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Top R&B Songs of 1984

1983 <-1984-> 1985



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I Just Called to Say I Love You
1.
08/1984
353

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B


✫1
UK
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1984]
[Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song 1984]
[Motown 1745]
written by Stevie Wonder
Hello
2.
02/1984
345

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B


✫1
UK
[Motown 1722]
written by Lionel Richie
Careless Whisper
3.
08/1984
327

✫1
US
✫1
AC




8
R&B


✫1
UK
I Want to Know What Love Is
4.
12/1984
324

✫1
US
3
AC




85
R&B
✫1
rock
✫1
UK
featuring New Jersey Mass Choir & Jennifer Holliday
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #476]
[Atlantic 89596]
written by Mick Jones [Foreigner] & Lou Gramm (uncredited)
Let's Hear It for the Boy
5.
04/1984
318

✫1
US
3
AC


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


2
UK
[Columbia 04417]
written by Tom Snow & Dean Pitchford
Ghostbusters
6.
06/1984
315

✫1
US
9
AC


6
dance
✫1
R&B
38
rock
2
UK
[Arista 9212]
written by Ray Parker Jr
When Doves Cry
7.
06/1984
313

✫1
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
31
rock
4
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #52]
charted as When Doves Cry / 17 Days in US dance charts
[Warner 29286]
written by Prince
Easy Lover
8.
11/1984
311

2
US
15
AC


7
dance
3
R&B
5
rock
✫1
UK
with Phil Collins
[Columbia 04679]
written by Philip Bailey, Phil Collins & Nathan East
What's Love Got to Do with It
9.
05/1984
300

✫1
US
8
AC


21
dance
2
R&B
51
rock
3
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1985]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1985]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #309]
[Capitol 5354]
written by Terry Britten & Graham Lyle
Everything She Wants
10.
12/1984
297

✫1
US
4
AC


7
dance
12
R&B


2
UK
double A-side with Last Christmas in the UK ; charted as Everything She Wants / Like a Baby in US dance charts
written by George Michael
Like a Virgin
11.
11/1984
292

✫1
US
29
AC


✫1
dance
9
R&B


3
UK
[Sire 29210]
written by Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly
Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)
12.
08/1984
291

✫1
US
7
AC


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


6
UK
[Jive 9199]
written by Billy Ocean & Keith Diamond
I Feel for You
13.
09/1984
290

3
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


✫1
UK
featuring Stevie Wonder & Grandmaster Melle Mel
[Warner 29195]
written by Prince
Shout
14.
12/1984
288

✫1
US




✫1
dance
56
R&B
6
rock
4
UK
Jump
15.
01/1984

Jump by Van Halen

from 1984   1984
285

✫1
US




17
dance
88
R&B
✫1
rock
7
UK
Somebody's Watching Me
16.
01/1984
248

2
US




3
dance
✫1
R&B
31
rock
6
UK
featuring Michael Jackson
[Motown 1702]
written by Rockwell (as Kennedy Gordy) & Curtis Anthony Nolen
Can't Fight This Feeling
17.
12/1984
236

✫1
US
3
AC




89
R&B
5
rock
16
UK
[Epic 34-04713]
written by Kevin Cronin
Out of Touch
18.
09/1984
233

✫1
US
8
AC


✫1
dance
24
R&B
18
rock
48
UK
[RCA 13916]
written by Daryl Hall & John Oates
Automatic
19.
01/1984
231

5
US
36
AC


2
dance
2
R&B


2
UK
[Planet 13730]
written by Mark Goldenberg & Brock Walsh
Let's Go Crazy
20.
08/1984
231

✫1
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
19
rock


with The Revolution
charted as Let's Go Crazy / Erotic City in US dance charts
[Warner 29216]
written by Prince
Jump (For My Love)
21.
04/1984
220

3
US
11
AC


8
dance
3
R&B


6
UK
[Planet 13780]
written by Steve Mitchell, Marti Sharron & Gary Skardina
22.
09/1984
218

2
US






4
R&B
18
rock
8
UK
with The Revolution
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #143]
[Warner 29174]
written by Prince
Loverboy
23.
12/1984
213

