After the grand success of the 1970s SOUL/FUNK/DISCO TRACKS POLL, we're jumping into the next decade with the 1980s R&B TRACKS POLL!
Here's the deal: you have about a week to nominate your favorite R&B tracks that were released from 1980 to 1989. You have an unlimited amount of nominations, but please use some common sense. I'll start the voting and campaigning thread somewhere around April 25.
Here are Rateyourmusic's Top R&B Singles for every year of the decade to get you started:1980198119821983198419851986198719881989
(Just to be clear: reissues of older singles are not eligible for this poll.)
― ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 09:33 (six days ago) Permalink
Let me start with these two guys, who released a couple of decent singles in the 80s:
Michael Jackson - Off the WallMichael Jackson - She's Out of My LifeMichael Jackson - GirlfriendMichael Jackson - One Day in Your LifeMichael Jackson - The Girl Is MineMichael Jackson - Billie JeanMichael Jackson - Beat ItMichael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'Michael Jackson - Human NatureMichael Jackson - P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)Michael Jackson - ThrillerMichael Jackson - I Just Can't Stop Loving YouMichael Jackson - BadMichael Jackson - The Way You Make Me FeelMichael Jackson - Man in the MirrorMichael Jackson - Dirty DianaMichael Jackson - Another Part of MeMichael Jackson - Smooth CriminalMichael Jackson - Leave Me AloneMichael Jackson - Liberian Girl
Prince - Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?Prince - Still WaitingPrince - Sexy DancerPrince - BambiPrince - UptownPrince - Dirty MindPrince - HeadPrince - Do It All NightPrince - Gotta Stop (Messin' About)Prince - ControversyPrince - Let's WorkPrince - SexualityPrince - Do Me, BabyPrince - 1999Prince - Little Red CorvettePrince - DeliriousPrince - Let's Pretend We're MarriedPrince - AutomaticPrince - When Doves CryPrince - Let's Go CrazyPrince - Purple RainPrince - I Would Die 4 UPrince - Take Me with UPrince - Raspberry BeretPrince - Paisley ParkPrince - Pop LifePrince - AmericaPrince - KissPrince - MountainsPrince - AnotherloverholenyoheadPrince - Girls & BoysPrince - Sign o' the TimesPrince - If I Was Your GirlfriendPrince - U Got the LookPrince - I Could Never Take the Place of Your ManPrince - Alphabet St.Prince - Glam SlamPrince - I Wish U HeavenPrince - BatdancePrince - PartymanPrince - The Arms of OrionPrince - Scandalous!
― ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 11:43 (six days ago) Permalink
First poll that's got me buzzing in ages
― ewar woowar (or something), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 11:56 (six days ago) Permalink
ahahaha oh shit
― ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 11:57 (six days ago) Permalink
Cameo - Word UpCommodores - Oh NoCurtis Mayfield - Baby It's YouGeorge Michael - I Want Your Sex (Parts 1 & 2)Janet Jackson - NastyJanet Jackson - What Have You Done For Me LatelyJanet Jackson - When I Think of YouJeffrey Osborne - You Should Be MineKool & the Gang - CelebrationKool & the Gang - Stand Up and SingMadonna & Prince - Love SongNeneh Cherry - Buffalo StanceNona Hendryx - Keep It Confidential Nona Hendryx - Living On the BorderPrince - AdorePrince - Baby I'm a StarPrince - Computer BluePrince - Darling NikkiPrince - Electric ChairReady For The World - Love You DownThe Rolling Stones - Emotional RescueTom Tom Club - Genius of LoveSheila E. - The Belle of St. MarkSheila E. - Holly RockSly Fox - Let's Go All The WayThe Special AKA - Free Nelson MandelaTimex Social Club - RumorsVanity 6 - He's So DullVanity 6 - If a Girl Answers (Don't Hang Up)Vanity 6 - Nasty GirlVanity 6 - Wet DreamWhitney Houston - How Will I Know
― some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 12:37 (six days ago) Permalink
Prince - Electric Chair
― ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 12:41 (six days ago) Permalink
Commodores - Nightshift Diana Ross - Upside DownEl Debarge - Who's JohnnyE.U. - Da ButtThe Jets - You Got It All
― some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 12:52 (six days ago) Permalink
Deniece Williams - Let's Hear It for the BoyEvelyn "Champagne" King - Love Come DownGregory Abbott - Shake You DownJanet Jackson - ControlJermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora - When the Rain Begins to FallJermaine Stewart - We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes OffLionel Richie - HelloOdyssey - Use It Up And Wear It OutPaula Abdul - Cold HeartedPaula Abdul - Straight UpThe Jacksons - Can You Feel ItThe Jacksons - Lovely OneThe Jacksons feat. Mick Jagger - State of ShockThe Jets - Crush on YouThe S.O.S. Band - Just Be Good to MeThe Valentine Brothers - Money's Too Tight (to Mention)Whitney Houston - Greatest Love of AllWhitney Houston - How Will I KnowWhitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)Whitney Houston - Love Will Save the DayWhitney Houston - One Moment in TimeThe Pointer Sisters - AutomaticThe Pointer Sisters - He's So ShyThe Pointer Sisters - Jump (for My Love)The Pointer Sisters - Neutron Dance
― ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 13:15 (six days ago) Permalink
I wanna see these tracks on your ballots:
Rene & Angela - I'll Be GoodStephanie Mills - I Have Learned to Respect the Power of LoveLuther Vandross - It's Over NowAnita Baker - Sweet LoveGeorge Clinton - Last DanceSheila E - A Love BizarreJunior - Mama Used to SayStevie Wonder - Do I DoThe Gap Band - OutstandingAretha Franklin - Get It Right
― the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 13:32 (six days ago) Permalink
As it happens I threw together an album list last night that'll help me with choosing singles.
