A POLL Bizarre ~~~ It's the ILM 80's R&B TRACKS POLL ~~~ RESULTS THREAD!!!

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Welcome to the results of the 1980's R&B tracks poll!
33 people voted for 911 tracks.

Thanks to everyone who voted!

This is what came before:
- Nominations thread
- Voting/campagining thread

ArchCarrier, Monday, 8 May 2017 18:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

whoa it's all happening

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 8 May 2017 18:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

249 (TIE). Chic - 26

World's Famous Supreme Team - Hey DJ
184 points, 3 votes

ArchCarrier, Monday, 8 May 2017 18:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

250 is a good number

dyl, Monday, 8 May 2017 18:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Bold prediction: Prince vote-splitting splinters his chances of even making the top 10.

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Monday, 8 May 2017 18:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I bet most ballots have at least 2 or 3 prince tracks on them

i know kore-eda (or something), Monday, 8 May 2017 18:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"hey dj" :)))

dyl, Monday, 8 May 2017 18:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

prince is literally over 10% of my ballot. i figured it was useless to penalize him for being as brilliant as he was even tho i would have liked to fit more artists on my ballot.

the vote-splitting phenom may indeed end up impacting his chances for a top slot tho, which i wouldn't mind. i like when non-obvious tunes threaten for the top on these polls.

dyl, Monday, 8 May 2017 18:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I think, despite playing like I'd limit him to the same amount I allotted Stevie in the '70s poll, it was impossible. I think he ended up getting at least a dozen slots, with the side projects.

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Monday, 8 May 2017 18:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Even though Prince is one of my 3 favourite artists of all time, I limited him (as well as MJ and Madonna) to just one slot in my ballot. Everyone here already knows all his 80s tunes, and I'm hoping the poll will highlight some lesser known but equally awesome tunes.

Tuomas, Monday, 8 May 2017 18:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'd be fine if it accurately reflected the greatest tracks from 80s r&b (or close enough)

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Monday, 8 May 2017 18:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Anyway, won't there be Youtube links for the tracks in the countdown?

Tuomas, Monday, 8 May 2017 18:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

This poll is already off to a great start... At the exact moment I posted the first two results I had a visitor. Let me try that again, now with cover images and Youtube links:

ArchCarrier, Monday, 8 May 2017 18:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink


249 (TIE). Chic - 26
https://youtu.be/n_Yeu2E87b8
184 points, 3 votes


249 (TIE). World's Famous Supreme Team - Hey! D.J.
https://youtu.be/Lq1RCMROWDo
184 points, 3 votes

ArchCarrier, Monday, 8 May 2017 18:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ahhh, much better.

ArchCarrier, Monday, 8 May 2017 18:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink


248. Kashif - I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On)
185 points, 4 votes
https://youtu.be/zSOUNeiTkiE

ArchCarrier, Monday, 8 May 2017 19:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

great start

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 8 May 2017 19:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink


247. Guy - I Like
185 points, 5 votes
https://youtu.be/671GfElFygI

ArchCarrier, Monday, 8 May 2017 19:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

omg "i like" way too low

jesus christ this poll really was a bloodbath

dyl, Monday, 8 May 2017 19:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i am not as familiar with kashif as i should be, glad this poll will fix that somewhat :)

dyl, Monday, 8 May 2017 19:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

every song is going to be perfect i guess

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 8 May 2017 19:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink


246. Sheena Easton - Sugar Walls
189 points, 3 votes
https://youtu.be/4LS_9nM4bm0

ArchCarrier, Monday, 8 May 2017 19:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink


245. Cameo - Single Life
191 points, 3 votes
https://youtu.be/oRsmpQRbeuM

ArchCarrier, Monday, 8 May 2017 19:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink


244. Diana Ross - Chain Reaction
194 points, 3 votes
https://youtu.be/UaYHRx9-v2M

ArchCarrier, Monday, 8 May 2017 19:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink


243. Sly Fox - Let's Go All the Way
194 points, 5 votes
https://youtu.be/bQiGqGMT8i4

ArchCarrier, Monday, 8 May 2017 19:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ahahaha yesssss

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 8 May 2017 19:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i don't think i even noticed that one in the nominations

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 8 May 2017 19:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

1980s 12" record sleeves were fantastic eh

i know kore-eda (or something), Monday, 8 May 2017 19:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

god dammit why didn't I vote in this

her squamous hamhocks (DJP), Monday, 8 May 2017 20:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink


241 (TIE). Imagination - Changes
196 points, 3 votes
https://youtu.be/wKIjfNIx6LA


241 (TIE). Terence Trent d'Arby - If You Let Me Stay
196 points, 3 votes
https://youtu.be/hMhEzd9Bsb4

ArchCarrier, Monday, 8 May 2017 20:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xpost It was a grueling series of decisions to make. You spared yourself some tears.

I do love the Sly Fox track but I have a hard time hearing it as R&B.

Download this Man With Hamburder And Mug (Old Lunch), Monday, 8 May 2017 20:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink


240. Stacey Q - Two of Hearts
197 points, 3 votes
https://youtu.be/lfBdGT4dn4E

ArchCarrier, Monday, 8 May 2017 20:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

2 hearts that beat as one

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 8 May 2017 20:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I don't ultimately think I made room for Stacey Q. Cut 'Shy Girl' in the final culling, iirc. Worthy, though.

Download this Man With Hamburder And Mug (Old Lunch), Monday, 8 May 2017 20:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"Changes" is, like, my fifth favourite Imagination tune, but it's still perfect, like all the singles from their first two albums. I expect several of them to place yet, "Just an Illusion" might even be a top 10 contender.

Tuomas, Monday, 8 May 2017 20:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink


239. Donna Summer - This Time I Know It's for Real
197 points, 4 votes
https://youtu.be/sJsXrYO9znQ

ArchCarrier, Monday, 8 May 2017 20:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink


238. Kurtis Blow - The Breaks
198 points, 5 votes
https://youtu.be/5ZDUEilS5M4

ArchCarrier, Monday, 8 May 2017 20:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Rap was, alongside house, the other major genre I had to excise from my ballot so I could trim it down to 100. Though I guess the extended mix of "The Breaks" in particular is pretty close to funk, what with all the extra jamming towards the end.

Tuomas, Monday, 8 May 2017 20:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I voted for "Let's Go All the Way". I always loved it. Saw the video for the first time today, they look as goofy as I imagined.

LeRooLeRoo, Monday, 8 May 2017 20:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink


237. Aretha Franklin - Get It Right
199 points, 3 votes
https://youtu.be/SsnQXghCpFg

ArchCarrier, Monday, 8 May 2017 20:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

26, Two of Hearts and Sugar Walls all TOO LOW!!

kornrulez6969, Monday, 8 May 2017 20:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink


236. Sharon Redd - Beat the Street
200 points, 4 votes
https://youtu.be/3fW0cf_YcBc

ArchCarrier, Monday, 8 May 2017 20:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

If You Let Me Stay = too low!

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Monday, 8 May 2017 20:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink


235. Jeffrey Osborne - Stay With Me Tonight
201 points, 6 votes
https://youtu.be/wCWYZHYIPyE

ArchCarrier, Monday, 8 May 2017 20:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"get it right" is totally perfect, one of my favorite things luther vandross has ever written

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 8 May 2017 20:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oh and "stay with me tonight" is wayyyyy too low. ac classic

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 8 May 2017 20:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Wtf, I was expecting "Beat the Street" to be in the top 40!? One of the ten best boogie tunes, IMO. Love the evocative tone of Redd's voice, there's something transcendent about it.

Tuomas, Monday, 8 May 2017 20:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i forgot to vote for 'just the two of us' :(

maura, Monday, 8 May 2017 20:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink


234. Marvin Gaye - Praise
202 points, 3 votes
https://youtu.be/A0AgZ0mPRjI

ArchCarrier, Monday, 8 May 2017 20:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"Let's Go All The Way" is one that, as I was nominated it, I paused for a sec to consider whether or not it was properly R&B. I'm glad that four others appeared to agree.

I didn't nom "The Breaks," but it seemed legit enough (even though we discussed early on that we weren't doing rap) that I voted for it.

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Monday, 8 May 2017 20:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

If "Early in the Morning" didn't place, there's no way "Outstanding" could. Gap Band is essentially a 3 single band, with a couple of also rans.

it's just locker room treason (Sanpaku), Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:05 (six days ago) Permalink

Southern Freeez is the most scandalous omission. (Yes, I am British.)

mike t-diva, Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:06 (six days ago) Permalink

If "Early in the Morning" didn't place, there's no way "Outstanding" could. Gap Band is essentially a 3 single band, with a couple of also rans.

This is the wrongest thing this thread's seen.

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:07 (six days ago) Permalink


1. Chaka Khan - I Feel for You
1474 points, 25 votes
https://youtu.be/hX9E44mClKs

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:11 (six days ago) Permalink

background vocals by Barry Manilow!

it's just locker room treason (Sanpaku), Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:12 (six days ago) Permalink

xp A+ finale!

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:13 (six days ago) Permalink

no number one votes! :O

dyl, Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:14 (six days ago) Permalink

There she is

i know kore-eda (or something), Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:17 (six days ago) Permalink

In a way, "I Feel For You" is a much more surprising #1 than "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'," so extra excited for the win.

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:18 (six days ago) Permalink

The confluence of Chaka, Prince and Stevie doesn't hurt.

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:18 (six days ago) Permalink

Yes, much more surprising, but good on Chaka.

human/hutt hybrid (Old Lunch), Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:19 (six days ago) Permalink

true this is a somewhat surprising winner so i'm pretty psyched

dyl, Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:20 (six days ago) Permalink

I love this song but it feels... weird I guess, to see it at #1

like, IMO this is a #8 song (although I guess if everyone voting thinks it's a top 10 song but not #1, aggregation will make it #1 so never mind me)

PJD PDJ DPJ (DJP), Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:24 (six days ago) Permalink

btw how many point per position? I'm wondering if I would have influenced the outcome had I voted

PJD PDJ DPJ (DJP), Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:25 (six days ago) Permalink

Should at least swap places with "Ain't Nobody" to feel less weird.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:25 (six days ago) Permalink

Nope, nothing weird here.

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:25 (six days ago) Permalink

'Feel for You' was #6 on my ballot. Somewhere around there feels most right to me (obvs).

human/hutt hybrid (Old Lunch), Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:26 (six days ago) Permalink

Yeah, "Ain't Nobody" definitely a better tune than "I Feel for You". But props to Chaka for making a fairly generic Prince song into something so memorable!

Tuomas, Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:27 (six days ago) Permalink

Also, was it the first hit tune with a guest rapper?

Tuomas, Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:27 (six days ago) Permalink

crazy that 'early in the morning' didn't place, that's the best song ever

good poll tho, learning about so many great songs :)

flopson, Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:29 (six days ago) Permalink

Tempted tho I am now to run a separate runoff "Ain't Nobody" vs "I Feel For You" poll, I'd rather just bask in the right results on display here.

