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Top R&B Songs of 1983

1982 <-1983-> 1984


  

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Flashdance ... What a Feeling!
1.
04/1983
390

✫1
US
4
AC
✫1
dance
2
R&B


2
UK
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1983]
[Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song 1983]
[Casablanca 811440-7]
written by Giorgio Moroder, Keith Forsey & Irene Cara
Billie Jean
2.
01/1983
378

✫1
US
9
AC


✫1
R&B


✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #58]

[Epic 03509]
written by Michael Jackson
Say, Say, Say
3.
10/1983
375

✫1
US
3
AC
2
dance
2
R&B
24
rock
2
UK
as Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
[Epic 04169]
written by Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
All Night Long (All Night)
4.
09/1983
364

✫1
US
✫1
AC
5
dance
✫1
R&B


2
UK
[Motown 1698]
written by Lionel Richie
Karma Chameleon
5.
09/1983
349

✫1
US
3
AC


67
R&B


✫1
UK
[BRIT Awards Best British Single 1984]
[Virgin/Epic 04221]
written by Boy George, Jon Moss, Mikey Craig, Roy Hay & Phil Pickett
Let's Dance
6.
03/1983
345

✫1
US


✫1
dance
14
R&B
8
rock
✫1
UK
featuring Stevie Ray Vaughan on guitar
co-produced by Nile Rodgers
[EMI America 8158]
written by David Bowie
Beat It
7.
02/1983
318

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
14
rock
3
UK
featuring Eddie Van Halen
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1984]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #337]

[Epic 03759]
written by Michael Jackson
8.
11/1983
301

2
US
2
AC


✫1
R&B


2
UK
Joanna / Tonight was released as a double a-side in the UK
[De-lite 829]
written by Charles Smith, James "J.T." Taylor & Kool & The Gang
Time After Time
9.
12/1983
301

✫1
US
✫1
AC


78
R&B
10
rock
3
UK
[Portrait 04432]
written by Rob Hyman & Cyndi Lauper
True
10.
04/1983

True by Spandau Ballet

from True   True
290

4
US
✫1
AC


76
R&B
34
rock
✫1
UK
[Chrysalis 42720]
written by Gary Kemp
Electric Avenue
11.
01/1983
288

2
US


6
dance
18
R&B
12
rock
2
UK
[Columbia 03793 (Portrait)]
written by Eddy Grant
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
12.
12/1983
280

2
US


✫1
dance
80
R&B
16
rock
2
UK
[Portrait 37-04120]
written by Robert Hazard
Owner of a Lonely Heart
13.
11/1983
262

✫1
US


3
dance
69
R&B
✫1
rock
28
UK
Break My Stride
14.
09/1983
236

5
US
4
AC
17
dance
76
R&B


4
UK
[Private I 04113]
written by Matthew Wilder & Greg Prestopino
(Keep Feeling) Fascination
15.
04/1983
235

8
US


✫1
dance
56
R&B
14
rock
2
UK
written by Jo Callis & Philip Oakey
Jeopardy
16.
01/1983
215

2
US


✫1
dance
48
R&B
5
rock
63
UK
[Elektra 69847 (Beserkley)]
written by Greg Kihn & Steve Wright
She Works Hard for the Money
17.
05/1983
215

3
US


3
dance
✫1
R&B


25
UK
[Mercury 812370]
written by Donna Summer & Michael Omartian
Say It Isn't So
18.
10/1983
215

2
US
8
AC
✫1
dance
45
R&B
18
rock
69
UK
[RCA 13654]
written by Daryl Hall
Let the Music Play
19.
10/1983
192

8
US


✫1
dance
2
R&B


14
UK
20.
07/1983
187

16
US
4
AC


5
R&B


2
UK
[Capitol 5242]
written by Gerry Goffin & Michael Masser
Lucky Star
21.
09/1983
184

4
US
19
AC
✫1
dance
42
R&B


14
UK
main release; charted as Holiday / Lucky Star in US dance charts ; Lucky Star also bubbled under the UK Top 75 singles chart at #171 in September 1983
[Sire 7-29177]
written by Madonna
22.
11/1983
182

