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Below is a list of the best selling Soul R&B songs from 1984, 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 1984, 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 1745
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #1, US #1, US AC #1
writtenby: Stevie Wonder
album: The Woman in Red: Selections from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
mpcode: QwOU3bnuU0k
Stevie Wonder I Just Called to Say I Love You 1984 Motown
2 recordlabel: Motown 1722
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #1, US #1, US AC #1
writtenby: Lionel Richie
album: Can't Slow Down
Lionel Richie Hello 1984 Motown
3 recordlabel: Columbia 4405170
chartposition: R&B #8, UK #1, US #1, US AC #1
writtenby: George Michael & Andrew Ridgeley
album: Make It Big
George Michael Careless Whisper 1984 Columbia
4 recordlabel: Columbia 04417
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #1, UK #2, US #1, US AC #3
writtenby: Tom Snow & Dean Pitchford
album: Footloose: Original Soundtrack of the Paramount Motion Picture
Deniece Williams Let's Hear It for the Boy 1984 Columbia
5 recordlabel: Arista 9212
chartposition: US dance #6, R&B #1, US rock #38, UK #2, US #1, US AC #9
writtenby: Ray Parker Jr
album: Ghostbusters: Original Soundtrack Album
Ray Parker Jr (aka Raydio) Ghostbusters 1984 Arista
6 recordlabel: Warner 29286
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #1, US rock #31, UK #4, US #1
writtenby: Prince
album: Purple Rain
Prince When Doves Cry 1984 Warner
7 recordlabel: Columbia 04679
chartposition: US dance #7, R&B #3, US rock #5, UK #1, US #2, US AC #15
writtenby: Philip Bailey, Phil Collins & Nathan East
album: Chinese Wall
Philip Bailey Easy Lover 1984 Columbia
8 recordlabel: Capitol 5354
chartposition: US dance #21, R&B #2, US rock #51, UK #3, US #1, US AC #8
writtenby: Britten & Graham Lyle
album: Private Dancer
mpcode: Pu8KFlfzk3Y
Tina Turner What's Love Got to Do with It 1984 Capitol
9 recordlabel: Atlantic 9718 (UK)
chartposition: UK #4
writtenby: Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers
comments: [Special 1984 Nile Rodgers Remix]
Sister Sledge Lost in Music (remix) 1984 Atlantic(UK)
10 recordlabel: Columbia 3804840
chartposition: US dance #7, R&B #12, UK #2, US #1, US AC #4
writtenby: George Michael
album: Make It Big
Wham! Everything She Wants 1984 Columbia
11 recordlabel: Sire 29210
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #9, UK #3, US #1, US AC #29
writtenby: Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly
album: Like a Virgin
Madonna Like a Virgin 1984 Sire
12 recordlabel: Jive 9199
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #1, UK #6, US #1, US AC #7
writtenby: Billy Ocean & Keith Diamond
album: Suddenly
Billy Ocean Caribbean Queen 1984 Jive
13 recordlabel: Warner 29195
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #1, UK #1, US #3
writtenby: Prince
album: I Feel for You
Chaka Khan I Feel for You 1984 Warner
14 recordlabel: Motown 1702
chartposition: US dance #3, R&B #1, US rock #31, UK #6, US #2
writtenby: Rockwell (as Kennedy Gordy) & Curtis Anthony Nolen
album: Somebody's Watching Me
Rockwell Somebody's Watching Me 1984 Motown
15 chartposition: UK #5
writtenby: Phil Fearon
album: Phil Fearon and Galaxy
Phil Fearon & Galaxy What Do I Do? 1984
16 recordlabel: RCA 13916
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #24, US rock #18, UK #48, US #1, US AC #8
writtenby: Daryl Hall & John Oates
album: Big Bam Boom
Hall & Oates Out of Touch 1984 RCA
17 recordlabel: Planet 13730
chartposition: US dance #2, R&B #2, UK #2, US #5, US AC #36
writtenby: Mark Goldenberg & Brock Walsh
album: Break Out
Pointer Sisters Automatic 1984 Planet
18 recordlabel: Warner 29216
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #1, US rock #19, US #1