― the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 13:39 (six days ago) Permalink
Shannon - Let the Music PlayReady for the World - Oh SheilaGeorge Benson - Give Me the NightMidnight Star - Freak-a-ZoidDiana Ross - Chain ReactionDiana Ross - I'm Coming OutDiana Ross - My Old Piano
― ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 13:46 (six days ago) Permalink
xp - Thanks for that list! So much I don't know... This poll is going to be a big discovery (again).
― ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 13:52 (six days ago) Permalink
Alexander O'Neal – CriticizeAlexander O'Neal – FakeAlexander O'Neal – LoversAretha Franklin – Jimmy LeeAshford & Simpson – SolidBabyface – It's No CrimeBobby Brown – Don't Be CruelBrothers Johnson – StompChange – Glow of LoveCulture Club – TimeD. Train – You're the One for MeDeBarge – Rhythm of the NightDeBarge – Stay With MeFreddie Jackson – You Are My LadyGap Band – Burn Rubber on MeGap Band – Early in the MorningGuy – Groove MeGuy – I LikeGwen Guthrie – Ain't Nothing Going On But the RentInner City – Good LifeJanet Jackson – Let's Wait A WhileJanet Jackson – Love Will Never DoJanet Jackson – Miss You MuchJanet Jackson – Rhythm NationJohnny Kemp – Just Got PaidKeith Sweat – I Want HerLionel Richie – You AreLisa Lisa and Cult Jam – I Wonder If I Take You HomeLisa Stansfield – All Around the WorldLuther Vandross – Never Too MuchNew Edition – If It Isn't LovePatrice Rushen – Forget Me NotsPebbles – Mercedes BoyRick James – Ghetto LifeRick James – Give It to Me BabyS.O.S. Band – Take Your TimeShalamar – A Night to RememberShalamar – I Can Make You Feel GoodSheila E. – Glamorous LifeSimply Red – Holding Back the YearsSmokey Robinson – Being With YouSoul II Soul – Keep on MovinStephanie Mills – Never Knew Love Like This BeforeSteve Winwood – Higher LoveStevie Wonder – Rocket LoveStevie Wonder – That GirlTeddy Pendergrass – Love TKOTeena Marie – Square BizTerence Trent D'Arby – Sign Your NameWhispers – And the Beat Goes OnWomack & Womack – Teardrops
― gospodin simmel, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 13:59 (six days ago) Permalink
― Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 14:04 (six days ago) Permalink
Janet Jackson - EscapadeRufus & Chaka Khan - Ain't NobodySurface - Falling in LoveRichenel - Dance Around the World
― ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 14:10 (six days ago) Permalink
Oran "Juice" Jones - The Rain Cameo - She's StrangeCameo - Candy Cherrelle - Fragile... Handle With Care Luther Vandross - Sugar & SpiceS.O.S Band - S.O.S (Dit Dit Dit Dash Dash Dash Dit Dit Dit)Change - It Burns Me Up Jill Jones - Violet Blue Nona Hendryx - B-Boys Human League - Human Alexander O'Neal - A Broken Heart Can Mend Cherrelle & Alexander O'Neal - Saturday Night Prince - She's Always In My HairTaana Gardener - Heartbeat (Larry Levan Remix) Sylvester - Don't Stop Gap Band - You Dropped A Bomb On Me Chic - 26Sister Sledge - Pretty Baby Slave - Dreamin'
― kitchen person, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 14:22 (six days ago) Permalink
What does Chic's 26 mean btw? Great call on Heartbeat and Human!
