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Below is a list of the best selling Soul R&B songs from 1985, 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 1985, 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 04839
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #1, US #1, US AC #1, US Rock #27, US Country #76,
writtenby: Michael Jackson & Lionel Richie
album: We Are the World: U.S.A. for Africa
USA for Africa We Are the World 1985 Columbia
2 recordlabel: Arista 9381
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #1, US #1, US AC #1
writtenby: Gerry Goffin
album: Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston Saving All My Love for You 1985 Arista
3 recordlabel: Tamla 1808
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #3, US #1, US dance #1, US AC #1
writtenby: Stevie Wonder
album: In Square Circle
Stevie Wonder Part-Time Lover 1985 Tamla
4 recordlabel: Jive 1672
chartposition: R&B #6, UK #1, US #2, US AC #2, US dance #31,
writtenby: Wayne Anton Braithwaite, Barry Eastmond (as Barry James Eastmond), Robert John
album: The Jewel of the Nile: Music from the 20th Century Fox Motion Picture Soundtrack
Billy Ocean When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get... 1985 Jive
5 recordlabel: Arista 9434
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #5, US #1, US dance #3, US AC #1
writtenby: George Merrill, Shannon Rubicam & Narada Michael Walden
album: Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston How Will I Know 1985 Arista
6 recordlabel: Capitol 5459
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #18, US #18
writtenby: Paul Laurence
album: Rock Me Tonight
Freddie Jackson Rock Me Tonight (for Old Time's Sake) 1985 Capitol
7 recordlabel: Motown 1819
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #8, US #1, US AC #1
writtenby: Lionel Richie
album: Dancing on the Ceiling
Lionel Richie Say You, Say Me 1985 Motown
8 recordlabel: Arista 9863
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #16, US #1, US AC #1
writtenby: Burt Bacharach & Carole Bayer Sager
album: Friend
comments: Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1987
Dionne Warwick That's What Friends Are For 1985 Arista
9 recordlabel: De-Lite 880 869
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #4, US #2, US AC #1
writtenby: Robert Bell (as Robert
album: Emergency
Kool & the Gang Cherish 1985 DeLite
10 recordlabel: MCA 52536
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #13, UK #2, US #3, US AC #1
writtenby: Harold Faltermeyer
album: Beverly Hills Cop: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack
Harold Faltermeyer Axel F 1985 MCA
11 recordlabel: MCA 52666
chartposition: R&B #10, UK #5, US #1, US dance #23, US AC #16, US rock #2
writtenby: Jan Hammer
album: Miami Vice
Jan Hammer Miami Vice Theme 1985 MCA
12 recordlabel: Gordy 1770
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #4, US #3, US dance #3, US AC #1
writtenby: Diane Warren
album: Rhythm of the Night
DeBarge Rhythm of the Night 1985 Gordy
13 recordlabel: Carrere 337
chartposition: UK #1
writtenby: Phyllis Nelson
album: Move Closer
Phyllis Nelson Move Closer 1985 Carrere
14 recordlabel: Motown 1773
chartposition: US R&B #1 UK #3, US #3, US AC #2
writtenby: Walter Orange, Dennis Lambert & Franne Golde
album: Nightshift
Commodores Nightshift 1985 Motown
15 recordlabel: Capitol 364
chartposition: R&B #3, UK #3, US #2, US dance #23, US AC #3, US rock #29
writtenby: Terry Britten & Graham Lyle
album: Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Tina Turner We Don't Need Another Hero 1985 Capitol
16 recordlabel: Atlantic 89560
chartposition: R&B #8, US dance #4, UK #12, US #1, US AC #30, US rock #10
writtenby: Phil Collins
album: No Jacket Required
Phil Collins Sussudio 1985 Atlantic
17 recordlabel: Jive 9323
chartposition: R&B #5, UK #4, US #4, US AC #1
writtenby: Billy Ocean & Keith Diamond
album: Suddenly
Billy Ocean Suddenly 1985 Jive
18 recordlabel: A & M 2788
chartposition: R&B #4, UK #10, US #3, US AC #1
writtenby: David Lewis & Wayne Lewis
album: As the Band Turns
Atlantic Starr Secret Lovers 1985 A & M
19 recordlabel: Scotti Brothers 05682
chartposition: R&B #10, UK #5, US #4, US dance #3
writtenby: Dan Hartman & Charlie Midnight
album: Rocky IV: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
James Brown Living in America 1985 Scotti...
