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Below is a list of the best selling Soul R&B songs from 1982, 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 1982, 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: Columbia 02860
chartposition: R&B #8, US rock #34, UK #1, US #1, US AC #1
writtenby: Paul McCartney
album: Tug of War
Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder Ebony and Ivory 1982 Columbia
2 recordlabel: RCA 13274
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #1, UK #7, US #17
writtenby: Kashif (as Kashif Saleem)
album: Get Loose
Evelyn King (aka Evelyn Champagne King) Love Come Down 1982 RCA
3 recordlabel: Motown 1644
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #6, US #1, US AC #1
writtenby: Cochrane & Lionel Richie
album: Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie Truly 1982 Motown
4 recordlabel: RCA 13354
chartposition: US dance #18, R&B #78, US rock #18, UK #6, US #1, US AC #14
writtenby: Sara Allen, Daryl Hall & John Oates
album: H2O
Hall & Oates Maneater 1982 RCA
5 recordlabel: Qwest 50036
chartposition: R&B #9, UK #11, US #1, US AC #1
writtenby: Rod Temperton
album: Every Home Should Have One
Patti Austin & James Ingram Baby, Come to Me 1982 Qwest
6 recordlabel: Columbia 03302
chartposition: US dance #12, R&B #1, UK #4, US #3, US AC #34
writtenby: Marvin Gaye
album: Midnight Love
Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing 1982 Columbia
7 recordlabel: Epic 03288
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #8, US #2, US AC #1
writtenby: Michael Jackson
album: Thriller
Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney The Girl Is Mine 1982 Epic
8 recordlabel: MCA 52149
chartposition: R&B #8, UK #1, US #10, US dance #11
writtenby: Lloyd Ferguson, Jackie Mittoo & Fitzroy Simpson
album: The Youth of Today
Musical Youth Pass the Dutchie 1982 MCA
9 recordlabel: Arista 1015
chartposition: R&B #14, UK #2, US #10, US AC #1
writtenby: Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
album: Heartbreaker
Dionne Warwick Heartbreaker 1982 Arista
10 recordlabel: Tamla 1602
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #39, US #4, US dance #27, US AC #10
writtenby: Stevie Wonder
album: Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium
Stevie Wonder That Girl 1982 Tamla
11 recordlabel: Motown 1609
chartposition: R&B #1, US #5, US dance #2
writtenby: Reggie Andrews & Leon
album: Keep It Live
Dazz Band Let It Whip 1982 Motown
12 recordlabel: Warner 29933
chartposition: R&B #7, UK #43, US #4, US AC #8
writtenby: Michael McDonald, Ed Sanford, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
album: If That's What It Takes
Michael McDonald I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near) 1982 Warner
13 recordlabel: Arista 0669
chartposition: R&B #2, US #4, US dance #24, US AC #33
writtenby: Ray Parker Jr
album: The Other Woman
Ray Parker Jr (aka Raydio) The Other Woman 1982 Arista
14 recordlabel: Geffen 29982
chartposition: R&B #4, UK #18, US #10, US dance #3
writtenby: Quincy Jones, Merria Ross & Rod Temperton
album: Donna Summer
Donna Summer Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger) 1982 Geffen
15 recordlabel: RCA 13798
chartposition: R&B #4, UK #15, US #10, US AC #36
writtenby: Michael Jackson
album: Silk Electric
Diana Ross Muscles 1982 RCA
16 recordlabel: RCA 13021
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #36, US #8, US dance #14
writtenby: Dennis Matkosky & Michael Sembello
album: Why Do Fools Fall in Love
Diana Ross Mirror, Mirror 1982 RCA
17 recordlabel: Tamla 1612
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #10, US #13, US dance #1, US AC #25
writtenby: Stevie Wonder
album: Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium
Stevie Wonder Do I Do 1982 Tamla
18 recordlabel: Columbia 02812
chartposition: R&B #1, US #10, US AC #6
writtenby: Teddy Randazzo, Bob Weinstein & Lou Stallman
album: Niecy
Deniece Williams It's Gonna Take a Miracle 1982 Columbia
19 recordlabel: Elektra 47427
chartposition: R&B #4, UK #8, US #23, US dance #2
