Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Top Billboard R&B Artists of 1976 - 1985 [Part 1 of 3]

Once I finished putting together similar lists for The Top Billboard Top 40 Artists of 1976 - 1985 and The Top Billboard Adult Contemporary Artists of 1976 - 1985, I grabbed another charts book off the shelf (pictured above) and got to work on an R&B list.

The following acts had at least fourteen R&B Top 40 singles during the years 1976-85.  Which one had the most R&B Top 40 hits during that time?

Ashford & Simpson The Bar-Kays
George Benson Peabo Bryson
Cameo Natalie Cole
The Commodores Con Funk Shun
Earth, Wind & Fire Aretha Franklin
The Gap Band The Isley Brothers
Rick James Evelyn "Champagne" King
Gladys Knight Kool & The Gang
The Manhattans Maze feat. Frankie Beverly
Melba Moore The O'Jays
Ray Parker, Jr/Raydio Parliament/Funkadelic
Teddy Pendergrass Pointer Sisters
Prince Smokey Robinson
Diana Ross Rufus
Shalamar The Spinners
Donna Summer Luther Vandross
The Whispers Deniece Williams
Stevie Wonder

1 comment :

  1. I do love me some R&B but this is one chart I know very little about. Looking forward to the next two posts.