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Top R&B Songs of 1982

1981 <-1982-> 1983


  

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Ebony and Ivory
1.
04/1982
426

✫1
US
✫1
AC


8
R&B
34
rock
✫1
UK
[Columbia 02860]
written by Paul McCartney
2.
05/1982
376

✫1
US
28
AC
14
dance
26
R&B
4
rock
2
UK
[Capitol 5126]
written by Steve Miller
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?
3.
09/1982
342

2
US
8
AC
34
dance
39
R&B
21
rock
✫1
UK
charted as I'm Afraid of Me / Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? in US dance charts
[Virgin/Epic 03368]
written by Boy George, Mikey Craig (as Michael Craig), Roy Hay & Jon Moss
Maneater
4.
10/1982
330

✫1
US
14
AC
18
dance
78
R&B
18
rock
6
UK
[RCA 13354]
written by Sara Allen, Daryl Hall & John Oates
5.
10/1982
317

✫1
US
✫1
AC


2
R&B


6
UK
[Motown 1644]
written by Lionel Richie
Baby, Come to Me
6.
10/1982
313

✫1
US
✫1
AC


9
R&B


11
UK
[R]
[Qwest 50036]
written by Rod Temperton
Sexual Healing
7.
10/1982
284

3
US
34
AC
12
dance
✫1
R&B


4
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #231]
[Columbia 03302]
written by Marvin Gaye
Time (Clock of the Heart)
8.
11/1982
281

2
US
6
AC
46
dance
34
R&B


3
UK
[Virgin/Epic 03796]
written by Boy George, Mikey Craig (as Michael Craig), Roy Hay & Jon Moss
The Girl Is Mine
9.
11/1982
275

2
US
✫1
AC


✫1
R&B


8
UK
[Epic 03288]
written by Michael Jackson
Pass the Dutchie
10.
09/1982
268

10
US


11
dance
8
R&B


✫1
UK
Heartbreaker
11.
10/1982
250

10
US
✫1
AC


14
R&B


2
UK
[Arista 1015]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
That Girl
12.
01/1982
211

4
US
10
AC
27
dance
✫1
R&B


39
UK
[Tamla 1602]
written by Stevie Wonder
Let It Whip
13.
03/1982
205

5
US


2
dance
✫1
R&B




[Motown 1609]
written by Reggie Andrews & Leon "Ndugu" Chancler
She Blinded Me with Science
14.
11/1982
198

5
US


3
dance
49
R&B
6
rock
49
UK
[Capitol 5204]
written by Thomas Dolby & Tim Kerr
I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)
15.
08/1982
196

4
US
8
AC


7
R&B


43
UK
16.
03/1982
194

4
US
33
AC
24
dance
2
R&B




[Arista 0669]
written by Ray Parker Jr
Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)
17.
06/1982
183

10
US


3
dance
4
R&B


18
UK
[Geffen 29982]
written by Quincy Jones, Merria Ross & Rod Temperton
Muscles
18.
10/1982
175

10
US
36
AC


4
R&B


15
UK
produced by Michael Jackson
[RCA 13382]
written by Michael Jackson
19.
01/1982
169

8
US


14
dance
2
R&B


36
UK
charted as Mirror, Mirror / Work That Body in US dance charts
[RCA 13021]
written by Dennis Matkosky & Michael Sembello
Love Come Down
20.
08/1982
164

17
US


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


7
UK
written by Kashif (as Kashif Saleem)
Do I Do
21.
05/1982
160

13
US
25
AC
✫1
dance
2
R&B


10
UK
[Tamla 1612]
written by Stevie Wonder
22.
04/1982
156

10
US
6
AC


✫1
R&B




[Columbia 02812]
written by Teddy Randazzo, Bob Weinstein & Lou Stallman
Forget Me Nots
23.
04/1982
135

23
US


2
dance
4
R&B


8
UK
[Elektra 47427]
written by Patrice Rushen, Terri McFaddin (as Teri McFadden) & Freddie Washington
Mama Used to Say
24.
02/1982
128

30
US


4
dance
2
R&B


7
UK
[R]
[Mercury 76132]
written by Junior (as Junior Giscombe) & Bob Carter
25.
10/1982
113

30
US




7
R&B


6
UK
written by Kevin Bell (as Amir Bayyan), James "J.T." Taylor & Kool & The Gang
26.
05/1982
112

11
US


62
dance
30
R&B
19
rock
25
UK
[Elektra 47452]
written by Freddie Mercury
27.
03/1982
110

