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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z OtherTop 1000

Top R&B Songs of 1981

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1.07/1981

 ①  Endless Love by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie

 

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from Endless Love: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack   Endless Love: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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377

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
US R&B ✫1
UK 7
[Motown 1519]
written by Lionel Richie
2.10/1981

 ②  Physical by Olivia Newton-John

 

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from Physical   Physical

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353

US ✫1
US AC 29
US dance 22
US R&B 28
UK 7
[MCA 51182]
written by Steve Kipner & Terry Shaddick
3.02/1981

 ③  Being with You by Smokey Robinson

 

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from Being with You   Being with You

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347

US 2
US AC 4
US R&B ✫1
UK ✫1
[Tamla 54321]
written by Smokey Robinson
4.11/1981

 ④  I Can't Go for That (No Can Do) by Hall & Oates

 

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from Private Eyes   Private Eyes

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320

US ✫1
US AC 12
US dance ✫1
US R&B ✫1
US rock 28
UK 8
[RCA 12357]
written by Daryl Hall, John Oates & Sara Allen
5.01/1981

 ⑤  Rapture by Blondie

 

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from Autoamerican   Autoamerican

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311

US ✫1
US dance ✫1
US R&B 33
US rock 35
UK 5
charted as Rapture / The Tide Is High in US dance charts
[Chrysalis 2485]
written by Debbie Harry & Chris Stein
6.10/1981

Let's Groove by Earth, Wind & Fire

 

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from Raise!   Raise!

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292

US 3
US dance 3
US R&B ✫1
UK 3
charted as Let's Groove/I've Had Enough in US dance charts
[Columbia 02536]
written by Wayne Vaughn & Maurice White
7.05/1981

Slow Hand by The Pointer Sisters

 

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from Black & White   Black & White

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259

US 2
US AC 6
US R&B 7
UK 10
[Planet 47929]
written by John Bettis & Michael Clark
8.10/1981

Why Do Fools Fall in Love? by Diana Ross

 

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from Why Do Fools Fall in Love   Why Do Fools Fall in Love

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242

US 7
US AC 2
US R&B 6
UK 4
written by Frankie Lymon, Herman Santiago (uncredited), George Goldner (uncredited) & Morris Levy
9.02/1981

Just the Two of Us by Grover Washington, Jr.

 

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from Winelight   Winelight

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239

US 2
US AC 2
US R&B 3
UK 34
featuring Bill Withers
written by Bill Withers, Ralph MacDonald & William Salter
10.12/1981

Get Down on It by Kool & the Gang

 

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from Something Special   Something Special

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220

US 10
US dance 16
US R&B 4
UK 3
B side to Steppin' Out ; charted as Take My Heart / Steppin' Out / Get Down on It in US dance charts
written by Ronald Bell (as Khalis Bayyan), Kool & the Gang & James "J.T." Taylor
11.03/1981

Sukiyaki by A Taste of Honey

 

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from Twice as Sweet   Twice as Sweet

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215

US 3
US AC ✫1
US R&B ✫1
[Capitol 4953]
written by Rokusuke Ei, Hachidai Nakamura, Abraham Quintanilla III (as Abraham Quintanilla Jr.) & Pete Astudillo
12.10/1981

Turn Your Love Around by George Benson

 

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from The George Benson Collection   The George Benson Collection

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202

US 5
US dance 32
US R&B ✫1
UK 29
[Warner 49846]
written by Bill Champlin, Jay Graydon & Steve Lukather
13.09/1981

Oh No by The Commodores

 

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from In the Pocket   In the Pocket

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198

US 4
US AC 5
US R&B 5
UK 44
[Motown 1527]
written by Lionel Richie
14.03/1981

A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do) by Raydio

 

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from A Woman Needs Love   A Woman Needs Love

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197

US 4
US AC 11
US R&B ✫1
as Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio
[Arista 0592]
written by Ray Parker Jr
15.11/1981

Freeze-Frame by J. Geils Band

 

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from Freeze Frame   Freeze Frame

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194

US 4
US R&B 25
US rock 8
UK 27
charted as Flamethrower / Freeze-Frame in US R&B charts
[EMI America 8108]
written by Seth Justman & Peter Wolf
16.08/1981

When She Was My Girl by Four Tops

 

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from Tonight!   Tonight!