4
US
24
AC
44
dance
3
R&B
42
rock
10
UK

[Epic 04363]
written by Rod Temperton
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
23.
05/1983
178

5
US




5
R&B


8
UK
[Epic 03914]
written by Michael Jackson
24.
11/1983
176

7
US
6
AC


6
R&B
49
rock
9
UK
[Motown 1710]
written by Lionel Richie & Cynthia Weil
25.
01/1983
174

4
US
✫1
AC


2
R&B


43
UK
[Motown 1657]
written by Brenda Harvey Richie & Lionel Richie
Never Gonna Let You Go
26.
04/1983
169

4
US
✫1
AC


28
R&B




with Joe Pizzulo and Leza Miller
[A&M 2540]
written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
27.
04/1983
167

6
US
36
AC


81
R&B


15
UK
Little Red Corvette
28.
02/1983
156

6
US


61
dance
15
R&B
17
rock
54
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #108]
[Warner 29746]
written by Prince
One on One
29.
01/1983
154

7
US
4
AC


8
R&B


63
UK
[RCA 13421]
written by Daryl Hall
30.
04/1983
153

5
US
✫1
AC


6
R&B


70
UK
[Motown 1677]
written by Lionel Richie
Candy Girl
31.
04/1983
147

46
US


17
dance
✫1
R&B


✫1
UK
[Streetwise]
written by Maurice Starr
Holiday
32.
09/1983

Holiday by Madonna

from Madonna   Madonna
143

16
US


✫1
dance
25
R&B


6
UK
charted as Holiday / Lucky Star in US dance charts.
[London-Sire 7-29478]
written by Curtis Hudson & Lisa Stevens
Let's Stay Together
33.
11/1983
133

26
US


✫1
dance
3
R&B


6
UK
[Capitol 5322]
written by Al Green, Willie Mitchell & Al Jackson Jr.
Ain't Nobody
34.
10/1983
125

22
US


6
dance
✫1
R&B


8
UK
as Rufus & Chaka Khan
[Warner 7-29555]
written by David Wolinski (as Hawk Wolinski)
35.
09/1983

Delirious by Prince

from 1999   1999
125

8
US




18
R&B




[Warner 29503]
written by Prince
Human Nature
36.
07/1983
119

7
US
2
AC


27
R&B




[Epic 04026]
written by Steve Porcaro & John Bettis
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
37.
10/1983
116

10
US
37
AC


46
R&B


11
UK
[Epic 04165]
written by James Ingram & Quincy Jones
I.O.U.
38.
06/1983
116

104
US


✫1
dance
13
R&B


2
UK
[Streetwise 1110]
written by Arthur Baker
39.
06/1983
109

22
US


18
dance
10
R&B
41
rock
8
UK
[Solar 69819]
written by Marquis Dair, Joey Gallo & Leon Sylvers III
I'll Tumble 4 Ya
40.
07/1983
102

9
US
33
AC
14
dance
70
R&B




[Virgin/Epic 03912]
written by Boy George, Mikey Craig (as Michael Craig), Roy Hay & Jon Moss
41.
05/1983
91

30
US
4
AC


21
R&B


11
UK
[Warner 29563]
written by James Newton Howard & David Paich
All This Love
42.
04/1983
91

17
US
✫1
AC


5
R&B




[Gordy 1660]
written by El DeBarge
43.
03/1983
90

21
US
2
AC


6
R&B


28
UK
as Jarreau
[Warner]
written by Jay Graydon, Al Jarreau & David Foster
Time Will Reveal
44.
10/1983
88

18
US
12
AC


✫1
R&B




[Gordy 1705]
written by El DeBarge & Bunny DeBarge
45.
07/1983
88

71
US


✫1
dance
6
R&B


8
UK
[instrumental]
[Columbia 38-04054]
written by Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell & Michael Beinhorn
I Still Can't Get Over Loving You
46.
11/1983
84

