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Below is a list of the best selling Soul R&B songs from 1980, sorted by the most popular or best selling first. Place mouse on to see information about song. Click on song title to play song and to read details about the song including lyrics (if available) and to add to playlist. Click on to play song. . Click on label to list songs from that record label. Following on from the top 100 chart are listings of hundreds of other lesser-known Soul R&B songs from 1980, arranged in order of highest US R&B and/or UK chart position.

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# Artist   (click for discography and biography of artist) Title    (click song title to play it, read lyrics etc.) Year Label
1 recordlabel: Motown 1494
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #1, UK #2, US 31, US AC #18
writtenby: Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards
album: Diana
Diana Ross Upside Down 1980 Motown
2 recordlabel: Casablanca 2233
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #2, UK #2, US #1
writtenby: Steven Greenberg
album: Mouth to Mouth
Lipps, Inc. Funkytown 1980 Casablanca
3 recordlabel: De-lite 807
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #1, UK #7, US #1, US AC #34
writtenby: Donna Johnson, Claydes Charles Smith, Earl Eugene Toon Jr., James
album: Celebrate!
Kool & the Gang Celebration 1980 Delite
4 recordlabel: Elektra 47031
chartposition: US dance #2, R&B #2, UK #7, US #1
writtenby: John Deacon
album: The Game
Queen Another One Bites the Dust 1980 Elektra
5 recordlabel: Tamla 54317
chartposition: US dance #10, R&B #1, UK #2, US #5
writtenby: Stevie Wonder
album: Hotter Than July
Stevie Wonder Master Blaster (Jammin') 1980 Tamla
6 recordlabel: Atlantic 237
chartposition: US dance #50, R&B #5, UK #4, US AC #3, US #4
writtenby: Sam Cooke & Michael Zager
Spinners Cupid -- I've Loved You for a Long Time... 1980 Atlantic
7 recordlabel: Warner 49505
chartposition: US dance #2, R&B #1, UK #7, US #4, US AC #26
writtenby: Rod Temperton
album: Give Me the Night
George Benson Give Me the Night 1980 Warner
8 recordlabel: A&M 2216
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #1, UK #6, US #7
writtenby: Louis Johnson, George Johnson (as George)
album: Light Up the Night
Brothers Johnson Stomp! 1980 A&M
9 recordlabel: RCA 11962
chartposition: UK #1, US Dance #6
writtenby: L. Russell Brown and Sandy Linzer
album: Hang Together
comments: charted as Hang Together / Don't Tell Me, Tell Her / Use It Up and Wear It Out in US dance charts
Odyssey Use It Up and Wear It Out 1980 RCA
10 recordlabel: 20th Century 2460
chartposition: US dance #5, R&B #12, UK #4, US #6, US AC #5
writtenby: James Mtume & Reggie Lucas
album: 11
Stephanie Mills Never Knew Love Like This Before 1980 20th Century
11 recordlabel: Motown 1491
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #6, UK #13, US #5
writtenby: Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
album: Diana
Diana Ross I'm Coming Out 1980 Motown
12 recordlabel: Tabu 493
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #1, UK #51, US #3
writtenby: Sigidi Abdullah & Harold Clayton
album: S.O.S.