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:30 (six days ago) Permalink

This poll is an embarrassment of riches, barely a dud from the bottom to the top. Excellent work everyone, but especially ArchCarrier.

Dan Worsley, Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:34 (six days ago) Permalink

good ass poll everyone

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:34 (six days ago) Permalink

Ballots?

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:35 (six days ago) Permalink

Ranked

01. Prince - The Beautiful Ones
02. Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
03. Chaka Khan - I Feel for You
04. Pebbles - Mercedes Boy
05. Juicy - Sugar Free
06. Stevie Wonder - Do I Do
07. D-Train - Keep On
08. Soul II Soul - Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)
09. Alicia Myers - I Want to Thank You
10. Bobby Brown - On Our Own
11. Tom Browne - Thighs High (Grip Your Hips and Move)
12. Janet Jackson - The Pleasure Principle
13. Gwen Guthrie - Seventh Heaven
14. Nick Straker Band - A Little Bit of Jazz
15. Unlimited Touch - I Hear Music in the Streets
16. Prince - Baby I'm a Star
17. Gap Band - You Dropped a Bomb on Me
18. Prince - Adore
19. Jeanette "Lady" Day - Come Let Me Love You
20. Joe Smooth - Promised Land
21. Frankie Knuckles - Your Love
22. Was (Not Was) - Wheel Me Out
23. Lisa Stansfield - All Around the World
24. Joubert Singers - Stand on the Word
25. Sharon Redd - Can You Handle It
26. Seduction - Two to Make It Right
27. Chaka Khan - What Cha' Gonna Do for Me
28. Universal Robot Band - Barely Breaking Even
29. Geraldine Hunt - Can't Fake the Feeling
30. Chanelle - One Man
31. Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots
32. Janet Jackson - Alright
33. Zapp - I Can Make You Dance
34. Sylvia Striplin - Give Me Your Love
35. Imagination - Burnin' Up
36. Prince - Pop Life
37. Yarbrough and Peoples - Don't Stop the Music
38. Michael Jackson - P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
39. Odyssey - Inside Out
40. Cherrelle - I Didn't Mean to Turn You On
41. Donna Summer - State of Independence
42. Chaka Khan - Clouds
43. France Joli - Gonna Get Over You
44. Jacksons - Can You Feel It
45. Loleatta Holloway - Love Sensation
46. Sparque - Let's Go Dancin'
47. Grace Jones - Slave to the Rhythm
48. Edwin Birdsong - Cola Bottle Baby
49. Al Jarreau - Mornin'
50. Fonda Rae - Over Like a Fat Rat

Unranked

Anita Baker - Giving You the Best That I Got
Barbara Mason - Another Man
Bobby Brown - Every Little Step
Change - Paradise
Cherrelle & Alexander O'Neal - Saturday Love
D-Train - You're the One for Me
David Joseph - You Can't Hide (Your Love From Me)
Dayton - The Sound of Music
Donna Summer - Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)
Earth, Wind & Fire - Fall in Love With Me
Earth, Wind & Fire - Lady Sun
Ednah Holt - Serious, Sirius Space Party
Evelyn "Champagne" King - I'm in Love
Freeez - I.O.U.
Freeez - Southern Freeez
Gap Band - Burn Rubber on Me
Gary's Gang - Knock Me Out
George Benson - Give Me the Night
Inner Life - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Isley Brothers - Between the Sheets
Jane Child - Don't Want to Fall in Love
Janet Jackson - Love Will Never Do (Without You)
Janet Jackson - What Have You Done for Me Lately
Jets - Crush on You
Julia and Company - Breakin' Down (Sugar Samba)
Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy
Loose Ends - Hangin' on a String
Mary Jane Girls - Candy Man
Maze - Before I Let Go
Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel
Michel'le - No More Lies
Mtume - Juicy Fruit
Pointer Sisters - Dare Me
Prince - Do Me, Baby
Prince - Erotic City
Prince - How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore?
Prince - If I Was Your Girlfriend
Prince - Private Joy
Prince - Sexuality
Prince - She's Always in My Hair
Rainbow Brown - Till You Surrender
René & Angela - I'll Be Good
Stevie B. - In My Eyes
Stevie Wonder - Lately
Surface - Falling in Love
Sylvester - Do Ya Wanna Funk
Sylvester - I Need You
Sylvia Striplin - You Can't Turn Me Away
Tom Browne - Funkin' for Jamaica
Vanity 6 - Nasty Girl

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:35 (six days ago) Permalink

thank you archcarrier!

the results were indeed amazing. i'm sure once the full results are shown tho i will be aghast at the songs that the votership collectively decided were not as good of r&b as madonna's "crazy for you" (??)

dyl, Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:36 (six days ago) Permalink

Of what I voted for, am truly shocked these didn't place:

Anita Baker - Giving You the Best That I Got
Maze - Before I Let Go
Michel'le - No More Lies
Prince - Do Me, Baby
Seduction - Two to Make It Right
Sylvester - Do Ya Wanna Funk

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:37 (six days ago) Permalink

"No More Lies" not making it is 100% travesty

PJD PDJ DPJ (DJP), Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:38 (six days ago) Permalink

Post your ILM '80s R&B POLL ballots here!

Tuomas, Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:39 (six days ago) Permalink

Biggest surprises for me were "Fresh", "Smooth Criminal, and "Another Man" not making it to the top 250 at all! I was sure they were all locks for the top 50!

Tuomas, Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:40 (six days ago) Permalink

anyone have a combined recap of the full top 250? :X

dyl, Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:48 (six days ago) Permalink

Thanks arch carrier awesome work. A top 20 of surprises. Kinda puzzled that mj didn't pervade the 250 as Prince did. But patrice my no1

wtev, Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:53 (six days ago) Permalink

My ballot, all ranked, I accidentally voted for "I Feel for You" twice, hence 99 places:

1. Prince - Erotic City
2. Zapp - More Bounce to the Ounce
3. Chaka Khan - I Feel for You
4. Midnight Star - Operator
5. Ready for the World - Oh Sheila
6. Brothers Johnson - Stomp
7. Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove
8. D-Train - You're the One for Me
9. Gap Band - You Dropped a Bomb on Me
10. Carl Carlton - She's a Bad Mama Jama She's Built She's Stacked
11. Rick James - Give It to Me Baby
12. Prince - Girls & Boys
13. Egyptian Lover - Egypt Egypt
14. Gap Band - Burn Rubber on Me
15. Trouble Funk - Drop the Bomb
16. Con Funk Shun - Too Tight
17. System - You Are in My System
18. Dazz Band - Let It Whip
19. Rick James - Cold Blooded
20. Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage
21. Jody Watley - Still a Thrill
22. Friction - Bar-B-Q
23. Westwood Cash - Psycho for Your Love
24. Tom Browne - Thighs High (Grip Your Hips and Move)
25. Change - Change of heart
26. Time - Jungle Love
27. E.U. - Da Butt
28. One Way - Cutie Pie
29. Prince - Let's Work
30. Ronnie Hudson and the Street People - West Coast Poplock
31. Cameo - Word Up
32. Bar-Kays - Freakshow on the Dance Floor
33. Patrice Rushen - Get Off (You Fascinate Me)
34. Hashim - Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
35. René & Angela - I'll Be Good
36. Evelyn "Champagne" King - I'm in Love
37. Tara - Fresh Flesh
38. Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots
39. Bar-Kays - Do It (Let Me See You Shake)
40. Loose Ends - Hangin' on a String
41. Central Line - Walking Into Sunshine
42. Janet Jackson - What Have You Done for Me Lately
43. Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
44. Vanity 6 - Nasty Girl
45. Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me
46. Zapp - Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing)
47. Prince – Head
48. Rick James - Super Freak
49. Vin Zee - Funky Bee-Bop
50. Whispers - Keep On Lovin' Me
51. Imagination - Music and Lights
52. Sheila E. - The Glamorous Life
53. Klymaxx - The Men All Pause
54. Mary Jane Girls - In My House
55. Johnny Kemp - Just Got Paid
56. S.O.S. Band - Just Be Good to Me
57. Juicy - Sugar Free
58. Herbie Hancock - Magic Number
59. Evelyn "Champagne" King - Love Come Down
60. Egyptian Lover - Freak-a-Holic
61. Cherrelle - Fragile... Handle With Care
62. Whispers - It's a Love Thing
63. Sheila E. - A Love Bizarre
64. Fatback Band - I Found Lovin'
65. Cameo - Candy
66. Prince - Irresistible Bitch
67. Mtume - Juicy Fruit
68. Circle City Band - Party Lights (Shake Your Body Get Loose)
69. Roger - So Ruff So Tuff
70. S.O.S. Band - Just the Way You Like It
71. Fonda Rae - Touch Me (All Night Long)
72. D-Train - Keep On
73. Stone City Band - Freaky
74. Shalamar - There It Is
75. Caprice - 100%
76. Zapp - It Doesn't Really Matter
77. Gwen Guthrie - Seventh Heaven
78. Brooklyn, Bronx & Queens Band - Starlette
79. Slave - Watching You
80. Surface - Falling in Love
81. Unlimited Touch - I Hear Music in the Streets
82. Donna Summer - Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)
83. Cheryl Lynn - Encore
84. Cherrelle - I Didn't Mean to Turn You On
85. Shalamar - A Night to Remember
86. Fonda Rae - Over Like a Fat Rat
87. George Clinton - Atomic Dog
88. Jermaine Jackson - Let Me Tickle Your Fancy
89. One Way - Give Me One More Chance
90. Time – Cool
91. Sharon Redd - Never Give You Up
92. Taana Gardner – Heartbeat
93. Prince - Anotherloverholenyohead
94. Pointer Sisters – Automatic
95. Janet Jackson - The Pleasure Principle
96. Jesse Johnson's Revue - Be Your Man
97. Andre Cymone - The Dance Electric
98. Chic - You Are Beautiful
99. Chemise - She Can't Love You

it's just locker room treason (Sanpaku), Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:56 (six days ago) Permalink

I started a separate thread for ballots, the link is above. :)

Tuomas, Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:57 (six days ago) Permalink

great poll, this one caught me by surprise, wasn't really paying attention during voting. Lots of great tunes, plus lots of new stuff for me to check out. If I had to make a complaint, I wouldn't mind if Prince and Michael Jackson were excluded or capped because their songs are so well known and take up so many slots, maybe they crowd out some lesser known tunes.

great work Arch!

here's the spotify list, if you want to listen back:

https://open.spotify.com/user/olken2000/playlist/7fYWHyWjcMJF7MHAja1EKs

There were only 3 or 4 songs that weren't available. For many of the songs, I was choosing between album, club, radio, 12" versions, etc. If anyone comes across a version on the playlist that isn't the optimal one, let me know so I can change it up.

Moodles, Thursday, 18 May 2017 21:00 (six days ago) Permalink

One thing I was wondering about after the 70s poll was whether there's an ILM canon for this stuff, or whether we love the same things as everyone else. Still not sure.