writtenby: Patrice Rushen, Teri McFadden & Freddie Washington
album: Straight from the Heart
Patrice Rushen Forget Me Nots 1982 Elektra
20 recordlabel: Mercury 76132
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #7, US #30, US dance #4
writtenby: Junior (as Junior Giscombe) & Bob Carter
album: JI
Junior Giscombe Mama Used to Say 1982 Mercury
21 recordlabel: ICE 56 (UK)
chartposition: UK #1, US #53
writtenby: Eddy Grant
album: Killer on the Rampage
Eddy Grant I Don't Wanna Dance 1982 ICE(UK)
22 recordlabel: De-Lite 231
chartposition: R&B #7, UK #6, US #30
writtenby: Amir Bayyan, James
album: As One
Kool & the Gang Let's Go Dancin 1982 DeLite
23 recordlabel: MCA 52067
chartposition: UK #2, R&B #27, US #102, US dance #15
writtenby: Steve Jolley, Tony Swain, Leee John & Ashley Ingram
album: In the Heat of the Night
Imagination Just an Illusion 1982 MCA
24 recordlabel: A&M 2434
chartposition: R&B #13, UK #11, US #29, US AC #7
writtenby: Jeffrey Osborne & Peter Schless
album: Jeffrey Osborne
Jeffrey Osborne On the Wings of Love 1982 A&M
25 recordlabel: Solar 48005
chartposition: R&B #8, UK #5, US #44, US dance #15
writtenby: Nidra Beard, Dana Meyers & Leon Sylvers III
album: Friends
Shalamar A Night to Remember 1982 Solar
26 recordlabel: Venture 149
chartposition: R&B #5, UK #13, US #39, US dance #1
writtenby: Geraldine Hunt & Daniel Joseph
album: Cheri
Cheri Murphy's Law 1982 Venture
27 recordlabel: Streetwise 2203
chartposition: UK #4, US dance #1, R&B #63
album: Eddy Grant
Rockers Revenge Walking on Sunshine 1982 Streetwise
28 recordlabel: RCA 13217
chartposition: R&B #12, UK #3, US #104, US dance #25
writtenby: Jesse Rae
album: Happy Together
Odyssey Inside Out 1982 RCA
29 recordlabel: De-lite 822
chartposition: R&B #6, UK #14, US #21
writtenby: Robert Bell, James
album: As One
Kool & the Gang Big Fun 1982 Delite
30 recordlabel: Ze / Island 104 716
chartposition: UK #2, US Dance #18
writtenby: Kid Creole (as August Darnell)
album: Tropical Gangsters
comments: charted as I'm a Wonderful Thing, Baby / I'm Corrupt / Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy in US dance charts
Kid Creole & the Coconuts Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy 1982 Ze / Island
31 recordlabel: WMOT 546
chartposition: UK #2, R&B #89
writtenby: Len Barry & Bobby Eli
album: Breakin' Out
Fat Larry's Band Zoom 1982 WMOT
32 recordlabel: Arista 0699
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #42, US #24, US dance #4
writtenby: Luther Vandross & Marcus Miller
album: Jump to It
Aretha Franklin Jump to It 1982 Arista
33 recordlabel: Atlantic 4005
chartposition: R&B #29, US #13, US AC #7
writtenby: Burt Bacharach, Bruce Roberts & Carole Bayer Sager
album: I'm the One
Roberta Flack Making Love 1982 Atlantic
34 recordlabel: Geffen 7-29983
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #32, US #22
writtenby: Henry Krieger & Tom Eyen
album: Dreamgirls: Original Broadway Cast Album
Jennifer Holliday And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going 1982 Geffen
35 recordlabel: Sugar Hill 584
chartposition: R&B #4, UK #8, US #62, US dance #12
writtenby: Ed Fletcher
album: The Message
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five The Message 1982 Sugar Hill
36 recordlabel: Total Experience 8201
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #55, US #24, US dance #13
writtenby: Lonnie Simmons, Rudy Taylor & Charlie Wilson
album: Gap Band IV
Gap Band Early in the Morning 1982 Total...
37 recordlabel: RCA 13201
chartposition: R&B #34, UK #7, US #44, US dance #14
writtenby: Diana Ross & Ray Chew
album: Why Do Fools Fall in Love
Diana Ross Work That Body 1982 RCA
38 recordlabel: Sire 50069
chartposition: UK #4, US dance #18, R&B #44
writtenby: Kid Creole (as August Darnell) & Peter Schott
album: Tropical Gangsters
Kid Creole & the Coconuts I'm a Wonderful Thing, Baby 1982 Sire
39 recordlabel: Warner Bros. 29896
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #4, UK #25, US #44
writtenby: Prince
album: 1999
comments: [Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #212]
Prince 1999 1982 Warner Bros.