writtenby: Prince
album: Purple Rain
Prince Let's Go Crazy 1984 Warner
19 recordlabel: Planet 13780
chartposition: US dance #8, R&B #3, UK #6, US #3, US AC #11
writtenby: Steve Mitchell, Marti Sharron & Gary Skardina
album: Break Out
Pointer Sisters Jump (For My Love) 1984 Planet
20 recordlabel: Warner 29174
chartposition: R&B #4, US rock #18, UK #8, US #2
writtenby: Prince
album: Purple Rain
Prince Purple Rain 1984 Warner
21 recordlabel: Arista 9280
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #20, UK #15, US #2
writtenby: Keith Diamond, Robert John
album: Suddenly
Billy Ocean Loverboy 1984 Arista
22 recordlabel: Motown 1746
chartposition: R&B #8, US #3, UK #12, US AC #1
writtenby: Lionel Richie
album: Can't Slow Down
Lionel Richie Stuck on You 1984 Motown
23 recordlabel: Polydor 821708
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #3, UK #5, US #9
writtenby: Ollie E. Brown & Jerry Knight
album: Breakin': Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Ollie & Jerry Breakin'...There's No Stopping Us 1984 Polydor
24 recordlabel: Portrait 04807
chartposition: R&B #5, US #5, UK #19, US dance #11, US AC #1
writtenby: Sade Adu & Ray St. John
album: Diamond Life
Sade Smooth Operator 1984 Portrait
25 recordlabel: De-Lite 8806237
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #1, UK #11, US #9, US AC #5
writtenby: Kool & the Gang & James
album: Emergency
Kool & the Gang Fresh 1984 DeLite
26 recordlabel: MCA 52455
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #19, US #4
writtenby: Vincent Brantley & Rick Timas
album: New Edition
New Edition Cool It Now 1984 MCA
27 recordlabel: Epic 34-04503
chartposition: US dance #3, R&B #4, US rock #42, UK #14, US #3
writtenby: Michael Jackson, Randy Hansen & Mick Jagger
album: Victory
Jacksons State of Shock 1984 Epic
28 recordlabel: RCA 13970
chartposition: US dance #15, R&B #21, US rock #42, UK #21, US #5, US AC #18
writtenby: Daryl Hall & Janna Allen
album: Big Bam Boom
Hall & Oates Method of Modern Love 1984 RCA
29 recordlabel: Capitol 5397
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #3, US #12, US AC #34, US dance #15
writtenby: Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
album: Solid
Ashford & Simpson Solid 1984 Capitol
30 recordlabel: Epic 04619
chartposition: US dance #6, R&B #9, UK #76, US #4
writtenby: Teena Marie
album: Starchild
Teena Marie Lovergirl 1984 Epic
31 recordlabel: Motown 1762
chartposition: R&B #8, UK #18, US #8, US AC #1
writtenby: Brenda Harvey Richie & Lionel Richie
album: Can't Slow Down
Lionel Richie Penny Lover 1984 Motown
32 recordlabel: De-lite 830
chartposition: R&B #7, UK #2, US #13
writtenby: James
album: In the Heart
Kool & the Gang Tonight 1984 Delite
33 recordlabel: Planet 13951
chartposition: US dance #4, R&B #13, UK #31, US #6, US AC #23
writtenby: Allee Willis & Dan Sembello (as Danny Sembello)
album: Break Out
Pointer Sisters Neutron Dance 1984 Planet
34 recordlabel: Polygram 880431
chartposition: R&B #3, US #10, UK #28, US dance #9
writtenby: Robert Bell (as Robert
album: Emergency
Kool & the Gang Misled 1984 Polygram
35 recordlabel: RCA 13966
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #76, US #10, US AC #4
writtenby: Lionel Richie
album: Swept Away
Diana Ross Missing You 1984 RCA
36 recordlabel: Arista 9279
chartposition: R&B #14, UK #6, US #13, US AC #1
writtenby: Larry Di Tomaso & Ralph Dino
album: Jermaine Jackson [1984 album]
Jermaine Jackson Do What You Do 1984 Arista
37 recordlabel: Capitol 5387
chartposition: R&B #6, US #5, UK #45, US dance #16, US rock #32
writtenby: Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman & Holly Knight
album: Private Dancer
Tina Turner Better Be Good to Me 1984 Capitol
38 recordlabel: Warner 7-29285
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #9, UK #96, US #7