20 recordlabel: Paisley Park 28972
chartposition: R&B #3, US #2, US dance #4, UK #25, US rock #40
writtenby: Prince
album: Around the World in a Day
Prince Raspberry Beret 1985 Paisley Park
21 recordlabel: MCA 52636
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, US dance #1, UK #50
writtenby: Melvin Riley, Gordon Strozier & Gerald Valentine
album: Ready for the World
Ready for the World Oh Sheila 1985 MCA
22 recordlabel: Chrysalis 42860
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #8, UK #1, US #15
writtenby: Paul Hardcastle, William Coutourie & Jonas McCord
album: Paul Hardcastle
Paul Hardcastle 19 1985 Chrysalis
23 recordlabel: Arista 9410
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #11, US #7, US AC #10, US dance #1
writtenby: Aretha Franklin, Preston Glass & Narada Michael Walden
album: Who's Zoomin' Who?
Aretha Franklin Who's Zoomin' Who? 1985 Arista
24 recordlabel: Arista 9354
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #68, US #3, US AC #11, US dance #1
writtenby: Jeffrey Cohen & Narada Michael Walden
album: Who's Zoomin' Who?
Aretha Franklin Freeway of Love 1985 Arista
25 recordlabel: Arista 9274
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #93, US #3, US AC #4
writtenby: LaLa
album: Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston You Give Good Love 1985 Arista
26 recordlabel: Portrait 05713
chartposition: R&B #3, UK #31, US #5, US AC #1
writtenby: Sade Adu & Martin Ditcham
album: Promise
Sade The Sweetest Taboo 1985 Portrait
27 recordlabel: Columbia 05609
chartposition: R&B #8, US #2, US dance #19, UK #87
writtenby: Rick James
album: How Could It Be
Eddie Murphy Party All the Time 1985 Columbia
28 recordlabel: Gordy 1793
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #83, US #6, US AC #1
writtenby: David Foster, Jay Graydon & Randy Goodrum
album: Rhythm of the Night
DeBarge Who's Holding Donna Now? 1985 Gordy
29 recordlabel: Tamla 1817
chartposition: R&B #2, US dance #1, UK #67, US #10, US AC #1
writtenby: Stevie Wonder
album: In Square Circle
Stevie Wonder Go Home 1985 Tamla
30 recordlabel: Gordy 1741
chartposition: R&B #3, US dance #1, UK #77, US #7
writtenby: Rick James
album: Only Four You
Mary Jane Girls In My House 1985 Gordy
31 recordlabel: Constellation 52606
chartposition: R&B #11, UK #89, US #5, US AC #3
writtenby: Lynn Malsby
album: Meeting in the Ladies Room
Klymaxx I Miss You 1985 Constellation
32 recordlabel: Warner Bros. 28998
chartposition: R&B #8, UK #60, US #7, US dance #5,
writtenby: Prince
album: Around the World in a Day
Prince Pop Life 1985 Warner Bros.
33 recordlabel: RCA 40025
chartposition: UK #6
writtenby: Richard Hewson
album: Mystery
RAH Band Clouds Across the Moon 1985 RCA
34 recordlabel: Sire 8934
chartposition: R&B #19, UK #1, US dance #1
writtenby: Madonna & Stephen Bray
album: Like a Virgin [second edition]
Madonna Into the Groove 1985 Sire
35 recordlabel: RCA 49957
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #6, UK #17, US #11, US AC #32
writtenby: Sam Lorber & Dave Innis
album: Contact
Pointer Sisters Dare Me 1985 RCA
36 recordlabel: Atlantic 89547
chartposition: R&B #32, UK #1, US #75, US AC #15
writtenby: Joy Denny
album: When the Boys Meet the Girls
Sister Sledge Frankie 1985 Atlantic
37 recordlabel: Epic 6361
chartposition: US dance #7, R&B #60, UK #79, US #10
writtenby: Enrique Garcia
album: Primitive Love
Miami Sound Machine Conga 1985 Epic
38 recordlabel: Tabu 05767
chartposition: US dance #13, R&B #2, UK #6, US #26
writtenby: Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
album: Alexander O'Neal
Alexander O'Neal & Cherrelle Saturday Love 1985 Tabu
39 recordlabel: Capitol 386
chartposition: R&B #85, UK #1, US #95
writtenby: Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
album: Eaten Alive
Diana Ross Chain Reaction 1985 Capitol
40 recordlabel: Paisley Park 28890
chartposition: R&B #2, US dance #1, US #11, UK #76
writtenby: Prince & Sheila E.
