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Below is a list of the best selling Soul R&B songs from 1983, 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 1983, 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: Casablanca 811 440-7
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #2, US #1, US dance #1, US AC #4
writtenby: Giorgio Moroder, Keith Forsey & Irene Cara
album: Flashdance: Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture
Irene Cara Flashdance ... What a Feeling! 1983 Casablanca
2 recordlabel: Epic 03509
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #1, US #1, US AC #9
writtenby: Michael Jackson
album: Thriller
Michael Jackson Billie Jean 1983 Epic
3 recordlabel: Columbia 04168
chartposition: US dance #2, R&B #2, US rock #24, UK #2 US #1, US AC #3
writtenby: Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
album: Pipes of Peac
Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney Say, Say, Say 1983 Columbia
4 recordlabel: Motown 1698
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #2, US #1, US dance #5, US AC #1
writtenby: Lionel Richie
album: Can't Slow Down
Lionel Richie All Night Long 1983 Motown
5 recordlabel: Epic 03759
chartposition: R&B #1, US rock #14, UK #3, US #1
writtenby: Michael Jackson
album: Thriller
Michael Jackson Beat It 1983 Epic
6 recordlabel: De-lite 829
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #2, US #2, US AC #2
writtenby: Charles Smith, James
album: In the Heart
Kool & the Gang Joanna 1983 Delite
7 recordlabel: Mercury 812-370-7
chartposition: R&B #1, US dance #3, UK #25, US #3
writtenby: Donna Summer & Michael Omartian
album: She Works Hard for the Money
Donna Summer She Works Hard for the Money 1983 Mercury
8 recordlabel: Motown 1710
chartposition: R&B #6, UK #9, US #7, US AC #6, US rock #49
writtenby: Lionel Richie & Cynthia Weil
album: Can't Slow Down
Lionel Richie Running with the Night 1983 Motown
9 recordlabel: Motown 1657
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #43, US #4, US AC #1
writtenby: Brenda Harvey Richie & Lionel Richie
album: Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie You Are 1983 Motown
10 recordlabel: Emergency 6540
chartposition: R&B #2, US dance #1, UK #14, US #8
writtenby: Chris Barbosa & Ed Chisolm
album: Let the Music Play
Shannon Let the Music Play 1983 Emergency
11 recordlabel: Capitol 5242
chartposition: R&B #5,UK #2, US #16, US AC #4
writtenby: Gerry Goffin & Michael Masser
album: Born to Love
Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson Tonight, I Celebrate My Love 1983 Capitol
12 recordlabel: Epic 3017 (UK)
chartposition: UK #1, US #18, US dance #24
writtenby: Harry Wayne Casey and Deborah Carter
album: All in a Night's Work
KC And Sunshine Band Give It Up 1983 Epic(UK)
13 recordlabel: Epic 924
chartposition: R&B #3, US #4, UK #10, US dance #44, US AC #24, US rock #42
writtenby: Rod Temperton
album: Thriller
Michael Jackson Thriller 1983 Epic
14 recordlabel: Epic 03914
chartposition: R&B #5, UK #8, US #5
writtenby: Michael Jackson
album: Thriller
Michael Jackson Wanna Be Startin' Somethin 1983 Epic
15 recordlabel: CBS 3371 (UK)
chartposition: UK #1, US #70
writtenby: Marvin Gaye, Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield
album: No Parlez
Paul Young Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) 1983 CBS(UK)
16 recordlabel: Motown 1677
chartposition: R&B #6, UK #70, US #5, US AC #1
writtenby: Lionel Richie
album: Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie My Love 1983 Motown
17 recordlabel: Warner 29746
chartposition: R&B #15, US #6, UK #54, US dance #61, US rock #17
writtenby: Prince
album: 1999
Prince Little Red Corvette 1983 Warner
18 recordlabel: Columbia 03181
chartposition: R&B #34, US #46, UK #2, US dance #1
writtenby: Paul Jabara & Paul Shaffer
album: Success
Weather Girls It's Raining Men 1983 Columbia
19 recordlabel: RCA 13421
chartposition: R&B #8, UK #63, US #7, US AC #4
writtenby: Daryl Hall
album: H2O
Hall & Oates One on One 1983 RCA
20 recordlabel: Streetwise 1108
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #1, US dance #17, US #46
writtenby: Maurice Starr
album: Candy Girl
New Edition Candy Girl 1983 Streetwise
21 recordlabel: Capitol 5322
chartposition: R&B #3, US dance #1, UK #6, US #26
writtenby: Al Green, Willie Mitchell & Al Jackson Jr.
