The 75 Best Soul Albums of the 80s

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. Comment below to let us know what you think!

AND CLICK HERE TO SEE THE RESULTS OF OUR OTHER POLLS

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. Comment below to let us know what you think!

AND CLICK HERE TO SEE THE RESULTS OF OUR OTHER POLLS

1

 Michael Jackson

 Thriller  

2

 Anita Baker

 Rapture

3  Prince 
 Purple Rain
4  Luther Vandross 
 Never Too Much
5  Prince 
 1999
6  Stevie Wonder 
 Hotter Than July
7  Whitney Houston 
 Whitney Houston
8  Sade 
 Stronger Than Pride
9  Sade 
 Diamond Life
 10   Luther Vandross
 The Night I Fell In Love

11. Janet Jackson - Control
12. The Isley Brothers - Between The  Sheets
13. Maze - Joy and Pain

14. Michael Jackson - Bad
15. Phyllis Hyma - Living All Alone
16. Soul II Soul - Keep On Movin'
17. Keith Sweat - Make It Last Forever
18. Rick James - Street Songs
19. Quincy Jones - Back On The Block
20. Tina Turner - Private Dancer 

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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