Becky's Island Music Trivia Quiz #373 - 4/16/08

R&B Number Ones, 1986-89

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 is the last in a series of quizzes that concerns songs that reached Number One on the Billboard R&B charts.

1. Who teamed up with Dionne Warwick to record the AIDS benefit single "That's What Friends Are For" in 1986?
2. This song was Janet Jackson's first R&B Number One hit in March 1986.
3. El DeBarge's July 1986 Number One hit "Who's Johnny" was from the soundtrack of what movie?
4. She let us know "Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent" in September 1986.
5. He asked "Have You Ever Loved Somebody" in February 1987.
6. This former Shalamar singer had her first solo Number One with "Looking For A New Love" in March 1987.
7. His Number One hits during this time period were "Skeletons" and "You Will Know."
8. This rapper's first Number One hit was "I Need Love."
9.Who did Luther Vandross duet with on "There's Nothing Better Than Love" in 1987?
10. What kind of car did Pebbles sing about in 1988?
11. Which Number One hit for Michael Jackson was from the soundtrack of his Captain Eo Disney park attraction?
12. Her first Number One R&B song was "Giving You The Best That I Got" in November 1988.
13. She said "Thanks For My Child" in November 1988.
14. Which former Miss America had her first R&B Number One with "Dreamin'" in 1989?
15. Prince's sixth Number One hit, from the summer of 1989, included samples of dialogue from the movie Batman.
16. This was Janet Jackson's first Number One hit from her 1989 Rhythm Nation 1814 album.
17. "All Of My Love" was the last R&B Number One hit of the 80s - what band recorded it?

Bonus: Herb Alpert had a surprise Number One hit with "Diamonds" in June 1987, but he only played trumpet on the record. Who sang?

Good Luck!!!

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