40 recordlabel: Solar 69958
chartposition: UK #5
writtenby: Nidra Beard, Dana Meyers and Leon Sylvers III
album: Friends
Shalamar There It Is 1982 Solar
41 recordlabel: Salsoul 2152
chartposition: R&B #1, US #26, US dance #3
writtenby: Randy Muller
album: Skyy Line
Skyy Call Me 1982 Salsoul
42 recordlabel: Motown 1628
chartposition: R&B #5, US #18, US dance #24
writtenby: Jermaine Jackson, Marilyn McLeod, Pam Sawyer & Paul M. Jackson Jr.
album: Let Me Tickle Your Fancy
Jermaine Jackson Let Me Tickle Your Fancy 1982 Motown
43 recordlabel: Planet 13254
chartposition: R&B #23, US #16, US AC #9
writtenby: Parker McGee
album: So Excited!
Pointer Sisters American Music 1982 Planet
44 recordlabel: Cotillion 47000
chartposition: R&B #14, US #23, US AC #2
writtenby: Smokey Robinson
album: The Sisters
Sister Sledge My Guy 1982 Cotillion
45 recordlabel: EMI America 8126
chartposition: R&B #5, US dance #2, UK #15, US #104
writtenby: Paul Laurence (as Paul Lawrence Jones)
album: The Other Side of the Rainbow
Melba Moore Love's Comin' at Ya 1982 EMI America
46 recordlabel: R & B Records 210
chartposition: R&B #52, UK #5
writtenby: Steve Jolley, Tony Swain, Leee John & Ashley Ingram
album: In the Heat of the Night
Imagination Music and Lights 1982 R & B Records
47 recordlabel: Solar 48013
chartposition: UK #7, R&B #33, US #102
writtenby: Howard Hewett, Renwick Jackson & William Shelby
album: Friends
Shalamar I Can Make You Feel Good 1982 Solar
48 recordlabel: Polydor 407
chartposition: UK #9
writtenby: Bill Sharpe (as William Sharpe) and Roger Odell
album: Night Birds
Shakatak Night Birds 1982 Polydor
49 recordlabel: Warner 50005
chartposition: R&B #16, UK #14, US #52, US AC #29
writtenby: Michael Garvin & Tom Shapiro
album: The George Benson Collection
George Benson Never Give Up on a Good Thing 1982 Warner
50 recordlabel: Tamla 1601
chartposition: R&B #3, UK #51, US #33, US dance #53, US AC #31
writtenby: Gary Goetzman & Mike Piccirillo
album: Yes It's You Lady
Smokey Robinson Tell Me Tomorrow 1982 Tamla
51 recordlabel: Geffen 29895
chartposition: R&B #31, UK #14, US #41
writtenby: Jon Anderson & Vangelis
album: Donna Summer
Donna Summer State of Independence 1982 Geffen
52 recordlabel: Tommy Boy 823
chartposition: R&B #4, US #48, UK #53, US dance #3
writtenby: Arthur Baker, John Robie, Afrika Bambaataa, the Soulsonic Force, Ralf Hütter & Florian Schneider
Afrika Bambaataa Planet Rock 1982 Tommy Boy
53 recordlabel: Total Experience 8203
chartposition: R&B #2, US #31, US dance #39
writtenby: Lonnie Simmons, Rudy Taylor & Charlie Wilson
album: Gap Band IV
Gap Band You Dropped a Bomb on Me 1982 Total...
54 recordlabel: A&M 2392
chartposition: R&B #2, US #38, US dance #9
writtenby: David Lewis & Wayne Lewis
album: Brilliance
Atlantic Starr Circles 1982 A&M
55 recordlabel: RCA 13292
chartposition: R&B #16, US #33, US AC #15
writtenby: Kenny Nolan
album: New Directions
Tavares A Penny for Your Thoughts 1982 RCA
56 recordlabel: Geffen 29805
chartposition: R&B #30, UK #62, US #33, US AC #17
writtenby: John Bettis & Michael Clark
album: Donna Summer
Donna Summer The Woman in Me 1982 Geffen
57 recordlabel: A&M 2410
chartposition: R&B #3, US #39, US dance #42
writtenby: Jeffrey Osborne & David Wolinski (as David
album: Jeffrey Osborne
Jeffrey Osborne I Really Don't Need No Light 1982 A&M
58 recordlabel: High Rise 2001
chartposition: R&B #2, US #40
writtenby: Sonny Charles & Bobby Paris
album: The Sun Still Shines
Sonny Charles Put It in a Magazine 1982 High Rise
59 recordlabel: Planet 13327
chartposition: R&B #46, US #30, US dance #28
writtenby: Anita Pointer, June Pointer, Ruth Pointer & Trevor Lawrence
album: So Excited!