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Thursday, 18 May 2017 21:10 (six days ago) Permalink

I didn't vote but enjoyed the rollout and am digging through the Spotify playlist. I've only really dipped into this territory before (I maybe know about a quarter of these songs), so I probably shouldn't complain about the results. Nonetheless, I'm shocked that while ILM forgot not "Forget Me Nots" it apparently needed reminders of "Remind Me," which is one of the most beguiling songs ever. I shoulda campaigned.

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Thursday, 18 May 2017 21:29 (six days ago) Permalink

I was at choir practice, so I missed the finish of my own poll, but never mind.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this -- in any way.

It was great fun, I discovered tons of new music (as usual in ILM polls) and the discussions and comments were brilliant. Thanks!

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 18 May 2017 21:59 (six days ago) Permalink

FULL RESULTS:

1. Chaka Khan - I Feel for You 1474 points, 25 votes
2. Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 1433 points, 21 votes, 2 number ones
3. Cameo - Word Up 1181 points, 18 votes
4. Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance 1126 points, 17 votes
5. Taana Gardner - Heartbeat 1092 points, 17 votes, 1 number one
6. Rufus & Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody 1031 points, 17 votes, 1 number one
7. Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots 1006 points, 17 votes, 1 number one
8. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean 1001 points, 14 votes, 1 number one
9. Shannon - Let the Music Play 999 points, 17 votes, 1 number one
10. Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove 959 points, 18 votes
11. George Benson - Give Me the Night 946 points, 17 votes, 1 number one
12. Womack & Womack - Teardrops 911 points, 15 votes
13. Commodores - Nightshift 895 points, 13 votes
14. Michael Jackson - Human Nature 858 points, 14 votes
15. Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing 848 points, 15 votes, 1 number one
16. Diana Ross - Upside Down 837 points, 17 votes
17. The S.O.S. Band - Just Be Good to Me 832 points, 15 votes
18. The Jacksons - Can You Feel It 824 points, 16 votes
19. Luther Vandross - Never Too Much 822 points, 13 votes, 1 number one
20. Prince - When Doves Cry 810 points, 14 votes, 1 number one
21. Soul II Soul - Back to Life (However Do You Want Me) 791 points, 15 votes, 1 number one
22. Dazz Band - Let It Whip 767 points, 13 votes, 1 number one
23. Oran "Juice" Jones - The Rain 731 points, 14 votes
24. Evelyn "Champagne" King - Love Come Down 723 points, 12 votes
25. D-Train - You're the One for Me 712 points, 14 votes
26. Prince - Controversy 706 points, 10 votes
27. Hall and Oates - I Can't Go for That (No Can Do) 689 points, 13 votes
28. Loose Ends - Hangin' on a String 686 points, 10 votes, 1 number one
29. The Gap Band - You Dropped a Bomb on Me 683 points, 11 votes
30. Prince - Kiss 677 points, 11 votes
31. Rick James - Super Freak 672 points, 12 votes
32. Pointer Sisters - Automatic 670 points, 14 votes
33. Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love 645 points, 11 votes
34. Grace Jones - Slave to the Rhythm 635 points, 9 votes
35. Janet Jackson - When I Think of You 633 points, 11 votes, 1 number one
36. Sade - The Sweetest Taboo 630 points, 10 votes
37. Prince - Little Red Corvette 626 points, 9 votes, 1 number one
38. Mtume - Juicy Fruit 623 points, 12 votes
39. Sheila E. - The Glamorous Life 621 points, 14 votes
40. Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait 617 points, 12 votes
41. Human League - Human 616 points, 9 votes
42. Evelyn King - I'm in Love 609 points, 10 votes
43. Prince - If I Was Your Girlfriend 602 points, 13 votes
44. Gwen Guthrie - Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But the Rent 597 points, 9 votes
45. Cameo - Candy 594 points, 9 votes
46. The Brothers Johnson - Stomp! 591 points, 9 votes
47. Grace Jones - Pull Up to the Bumper 583 points, 10 votes
48. Cherrelle & Alexander O'Neal - Saturday Love 581 points, 11 votes
49. Janet Jackson - Escapade 580 points, 10 votes
50. Zapp - More Bounce to the Ounce 571 points, 8 votes
51. Inner Life - Ain't No Mountain High Enough 568 points, 9 votes
52. Change - The Glow of Love 567 points, 9 votes
53. Stevie Wonder - Do I Do 545 points, 11 votes
54. Ready for the World - Oh Sheila 543 points, 9 votes
55. Wham! - Everything She Wants 530 points, 9 votes
56. Prince - The Beautiful Ones 528 points, 7 votes, 1 number one
57. Imagination - Just an Illusion 526 points, 9 votes
58. Culture Club - Time (Clock of the Heart) 524 points, 8 votes
59. The Gap Band - Burn Rubber on Me 516 points, 10 votes
60. Ashford & Simpson - Solid 509 points, 11 votes
61. Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out 503 points, 10 votes
62. Alexander O'Neal - Criticize 501 points, 8 votes, 1 number one
63. Teena Marie - Square Biz 489 points, 9 votes
64. Lionel Richie - All Night Long (All Night) 486 points, 8 votes
65. The Whispers - And the Beat Goes On 480 points, 10 votes
66. Kid Creole & The Coconuts - I'm a Wonderful Thing, Baby 476 points, 7 votes
67. Prince - Let's Go Crazy 470 points, 8 votes
68. Prince - Erotic City 468 points, 9 votes, 1 number one
69. René & Angela - I'll Be Good 462 points, 9 votes
70. Universal Robot Band - Barely Breaking Even 454 points, 7 votes
71. Prince - U Got the Look 442 points, 6 votes
72. Soul II Soul - Keep On Movin' 441 points, 9 votes
73. Sade - Smooth Operator 440 points, 9 votes
74. Kool & the Gang - Get Down on It 437 points, 9 votes
75. Ready for the World - Love You Down 429 points, 8 votes
76. George Michael - One More Try 426 points, 7 votes
77. Lisa Stansfield - All Around the World 425 points, 10 votes
78. Michael Jackson - P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) 420 points, 10 votes
79. Prince - Purple Rain 420 points, 5 votes, 1 number one
80. Madonna - Borderline 418 points, 7 votes
81. Prince - Raspberry Beret 410 points, 7 votes
82. Loleatta Holloway - Love Sensation 410 points, 6 votes
83. Vanity 6 - Nasty Girl 407 points, 8 votes
84. Class Action - Weekend 404 points, 6 votes
85. M/A/R/R/S - Pump Up the Volume 401 points, 8 votes
86. The Whispers - It's a Love Thing 401 points, 7 votes
87. Imagination - Music and Lights 398 points, 5 votes
88. Prince - 1999 393 points, 9 votes
89. Terence Trent d'Arby - Wishing Well 393 points, 8 votes
90. Cherrelle - I Didn't Mean to Turn You On 392 points, 9 votes
91. Art of Noise - Moments in Love 391 points, 6 votes
92 (TIE). Inner City - Good Life 390 points, 8 votes
92 (TIE). Whitney Houston - How Will I Know 390 points, 8 votes
94. Anita Baker - Sweet Love 389 points, 9 votes
95. Junior - Mama Used to Say 385 points, 8 votes
96. Frankie Smith - Double Dutch Bus 380 points, 9 votes
97. Grover Washington Jr. - Just the Two of Us 380 points, 7 votes
98. Carl Carlton - She's a Bad Mama Jama She's Built She's Stacked 377 points, 8 votes
99. Terence Trent D'Arby - Sign Your Name 376 points, 6 votes
100. Change - A Lover's Holiday 375 points, 6 votes, 1 number one
101. DeBarge - Rhythm of the Night 371 points, 8 votes
102. The Jets - Crush on You 367 points, 5 votes, 1 number one
103. Frankie Knuckles - Your Love 367 points, 5 votes
104. Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin' 362 points, 6 votes
105. Force M.D.'s - Tender Love 362 points, 5 votes
106. Brenda Russell feat. Joe Esposito - Piano in the Dark 361 points, 6 votes
107. Bobby Brown - My Prerogative 360 points, 6 votes
108. Newcleus - Jam on It 354 points, 4 votes
109. Janet Jackson - What Have You Done for Me Lately 350 points, 9 votes
110. Yarbrough and Peoples - Don't Stop the Music 350 points, 6 votes
111. Coati Mundi - Que Pasa/Me No Pop I 350 points, 5 votes
112. Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage 349 points, 7 votes
113. Prince - Mountains 349 points, 5 votes
114. Odyssey - Going Back to My Roots 348 points, 7 votes
115. Jermaine Stewart - We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off 341 points, 5 votes
116. Morris Day and The Time - Jungle Love 340 points, 6 votes
117. Midnight Star - Freak-a-Zoid 340 points, 5 votes
118. Prince - Dirty Mind 334 points, 6 votes
119. Mary Jane Girls - In My House 332 points, 6 votes
120. Carly Simon - Why 332 points, 5 votes
121 (TIE). Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Stool Pigeon 330 points, 5 votes
121 (TIE). Scritti Politti - Absolute 330 points, 5 votes
123. Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin') 329 points, 5 votes
124. Prince - Pop Life 327 points, 6 votes, 1 number one
125. Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown 327 points, 6 votes
126. Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force - I Wonder if I Take You Home 325 points, 8 votes
127. Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy 325 points, 7 votes
128. Fonda Rae - Over Like a Fat Rat 325 points, 6 votes
129. The System - Don't Disturb This Groove 324 points, 5 votes
130. Womack & Womack - Baby I'm Scared of You 323 points, 6 votes
131. Jane Child - Don't Wanna Fall in Love 322 points, 5 votes
132. Herbie Hancock - Rockit 319 points, 7 votes
133. Change - Paradise 319 points, 6 votes, 1 number one
134. Deniece Williams - Let's Hear It for the Boy 316 points, 6 votes
135. Odyssey - Use It Up and Wear It Out 314 points, 5 votes
136. David Bowie - Let's Dance 313 points, 6 votes
137. Shalamar - A Night to Remember 312 points, 7 votes, 1 number one
138. Irene Cara - Fame 311 points, 5 votes
139 (TIE). Madonna - Like a Prayer 310 points, 6 votes
139 (TIE). Sheila E. - A Love Bizarre 310 points, 6 votes
141. The Jets - You Got It All 310 points, 4 votes
142. Central Line - Walking Into Sunshine 309 points, 5 votes
143. George Clinton - Atomic Dog 307 points, 8 votes
144. Philip Bailey & Phil Collins - Easy Lover 306 points, 6 votes
145. The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right) 305 points, 7 votes
146. Rick James - Give It to Me Baby 305 points, 6 votes
147. Freeez - I.O.U. 304 points, 7 votes
148. C-Bank - One More Shot 302 points, 4 votes
149. Gregory Abbott - Shake You Down 300 points, 5 votes
150. Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue 299 points, 7 votes
151. Prince - Sign O' the Times 296 points, 7 votes
152. The Whispers - Rock Steady 295 points, 5 votes
153 (TIE). George Michael - Father Figure 294 points, 5 votes
153 (TIE). Pointer Sisters - Dare Me 294 points, 5 votes
155. Isley Brothers - Between the Sheets 292 points, 6 votes
156. Rebbie Jackson - Centipede 292 points, 5 votes
157. Funky 4 Plus 1 - That's the Joint 291 points, 5 votes
158. Prince - 17 Days 286 points, 4 votes
159. Pebbles - Mercedes Boy 285 points, 5 votes
160. Janet Jackson - The Pleasure Principle 283 points, 6 votes
161. Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face? 283 points, 5 votes
162. Gwen Guthrie - Seventh Heaven 282 points, 5 votes
163. Prince - I Would Die 4 U 281 points, 6 votes, 1 number one
164. Fatback Band - I Found Lovin' 281 points, 5 votes
165. Company B - Fascinated 280 points, 5 votes
166. Prince - Baby I'm a Star 280 points, 4 votes
167. Indeep - Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life 276 points, 7 votes
168. Mel & Kim - Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend) 275 points, 5 votes
169. Fonda Rae - Touch Me (All Night Long) aka Tuch Me 269 points, 6 votes
170. Michael Jackson - Man in the Mirror 269 points, 4 votes
171 (TIE). Pointer Sisters - He's So Shy 261 points, 5 votes
171 (TIE). Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) 261 points, 5 votes
173. Tina Turner - What's Love Got to Do With It 260 points, 5 votes
174. Michael Jackson - Beat It 259 points, 6 votes
175. Colonel Abrams - Trapped 259 points, 5 votes
176. RAH Band - Clouds Across the Moon 258 points, 4 votes
177. Joe Smooth - Promised Land 256 points, 4 votes
178. Timex Social Club - Rumors 255 points, 5 votes
179. Pointer Sisters - Jump (For My Love) 253 points, 7 votes
180. Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious 253 points, 6 votes
181. Alexander O'Neal - If You Were Here Tonight 253 points, 3 votes
182. Janet Jackson - Nasty 251 points, 6 votes
183. Teena Marie - Lovergirl 251 points, 5 votes
184. K.C. & the Sunshine Band - Give It Up 249 points, 6 votes
185. Babyface - It's No Crime 249 points, 3 votes
186. Jones Girls - Nights Over Egypt 247 points, 6 votes
187. Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me 246 points, 6 votes
188. Nick Straker Band - A Little Bit of Jazz 244 points, 4 votes
189. Paula Abdul - Straight Up 243 points, 5 votes
190. Janet Jackson - Come Back to Me 243 points, 3 votes
191. Levert - Casanova 240 points, 6 votes
192. Joubert Singers - Stand on the Word 240 points, 4 votes
193. Peech Boys - Don't Make Me Wait 239 points, 5 votes
194. Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 237 points, 5 votes
195. James Ingram & Michael McDonald - Yah Mo B There 235 points, 5 votes
196. Prince - Adore 235 points, 3 votes
197. Anita Baker - Caught Up in the Rapture 232 points, 5 votes, 1 number one
198. Dennis Edwards feat. Siedah Garrett - Don't Look Any Further 231 points, 4 votes
199. Sheila E. - The Belle of St. Mark 230 points, 4 votes
200. D-Train - Keep On 228 points, 5 votes
201. Prince - I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man 227 points, 3 votes
202. Kool & the Gang - Celebration 226 points, 5 votes
203. Chic - Rebels Are We 226 points, 3 votes
204. Stephanie Mills - Never Knew Love Like This Before 225 points, 5 votes
205. Janet Jackson - Love Will Never Do (Without You) 225 points, 4 votes
206. Tom Browne - Funkin' for Jamaica (N.Y.) 224 points, 5 votes
207. Patrice Rushen - Feels So Real (Won't Let Go) 224 points, 3 votes
208. Unlimited Touch - I Hear Music in the Streets 223 points, 4 votes
209. Hall and Oates - Out of Touch 223 points, 3 votes
210 (TIE). Neneh Cherry - Manchild 222 points, 5 votes
210 (TIE). Odyssey - Inside Out 222 points, 5 votes
212. Odyssey - (Joy) I Know It 222 points, 4 votes
213 (TIE). Hot Chocolate - It Started With a Kiss 221 points, 5 votes
213 (TIE). Shannon - Give Me Tonight 221 points, 5 votes
215. Klymaxx - The Men All Pause 221 points, 3 votes
216. Madonna - Crazy for You 220 points, 3 votes
217 (TIE). Bobby Brown - On Our Own 218 points, 3 votes
217 (TIE). Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Else's Guy 218 points, 3 votes
219. George Michael - A Different Corner 217 points, 5 votes
220. Michael Jackson - Another Part of Me 217 points, 3 votes
221. Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters 216 points, 6 votes
222. Teddy Pendergrass - Love T.K.O. 216 points, 4 votes
223. George Michael - Careless Whisper 215 points, 4 votes
224. Michael Jackson - Thriller 214 points, 4 votes
225. Michael Jackson - Baby Be Mine 209 points, 3 votes
226. Irene Cara - Flashdance... What a Feeling 208 points, 4 votes
227. The Whispers - Keep On Lovin' Me 208 points, 3 votes
228. Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) 206 points, 5 votes
229. Womack & Womack - Love Wars 205 points, 4 votes
230. Bobby Womack - If You Think You're Lonely Now 203 points, 5 votes
231. Bobby Brown - Every Little Step 202 points, 5 votes
232 (TIE). Princess - Say I'm Your Number One 202 points, 4 votes
232 (TIE). Tracie Spencer - Symptoms of True Love 202 points, 4 votes
234. Marvin Gaye - Praise 202 points, 3 votes
235. Jeffrey Osborne - Stay With Me Tonight 201 points, 6 votes
236. Sharon Redd - Beat the Street 200 points, 4 votes
237. Aretha Franklin - Get It Right 199 points, 3 votes
238. Kurtis Blow - The Breaks 198 points, 5 votes
239. Donna Summer - This Time I Know It's for Real 197 points, 4 votes
240. Stacey Q - Two of Hearts 197 points, 3 votes
241 (TIE). Imagination - Changes 196 points, 3 votes
241 (TIE). Terence Trent d'Arby - If You Let Me Stay 196 points, 3 votes
243. Sly Fox - Let's Go All the Way 194 points, 5 votes
244. Diana Ross - Chain Reaction 194 points, 3 votes
245. Cameo - Single Life 191 points, 3 votes
246. Sheena Easton - Sugar Walls 189 points, 3 votes
247. Guy - I Like 185 points, 5 votes
248. Kashif - I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On) 185 points, 4 votes
249 (TIE). Chic - 26 184 points, 3 votes
249 (TIE). World's Famous Supreme Team - Hey! D.J. 184 points, 3 votes