album: Private Dancer
Tina Turner Let's Stay Together 1983 Capitol
22 recordlabel: Warner 29555
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #8, US dance 6, US #22
writtenby: David Wolinski (as Hawk Wolinski)
Rufus (and Chaka Khan) Ain't Nobody 1983 Warner
23 recordlabel: Warner 29503
chartposition: R&B #18, US #8
writtenby: Prince
album: 1999
Prince Delirious 1983 Warner
24 recordlabel: Epic 654672 7
chartposition: R&B #27, US #7, US AC #2
writtenby: Steve Porcaro & John Bettis
album: Thriller
Michael Jackson Human Nature 1983 Epic
25 recordlabel: Epic 04165
chartposition: R&B #46, UK #11, US #10, US AC #37
writtenby: James Ingram & Quincy Jones
album: Thriller
Michael Jackson P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) 1983 Epic
26 recordlabel: Streetwise 1110
chartposition: R&B #13, UK #2, US dance #1, US #104
writtenby: Arthur Baker
album: Gonna Get You
Freeez I.O.U. 1983 Streetwise
27 recordlabel: Solar 69819
chartposition: R&B #10, UK #8, US #22, US dance #18, US rock #41
writtenby: Marquis Dair, Joey Gallo & Leon Sylvers III
album: The Look
Shalamar Dead Giveaway 1983 Solar
28 recordlabel: Warner 29563
chartposition: R&B #21, UK #11, US #30, US AC #4
writtenby: James Newton Howard & David Paich
album: In Your Eyes
George Benson Lady Love Me (One More Time) 1983 Warner
29 recordlabel: Gordy 1660
chartposition: R&B #5, US #17, US AC #1
writtenby: El DeBarge
album: All This Love
DeBarge All This Love 1983 Gordy
30 recordlabel: Warner 29720
chartposition: R&B #6, US #21, UK #28, US AC #2
writtenby: Jay Graydon, Al Jarreau & David Foster
album: Jarreau
Al Jarreau Mornin' 1983 Warner
31 recordlabel: Gordy 1705
chartposition: R&B #1, US #18, US AC #12
writtenby: El DeBarge & Bunny DeBarge
album: In a Special Way
DeBarge Time Will Reveal 1983 Gordy
32 recordlabel: Columbia 38-04054
chartposition: R&B #6, UK #8, US dance #1, US #71
writtenby: Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell & Michael Beinhorn
album: Future Shock
Herbie Hancock Rockit 1983 Columbia
33 recordlabel: Arista 9116
chartposition: R&B #12, US #12, US AC #10
writtenby: Ray Parker Jr
album: Woman Out of Control
Ray Parker Jr (aka Raydio) I Still Can't Get Over Loving You 1983 Arista
34 recordlabel: A&M 2591
chartposition: R&B #4, UK #18, US #30, US dance #31
writtenby: Raymond Jones
album: Stay with Me Tonight
Jeffrey Osborne Stay with Me Tonight 1983 A&M
35 recordlabel: Tabu 03956
chartposition: R&B #2, US dance #3, UK #13, US #55
writtenby: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
album: On the Rise
S.O.S. Band Just Be Good to Me 1983 Tabu
36 recordlabel: Qwest 29394
chartposition: R&B #5, UK #44, US #19, US AC #10
writtenby: James Ingram, Michael McDonald, Rod Temperton & Quincy Jones
album: It's Your Night
James Ingram & Michael McDonald Yah Mo B There 1983 Qwest
37 recordlabel: Columbia 03566
chartposition: R&B #4, US #17, UK #47, US dance #31
writtenby: Wayne Vaughn, Wanda Vaughn & Maurice White
album: Powerlight
Earth, Wind & Fire Fall in Love with Me 1983 Columbia
38 recordlabel: Columbia 03563
chartposition: R&B #2, US #23, US AC #6
writtenby: Dana Walden, Rocky Maffitt & Michael Day
album: Modern Heart
Champaign Try Again 1983 Columbia
39 recordlabel: Geffen 29464
chartposition: US dance #7, R&B #41, US #13, UK #86
writtenby: Giorgio Moroder, Irene Cara & Keith Forsey
album: What a Feelin'
Irene Cara Why Me? 1983 Geffen
40 recordlabel: Planet 13639
chartposition: R&B #13, UK #25, US dance #2, US #48, US AC #15
writtenby: Richard Feldman, John Black & Nan O'Byrne
album: Break Out
Pointer Sisters I Need You 1983 Planet
41 recordlabel: Island 99882
chartposition: R&B #71, UK #4
writtenby: Bob Marley & Noel George Williams
album: Confrontation
Bob Marley & the Wailers Buffalo Soldier 1983 Island
42 recordlabel: Atlantic 89786
chartposition: R&B #32, UK #19, US dance #29, US #40, US AC #5
writtenby: Rod Temperton & Derek Bramble
album: Bodies and Souls
Manhattan Transfer Spice of Life 1983 Atlantic
43 recordlabel: Sugar Hill 465
chartposition: R&B #47, UK #7, US dance #9, US #101
writtenby: Sylvia Robinson & Mel Glover
album: Grandmaster Melle Mel and the Furious Five
