me

The Greatest Sex

The Greatest Show On Earth

The Interview

The Opera

The Real R. Kelly

The Return (w/Jay-Z)

The Sermon

The Streets (w/Jay-Z)

The Storm Is Over Now

The Thing I Like (Aaliyah)

The Truth (Truth Hurts)

The World’s Greatest

The Zoo

There He Is (Trin-i-tee 5:7)

Thoia Thoing

Throw Money On You

Throw Your Hands Up (Aaliyah)

Time to Move On (Sparkle)

Tip the Waiter

Touchin’

TP-2

Trade In My Life

Trapped In the Closet (Chapters 1 – 33)

Turn Away (Sparkle)

Tryin’ to Get a Number

Two Seater (MC Lyte)

U.

U Saved Me

V.

Vegas (Sparkle)

V.I.P.

Victory

Video Girl (Hi-Five)

Visit Me (Changing Faces)

W.

We Got ‘Em Goin’ (w/Jay-Z & Memphis Bleek)

We Ride

We Thuggin’ (Fat Joe)

Weatherman

What About (Sparkle)

What Do I Do

What I Feel/Issues

What Would You Do? (The Isley Brothers)

What Would You Do? Pt. 2 (The Isley Brothers)

When a Man Lies

When a Woman Loves

When a Woman Loves (Remix)

When a Woman’s Fed Up

When I Think About You

When You Call On Me/Baby That’s When I Come Runnin’ (Luther Vandross)

Where You At (Jennifer Hudson)

Whole Lotta Kisses

Who’s That

Why Should I Believe You (Mya)

Wonderful (Ja Rule)

Y.

Ya Ya Ya (Nivea)

You

You Are Not Alone (Michael Jackson)

You Are My World

You Bring Me Joy

You Deserve Better

You Kept My Fire Burning

You Knock Me Out

You Made Me Love You

You Remind Me of Something

(You to Be) Be Happy

Young Nation (Aaliyah)

Your Body’s Calling

RAPID PULSE » ALLISON HALTER

CHICAGO R. KELLY FANS TAKE NOTE:

R. KELLY: A CRITICAL APPRECIATION will be presented on June 4, 2013 at the Rapid Pulse Performance Art Festival in Chicago. 

R. Kelly

—Shut Up

Kells references my argument regarding his contribution to humanity via the perpetuation of the species: procreation as a result of his songs (at 3:00).

Ciara

—Promise RMX (feat. R. Kelly)

An additional example of Kells’ romantic love for Michael Jackson at 1:28 (see “You Are Not Alone, I Am Here with You” in YA5 Vol. 1, Issue 2).

Excerpt from the lecture “Wild, Like a Zoo,” February, 2011.

A CRITICAL APPRECIATION OF THE WORK OF ROBERT SYLVESTER KELLY

A CRITICAL APPRECIATION OF THE WORK OF ROBERT SYLVESTER KELLY