251. David Joseph - You Can't Hide (Your Love From Me) 183 points, 4 votes
252. The Gap Band - Outstanding 183 points, 3 votes
253. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall 182 points, 5 votes
254. Luther Vandross - Give Me The Reason 182 points, 4 votes
255. Prince - Alphabet St. 182 points, 3 votes
256. Prince - Take Me With U 181 points, 3 votes
257. War - Outlaw 179 points, 4 votes
258. Prince - Electric Chair 175 points, 2 votes
259. Warp 9 - Light Years Away 175 points, 2 votes
260. Zapp - Computer Love 174 points, 4 votes
261. Johnny Kemp - Just Got Paid 173 points, 4 votes
262. Al B. Sure! - Nite and Day 173 points, 3 votes
263. Imagination - So Good So Right 172 points, 4 votes
264. Sylvester - Do Ya Wanna Funk 171 points, 3 votes
265. Zapp - Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing) 168 points, 4 votes
266. Madonna - Lucky Star 168 points, 3 votes
267. Lionel Richie - You Are 167 points, 3 votes
268. Chaka Khan - I Know You, I Live You 166 points, 3 votes
269. Liquid Liquid - Cavern 166 points, 3 votes
270. Cheryl Lynn - Shake It Up Tonight 166 points, 2 votes
271. Tom Browne - Thighs High (Grip Your Hips and Move) 166 points, 2 votes
272. Donna Summer - State of Independence 165 points, 3 votes
273. Janet Jackson - Let's Wait a While 165 points, 3 votes
274. Prince - Batdance 165 points, 3 votes
275. Change - Miracles 165 points, 2 votes
276. Madonna - Holiday 164 points, 3 votes, 1 number one
277. Taste of Honey - Rescue Me 164 points, 3 votes
278. Nona Hendryx - B-Boys 163 points, 3 votes
279. Trouble Funk - Drop the Bomb 163 points, 3 votes
280. DeBarge - I Like It 163 points, 2 votes
281. Weather Girls - It's Raining Men 162 points, 5 votes
282. Donna Summer - On the Radio 162 points, 3 votes
283. Cheryl Lynn - Encore 161 points, 3 votes
284. Dionne Warwick - Heartbreaker 161 points, 3 votes
285. Gwen Guthrie - Padlock 161 points, 3 votes
286. Donna Allen - Serious 160 points, 3 votes
287. Mary Jane Girls - Candy Man 160 points, 3 votes
288. Prince - The Ballad of Dorothy Parker 160 points, 3 votes
289. Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel 158 points, 4 votes
290. Isley Jasper Isley - Caravan of Love 157 points, 3 votes
291. Prince - Sometimes It Snows in April 156 points, 5 votes
292. Prince - How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore? 156 points, 4 votes
293. Janet Jackson - Control 155 points, 3 votes
294. Prince - Let's Pretend We're Married 155 points, 2 votes, 1 number one
295. Maze - Back in Stride 155 points, 2 votes
296. Scritti Politti - Perfect Way 155 points, 2 votes
297. New Edition - If It Isn't Love 154 points, 4 votes
298. CeCe Rogers - Someday 154 points, 3 votes
299. Labi Siffre - (Something Inside) So Strong 154 points, 2 votes
300. The System - You Are in My System 154 points, 2 votes
301. Shirley Lites - Heat You Up (Melt You Down) 153 points, 3 votes
302. El DeBarge - Who's Johnny 153 points, 2 votes
303. Grace Jones - Nipple to the Bottle 152 points, 3 votes
304. Raydio - A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do) 152 points, 2 votes
305. Joyce Sims - Come Into My Life 151 points, 5 votes
306. Gil Scott-Heron - B-Movie 151 points, 2 votes
307. Xavier - Work That Sucker to Death 150 points, 2 votes
308. Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Endicott 148 points, 3 votes
309. The Jacksons - Torture 148 points, 2 votes
310. Marcel King - Reach for Love 148 points, 2 votes
311. Imagination - Body Talk 147 points, 4 votes
312. Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal 147 points, 4 votes
313. Janet Jackson - Miss You Much 146 points, 4 votes
314. Cameo - She's Strange 146 points, 3 votes
315. Linx - Intuition 146 points, 3 votes
316. Prince - Girls & Boys 146 points, 3 votes
317. Chaka Khan - Clouds 146 points, 2 votes
318. Chaka Khan - What Cha' Gonna Do for Me 146 points, 2 votes
319. Defunkt - Razor's Edge 146 points, 2 votes
320. Smokey Robinson - Being With You 145 points, 4 votes
321. Toney Lee - Love So Deep 145 points, 2 votes
322. Donna Summer - She Works Hard for the Money 144 points, 3 votes
323. Vanity 6 - If a Girl Answers (Don't Hang Up) 144 points, 2 votes
324. Sade - Love Is Stronger Than Pride 143 points, 3 votes
325. Lisa Stansfield - This Is the Right Time 143 points, 2 votes
326. Sylvia Striplin - Give Me Your Love 143 points, 2 votes
327. Lionel Richie - Hello 142 points, 3 votes
328. Brooklyn, Bronx & Queens Band - On the Beat 142 points, 2 votes
329. Change - Searching 141 points, 3 votes
330. George Benson - Inside Love 141 points, 2 votes
331. The Gap Band - Early in the Morning 140 points, 2 votes
332. Neville Brothers - Brother John/Iko Iko 140 points, 2 votes
333. New Edition - Can You Stand the Rain 140 points, 2 votes
334. T.S. Monk - Bon Bon Vie (Gimme the Good Life) 139 points, 3 votes
335. Was (Not Was) - Wheel Me Out 139 points, 3 votes
336. Juicy - Sugar Free 139 points, 2 votes
337. Gary Byrd & the G.B. Experience - The Crown 137 points, 3 votes
338. E.U. - Da Butt 137 points, 2 votes
339. Skipworth and Turner - Thinking About Your Love 135 points, 4 votes
340. Rick James - Cold Blooded 135 points, 3 votes
341. Shalamar - I Can Make You Feel Good 135 points, 3 votes
342. Kool & the Gang - Misled 135 points, 2 votes
343. Material - Memories 135 points, 2 votes
344. Breakfast Club - Right on Track 134 points, 2 votes
345. Diana Ross - My Old Piano 134 points, 2 votes
346. Stevie Wonder - Lately 133 points, 4 votes
347. Aurra - Checking You Out 133 points, 2 votes
348. Gwen Guthrie - Peanut Butter 133 points, 2 votes
349. Prince - Head 132 points, 3 votes
350. Anita Baker - Same Ole Love 132 points, 2 votes
351. Willie Colón - Set Fire to Me 132 points, 2 votes
352. J. Walter Negro and the Loose Joints - Shoot the Pump 131 points, 2 votes
353. Alicia Myers - I Want to Thank You 130 points, 2 votes
354. Donald Byrd - Love Has Come Around 130 points, 2 votes
355. Prince - I Wish U Heaven 130 points, 2 votes
356. Stacy Lattisaw - Jump to the Beat 129 points, 3 votes
357. Stevie Wonder - Overjoyed 129 points, 3 votes
358. Alexander O'Neal - A Broken Heart Can Mend 129 points, 2 votes
359. Stevie Wonder - Rocket Love 129 points, 2 votes
360. Visual - The Music's Got Me 129 points, 2 votes
361. Bootsy Collins - Party on Plastic (What's Bootsy Doin'?) 128 points, 2 votes
362. Mel & Kim - Respectable 128 points, 2 votes
363. Randy Crawford - Someday I'll Fly Away 127 points, 3 votes
364. René & Angela - I Love You More 127 points, 3 votes
365. Sharon Redd - Never Give You Up 127 points, 3 votes
366. Vanity 6 - He's So Dull 127 points, 2 votes
367. Amii Stewart - Friends 126 points, 2 votes
368. George Clinton - One Fun at a Time 126 points, 2 votes
369. Jellybean - The Mexican 126 points, 2 votes
370. Farley "Jackmaster" Funk & Jessie Saunders - Love Can't Turn Around 125 points, 4 votes
371. Cherrelle - Fragile... Handle With Care 125 points, 2 votes
372. Simply Red - Holding Back the Years 124 points, 4 votes
373. Limit - She's So Divine 124 points, 3 votes
374. Earth, Wind & Fire - Fall in Love With Me 124 points, 2 votes
375. Jenny Burton - Remember What You Like 124 points, 2 votes
376. Nona Hendryx - Keep It Confidential 124 points, 2 votes
377. Stevie Wonder - That Girl 124 points, 2 votes
378. The Time - 777-9311 122 points, 5 votes
379. Keith Sweat - I Want Her 122 points, 4 votes
380. Sparque - Let's Go Dancin' 122 points, 3 votes
381. Freeez - Southern Freeez 122 points, 2 votes
382. Shirley Murdock - As We Lay 121 points, 3 votes
383. Al Jarreau - Mornin' 121 points, 2 votes
384. J. Blackfoot - Taxi 121 points, 2 votes
385. Sister Sledge - Pretty Baby 121 points, 2 votes
386. Sharon Brown - I Specialize in Love 120 points, 4 votes
387. Madonna - Angel 120 points, 3 votes
388. Prince - Darling Nikki 120 points, 3 votes
389. Rose Royce - R.R. Express 120 points, 3 votes
390. France Joli - Gonna Get Over You 120 points, 2 votes
391. Raincoats - Animal Rhapsody 120 points, 2 votes
392. Quincy Jones - Ai No Corrida 119 points, 3 votes
393. Stephanie Mills - The Medicine Song 119 points, 3 votes
394. George Clinton - Get Dressed 119 points, 2 votes
395. Eddie Murphy - Party All the Time 116 points, 3 votes
396. Planet Patrol - Play at Your Own Risk 116 points, 3 votes
397. Steve Winwood - Higher Love 116 points, 3 votes
398. Janet Jackson - Alright 116 points, 2 votes
399. Vin Zee - Funky Bee-Bop 116 points, 2 votes
400. Atlantic Starr - Always 115 points, 2 votes
401. Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me 115 points, 2 votes
402. Billy Ocean - Suddenly 114 points, 2 votes
403. Midnight Star - Operator 114 points, 2 votes
404. Sheila E. - Holly Rock 114 points, 2 votes
405. Slave - Snap Shot 114 points, 2 votes
406. The Jacksons feat. Mick Jagger - State of Shock 113 points, 3 votes
407. Q-Feel - Dancing In Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop) 113 points, 2 votes
408. Maze feat. Frankie Beverly - Joy and Pain 112 points, 4 votes
409. Bros. - When Will I Be Famous 112 points, 2 votes
410. Exposé - Point of No Return 112 points, 2 votes
411. The S.O.S. Band - Weekend Girl 112 points, 2 votes
412. Colourbox - The Moon Is Blue 111 points, 2 votes
413. Sade - Paradise 110 points, 3 votes
414. Kool & the Gang - Too Hot 110 points, 2 votes