2
US




✫1
dance
20
R&B


15
UK
[Arista 9280 (jive)]
written by Keith Diamond, Robert John "Mutt" Lange & Billy Ocean
Stuck on You
24.
06/1984
195

3
US
✫1
AC
24
country


8
R&B


12
UK
[Motown 1746]
written by Lionel Richie
25.
06/1984
194

9
US




✫1
dance
3
R&B


5
UK
[Polydor 821708]
written by Ollie E. Brown & Jerry Knight
Smooth Operator
26.
09/1984
192

5
US
✫1
AC


11
dance
5
R&B


19
UK
[Portrait 04807]
written by Sade Adu & Ray St. John
One Night in Bangkok
27.
11/1984
191

3
US
35
AC


5
dance
89
R&B


12
UK

[RCA 13959]
written by Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson & Tim Rice
Fresh
28.
11/1984
190

9
US
5
AC


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


11
UK
29.
06/1984
179

3
US




3
dance
4
R&B
42
rock
14
UK
as The Jacksons featuring Mick Jagger
[Epic 34-04503]
written by Michael Jackson, Randy Hansen & Mick Jagger
Method of Modern Love
30.
12/1984
167

5
US
18
AC


15
dance
21
R&B
42
rock
21
UK
[RCA 13970]
written by Daryl Hall & Janna Allen
31.
09/1984
163

12
US
34
AC


15
dance
✫1
R&B


3
UK
[Capitol 5397]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
Lovergirl
32.
12/1984
163

4
US




6
dance
9
R&B


76
UK
[Epic 04619]
written by Teena Marie
Cool It Now
33.
09/1984
161

4
US






✫1
R&B




34.
02/1984
151

13
US






7
R&B


2
UK
Joanna / Tonight was released as a double a-side in the UK
[De-lite 830]
written by James "J.T." Taylor, Curtis "Fitz" Williams & Kool & The Gang
Neutron Dance
35.
11/1984
148

6
US
23
AC


4
dance
13
R&B


31
UK
[Planet JK-13951]
written by Allee Willis & Dan Sembello (as Danny Sembello)
36.
11/1984
142

10
US




9
dance
3
R&B


28
UK
[Polygram 880431 (De-lite)]
written by Robert Bell (as Robert "Kool" Bell), Kool & The Gang & James "J.T." Taylor
37.
12/1984
141

10
US
4
AC




✫1
R&B


76
UK
[tribute to Marvin Gaye]
[RCA 13966]
written by Lionel Richie
38.
10/1984
140

8
US
✫1
AC




8
R&B


18
UK
[Motown 1762]
written by Brenda Harvey Richie & Lionel Richie
39.
10/1984
138

13
US
✫1
AC




14
R&B


6
UK
[Arista 9279]
written by Larry Di Tomaso & Ralph Dino
Better Be Good to Me
40.
09/1984
138

5
US




16
dance
6
R&B
32
rock
45
UK
[Capitol 5387]
written by Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman & Holly Knight
The Glamorous Life
41.
06/1984
137

7
US




✫1
dance
9
R&B


96
UK
[Warner 7-29285]
written by Prince
42.
10/1984
136

17
US




7
dance
87
R&B


2
UK
[Virgin/Epic 04638]
written by Boy George, Mikey Craig, Roy Hay & Jon Moss
Sugar Walls
43.
12/1984
135

9
US




✫1
dance
3
R&B


95
UK
[EMI America 8253]
written by Prince (as Alexander Nevermind)
If Ever You're in My Arms Again
44.
05/1984
135

10
US
✫1
AC




6
R&B




[Elektra 69728]
written by Cynthia Weil, Michael Masser & Tom Snow
Miss Me Blind
45.
03/1984
134

5
US
12
AC


10
dance
8
R&B




backing vocals by Jermaine Stewart ; charted as Miss Me Blind / It's a Miracle in US dance charts
[Virgin/Epic 04388]
written by Boy George, Mikey Craig, Roy Hay & Jon Moss
It's a Miracle
46.
03/1984
134