Slave - Watching You
― gospodin simmel, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 14:36 (six days ago) Permalink
George Benson - Love x LoveMtume - Give It On Up (If You Want To) Smokey Robinson - Wine, Women & Song Zapp - Coming Home Roger - A Chunk Of Sugar Billy Ocean - Nights (Feels Like Getting Down) Edwin Birdsong - Cola Bottle Baby Grace Jones - Pull Up To The Bumper Was Not Was - Carry Me Back To Old Morocco The Jones Girls - Nights Over EgyptLogg - I Know You Will Kid Creole & The Coconuts - I'm A Wonderful Thing, Baby Scritti Politti - Absolute The Time - Onedayi'mgonnabesomebody Freeez - I.O.U Lionel Richie - Can't Slow Down Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait Wham - Everything She Wants Wendy & Lisa - Are You My Baby?Hot Chocolate - It Started With A Kiss
Just realised on my first list of nominations that should be Cherrelle & Alexander O'Neal - Saturday Love not Saturday Night
― kitchen person, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 14:36 (six days ago) Permalink
Unlimited Touch - I Hear Music In The StreetsImagination - Just An IllusionPeech Boys - Don't Make Me WaitGwen Guthrie - PadlockMtume - Juicy FruitShirley Lites - Heat You Up (Melt You Down)High Fashion - Feelin' Lucky LatelyThe Jones Girls - I'm A Woman Here
― Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 14:43 (six days ago) Permalink
Taana Gardener - Heartbeat (Larry Levan Remix)
"Gardner" not "Gardener" Anyway, is this the same as "Heartbeat (Club Version)"?
― Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 14:45 (six days ago) Permalink
Imagination - Music and Lights
― gospodin simmel, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 14:47 (six days ago) Permalink
"Beat It" is not an R&B song imo
― bought 2 raris, went to chili's (crüt), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 14:48 (six days ago) Permalink
Indeep - Last Night a D.J. Saved My LifeOdyssey - Going Back to My RootsOdyssey - Inside OutSoul II Soul - Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)Soul II Soul - Get a LifeNeneh Cherry - ManchildChic - You Are Beautiful
― ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 14:54 (six days ago) Permalink
Patrice Rushen - Haven't You HeardThe Whispers - It's a Love ThingThe Jacksons - This Place HotelT.S. Monk - Bon Bon Vie (Gimme the Good Life)Teena Marie - I Need Your Lovin'Zapp - Be AlrightImagination - Body TalkLinx - IntuitionRick James - Super FreakEarth, Wind & Fire - Let's GrooveThe System - You Are in My SystemKid Creole & the Coconuts - Stool PigeonWomack & Womack - Love WarsCashmere - Do It Any Way You WannaCherrelle - I Didn't Mean to Turn You OnEscape From New York - Fire in My HeartAlexander O'Neal - InnocentAlexander O'Neal - If You Were Here TonightChaka Khan - Eye to EyeColonel Abrams - TrappedSade - The Sweetest TabooStephanie Mills - (You're Puttin') A Rush on Me
― Gavin, Leeds, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:04 (six days ago) Permalink
Patrice Rushen - Haven't You Heard
― ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:06 (six days ago) Permalink
Anyway, is this the same as "Heartbeat (Club Version)"?
― ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:08 (six days ago) Permalink
What does Chic's 26 mean btw?
― ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:10 (six days ago) Permalink
I know :) I'm asking about the lyric.
― gospodin simmel, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:11 (six days ago) Permalink
My baby's a 26 always sounded like innuendo to me.
― gospodin simmel, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:13 (six days ago) Permalink
Whatever we can do to get more ballots this time I'm all for.
― insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:16 (six days ago) Permalink
Released in 1978 (and number 17 on the 70's poll), so not eligible here.
Whoops, my bad.
― Gavin, Leeds, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:21 (six days ago) Permalink
I've always thought I was more about '70s R&B than '80s, but already the nominees are telling me it's actually the reverse.
More accurately, I'm MOST into R&B from about 1976-1984.
― insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:23 (six days ago) Permalink
^ just a fantastic era
― bought 2 raris, went to chili's (crüt), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:24 (six days ago) Permalink
Innuendo wtev I'm in. Gutted to miss the 70s one.