415. Prince - It 110 points, 2 votes
416. Spandau Ballet - Chant No. 1 110 points, 2 votes
417. Alexander O'Neal - Fake 109 points, 3 votes
418. Prince - She's Always in My Hair 109 points, 3 votes
419. Scritti Politti - The Word Girl 107 points, 3 votes
420. Teena Marie - I Need Your Lovin' 107 points, 3 votes
421. Shalamar - Sweeter as the Days Go By 107 points, 2 votes
422. Barbara Mason - Another Man 106 points, 3 votes
423. Bar-Kays - Freakshow on the Dance Floor 106 points, 2 votes
424. Crown Heights Affair - You Gave Me Love 106 points, 2 votes
425. Geraldine Hunt - Can't Fake the Feeling 106 points, 2 votes
426. Jermaine Jackson - Let Me Tickle Your Fancy 104 points, 3 votes
427. Marvin Gaye - Heavy Love Affair 104 points, 3 votes
428. Change - Change of heart 104 points, 2 votes
429. Stephanie Mills - (You're Puttin') A Rush on Me 104 points, 2 votes
430. Larry Graham - Sooner or Later 103 points, 2 votes
431. Debbie Deb - When I Hear Music 102 points, 3 votes
432. Rainbow Brown - Till You Surrender 102 points, 2 votes
433. Wham! - Young Guns (Go for It) 101 points, 3 votes
434. Raw Silk - Do It to the Music 100 points, 3 votes
435. Rockers Revenge feat. Donnie Calvin - Walkin' on Sunshine 100 points, 3 votes
436. Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love for You 100 points, 2 votes
437. Baiser - Summer Breeze 100 points, 1 votes, 1 number on
438. The Jacksons - Walk Right Now 99 points, 3 votes
439. Pointer Sisters - Slow Hand 99 points, 2 votes
440. Strafe - Set It Off 99 points, 2 votes
441. Aretha Franklin - Jump to It 99 points, 1 vote
442. Otis Clay - The Only Way Is Up 99 points, 1 vote
443. Sharon Redd - Love How You Feel 99 points, 1 vote
444. Ashford & Simpson - Street Corner 98 points, 1 vote
445. George Clinton - Free Alterations 98 points, 1 vote
446. Pave Maijanen - Lähtisitkö 98 points, 1 vote
447. Bar-Kays - Hit and Run 96 points, 1 vote
448. Slave - Stone Jam 96 points, 1 vote
449. Surface - Falling in Love 95 points, 3 votes
450. Gayle Adams - Love Fever 95 points, 2 votes
451. Stevie Wonder - Ribbon in the Sky 95 points, 2 votes
452. Billy Ocean - Nights (Feels Like Getting Down) 95 points, 1 vote
453. New Edition - Candy Girl 94 points, 3 votes
454. Alexander O'Neal - Sunshine 94 points, 2 votes
455. Starpoint - Object of My Desire 94 points, 2 votes
456. Funkadelic - The Electric Spanking of War Babies 94 points, 1 vote
457. George Benson - Love X Love 94 points, 1 vote
458. Jill Jones - Mia Bocca 94 points, 1 vote
459. Artists United Against Apartheid - Sun City 93 points, 1 vote
460. Carol Jiani - Touch and Go Lover 93 points, 1 vote
461. Nuance feat. Vikki Love - Loveride 93 points, 1 vote
462. Prince - Bambi 93 points, 1 vote
463. Q - The Voice of Q 93 points, 1 vote
464. Sylvester - Don't Stop 93 points, 1 vote
465. Roger - So Ruff So Tuff 92 points, 3 votes
466. Aretha Franklin - Who's Zoomin' Who? 92 points, 2 votes
467. Jeanette "Lady" Day - Come Let Me Love You 92 points, 2 votes
468. Jonzun Crew - Space Cowboy 92 points, 1 vote
469. Malcolm McLaren - Madam Butterfly 92 points, 1 vote
470. Soul II Soul - Fairplay 92 points, 1 vote
471. Wendy & Lisa - Are You My Baby? 92 points, 1 vote
472. Debbie Gibson - Only In My Dreams 91 points, 1 vote
473. Eddy Grant - Do You Feel My Love? 91 points, 1 vote
474. Steve Arrington’s Hall of Fame - Nobody Can Be You 90 points, 1 vote
475. Edwin Birdsong - Cola Bottle Baby 89 points, 2 votes
476. Phyllis Nelson - I Like You 89 points, 1 vote
477. Suzy Q - Get On Up and Do It Again 89 points, 1 vote
478. Touche - Just Like a Door Knob 89 points, 1 vote
479. Bobby Womack - Love Has Finally Come at Last 88 points, 3 votes
480. Anita Baker - Giving You the Best That I Got 88 points, 2 votes
481. Chic - You Are Beautiful 88 points, 2 votes
482. Grace Jones - My Jamaican Guy 88 points, 2 votes
483. Leon Haywood - Don't Push It Don't Force It 88 points, 2 votes
484. Luther Vandross - Stop to Love 88 points, 2 votes
485. DeBarge - All This Love 88 points, 1 vote
486. Egyptian Lover - Egypt Egypt 88 points, 1 vote
487. Paula Abdul - Cold Hearted 88 points, 1 vote
488. Sharon Redd - In the Name of Love 88 points, 1 vote
489. Terri Wells - I'm Givin' All My Love 88 points, 1 vote
490. Sade - Your Love Is King 87 points, 3 votes
491. Tom Tom Club - Wordy Rappinghood 87 points, 2 votes
492. Shalamar - Dancing in the Sheets 87 points, 1 vote
493. Jody Watley - Looking for a New Love 86 points, 3 votes
494. ESG - You're No Good 86 points, 2 votes
495. Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue 86 points, 2 votes
496. Special AKA - Free Nelson Mandela 86 points, 2 votes
497. Aretha Franklin - Jimmy Lee 86 points, 1 vote
498. Funkadelic - Electro-Cuties 86 points, 1 vote
499. Kool & the Gang - Stand Up and Sing 86 points, 1 vote
500. Paul Simpson feat. Adeva - Musical Freedom 86 points, 1 vote
501. Culture Club - Church of the Poison Mind 85 points, 2 votes
502. Evelyn Thomas - High Energy 85 points, 2 votes
503. Madonna - Dress You Up 85 points, 2 votes
504. Miquel Brown - So Many Men, So Little Time 85 points, 2 votes
505. George Clinton - Last Dance 85 points, 1 vote
506. Kirka - Hengaillaan 85 points, 1 vote
507. Smokey Robinson - Let Me Be the Clock 84 points, 2 votes
508. Aurra - Such a Feeling 84 points, 1 vote
509. Con Funk Shun - Too Tight 84 points, 1 vote
510. DeBarge - Stay With Me 84 points, 1 vote
511. Deniece Williams - It's Gonna Take a Miracle 84 points, 1 vote
512. Luther Vandross - A House Is Not a Home 84 points, 1 vote
513. George Clinton - Man's Best Friend/Loopzilla 83 points, 2 votes
514. Herbie Hancock - Magic Number 83 points, 2 votes
515. Prince - Strange Relationship 83 points, 2 votes
516. Jackie Stoudemire - Invisible Wind 83 points, 1 vote
517. Mr Fingers - What About This Love 83 points, 1 vote
518. Thelma Houston - You Used to Hold Me 83 points, 1 vote
519. Cheri - Murphy's Law 82 points, 1 vote
520. Commodores - Oh No 82 points, 1 vote
521. Ottawan - Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart) 82 points, 1 vote
522. Sylvester - I Need You 81 points, 3 votes
523. Gladys Knight & The Pips - Save the Overtime (For Me) 81 points, 2 votes
524. Sharon Redd - Can You Handle It 81 points, 2 votes
525. Madonna & Prince - Love Song 81 points, 1 vote
526. Pieces of a Dream - Mt Airy Groove 81 points, 1 vote
527. Prince - Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad? 81 points, 1 vote
528. Stevie Wonder - All I Do 81 points, 1 vote
529. Robert Palmer - I Didn't Mean To Turn You On 80 points, 1 vote
530. Chanelle - One Man 79 points, 2 votes
531. Michael Jackson - Dirty Diana 79 points, 2 votes
532. Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora - When the Rain Begins to Fall 79 points, 1 vote
533. Jody Watley - Still a Thrill 79 points, 1 vote
534. Steve Arrington's Hall of Fame - Weak at the Knees 79 points, 1 vote
535. Stevie Wonder - Front Line 79 points, 1 vote
536. Vanity 6 - Wet Dream 79 points, 1 vote
537. Was (Not Was) - Carry Me Back to Old Morocco 79 points, 1 vote
538. Shalamar - The Second Time Around 78 points, 3 votes
539. Ollie & Jerry - Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us 78 points, 2 votes
540. Friction - Bar-B-Q 78 points, 1 vote
541. The S.O.S. Band - Tell Me if You Still Care 78 points, 1 vote
542. Bootsy - Mug Push 77 points, 2 votes
543. Club Nouveau - Why You Treat Me So Bad? 77 points, 1 vote
544. Edwin Birdsong - Rapper Dapper Snapper 77 points, 1 vote
545. Jermaine Jackson & Michael Jackson - Tell Me I'm Not Dreamin' (Too Good To Be True) 77 points, 1 vote
546. Westwood Cash - Psycho for Your Love 77 points, 1 vote
547. Eddy Grant - I Don't Wanna Dance 76 points, 2 votes
548. Pasadenas - Tribute (Right On) 76 points, 2 votes
549. DeBarge - A Dream 76 points, 1 vote
550. Marvin Gaye - My Love Is Waiting 76 points, 1 vote
551. Whistle - Right Next to Me 76 points, 1 vote
552. Herb Alpert feat. Janet Jackson - Diamonds 75 points, 2 votes
553. Laid Back - White Horse 75 points, 2 votes
554. The S.O.S. Band - Just the Way You Like It 75 points, 2 votes
555. After 7 - Ready or Not 75 points, 1 vote
556. Babyface - Whip Appeal 75 points, 1 vote
557. Imagination - In the Heat of the Night 75 points, 1 vote
558. Lionel Richie - Running with the Night 75 points, 1 vote
559. Peter Wolf - Lights Out 75 points, 1 vote
560. Seduction - Two to Make It Right 75 points, 1 vote
561. Sunbelt - Spin It 75 points, 1 vote
562. Lola - Wax the Van 74 points, 2 votes
563. Material - Bustin' Out 74 points, 2 votes
564. Prince - Delirious 74 points, 2 votes
565. Cultural Vibe - Ma Foom Bey 74 points, 1 vote
566. Samantha Fox - Naughty Girls (Need Love Too) 74 points, 1 vote
567. Michael Jackson - Leave Me Alone 73 points, 2 votes
568. Pino d'Angiò - Ma quale idea 73 points, 2 votes
569. Andre Cymone - M.O.T.F. 73 points, 1 vote
570. Companion - There's a Way 73 points, 1 vote
571. Dee Dee Sharp-Gamble - Breaking and Entering 73 points, 1 vote
572. Pretty Poison - Catch Me I'm Falling 73 points, 1 vote
573. Stevie Wonder - Part-Time Lover 73 points, 1 vote
574. One Way - Cutie Pie 72 points, 1 vote
575. Robert Palmer - You Are In My System 72 points, 1 vote
576. Surface - Happy 71 points, 3 votes
577. Jill Jones - Violet Blue 71 points, 1 vote