S.O.S. Band Take Your Time (Do It Right) 1980 Tabu
13 recordlabel: De-lite 802
chartposition: R&B #3, UK #23 US #5, US AC #11
writtenby: George Brown & Kool & the Gang
Kool & the Gang Too Hot 1980 Delite
14 recordlabel: Atlantic 11496
chartposition: UK #3, US Dance #1
writtenby: Narada Michael Walden and Lisa Walden
album: Let Me Be Your Angel
comments: charted as Dynamite! / Jump to the Beat in US dance charts
Stacy Lattisaw Jump to the Beat 1980 Atlantic
15 recordlabel: RCA 1894
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #1, UK #2, US #19
writtenby: Leon Sylvers III, Stephen Shockley & William Shelby
album: The Whisper
Whispers And the Beat Goes On 1980 RCA
16 recordlabel: Carrere 161(UK)
chartposition: UK #2
writtenby: Daniel Vangarde and Jean Kluger
album: Greatest Hits
Ottawan D.I.S.C.O. 1980 Carrere (UK)
17 recordlabel: Motown 1469
chartposition: US dance #2, R&B #1, UK #8, US #9
writtenby: Lee Garrett & Stevie Wonder
Jermaine Jackson Let's Get Serious 1980 Motown
18 recordlabel: Casablanca 2236
chartposition: US dance #8, R&B #9, UK #32, US #5, US AC #26
writtenby: Giorgio Moroder & Donna Summer
album: On the Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes 1 & 2
Donna Summer On the Radio 1980 Casablanca
19 recordlabel: Columbia 11222
chartposition: R&B #4, UK #45, US #5, US AC #21
writtenby: Leo Graham & Paul Richmond
album: After Midnight
Manhattans Shining Star 1980 Columbia
20 recordlabel: Geffen 49563
chartposition: R&B #13, UK #48, US #3
writtenby: Giorgio Moroder & Donna Summer
album: The Wanderer
Donna Summer The Wanderer 1980 Geffen
21 recordlabel: Parachute 20527
chartposition: UK #2, US Dance #26
writtenby: Adrian Baker and Eddie Seago
Liquid Gold Dance Yourself Dizzy 1980 Parachute
22 recordlabel: Epic 50871
chartposition: R&B #43, UK #3, US #10, US AC #4
writtenby: Tom Bahler
album: Off the Wall
Michael Jackson She's Out of My Life 1980 Epic
23 recordlabel: Polydor 2033
chartposition: R&B #1, US #5, US AC #17
writtenby: Harry Ray, Al Goodman & Lee Walter
album: Ray, Goodman & Brown
Ray, Goodman & Brown Special Lady 1980 Polydor
24 recordlabel: Planet 47916
chartposition: US dance #26, R&B #10, US #3, US AC #13
writtenby: Tom Snow & Cynthia Weil
album: Special Things
Pointer Sisters He's So Shy 1980 Planet
25 recordlabel: Motown 1496
chartposition: UK #16, US #9, R&B #14, US AC #9
writtenby: Carole Bayer Sager & Michael Masser
album: To Love Again
Diana Ross It's My Turn 1980 Motown
26 recordlabel: Malaco 1061
chartposition: UK #1
writtenby: Ken Leray
Fern Kinney Together We Are Beautiful 1980 Malaco
27 recordlabel: Warner 49503
chartposition: US dance #70, R&B #40, US #5, US AC #10
writtenby: Michael McDonald & Patrick Henderson
album: One Step Closer
Doobie Brothers Real Love 1980 Warner
28 recordlabel: Mercury 22 (UK)
chartposition: RandB #4, US #101, UK #6, US Dance #52
writtenby: C. Wilson, L. Simmons, R. Wilson, R. Taylor
album: Gap Band II
Gap Band Oops Upside Your Head 1980 Mercury(UK)
29 recordlabel: Warner 49221
chartposition: R&B #1, US #9, US AC #37
writtenby: Sam Dees
album: One in a Million You
Larry Graham One in a Million You 1980 Warner
30 recordlabel: RSO 1021
chartposition: R&B #29, UK #7, US #10, US AC #32
writtenby: Robin Gibb & Blue Weaver
album: Sunrise
Jimmy Ruffin Hold On to My Love 1980 RSO
31 recordlabel: Tamla 54320
chartposition: R&B# 4, UK #10, US #11, US AC #20
writtenby: Stevie Wonder
album: Hotter Than July
Stevie Wonder I Ain't Gonna Stand for It 1980 Tamla