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192

US 11
US AC 9
US R&B ✫1
UK 3
[Casablanca 2338]
written by Marc Blatte & Larry Gottlieb
17.02/1981

How 'Bout Us by Champaign

 

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from How 'Bout Us   How 'Bout Us

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184

US 12
US AC ✫1
US R&B 4
UK 5
[Columbia 11433]
written by Dana Walden
18.06/1981

Lady (You Bring Me Up) by The Commodores

 

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from In the Pocket   In the Pocket

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165

US 8
US AC 13
US dance 53
US R&B 5
UK 56
charted as Lady (You Bring Me Up)/Keep On Taking Me Higher in US dance charts
[Motown 1514]
written by Harold Hudson, Shirley King & William King
19.03/1981

Living Inside Myself by Gino Vannelli

 

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from Nightwalker   Nightwalker

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149

US 6
US AC 5
US R&B 45
[Arista 0588]
written by Gino Vannelli
20.04/1981

One Day in Your Life by Michael Jackson

 

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from One Day in Your Life   One Day in Your Life

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136

US 55
US AC 37
US R&B 42
UK ✫1
[Motown 1512]
written by Sam Brown & Renée Armand
21.02/1981

It's a Love Thing by The Whispers

 

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from Imagination   Imagination

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121

US 28
US dance 4
US R&B 2
UK 9
charted as It's a Love Thing / Up on Soul Train / I Can Make It Better in US dance charts
[Solar 12154]
written by William Shelby & Dana Meyers
22.10/1981

Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It) by Kool & the Gang

 

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from Something Special   Something Special

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108

US 17
US dance 16
US R&B ✫1
UK 29
charted as Take My Heart / Steppin' Out / Get Down on It in US dance charts
[De-Lite 815]
written by George Brown, Kool & the Gang, Claydes Charles Smith & James "J.T." Taylor
23.07/1981

Super Freak by Rick James

 

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from Street Songs   Street Songs

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107

US 16
US dance ✫1
US R&B 3
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #477]
charted as Give It to Me Baby / Super Freak / Ghetto Life in US dance charts
[Gordy 7205]
written by Rick James & Alonzo Miller
24.08/1981

We're in This Love Together by Al Jarreau

 

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from Breakin' Away   Breakin' Away

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104

US 15
US AC 6
US R&B 6
UK 55
[Warner]
written by Roger Murrah & Keith Stegall
25.03/1981

Lately by Stevie Wonder

 

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from Hotter Than July   Hotter Than July

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98

US 64
US AC 33
US R&B 29
UK 3
[Tamla 54323]
written by Stevie Wonder
26.04/1981

Ai No Corrida (I-No-Ko-ree-da) by Quincy Jones

 

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from The Dude   The Dude

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95

US 28
US dance 3
US R&B 10
UK 14
featuring Dune
charted as Ai No Corrida (I-No-Ko-ree-da) / Razzamatazz / Betcha Wouldn't Hurt Me in US dance charts
[A&M 2309]
written by Chas Jankel & Kenny Young
27.12/1981

One Hundred Ways by Quincy Jones

 

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from The Dude   The Dude

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93

US 14
US AC 5
US R&B 10
featuring James Ingram
written by Kathy Wakefield, Ben Wright & Tony Coleman
28.06/1981

She's a Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked) by Carl Carlton

 

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from Carl Carlton   Carl Carlton

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92

US 22
US dance 20
US R&B 2
UK 34
[20th Century 2488]
written by Leon Haywood
29.08/1981

Just Once by Quincy Jones

 

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from The Dude   The Dude

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88

US 17
US AC 7
US R&B 11
UK 76
featuring James Ingram
[A&M 2357]
written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
30.10/1981

Genius of Love by Tom Tom Club

 

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from Tom Tom Club   Tom Tom Club

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87

US 31
US dance ✫1
US R&B 2
US rock 24
UK 65
charted as Wordy Rappinghood / Genius of Love in US dance charts
[Sire 49882]
written by Adrian Belew, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, Monte Browne, Tyrone Downie & Uziah "Sticky" Thompson
31.07/1981

Cool Love by Pablo Cruise

 

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from Reflector   Reflector

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86

US 13
US AC 14
US R&B 78
US rock 23
[A&M 2349]
written by David Jenkins, Cory Lerios & John Pierce
32.06/1981

I'm in Love by Evelyn King

 

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from I'm in Love   I'm in Love

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85

US 40
US dance ✫1
US R&B ✫1
UK 27
written by Kashif
33.04/1981

Sweet Baby by Stanley Clarke & George Duke

 