578. Kinky Foxx - So Different 71 points, 1 vote
579. Marvin Gaye - Midnight Lady 71 points, 1 vote
580. Prince - Let's Work 71 points, 1 vote
581. Michel'le - No More Lies 70 points, 3 votes
582. Donald Banks - Status Quo 70 points, 2 votes
583. Viola Wills - If You Could Read My Mind 70 points, 2 votes
584. Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - Endless Love 70 points, 1 vote
585. Ronnie Hudson and the Street People - West Coast Poplock 70 points, 1 vote
586. The Time - The Bird 70 points, 1 vote
587. Fatback Band - Is This the Future? 69 points, 3 votes
588. Egyptian Lover - I Cry (Night After Night) 69 points, 2 votes
589. Milli Vanilli - Girl You Know It's True 69 points, 2 votes
590. Natalie Cole - Pink Cadillac 69 points, 2 votes
591. Deodato - Happy Hour 69 points, 1 vote
592. Ray Parker Jr. - The Other Woman 69 points, 1 vote
593. Tony! Toni! Toné! - Little Walter 69 points, 1 vote
594. Midnight Star - No Parking on the Dance Floor 68 points, 2 votes
595. Prince - Paisley Park 68 points, 2 votes
596. Wilton Felder feat. Bobby Womack & Alltrinna Grayson - (No Matter How High I Get) I'll Still Be Looking Up to You 68 points, 1 vote
597. Zapp - I Can Make You Dance 68 points, 1 vote
598. Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam - Head to Toe 67 points, 2 votes
599. Patrice Rushen - Get Off (You Fascinate Me) 67 points, 1 vote
600. René & Angela - Your Smile 67 points, 1 vote
601. Donna Summer - Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger) 66 points, 3 votes
602. Shalamar - There It Is 66 points, 3 votes
603. George Michael - I Want Your Sex 66 points, 2 votes
604. Cameo - Back and Forth 66 points, 1 vote
605. D-Train - Music 66 points, 1 vote
606. DeBarge - Time Will Reveal 66 points, 1 vote
607. Eddy Grant - Gimme Hope Jo'anna 66 points, 1 vote
608. Hashim - Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) 66 points, 1 vote
609. Imagination - Burnin' Up 66 points, 1 vote
610. Prince - When U Were Mine 66 points, 1 vote
611. Julia and Company - Breakin' Down (Sugar Samba) 65 points, 2 votes
612. Peech Boys - Life Is Something Special 65 points, 2 votes
613. Kid Creole & the Coconuts - Maladie d'Amour 65 points, 1 vote
614. Cashmere - Do It Any Way You Wanna 64 points, 2 votes
615. Madonna - Burning Up 64 points, 2 votes
616. Aretha Franklin - Freeway of Love 64 points, 1 vote
617. Change - It Burns Me Up 64 points, 1 vote
618. Emilia - Satan in Love 64 points, 1 vote
619. Staple Singers - Slippery People 64 points, 1 vote
620. Whitney Houston & Teddy Pendergrass - Hold Me 64 points, 1 vote
621. Shalamar - Make That Move 63 points, 3 votes
622. Evelyn "Champagne" King - Betcha She Don't Love You 63 points, 2 votes
623. Jimmy Ross - First True Love Affair 63 points, 2 votes
624. Maze - Twilight 63 points, 2 votes
625. Inner City - Big Fun 63 points, 1 vote
626. Jeffrey Osborne - You Should Be Mine 63 points, 1 vote
627. Tara - Fresh Flesh 63 points, 1 vote
628. Prince - Uptown 62 points, 3 votes
629. Kool & the Gang - Fresh 62 points, 2 votes
630. Prince - Computer Blue 62 points, 2 votes
631. The Jets - Make It Real 62 points, 1 vote
632. Neville Brothers - With God on Our Side 62 points, 1 vote
633. Bar-Kays - Do It (Let Me See You Shake) 61 points, 1 vote
634. Curtis Mayfield - Baby It's You 61 points, 1 vote
635. Mary Jane Girls - All Night Long 60 points, 2 votes
636. New Kids on the Block - Please Don't Go Girl 60 points, 2 votes
637. Pebbles - Girlfriend 60 points, 2 votes
638. Prince - Private Joy 60 points, 2 votes
639. Stevie Wonder - Go Home 60 points, 2 votes
640. Evelyn "Champagne" King - Get Loose 60 points, 1 vote
641. Peabo Bryson - If Ever You're In My Arms Again 60 points, 1 vote
642. Deele - Two Occasions 59 points, 2 votes
643. Glenn Jones - I Am Somebody 59 points, 1 vote
644. Professor Longhair - Cry to Me 59 points, 1 vote
645. Vanity - Romantic Voyage 59 points, 1 vote
646. Young & Company - I Like (What You're Doing to Me) 58 points, 2 votes
647. The Brothers Johnson - Light Up the Night 58 points, 1 vote
648. Cameo - Shake Your Pants 58 points, 1 vote
649. Collage - Do You Like Our Music? 58 points, 1 vote
650. Patrice Rushen - Number One 58 points, 1 vote
651. Klymaxx - Meeting in the Ladies Room 57 points, 2 votes
652. James Brown - Don't Stop the Funk 57 points, 1 vote
653. Nolan Thomas - Yo Little Brother 57 points, 1 vote
654. Tyrone Brunson - The Smurf 57 points, 1 vote
655. Brooklyn, Bronx & Queens Band - Starlette 56 points, 2 votes
656. Inner Life - (Knock Out) Let's Go Another Round 56 points, 1 vote
657. James Brown - Living in America 56 points, 1 vote
658. Ray Parker Jr. - I Still Can't Get Over Loving You 56 points, 1 vote
659. Keni Burke - Risin' to the Top (Give It All You Got) 55 points, 2 votes
660. Luther Vandross - She's a Super Lady 55 points, 2 votes
661. Maze feat. Frankie Beverly - Can't Get Over You 55 points, 1 vote
662. Sugar Hill Gang - Hot Hot Summer Day 55 points, 1 vote
663. Clark Sisters - You Brought The Sunshine 54 points, 1 vote
664. Egyptian Lover - My House (On the Nile) 54 points, 1 vote
665. Herbie Hancock - Gettin' to the Good Part 54 points, 1 vote
666. Joyce Sims - (You Are My) All and All 53 points, 1 vote
667. Taana Gardner - No Frills 53 points, 1 vote
668. Prince - Hot Thing 52 points, 2 votes
669. Chaz Jankel - Glad to Know You 52 points, 1 vote
670. Gwen McCrae - Funky Sensation 52 points, 1 vote
671. Marvin Gaye - Turn On Some Music 52 points, 1 vote
672. ZZ Hill - Cheating In The Next Room 52 points, 1 vote
673. Aleem - Get Loose 51 points, 2 votes
674. Chaka Khan - Eye to Eye 51 points, 2 votes
675. Prince - The Arms of Orion 51 points, 2 votes
676. Valentine Brothers - Money's Too Tight (to Mention) 51 points, 2 votes
677. Deniece Williams - Silly 51 points, 1 vote
678. Grace Jones - I'm Not Perfect 51 points, 1 vote
679. Prince - Starfish and Coffee 51 points, 1 vote
680. Al B. Sure! - Naturally Mine 50 points, 1 vote
681. Alexander O'Neal - (What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me 50 points, 1 vote
682. Bandolero - Paris Latino 50 points, 1 vote
683. Billy Ocean - Lover Boy 50 points, 1 vote
684. Erotic Drum Band - Horny 50 points, 1 vote
685. Inner City - Do You Love What You Feel 50 points, 1 vote
686. Jellybean - Sidewalk Talk 50 points, 1 vote
687. Jody Watley - Don't You Want Me 50 points, 1 vote
688. Jody Watley - Friends 50 points, 1 vote
689. Jungle Wonz - Time Marches On 50 points, 1 vote
690. Kabbala - Ashewo Ara 50 points, 1 vote
691. Karyn White - The Way You Love Me 50 points, 1 vote
692. Kat Mandu - I Wanna Dance 50 points, 1 vote
693. Lio - Sage Comme Une Image 50 points, 1 vote
694. Milli Vanilli - Girl I'm Gonna Miss You 50 points, 1 vote
695. Nu Shooz - Should I Say Yes 50 points, 1 vote
696. Patrice Rushen - Remind Me 50 points, 1 vote
697. Rob 'n' Raz feat. Leila K - Got to Get 50 points, 1 vote
698. Roni Griffith - Desire 50 points, 1 vote
699. S'Express - Theme from S'Express 50 points, 1 vote
700. Seduction - Seduction (Club Mix) 50 points, 1 vote
701. Serge Gainsbourg - Love on the Beat 50 points, 1 vote
702. Swing Out Sister - Breakout 50 points, 1 vote
703. T.C. Curtis - You Should Have Known Better 50 points, 1 vote
704. Ten City - That's the Way Love Is 50 points, 1 vote
705. Vicky D - This Beat Is Mine 50 points, 1 vote
706. The Whispers - This Kind of Lovin' 50 points, 1 vote
707. William Onyeabor - Fantastic Man 50 points, 1 vote
708. The Time - Cool 49 points, 3 votes
709. Glass - Let Me Feel Your Heartbeat 49 points, 1 vote
710. Prince - Do Me, Baby 48 points, 2 votes
711. Fantasy - You're Too Late 47 points, 1 vote
712. Nona Hendryx - Living on the Border 47 points, 1 vote
713. Twilight 22 - Electric Kingdom 47 points, 1 vote
714. Earlene Bentley - The Boys Come to Town 46 points, 1 vote
715. Sybil - Don't Make Me Over 45 points, 2 votes
716. Rod - Shake It Up (Do the Boogaloo) 45 points, 1 vote
717. Geraldine Hunt - Heart Heart 44 points, 1 vote
718. Stephanie Mills - I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love 44 points, 1 vote
719. Universal Togetherness Band - Ain't Gonna Cry 44 points, 1 vote
720. Whitney Houston - Love Will Save the Day 43 points, 2 votes
721. George Duke - Reach Out 43 points, 1 vote
722. Miquel Brown - Close to Perfection 43 points, 1 vote
723. Oliver Cheatham - Get Down Saturday Night 43 points, 1 vote
724. Adele Bertei - Build Me a Bridge 42 points, 1 vote
725. Art of Noise - Beat Box 42 points, 1 vote
726. Average White Band - Let's Go Round Again 42 points, 1 vote
727. Booker Newberry III - Love Town 42 points, 1 vote
728. Coffee - Casanova 42 points, 1 vote
729. James Brown - I'm Real 42 points, 1 vote
730. June Montana - I Need Your Love 42 points, 1 vote
731. Konk - Your Life 42 points, 1 vote
732. Lonnie Hill - Galveston Bay 42 points, 1 vote
733. Steve Arrington - Feels So Real 42 points, 1 vote
734. Temptations - Treat Her Like a Lady 42 points, 1 vote
735. Terri Wells - I'll Be Around 42 points, 1 vote
736. View From the Hill - No Conversation 42 points, 1 vote
737. One Way - Give Me One More Chance 41 points, 2 votes
738. Womack & Womack - A.P.B. 41 points, 2 votes
739. Men - Someone on My Side 41 points, 1 vote
740. Ten City - Right Back to You 41 points, 1 vote
741. Egyptian Lover - Freak-a-Holic 40 points, 1 vote