13
US
8
AC


10
dance
75
R&B


4
UK
charted as Miss Me Blind / It's a Miracle in US dance charts
[Virgin/Epic 04457]
written by Boy George, Mikey Craig, Roy Hay, Jon Moss & Phil Pickett
I Can Dream About You
47.
05/1984
132

6
US
7
AC


8
dance
60
R&B


78
UK
[MCA 52378 A]
written by Dan Hartman
Private Dancer
48.
11/1984
127

7
US
30
AC




3
R&B


26
UK
[Capitol 5433]
written by Mark Knopfler
Adult Education
49.
02/1984
124

8
US




21
dance
50
R&B
23
rock
63
UK
[RCA 13715]
written by Daryl Hall, John Oates & Sara Allen
I Would Die 4 U
50.
12/1984
122

8
US




50
dance
11
R&B


58
UK
with The Revolution
[Warner 29121]
written by Prince
51.
10/1984
110

13
US




8
dance
60
R&B


9
UK
[Columbia 05577]
written by Earl Randle
Mr. Telephone Man
52.
12/1984
106

12
US






✫1
R&B


19
UK
written by Ray Parker Jr
53.
03/1984
99

8
US




13
dance
23
R&B


88
UK
[Geffen 29328]
written by Irene Cara, Giorgio Moroder & Bunny Hull
54.
02/1984
93

29
US
34
AC




88
R&B
52
rock
5
UK
[Geffen 29359]
written by Paul Weller
Love Light in Flight
55.
12/1984
88

17
US
10
AC


6
dance
4
R&B


44
UK
[Motown 1769]
written by Stevie Wonder
56.
01/1984
82

105
US




6
dance
78
R&B


3
UK
Torture
57.
08/1984
80

17
US




9
dance
12
R&B


26
UK
as The Jacksons
[Epic 34-04575]
written by Jackie Jackson & Kathy Wakefield
58.
09/1984
80

19
US




✫1
dance
3
R&B




[RCA 13864]
written by Daryl Hall & Sara Allen
59.
12/1984
78

18
US




15
dance
✫1
R&B


66
UK
Your Love Is King
60.
02/1984
77

54
US
8
AC




35
R&B


6
UK
[Portrait 05408]
written by Sade Adu & Stuart Matthewman
61.
05/1984
76

38
US
20
AC




37
R&B


7
UK
originally recorded on aug 8, 1973
[Motown 1739]
written by Keni St. Lewis
62.
11/1984
75

14
US
6
AC




12
R&B




[Arista 9293]
written by Ray Parker Jr
63.
03/1984
73

17
US




9
dance
18
R&B


41
UK
[Columbia 04372]
written by Dean Pitchford & Bill Wolfer
64.
06/1984
73

19
US
2
AC




38
R&B


43
UK
[Columbia 04507]
written by Cynthia Weil, Tony Renis & Julio Iglesias
Eat It
65.
03/1984
73

12
US






84
R&B
38
rock
36
UK
featuring Rick Derringer
[parody of Beat It by Michael Jackson]
[Columbia 04374 (Rock'n'Roll)]
written by Michael Jackson & Weird Al Yankovic
Treat Her Like a Lady
66.
11/1984
72

48
US




13
dance
2
R&B


12
UK
[Gordy 1765]
written by Ali-Ollie Woodson & Otis Williams
67.
71

15
US
✫1
AC
70
country


57
R&B





[RCA 13899]
written by Kenny Rogers, David Foster & Richard Marx
68.
07/1984
71

15
US




20
dance
8
R&B




[Arista 9190]
written by Andy Goldmark & Bruce Roberts
69.
10/1984
70

20
US




9
dance
6
R&B




[Warner 29181]
written by Prince & Jesse Johnson
70.
02/1984
68

26
US




✫1
dance
5
R&B




[Sire 29346]
written by Tim Stahl & John Guldberg
Give Me Tonight
71.
03/1984
66

46
US




✫1
dance
6
R&B


24
UK
72.
04/1984
64

75
US




13
dance
2
R&B


13
UK
[Vinyl Dreams 71]
written by Jocelyn Brown & Annette Brown
73.
10/1984
62

84
US




3
dance
9
R&B


12
UK
[Motown 1760]
written by Bobby Harris & Keith Harrison
74.
10/1984
60

25
US




✫1
dance
58
R&B




[MCA 52471]
written by Dan Hartman & Charlie Midnight
75.
06/1984
60

102
US




4
dance
23
R&B


8
UK
[instrumental]
[Island 99754]
written by Anne Dudley, Trevor Horn, J. J. Jeczalik, Paul Morley & Trevor Horn
Centipede
76.
10/1984
59

