Wanna Be POLLIN' Somethin' ~~~ It's the ILM 80's R&B TRACKS POLL! ~~~

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed

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:
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

(Just to be clear: reissues of older singles are not eligible for this poll.)

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 09:33 (one month ago) Permalink

Let me start with these two guys, who released a couple of decent singles in the 80s:

Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
Michael Jackson - She's Out of My Life
Michael Jackson - Girlfriend
Michael Jackson - One Day in Your Life
Michael Jackson - The Girl Is Mine
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Michael Jackson - Beat It
Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Michael Jackson - Human Nature
Michael Jackson - P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Michael Jackson - I Just Can't Stop Loving You
Michael Jackson - Bad
Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel
Michael Jackson - Man in the Mirror
Michael Jackson - Dirty Diana
Michael Jackson - Another Part of Me
Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
Michael Jackson - Leave Me Alone
Michael Jackson - Liberian Girl

Prince - Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?
Prince - Still Waiting
Prince - Sexy Dancer
Prince - Bambi
Prince - Uptown
Prince - Dirty Mind
Prince - Head
Prince - Do It All Night
Prince - Gotta Stop (Messin' About)
Prince - Controversy
Prince - Let's Work
Prince - Sexuality
Prince - Do Me, Baby
Prince - 1999
Prince - Little Red Corvette
Prince - Delirious
Prince - Let's Pretend We're Married
Prince - Automatic
Prince - When Doves Cry
Prince - Let's Go Crazy
Prince - Purple Rain
Prince - I Would Die 4 U
Prince - Take Me with U
Prince - Raspberry Beret
Prince - Paisley Park
Prince - Pop Life
Prince - America
Prince - Kiss
Prince - Mountains
Prince - Anotherloverholenyohead
Prince - Girls & Boys
Prince - Sign o' the Times
Prince - If I Was Your Girlfriend
Prince - U Got the Look
Prince - I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man
Prince - Alphabet St.
Prince - Glam Slam
Prince - I Wish U Heaven
Prince - Batdance
Prince - Partyman
Prince - The Arms of Orion
Prince - Scandalous!

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 11:43 (one month ago) Permalink

First poll that's got me buzzing in ages

ewar woowar (or something), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 11:56 (one month ago) Permalink

ahahaha oh shit

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 11:57 (one month ago) Permalink

Cameo - Word Up
Commodores - Oh No
Curtis Mayfield - Baby It's You
George Michael - I Want Your Sex (Parts 1 & 2)
Janet Jackson - Nasty
Janet Jackson - What Have You Done For Me Lately
Janet Jackson - When I Think of You
Jeffrey Osborne - You Should Be Mine
Kool & the Gang - Celebration
Kool & the Gang - Stand Up and Sing
Madonna & Prince - Love Song
Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance
Nona Hendryx - Keep It Confidential
Nona Hendryx - Living On the Border
Prince - Adore
Prince - Baby I'm a Star
Prince - Computer Blue
Prince - Darling Nikki
Prince - Electric Chair
Ready For The World - Love You Down
The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love
Sheila E. - The Belle of St. Mark
Sheila E. - Holly Rock
Sly Fox - Let's Go All The Way
The Special AKA - Free Nelson Mandela
Timex Social Club - Rumors
Vanity 6 - He's So Dull
Vanity 6 - If a Girl Answers (Don't Hang Up)
Vanity 6 - Nasty Girl
Vanity 6 - Wet Dream
Whitney Houston - How Will I Know

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 12:37 (one month ago) Permalink

Prince - Electric Chair

YESS

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 12:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Oh, and:

Commodores - Nightshift
Diana Ross - Upside Down
El Debarge - Who's Johnny
E.U. - Da Butt
The Jets - You Got It All

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 12:52 (one month ago) Permalink

Deniece Williams - Let's Hear It for the Boy
Evelyn "Champagne" King - Love Come Down
Gregory Abbott - Shake You Down
Janet Jackson - Control
Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora - When the Rain Begins to Fall
Jermaine Stewart - We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off
Lionel Richie - Hello
Odyssey - Use It Up And Wear It Out
Paula Abdul - Cold Hearted
Paula Abdul - Straight Up
The Jacksons - Can You Feel It
The Jacksons - Lovely One
The Jacksons feat. Mick Jagger - State of Shock
The Jets - Crush on You
The S.O.S. Band - Just Be Good to Me
The Valentine Brothers - Money's Too Tight (to Mention)
Whitney Houston - Greatest Love of All
Whitney Houston - How Will I Know
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Whitney Houston - Love Will Save the Day
Whitney Houston - One Moment in Time
The Pointer Sisters - Automatic
The Pointer Sisters - He's So Shy
The Pointer Sisters - Jump (for My Love)
The Pointer Sisters - Neutron Dance