― wtev, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:27 (six days ago) Permalink
George Clinton - Atomic DogGeorge Clinton - Free AlterationsRaydio - A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)Ray Parker Jr. - The Other WomanLionel Richie - All Night LongMarvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
― kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:27 (six days ago) Permalink
I'm not nearly as familiar with this era as the 70s, so I'm looking forward to listening. I'll try to cobble a ballot together that isn't just "Here are all the best Prince songs"
― human music...I like it! (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:30 (six days ago) Permalink
Change - A Lover's HolidaySharon Redd - Never Give You UpSharon Redd - Beat the StreetMichael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin'Womack & Womack - A.P.B.Gwen Guthrie - Peanut ButterSade - Love Is Stronger Than Pride
― Gavin, Leeds, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:30 (six days ago) Permalink
Exposé - Point of No Return
― kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:32 (six days ago) Permalink
Aurra – Such A FeelingGeorge Benson – Inside LoveThe Limit – She's So DivineThe Whispers – This Kind of Lovin'The Whispers – Keep On Lovin' Me
― bought 2 raris, went to chili's (crüt), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:36 (six days ago) Permalink
Morris Day & The Time - Jungle LoveMorris Day & The Time - The BirdSheila E. - The Glamorous LifeSade - Smooth OperatorSade - ParadiseSade - Is It A Crime?Sade - Your Love is KingSade - Never As Good As The First TimeTina Turner - What's Love Got to Do With ItTina Turner - Private DancerPrince - The Ballad of Dorothy ParkerPrince - Strange RelationshipPrince - Condition of the HeartPrince - Private Joy
― human music...I like it! (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:38 (six days ago) Permalink
Chaka Khan - I Feel For YouChaka Khan - Through The Fire
― human music...I like it! (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:40 (six days ago) Permalink
Chic - Rebels Are WeFunkadelic - Electro-Cuties
― kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:45 (six days ago) Permalink
Ray Parker Jr. - GhostbustersChic - You Can't Do It Alone
― gospodin simmel, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:55 (six days ago) Permalink
Artists United Against Apartheid - Sun City
― kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:58 (six days ago) Permalink
Gayle Adams - Love FeverPatrice Rushen - Feels So Real (Won't Let Go)Chemise - She Can't Love YouRainbow Brown - Till You SurrenderFonda Rae - Over Like A Fat RatInner Life - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
― Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 16:06 (six days ago) Permalink
Sheena Easton - Sugar WallsNeville Brothers - Brother John/Iko Iko
― kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 16:12 (six days ago) Permalink
Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters
Thank you for this
― human music...I like it! (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 16:14 (six days ago) Permalink
it went #1 on the r&b charts (tho yes, it scaled the pop charts first). charting at all on the r&b side is more than some other nominees, like exposé's "point of no return" (even tho freestyle is def part of the r&b realm sonically), can say.
in any case i feel like if the fit seems questionable to people voting, even if they really like the song, it won't tend to get enough votes to place. so there's probably no reason to revoke nominations except for release date.
― dyl, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 16:21 (six days ago) Permalink
not that charting history means that much anyways. mj's "human nature" also didn't chart r&b at all but today it would certainly be considered more r&b than "beat it" (and is also most likely to be played on r&b stations today).
― dyl, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 16:25 (six days ago) Permalink
anyways really excited for this, lemme throw some noms together :)
Farley "Jackmaster" Funk & Jessie Saunders - Love Can't Turn Around
― ArchCarrier, Saturday, 22 April 2017 18:42 (two days ago) Permalink
BTW, I can recommend this delicious internet radio station called Disco Bonanza, based in the Netherlands. Most of the stuff I've been nominating in the last few days I heard there first.
― ArchCarrier, Saturday, 22 April 2017 18:48 (two days ago) Permalink
Released in 1978 (and number 17 on the 70's poll), so not eligible here.― ArchCarrier, Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:06 PM (four days ago)
― ArchCarrier, Saturday, 22 April 2017 19:46 (two days ago) Permalink
Patti LaBelle - Release
Leon Haywood - Don't Push It Don't Force It
― ArchCarrier, Saturday, 22 April 2017 19:51 (two days ago) Permalink
We need more Eddy Grant:
Eddy Grant - Do You Feel My Love?Eddy Grant - My Turn to Love YouEddy Grant - I Don't Wanna DanceEddy Grant - Baby Come BackEddy Grant - Gimme Hope Jo'anna
― ArchCarrier, Saturday, 22 April 2017 19:55 (two days ago) Permalink
Wow, I'm glad I decided to come back to ILX after a break, this is one poll I definitely want to participate in!
