1980: The Top 100 Soul/Funk/Disco Singles. Author: goldwax317. I put this list together based on data from the Billboard R&B singles chart. To determine the rankings, I came up with a point system based on a song’s peak position and weeks on the chart.
The 1980s was a great decade for soul music. The emergence of now legendary solo singers like Luther and Anita, and the decade dominance by Michael and Whitney, among others, created years of fantastic new music in adult soul, funk and dance — music that still resonates today.
Browse the top 80s soul artists to find new music. Scrobble songs to get recommendations on tracks you’ll love. Midnight Star was a synth-funk group that had a string of R&B hits in the ’80s. Aurra was a 1980s soul group, who at the time of their biggest success was comprising of Curt Jones and Starleana Young. The band started off…
Browse the top 80s funk artists to find new music. Scrobble songs to get recommendations on tracks you’ll love. Playing via Spotify Playing via YouTube. Aurra was a 1980s soul group, who at the time of their biggest success was comprising of Curt Jones and Starleana Young. The band started off…
Funk music is sometimes overlooked and usually lumped with disco music. However, funk music has its own style and culture and was here before disco’s birth, born in the mid-’60s by James Brown. Funk music is usually heavily syncopated with polyrhythmic rhythms, horn and percussive sections, and features the guitar.
Funk music evolved from blues and soul, and is distinguished by its syncopated rhythms and melodic groove that brought the bass player to the forefront. Zapp released the classic “More Bounce to the Ounce” in 1980, and “Computer Love” in 1986 featuring Charlie Wilson.
Funk is a music genre that originated in African-American communities in the mid-1960s when African-American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).