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 13:15 (one month ago) Permalink

I wanna see these tracks on your ballots:

Rene & Angela - I'll Be Good
Stephanie Mills - I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love
Luther Vandross - It's Over Now
Anita Baker - Sweet Love
George Clinton - Last Dance
Sheila E - A Love Bizarre
Junior - Mama Used to Say
Stevie Wonder - Do I Do
The Gap Band - Outstanding
Aretha Franklin - Get It Right

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 13:32 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink

Shannon - Let the Music Play
Ready for the World - Oh Sheila
George Benson - Give Me the Night
Midnight Star - Freak-a-Zoid
Diana Ross - Chain Reaction
Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
Diana Ross - My Old Piano

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 13:46 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink

Alexander O'Neal – Criticize
Alexander O'Neal – Fake
Alexander O'Neal – Lovers
Aretha Franklin – Jimmy Lee
Ashford & Simpson – Solid
Babyface – It's No Crime
Bobby Brown – Don't Be Cruel
Brothers Johnson – Stomp
Change – Glow of Love
Culture Club – Time
D. Train – You're the One for Me
DeBarge – Rhythm of the Night
DeBarge – Stay With Me
Freddie Jackson – You Are My Lady
Gap Band – Burn Rubber on Me
Gap Band – Early in the Morning
Guy – Groove Me
Guy – I Like
Gwen Guthrie – Ain't Nothing Going On But the Rent
Inner City – Good Life
Janet Jackson – Let's Wait A While
Janet Jackson – Love Will Never Do
Janet Jackson – Miss You Much
Janet Jackson – Rhythm Nation
Johnny Kemp – Just Got Paid
Keith Sweat – I Want Her
Lionel Richie – You Are
Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam – I Wonder If I Take You Home
Lisa Stansfield – All Around the World
Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
New Edition – If It Isn't Love
Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots
Pebbles – Mercedes Boy
Rick James – Ghetto Life
Rick James – Give It to Me Baby
S.O.S. Band – Take Your Time
Shalamar – A Night to Remember
Shalamar – I Can Make You Feel Good
Sheila E. – Glamorous Life
Simply Red – Holding Back the Years
Smokey Robinson – Being With You
Soul II Soul – Keep on Movin
Stephanie Mills – Never Knew Love Like This Before
Steve Winwood – Higher Love
Stevie Wonder – Rocket Love
Stevie Wonder – That Girl
Teddy Pendergrass – Love TKO
Teena Marie – Square Biz
Terence Trent D'Arby – Sign Your Name
Whispers – And the Beat Goes On
Womack & Womack – Teardrops

gospodin simmel, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 13:59 (one month ago) Permalink

YES

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 14:04 (one month ago) Permalink

Janet Jackson - Escapade
Rufus & Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody
Surface - Falling in Love
Richenel - Dance Around the World

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 14:10 (one month ago) Permalink

Oran "Juice" Jones - The Rain
Cameo - She's Strange
Cameo - Candy
Cherrelle - Fragile... Handle With Care
Luther Vandross - Sugar & Spice
S.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 Hair
Taana Gardener - Heartbeat (Larry Levan Remix)
Sylvester - Don't Stop
Gap Band - You Dropped A Bomb On Me
Chic - 26
Sister Sledge - Pretty Baby
Slave - Dreamin'

kitchen person, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 14:22 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink

George Benson - Love x Love
Mtume - 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 Egypt
Logg - 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 (one month ago) Permalink

Unlimited Touch - I Hear Music In The Streets
Imagination - Just An Illusion
Peech Boys - Don't Make Me Wait
Gwen Guthrie - Padlock
Mtume - Juicy Fruit
Shirley Lites - Heat You Up (Melt You Down)
High Fashion - Feelin' Lucky Lately
The Jones Girls - I'm A Woman Here

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 14:43 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink

Imagination - Music and Lights

gospodin simmel, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 14:47 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink

Indeep - Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life
Odyssey - Going Back to My Roots
Odyssey - Inside Out
Soul II Soul - Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)
Soul II Soul - Get a Life
Neneh Cherry - Manchild
Chic - You Are Beautiful

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 14:54 (one month ago) Permalink

Patrice Rushen - Haven't You Heard
The Whispers - It's a Love Thing
The Jacksons - This Place Hotel
T.S. Monk - Bon Bon Vie (Gimme the Good Life)
Teena Marie - I Need Your Lovin'
Zapp - Be Alright
Imagination - Body Talk
Linx - Intuition
Rick James - Super Freak
Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove
The System - You Are in My System
Kid Creole & the Coconuts - Stool Pigeon
Womack & Womack - Love Wars
Cashmere - Do It Any Way You Wanna
Cherrelle - I Didn't Mean to Turn You On
Escape From New York - Fire in My Heart
Alexander O'Neal - Innocent
Alexander O'Neal - If You Were Here Tonight
Chaka Khan - Eye to Eye
Colonel Abrams - Trapped
Sade - The Sweetest Taboo
Stephanie Mills - (You're Puttin') A Rush on Me

Gavin, Leeds, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:04 (one month ago) Permalink

Patrice Rushen - Haven't You Heard

Released in 1978 (and number 17 on the 70's poll), so not eligible here.

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:06 (one month ago) Permalink

Anyway, is this the same as "Heartbeat (Club Version)"?

Yes.

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:08 (one month ago) Permalink

What does Chic's 26 mean btw?

Second-to-last track on the album Real People.

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:10 (one month ago) Permalink

I know :) I'm asking about the lyric.

gospodin simmel, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:11 (one month ago) Permalink

My baby's a 26 always sounded like innuendo to me.

gospodin simmel, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:13 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink

^ just a fantastic era

bought 2 raris, went to chili's (crüt), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:24 (one month ago) Permalink

Whatever we can do to get more ballots this time I'm all for.

Innuendo wtev I'm in. Gutted to miss the 70s one.

wtev, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:27 (one month ago) Permalink

George Clinton - Atomic Dog
George Clinton - Free Alterations
Raydio - A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)
Ray Parker Jr. - The Other Woman
Lionel Richie - All Night Long
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:27 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink

Change - A Lover's Holiday
Sharon Redd - Never Give You Up
Sharon Redd - Beat the Street
Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin'
Womack & Womack - A.P.B.
Gwen Guthrie - Peanut Butter
Sade - Love Is Stronger Than Pride

Gavin, Leeds, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:30 (one month ago) Permalink

Exposé - Point of No Return

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:32 (one month ago) Permalink

Aurra – Such A Feeling
George Benson – Inside Love
The Limit – She's So Divine
The 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 (one month ago) Permalink

Morris Day & The Time - Jungle Love
Morris Day & The Time - The Bird
Sheila E. - The Glamorous Life
Sade - Smooth Operator
Sade - Paradise
Sade - Is It A Crime?
Sade - Your Love is King
Sade - Never As Good As The First Time
Tina Turner - What's Love Got to Do With It
Tina Turner - Private Dancer
Prince - The Ballad of Dorothy Parker
Prince - Strange Relationship
Prince - Condition of the Heart
Prince - Private Joy

human music...I like it! (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:38 (one month ago) Permalink

Chaka Khan - I Feel For You
Chaka Khan - Through The Fire

human music...I like it! (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:40 (one month ago) Permalink

Chic - Rebels Are We
Funkadelic - Electro-Cuties

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:45 (one month ago) Permalink

Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters
Chic - You Can't Do It Alone

gospodin simmel, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:55 (one month ago) Permalink

Artists United Against Apartheid - Sun City

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:58 (one month ago) Permalink

Gayle Adams - Love Fever
Patrice Rushen - Feels So Real (Won't Let Go)
Chemise - She Can't Love You
Rainbow Brown - Till You Surrender
Fonda Rae - Over Like A Fat Rat
Inner Life - Ain't No Mountain High Enough

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 16:06 (one month ago) Permalink

Sheena Easton - Sugar Walls
Neville Brothers - Brother John/Iko Iko

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 16:12 (one month ago) Permalink

Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters

Thank you for this

human music...I like it! (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 16:14 (one month ago) Permalink

"Beat It" is not an R&B song imo

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 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink

anyways really excited for this, lemme throw some noms together :)

dyl, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 16:25 (one month ago) Permalink

