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Greatest Rhythm and Blues hits of the 80s

From Aretha Franklin and Luther Vandross to Whitney Houston and Freddie Jackson. This quiz is for anyone who likes a bit of 80s Soul music. 25 Questions.

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Which star had a top-ten hit in 1986 with "Midas Touch"?

  • Atlantic Starr
  • Midnight Star
  • Five Star


"Hangin' On A String (Contemplating)" topped the US R&B charts in 1985. Who sang it?

  • Jaki Graham
  • Shalamar
  • Loose Ends


Alexander O'Neal had several R&B hits in the mid to late 80s. On how many did he duet with female singer Cherrelle?

  • 7
  • 3
  • 2


"Shake You Down" was the biggest hit for R&B crooner Gregory Abbott. What year did it chart?

  • 1988
  • 1986
  • 1982


In 1983, Michael McDonald scored a number five R&B hit with "Yah Mo B There". With who did he sing it?

  • Jeffrey Daniel
  • James Ingram
  • Peabo Bryson


Stevie Wonder had great success in 1985 with the number one single "Part Time Lover". How many weeks was it at number one in the R&B charts?

  • 12
  • 2
  • 6


Which member of the Jackson family released the album "Control"?

  • Michael Jackson
  • Janet Jackson
  • Jermaine Jackson


Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis were very successful R&B producers during the 1980s. They worked with many artists but who didn't they collaborate with?

  • Cheryl Lynn
  • New Edition
  • Rene & Angela


Michael Jackson released many singles from his 1987 album "Bad". Which of the following was an album track only?

  • Just Good Friends
  • Bad
  • Leave Me Alone


Billy Ocean had a smash hit in 1986 with "When The Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going". On which of his albums did this song appear?

  • Suddenly
  • Tear Down These Walls
  • Love Zone


Which of the following songs was a hit for Anita Baker?

  • Back and Forth
  • Sweet Love
  • Hands To Heaven


Which of these artists did not have a top ten R&B single in the 1980s?

  • Cameo
  • The System
  • Ace of Base


Which Five Star song reached the highest in the R&B charts?

  • Can't Wait Another Minute
  • Rain or Shine
  • Let Me Be The One


British singer Lisa Stansfield had success in the R&B charts when she released her first album "Affection". What year did she rise to fame?

  • 1981
  • 1987
  • 1989


Which of the following songs contains the lyrics "If I had a choice, I’d always choose love, up or down, good or bad, I don’t mind, just as long as it’s real"?

  • The Finest by The S.O.S. band
  • Freeway of Love by Aretha Franklin
  • And The Beat Goes On by The Whispers


On which of Whitney Houston's albums did "How Will I Know" appear?

  • Whitney
  • I'm Your Baby Tonight
  • Whitney Houston


What did Patrice Rushen send in 1982, to help her to remember?

  • Tulips
  • Forget Me Nots
  • After Eights


Complete these Marvin Gaye lyrics "when I get that feeling, I want..."

  • hot chocolate
  • to party
  • sexual healing


Who had a "Change of Heart" in 1984?

  • The Fatback band
  • Change
  • After 7


What year did D-Train first chart with "You're The One For Me"?

  • 1982
  • 1984
  • 1986


What sort of life were Cameo living in 1985?

  • Hard Life
  • Double Life
  • Single Life


Who sang "ooh, you make my love come down" in 1982?

  • Aretha Franklin
  • Eugene Wilde
  • Evelyn "Champagne" King


What were Rene & Angela's surnames?

  • Cox & Drummie
  • Womack & Womack
  • Moore & Winbush


Which 1983 song contains these lyrics "You know very well what you are. You're my sugar thing, my chocolate star"?

  • Contagious
  • Juicy Fruit
  • Superwoman


And finally, who had the most number one R&B singles in the 1980s?

  • Diana Ross
  • Prince
  • Michael Jackson