32 recordlabel: Mercury 154
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #7, US #19, US dance #26
writtenby: Jonah Ellis, Alisa Peoples & Lonnie Simmons
album: The Two of Us
Yarbrough & People's Don't Stop the Music 1980 Mercury
33 recordlabel: Epic 858
chartposition: UK #29, US #12, US dance #1, R&B #2
writtenby: Michael Jackson & Randy Jackson [Jackson 5]
album: Triumph
Jacksons Lovely One 1980 Epic
34 recordlabel: Atlantic 3661
chartposition: R&B #8, UK #3, US #56, US dance #6
writtenby: Reggie Lucas & James Mtume
album: Roberta Flack featuring Donny Hathaway
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway Back Together Again 1980 Atlantic
35 recordlabel: Warner 17680
chartposition: UK #2
writtenby: Joe Sample and Will Jennings
album: Now We May Begin
Randy Crawford One Day I'll Fly Away 1980 Warner
36 recordlabel: Epic 936
chartposition: R&B #30, UK #6, US #77, US dance #1
writtenby: Jackie Jackson & Michael Jackson
album: Triumph
Jacksons Can You Feel It 1980 Epic
37 recordlabel: RFC 49208
chartposition: R&B #5, UK #14, US #40, US dance #1
writtenby: Davide Romani & Tanyayette Willoughby
album: The Glow of Love
Change A Lover's Holiday 1980 RFC
38 recordlabel: Epic
chartposition: R&B #50, UK #7, US #73, US dance #1
writtenby: Michael Jackson, Jackie Jackson & Randy Jackson [Jackson 5]
album: Triumph
Jacksons Walk Right Now 1980 Epic
39 recordlabel: Atlantic 3631
chartposition: R&B #4, UK #8, US #66, US dance #8
writtenby: Narada Michael Walden, Allee Willis & T. M. Stevens
album: The Dance of Life
Narada Michael Walden I Shoulda Loved Ya 1980 Atlantic
40 recordlabel: 20th Century 2443
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #12, US #49, US dance #10
writtenby: Leon Haywood
album: Naturally
Leon Haywood Don't Push It, Don't Force It 1980 20th Century
41 recordlabel: A&M 2211
chartposition: R&B #32, US #18, US AC #1
writtenby: Chuck Mangione
album: Fun and Games
Chuck Mangione Give It All You Got 1980 A&M
42 recordlabel: Gordy 7184
chartposition: R&B #21, UK #6, US dance #4
Teena Marie Behind the Groove 1980 Gordy
43 recordlabel: Mercury 76037
chartposition: R&B #4, UK #6, US #102, US dance #52
writtenby: Rudolph Taylor, Robert Wilson, Lonnie Simmons, Charlie Wilson & Ronnie Wilson
album: Gap Band II
Gap Band I Don't Believe You Want to Get Up and... 1980 Mercury
44 recordlabel: Capitol 4869
chartposition: R&B #21, US #21, US AC #3
writtenby: Gerry Goffin & Michael Masser
album: Don't Look Back
Natalie Cole Someone That I Used to Love 1980 Capitol
45 recordlabel: Arista 0527
chartposition: R&B #19, US #23, US AC #1
writtenby: Richard Kerr & Will Jennings
album: No Night So Long
Dionne Warwick No Night So Long 1980 Arista
46 recordlabel: Boardwalk 5702
chartposition: R&B #9, US #18, US AC #30
writtenby: Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
album: City Nights
Tierra Together 1980 Boardwalk
47 recordlabel: Gordy 7189
chartposition: R&B #9, UK #28, US #37, US dance #2
writtenby: Teena Marie
album: Irons in the Fire
Teena Marie I Need Your Lovin 1980 Gordy
48 recordlabel: Arista/GRP 2506
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #10, US dance #9
writtenby: Tom Browne & Toni Smith
album: Love Approach
Tom Browne Funkin' for Jamaica (N.Y.) 1980 Arista/GRP
49 recordlabel: Cotillion 46001
chartposition: R&B #8, US #21, US AC #34
writtenby: Bunny Hull & Narada Michael Walden
album: Let Me Be Your Angel
Stacy Lattisaw Let Me Be Your Angel 1980 Cotillion