writtenby: Prince
album: The Glamorous Life
Sheila E. The Glamorous Life 1984 Warner
39 recordlabel: EMI America 8253
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #3, UK #95, US #9
writtenby: Prince (as Alexander Nevermind)
album: A Private Heaven
Sheena Easton Sugar Walls 1984 EMI America
40 recordlabel: Elektra 69728
chartposition: R&B #6, US #10, US AC #1
writtenby: Cynthia Weil, Michael Masser & Tom Snow
album: Straight from the Heart
Peabo Bryson If Ever You're in My Arms Again 1984 Elektra
41 recordlabel: Virgin/Epic 04388
chartposition: R&B #8, US #5, US dance #10, US AC #12
writtenby: Boy George, Mikey Craig, Roy Hay & Jon Moss
album: Colour By Numbers
Culture Club Miss Me Blind 1984 Virgin/Epic
42 recordlabel: MCA 52378 A
chartposition: US dance #8, R&B #60, UK #78, US #6, US AC #7
writtenby: Dan Hartman
album: I Can Dream About You
Dan Hartman I Can Dream About You 1984 MCAA
43 recordlabel: Capitol 5433
chartposition: R&B #3, UK #26, US #7, US AC #30
writtenby: Mark Knopfler
album: Private Dancer
Tina Turner Private Dancer 1984 Capitol
44 recordlabel: Epic 4905023
chartposition: UK #6, US Dance #17
album: Eyes of Innocence
Miami Sound Machine Dr. Beat 1984 Epic
45 recordlabel: Warner 29121
chartposition: R&B #11, US #8, UK #58, US dance #50
writtenby: Prince
album: Purple Rain
Prince I Would Die 4 U 1984 Warner
46 recordlabel: Columbia 05577
chartposition: US dance #8, R&B #60, UK #9, US #13
writtenby: Earl Randle
album: The Secret of Association
Paul Young I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down 1984 Columbia
47 recordlabel: MCA 52484
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #19, US #12
writtenby: Ray Parker Jr.
album: New Edition
New Edition Mr. Telephone Man 1984 MCA
48 recordlabel: De-Lite 17 (UK)
chartposition: UK #7
writtenby: Robert Bell, James
album: In the Heart
Kool & the Gang (When You Say You Love Somebody) In the... 1984 DeLite(UK)
49 recordlabel: Geffen 29328
chartposition: US dance #13, R&B #23, UK #88, US #8
writtenby: Irene Cara, Giorgio Moroder & Bunny Hull
album: What a Feelin'
Irene Cara Breakdance 1984 Geffen
50 recordlabel: Polydor 8810641
chartposition: UK #9, US #27
writtenby: Bill Sharpe (as William Sharpe) and Roger Odell
album: Down on the Street
Shakatak Down on the Street 1984 Polydor
51 recordlabel: Motown 1769
chartposition: R&B #4, UK #44, US #17, US dance #6, US AC #10
writtenby: Stevie Wonder
album: The Woman in Red: Selections from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Stevie Wonder Love Light in Flight 1984 Motown
52 recordlabel: Sire 29319
chartposition: US dance #6, R&B #78, UK #3, US #105
writtenby: Jacques Moralli, Frederick Zarr, Henri Belolo & Keith Rodgers
Break Machine Street Dance 1984 Sire
53 recordlabel: Epic 34-04575
chartposition: US dance #9, R&B #12, UK #26, US #17
writtenby: Jackie Jackson & Kathy Wakefield
album: Victory
Jacksons Torture 1984 Epic
54 recordlabel: RCA 13864
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #3, US #19
writtenby: Daryl Hall & Sara Allen
album: Endless Love
Diana Ross Swept Away 1984 RCA
55 recordlabel: Solar 69684
chartposition: R&B #1, US #18, UK #66, US dance #15
writtenby: Bo Watson, Reggie Calloway, Belinda Lipscomb & Boaz Watson
album: Planetary Invasion
Midnight Star Operator 1984 Solar
56 recordlabel: Portrait 05408
chartposition: R&B #35, UK #6, US #54, US AC #8
writtenby: Sade Adu & Stuart Matthewman
album: Diamond Life
Sade Your Love Is King 1984 Portrait
57 recordlabel: Motown 1739
chartposition: R&B #37, UK #7, US #38, US AC #20
writtenby: Keni St. Lewis
album: Farewell My Summer Love
Michael Jackson Farewell My Summer Love 1984 Motown
58 recordlabel: Arista 9293
chartposition: R&B #12, US #14, US AC #6
writtenby: Ray Parker Jr
album: Chartbusters
Ray Parker Jr (aka Raydio) Jamie 1984 Arista
