Billboard Magazine has called them Harlem Hit Parade, Race Records, Rhythm & Blues Records, R&B Sides, Soul Singles, Black Singles, and R&B Singles. I call them great songs that everyone can enjoy regardless of race or ethnic background. This series of quizzes concerns songs that reached Number One on the Billboard R&B charts.
1. This future superstar had his first Number One solo hit in September 1979, with "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough."
2. Which Philadelphia International group had a Number One hit in May 1978 with "Use Ta Be My Girl?"
3. Which Tavares hit from 1977 name-checked detectives Sherlock Holmes, Charlie Chan, Kojak, Beretta, and McCloud?
4.Which Stevie Wonder hit from 1977 name-checked Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald?
5. Which Sister Sledge hit from 1979 name-checked designers Halston, Gucci, and Fiorucci?
6. The Commodores' 1978 Number One hit, "Three Times A Lady," was written by their lead singer. Who was he?
7. Who sang about being "Reunited" in 1979?
8. Who was the lead singer on L.T.D's November 1977 hit "(Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again?"
9. This KC and the Sunshine Band song hit Number One on the R&B charts in September 1977, but only hit Number Two on the pop charts.
10. Earth, Wind & Fire had a Number One hit in September 1978 with a cover of which Beatles song?
11. This Parliament Number One hit from January 1979 included the word "psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop."
12. The Isley Brothers asked us to do this in May 1978.
13. What was Aretha Franklin's Number One song from June 1977?
14. Who were "Bustin' Loose" with a Number One hit in February 1979?
15. This Emotions hit from June 1977 shared its title with an Eagles song.
16. The Brothers Johnson had a hit in August 1977 with this song that, lyric-wise, wouldn't have been out of place on a Grateful Dead album.
17. This future superstar had his first Number One hit, "I Wanna Be Your Lover," in December 1979.
Bonus: What will happen to you if you fake the funk?
Super Bonus: Foxy, led by Ish Ledesma, had a Number One hit in August 1978 with "Get Off." In 1987, Ledesma produced the group that sang "Fascinated." What was that group's name?