742. Frankie Knuckles - It's a Cold World 40 points, 1 vote
743. James Brown - Bring It On 39 points, 1 vote
744. Kashif - Stone Love 39 points, 1 vote
745. Atlantic Starr - Secret Lovers 38 points, 1 vote
746. D-Mob - C'mon & Get My Love 38 points, 1 vote
747. Escape From New York - Fire in My Heart 38 points, 1 vote
748. The Jacksons - This Place Hotel 38 points, 1 vote
749. Jeffrey Osborne - On the Wings of Love 38 points, 1 vote
750. Michael Jackson - Liberian Girl 38 points, 1 vote
751. Prince - New Position 38 points, 1 vote
752. Chemise - She Can't Love You 37 points, 2 votes
753. Earth, Wind & Fire - System Of Survival 37 points, 1 vote
754. Lionel Richie - Can't Slow Down 37 points, 1 vote
755. Angela Bofill - Too Tough 36 points, 1 vote
756. Barbara Mason - Let Me Give You Love 36 points, 1 vote
757. Chic - Chip Off the Old Block 36 points, 1 vote
758. Chic - Soup For One 36 points, 1 vote
759. Deja - We Were Made To Be Together 36 points, 1 vote
760. High Fashion - Feelin' Lucky Lately 36 points, 1 vote
761. Jones Girls - I'm a Woman Here 36 points, 1 vote
762. Junkyard Band - Sardines 36 points, 1 vote
763. L.I.F.E. - You're All Played Out 36 points, 1 vote
764. Leo's Sunshipp - Give Me the Sunshine 36 points, 1 vote
765. Lionel Richie - Dancing on the Ceiling 36 points, 1 vote
766. Redds and The Boys - Movin' and Groovin' 36 points, 1 vote
767. Ten City - Devotion 36 points, 1 vote
768. Two Tons O' Fun - Just Us 36 points, 1 vote
769. Alisha - Too Turned On 35 points, 1 vote
770. Bobby Brown - Don't Be Cruel 35 points, 1 vote
771. Bobby Womack - Tell Me Why 35 points, 1 vote
772. Brass Construction - International 35 points, 1 vote
773. Brenda K. Starr - I Still Believe 35 points, 1 vote
774. Eurythmics - Would I Lie to You? 35 points, 1 vote
775. Five Star - All Fall Down 35 points, 1 vote
776. The Gap Band - Humpin' 35 points, 1 vote
777. George Clinton - Nubian Nut 35 points, 1 vote
778. The Jacksons - Lovely One 35 points, 1 vote
779. The Jacksons - Wondering Who 35 points, 1 vote
780. The Jacksons - Your Ways 35 points, 1 vote
781. Kid Creole & The Coconuts - I'm Corrupt 35 points, 1 vote
782. Luther Vandross - Sugar & Spice 35 points, 1 vote
783. Madonna - Physical Attraction 35 points, 1 vote
784. Michael Jackson - Bad 35 points, 1 vote
785. Michael Jackson - Speed Demon 35 points, 1 vote
786. Milli Vanilli - Blame It on the Rain 35 points, 1 vote
787. Natalie Cole - I Live for Your Love 35 points, 1 vote
788. P-Funk Allstars - Copy Cat 35 points, 1 vote
789. Parliament - Agony of Defeet 35 points, 1 vote
790. Parliament - Crush It 35 points, 1 vote
791. Parliament - Let's Play House 35 points, 1 vote
792. Planet Patrol - Danger Zone 35 points, 1 vote
793. Regina Belle - Baby Come to Me 35 points, 1 vote
794. Rick Astley - Together Forever 35 points, 1 vote
795. Sade - Hang on to Your Love 35 points, 1 vote
796. Shalamar - Go for It 35 points, 1 vote
797. Stevie B. - Spring Love 35 points, 1 vote
798. Stevie Wonder - You Will Know 35 points, 1 vote
799. Tina Turner - Private Dancer 35 points, 1 vote
800. War - Cinco De Mayo 35 points, 1 vote
801. Will to Power - Say It's Gonna Rain 35 points, 1 vote
802. Quincy Jones - The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite) 34 points, 2 votes
803. Deodato - S.O.S. Fire in the Sky 34 points, 1 vote
804. Madonna - Causing a Commotion 34 points, 1 vote
805. Neville Brothers - Sister Rosa 34 points, 1 vote
806. Prince - Irresistible Bitch 34 points, 1 vote
807. Richenel - Dance Around the World 34 points, 1 vote
808. Siedah Garrett - Taboo 34 points, 1 vote
809. Yoko Ono - Walking on Thin Ice 34 points, 1 vote
810. The System - It's Passion 33 points, 1 vote
811. Atlantic Starr - Silver Shadow 32 points, 1 vote
812. Circle City Band - Party Lights (Shake Your Body Get Loose) 32 points, 1 vote
813. Force M.D.'s - Love Is a House 32 points, 1 vote
814. Manhattans - Shining Star 32 points, 1 vote
815. Prince - Anotherloverholenyohead 31 points, 2 votes
816. AM-FM - You Are the One 31 points, 1 vote
817. Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald - On My Own 31 points, 1 vote
818. Letta Mbulu - Nomalizo 30 points, 1 vote
819. Xena - On the Upside 30 points, 1 vote
820. Suede - Enough Is Enough 29 points, 1 vote
821. Edmond Daniels - You Broke Your Promise 28 points, 1 vote
822. Jennifer Holliday - And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going 28 points, 1 vote
823. MFSB - Mysteries of the World 28 points, 1 vote
824. Narada Michael Walden - I Shoulda Loved Ya 28 points, 1 vote
825. J.J. Fad - Supersonic 27 points, 1 vote
826. Stone City Band - Freaky 27 points, 1 vote
827. Zapp - Be Alright 27 points, 1 vote
828. One Way - Don't Stop 26 points, 1 vote
829. Pointer Sisters - Neutron Dance 26 points, 1 vote
830. Shirley Jones - Do You Get Enough Love 26 points, 1 vote
831. Al Jarreau - Roof Garden 25 points, 2 votes
832. Caprice - 100% 25 points, 1 vote
833. Dayton - The Sound of Music 25 points, 1 vote
834. Earth, Wind & Fire - Lady Sun 25 points, 1 vote
835. Ednah Holt - Serious, Sirius Space Party 25 points, 1 vote
836. Gary's Gang - Knock Me Out 25 points, 1 vote
837. Maze - Before I Let Go 25 points, 1 vote
838. Nia Peeples - Trouble 25 points, 1 vote
839. Nu Shooz - Point of No Return 25 points, 1 vote
840. Patti Austin & James Ingram - Baby Come to Me 25 points, 1 vote
841. Prince - Sexuality 25 points, 1 vote
842. Sexual Harrassment - I Need a Freak 25 points, 1 vote
843. Stevie B. - In My Eyes 25 points, 1 vote
844. Sylvia Striplin - You Can't Turn Me Away 25 points, 1 vote
845. Temptations feat. Rick James - Standing on the Top 25 points, 1 vote
846. Vaughan Mason and Crew - Bounce Rock Skate Roll 25 points, 1 vote
847. Ivan Neville - Not Just Another Girl 24 points, 1 vote
848. Michael Jackson - One Day in Your Life 24 points, 1 vote
849. Zapp - It Doesn't Really Matter 24 points, 1 vote
850. Marz - I Got a Boyfriend Now 23 points, 1 vote
851. Martina - Central Park 22 points, 1 vote
852. Syreeta - Can't Shake Your Love 22 points, 1 vote
853. Freddie Jackson - You Are My Lady 21 points, 2 votes
854. New Edition - Cool It Now 21 points, 2 votes
855. Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam - All Cried Out 21 points, 1 vote
856. Lydia Murdock - Superstar 21 points, 1 vote
857. Rodney Franklin - The Groove 21 points, 1 vote
858. Serious Intention - You Don't Know 21 points, 1 vote
859. Slave - Watching You 21 points, 1 vote
860. Midnight Star - Slow Jam 20 points, 1 vote
861. Carol Jiani - Hit 'n' Run Lover 19 points, 1 vote
862. Prince - Scandalous! 19 points, 1 vote
863. Twennynine - Peanut Butter 18 points, 1 vote
864. Rick James - Ghetto Life 17 points, 1 vote
865. Zapp - Dance Floor 17 points, 1 vote
866. Jesse Johnson's Revue - Be Your Man 16 points, 2 votes
867. Quincy Jones - Becha Wouldn't Hurt Me 16 points, 1 vote
868. Will Downing - A Love Supreme 16 points, 1 vote
869. Chaka Khan - Love of a Lifetime 15 points, 1 vote
870. Roshelle Fleming - Love Itch 15 points, 1 vote
871. The S.O.S. Band - S.O.S. (Dit Dit Dit Dash Dash Dash Dit Dit Dit) 15 points, 1 vote
872. Smokey Robinson - One Heartbeat 15 points, 1 vote
873. Arnie's Love - I'm Out of Your Life 13 points, 1 vote
874. Raw Sex Pure Energy - Stop the War 13 points, 1 vote
875. The Whispers - Tonight 13 points, 1 vote
876. Junie - Rappin About Rappin (Uh-Uh-Uh) 12 points, 1 vote
877. Michael Jackson - I Just Can't Stop Loving You 12 points, 1 vote
878. The S.O.S. Band - The Finest 12 points, 1 vote
879. Slave - Dreamin' 12 points, 1 vote
880. Victor Willis - Physical 12 points, 1 vote
881. Eddy Grant - Baby Come Back 11 points, 1 vote
882. George Benson - Turn Your Love Around 11 points, 1 vote
883. Inez Brooks - Chillin' Out 11 points, 1 vote
884. Sade - Never as Good as the First Time 11 points, 1 vote
885. Smokey Robinson - Wine, Women & Song 11 points, 1 vote
886. Al Jarreau - We're in This Love Together 10 points, 1 vote
887. Anita Baker - Just Because 10 points, 1 vote
888. Michelle Wallace - Jazzy Rhythm 9 points, 1 vote
889. New Edition - Mr. Telephone Man 9 points, 1 vote
890. Aretha Franklin - Sweet Bitter Love 8 points, 1 vote
891. Stevie Wonder - I Just Called to Say I Love You 8 points, 1 vote
892. Guy - Groove Me 7 points, 1 vote
893. Taja Sevelle - Love Is Contagious 7 points, 1 vote
894. The Time - Onedayi'mgonnabesomebody 7 points, 1 vote
895. Crusaders feat. Bill Withers - Soul Shadows 6 points, 1 vote
896. Maurice Massiah - We Can Go to Your House 6 points, 1 vote
897. Wa Wa Nee - Stimulation 6 points, 1 vote
898. Sharon Bryant - Let Go 5 points, 1 vote
899. Andre Cymone - The Dance Electric 3 points, 1 vote
900. Chuckii Booker - Turned Away 3 points, 1 vote
901. Klymaxx - I Miss You 3 points, 1 vote
902. Prince - Housequake 3 points, 1 vote
903. Whitney Houston - One Moment in Time 3 points, 1 vote
904. Chocolette - It's That East Street Beat 2 points, 1 vote
905. Kool & the Gang - Joanna 2 points, 1 vote
906. Syl Johnson - Ms. Fine Brown Frame 2 points, 1 vote
907. Whitney Houston - You Give Good Love 2 points, 1 vote
908. Gavin Christopher - One Step Closer to You 1 point, 1 vote
909. Madonna - Into The Groove 1 point, 1 vote
910. Prince - Party Up 1 point, 1 vote
911. Zapp - Coming Home 1 point, 1 vote

