Final Results! Greatest Songs of the 80s

Over the course of several weeks, thousands of SoulTrackers nominated and then voted on the Greatest Soul Songs of the 1980s. The results were a great selection of essential albums for Soul Music lovers. We hope you like it!  

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1 Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye 61%
2 Sweet Love - Anita Baker 57%
3 A House Is Not a Home - Luther Vandross 53%
4 Purple Rain - Prince 49%
5 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson 49%
6 Smooth Operator - Sade 49%
7 Love T.K.O. - Teddy Pendergrass 49%
8 Never too Much - Luther Vandross 48%
9 When Doves Cry - Prince 48%
10 Thriller - Michael Jackson 47%
11 Giving You the Best I've Got - Anita Baker 46%
12 The Sweetest Taboo - Sade 45%
13 Joy and Pain - Maze Feat. Frankie Beverly 45%
14 I Feel For You - Chaka Khan 43%
15 After the Love Has Gone - Earth Wind & Fire 42%
16 Fire and Desire - Rick James and Teena Marie 42%
17 Treat Her Like a Lady - Temptations 41%
18 Ain't Nobody - Rufus feat. Chaka Khan 41%
19 You Give Good Love - Whitney Houston 40%
20 Between the Sheets - Isley Brothers 40%
21 If You Think You're Lonely Now - Bobby Womack 40%
22 Just the Two of Us - Grover Washington with Bill Withers 39%
23 Wanna Be Startin' Something - Michael Jackson 39%
24 Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen 39%
25 PYT - Michael Jackson 38%
26 Take Your Time (Do It Right) - S.O.S. Band 38%
27 Rock Me Tonight - Freddie Jackson 38%
28 Saturday Love - Alexander O'Neal and Cherelle 37%
29 Let's Groove - Earth, Wind and Fire 37%
30 Give Me the Night - George Benson 37%
31 Love Come Down - Evelyn Champagne King 37%
32 Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson 37%
33 This is for the Lover in You - Shalamar 37%
34 Through the Fire - Chaka Khan 37%
35 You Are My Lady - Freddie Jackson 37%
36 Whip Appeal - Babyface 37%
37 Juicy Fruit - Mtume 37%
38 Secret Garden - Quincy Jones 37%
39 1999 - Prince 36%
40 One in a Million - Larry Graham 36%
41 Human Nature - Michael Jackson 36%
42 Give Me the Reason - Luther Vandross 35%
43 Never Knew Love Like This Before - Stephanie Mills 35%
44 On My Own - Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald 35%
45 Word Up! - Cameo 35%
46 Super Freak - Rick James 35%
47 And the Beat Goes On - Whispers 35%
48 On the Wings of Love - Jeffrey Osborne 35%
49 Outstanding - The Gap Band 34%
50 Beat It - Michael Jackson 34%
51 I Can't Go for That - Hall and Oates 34%
52 Make it Last Forever - Keith Sweat 34%
53 You Dropped A Bomb On Me - The Gap Band 33%
54 Superwoman - Karyn White 33%
55 Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson 33%
56 Fantastic Voyage - Lakeside 33%
57 Let It Whip - Dazz Band 33%
58 Rock Steady - Whispers 33%
59 And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going - Jennifer Holliday 33%
60 Square Biz - Teena Marie 33%
61 When I Think of You - Janet Jackson 32%
62 Solid - Ashford and Simpson 32%
63 Can't Get Over You - Maze feat. Frankie Beverly 32%
64 My Prerogative - Bobby Brown 32%
65 She's A Bad Mama Jama - Carl Carlton 32%
66 Upside Down - Diana Ross 32%
67 Back II Life - Soul II Soul 31%
68 I Keep Forgettin' - Michael McDonald 31%
69 Master Blaster (Jammin') - Stevie Wonder 31%
70 Tender Love - Force MDs 31%
71 Just Got Paid - Johnny Kemp 31%
72 Overjoyed - Stevie Wonder 30%
73 Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown 30%
74 Yearning For Your Love - The Gap Band 30%
75 Baby Come to Me - Patti Austin and James Ingram 30%
76 Just Once - Quincy Jones / James Ingram 30%
77 Send for Me - Atlantic Starr 30%
78 Yah Mo Be There - James Ingram and Michael McDonald 30%
79 A Night to Remember - Shalamar 30%
80 Can You Stand the Rain - New Edition 30%
81 Give It To Me Baby - Rick James 30%
82 Celebration - Kool and The Gang 30%
83 I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross 30%
84 Lady - Whispers 30%
85 Computer Love - Zapp 29%
86 Living All Alone - Phyllis Hyman 29%
87 Always - Atlantic Starr 29%
88 Don't Disturb This Groove - The System 29%
89 The Message - Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five 29%
90 I Like It - Debarge 29%
91 The Glamorous Life - Sheila E. 29%
92 Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie 29%
93 Careless Whisper - Wham 29%
94 Shining Star - Manhattans 29%
95 Sign Your Name - Terence Trent D'Arby 29%
96 It's Gonna Take a Miracle - Deniece Williams 29%
97 Joy - Teddy Pendergrass 28%
98 Stomp - Brothers Johnson 28%
99 Two Occasions - The Deele 28%
100T If You Were Here Tonight - Alexander O'Neal 28%
100T Jesus Is Love - The Commodores 28%

 

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