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. Which Michael Jackson song - "Billie Jean" or "Beat It" - spent more weeks at Number One in 1983?
2. "Juicy Fruit" was a Number One hit for eight weeks for who?
3. This 1983 Number One hit included the unforgettable chant "Bow wow wow, yippie yo yippie yay."
4. And this 1983 Number One included the chant "Tom bo li de say di moi ya, yeah, jambo jumbo"
5. Rockwell's "Somebody's Watching Me" hit Number One in March 1984. Who is Rockwell's famous father?
6. And who sang on the chorus of that song?
7. Their Number One hits during this time period included "Joanna," "Fresh" and "Cherish."
8. Which Lionel Richie Number One featured a video that told the story of a drama teacher who falls in love with a blind student?
9. This Prince song was Number One for eight weeks in the summer of 1984, and was unusual in that it had no bass line.
10.What 1984 Number One song was originally titled "European Queen?"
11. Chaka Khan had a Number One hit with "I Feel For You" in November 1984. Who wrote the song?
12. Who had a Number One hit with "Solid" in December 1984?
13. This Boston vocal group called "Mr. Telephone Man" in February 1985.
14. They were "Hanging On A String (Contemplating) in the summer of 1985.
15. This song was Whitney Houston's first R&B Number One song.
16. She took us riding on the "Freeway of Love" in August 1985.
17. "Part-Time Lover" was a six-week Number One hit in the fall of 1985 for who?
Bonus: "Missing You" by Diana Ross, and "Nightshift" by the Commodores were back to back Number One hits in February and March 1985. What singer was the subject of both songs?