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five White Lines (Don't Do It) 1983 Sugar Hill
44 recordlabel: A&M 2561
chartposition: R&B #3, US #25, UK #54, US AC #29
writtenby: Jeffrey Osborne, Don Freeman & Michael Sembello
album: Stay with Me Tonight
Jeffrey Osborne Don't You Get So Mad 1983 A&M
45 recordlabel: Arista 9073
chartposition: R&B #7, UK #99, US #27, US AC #4
writtenby: Steve Goldman
album: How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye
Dionne Warwick & Luther Vandross How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye 1983 Arista
46 recordlabel: Sound of NY 602
chartposition: R&B #10, US dance #2, UK #13, US #101
writtenby: Mike Cleveland (as Michael Cleveland)
Indeep Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life 1983 Sound of NY
47 recordlabel: Boardwalk 183
chartposition: R&B #46, UK #6, US dance #66
writtenby: Bobby Eli & Len Barry
album: Love Town
Booker Newberry III Love Town 1983 Boardwalk
48 recordlabel: Wondirection 4507
chartposition: R&B #69, UK #6
writtenby: Gary Byrd & Stevie Wonder
Gary Byrd & the GB Experience The Crown 1983 Wondirection
49 recordlabel: Mercury 814088
chartposition: R&B #9, UK #14, US #43
writtenby: Donna Summer & Michael Omartian
album: She Works Hard for the Money
Donna Summer Unconditional Love 1983 Mercury
50 recordlabel: Polydor 622
chartposition: UK #10
writtenby: Wally Badarou, Mark King, Lindup and Phil Gould
album: Standing in the Light
Level 42 The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up) 1983 Polydor
51 recordlabel: Epic 03578
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #34, US #45, US dance #30
writtenby: James Mtume
album: Juicy Fruit
Mtume Juicy Fruit 1983 Epic
52 recordlabel: Gordy 1645
chartposition: R&B #2, US #31
writtenby: Randy DeBarge, El DeBarge & Bunny DeBarge
album: All This Love
DeBarge I Like It 1983 Gordy
53 recordlabel: Gordy 1690
chartposition: R&B #11, UK #13, US dance #8, US #101
writtenby: Rick James
album: Mary Jane Girls
Mary Jane Girls All Night Long 1983 Gordy
54 recordlabel: Mango 117
chartposition: UK #13, US dance #2, R&B #72
writtenby: David Joseph
album: The Joys of Life
David Joseph You Can't Hide (Your Love from Me) 1983 Mango
55 recordlabel: Silver Blue 404294
chartposition: US dance #3, R&B #82, UK #13, US #102
writtenby: Jerry Herman
album: I Am Gloria Gaynor
Gloria Gaynor I Am What I Am 1983 Silver Blue
56 recordlabel: Gordy 1687
chartposition: R&B #1, US dance #17, UK #93, US #40
writtenby: Rick James
album: Cold Blooded
Rick James Cold Blooded 1983 Gordy
57 recordlabel: Arista 1042
chartposition: RandB #5, US #103, UK #79, US Dance #28
writtenby: Kashif
album: Kashif [1983 album]
Kashif I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On) 1983 Arista
58 recordlabel: RCA 13638
chartposition: UK #8
writtenby: Tony Williams and Mandy Newton
Funk Masters It's Over 1983 RCA
59 recordlabel: RCA 13568
chartposition: R&B #15, US dance #17, UK #46, US #31
writtenby: Marc Jordan & John Capek
album: Ross [1983 album]
Diana Ross Pieces of Ice 1983 RCA
60 recordlabel: Profile 5017
chartposition: UK #4, US Dance #9
writtenby: Wally Holmes (as Waldo Holmes)
Forrest Rock the Boat 1983 Profile
61 recordlabel: Chrysalis 2 (UK)
chartposition: UK #10
writtenby: Derek Bramble
album: David Grant
David Grant Watching Me, Watching You 1983 Chrysalis(UK)
62 recordlabel: Arista 9034
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #74, US #61, US dance #9
writtenby: Luther Vandross & Marcus Miller
album: Get It Right
Aretha Franklin Get It Right 1983 Arista
63 recordlabel: Qwest 29618
chartposition: R&B #6, US #45, US AC #5
writtenby: Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman
album: It's Your Night
Patti Austin & James Ingram How Do You Keep the Music Playing 1983 Qwest
64 recordlabel: Warner 29649
chartposition: R&B #3, US dance #7, US #43, US AC #35
writtenby: Kashif
album: In Your Eyes
George Benson Inside Love (So Personal) 1983 Warner
65 recordlabel: Total Experience 704
chartposition: R&B #1, US dance #24, US #51, UK #68
writtenby: Raymond Calhoun
album: Gap Band IV
Gap Band Outstanding 1983 Total...