Patrice Rushen - Haven't You Heard

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 (one month ago) Permalink

Patti LaBelle - Release

ArchCarrier, Saturday, 22 April 2017 19:46 (one month ago) Permalink

Leon Haywood - Don't Push It Don't Force It

ArchCarrier, Saturday, 22 April 2017 19:51 (one month ago) Permalink

We need more Eddy Grant:

Eddy Grant - Do You Feel My Love?
Eddy Grant - My Turn to Love You
Eddy Grant - I Don't Wanna Dance
Eddy Grant - Baby Come Back
Eddy Grant - Gimme Hope Jo'anna

ArchCarrier, Saturday, 22 April 2017 19:55 (one month 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 Garden
Alisha - Baby Talk
Alisha - Too Turned On
Atlantic Starr - Silver Shadow
Baiser - Summer Breeze
Band AKA - Joy
Bandolero - Paris Latino
Barbara Mason - Don't I Ever Cross Your Mind
Billy Ocean - Stay the Night
Booker Newberry III - Love Town
Boule Noire - Super, Super Lady
Brenda Taylor ‎– You Can't Have Your Cake and Eat It Too
Carol Jiani - Hit 'n' Run Lover
Carol Jiani - Touch and Go Lover
Carly Simon - Why
Chandra Simmons - Never Gonna Let You Go
Chaz Jankel - Glad to Know You
Coffee - Casanova
Collage - Do You Like Our Music?
Colonel Abrams - I'm Not Gonna Let
Companion - This Is a Test
Companion - There's a Way
Crown Heights Affair - I Struck Gold
Crown Heights Affair - You Gave Me Love
Cuba Gooding - Happiness Is Just Around the Bend
D-Train - Music
Double Disovery - Can He Find Another One?
Dynasty - Check It Out
Earlene Bentley - The Boys Come to Town
Earth, Wind & Fire - Let Me Talk
Earth, Wind & Fire - System Of Survival
Edmond Daniels - You Broke Your Promise
Evelyn King - Get Loose
Fonda Rae - Tuch Me
Forrest - Rock the Boat
Funkacise Gang - Funkacise
Gary Byrd & the G.B. Experience ‎– The Crown
Gary's Gang - Knock Me Out
Gary's Gang - Makin' Music
Geraldine Hunt - Heart Heart
Glass - Let Me Feel Your Heartbeat
Grady Harell - Belinda
Heaven & Earth - I Really Love You
Inez Brooks ‎– Chillin' Out
The Jacksons - Walk Right Now
Jamaica Girls - Need Somebody New
James Brown - Living in America
Jeanette "Lady" Day - Come Let Me Love You
Jimmy "Bo" Horne - Spank
Jimmy Ross - First True Love Affair
Joanna Gardner - I Could Never Love Another Like You
Julius Brown - Party
Kashif - Stone Love
Kat Mandu - I Wanna Dance
Kenny G - Hi, How Ya Doin'?
Kinky Foxx - So Different
Kreamcicle feat. Paula Anderson - No News Is News
Laurice Hudson - Feel My Love
L.I.F.E. - You're All Played Out
Linda Lewis ‎– Class/Style (I've Got It)
Linda Taylor - You and Me Just Started
Love Club - Hot Summer Nights
Lydia Murdock - Superstar
Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face?
Mantus - Boogie to the Top
Martina - Central Park
Mary Jane Girls - In My House
Marz - I Got a Boyfriend Now
Maurice Massiah - We Can Go to Your House
Maxine Singleton - You Can't Run from Love
The Men - Someone on My Side
Michael Henderson - Wide Receiver
Midnight Star feat. Ecstacy of Whodini - Don't Rock the Boat
Midnight Star - Wet My Whistle
Miquel Brown ‎– Close to Perfection
The Next Movement - Let's Work It Out
Nicole with Timmy Thomas ‎– New York Eyes
Nighthawk ‎– Eye Of The Tiger
Odyssey - (Joy) Know It
Pino d'Angiò - Ma quale idea
Positive Force - We Got the Funk
Quinella - Your Place or Mine
RAH Band - Clouds Across the Moon
Richard Valentine - Come Back Lover
Rod - Shake It Up (Do the Boogaloo)
Roni Griffith - (The Best Part of) Breakin' Up
Roshelle Fleming - Love Itch
Simplicious - Let Her Feel It
Sinnamon - Thanks to You
Sky's the Limit - Your Love Runs Free
Sparque - Let's Go Dancin'
Steel City - Kannattiko muuttaa yhteen
Stephanie Mills - The Medicine Song
Suede - Enough Is Enough
Sunbelt - Spin It
Suzy Q - Get on Up
Suzy Q - Harmony
Sweet Life - I Get Lifted
Sylvester - I Need You
Taana Gardner - No Frllls
A Taste of Honey - I'm Talkin' Bout You
A Taste of Honey - We've Got the Groove
Tina Fabrique - Alive with Love (A Love Letter)
Toney Lee - Love So Deep
Toney Lee - Reach Up
Touche - Just Like a Door Knob
Two Tons o' Fun - I Depend on You
Unique ‎– What I Got Is What You Need
Vera Brown - Little Did I Know
Victor Willis - Physical
Vin Zee - Funky Bee-Bop
Viola Wills - Gonna Get Along Without You Now
Viola Wills - Up on the Roof
Visual - The Music's Got Me
Voyage - Follow the Brightest Star
Watson Beasley - Breakaway
Weeks & Co. - Go with the Fl
Weeks & Co. - Rock Your World
West Phillips - (I'm Just a) Sucker for a Pretty Face
World Premiere - Share the Night

