The Greatest Albums of the 80s - Final Results

Over the course of several weeks, thousands of SoulTrackers nominated and then voted on the Greatest Soul Albums of the 1980s. The results were a great selection of essential albums for Soul Music lovers.  You can click on the album covers below to listen to or purchase the CDs at Amazon.com. 

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NUMBER ONE

Michael Jackson

2. Anita Baker

3. Prince

4. Luther Vandross

 5. Prince

 6. Stevie Wonder

7. Whitney Houston

8. Sade

9. Sade

10. Luther Vandross

11. Janet Jackson

12. Isley Bros.

13. Maze

14. Michael Jackson

15. Phyllis Hyman

16. Soul II Soul

17. Keith Sweat

18. Rick James

19. Quincy Jones

20. Tina Turner

 

21 Chaka Khan - Chaka Khan
22 George Benson - Give Me The Night
23 Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814
24 Whispers - The Whispers
25 Marvin Gaye - Midnight Love
26 Quincy Jones - The Dude
27 Freddie Jackson - Rock Me Tonight
28 Guy - Guy
29 Earth Wind & Fire - Faces
30 Anita Baker - The Songstress
31 Teddy Pendergrass - Joy
32 Cameo - Word Up
33 Teena Marie - Must Be Magic
34 Alexander O'Neal - Hearsay
35 The Time - What Time Is It?
36 Babyface - Tender Lover
37 Bobby Womack - The Poet
38 Stevie Wonder - In Square Circle
39 New Edition - Heartbreak
40 Zapp - Zapp I
41 Jeffrey Osborne - Jeffrey Osborne
42 Lionel Richie - Can't Slow Down
43 Stephanie Mills - Home
44 Kool and the Gang - Celebration
45 Bobby Brown - Don't Be Cruel
46 Debarge - In a Special Way
47 Gap Band - Gap Band IV
48 Terence Trent D'arby - Introducing The Hard Line...
49 Patrice Rushen - Straight From The Heart
50 Regina Belle - All By Myself
51 SOS Band - On the Rise
52 Patti Labelle - I'm In Love Again
53 Karyn White - Karyn White
54 Temptations - Truly for You
55 Mtume - Juicy Fruit
56 Al Jarreau - Breakin' Away
57 Hall and Oates - Private Eyes
58 Midnight Star - No Parking On The Dance Floor
59 Diana Ross - Diana
60 Rene & Angela - A Street Called Desire
61 Loose Ends - The Real Chuckeeboo
62 Gladys Knight and the Pips - All Our Love
63 Jones Girls - At Peace With Women
64 Roberta Flack/Peabo Bryson - Tonight I Celebrate
65 Simply Red - Picture Book
66 Billy Ocean - Suddenly
67 After 7 - After 7
68 Stylistics - Closer than Close
69 Aretha Franklin - Jump to It
70 Peabo Bryson - I Am Love
71 Atlantic Starr - Radiant
72 Natalie Cole - Everlasting
73 Al B Sure - In Effect Mode
74 Glenn Jones - Glenn Jones
75 Shalamar - The Look
 

 

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