album: Romance 1600
Sheila E. A Love Bizarre 1985 Paisley Park
41 recordlabel: Capitol 379
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #49, US #12, US AC #3
writtenby: Barry Eastmond
album: Rock Me Tonight
Freddie Jackson You Are My Lady 1985 Capitol
42 recordlabel: RCA Victor 104472
chartposition: R&B #66, UK #9, US #18, US dance 10,
writtenby: Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart [David Allan Stewart]
album: Be Yourself Tonight
Eurythmics & Aretha Franklin Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves 1985 RCA Victor
43 recordlabel: MCA 52638
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #20, UK #3
writtenby: Colonel Abrams & Marston Freeman
album: Colonel Abrams
Colonel Abrams Trapped 1985 MCA
44 recordlabel: CBS 6057
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #6, UK #12, US #34
writtenby: Full Force
album: Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam I Wonder If I Take You Home 1985 CBS
45 recordlabel: Tabu 05418
chartposition: R&B #17, UK #13
writtenby: Monte Moir
album: Alexander O'Neal
Alexander O'Neal If You Were Here Tonight 1985 Tabu
46 recordlabel: MCA 52517
chartposition: R&B #3, US dance #1, US #17
writtenby: Sharon Robinson (as Sharon Teresa Robinson), Jon Gilutin & Bunny Hull
album: Beverly Hills Cop: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack
mpcode: QWfZ5SZZ4xE
Patti LaBelle New Attitude 1985 MCA
47 recordlabel: Atlantic 89576
chartposition: R&B #17, UK #5, US dance #5, US #104
writtenby: Steve Arrington & India Arrington
album: Dancin' in the Key of Life
Steve Arrington Feel So Real 1985 Atlantic
48 recordlabel: Capitol 5518
chartposition: US dance #6, R&B #41, UK #55, US #15
writtenby: Holly Knight
album: Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Tina Turner One of the Living 1985 Capitol
49 recordlabel: MCA 52570
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #13, US #43, US dance #12
writtenby: Carl McIntosh, Jane Eugene & Steve Nichol
album: So Where Are You?
Loose Ends Hangin' on a String 1985 MCA
50 recordlabel: EMI 8297
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #51, US #18
weeksinr&bchart: 9
writtenby: Madonna
mpcode: IyTnB9j12M0
Jellybean featuring Catherine Buchanan Sidewalk Talk 1985 EMI
51 recordlabel: MCA 52734
chartposition: R&B #4, US dance #3, US #21
writtenby: Gregory Potts
album: Ready for the World
Ready for the World Digital Display 1985 MCA
52 recordlabel: De-Lite 884 199
chartposition: R&B #7, UK #50, US #18, US dance #41
writtenby: George Brown, Kool & the Gang & James
album: Emergency
Kool & the Gang Emergency 1985 DeLite
53 recordlabel: A & M 2768
chartposition: R&B #3, US dance #9, US #24
writtenby: Jesse Johnson & Ta Mara
album: Ta Mara & the Seen
Ta Mara & the Seen Everybody Dance 1985 A & M
54 recordlabel: Warner 29097
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #11, UK #14, US #60
writtenby: Mic Murphy & David Frank
album: I Feel for You
Chaka Khan This Is My Night 1985 Warner
55 recordlabel: Jive 9374
chartposition: R&B #10, UK #49, US #24, US AC #5
writtenby: Billy Ocean, Keith Diamond & James Woodley
album: Suddenly
Billy Ocean Mystery Lady 1985 Jive
56 recordlabel: RCA 14229
chartposition: R&B #2, US dance #9, UK #18, US #59
writtenby: Ian Foster
album: Luxury of Life
Five Star Let Me Be the One 1985 RCA
57 recordlabel: Cooltempo 116 (UK)
chartposition: R&B #4, UK #7
writtenby: Doug E. Fresh (as Douglas E. Davis) & Slick Rick (as Ricky Walters)
album: Oh, My God!