24
US




29
dance
4
R&B




produced by Michael Jackson
[Columbia 04547]
written by Michael Jackson
77.
08/1984
55

21
US
17
AC




20
R&B


99
UK
78.
05/1984
54

26
US




12
dance
68
R&B
39
rock
52
UK
[from the movie Romancing the Stone]
[Columbia 04493 (Portrait)]
written by Eddy Grant
The Belle of St. Mark
79.
10/1984
53

34
US






68
R&B


18
UK
[Warner 7-29180]
written by Sheila E.
80.
10/1984
52

83
US






✫1
R&B


18
UK
[Philly World 99710]
written by McKinley Horton & Eugene Wilde (as Ronald Broomfield)
The Medicine Song
81.
09/1984
52

65
US




✫1
dance
8
R&B


29
UK
[Casablanca 880180-7]
written by David Wolinski (as David "Hawk" Wolinski)
82.
06/1984
48

46
US
6
AC




5
R&B


45
UK
with Whitney Houston
[Asylum 69720]
written by Linda Creed & Michael Masser
83.
02/1984
48

47
US




25
dance
✫1
R&B


37
UK
[Atlanta Artists 818384]
written by Larry Blackmon, Tomi Jenkins, Nathan Leftenant & Charlie Singleton
84.
04/1984
47

48
US




11
dance
✫1
R&B


60
UK
[Total Experience 2400]
written by Jonah Ellis
85.
12/1984
44

48
US
15
AC




15
R&B


29
UK
[Warner 29120]
written by Randy Goodrum & Steve Kipner
86.
12/1984
43









48
R&B


8
UK
as the Furious Five featuring Cowboy, Melle Mel & Scorpio
written by Sylvia Robinson & Melle Mel (as Mel Glover)
87.
04/1984
42







17
dance
7
R&B


17
UK
[RFC/Atlantic 89684]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
88.
08/1984
39

64
US




26
dance
6
R&B


32
UK
written by Terry Lewis & Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III)
89.
08/1984
38

40
US
37
AC




2
R&B




[A&M 2656]
written by Jeff Barry, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
90.
02/1984
37

69
US




6
dance
✫1
R&B




[Columbia 04256]
written by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
91.
07/1984
37

36
US




60
dance
6
R&B




[Gordy 1730]
written by Rick James
92.
04/1984
37

35
US






9
R&B


79
UK
[Motown 1731]
written by Rockwell (as Kennedy Gordy)
If Only You Knew
93.
01/1984
35

46
US






✫1
R&B




[Philadelphia International 04248]
written by Cynthia Biggs, Dexter Wansel & Kenny Gamble
94.
06/1984
35

78
US




10
dance
3
R&B


51
UK
[Elektra 69742]
written by Patrice Rushen
95.
09/1984
35







2
dance
5
R&B


41
UK
[instrumental]
charted as Rain Forest / Sound Chaser in US dance charts
[Profile 5059]
written by Paul Hardcastle
96.
12/1984
34









46
R&B


12
UK
written by Mike Francis
97.
10/1984
34

44
US






6
R&B


61
UK
[A&M 2687]
written by Dan Sembello & David Batteau
98.
12/1984
34

33
US
18
AC




61
R&B




[Virgin/Epic 04727]
written by Boy George, Mikey Craig, Roy Hay & Jon Moss
99.
07/1984
33

64
US
34
AC




62
R&B


24
UK
[RCA 13866]
written by various
100.
04/1984
32

56
US




16
dance
9
R&B


89
UK
written by Ben Cenac (as Maurice Benjamin Cenac)

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