66 recordlabel: Columbia 38-03761
chartposition: R&B #1, US dance #18, US #66
writtenby: Merald
album: Visions
Gladys Knight & the Pips Save the Overtime (For Me) 1983 Columbia
67 recordlabel: De-lite 831
chartposition: R&B #49, UK #15, US #103
writtenby: Ronald Bell, James
album: In the Heart
Kool & the Gang Straight Ahead 1983 Delite
68 recordlabel: CBS 3585 (UK)
chartposition: UK #2, US #45, US dance #42
writtenby: John Hurley
album: No Parlez
comments: charted as Love of the Common People / Come Back and Stay in US dance charts
Paul Young Love of the Common People 1983 CBS(UK)
69 recordlabel: RCA 13424
chartposition: R&B #76, UK #43, US #40, US AC #13
writtenby: Bill Wray, Diana Ross & Rob Mounsey
album: Silk Electric
Diana Ross So Close 1983 RCA
70 recordlabel: RCA 13396
chartposition: R&B #2, US #49
writtenby: Kashif (as Kashif Saleem)
album: Get Loose
Evelyn King (aka Evelyn Champagne King) Betcha She Don't Love You 1983 RCA
71 recordlabel: Geffen 7-29525
chartposition: R&B #2, US #49
writtenby: David Foster, Maurice White & Allee Willis
album: Feel My Soul
Jennifer Holliday I Am Love 1983 Geffen
72 recordlabel: Arista 1040
chartposition: R&B #43, US #41, US AC #5
writtenby: Barry Gibb & Albhy Galuten
album: Heartbreaker
Dionne Warwick Take the Short Way Home 1983 Arista
73 recordlabel: MCA 52250
chartposition: R&B #2, US #50
writtenby: Lena Agree
album: Try It Out
Klique Stop Doggin' Me Around 1983 MCA
74 recordlabel: Motown 1694
chartposition: R&B #20 ,UK #93, US #54, US AC #8
writtenby: Milan Williams
album: Commodores 13
Commodores Only You 1983 Motown
75 recordlabel: Vanguard 35241
chartposition: R&B #7, US dance #5, US #79
writtenby: Gordon Bahary, Joseph Saulter & Errol Moore
album: Twilight 22
Twilight 22 Electric Kingdom 1983 Vanguard
76 recordlabel: T-Neck 03797
chartposition: RandB #3, US #101, UK #52
writtenby: Ronald Isley, Kelly Isley, Rudolph Isley, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley and Chris Jasper
album: Between the Sheets
Isley Brothers Between the Sheets 1983 TNeck
77 recordlabel: CBS 3636 (UK)
chartposition: UK #4, US #22, US dance #42, AC #40, Rock # 33
writtenby: Jack Lee
album: No Parlez
comments: charted as Love of the Common People / Come Back and Stay in US dance charts
Paul Young Come Back and Stay 1983 CBS(UK)
78 recordlabel: Prelude 8068
chartposition: US dance #12, R&B #20, UK #23
writtenby: James
album: Music
D Train Music 1983 Prelude
79 recordlabel: Tamla 1684
chartposition: R&B #35, US #48, US AC #5
writtenby: Dave DeLuca & Ted Munda
Smokey Robinson & High Inergy Blame It on Love 1983 Tamla
80 recordlabel: Cotillion 99855
chartposition: R&B #13, US #40
writtenby: Gary Benson & Frank Wildhorn
album: Sixteen
Stacy Lattisaw Miracles 1983 Cotillion
81 recordlabel: Warner 29501
chartposition: R&B #66, US #63, UK #36, US AC #10
writtenby: Jay Graydon, Trevor Veitch & Greg Mathieson
album: Jarreau
Al Jarreau Trouble in Paradise 1983 Warner
82 recordlabel: Solar 69828
chartposition: R&B #2, US dance #44, US #66
writtenby: Bill Simmons, Reggie Calloway & Vincent Calloway
album: No Parking on the Dance Floor
Midnight Star Freak-A-Zoid 1983 Solar
83 recordlabel: Capitol 8543
chartposition: R&B #25, UK #22, US dance #17
writtenby: Lillo Thomas