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from The Clarke/Duke Project   

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79

US 19
US AC 16
US R&B 6
[Epic 01052]
written by George Duke
34.10/1981

Never Too Much by Luther Vandross

 

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from Never Too Much   Never Too Much

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78

US 33
US dance 4
US R&B ✫1
UK 44
[Epic 02409]
written by Luther Vandross
35.04/1981

Is It You? by Lee Ritenour

 

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from "Rit"   

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77

US 15
US AC 15
US R&B 27
vocals by Eric Tagg
[Elektra 47124]
written by Lee Ritenour, Eric Tagg & Eric Champlin
36.05/1981

Going Back to My Roots by Odyssey

 

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from I Got the Melody   

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76

US dance 55
US R&B 68
UK 4
[RCA 12240]
written by Lamont Dozier
37.09/1981

Stars on 45 III (A Tribute to Stevie Wonder) by Stars on 45/Starsound

 

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from The Superstars   

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71

US 28
US R&B 44
UK 17
[uptight everything's alright, my cherie amour, yesterme yesteryou yesterday, master blaster, you are the sunshine of my life, isn't she lovely, sir duke, i wish, i was made to love her, superstition, fingertips]
[Radio 4019]
written by Stevie Wonder, Sylvia Moy, Henry Cosby, Ronald Miller [Ronald Norman Miller] (as Ron Miller), Bryan Wells, Jaap Eggermont, Martin Duiser, Lula Mae Hardaway, Orlando Murden & Clarence Paul
38.05/1981

Give It to Me Baby by Rick James

 

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from Street Songs   Street Songs

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69

US 40
US dance ✫1
US R&B ✫1
charted as Give It to Me Baby / Super Freak / Ghetto Life in US dance charts
[Gordy 7197]
written by Rick James
39.06/1981

Love on a Two Way Street by Stacy Lattisaw

 

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from With You   With You

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69

US 26
US AC 19
US R&B 2
[Cotillion 46015]
written by Burt Keyes & Sylvia Robinson
40.07/1981

That Old Song by Raydio

 

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from A Woman Needs Love   A Woman Needs Love

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66

US 21
US AC 7
US R&B 26
as Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio
[Arista 0616]
written by Ray Parker Jr
41.05/1981

Double Dutch Bus by Frankie Smith

 

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from Children of Tomorrow   

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64

US 30
US dance 51
US R&B ✫1

[Wmot 5356]
written by Frankie Smith & Bill Bloom
42.06/1981

Razzamatazz by Quincy Jones

 

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from The Dude   The Dude

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64

US dance 3
US R&B 17
UK 11
featuring Patti Austin
charted as Ai No Corrida (I-No-Ko-ree-da) / Razzamatazz / Betcha Wouldn't Hurt Me in US dance charts
[A&M 2334]
written by Rod Temperton
43.02/1981

Jones vs. Jones by Kool & the Gang

 

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from Celebrate!   Celebrate!

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59

US 39
US R&B 33
UK 17
Jones v Jones / Summer Madness was released as a double a-side in the UK
[De-lite 813]
written by George Brown & Kool & the Gang
44.09/1981

Steal the Night by Stevie Woods

 

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from Take Me to Your Heaven   

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58

US 25
US AC 14
US R&B 36
[Cotillion 46016]
written by Bill Bowersock, Trevor Veitch & Matt Vernon
45.10/1981

Steppin' Out by Kool & the Gang

 

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from Something Special   Something Special

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58

US 88
US dance 16
US R&B 12
UK 12
charted as Take My Heart / Steppin' Out / Get Down on It in US dance charts
written by Robert Bell (as Robert "Kool" Bell), Kool & the Gang & James "J.T." Taylor
46.10/1981

Controversy by Prince

 

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from Controversy   Controversy

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51

US 70
US dance ✫1
US R&B 3
charted as Controversy / Let's Work in US dance charts
[Warner 49808]
written by Prince
47.07/1981

Square Biz by Teena Marie

 

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from It Must Be Magic   It Must Be Magic

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47

US 50
US dance 12
US R&B 3
UK 76
charted as Square Biz / It Must Be Magic in US dance charts
[Gordy 7202]
written by Teena Marie
48.02/1981

All American Girls by Sister Sledge

 

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from All American Girls   All American Girls