And it seems a lot of great boogie tunes in particular are still missing from the list, so here are some nominations:
Al Jarreau - Roof GardenAlisha - Baby TalkAlisha - Too Turned OnAtlantic Starr - Silver ShadowBaiser - Summer BreezeBand AKA - JoyBandolero - Paris LatinoBarbara Mason - Don't I Ever Cross Your MindBilly Ocean - Stay the NightBooker Newberry III - Love TownBoule Noire - Super, Super LadyBrenda Taylor – You Can't Have Your Cake and Eat It TooCarol Jiani - Hit 'n' Run LoverCarol Jiani - Touch and Go LoverCarly Simon - WhyChandra Simmons - Never Gonna Let You GoChaz Jankel - Glad to Know YouCoffee - CasanovaCollage - Do You Like Our Music?Colonel Abrams - I'm Not Gonna LetCompanion - This Is a TestCompanion - There's a WayCrown Heights Affair - I Struck GoldCrown Heights Affair - You Gave Me LoveCuba Gooding - Happiness Is Just Around the BendD-Train - MusicDouble Disovery - Can He Find Another One?Dynasty - Check It OutEarlene Bentley - The Boys Come to TownEarth, Wind & Fire - Let Me TalkEarth, Wind & Fire - System Of SurvivalEdmond Daniels - You Broke Your PromiseEvelyn King - Get LooseFonda Rae - Tuch MeForrest - Rock the BoatFunkacise Gang - FunkaciseGary Byrd & the G.B. Experience – The CrownGary's Gang - Knock Me OutGary's Gang - Makin' MusicGeraldine Hunt - Heart HeartGlass - Let Me Feel Your HeartbeatGrady Harell - BelindaHeaven & Earth - I Really Love YouInez Brooks – Chillin' OutThe Jacksons - Walk Right NowJamaica Girls - Need Somebody NewJames Brown - Living in AmericaJeanette "Lady" Day - Come Let Me Love YouJimmy "Bo" Horne - SpankJimmy Ross - First True Love AffairJoanna Gardner - I Could Never Love Another Like YouJulius Brown - PartyKashif - Stone LoveKat Mandu - I Wanna DanceKenny G - Hi, How Ya Doin'?Kinky Foxx - So DifferentKreamcicle feat. Paula Anderson - No News Is NewsLaurice Hudson - Feel My LoveL.I.F.E. - You're All Played OutLinda Lewis – Class/Style (I've Got It)Linda Taylor - You and Me Just StartedLove Club - Hot Summer NightsLydia Murdock - SuperstarLoose Joints - Is It All Over My Face?Mantus - Boogie to the TopMartina - Central ParkMary Jane Girls - In My HouseMarz - I Got a Boyfriend NowMaurice Massiah - We Can Go to Your HouseMaxine Singleton - You Can't Run from LoveThe Men - Someone on My SideMichael Henderson - Wide ReceiverMidnight Star feat. Ecstacy of Whodini - Don't Rock the BoatMidnight Star - Wet My WhistleMiquel Brown – Close to PerfectionThe Next Movement - Let's Work It OutNicole with Timmy Thomas – New York EyesNighthawk – Eye Of The Tiger Odyssey - (Joy) Know ItPino d'Angiò - Ma quale ideaPositive Force - We Got the FunkQuinella - Your Place or MineRAH Band - Clouds Across the MoonRichard Valentine - Come Back LoverRod - Shake It Up (Do the Boogaloo)Roni Griffith - (The Best Part of) Breakin' UpRoshelle Fleming - Love ItchSimplicious - Let Her Feel ItSinnamon - Thanks to YouSky's the Limit - Your Love Runs FreeSparque - Let's Go Dancin'Steel City - Kannattiko muuttaa yhteenStephanie Mills - The Medicine SongSuede - Enough Is EnoughSunbelt - Spin ItSuzy Q - Get on UpSuzy Q - HarmonySweet Life - I Get LiftedSylvester - I Need YouTaana Gardner - No FrlllsA Taste of Honey - I'm Talkin' Bout You A Taste of Honey - We've Got the GrooveTina Fabrique - Alive with Love (A Love Letter)Toney Lee - Love So DeepToney Lee - Reach UpTouche - Just Like a Door KnobTwo Tons o' Fun - I Depend on YouUnique – What I Got Is What You NeedVera Brown - Little Did I KnowVictor Willis - PhysicalVin Zee - Funky Bee-BopViola Wills - Gonna Get Along Without You NowViola Wills - Up on the RoofVisual - The Music's Got MeVoyage - Follow the Brightest StarWatson Beasley - BreakawayWeeks & Co. - Go with the FlWeeks & Co. - Rock Your WorldWest Phillips - (I'm Just a) Sucker for a Pretty FaceWorld Premiere - Share the Night
― Tuomas, Saturday, 22 April 2017 20:06 (two days ago) Permalink
Sorry, a couple of typos there, here's the correct titles:
Taana Gardner - No FrillsWeeks & Co. - Go with the Flow
― Tuomas, Saturday, 22 April 2017 20:09 (two days ago) Permalink
Jimmy "Bo" Horne - Spank
And this one shouldn't be on my list, as it's from 1978.