102
US


15
dance
27
R&B


2
UK
28.
09/1982
104

29
US
7
AC


13
R&B


11
UK
[A&M 2434]
written by Jeffrey Osborne & Peter Schless
29.
04/1982
104

44
US


15
dance
8
R&B


5
UK
[Solar 48005]
written by Nidra Beard, Dana Meyers & Leon Sylvers III
30.
03/1982
98

39
US


✫1
dance
5
R&B


13
UK
[novelty]
[Venture 149]
written by Geraldine Hunt & Daniel Joseph
31.
08/1982
98





✫1
dance
63
R&B


4
UK
featuring Donnie Calvin
[Streetwise 2203]
written by Eddy Grant
32.
06/1982
98

104
US


25
dance
12
R&B


3
UK
[RCA 13217]
written by Jesse Rae
33.
08/1982
98

21
US




6
R&B


14
UK
Zoom
34.
09/1982
97







89
R&B


2
UK
[Columbia 03056 (wmot)]
written by Len Barry & Bobby Eli
35.
08/1982
93

24
US


4
dance
✫1
R&B


42
UK
produced by Luther Vandross
[Arista 0699]
written by Luther Vandross & Marcus Miller
36.
03/1982
91

13
US
7
AC


29
R&B




[Atlantic 4005]
written by Burt Bacharach, Bruce Roberts & Carole Bayer Sager
37.
07/1982
88

22
US




✫1
R&B


32
UK
[Geffen 7-29983]
written by Henry Krieger & Tom Eyen
The Message
38.
08/1982
86

62
US


12
dance
4
R&B


8
UK
featuring Melle Mel & Duke Bootee
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #51]
[Sugar Hill 584]
written by Duke Bootee (as Ed "Duke Bootee" Fletcher), Melle Mel (as Grandmaster Melle Mel) & Bobby Robinson
39.
11/1982
85

15
US
3
AC


71
R&B




[Columbia 03377]
written by David Foster, Kenny Loggins & Michael McDonald
Early in the Morning
40.
05/1982
85

24
US


13
dance
✫1
R&B


55
UK
[Total Experience 8201]
written by Lonnie Simmons, Rudy Taylor & Charlie Wilson
41.
04/1982
84

44
US


14
dance
34
R&B


7
UK
charted as Mirror, Mirror / Work That Body in US dance charts
[RCA 13201]
written by Diana Ross & Ray Chew
42.
05/1982
83





18
dance
44
R&B


4
UK
charted as I'm a Wonderful Thing, Baby / I'm Corrupt / Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy in US dance charts
[Sire 50069]
written by Kid Creole (as August Darnell) & Peter Schott
43.
10/1982

1999 by Prince

from 1999   1999
82

44
US


✫1
dance
4
R&B


25
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #212]
written by Prince
Shock the Monkey
44.
09/1982
80

29
US


26
dance
64
R&B
✫1
rock
58
UK
[Geffen 29883]
written by Peter Gabriel
45.
01/1982

Call Me by Skyy

from Skyy Line   Skyy Line
80

26
US


3
dance
✫1
R&B




charted as Call Me / When You Touch Me in US dance charts
[Salsoul]
written by Randy Muller
46.
07/1982
76

18
US


24
dance
5
R&B




47.
06/1982
75

16
US
9
AC


23
R&B




[Planet 13254]
written by Parker McGee
48.
01/1982
75

23
US
2
AC


14
R&B




[Cotillion 47000]
written by Smokey Robinson
49.
10/1982
70

104
US


2
dance
5
R&B


15
UK
[EMI America 8126]
written by Paul Laurence (as Paul Lawrence Jones)
Music and Lights
50.
06/1982
70







52
R&B


5
UK
51.
06/1982
66

21
US




82
R&B
10
rock


[EMI America 8117]
written by Bruce Springsteen
I.G.Y. (What a Beautiful World)
52.
10/1982
64

26
US
8
AC


54
R&B
17
rock


i.g.y.: international geophysical year (jul 1957-dec 1958)
[Warner 29900]
written by Donald Fagen
53.
03/1982
62

102
US




33
R&B


7
UK
[Solar 48013]
written by Howard Hewett, Renwick Jackson & William Shelby
54.
01/1982
60

52
US
29
AC


16
R&B


14
UK
[Warner 50005]
written by Michael Garvin & Tom Shapiro
I Like It
55.
12/1982
60

31
US




2
R&B




[Gordy 1645]
written by Randy DeBarge, El DeBarge & Bunny DeBarge (uncredited)
56.
01/1982
60

33
US
31
AC
53
dance
3
R&B


51
UK
[Tamla 1601]
written by Gary Goetzman & Mike Piccirillo
57.
10/1982
58

41
US




31
R&B


14
UK
[Geffen 29895]
written by Jon Anderson & Vangelis
Planet Rock
58.
06/1982
57

48
US


3
dance
4
R&B


53
UK
as Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #237]
[Tommy Boy 823]
written by Arthur Baker, John Robie, Afrika Bambaataa, Soul Sonic Force (as The Soulsonic Force), Ralf Hütter & Florian Schneider
You Dropped a Bomb on Me
59.
08/1982
57

31
US


39
dance
2
R&B




[Total Experience 8203]
written by Lonnie Simmons, Rudy Taylor & Charlie Wilson
60.
02/1982
56