59 recordlabel: Columbia 04372
chartposition: US dance #9, R&B #18, UK #41, US #17
writtenby: Dean Pitchford & Bill Wolfer
album: Heartbreak
Shalamar Dancing in the Sheets 1984 Columbia
60 recordlabel: Columbia 04507
chartposition: R&B #38, UK #43, US #19, US AC #2
writtenby: Cynthia Weil, Tony Renis & Julio Iglesias
Julio Iglesias & Diana Ross All of You 1984 Columbia
61 recordlabel: Gordy 1765
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #12, US #48, US dance #13
writtenby: Ali-Ollie Woodson & Otis Williams
album: Truly for You
Temptations Treat Her Like a Lady 1984 Gordy
62 recordlabel: Arista 9190
chartposition: R&B #8, US #15, US dance #20
writtenby: Andy Goldmark & Bruce Roberts
album: Jermaine Jackson [1984 album]
Jermaine Jackson Dynamite! 1984 Arista
63 recordlabel: Warner 29181
chartposition: R&B #6, US #20, US dance #9
writtenby: Prince & Jesse Johnson
album: Ice Cream Castle
Time Jungle Love 1984 Warner
64 recordlabel: Sire 29346
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #5, US #26
writtenby: Tim Stahl & John Guldberg
album: Keep Smiling
Laid Back White Horse 1984 Sire
65 recordlabel: Mirage 7969410
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #6, UK #24, US #46
writtenby: Chris Barbosa & Ed Chisolm
album: Let the Music Play
Shannon Give Me Tonight 1984 Mirage
66 recordlabel: Vinyl Dreams 71
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #13, US #75, US dance #13
writtenby: Jocelyn Brown & Annette Brown
album: Somebody Else's Guy
Jocelyn Brown Somebody Else's Guy 1984 Vinyl Dreams
67 recordlabel: Motown 1760
chartposition: US dance #3, R&B #9, UK #12, US #84
writtenby: Bobby Harris & Keith Harrison
album: Jukebox
mpcode: 8zTdKHIQkvc
Dazz Band Let It All Blow 1984 Motown
68 recordlabel: TSR 106
chartposition: UK #5, US Dance #1, US #85
writtenby: Ian Levine and Fiachra Trench
album: High Energy
Evelyn Thomas High Energy 1984 TSR
69 recordlabel: Island 99754
chartposition: US dance #4, R&B #23, UK #8, US #102
writtenby: Anne Dudley, Trevor Horn, J. J. Jeczalik, Paul Morley & Trevor Horn
album: Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise?
Art of Noise Close (To the Edit) 1984 Island
70 recordlabel: Columbia 04547
chartposition: R&B #4, US #24, US dance #29
writtenby: Michael Jackson
album: Centipede
Rebbie Jackson Centipede 1984 Columbia
71 recordlabel: Geffen 29291
chartposition: R&B #20, UK #99, US #21, US AC #17
writtenby: Benjamin Nelson, Lover Patterson & George Treadwell
album: Cats without Claws
Donna Summer There Goes My Baby 1984 Geffen
72 recordlabel: Columbia 04493
chartposition: US dance #12, R&B #68, US rock #39, UK #52, US #26
writtenby: Eddy Grant
album: Going for Broke
Eddy Grant Romancing the Stone 1984 Columbia
73 recordlabel: Philly World 99710
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #18, US #83
writtenby: McKinley Horton & Ronald Broomfield
album: Eugene Wilde
Eugene Wilde Gotta Get You Home Tonight 1984 Philly World
74 recordlabel: Casablanca 880180-7
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #8, UK #29, US #65
writtenby: David Wolinski (as David
album: I've Got the Cure
Stephanie Mills The Medicine Song 1984 Casablanca
75 recordlabel: Asylum 69720
chartposition: R&B #5, UK #45, US #46, US AC #6
weeksinr&bchart: 16
writtenby: Linda Creed & Michael Masser
album: Love Language
Teddy Pendergrass with Whitney Houston Hold Me 1984 Asylum
76 recordlabel: Atlanta Artists 818384
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #37, US #47, US dance #25
writtenby: Larry Blackmon, Tomi Jenkins, Nathan Leftenant & Charlie Singleton
album: She's Strange
Cameo She's Strange 1984 Atlanta...
77 recordlabel: Total Experience 2400
chartposition: R&B #1, US dance #11, US #48, UK #60
writtenby: Jonah Ellis
album: Be a Winner
Yarbrough & People's Don't Waste Your Time 1984 Total...
