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100 Greatest '80s R&B Songs

These are the most outstanding r&b songs of the '80s.

99 songs (8 hours and 7 minutes) curated by Amazon's Music Experts
1
Endless Love
Lionel Richie & Diana Ross - Endless Love (Soundtrack)
4:26
2
I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You: The Best Of Whitney Houston
4:50
3
I Just Called To Say I Love You (Single Version)
Stevie Wonder - The Definitive Collection
4:22
4
Smooth Operator
Sade - Diamond Life
4:58
5
Sexual Healing
Marvin Gaye - Midnight Love
3:58
6
Billie Jean
Michael Jackson - Thriller
4:54
7
I Feel for You
Chaka Khan - Epiphany: The Best Of Chaka Khan, Vol. 1
5:43
8
You Dropped A Bomb On Me
The Gap Band - The Gap Band IV
5:13
9
Here and Now
Luther Vandross - Love, Luther
5:23
10
What's Love Got to Do with It (2015 Remaster)
Tina Turner - Private Dancer (30th Anniversary Issue)
3:50
11
Outstanding
The Gap Band - The Gap Band IV
3:19
12
Miss You Much
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814
4:12
13
I Can't Go for That (No Can Do) (Remastered)
Hall and Oates - Private Eyes
5:07
14
Every Little Step
Bobby Brown - Don't Be Cruel
3:57
15
That's What Friends Are For (Remastered)
Dionne Warwick feat. Elton John, Gladys Knight & Stevie Wonder - The Definitive Collection
4:15
16
Can You Stand The Rain
New Edition - Heart Break
4:57
17
Celebration
Kool and The Gang - Celebrate!
4:58
18
Between the Sheets
The Isley Brothers - The Essential Isley Brothers [Clean]
5:38
19
Take Your Time (Do It Right)
The S.O.S Band - Best Of
7:37
20
Give It To Me Baby
Rick James - Street Songs
4:08
21
On My Own
Patti LaBelle - The Best Of Patti LaBelle 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection
4:49
22
Caribbean Queen (No More Love On the Run)
Billy Ocean - Suddenly (Expanded Edition)
7:55
23
Let's Groove
Earth Wind & Fire - Raise!
5:39
24
Forget Me Nots
Patrice Rushen - Straight From The Heart
4:35
25
Being With You
Smokey Robinson - Being With You
4:06
26
You Are My Lady
Freddie Jackson - The Greatest Hits Of Freddie Jackson
4:45
27
Shake You Down
Gregory Abbott - Shake You Down (Bonus Track)
4:05
28
Ain't Nobody
Chaka Khan - Epiphany: The Best Of Chaka Khan, Vol. 1
4:40
29
All Night Long (All Night)
Lionel Richie - Can't Slow Down
6:25
30
Let It Whip
Dazz Band - 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of The Dazz Band
4:47
31
The Sweetest Taboo (Remastered)
Sade - The Essential Sade
4:25
32
Freeway Of Love
Aretha Franklin - Who's Zoomin' Who?
5:51
33
Hello
Lionel Richie - Can't Slow Down
4:11
34
How Will I Know
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (The Deluxe Anniversary Edition)
4:33
35
Part-Time Lover (Single Version)
Stevie Wonder - The Definitive Collection
3:42
36
I'm So Excited
The Pointer Sisters - So Excited! (Expanded Edition)
3:50
37
Love Come Down
Evelyn "Champagne" King - Get Loose
6:05
38
Solid
Ashford & Simpson - Solid
5:12
39
Rock Steady
The Whispers - Rock Steady
4:48
40
If It Isn't Love
New Edition - Heart Break
5:09
41
Nasty
Janet Jackson - Control
4:03
42
Paradise
Sade - Stronger Than Pride
4:02
43
Rock Me Tonight For Old Times Sake
Freddie Jackson - Rock Me Tonight
7:12
44
Never Too Much
Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
3:50
45
Turn Your Love Around
George Benson - The Best Of George Benson
3:50
46
Beat It (Single Version)
Michael Jackson - Thriller
4:18
47
Greatest Love of All
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (The Deluxe Anniversary Edition)
4:56
48
Say You, Say Me
Lionel Richie - The Best Of Lionel Richie 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection
4:01
49
Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
Billy Ocean - The Very Best of Billy Ocean
4:44
50
Burn Rubber On Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)