12
US
10
AC


12
R&B




[Arista 9116]
written by Ray Parker Jr
47.
10/1983
84

30
US


31
dance
4
R&B


18
UK
[A&M 2591]
written by Raymond Jones
48.
08/1983
83

55
US


3
dance
2
R&B


13
UK
written by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Yah Mo B There
49.
12/1983
82

19
US
10
AC


5
R&B


44
UK
Fall in Love with Me
50.
01/1983
81

17
US


31
dance
4
R&B


47
UK
[Columbia 03566]
written by Wayne Vaughn, Wanda Vaughn & Maurice White
51.
02/1983
79

23
US
6
AC


2
R&B




[Columbia 03563]
written by Dana Walden, Rocky Maffitt & Michael Day
52.
10/1983
77

13
US


7
dance
41
R&B


86
UK
[Geffen 29464]
written by Giorgio Moroder, Irene Cara & Keith Forsey
53.
10/1983
70

48
US
15
AC
2
dance
13
R&B


25
UK
[Planet 13639]
written by Richard Feldman, John Black & Nan O'Byrne
54.
05/1983
69







71
R&B


4
UK
as Bob Marley & the Wailers
[Island 99882]
written by Bob Marley & King Sporty (as Noel George Williams)
55.
09/1983
67

40
US
5
AC
29
dance
32
R&B


19
UK
[Atlantic 89786]
written by Rod Temperton & Derek Bramble
56.
11/1983
65

101
US


9
dance
47
R&B


7
UK
as Grandmaster & Melle Mel
written by Sylvia Robinson & Melle Mel (as Mel Glover)
57.
07/1983
65

25
US
29
AC


3
R&B


54
UK
58.
10/1983
62

27
US
4
AC


7
R&B


99
UK
[Arista 9073]
written by Steve Goldman
59.
01/1983
61

101
US


2
dance
10
R&B


13
UK
[Sound of NY 602]
written by Mike Cleveland (as Michael Cleveland)
60.
05/1983
59





66
dance
46
R&B


6
UK
[Boardwalk 183]
written by Bobby Eli & Len Barry
61.
07/1983
58







69
R&B


6
UK
[Wondirection 4507]
written by Gary Byrd & Stevie Wonder
Unconditional Love
62.
09/1983
56

43
US




9
R&B


14
UK
[Mercury 814088]
written by Donna Summer & Michael Omartian
63.
05/1983
54

45
US


30
dance
✫1
R&B


34
UK
[Epic 03578]
written by James Mtume
64.
06/1983
53

101
US


8
dance
11
R&B


13
UK
charted as Candy Man / All Night Long / Boys in US dance charts
[Gordy 1690]
written by Rick James
65.
02/1983
51





2
dance
72
R&B


13
UK
[Mango 117]
written by David Joseph
66.
12/1983
51

102
US


3
dance
82
R&B


13
UK
written by Jerry Herman
Do It Again/Billie Jean (Medley)
67.
07/1983
49

75
US




61
R&B


11
UK
[Atlantic 89795]
written by Walter Becker, Donald Fagen & Michael Jackson
68.
07/1983
49

40
US


17
dance
✫1
R&B


93
UK
[Gordy 1687]
written by Rick James
69.
09/1983
48





5
dance
71
R&B


12
UK
Pieces of Ice
70.
06/1983
48

31
US


17
dance
15
R&B


46
UK
[RCA 13568]
written by Marc Jordan & John Capek
71.
03/1983
48

30
US


8
dance
77
R&B
18
rock


[Elektra 69839]
written by Patrick Simmons & Chris Thompson
The Woman in You
72.
05/1983
46