78 recordlabel: Warner 29120
chartposition: R&B #15, UK #29, US #48, US AC #15
writtenby: Randy Goodrum & Steve Kipner
album: 20/20
George Benson 20/20 1984 Warner
79 recordlabel: Sugar Hill 32033
chartposition: R&B #48, UK #8
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five Step Off 1984 Sugar Hill
80 recordlabel: RFC/Atlantic 89684
chartposition: R&B #7, UK #17, US dance #17
writtenby: Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
album: Change of Heart
Change Change of Heart 1984 RFC/Atlantic
81 recordlabel: Tabu 4905031
chartposition: R&B #6, UK #32, US #64, US dance #26
writtenby: Terry Lewis & Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III)
album: Just the Way You Like it
S.O.S. Band Just the Way You Like It 1984 Tabu
82 recordlabel: A&M 2656
chartposition: R&B #2, US #40, US AC #37
writtenby: Jeff Barry, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
album: Lookin' for Trouble
Joyce Kennedy & Jeffrey Osborne The Last Time I Made Love 1984 A&M
83 recordlabel: Columbia 04256
chartposition: R&B #1, US dance #6, US #69
writtenby: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
album: Preppie
Cheryl Lynn Encore 1984 Columbia
84 recordlabel: Gordy 1730
chartposition: R&B #6, US #36, US dance #60
writtenby: Rick James
album: Reflections
Rick James 17 1984 Gordy
85 recordlabel: Motown 1731
chartposition: R&B #9, US #35, UK #79
writtenby: Rockwell (as Kennedy Gordy)
album: Somebody's Watching Me
Rockwell Obscene Phone Caller 1984 Motown
86 recordlabel: P.I.R. 04248
chartposition: R&B #1, US #46
writtenby: Cynthia Biggs, Dexter Wansel & Kenny Gamble
album: I'm in Love Again
Patti LaBelle If Only You Knew 1984 P.I.R.
87 recordlabel: Elektra 69742
chartposition: R&B #3, US dance #10, UK #51, US #78
writtenby: Patrice Rushen
album: Now
Patrice Rushen Feels So Real (Won't Let Go) 1984 Elektra
88 chartposition: UK #9
writtenby: Jacques Morali, Frederick Zarr, Henri Belolo and Keith Rodgers
Break Machine Break Dance Party 1984
89 recordlabel: Profile 5059
chartposition: US dance #2, R&B #5, UK #41
writtenby: Paul Hardcastle
album: Paul Hardcastle
Paul Hardcastle Rain Forest 1984 Profile
90 recordlabel: Emergency 6548
chartposition: R&B #46, UK #12
writtenby: Mike Francis
album: Try Love
Amii Stewart Friends 1984 Emergency
91 recordlabel: A&M 2687
chartposition: R&B #6, UK #61, US #44
writtenby: an Sembello & David Batteau
album: Don't Stop
Jeffrey Osborne Don't Stop 1984 A&M
92 recordlabel: MCA 52425
chartposition: RandB #5, US #105, UK #58, US Dance #5
writtenby: Kevin McCord and Al Hudson
album: I Appreciate
Alicia Myers You Get the Best from Me (Say, Say, Say) 1984 MCA
93 chartposition: UK #10
writtenby: Phil Fearon
album: Phil Fearon and Galaxy
Phil Fearon & Galaxy Everybody's Laughing 1984
94 recordlabel: Sunnyview ‎411
chartposition: R&B #9, US dance #16, UK #89, US #56
writtenby: Ben Cenac (as Maurice Benjamin Cenac)
album: Jam on Revenge
Newcleus Jam on It 1984 Sunnyview ‎
95 recordlabel: Elektra 9602931
chartposition: UK #14
writtenby: Cecil Womack and Linda Womack
album: Love Wars
Womack & Womack Love Wars 1984 Elektra
96 recordlabel: Capitol 5329
chartposition: RandB #1, US #101, US dance #37
writtenby: O'Bryan (as O'Bryan Burnette II) and Don Cornelius
album: Be My Lover
O'Bryan Lovelite 1984 Capitol
97 recordlabel: Epic 04504
chartposition: RandB #2, US #83
writtenby: James Mtume
album: You, Me and He
Mtume You, Me and He 1984 Epic
98 recordlabel: Epic 04969
chartposition: RandB #5, US #87
writtenby: Bonnie Bramlett and Leon Russell [Until… co-written by Stevie Wonder]
album: Busy Body
Luther Vandross Superstar -- Until You Come Back to Me... 1984 Epic
99 recordlabel: Solar 066981
chartposition: RandB #3, US #77
writtenby: Stanley Burke, Melvin Gentry, Carl Greene, L.A. Reid (as Antonio Reid) and Bo Watson
album: Street Beat
Deele Body Talk 1984 Solar
100 recordlabel: MCA 52471
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #58, US #25
writtenby: Dan Hartman & Charlie Midnight
album: I Can Dream About You
Dan Hartman We Are the Young 1984 MCA

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