Top 12 Evergreen Songs of 80s Black Singers Female

Black singers female pop stars of the 1980s was part of the golden era in music industry giving birth to many great evergreen songs. ’80s musicians also benefited from the rising popularity of cable television. MTV was a cultural sensation that came to be a kingmaker in terms of aiding develop larger than life ’80s pop celebrities. Vocalists like Michael Jackson, Royal prince, as well as Madonna, were regarded as 3 of the greatest ’80s music icons. Their famous music videos revolutionized the means for individuals to enjoy music.

Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)

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Whitney Houston’s 1987 single “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” was her greatest number 1 hit up until “I Will certainly Always Love You,” 5 years later. She is probably one of the most successful black female singers in the music industry.

The story behind the tune comes from its songwriters; George Merrill and also Shannon Rubicam of the band Boy Meets Girl. Merrill and also Rubicam initially worked with Whitney on her 1985 No 1 hit “How Will I Know.” Thanks to the success of this single, legendary music exec Clive Davis asked to write one more tune for Whitney.

Aretha Franklin – Freeway of Love

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This single hit the number 3 spot in 1985 for this great legend. Aretha influenced a generation of musicians, and also despite being a million miles from the thrusting and grinding of black singers like Rihanna, her legacy lives on in modern day sould and R&B musicians.

Sade – Smooth Operator

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Sade Adu or her real name Helen Folasade Adu is a talented composer, songwriter, record producer, as well as singer. This multi talented singer has a melodic calming voice that links with her jazzy-soulful music. The famous singer’s singing career started in 1983 and never looked back with Smooth Operator becaming a great hit in 1984 for her. The British Nigerian has offered people around the world an enjoyable, jazzy soulfulness with each of her song.

Janet Jackson – What Have You Done For Me Lately

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Critiques for “What Have You Done for Me Lately” was great for Ms Jackson, with music critics believing it eliminated the former “pop-ingénue photo” of Jackson’s initial 2 cds. This song hit the No 4 spot in 1986, re-establishing her as an “independent female” pop singer. The track has actually been included in doubter listings as one of the greatest tracks ever and received nomination for Best Rhythm & Blues Track on the 29th Annual Grammy Awards in 1987.

Queen Latifah – Ladies First

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At first glimpse, this album cover will quickly make you understand how Queen Latifah is extremely proud of her black heritage and African origins. Apart from hitting the no 5 spot in 1989, this track is a representation of the power of women everywhere; taking a really feminist approach, she wishes to let men acknowledge how women can be a force to be reckoned with. It’s safe to say she led the way along with her other female artists like MC Lyte, creating the brand-new generation of female rappers.

Irene Cara – Flashdance, What a Feeling

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This resembles a best track of the 1980s it should be a lot closer to really leading within the top 5 songs of the 80s. American pop-dance singer, songwriter as well as actress, Irene Cara was born 18 March 1959 in New York City.

Best understood for two movie theme songs she wrote and sang, “Fame” and also the Academy Award-winning “Flashdance, What A Feeling” which won her the award for Best Pop Vocal Female Singer in the 1984 Grammys.

Donna Summer – On the Radio

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Following her strong hit disco LP Bad Girls, which rocked the Billboard charts in 1979, Summer made a decision to release a double album compilation, On the Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes I & II. The title track however was a new single, co-written by Summer with long time collaborator Giorgio Moroder. This song was initially intended for the soundtrack of 1980’s teen drama Foxes, the directorial debut of Adrian Lyne starring Jodie Foster and previous Runaways singer Cherie Currie. The track came to be the top 10 spot of North American numerous charts and stands well as a top songs from the 80s.

Tina Turner – What’s Love Got to Do With It

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“What’s Love Got to Do With It” is a song produced by the American singer Tina Turner, and launched in 1984. It was extracted from her 5th solo album, Private Dancer and turned out to be one of the best selling single.

Although Turner had previously racked up in UK Top 10 and U.S. Top 30 spots some months earlier with her performance of “Let’s Stay Together”, “What’s Love Got To Do With It” delivered Turner her very first and only American No 1 hit.

Roberta Flack – Tonight I Celebrate My Love

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” Tonight, I Celebrate My Love” is a tune composed by Gerry Goffinand Michael Masser as a duet song with the great Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack. This powerful love ballad was released in 1983. It ended up being a success for both vocalists, landing at the number 16 spot on the Billboard Top 100. It also got the number 5 spot on the Hot Black Singles chart, and also number 4 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Anita Baker – Caught Up in the Rapture

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While most of the great songs of 80s were upbeat and fast Queen Anita Baker took it down a few notches with this 1986 song. ‘Caught Up in the Rapture’ took that moment when you really feel “caught up”. It’s no little task to make a unique love song that will stand out, particularly when the ’80s attempted to define romance by an entire brand-new perspective. Keeping the R&B pure, Baker landed herself an evergreen single that will melt your heart.

Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam – I Wonder If I Take You Home

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Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam have actually been attributed as one of the leaders of freestyle music. Nevertheless, they were equally as much R&B as other dance-driven, emotional act to come out from the ’80s. ‘I Wonder If I Take You Home’ posed the million dollar question on any female’s mind: if she takes a guy home and also does the action will certainly he still wish to be with her in the early morning. The hook has been interpolated by lots of, including the late Aaliyah on Junior M.A.F.I.A.’s ‘I Need You Tonight’ and Fergie on the hook to Black Eyed Peas’ ‘Don’t Phunk With My Heart.’

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