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Genre: retro soul

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Parent Genre: R&B

Retro soul music is a genre that combines elements of classic soul, funk, and R&B with modern production techniques. It features a strong emphasis on live instrumentation, including horns, guitars, and drums, and often incorporates vintage recording techniques to create an authentic sound. The genre is characterized by its energetic and upbeat rhythms, soulful vocals, and catchy hooks. Retro soul music has gained popularity in recent years, thanks in part to the success of artists who have brought the genre back into the mainstream.


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Come Around and Love Me
2023
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Black Pumas
2019
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The Dip Delivers
2019
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The Alien Coast
2022
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100 Days, 100 Nights
2007
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The Meltdown
2017
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Hotel TV
2021
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APART
2021
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Heartbreak Hits
2017
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Forever Never Cares
2023
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The Life & Soul
2011
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How the Mighty Fall
2020
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Beacon
2010
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Church
2024
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Cleaned Out
2014

retro soul music by decade

Explore retro soul history by listening to songs from every decade. Click on the decade to view songs.

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List of retro soul artists

Here is a list of retro soul artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the retro soul genre. You can find out what retro soul genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 61 998996
2 57 287850
3 57 122205
4 55 153448
5 54 266957
6 49 63196
7 52 36834
8 52 426307
9 52 31339
10 50 364440
11 45 63034
12 50 345801
13 37 44079
14 44 35249
15 43 80603
16 43 80082
17 41 184314
18 42 11263
19 39 12372
20 38 22912
21 38 112865
22 37 11801
23 35 38409
24 30 10767
25 34 38880
26 31 17224
27 31 4572
28 29 8691
29 27 8700
30 27 6958
31 27 30777
32 26 11213
33 24 8927
34 23 11262
35 17 3108
36 21 5726
37 22 18538
38 22 7563
39 22 3767
40 21 15240
41 21 2830
42 21 6985
43 20 6715
44 20 4676
45 16 5034
46 17 6751
47 17 3354
48 17 4075
49 16 2806
50 16 3654
51 15 6252
52 15 2077
53 14 1617
54 14 7795
55 14 3484
56 13 3392
57 12 12851
58 11 5899
59 12 2827
60 11 1334
61 11 2314
62 10 3454
63 8 2323
64 7 1953
65 5 2895
66 5 1663
67 3 786
68 2 452
69 2 596
70 2 568
71 1 1181
72 1 265
73 1 519

retro soul playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular retro soul music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.