Doug E. Fresh The Show 1985 Cooltempo(UK)
58 recordlabel: Elektra 69621
chartposition: R&B #8, US dance #12, US #25
writtenby: Ky Adeyemo (as Kayode Adeyemo), Ernesto Phillips & Keith Diamond
album: Restless
Starpoint Object of My Desire 1985 Elektra
59 recordlabel: Critique 715
chartposition: US dance #3, R&B #37, UK #8, US #109
writtenby: Jochim Fluitsima & Eric van Tijn
album: Mai Tai
Mai Tai History 1985 Critique
60 recordlabel: Chrysalis 6
chartposition: R&B #60, UK #5
writtenby: Melvin Steals & Mervin Steals
album: Hopes and Dreams
David Grant & Jaki Graham Could It Be I'm Falling in Love 1985 Chrysalis
61 recordlabel: Capitol 5431
chartposition: RandB #1, UK #79, US #88, US Dance #34
writtenby: Frankie Beverly
album: Can't Stop The Love
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly Back in Stride 1985 Capitol
62 recordlabel: RCA 14108
chartposition: R&B #16, US dance #6, UK #15, US #65
writtenby: Barry Blue & Robin Smith
album: Luxury of Life
Five Star All Fall Down 1985 RCA
63 recordlabel: Mercury 884 009
chartposition: R&B #4, UK #22, US #47, US dance #7
writtenby: Rene Moore & Angela Winbush
album: Street Called Desire
Rene & Angela I'll Be Good 1985 Mercury
64 recordlabel: Capitol 5535
chartposition: R&B #8, US dance #19, UK #81, US #25, US AC #28
writtenby: Keith Diamond & Barry Eastmond
album: Rock Me Tonight
Freddie Jackson He'll Never Love You 1985 Capitol
65 recordlabel: Supreme Records 101
chartposition: R&B #20, UK #7, US dance #22
writtenby: Mike Stock, Matt Aitken & Pete Waterman
album: Princess
Princess Say I'm Your No. 1 1985 Supreme...
66 recordlabel: Manhattan 20 0889 7
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #20, UK #12
writtenby: Bruce Woolley, Simon Darlow, Stephen Lipson & Trevor Horn
album: Slave to the Rhythm
Grace Jones Slave to the Rhythm 1985 Manhattan
67 recordlabel: Atlantic 89535
chartposition: US dance #2, R&B #8, UK #21, US #68
writtenby: Steve Arrington & India Arrington
album: Dancin' in the Key of Life
Steve Arrington Dancin' in the Key of Life 1985 Atlantic
68 recordlabel: Epic 6334
chartposition: R&B #79, UK #6
writtenby: Sidney Simien
Denise LaSalle My Toot Toot 1985 Epic
69 recordlabel: Atlanta Artists 884010
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #15, US dance #26
writtenby: Larry Blackmon & Tomi Jenkins
album: Single Life
Cameo Single Life 1985 Atlanta...
70 recordlabel: Columbia 05623
chartposition: R&B #16, UK #9, US dance #34
writtenby: Howie Tee
album: Full Force
Full Force Alice, I Want You Just for Me! 1985 Columbia
71 recordlabel: Epic 04760
chartposition: R&B #4, US #29
writtenby: Luther Vandross & Marcus Miller
album: The Night I Fell in Love
Luther Vandross 'Til My Baby Comes Home 1985 Epic
72 recordlabel: 4th & B'way 414
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #10, UK #24, US #104
writtenby: Rodney Skipworth & Phil Turner
album: Skipworth & Turner
Skipworth & Turner Thinking About Your Love 1985 th & B'way
73 recordlabel: London 882 070
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #80, UK #17
writtenby: Steve Harvey, Robin Achampong & Delroy Murray
album: Total Contrast
Total Contrast Takes a Little Time 1985 London
74 recordlabel: Gordy 1804
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #7, US #46
writtenby: Chico DeBarge & El DeBarge
album: Rhythm of the Night
El DeBarge You Wear It Well 1985 Gordy
75 recordlabel: Mirage 096892
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #13, US #49
writtenby: Ann Godwin & Chris Barbosa
album: Do You Wanna Get Away
Shannon Do You Wanna Get Away 1985 Mirage
76 recordlabel: A & M 12116
chartposition: R&B #7, US dance #7, UK #98, US #38
writtenby: Raymond Jones
album: Don't Stop
Jeffrey Osborne The Borderlines 1985 A & M
77 recordlabel: Capitol 5516
chartposition: R&B #85, UK #9
writtenby: Derek Bramble
album: Heaven Knows
Jaki Graham Round and Round 1985 Capitol
78 recordlabel: Epic 6612
chartposition: R&B #1, US #51, US AC #16
writtenby: Ernie Isley, Chris Jasper & Marvin Isley
album: from Caravan of Love
Isley Jasper Isley Caravan of Love 1985 Epic
79 recordlabel: MCA 52610
chartposition: RandB #5, US #41, US Dance #18
writtenby: Dan Sembello and Allee Willis
album: Beverly Hills Cop: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack
Patti LaBelle Stir It Up 1985 MCA
80 recordlabel: Warner 7-29079
chartposition: R&B #40, US #25
writtenby: Prince
album: Purple Rain
Prince Take Me with U 1985 Warner
81 recordlabel: Arista 9352
chartposition: R&B #21, UK #46, US #34
writtenby: Ray Parker Jr
album: Sex and the Single Man
Ray Parker Jr (aka Raydio) Girls Are More Fun 1985 Arista
82 recordlabel: Mercury 880 731
chartposition: R&B #1, US dance #3, UK #66, US #101
writtenby: Rene Moore & Angela Winbush
album: Street Called Desire
Rene & Angela Save Your Love 1985 Mercury
83 recordlabel: Portrait 04671
chartposition: R&B #81, UK #17, US dance #7
weeksinr&bchart: 5
writtenby: Bernard Oattes, Rob van Schaik & Van Gibbs
Limit featuring Gwen Guthrie Say Yeah 1985 Portrait
84 recordlabel: Arista 9256
chartposition: US dance #4, R&B #17, US #41
writtenby: Jermaine Stewart, J. David Lindsay & G. Craig
album: The Word Is Out
Jermaine Stewart The Word Is Out 1985 Arista
85 recordlabel: 10 Records 57
chartposition: R&B #81, UK #11
writtenby: Fredrick Conway, Hiawatha Conway, Huston Conway & James Conway
album: Turn It Up!