Pointer Sisters I'm So Excited 1982 Planet
60 recordlabel: A&M 2415
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #6, UK #45, US #105
writtenby: Kashif
album: Keepin' Love New
Howard Johnson So Fine 1982 A&M
61 recordlabel: Prelude 8043
chartposition: R&B #13,, UK #30, US dance 31
writtenby: James
album: You're the One for Me
D Train You're the One for Me 1982 Prelude
62 recordlabel: West End 1248
chartposition: UK #18, US dance #5, R&B #65
writtenby: Ronald Miller (as Ron Miller) & Bert Reid (as Bertram Reid)
Raw Silk Do It to the Music 1982 West End
63 recordlabel: Arista 1030
chartposition: R&B #6, US #35
writtenby: Ray Parker Jr
album: Greatest Hits
Ray Parker Jr (aka Raydio) Bad Boy 1982 Arista
64 recordlabel: Gordy 1619
chartposition: R&B #3, US dance #7, US #64
writtenby: Rick James
album: Throwin' Down
Rick James Dance Wit' Me 1982 Gordy
65 recordlabel: Boardwalk 7-11-139
chartposition: R&B #1, US #47
writtenby: Richard Dimples Fields & Belinda Wilson
album: Mr. Look So Good!
Richard Dimples Fields If It Ain't One Thing...It's Another 1982 Boardwalk
66 recordlabel: Arista 0695
chartposition: R&B #3, US #38
writtenby: Ray Parker Jr
album: The Other Woman
Ray Parker Jr (aka Raydio) Let Me Go 1982 Arista
67 recordlabel: Mercury 76150
chartposition: R&B #8, UK #20, US dance #67
writtenby: Junior (as Junior Giscombe) & Bob Carter
album: Ji
Junior Giscombe Too Late 1982 Mercury
68 recordlabel: Warner 9908-7
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #7, US #101
writtenby: Prince
album: Vanity 6
Vanity 6 Nasty Girl 1982 Warner
69 recordlabel: Sire 29953
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #31, US #73
writtenby: Vince Clarke & Alison Moyet
album: Upstairs at Eric's
Yazoo Situation 1982 Sire
70 recordlabel: Tamla 1639
chartposition: R&B #10, UK #45, US #54, US AC #21
writtenby: Stevie Wonder
album: Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium
Stevie Wonder Ribbon in the Sky 1982 Tamla
71 recordlabel: RCA 3061
chartposition: US dance #6, R&B #18, UK #58, US #66
writtenby: Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, Jerry Goldstein, Lonnie Jordan, Lee Oskar, Luther Rabb & Howard Scott
album: Outlaw
War You Got the Power 1982 RCA
72 recordlabel: P.I.R. 02619
chartposition: R&B #4, US #43
writtenby: Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
album: It's Time for Love
Teddy Pendergrass You're My Latest, My Greatest Inspiration 1982 P.I.R.
73 recordlabel: MCA 52049
chartposition: US dance #29, R&B #4, US #61
writtenby: Al Hudson, Jonathan Meadows, Dave Roberson, Glenda Hudson, Gregg Green, Terry Morgan
album: Who's Foolin' Who
One Way Cutie Pie 1982 MCA
74 recordlabel: Capitol 5109
chartposition: R&B #9, US #56, US dance #11
writtenby: Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
album: Street Opera
Ashford & Simpson Street Corner 1982 Capitol
75 recordlabel: Gordy 1616
chartposition: R&B #6, US dance #11, US #66
writtenby: Rick James
album: Reunion
Temptations Standing on the Top 1982 Gordy
76 recordlabel: Epic 03205
chartposition: R&B #3, US #55
writtenby: Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller & Sam Cooke
album: Forever, for Always, for Love
Luther Vandross Bad Boy--Having a Party 1982 Epic
77 recordlabel: Atlantic 4068
chartposition: R&B #24, US #42, US AC #10
writtenby: William Eaton, Ralph MacDonald & William Salter
album: I'm the One
Roberta Flack I'm the One 1982 Atlantic
78 recordlabel: Capitol 5099
chartposition: R&B #9, US #41, US AC #29
writtenby: Smokey Robinson
album: Ladies of the Eighties
A Taste of Honey I'll Try Something New 1982 Capitol
79 recordlabel: RCA 13252
chartposition: R&B #45, US #33
writtenby: Daryl Hall
album: Private Eyes
Hall & Oates Your Imagination 1982 RCA
80 recordlabel: Profile 5006
chartposition: US dance #2, R&B #51, UK #38
writtenby: Lotti Golden & Richard Scher
Sharon Brown I Specialize in Love 1982 Profile
81 recordlabel: Solar 1(UK)
chartposition: UK #12
writtenby: Glen Barbee, Nidra Beard and William Shelby
album: Friends
Shalamar Friends 1982 Solar (UK)
82 recordlabel: Capitol 5067
chartposition: R&B #5, US #57, US dance #62
writtenby: O'Bryan (as O'Bryan Burnette II) & Don Cornelius
album: Doin' Alright
O'Bryan The Gigolo 1982 Capitol
83 recordlabel: Highrise Entertainment 2005
chartposition: R&B #3, US #57
writtenby: L.V. Johnson & R. Miner
album: Tyrone Davis
Tyrone Davis Are You Serious 1982 Highrise...