Tuomas, Saturday, 22 April 2017 20:06 (one month ago) Permalink

Sorry, a couple of typos there, here's the correct titles:

Taana Gardner - No Frills
Weeks & Co. - Go with the Flow

Tuomas, Saturday, 22 April 2017 20:09 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink

Here's a couple of Finnish R&B/soul nominations from the '80s:

Emilia - Satan in Love
Kirka - Hengaillaan
Maarit - Hiekka ja meri
Maarit - Jäätelökesä
Pave Maijanen - Lähtisitkö
Steel City - Kannattiko muuttaa yhteen

Tuomas, Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:12 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink

One more:

Hector - Piironkinjalka

Tuomas, Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:22 (one month ago) Permalink

"Roof Garden" otm

bought 2 raris, went to chili's (crüt), Sunday, 23 April 2017 03:06 (one month ago) Permalink

Madame X-Just That Type Of Girl
Jeffrey Osbourne-Baby Stay With Me Tonight

X-Prince Protégé (sonnyboy), Sunday, 23 April 2017 03:15 (one month ago) 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 (one month ago) Permalink

Andre Cymone - M.O.T.F.
Angela Bofill - Too Tough
Chaka Khan - Pass It On (A Sure Thing)
Gladys Knight & The Pips - Save the Overtime (For Me)
Jocelyn Brown - Love's Gonna Get You
Larry Graham - Sooner or Later
Luther Vandross - Stop to Love
Nia Peeples - Trouble
Peabo Bryson - If Ever You're In My Arms Again
Pieces of a Dream - Mt Airy Groove
Shalamar - Right in the Socket
Tyrone Brunson - The Smurf
Vaughan Mason and Crew - Bounce Rock Skate Roll
World's Famous Supreme Team - Hey DJ

Sushi and the Banchan (Spectrist), Sunday, 23 April 2017 08:31 (one month ago) Permalink

Whoops! 'Right in the Socket' is 1979.

Sushi and the Banchan (Spectrist), Sunday, 23 April 2017 08:33 (one month ago) Permalink

'Gonna Get Along Without You Now' is also '79, unfortunately.

ArchCarrier, Sunday, 23 April 2017 09:52 (one month ago) Permalink

So it is, sorry about that.

Here's a few more nominations:

Adeva - Warning!
Charles B - Lack of Love
Chocolette - It's That East Street Beat
Curtis Mayfield - Love Me, Love Me Now
Frankie Knuckles - It's a Cold World
His Name Is Dime - Movin'
Jill Jones - Mia Bocca
Jonzun Crew - Space Cowboy
Ottawan - Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart)
Patrice Rushen - Get Off (You Fascinate Me)
Planet Patrol - Danger Zone
Sharon Redd - Love How You Feel
Warp 9 - Light Years Away

Tuomas, Sunday, 23 April 2017 11:08 (one month ago) 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 (one month ago) 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 (one month ago) Permalink