― Tuomas, Saturday, 22 April 2017 20:11 (two days ago) Permalink
Mmmmmm, I might have to take mild umbrage with the Patrice Rushen, ArchCarrier. The single was released in '79 (and its attendant album was released in late '79, so I'd suspect the same of the single, although I can't find its actual release date), and the info I have is that it didn't chart until 1980. It's iffy, I admit, and yours is the final ruling, but just wanted to put it out there because it's a fantastic song.
― Sort-of like a Hershey's kiss, only it's an anus (Old Lunch), Saturday, 22 April 2017 21:02 (two days ago) Permalink
Well it ranked top 20 in the previous poll so it's a bit redundant to include it here.
― gospodin simmel, Saturday, 22 April 2017 21:09 (two days ago) Permalink
"careless whisper" was already nominated as credited to george michael (as it was for the uk release)
(i mention this just b/c this case might be harder to detect automatically than other duplicate-nominations)
― dyl, Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:00 (two days ago) Permalink
Here's a couple of Finnish R&B/soul nominations from the '80s:
Emilia - Satan in LoveKirka - HengaillaanMaarit - Hiekka ja meriMaarit - JäätelökesäPave Maijanen - LähtisitköSteel City - Kannattiko muuttaa yhteen
― Tuomas, Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:12 (two days ago) Permalink
Ok, another one from Triumph, which is at least the third-best Michael Jackson album:
The Jacksons - Your Ways
― Futuristic Bow Wow (thewufs), Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:22 (two days ago) Permalink
Hector - Piironkinjalka
― Tuomas, Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:22 (two days ago) Permalink
"Roof Garden" otm
― bought 2 raris, went to chili's (crüt), Sunday, 23 April 2017 03:06 (yesterday) Permalink
Madame X-Just That Type Of GirlJeffrey Osbourne-Baby Stay With Me Tonight
― X-Prince Protégé (sonnyboy), Sunday, 23 April 2017 03:15 (yesterday) Permalink
Good to have you back, Tuomas! You would have loved the 70's tracks poll as well.
I love 'Haven't You Heard' as much as anyone, and I would gladly allow it if no one had voted for it in the previous poll, but because it did so well I'm going to disallow it. Put all your votes on 'Forget Me Nots' instead and see if we can get Patrice into the top 10!
― ArchCarrier, Sunday, 23 April 2017 06:04 (yesterday) Permalink
Andre Cymone - M.O.T.F.Angela Bofill - Too ToughChaka Khan - Pass It On (A Sure Thing)Gladys Knight & The Pips - Save the Overtime (For Me)Jocelyn Brown - Love's Gonna Get YouLarry Graham - Sooner or LaterLuther Vandross - Stop to LoveNia Peeples - TroublePeabo Bryson - If Ever You're In My Arms AgainPieces of a Dream - Mt Airy GrooveShalamar - Right in the SocketTyrone Brunson - The SmurfVaughan Mason and Crew - Bounce Rock Skate RollWorld's Famous Supreme Team - Hey DJ
― Sushi and the Banchan (Spectrist), Sunday, 23 April 2017 08:31 (yesterday) Permalink
Whoops! 'Right in the Socket' is 1979.
― Sushi and the Banchan (Spectrist), Sunday, 23 April 2017 08:33 (yesterday) Permalink
'Gonna Get Along Without You Now' is also '79, unfortunately.
― ArchCarrier, Sunday, 23 April 2017 09:52 (yesterday) Permalink
So it is, sorry about that.
Here's a few more nominations:
Adeva - Warning!Charles B - Lack of LoveChocolette - It's That East Street BeatCurtis Mayfield - Love Me, Love Me NowFrankie Knuckles - It's a Cold WorldHis Name Is Dime - Movin'Jill Jones - Mia BoccaJonzun Crew - Space CowboyOttawan - Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart)Patrice Rushen - Get Off (You Fascinate Me)Planet Patrol - Danger ZoneSharon Redd - Love How You FeelWarp 9 - Light Years Away
― Tuomas, Sunday, 23 April 2017 11:08 (yesterday) Permalink
Joubert Singers - Stand On The Word (Larry Levan remix)
Even though this is commonly credited as such, the track was not remixed by Larry Levan, and he wasn't even the one who discovered it. We've discussed it in this thread, and Red Bull Music Academy recently did a thorough article on the whole tangled history of the track, and why it's erroneously been thought to be a Levan mix. But the best-known version is not a remix of any kind; Tony Humphries did later re-record it with Phyllis Joubert's choir and mix it, but that version is not as well-known these days as the original.
― Tuomas, Sunday, 23 April 2017 11:16 (yesterday) Permalink
I'm stripping remix credits and other version information from the tracks anyway. I'll try to note it if many people voted for a specific version.