84 recordlabel: Columbia 02800
chartposition: R&B #75, UK #20, US dance #66
writtenby: Alton Edwards & Chris Cameron
Alton Edwards I Just Wanna (Spend Some Time with You) 1982 Columbia
85 recordlabel: Epic 02701
chartposition: R&B #15, US #41, US dance #36
writtenby: George Duke
album: Dream On
George Duke Shine On 1982 Epic
86 recordlabel: EMI America 8111
chartposition: R&B #56, US #36
album: Missin' Twenty Grand
David Lasley If I Had My Wish Tonight 1982 EMI America
87 recordlabel: Island 8901
chartposition: US dance #2, R&B #17, US #103
writtenby: Grace Jones & Sly Dunbar
album: Living My Life
Grace Jones Nipple to the Bottle 1982 Island
88 recordlabel: Warner 7-29952
chartposition: R&B #2, US #88, US dance #42
writtenby: Prince (as Jamie Starr)
album: What Time Is It?
Time 777-9311 1982 Warner
89 recordlabel: Warner 29961
chartposition: R&B #1, US #101, US dance #62
writtenby: Roger (as Roger Troutman) & Larry Troutman
album: Zapp II
Zapp Dance Floor 1982 Warner
90 recordlabel: Believe In A Dream 02836
chartposition: R&B #21, US #55, US AC #15
writtenby: Otis Redding & Steve Cropper
album: Steamin' Hot
Reddings (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay 1982 Believe In A...
91 recordlabel: Warner Bros. 49864
chartposition: US dance #16, R&B #7, US #90
writtenby: Prince & Dez Dickerson
album: The Time
Time Cool 1982 Warner Bros.
92 recordlabel: Sugar Hill 567
chartposition: R&B #13, US #53, US dance #51
writtenby: Jerry Lordan
album: 8th Wonder
Sugarhill Gang Apache 1982 Sugar Hill
93 recordlabel: Columbia 03204
chartposition: RandB #4, US #101
writtenby: Marvin Gaye
album: Instant Love
Cheryl Lynn & Luther Vandross If This World Were Mine 1982 Columbia
94 recordlabel: Beverly Glen 2000
chartposition: RandB #3, US #101
writtenby: Bobby Womack, Patrick Moten & Richard Griffin
album: The Poet
Bobby Womack If You Think You're Lonely Now 1982 Beverly Glen
95 recordlabel: Capitol 8531
chartposition: US Dance #1
writtenby: Dean Pitchford, Michael Gore and Jesse Boyce
album: I'll Keep On Loving You
Linda Clifford Don't Come Crying to Me 1982 Capitol
96 recordlabel: ZE Records 6793
chartposition: UK #7, US Dance #25
writtenby: Kid Creole (as August Darnell)
album: Tropical Gangsters
Kid Creole & the Coconuts Stool Pigeon 1982 ZE Records
97 recordlabel: Becket 3
chartposition: RandB #44, US Dance #1
writtenby: Eric Matthew, Darryl Payne and Keith Diamond
Sinnamon Thanks to You 1982 Becket
98 recordlabel: AandM 2440
chartposition: RandB #6, US #64
writtenby: René Moore and Angela Winbush
album: Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson Young Love 1982 A&M
99 recordlabel: Atlantic 4052
chartposition: RandB #60, US #108, US Dance #2
writtenby: Gino Soccio
album: Face To Face
Gino Soccio It's Alright 1982 Atlantic
100 recordlabel: Virgin/Epic 03368
chartposition: US dance #34, R&B #39, US rock #21, UK #1, US #2, US AC #8
writtenby: Boy George, Mikey Craig (as Michael Craig), Roy Hay & Jon Moss
album: Kissing to Be Clever
Culture Club Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? 1982 Virgin/Epic

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