50 recordlabel: Motown 1489
chartposition: R&B #8, US #20, US AC #47
writtenby: Milan Williams
album: Heroes
Commodores Old-Fashion Love 1980 Motown
51 recordlabel: Island 49547
chartposition: R&B #56, UK #5, US dance #49
writtenby: Bob Marley
album: Uprising
Bob Marley & the Wailers Could You Be Loved 1980 Island
52 recordlabel: RCA 5
chartposition: UK #6
writtenby: Ralph Kotkov
album: Hang Together
Odyssey If You're Looking for a Way Out 1980 RCA
53 recordlabel: RFC/Warner 49512
chartposition: R&B #23, UK #11, US dance #1
writtenby: Mauro Malavasi & Paul Slade
album: The Glow of Love
Change (featuring Luther Vandross) Searching 1980 RFC/Warner
54 recordlabel: Polydor 2053
chartposition: R&B #37, US #19, US AC #33
writtenby: Dino Fekaris & Freddie Perren
album: Twice the Fire
Peaches & Herb I Pledge My Love 1980 Polydor
55 recordlabel: Warner 49570
chartposition: R&B #9, UK #10, US #61
writtenby: Rod Temperton
album: Give Me the Night
George Benson Love X Love 1980 Warner
56 recordlabel: De-Lite 810
chartposition: R&B #11, UK #15, US dance #1
writtenby: Robert Bell (as Robert
album: Celebrate!
Kool & the Gang Take It to the Top 1980 DeLite
57 recordlabel: Solar 4
chartposition: R&B #3, UK #55, US #28, US AC #40
writtenby: Nicholas Caldwell
album: The Whispers
Whispers Lady 1980 Solar
58 recordlabel: Mercury 4576091
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #22, US dance #19
writtenby: Charlie Wilson, Lonnie Simmons & Rudy Taylor
album: Gap Band III
Gap Band Burn Rubber on Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me) 1980 Mercury
59 recordlabel: Columbia 11252
chartposition: R&B #41, UK #7, US dance #27
writtenby: Rodney Franklin
album: You'll Never Know
Rodney Franklin The Groove 1980 Columbia
60 recordlabel: Arista 0515
chartposition: R&B #40, UK #12, US #53, US dance #24
writtenby: Alan Gorrie
album: Shine
Average White Band Let's Go Round Again 1980 Arista
61 recordlabel: RFC/Warner 49587
chartposition: R&B #49, UK #14, US dance #1
writtenby: Davide Romani, Wayne Garfield & Mario Malavasi
album: The Glow of Love
Change (featuring Luther Vandross) The Glow of Love 1980 RFC/Warner
62 recordlabel: Horizon 12702
chartposition: R&B #18, UK #17, US #60, US dance #42
writtenby: Yellow Magic Orchestra & Martin Denny
Yellow Magic Orchestra Computer Game 1980 Horizon
63 recordlabel: De-lite 803
chartposition: R&B #74, UK #10, US #102, US dance #12
writtenby: Ida Reid
album: Sure Shot
Crown Heights Affair You Gave Me Love 1980 Delite
64 recordlabel: Arista 0494
chartposition: R&B #6, US #30, US AC #34
writtenby: Ray Parker Jr
album: Two Places at the Same Time
Ray Parker Jr (aka Raydio) Two Places at the Same Time 1980 Arista
65 recordlabel: Tamla 54311
chartposition: R&B #4, US #31
writtenby: Smokey Robinson
album: Warm Thoughts
Smokey Robinson Let Me Be the Clock 1980 Tamla
66 recordlabel: Elektra 46551
chartposition: R&B #7, UK #62, US #42, US dance #5
writtenby: Patrice Rushen, Charles Mims (as Charles Mims Jr.), Freddie Washington & Sheree Brown
album: Pizzazz
Patrice Rushen Haven't You Heard 1980 Elektra
67 recordlabel: Columbia 11366
chartposition: R&B #8, UK #29, US #44, US dance #85
writtenby: Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Ralph Johnson, Al McKay, Maurice White & Verdine White
album: Faces
Earth, Wind & Fire Let Me Talk 1980 Columbia
68 recordlabel: Casablanca 2300
chartposition: R&B #35, UK #32, US #36
writtenby: Pete Bellotte & Harold Faltermeyer
album: Bad Girls