album: The Other Side of the Rainbow
Melba Moore Mind Up Tonight 1983 Capitol
84 recordlabel: Chrysalis 42712
chartposition: R&B #75, UK #19, US dance #40
writtenby: Derek Bramble & David Grant
album: David Grant
David Grant Stop and Go 1983 Chrysalis
85 recordlabel: Tabu 04161
chartposition: R&B #5, UK #81, US #65
writtenby: Terry Lewis & Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III)
album: On The Rise
S.O.S. Band Tell Me If You Still Care 1983 Tabu
86 recordlabel: Solar 69790
chartposition: R&B #8, US dance #15, US #61
writtenby: Reggie Calloway
album: No Parking on the Dance Floor
Midnight Star Wet My Whistle 1983 Solar
87 recordlabel: Arista 1031
chartposition: R&B #5, US dance #2
writtenby: Jeffrey Cohen & Narada Michael Walden
album: Too Tough
Angela Bofill Too Tough 1983 Arista
88 recordlabel: Mirage 99937
chartposition: R&B #10, US dance #14, US #64, UK #89
writtenby: David Frank & Mic Murphy
album: Sweat
System You Are in My System 1983 Mirage
89 recordlabel: Mercury 814 581-7
chartposition: RandB #5, US #76
writtenby: Eumir Deodato
album: Fever
Con Funk Shun Baby I'm Hooked (Right Into Your Love) 1983 Mercury
90 recordlabel: Columbia 04210
chartposition: RandB #10, US #57, UK #92, US dance #36
writtenby: Martin Page
album: Electric Universe
Earth, Wind & Fire Magnetic 1983 Columbia
91 recordlabel: Columbia 03939
chartposition: R&B #4, UK #63, US #72
writtenby: Skip Anderson, Stephen Horton & Steve Williams [Steven Richard Williams]
album: Forever by Your Side
Manhattans Crazy 1983 Columbia
92 recordlabel: MCA 52203
chartposition: UK #6
writtenby: Dennis Seaton, Kelvin Grant, Michael Grant, Patrick Waite and Freddie Waite
album: The Youth of Today
Musical Youth Never Gonna Give You Up 1983 MCA
93 recordlabel: Aria 1208
chartposition: RandB #88, US Dance #1
writtenby: Kenny Lehman
Rhetta Hughes Angel Man (G.A.) 1983 Aria
94 recordlabel: Streetwise 1115
chartposition: R&B #47, US #104, UK #26, US Dance #5
writtenby: Andy Stennett, Arthur Baker, John Rocca and Peter Maas
album: Gonna Get You
Freeez Pop Goes My Love 1983 Streetwise
95 recordlabel: Capitol 5201
chartposition: RandB #1, US #101, UK #94, US Dance #38
writtenby: George Clinton , Garry Shider and David Spradley
album: Computer Games
George Clinton Atomic Dog 1983 Capitol
96 recordlabel: WEA 9814
chartposition: R&B #9, US #77, UK #63
writtenby: Al Jarreau & Michael Omartian
album: Jarreau
Al Jarreau Boogie Down 1983 WEA
97 recordlabel: EMI America 8158
chartposition: R&B #14, US dance #1, UK #1, US #1, US rock #8
writtenby: David Bowie
album: Let's Dance
David Bowie Let's Dance 1983 EMI America
98 recordlabel: Portrait 03793
chartposition: R&B #18, UK #2, US #2, US dance #6, US rock #12
writtenby: Eddy Grant
album: Killer on the Rampage
Eddy Grant Electric Avenue 1983 Portrait
99 recordlabel: Quality 7044
chartposition: RandB #25, US Dance #1
writtenby: Walter Becker, Donald Fagen and Michael Jackson
Slingshot Do it Again (Medley with Billie Jean) 1983 Quality
100 recordlabel: Beserkley 69847
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #48, US rock #5, UK #63, US #2
writtenby: Greg Kihn & Steve Wright
album: Kihnspiracy
Greg Kihn Band Jeopardy 1983 Beserkley

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