The Gap Band - Traffic Jammin' - Ulitmate Driving Collection
5:34
51
My Prerogative
Bobby Brown - Don't Be Cruel
4:51
52
She Works Hard For The Money
Donna Summer - She Works Hard For The Money
5:20
53
Always
Atlantic Starr - Ultimate Collection: Atlantic Starr
4:47
54
Candy Girl
New Edition - Candy Girl
3:55
55
The Way You Make Me Feel (2012 Remaster)
Michael Jackson - Bad 25th Anniversary
4:58
56
Saving All My Love for You
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (The Deluxe Anniversary Edition)
3:57
57
Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love) (Part I & 2)
The Isley Brothers - The Ultimate Isley Brothers
4:31
58
Let's Wait Awhile
Janet Jackson - Control
4:37
59
Give Me the Night
George Benson - Give Me The Night
5:01
60
Get Down On It
Kool and The Gang - 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Kool & The Gang
3:33
61
Nite and Day
Al B. Sure! - In Effect Mode
3:58
62
If Only You Knew
Patti LaBelle - I'm In Love Again
4:45
63
Missing You
Diana Ross - Swept Away (Expanded Edition)
4:05
64
Cool It Now
New Edition - New Edition
5:47
65
There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)
Billy Ocean - The Very Best of Billy Ocean
4:50
66
Juicy Fruit
Mtume - Juicy Fruit
5:52
67
What Have You Done For Me Lately
Janet Jackson - Control
4:59
68
Do Me Baby
Meli'sa Morgan - Do Me Baby
5:17
69
Roni
Bobby Brown - Don't Be Cruel
5:58
70
And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
Jennifer Holliday - 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Jennifer Holliday
4:06
71
Nightshift
Commodores - Nightshift
5:06
72
Love You Down
Ready For The World - 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Ready For The World
6:31
73
I Want to Be Your Man
Zapp & Roger - All The Greatest Hits
4:09
74
Miss You Like Crazy
Natalie Cole - Greatest Hits Volume 1
3:54
75
Shower Me With Your Love
Surface - The Best Of Surface...A Nice Time 4 Lovin
4:53
76
And the Beat Goes On
The Whispers - And the Beat Goes On
6:45
77
I Want Her (Remastered Single Version)
Keith Sweat - The Best of Keith Sweat: Make You Sweat
3:41
78
Early In The Morning (Album Version)
The Gap Band - The Gap Band IV
6:30
79
Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) [feat. Caron Wheeler]
Soul II Soul feat. Caron Wheeler - Club Classics Vol. One
3:52
80
Fantastic Voyage
Lakeside - Lakeside: Greatest Hits
6:10
81
Girlfriend (Single Version)
Pebbles - Greatest Hits: Pebbles
4:16
82
Superwoman
Karyn White - Karyn White
5:47
83
Computer Love
Zapp & Roger - All The Greatest Hits
4:44
84
Love Overboard (Album Version)
Gladys Knight & The Pips - All Our Love
5:26
85
Looking For A New Love (Radio Edit)
Jody Watley - 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Jody Watley
4:02
86
Casanova
Levert - The Best Of Gerald Levert (Amazon Exclusive Version)
6:12
87
Whip Appeal (12-inch Version)
Babyface - Tender Lover
5:49
88
Never Knew Love Like This Before
Stephanie Mills - The Best Of Stephanie Mills
5:25
89
Rhythm Of The Night
DeBarge - Rhythm Of The Night
3:49
90
Stomp!
The Brothers Johnson - 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Brothers Johnson
6:24
91
Tender Love
Force M.D.'s - Chillin'
3:54
92
Don't Stop The Music (Rerecorded)
Yarbrough & Peoples - Yarbrough & Peoples (Rerecorded Version)
4:58
93
Sukiyaki (Remastered)
A Taste Of Honey - Twice As Sweet
3:45
94
Oh Sheila
Ready For The World - Ready For The World
4:00
95
I Wonder If I Take You Home
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam feat. Full Force - Super Hits
6:45
96
Don't Disturb This Groove
The System - Don't Disturb This Groove
5:17
97
Just Got Paid
Johnny Kemp - Secrets of Flying (Expanded Edition)
5:31
98
Dial My Heart
The Boys - Messages From The Boys
4:24
99
You Got It All
The Jets - 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of The Jets
4:08