Donna Summer Walk Away 1980 Casablanca
69 recordlabel: Ensign 4512
chartposition: UK #8
writtenby: Eddie Grant
album: Can't Get Enough
Eddy Grant Do You Feel My Love? 1980 Ensign
70 recordlabel: POLO 4(UK)
chartposition: UK #8
writtenby: Adrian Baker and Eddie Seago
Liquid Gold Substitute 1980 POLO (UK)
71 recordlabel: T-Neck 92290
chartposition: R&B #1, US #39
writtenby: Ronald Isley, Kelly Isley, Rudolph Isley, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley & Chris Jasper
album: Go All the Way
Isley Brothers Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love) 1980 TNeck
72 recordlabel: RSO/Curtom 1041
chartposition: R&B #40, US #41, US dance #1
writtenby: Michael Gore & Dean Pitchford
album: I'm Yours
Linda Clifford Red Light 1980 RSO/Curtom
73 recordlabel: 20th Century 2449
chartposition: R&B #3, US #52, US dance #5
writtenby: James Mtume & Reggie Lucas
album: Sweet Sensation
Stephanie Mills Sweet Sensation 1980 20th Century
74 recordlabel: Solar 012
chartposition: R&B #6, UK #51, US #87, US dance #5
writtenby: William Shelby & Ricky Smith
album: Adventures in the Land of Music
Dynasty I've Just Begun to Love You 1980 Solar
75 recordlabel: Mercury 76075
chartposition: R&B #4, UK #47, US #87, US dance #9
writtenby: Kurtis Blow, Robert Ford Jr., J.B. Moore, Russell Simmons & Larry Smith
album: Kurtis Blow
Kurtis Blow The Breaks 1980 Mercury
76 recordlabel: Ensign 42
chartposition: UK #9
writtenby: Keith Drummond, Elroy Bailey, Anthony Brightly, Desmond Mahoney, Rupert Hanson and Cledwyn Rogers
Black Slate Amigo 1980 Ensign
77 recordlabel: P.i. 3116
chartposition: R&B #2, US #44
writtenby: Cecil Womack, Linda Womack & Gip Noble
album: TP
Teddy Pendergrass Love T.K.O. 1980 P.i.
78 recordlabel: Atlantic 11404
chartposition: R&B #6, UK #34, US #64, US dance #34
writtenby: Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
Sister Sledge Got to Love Somebody Today 1980 Atlantic
79 recordlabel: Chrysalis 2461
chartposition: R&B #27, UK #15, US dance #71
writtenby: David Grant & Peter Martin [Peter Michael Martin]
album: Intuition
Linx You're Lying 1980 Chrysalis
80 recordlabel: Cotillion 45015
chartposition: R&B #8, UK #51, US dance #1
writtenby: Narada Michael Walden & Bunny Hull
album: Let Me Be Your Angel
Stacy Lattisaw Dynamite 1980 Cotillion
81 recordlabel: Solar 12049
chartposition: R&B #60, UK #13
writtenby: Joey Gallo & Leon Sylvers III
album: B
Shalamar I Owe You One 1980 Solar
82 recordlabel: Epic 50945
chartposition: R&B #21, UK #19, US #110, US dance #74
writtenby: Rod Temperton
album: Candles
Heatwave Gangsters of the Groove 1980 Epic
83 recordlabel: Casablanca 20221
chartposition: UK #11, US Dance #27
writtenby: Jacques Morali, Phil Hurtt (as Phillip Hurtt) and Henri Belolo
album: Can't Stop the Music
Village People Can't Stop the Music 1980 Casablanca
84 recordlabel: Mercury 76089
chartposition: R&B #8, US #40, US dance #25
writtenby: Michael Cooper
album: Touch
Con Funk Shun Too Tight 1980 Mercury
85 recordlabel: Island 6617(UK)
chartposition: UK #11
writtenby: Daniel Vangarde, Alex Francfort and Nelly Byl
Gibson Brothers Mariana 1980 Island (UK)
86 recordlabel: Mango ‎7779
chartposition: UK #12
writtenby: Daniel Vangarde and Jean Kluger
album: Cuba
Gibson Brothers Cuba 1980 Mango ‎
87 recordlabel: P.i. 3107
chartposition: R&B #3, US #52, US dance #52
writtenby: Ken Hirsch & Ronald Miller [Ronald Dean Miller] (as Ron Miller)
album: TP
Teddy Pendergrass Can't We Try 1980 P.i.