Peter Wolf - Lights Out

SlimAndSlam, Sunday, 23 April 2017 13:03 (one month ago) Permalink

Alisha - Nightwalkin'
Apollonia 6 - Sex Shooter
Atlantic Starr - Secret Lovers
The Bar-Kays - Freakshow on the Dance Floor
Billy Ocean - Suddenly
Billy Ocean - Lover Boy
The Boys - Dial My Heart
Brenda K. Starr - What You See Is What You Get
Brenda K. Starr - I Still Believe
Bros - When Will I Be Famous
Cameo - Back and Forth
Carol Lynn Townes - 99 1/2
Cheryl 'Pepsii' Riley - Thanks for My Child
Commodores - Lady (You Bring Me Up)
Con Funk Shun - Too Tight
Culture Club - Church of the Poison Mind
Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - Endless Love
Dionne Warwick - Deja Vu
Dionne Warwick - Heartbreaker
Donna Summer - On the Radio
Eddie Murphy - Party All the Time
Eddie Murhpy - Put Your Mouth On Me
George Benson - 20/20
George Duke - Shine On
Herb Alpert - Making Love in the Rain
Jeffrey Osborne - On the Wings of Love
Jermaine Jackson - Dynamite
Jody Watley - Everything
Jody Watley - Some Kind of Lover
Jody Watley - Don't You Want Me
Junkyard Dog - Grab Them Cakes
Kool & the Gang - Emergency
Linda Clifford - Red Light
Lisa Stansfield - This is the Right Time
Milli Vanilli - Blame it on the Rain
Milli Vanilli - Girl I'm Gonna Miss You
Milli Vanilli - All or Nothing
Morris Day - Fishnet
Natalie Cole - I Live For Your Love
Neneh Cherry - Kisses on the Wind
Nicolette Larson - Let Me Go, Love
Nona Hendryx - Why Should I Cry
Patti Austin - The Heat of Heat
Patti LaBelle - New Attitude
Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald - On My Own
Ray Parker, Jr. - I Still Can't Get Over Loving You
Reddings - Remote Control
Regina Belle - Baby Come to Me
Regina Belle - Show Me the Way
Seduction - (You're My One and Only) True Love
Seduction - Two to Make it Right
Seduction - Could This Be Love
Shana - I Want You
Shirley Lewis - Realistic
Shirley Murdock - As We Lay
Siedah Garrett - K.I.S.S.I.N.G.
Sonny Charles - Put it in a Magazine
Soulsister - The Way to your Heart
SSQ - Shy Girl
Stacey Q - Two of Hearts
Stacey Q - Don't Make a Fool of Yourself
Stacy Lattisaw - Attack of the Name Game
Stephanie Mills - Sweet Sensation
Stephanie Mills & Teddy Pendergrass - Two Hearts
Stevie Wonder - Love Light in Flight
Surface - Shower Me With Your Love
Sweet Pea Atkinson - Dance or Die
Sweet Sensation - Take it While it's Hot
Terence Trent d'Arby - If You Let Me Stay
Terence Trent d'Arby - Dance Little Sister
The Time - Cool
Tina Turner - Two People
Tony! Toni! Toné! - Little Walter
Twilight 22 - Electric Kingdom
Wa Wa Nee - Sugar Free
Was (Not Was) - Tell Me That I'm Dreaming
Was (Not Was) - Wheel Me Out
Was (Not Was) - Anything Can Happen
Will to Power - Fading Away
Will 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 (one month ago) Permalink

Nice list!

Tuomas, Sunday, 23 April 2017 17:01 (one month ago) 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 Love
Jackie Stoudemire - Invisible Wind

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Sunday, 23 April 2017 17:26 (one month ago) Permalink

The Junkyard Band - Sardines

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Sunday, 23 April 2017 17:30 (one month ago) Permalink

Larry Graham -One in A Million You
Grace Jones - Warm Leatherette
Grace Jones - I'm Not Perfect
Staple Singers - Slippery People

Ρεμπετολογια, Sunday, 23 April 2017 17:45 (one month ago) Permalink

3 more tracks and we've got exactly 1100 nominations!

ArchCarrier, Sunday, 23 April 2017 17:54 (one month ago) 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 (one month ago) Permalink

The Brooklyn, Bronx & Queens Band – On The Beat
Heatwave – Lettin' It Loose
Letta Mbulu – Nomalizo

bought 2 raris, went to chili's (crüt), Sunday, 23 April 2017 18:05 (one month ago) Permalink

I knew I could count on someone to think of 3 more songs.