― ArchCarrier, Sunday, 23 April 2017 12:43 (yesterday) Permalink
Peter Wolf - Lights Out
― SlimAndSlam, Sunday, 23 April 2017 13:03 (yesterday) Permalink
Alisha - Nightwalkin'Apollonia 6 - Sex ShooterAtlantic Starr - Secret LoversThe Bar-Kays - Freakshow on the Dance FloorBilly Ocean - SuddenlyBilly Ocean - Lover BoyThe Boys - Dial My HeartBrenda K. Starr - What You See Is What You GetBrenda K. Starr - I Still BelieveBros - When Will I Be FamousCameo - Back and ForthCarol Lynn Townes - 99 1/2Cheryl 'Pepsii' Riley - Thanks for My ChildCommodores - Lady (You Bring Me Up)Con Funk Shun - Too TightCulture Club - Church of the Poison MindDiana Ross & Lionel Richie - Endless LoveDionne Warwick - Deja VuDionne Warwick - HeartbreakerDonna Summer - On the RadioEddie Murphy - Party All the TimeEddie Murhpy - Put Your Mouth On MeGeorge Benson - 20/20George Duke - Shine OnHerb Alpert - Making Love in the RainJeffrey Osborne - On the Wings of LoveJermaine Jackson - DynamiteJody Watley - EverythingJody Watley - Some Kind of LoverJody Watley - Don't You Want MeJunkyard Dog - Grab Them CakesKool & the Gang - EmergencyLinda Clifford - Red LightLisa Stansfield - This is the Right TimeMilli Vanilli - Blame it on the RainMilli Vanilli - Girl I'm Gonna Miss YouMilli Vanilli - All or NothingMorris Day - FishnetNatalie Cole - I Live For Your LoveNeneh Cherry - Kisses on the WindNicolette Larson - Let Me Go, LoveNona Hendryx - Why Should I CryPatti Austin - The Heat of HeatPatti LaBelle - New AttitudePatti LaBelle & Michael McDonald - On My OwnRay Parker, Jr. - I Still Can't Get Over Loving YouReddings - Remote ControlRegina Belle - Baby Come to MeRegina Belle - Show Me the WaySeduction - (You're My One and Only) True LoveSeduction - Two to Make it RightSeduction - Could This Be LoveShana - I Want YouShirley Lewis - RealisticShirley Murdock - As We LaySiedah Garrett - K.I.S.S.I.N.G.Sonny Charles - Put it in a MagazineSoulsister - The Way to your HeartSSQ - Shy GirlStacey Q - Two of HeartsStacey Q - Don't Make a Fool of YourselfStacy Lattisaw - Attack of the Name GameStephanie Mills - Sweet SensationStephanie Mills & Teddy Pendergrass - Two HeartsStevie Wonder - Love Light in FlightSurface - Shower Me With Your LoveSweet Pea Atkinson - Dance or DieSweet Sensation - Take it While it's HotTerence Trent d'Arby - If You Let Me StayTerence Trent d'Arby - Dance Little SisterThe Time - CoolTina Turner - Two PeopleTony! Toni! Toné! - Little WalterTwilight 22 - Electric KingdomWa Wa Nee - Sugar FreeWas (Not Was) - Tell Me That I'm DreamingWas (Not Was) - Wheel Me OutWas (Not Was) - Anything Can HappenWill to Power - Fading AwayWill to Power - Say It's Gonna Rain
― Sort-of like a Hershey's kiss, only it's an anus (Old Lunch), Sunday, 23 April 2017 16:02 (yesterday) Permalink
― Tuomas, Sunday, 23 April 2017 17:01 (yesterday) Permalink
Suzy Q - Get On Up And Do It Again [not the same as "Get On Up" which Tuomas nominated]Debbie Trusty - Searchin' For Some Lovin'Terri Wells - I'm Givin' All My LoveJackie Stoudemire - Invisible Wind
― Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Sunday, 23 April 2017 17:26 (yesterday) Permalink
The Junkyard Band - Sardines
― Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Sunday, 23 April 2017 17:30 (yesterday) Permalink
Larry Graham -One in A Million YouGrace Jones - Warm LeatheretteGrace Jones - I'm Not PerfectStaple Singers - Slippery People
― Ρεμπετολογια, Sunday, 23 April 2017 17:45 (yesterday) Permalink
3 more tracks and we've got exactly 1100 nominations!
― ArchCarrier, Sunday, 23 April 2017 17:54 (yesterday) Permalink
Someone wants to create a Spotify playlist before I start the voting thread tomorrow morning? You can make it collaborative so that you don't have to do all the work yourself.
― ArchCarrier, Sunday, 23 April 2017 18:04 (yesterday) Permalink
The Brooklyn, Bronx & Queens Band – On The BeatHeatwave – Lettin' It LooseLetta Mbulu – Nomalizo
― bought 2 raris, went to chili's (crüt), Sunday, 23 April 2017 18:05 (yesterday) Permalink
I knew I could count on someone to think of 3 more songs.
