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I compiled a respectable list of my top nine greatest R&B songs of the 1980s:

9.  Super Freak Part I – Rick James

8. Beat It – Michael Jackson

7.  Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye

6. Little Red Corvette – Prince

5.  Ribbon in the Sky- Stevie Wonder

4. When Doves Cry – Prince

3. My Prerogative – Bobby Brown

2. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston

1. Billie Jean- Michael Jackson

The following songs just barely missed the list, but are definitely among the greatest R&B songs of the 1980s:

Upside Down – Diana Ross

Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie

All Night Long (All Night) – Lionel Richie

What’s Love Got To Do With It? – Tina Turner

Purple Rain – Prince

Saving All My Love For You – Whitney Houston

Weigh in and leave a comment or feedback with your thoughts.

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