THE 20 FASTEST R&B RECORDS OF ALL TIME

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Artist Track Year and Label Beat Per Minute
20. Little Richard She’s Got It 1956 (Specialty) 225
19. Bo Diddley Who Do You Love 1956 (Checker) 229
18. Bo Diddley You Can’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover 1962 (Chess) 229
17. James Brown Shout And Shimmy 1962 (King/Federal) 234
16. Chuck Berry Maybelline 1955 (Chess) 235
15. Chuck Berry Thirty Days 1955 (Chess) 235
14. Robert Ward Hot Stuff 1962 (Lu Pine) 241
13. Don Covay Bip Bop Bip 1957 (Atlantic) 247
12. Smiley lewis Bad Luck Blues 1957 (Imperial) 248
11. Big Jay Mcneely Real Crazy Cool 1950 (King) 252
10. Sugar Boy Crawford Overboard 1953 (Checker) 255
9. The Chips Rubber Biscuit 1956 (Josie) 260
8. Larry Williams The Dummy 1958 (Specialty) 267
7. The Isley Brothers Shout 1959 (RCA) 275
6. Davey Jones The Chase 278
5. The Blue Dots Saturday Night Fish Fry 1957 (Ace) 284
4. Vito & The Salutations Unchained Melody 1963 (Herald) 287
3. Big Jay McNeely 3-D 1949 (King) 298
2. Joe Houston Flying Home 1952 (Cash) 301 (304 peak)
1. Lloyd Price I’m Glad, Glad 1956 (Specialty) 302 (304 peak)