― ArchCarrier, Sunday, 23 April 2017 18:10 (yesterday) Permalink
A few more noms while there's still time:Adele Bertei - Build Me a BridgeCameo - Shake Your PantsCerrone - You Are the OneFrance Joli - Gonna Get Over YouThe Gap Band - Humpin'Jocelyn Brown - Picking Up PromisesMidnight Star - VictoryVillage People - Sex Over the Phone
― Tuomas, Sunday, 23 April 2017 20:32 (yesterday) Permalink
Midnight Star - Electricity
― dyl, Sunday, 23 April 2017 21:51 (yesterday) Permalink
I'm compiling a Spotify playlist now. Here's the link:
Feel free to add as I've only gotten to the letter "D" on ArchCarrier's list from a few days ago.
― Futuristic Bow Wow (thewufs), Sunday, 23 April 2017 22:04 (yesterday) Permalink
Ok I'm throwing in a few more by Uncle Jam:
George Clinton - Get DressedGeorge Clinton - One Fun at a TimeGeorge Clinton - Nubian Nut
― Futuristic Bow Wow (thewufs), Sunday, 23 April 2017 22:43 (yesterday) Permalink
Alexander O'Neal - (What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me
― flopson, Sunday, 23 April 2017 22:46 (yesterday) Permalink
Stanning for the funk:
Tom Browne - Thighs High (Grip Your Hips and Move)Stone City Band - FreakyThe Bar-Kays - Freaky BehaviorKabbala - Ashewo AraZapp - Playin' Kinda RuffRonnie Hudson and the Street People - West Coast PoplockBar-Kays - Do It (Let Me See You Shake)Jermaine Jackson - Let Me Tickle Your FancyTara - Fresh FleshD Train - You're the One for Me (Labor of Love Mix)TZ - I Got the Hots For YouWestwood Cash - Psycho for your LoveD Train - MusicPrince Charles - Cash (Cash Money)Bar-Kays - She Talks to Me with her BodyCaprice - 100%Friction - Bar-B-QCircle City Band - Party Lights (Shake Your Body Get Loose)Cat Miller - Ready or Not (UK Remix)Val Young - SeductionAndre Cymone - The Dance ElectricMaceo and the Macks - Cross the Track (We Better Go Back)Deborah Allen - Telepathy (Club Mix)
― behavioral sink (Sanpaku), Sunday, 23 April 2017 22:49 (yesterday) Permalink
BTW, I refuse to vote for ballads. Radio Behavioral Sink is 100% boogie.
― behavioral sink (Sanpaku), Sunday, 23 April 2017 22:51 (yesterday) Permalink
Fuck it, 2 more from Victory:
Jacksons - WaitJacksons - Body
― Futuristic Bow Wow (thewufs), Sunday, 23 April 2017 23:04 (yesterday) Permalink
Herbie Hancock – Magic NumberHerbie Hancock – Gettin' To The Good PartBrothers Johnson – Light Up The NightFatback Band – Double Love AffairFantasy – You're Too LateAurra – Send Your LoveDeodato – Skatin'Johnny Gill – Super LoveEgyptian Lover – Freak-A-Holic
― bought 2 raris, went to chili's (crüt), Monday, 24 April 2017 00:04 (seven hours ago) Permalink
Alias - ShakeBen E King - Street ToughDebbie Deb - When I Hear MusicThe Jets - Make it RealSexual Harrassment - I Need a Freak
― Sushi and the Banchan (Spectrist), Monday, 24 April 2017 01:45 (five hours ago) Permalink
Tom Browne - Thighs High (Grip Your Hips and Move)
OMG, thank you for nominating this!
― insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Monday, 24 April 2017 03:06 (four hours ago) Permalink
Fatback Band - Is This the Future?Herbie Hancock - Lite Me UpKlymaxx - Man Size Love
― Tuomas, Monday, 24 April 2017 05:24 (two hours ago) Permalink
Boris Midney - A Child Is BornErotic Drum Band - Horny
― Tuomas, Monday, 24 April 2017 05:29 (one hour ago) Permalink
Slave - Stone JamFunkadelic - Funk Gets Stronger Part I
― Futuristic Bow Wow (thewufs), Monday, 24 April 2017 06:12 (one hour ago) Permalink
Stacy Lattisaw - Let Me Be Your Angel
― Futuristic Bow Wow (thewufs), Monday, 24 April 2017 06:19 (one hour ago) Permalink
Earth Wind & Fire - And Love Goes On
― Futuristic Bow Wow (thewufs), Monday, 24 April 2017 07:27 (two minutes ago) Permalink