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46

US 79
US dance 6
US R&B 3
UK 41
charted as All American Girls / He's Just a Runaway in US dance charts
[Cotillion 46007]
written by Narada Michael Walden (as Narada Walden), Lisa Walden, Allee Willis & Joni Sledge
49.01/1981

Fantastic Voyage by Lakeside

 

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from Fantastic Voyage   Fantastic Voyage

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44

US 55
US dance 12
US R&B ✫1
charted as Fantastic Voyage / Can't Get You Out of My Head in US dance charts
[Solar 12129]
written by Fred Alexander, Norman Beavers, Marvin Craig, Tiemeyer McCain, Thomas Shelby, Stephen Shockley, Otis Stokes & Mark Wood
50.06/1981

Dancing on the Floor (Hooked On Love) by Third World

 

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from Rock the World   

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43

US R&B 88
UK 10
[Columbia 02170]
written by Bunny Clarke
51.05/1981

What Cha' Gonna Do for Me by Chaka Khan

 

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from What Cha' Gonna Do for Me   What Cha' Gonna Do for Me

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42

US 53
US dance 22
US R&B ✫1
charted as What Cha' Gonna Do for Me / I Know You, I Like You / We Can Work It Out in US dance charts
[Warner 49692]
written by Ned Doheny & Hamish Stuart
52.06/1981

Pull Up to the Bumper by Grace Jones

 

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from Nightclubbing   Nightclubbing

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42

US 101
US dance 2
US R&B 5
UK 53
[Island 49697]
written by Koo Koo Baya, Grace Jones & Dana Mano
53.08/1981

Shake It Up Tonight by Cheryl Lynn

 

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from In the Night   In the Night

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42

US 70
US dance 5
US R&B 5
UK 76
[Columbia 02103]
written by Mike Sutton & Brenda Sutton
54.03/1981

Make That Move by Shalamar

 

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from Three for Love   Three for Love

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42

US 60
US R&B 6
UK 30
[Solar 12193]
written by William Shelby, Ricky Smith & Kevin Spencer
55.05/1981

Two Hearts by Stephanie Mills

 

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from Stephanie   

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41

US 40
US dance 82
US R&B 3
featuring Teddy Pendergrass
[20th Century]
written by James Mtume & Reggie Lucas
56.07/1981

General Hospi-Tale by The Afternoon Delights

 

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40

US 33
US R&B 23
[novelty]
[parody of TV's General Hospital]
[MCA 51148]
written by Harry King & Lisa Tedesco
57.04/1981

Paradise by Change

 

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from Miracles   

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40

US 80
US dance ✫1
US R&B 7
charted as Paradise / Hold Tight / Heaven of My Live in US dance charts
[RFC/Atlantic 3809]
written by Davide Romani (as David Romani) & Tanyayette Willoughby
58.08/1981

Backfired by Debbie Harry

 

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from Koo Koo   Koo Koo

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38

US 43
US dance 29
US R&B 71
UK 32
produced by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
[Chrysalis 2526]
written by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
59.08/1981

Love All the Hurt Away by Aretha Franklin & George Benson

 

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38

US 46
US R&B 6
UK 49
[Arista 0624]
written by Sam Dees
60.06/1981

Wikka Wrap by The Evasions

 

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37

US dance 19
US R&B 20
UK 20
charted as Wikka Wrap / All Wrapped Up in US dance charts [novelty]
[SAM 5020]
written by Adrian Sear
61.11/1981

I Heard It Through the Grapevine by Roger

 

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from The Many Facets of Roger   The Many Facets of Roger

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36

US 79
US dance 25
US R&B ✫1
charted as I Heard It Through the Grapevine / So Ruff So Tuff in US dance charts
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
62.07/1981

On the Beat by B.B. & Q. (Brooklyn, Bronx & Queens)

 

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from The Brooklyn, Bronx & Queens Band   

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34

US dance 3
US R&B 8
UK 41
[Capitol 4993]
written by Mauro Malavasi & Paul Slade
63.05/1981

Yearning for Your Love by The Gap Band

 

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from Gap Band III   Gap Band III

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34

US 60
US R&B 5
UK 47
[Mercury 76101]
written by Oliver Scott & Ronnie Wilson
64.10/1981

Let the Feeling Flow by Peabo Bryson

 

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from I Am Love   

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33

US 42
US R&B 6
[Capitol 5065]
written by Peabo Bryson
65.11/1981

Let's Work by Prince

 

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from Controversy   Controversy

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33

US 104
US dance ✫1
US R&B 9
charted as Controversy / Let's Work in US dance charts
[Warner 50002]
written by Prince
66.04/1981