88 recordlabel: Motown 1490
chartposition: R&B #32, US #34
writtenby: Stevie Wonder
album: Let's Get Serious
Jermaine Jackson You're Supposed to Keep Your Love for Me 1980 Motown
89 recordlabel: Germany 008-63 962
chartposition: R&B #50, UK #17
writtenby: Errol Brown
Hot Chocolate Are You Getting Enough of What Makes You... 1980 Germany
90 recordlabel: De-Lite 164
chartposition: UK #13
writtenby: Josh Armstead and Milton Middlebrook
album: Slippin' and Dippin'
Coffee Casanova 1980 DeLite
91 recordlabel: Warner 897
chartposition: R&B #2, US #86, US dance #19
writtenby: Roger (as Roger Troutman)
album: Zapp
Zapp More Bounce to the Ounce 1980 Warner
92 recordlabel: Columbia 11239
chartposition: R&B #3, US #46
writtenby: Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
album: About Love
Gladys Knight & the Pips Landlord 1980 Columbia
93 recordlabel: TSOP 4790
chartposition: R&B #3, US #55
writtenby: Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
album: The Year 2000
O'Jays Girl, Don't Let It Get You Down 1980 TSOP
94 recordlabel: A&M 2283
chartposition: R&B #19, US #40
writtenby: Billy Osborne, Jeffrey Osborne & Richard Kerr
album: Shine On
L.T.D. Shine On 1980 A&M
95 recordlabel: Gordy 7183
chartposition: R&B #11, US #43, US dance #23
writtenby: Angelo Bond, Berry Gordy & J. Mayer
album: Power
Temptations Power 1980 Gordy
96 recordlabel: Believe In A Dream 5600
chartposition: R&B #6, US #89, US dance #22
writtenby: Nick Mann, Bill Beard & Chet Fortune
album: The Awakening
Reddings Remote Control 1980 Believe In A...
97 recordlabel: RCA 11407
chartposition: R&B #10, US #48, US AC #30
writtenby: David Foster, Brenda Russell & Maurice White
Earth, Wind & Fire You 1980 RCA
98 recordlabel: Arista 0569
chartposition: R&B #3, US #56
writtenby: Phil Perry & Chuck Jackson
album: Aretha [1980 album]
Aretha Franklin United Together 1980 Arista
99 recordlabel: Arista 0463
chartposition: R&B #12, UK #47, US #101, US dance #6
writtenby: James Mtume & Reggie Lucas
album: You Know How to Love Me
Phyllis Hyman You Know How to Love Me 1980 Arista
100 recordlabel: Atlantic 3627
chartposition: R&B #8, US #47, US AC #46
writtenby: Stevie Wonder & Eric Mercury
album: Roberta Flack featuring Donny Hathaway
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway You Are My Heaven 1980 Atlantic

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