Conway Brothers Turn It Up 1985 Records
86 recordlabel: Warner 29094
chartposition: R&B #33, US dance #6, US #36
writtenby: Prince & Jesse Johnson
album: Ice Cream Castle
Time The Bird 1985 Warner
87 recordlabel: RCA 14181
chartposition: RandB #10, US #77, UK #71, US dance #3
writtenby: Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb and Michael Jackson
album: Eaten Alive
Diana Ross & Michael Jackson Eaten Alive 1985 RCA
88 recordlabel: Gordy 1798
chartposition: US dance #3, R&B #10, US #42
writtenby: Kenny Hawkins & Rick James
album: Only Four You
Mary Jane Girls Wild and Crazy Love 1985 Gordy
89 recordlabel: Philly World 99608
chartposition: RandB #1, US #76, UK #80
writtenby: Ronald Broomfield and McKinley Horton
album: Serenade
Eugene Wilde Don't Say No Tonight 1985 Philly World
90 recordlabel: Gordy 1796
chartposition: RandB #5, US dance #1, US #106
writtenby: Rick James
album: Glow
Rick James Glow 1985 Gordy
91 recordlabel: Carrere 05583
chartposition: RandB #65, US #61, UK #81, US Dance #1
writtenby: Phyllis Nelson
album: I Like You
Phyllis Nelson I Like You 1985 Carrere
92 recordlabel: RCA 14082
chartposition: RandB #5, US #51
writtenby: Richard Dimples Fields, Joshua Sklair and Belinda Wilson
album: 9.9
9.9 All of Me for All of You 1985 RCA
93 recordlabel: Mercury 884 572
chartposition: US Dance #1, RandB #88, UK #97
writtenby: Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman
album: O'Chi
O'Chi Brown Whenever You Need Somebody 1985 Mercury
94 recordlabel: RCA 14201
chartposition: RandB #9, US #86, UK #37, US dance #5
writtenby: Keithen Carter and Bruce Gaitsch
album: A Long Time Coming
Evelyn King (aka Evelyn Champagne King) Your Personal Touch 1985 RCA
95 recordlabel: 4th & Broadway 20
chartposition: RandB #34, US dance #1
writtenby: Ronald Miller [Ronald Dean Miller] (as Ron Dean Miller)
album: Sing, Dance, Rap, Romance
Nuance featuring Vikki Love Loveride 1985 th & Broadway
96 recordlabel: A & M 2702
chartposition: RandB #4, US #61, US Dance #20
writtenby: Jesse Johnson
album: Jesse Johnson's Revue
Jesse Johnson's Revue Be Your Man 1985 A & M
97 recordlabel: Columbia 05571
chartposition: RandB #6, US #50, US AC #11
writtenby: Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
album: Maurice White
Maurice White Stand by Me 1985 Columbia
98 recordlabel: A & M 2763
chartposition: RandB #7, US Dance #1, UK #60
writtenby: Robert Wright (as Robert Byron Wright) and V. Benford
album: The Search Is Over
Tramaine Fall Down (Spirit of Love) 1985 A & M
99 recordlabel: Capitol 5552
chartposition: R&B #57, UK #3, US #7
writtenby: Gary Cooper
album: Let's Go All the Way
Sly Fox Let's Go All the Way 1985 Capitol
100 recordlabel: WEA 6
chartposition: R&B #54, UK #6, US #5, US dance #10, US AC #38, US rock #21
writtenby: Howard Jones
album: Dream into Action
Howard Jones Things Can Only Get Better 1985 WEA

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