ArchCarrier, Sunday, 23 April 2017 18:10 (one month ago) Permalink

A few more noms while there's still time:

Adele Bertei - Build Me a Bridge
Cameo - Shake Your Pants
Cerrone - You Are the One
France Joli - Gonna Get Over You
The Gap Band - Humpin'
Jocelyn Brown - Picking Up Promises
Midnight Star - Victory
Village People - Sex Over the Phone

Tuomas, Sunday, 23 April 2017 20:32 (one month ago) Permalink

Midnight Star - Electricity

dyl, Sunday, 23 April 2017 21:51 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm compiling a Spotify playlist now. Here's the link:

https://open.spotify.com/user/thewufs/playlist/4jSmIgdwqmrxpDVi6wCPGi

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 (one month ago) Permalink

Ok I'm throwing in a few more by Uncle Jam:

George Clinton - Get Dressed
George Clinton - One Fun at a Time
George Clinton - Nubian Nut

Futuristic Bow Wow (thewufs), Sunday, 23 April 2017 22:43 (one month ago) Permalink

Alexander O'Neal - (What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me

flopson, Sunday, 23 April 2017 22:46 (one month ago) Permalink

Stanning for the funk:

Tom Browne - Thighs High (Grip Your Hips and Move)
Stone City Band - Freaky
The Bar-Kays - Freaky Behavior
Kabbala - Ashewo Ara
Zapp - Playin' Kinda Ruff
Ronnie Hudson and the Street People - West Coast Poplock
Bar-Kays - Do It (Let Me See You Shake)
Jermaine Jackson - Let Me Tickle Your Fancy
Tara - Fresh Flesh
D Train - You're the One for Me (Labor of Love Mix)
TZ - I Got the Hots For You
Westwood Cash - Psycho for your Love
D Train - Music
Prince Charles - Cash (Cash Money)
Bar-Kays - She Talks to Me with her Body
Caprice - 100%
Friction - Bar-B-Q
Circle City Band - Party Lights (Shake Your Body Get Loose)
Cat Miller - Ready or Not (UK Remix)
Val Young - Seduction
Andre Cymone - The Dance Electric
Maceo and the Macks - Cross the Track (We Better Go Back)
Deborah Allen - Telepathy (Club Mix)

behavioral sink (Sanpaku), Sunday, 23 April 2017 22:49 (one month ago) Permalink

BTW, I refuse to vote for ballads. Radio Behavioral Sink is 100% boogie.

behavioral sink (Sanpaku), Sunday, 23 April 2017 22:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Fuck it, 2 more from Victory:

Jacksons - Wait
Jacksons - Body

Futuristic Bow Wow (thewufs), Sunday, 23 April 2017 23:04 (one month ago) Permalink

Herbie Hancock – Magic Number
Herbie Hancock – Gettin' To The Good Part
Brothers Johnson – Light Up The Night
Fatback Band – Double Love Affair
Fantasy – You're Too Late
Aurra – Send Your Love
Deodato – Skatin'
Johnny Gill – Super Love
Egyptian Lover – Freak-A-Holic

bought 2 raris, went to chili's (crüt), Monday, 24 April 2017 00:04 (one month ago) Permalink

Alias - Shake
Ben E King - Street Tough
Debbie Deb - When I Hear Music
The Jets - Make it Real
Sexual Harrassment - I Need a Freak

Sushi and the Banchan (Spectrist), Monday, 24 April 2017 01:45 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink

Fatback Band - Is This the Future?
Herbie Hancock - Lite Me Up
Klymaxx - Man Size Love

Tuomas, Monday, 24 April 2017 05:24 (one month ago) Permalink

Boris Midney - A Child Is Born
Erotic Drum Band - Horny

Tuomas, Monday, 24 April 2017 05:29 (one month ago) Permalink

Slave - Stone Jam
Funkadelic - Funk Gets Stronger Part I

Futuristic Bow Wow (thewufs), Monday, 24 April 2017 06:12 (one month ago) Permalink

Stacy Lattisaw - Let Me Be Your Angel

Futuristic Bow Wow (thewufs), Monday, 24 April 2017 06:19 (one month ago) Permalink

Earth Wind & Fire - And Love Goes On

Futuristic Bow Wow (thewufs), Monday, 24 April 2017 07:27 (one month ago) Permalink

--- NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSED ---

ArchCarrier, Monday, 24 April 2017 09:13 (one month ago) Permalink


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.