38
US


9
dance
2
R&B




[A&M 2392]
written by David Lewis & Wayne Lewis
61.
09/1982
51

33
US
15
AC


16
R&B




[RCA 13292]
written by Kenny Nolan
The Woman in Me
62.
12/1982
49

33
US
17
AC


30
R&B


62
UK
[Geffen 29805]
written by John Bettis & Michael Clark
63.
06/1982
46

39
US


42
dance
3
R&B




[A&M 2410]
written by Jeffrey Osborne & David Wolinski (as David "Hawk" Wolinski)
64.
10/1982
46

40
US




2
R&B




[High Rise 2001]
written by Sonny Charles & Bobby Paris
I'm So Excited
65.
09/1982
45

30
US


28
dance
46
R&B




66.
08/1982
45

105
US


✫1
dance
6
R&B


45
UK
[A&M 2415]
written by Kashif
67.
01/1982
45





✫1
dance
13
R&B


30
UK
written by James "D Train" Williams (as James "D. Train" Williams) & Hubert Eaves III
68.
04/1982
44

38
US
5
AC


22
R&B




[Arista 0673]
written by Bill Champlin, David Foster & Jay Graydon
69.
10/1982
44





5
dance
65
R&B


18
UK
[West End 1248]
written by Ronald Miller [Ronald Dean Miller] (as Ron Miller) & Bert Reid (as Bertram Reid)
70.
12/1982
42

35
US




6
R&B




written by Ray Parker Jr
Dance Wit' Me
71.
05/1982
42

64
US


7
dance
3
R&B




[Gordy 1619]
written by Rick James
72.
04/1982
41

47
US




✫1
R&B




73.
07/1982
40

38
US




3
R&B




written by Ray Parker Jr
74.
07/1982

Too Late by Junior

from Ji   Ji
39





67
dance
8
R&B


20
UK
[Mercury 76150]
written by Junior (as Junior Giscombe) & Bob Carter
Nasty Girl
75.
10/1982
38

101
US


✫1
dance
7
R&B




[Warner 29908]
written by Prince
Situation
76.
08/1982
37

73
US


✫1
dance
31
R&B




[only released in the US]
[Sire 29953]
written by Vince Clarke & Alison Moyet
77.
09/1982
36

54
US
21
AC


10
R&B


45
UK
[Tamla 1639]
written by Stevie Wonder
78.
04/1982
36

66
US


6
dance
18
R&B


58
UK
79.
01/1982
36

43
US




4
R&B




[Philadelphia International 02619]
written by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
80.
05/1982
34

61
US


29
dance
4
R&B




81.
04/1982
34

56
US


11
dance
9
R&B




[Capitol 5109]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
82.
01/1982
34

38
US
15
AC


57
R&B




[Cotillion 46030]
written by Bill Bowersock, Greg Mathieson, Trevor Veitch & Matt Vernon
83.
05/1982
34

66
US


11
dance
6
R&B




featuring Rick James
[Gordy 1616]
written by Rick James
84.
10/1982
34

55
US




3
R&B




[Epic 03205]
written by Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller & Sam Cooke
85.
07/1982
33

42
US
10
AC


24
R&B




[Atlantic 4068]
written by William Eaton, Ralph MacDonald & William Salter
86.
03/1982
33

41
US
29
AC


9
R&B




[Capitol 5099]
written by Smokey Robinson
87.
06/1982
33

33
US




45
R&B




[RCA 13252]
written by Daryl Hall
I Specialize in Love
88.
04/1982
32





2
dance
51
R&B


38
UK
[Profile 5006]
written by Lotti Golden & Richard Scher
89.
12/1982
32

36
US




88
R&B




[Elektra 69889]
written by Lincoln Chase
90.
03/1982
31

57
US


62
dance
5
R&B




[Capitol 5067]
written by O'Bryan (as O'Bryan Burnette II) & Don Cornelius
91.
11/1982
30

57
US




3
R&B




[Highrise 2005]
written by L.V. Johnson & Roger Miner
92.
01/1982
29





66
dance
75
R&B


20
UK
93.
02/1982
29

41
US


36
dance
15
R&B




[Epic 02701]
written by George Duke
It's Raining Men
94.
12/1982
29





✫1
dance
34
R&B


73
UK
[Columbia 03181]
written by Paul Jabara & Paul Shaffer
95.
03/1982
29

36
US




56
R&B




[EMI America 8111]
written by Dave Loggins (as David Loggins) & Randy Goodrum
96.
11/1982
28

103
US


2
dance
17
R&B




[Island 99963]
written by Grace Jones & Sly Dunbar
97.
10/1982
28

88
US


42
dance
2
R&B




charted as 777-9311 / The Walk / I Don't Want to Leave You in US dance charts
written by Prince (as Jamie Starr)
98.
06/1982
27

55
US
15
AC


21
R&B




99.
07/1982
27

101
US


62
dance
✫1
R&B




[Warner 29961]
written by Roger (as Roger Troutman) & Larry Troutman
Cool (Part 1)
100.
01/1982
27

90
US


16
dance
7
R&B




charted as Get It Up / Cool in US dance charts
written by Prince & Dez Dickerson

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