You Like Me Don't You by Jermaine Jackson

 

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from Jermaine [1980 album]   

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33

US 50
US R&B 13
UK 41
[Motown 1503]
written by Jermaine Jackson
67.02/1981

Can You Handle It by Sharon Redd

 

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from Sharon Redd   Sharon Redd

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32

US dance 5
US R&B 57
UK 31
charted as Can You Handle It / You Got My Love in US dance charts
[Prelude 8024]
written by Willie Lester & Rodney Brown
68.08/1981

Do You Love Me? by Patti Austin

 

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from Every Home Should Have One   Every Home Should Have One

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29

US dance ✫1
US R&B 24
UK 76
charted as Do You Love Me? / The Genie in US dance charts
[Qwest 49754]
written by Rod Temperton
69.10/1981

Walking into Sunshine by Central Line

 

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from Central Line   

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29

US 84
US dance 5
US R&B 14
charted as Walking Into Sunshine / Don't Tell Me / I Need Your Love in US dance charts
[Mercury 76126]
written by Linton Beckles, Lipson Francis & Roy Carter
70.05/1981

Try It Out by Gino Soccio

 

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from Closer   

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29

US 103
US dance ✫1
US R&B 22
charted as Try It Out / Hold Tight in US dance charts
[RFC/Atlantic 3813]
written by Gino Soccio
71.01/1981

Look Up by Patrice Rushen

 

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from Posh   Posh

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29

US 102
US dance 2
US R&B 13
charted as Look Up / Never Gonna Give You Up in US dance charts
[Elektra 47067]
written by Patrice Rushen, Charles Mims (as Charles Mims Jr.) & Sheree Brown
72.05/1981

Hold Tight by Change

 

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from Miracles   

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29

US 89
US dance ✫1
US R&B 40
charted as Paradise / Hold Tight / Heaven of My Live in US dance charts
[RFC/Atlantic 3832]
written by Davide Romani (as David Romani) & Paul Slade
73.02/1981

Bon Bon Vie (Gimme the Good Life) by T.S. Monk

 

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from House of Music   

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28

US 63
US dance 13
US R&B 11
charted as Bon Bon Vie (Gimme the Good Life) / Candidate for Love in US dance charts
[Mirage 3780]
written by Sandy Linzer & L. Russell Brown
74.05/1981

I Can Make It Better by The Whispers

 

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from Imagination   Imagination

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27

US 105
US dance 4
US R&B 40
UK 44
charted as It's a Love Thing / Up on Soul Train / I Can Make It Better in US dance charts
[Solar 12232]
written by Dana Meyers, Stephen Shockley & William Shelby
75.01/1981

You're Too Late by Fantasy [US soul band]

 

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from Fantasy   

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27

US 104
US dance ✫1
US R&B 28
[Pavillion ZS6 6407]
written by Tony Valor
76.01/1981

Watching You by Slave

 

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from Stone Jam   Stone Jam

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27

US 78
US dance 23
US R&B 6
charted as Watching You / Feel My Love in US dance charts
[Cotillion 46006]
written by Mark Adams, Steve Arrington, Raye Turner (as Ray Turner), Steve Washington & Danny Webster
77.06/1981

The Real Thing by The Brothers Johnson

 

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from Winners   

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26

US 67
US R&B 11
UK 50
[A&M 2343]
written by George Johnson & Louis Johnson
78.01/1981

Never Gonna Give You Up (Part I) by Patrice Rushen

 

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from Posh   Posh

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26

US dance 2
US R&B 30
UK 66
charted as Look Up / Never Gonna Give You Up in US dance charts
written by Patrice Rushen & Freddie Washington
79.12/1981

Make Up Your Mind by Aurra

 

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from A Little Love   

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26

US 71
US dance 35
US R&B 6
[Salsoul 7017]
written by Steve Washington (as Stephen C. Washington), Curt Jones & Starleana Young
80.10/1981

Snap Shot by Slave

 

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from Show Time   

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26

US 91
US dance 21
US R&B 6
charted as Snap Shot / Party Lites / Wait for Me in US dance charts
[Cotillion 46022]
written by Mark Adams, Steve Arrington, Charles Carter, Jimmy Douglass & Floyd Miller
81.07/1981

Ghetto Life by Rick James

 

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from Street Songs   Street Songs