24
US
31
AC


77
R&B


81
UK
[RSO 813173]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
73.
07/1983
45

61
US


9
dance
✫1
R&B


74
UK
produced by Luther Vandross
[Arista 9034]
written by Luther Vandross & Marcus Miller
74.
05/1983
45

45
US
5
AC


6
R&B




[Qwest 29618]
written by Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman
75.
05/1983
44

43
US
35
AC
7
dance
3
R&B





[Warner 29649]
written by Kashif
Outstanding
76.
02/1983
43

51
US


24
dance
✫1
R&B


68
UK
written by Raymond Calhoun
77.
05/1983
39

66
US


18
dance
✫1
R&B




[Columbia 38-03761]
written by Merald "Bubba" Knight (as Bubba Knight), Gladys Knight, Joey Gallo, Rickey Smith & Sam Dees
78.
12/1983
35

103
US




49
R&B


15
UK
79.
01/1983
35

40
US
13
AC


76
R&B


43
UK
[RCA 13424]
written by Bill Wray, Diana Ross & Rob Mounsey
80.
01/1983
34

49
US




2
R&B




written by Kashif (as Kashif Saleem)
81.
10/1983
34

49
US




2
R&B




[Geffen 7-29910]
written by David Foster, Maurice White & Allee Willis
82.
02/1983
33

41
US
5
AC


43
R&B




[Arista 1040]
written by Barry Gibb & Albhy Galuten
83.
10/1983
33

50
US




2
R&B




[MCA 52250]
written by Lena Agree
84.
09/1983
33

54
US
8
AC


20
R&B


93
UK
[Motown 1694]
written by Milan Williams
85.
12/1983
33

79
US


5
dance
7
R&B




[Vanguard 35241]
written by Gordon Bahary, Joseph Saulter & Errol Moore
86.
09/1983
32







58
R&B


14
UK
[Team Enter. 3001]
written by Michael Burton
87.
04/1983

Music by D Train

from Music   
32





12
dance
20
R&B


23
UK
[Prelude 8068]
written by James "D Train" Williams (as James "D. Train" Williams) & Hubert Eaves III
88.
07/1983
31

48
US
5
AC


35
R&B




also credited as Smokey Robinson & Barbara Mitchell
[Tamla 1684]
written by Dave DeLuca & Ted Munda
89.
08/1983
31

40
US




13
R&B




[Cotillion 99855]
written by Gary Benson & Frank Wildhorn
90.
07/1983
31

63
US
10
AC


66
R&B


36
UK
as Jarreau
[Warner]
written by Jay Graydon, Trevor Veitch & Greg Mathieson
91.
08/1983
31

66
US


44
dance
2
R&B




[Solar 69828]
written by Bill Simmons, Reggie Calloway & Vincent Calloway
92.
01/1983
31





17
dance
25
R&B


22
UK
written by Lillo Thomas
93.
12/1983
31

37
US


26
dance
65
R&B




[Geffen/Network 29396]
written by Giorgio Moroder, Irene Cara & Pete Bellotte
94.
04/1983
30





40
dance
75
R&B


19
UK
[Chrysalis 42712]
written by Derek Bramble & David Grant
95.
11/1983
30

65
US




5
R&B


81
UK
written by Terry Lewis & Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III)
96.
11/1983
29

61
US


15
dance
8
R&B




[Solar 69790]
written by Reggie Calloway
97.
01/1983
29





2
dance
5
R&B




[Arista 1031]
written by Jeffrey Cohen & Narada Michael Walden
You Are in My System
98.
03/1983
29

64
US


14
dance
10
R&B


89
UK
[Mirage 99937]
written by David Frank & Mic Murphy
99.
07/1983
29

72
US




4
R&B


63
UK
[Columbia 03939]
written by Skip Anderson (as John V. Anderson), Steve Horton (as Stephen Horton) & Steve Williams [Steven Richard Williams]
100.
12/1983
28

58
US
5
AC


41
R&B




[Capitol 5307]
written by Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio & Jerry Corbetta

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