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 18 May 2017 22:00 (six days ago) Permalink

I was the only one to vote for "Mia Bocca"?! Don't you folks like Jill Jones?

Tuomas, Thursday, 18 May 2017 22:11 (six days ago) Permalink

Personally, I think you people need to sit down and listen to Free Alterations by George Clinton.

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 18 May 2017 23:25 (six days ago) Permalink

Honestly, my Jill Jones pick would be Ryuchi Sakamoto's "You Do Me"

it's just locker room treason (Sanpaku), Friday, 19 May 2017 00:35 (five days ago) Permalink

I was the only one to vote for "Mia Bocca"?! Don't you folks like Jill Jones?

― Tuomas

I voted for Violet Blue.

This was a great poll. Thanks for all your hard work ArchCarrier.

kitchen person, Friday, 19 May 2017 01:04 (five days ago) Permalink

Wa Wa Nee getting more points than Housequake????

PJD PDJ DPJ (DJP), Friday, 19 May 2017 01:13 (five days ago) Permalink

Scanning from the bottom of the thread up, I thought that was someone's 911 song ballot!

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 19 May 2017 01:42 (five days ago) Permalink

Thanks again, ArchCarrier! This has been amazing. And OMG, I see now what you mean about the point difference between the two clear leaders and the rest of the pack!

human/hutt hybrid (Old Lunch), Friday, 19 May 2017 02:09 (five days ago) Permalink

Yes, and the voting stats of the rest of the top 10 are so close that they are practically tied. On any other day the order would have been slightly different.

The funny thing is that "Heartbeat" was sitting at number 1 until a day or two before the deadline. Only after the last five or six ballots came in it dropped to #5.

ArchCarrier, Friday, 19 May 2017 08:49 (five days ago) Permalink

Happy with #1, though I can't lie: I prefer the '79 Prince version of the sing. It's his 2nd album's "When U Were Mine"

the rockists' red glare (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 19 May 2017 10:44 (five days ago) Permalink

Heartbeat was the highest of anything from my ballot to place

the rockists' red glare (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 19 May 2017 10:45 (five days ago) Permalink

So glad 'I Feel For You' won. It was one of the first singles I owned - I would have been five, saw it on Top of The Pops and had my dad get it for me. I haven't listened to it that much in the last 30 years, somehow, but finding it on shuffle when I was listening to the nominations here was such a revelation - it's just so full of perfect moments which just pile up on top of one another. I can think of quite a few perfect pieces of music, but none that are so full of stuff. And I kind of knew that it would be #1 somehow.

(The Prince original I heard for the first time, and afraid I found it a big let-down, just sounds like a very minor work, sorry)

Thanks to ArchCarrier for running this poll, and to the voters for introducing me to so much I hadn't heard before, and so much I found I had known for years without knowing its name.

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Friday, 19 May 2017 20:27 (five days ago) Permalink


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