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26

US 102
US dance ✫1
US R&B 38
charted as Give It to Me Baby / Super Freak / Ghetto Life in US dance charts
[Gordy 7215]
written by Rick James
82.09/1981

Just Be My Lady by Larry Graham

 

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from Just Be My Lady   

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25

US 67
US R&B 4
[Warner 49744]
written by Larry Graham
83.12/1981

Breakin' Away by Al Jarreau

 

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from Breakin' Away   Breakin' Away

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25

US 43
US AC 30
US R&B 25
[Warner]
written by Tom Canning, Jay Graydon & Al Jarreau
84.08/1981

Silly by Deniece Williams

 

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from My Melody   My Melody

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25

US 53
US R&B 11
[Columbia 02406]
written by Fritz Baskett, Clarence McDonald & Deniece Williams
85.02/1981

Yesterday Once More / Nothing Remains the Same (medley) by The Spinners [US band]

 

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24

US 52
US AC 45
US dance 22
US R&B 32
written by Richard Carpenter, John Bettis & Michael Zager
86.09/1981

A Little Bit of Jazz by Nick Straker Band

 

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from The Nick Straker Band   

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24

US dance ✫1
US R&B 35
[Prelude 8034]
written by Andy Gierus & Nicholas Bailey
87.02/1981

Don't Stop by K.I.D.

 

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from Number One   

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23

US dance 4
US R&B 47
UK 49
charted as Don't Stop / Do It Again in US dance charts
[SAM 5018]
written by K.I.D. (as Geoff Bastow)
88.09/1981

Let's Start II Dance Again by Hamilton Bohannon

 

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22

US dance 5
US R&B 41
UK 49
as Bohannon featuring Dr. Perri Johnson
[Phase II 02573]
written by Hamilton Bohannon & Perri Johnson
89.10/1981

Zulu by The Quick

 

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from Fascinating Rhythm   

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22

US dance ✫1
US R&B 60
[Pavillion 02455]
written by Colin Campsie & George McFarlane
90.02/1981

Lovers After All by Melissa Manchester & Peabo Bryson

 

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from For the Working Girl   For the Working Girl

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22

US 54
US AC 25
US R&B 34
[Arista 0587]
written by Melissa Manchester & Leon Ware
91.06/1981

If You Feel It by Thelma Houston

 

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from Never Gonna Be Another One   

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22

US dance 6
US R&B 35
UK 48
[RCA 12216]
written by Ronald Brown & John Scroggins
92.02/1981

And Love Goes On by Earth, Wind & Fire

 

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from Faces   Faces

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21

US 59
US dance 57
US R&B 15
[Columbia 11434]
written by Larry Dunn, David Foster, Brenda Russell, Maurice White & Verdine White
93.08/1981

Love Has Come Around by Donald Byrd

 

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from Love Byrd: Donald Byrd and 125th St, N.Y.C.   

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21

US dance 4
US R&B 15
as Donald Byrd & 125th Street, N.Y.C.
[Elektra 47168]
written by William Duckett
94.05/1981

Freaky Dancin' by Cameo

 

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from Knights of the Sound Table   Knights of the Sound Table

CD

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21

US 102
US dance 45
US R&B 3
[Chocolate City 3225]
written by Larry Blackmon & Tomi Jenkins
95.1981

Hearbeat by Taana Gardner

 

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20

US dance 6
US R&B 10
[West End 1232]
written by Kenton Nix
96.02/1981

8th Wonder by The Sugarhill Gang

 

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from 8th Wonder   8th Wonder

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20

US 82
US dance 38
US R&B 15
written by Cheryl Cook & Ronald LaPread
97.09/1981

Stay Awake by Ronnie Laws

 

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from Solid Ground   Solid Ground

CD

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20

US 60
US R&B 19
[Liberty 1424]
written by Ronnie Laws
98.1981

I'll Do Anything for You by Denroy Morgan

 

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from I'll Do Anything for You   

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20

US dance 7
US R&B 9
[Becket 5]
written by Bert Reid & Ronald Miller [Ronald Dean Miller]
99.06/1981

You Are Forever by Smokey Robinson

 

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from Being with You   Being with You

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20

US 59
US R&B 31
UK 76
[Tamla 54327]
written by Smokey Robinson
100.1981

Get Tough by Kleeer

 

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from License to Dream   

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20

US dance 5
US R&B 15
charted as Get Tough / License to Dream / De Kleeer Ting in US dance charts
written by Norman Durham & Woody Cunningham

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